We all know South Korea has a rule where any guy above 18 has to serve in the military for two years. It is not a choice, and the young men have to do military service. It is mandatory for all, until and unless there is some exception. Since South and North Korea are still technically at war, military service is necessary. They always need to be ready in case of a war. But not many know what conditions these young soldiers live in during this mandatory duty. K-Drama D.P. is all about this. The drama gained a lot of recognition for its theme and content and was appreciated worldwide. Today, we will make you meet with the talented cast of D.P., who brought the story to life on our screens.
Military service is hard, we all know. But sometimes, conditions worsen when there is bullying and maltreatment by fellow comrades or seniors. It is said that, on average, most of the deaths that take place in the military are due to suicide. And all these suicides have the same backstory of bullying and maltreatment. The drama, which is based on the webtoon D.P Dog Day by Kim Bo-tong, depicts these issues well.
D.P.’s full form is Deserter Pursuit. As we mentioned above, many soldiers face physical and mental abuse in the army. Hence, as a result, they tend to run off. The D.P. team exists to catch the soldiers who have run away from their mandatory military duty. The drama is set in 2014, when maltreatment of soldiers was high, and the drama has shown this to us in an explicit way. It seems more and more realistic as we watch the show. Each episode shows us a new story of a defector who ran away, and we can’t help but empathize with them. The drama can be said that it’s based on true stories, as these incidents do happen in South Korea. Soldiers are tormented to the level that they have to run away. The characters in the show get an insight into all the wrong that exists in their workplace.
D.P. was released in 2021 and had only six episodes. The show makes for an interesting watch because of this intense topic and the short duration of the run. The drama is available on Netflix for you to binge-watch. The drama is confirmed to have a Season 2, so you all better catch up!
We have given you an idea of what the drama is like. Let’s check out the talented cast of D.P.
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The Cast of D.P.:
Jung Hae-in is a relatively new face in the K-Drama industry. He plays the role of Private Ahn Jun-ho, who has recently joined the military. He is put into the D.P. team, which works on catching the soldiers who have run away. Jung Hae-in is mostly known for his romantic characters and being the chocolaty guy. But through D.P., we get to see Jung Hae-in in a new light. His acting was appreciated by critics, and the drama overall received great reviews too. The entire cast of D.P. is an appropriate one and deserves all the appreciation. Some of Jung Hae-in’s notable works include Prison Playbook, Something in the rain, and the recent drama Snowdrop.
Actor Koo Kyo-hwan plays the role of Corporal Han Ho-yul. He is teamed up with Jun-ho in the D.P. team. He is a street-smart guy who brings lots of freshness to an otherwise dark and intense drama. The actor has been loved by the viewers in his role as Ho-Yul. Especially his chemistry with co-star Hae-in has been much loved. Koo Kyo-hwan is known mostly for his work in movies, but his role in D.P. made him win the best new actor award. Some of his notable works include the movies Jane, Beaten Black and Blue, and the recent drama Monstrous.
Kim Sung-Kyun plays the role of Sergeant First Class Park Bum-gu. Bum-gu is the one that notices Jun-ho’s keen observation about things and gets him transferred to D.P. team. His character curses and nags a lot, but at the end of the day, he also takes good care of his juniors as they try to find deserters. The actor has previously starred in Reply 1988 and 1994 and Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
Son Seok-Koo plays the role of Captain Im Ji-sup. His character is a shallow one who only cares about his success in the military. He has no care in the world for the D.P. Team. His character only raises tension in the show. Son Seok-koo’s notable works include Jirisan and the currently airing drama My Liberation Notes.
Supporting Cast In D.P.
Moreover, since the drama is about the military, there are a lot of supporting characters and cast in D.P. We have actors Cho Hyun-Chul, Shin Seung-ho, and Park Se-joon. Many of these actors play the role of deserters, and kudos to them for playing such emotionally challenging roles.
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