In Disney+’s new K-drama The Worst of Evil, Squid Game’s Wi Ha-joon plays DJ-turned-gangster Jung Gi-cheol. He had been lured into gang activity with the promise of getting a club of his own, but quickly finds out that promises mean jack in this new cutthroat world. When his suggestions for peddling drugs in high-profile clubs in Seoul are violently rejected, he overthrows his boss and soon installs himself as the head honcho of the largest drug crime in the history of South Korea.
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To bring Gi-cheol down, the police turn to Park Jun-mo (played by Ji Chang-wook of The Sound of Magic fame). While a capable officer on his own, the shadow of his criminal, drug-addict father looms over his career as a small-time detective. It is amplified by constant comparison to his wife Yoo Eui-jeong (Im Se-mi), who is a high-ranking officer herself. By taking up the undercover role, Jun-mo hopes to finally redeem himself and stand side-by-side with his wife, but an unexpected connection between her and Gi-cheol makes him wonder if he’s out of his depth.
Wi Ha-joon, who has steadily and diligently been expanding his repertoire of roles over the years, is clearly the…