Category Archives: Robbers (2008)

Jang Hyuk’s Boxing Philosophy


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In “Bad Papa” (currently airing) Jang Hyuk plays Yoo Ji Chul, a former Championship Boxer with a wife and 17 year-old daughter. He’d suffered a number of setbacks in his life and became a Detective, but his heart wasn’t in the job. His life-long passion’s boxing and supporting his estranged family is his number one priority.

Ji Chul finds an opportunity to make money, but resorts to taking stolen pills that are in a testing phase. While deadly to others, the blue pills enhance Ji Chul’s natural abilities to super-heroic proportions within a three-minute window. He not only becomes a hero after saving a family in a bus wreck, he returns full-force to Boxing and wins back his titles, respect, and family.

There’s plenty of dark moral issues to deal with. By taking the pills, Ji Chul’s cheating in the ring big time and lying to his family and friends. He’s covering up murder, and the pills may slowly be killing him.

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One of the blue pill’s not-so-pretty side effects!

Ji Chul’s getting red flags and warnings from all sides to stop, especially from his own twisted conscience, but the lure’s too great…

And that’s where we’ve left off biting our nails for the upcoming episodes!

Most fans know that Jang Hyuk has practiced and excelled in Jeet Kune Do , a form of Martial Arts created by the legendary Bruce Lee. But Jang Hyuk’s also been a semi-professional boxer for just as long. Meaning, while he doesn’t have a career in boxing, it’s more than just a hobby.

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(Check out those skills in a gif from Robbers.)

Jang Hyuk’s dream was to play a Boxer, and his wish was granted fully with Bad Papa. But past roles featured boxing as well. In Robbers (2008) Jang Hyuk played Oh Joon, a former boxer turned con-man. The focus isn’t on his old boxing career, however, it’s falling in love and redemption.

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He was a boxer in the drama short Old Goodbye with Jang Nara. And lets not forget in the recent Wok of Love he played his character Chil-Sung’s doomed father, appearing on a retro-Boxing poster and in a quick flashback in the boxing ring.

In an interview for The Korea Times after Money Flower ended, Jang Hyuk likened boxing to being on a drama or movie set. He’s carried over boxing principles to help guide him while filming.

“A set is like two actors hiding what they have and facing each other in the ring. Under immense tension, they exchange punches and counter punches. If there is no tension while shooting a drama, how can we expect it to draw viewers?”

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Ji Chul snaps back to reality after causing his opponent a grave injury.

We all know how Jang Hyuk amps up the tension in any scene. With just a twist of his mouth or a flicker in his eye he deftly reveals the deeper emotions within his characters. No one can ever accuse him of playing cardboard cut-out roles.

One of the biggest lessons he’s learned from boxing is fierce endurance. Even when conditions on the set are troublesome, or he’s exhausted and wants to give up and go home, he continues to fight his way to the end of the film shoot. Jang Hyuk’s passionate about doing his best at all times, and it shows in all his performances.

Read the full interview by Park Jin-Hai at The Korea Times:

“Every film set is my Boxing Ring”

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Kdrama Robber (2008) Review – Don’t underestimate this drama


Amazing review of this underrated gem of a drama 😊👏❤️

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Look at this man. I mean, really look at him.

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Now, imagine this; So you meet this man. He looks at you gently and smiles. What do you do? There he is, talking to you softly, making you feel special. He’s attractive, charming with a good job. He’s interested in you. He thinks you are beautiful. You go on several dates with this man. He tells you that you remind him of his older sister who passed away some time ago. He wants to protect you the way he was unable to protect his sister.

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You can’t help but gaze into his eyes and admire his beautifully chiseled face. You are both getting closer. You trust him. Why wouldn’t you trust him? He’s honest, caring and very respectful. He kisses you softly and your heart melts…. Meeeeelting…!

Now guess what? He’s a jerk! Wait, no. Jerk is too gentle. He’s a womanizer…

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Robber(2008) – Kwon Oh Joon’s variety of jobs


Please don’t miss these priceless gifs by Ahjussi Fan 😋❤️👍

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Holla! Do you know Kwon Oh Joon?

A swindler, conman, I hate him very much, but not after he fall in love with Jin Dal Rae. Determined to leave all the bad past behind, he took a variety of jobs to support his living.

1. Babysitter

2. Maid

3. Street Entertainer

4. Teaching Martial art

But what the others didn’t know, was his secret job.

5. Saving the world

:p Okay, Robber’s fan, don’t get angry with me. I do this for fun only. /o/ \o\

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Robbers – Once I get in, I don’t want to get out – Spazz Recap


I’m going crazyyyyy (pulling my hairs, kdrama style). Remember I had started rewatching Robbers, doing captures and gifs? but then, August 2013 happened, and Jang Hyuk super busy schedule didn’t allow Gumi and I to breathe. We were posting posting posting all the news. Later, Real Men and other things got in the way of my Robbers. I got so distracted that I even considered, rewatching Thank You first, and resume Robbers later. I was so determined to do this, that I even lend my Robbers DVD’s to a friend (who coincidentally just finished watching Thank You) and of course, not having my DVD’s with me is making me crave Robbers like crazy!

So! I found a draft of a post that I had started before! It’s a sort of recap. I highlight this scene because it has some of my favorite and most romantic dialogues from Oh-Joon. This scene is on Ep 9 and for those who have not watched the series  BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW

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Robbers – Oh-Joon and Dal-Lae – Doorstep kiss


If anyone ever has any doubts about whether Jang Hyuk and Lee Da-Hae have chemistry, he/she only needs to be pointed to this post (and also to Chuno)

The kiss is not that long, but now that I dissected it through video, caps and gif I could prove that it is “real” (meaning, lips are touching, no kiss on the chin trick going on etc)

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