Bad Papa (Korean: 배드파파; RR: Baedeupapa) is a South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Son Yeo-eun and Shin Eun-soo.
It is about the struggles of a father who chooses to become a bad person in order to be a good dad. It aired on MBC’s Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot from October 1 to November 27, 2018
Ji-cheol is an incompetent husband and dad. He was a detective who got suspended for allegedly taking a bribe.
He can’t come up with their living expenses, let alone the rent.
On top of that, his daughter gets into trouble and he has to come up with the settlement money. Cornered, Ji-cheol makes a dangerous decision. Having been a boxing champion in the past, he decides to participate in an illegal boxing match and take the prize money
Jang Hyuk as Yoo Ji-cheol, Fallen father and fighter (43 years old)
Ji-cheol used to be an undefeated boxing champion in his 20s.
He fell in love with Sun-joo at first sight, proposed to her in 3 days, and together they had a beautiful daughter named Young-sun. He was a national hero, beloved husband and respected father.
However, during the 13th defense match against Min-woo, which was called the game of the century, he lost helplessly, which seemed weird, and the whole world criticized him.
He lost money, reputation and the happiness of his family all at once. 11 years later, he suddenly gets an opportunity to make a comeback.
Son Yeo-eun as Choi Sun-joo, Ji-cheol’s wife, an erotic novelist and massage chair salesperson (37 years old)
She met Ji-cheol, a top sports star, when she just graduated high school.
Ji-cheol proposes to her, leaving Min-woo, who has had a crush on her for 3 years without even the chance.
She marries Ji-cheol and has a daughter named Young-sun. Life with a national hero is luxurious. However, 11 years later, her national hero husband has been long gone and she is only left with a hopeless man by her side.