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Yeon Jung-hoon returns to dramaland as a vampire

Aw, yeah. Yeon Jung-hoon (Jejoongwon, East of Eden) will be returning to television this fall as an undead creature of the night. But not just any old bloodsucker, mind you. He’ll be playing the lead in upcoming cable drama Vampire Prosecutor. Uh huh. You read that right.

Listen, do I even need to make the obvious joke about lawyers and vampires?

Apparently Yeon and his wife Han Ga-in are planning to take cable by storm, if she ends up starring in her blockbuster cable drama early next year. There seems to be a rising trend with bigger budget cable dramas, starting with wrangling bigger stars for their shows. Hey, if you can make it work, more power to you.

This will be Yeon’s first drama in over a year, since starring in last year’s highly-regarded medical sageuk Jejoongwon. He’ll be playing a vampire who lives as a prosecutor and specifically deals with mysteries. I don’t know what that means though — are we talking X-files or just really elusive mobsters? At least in Korea the prosecutors are like 90% cops anyway, so they’re pretty much like detectives-as-DAs. Because what’s the point of a vampire who sits at his desk all day pushing paperwork?

Coincidentally, Yeon’s character in East of Eden was a prosecutor too. Hm. Maybe he’s still that character, who finally went nuts from the mountain of insanely twisted daddy issues and became a vampire to wreak vengeance on humanity. Only he couldn’t manage to shake his do-gooder ways, and so plans to live out the rest of eternity upholding the law…

Okay, this could either be really cheesy, so cheesy it’s funny, sooooooo cheesy that it comes back around to being good, or mind-blowingly whedonesque. I’m putting my money on campy fun, but I’ll be happy if it manages to be in the so-cheesy-it’s-awesome category.

Looks like we’ll be seeing Yeon Jung-hoon’s transformation from this to THAT. Vampire Prosecutor premieres in September on cable network OCN.

Via Hankook Ilbo

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Heeee! Love me some vampires! First thing that comes to mind is the old 90's show Forever Knight. A Korean Nick Knight would be most awesome.

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Ooooo...you TOTALLY called it!!
Nick Sexy Knight - it's been years since I thought of that Canadian bloodsucker (with class) hottie! He made a great detective - even though he could only work nights!

Thanks for the fond memories! :)

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Tehee! Vampires xD Well....I don't dare watch things with vampires. If they're scary. 'Cause I'm a scaredy cat D:

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Same here but I like Yeon ; so I'll try it .

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Oh wow....for a minute I had thought that I had read the title wrong...now we have vampires in kdramaland too...this world is finally complete

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Vampires! :O Wow, never expected this! But! I'm intrigued and I'll definitely give it a try ^^ Could be good (if they handle it right)!

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My idea for a City Hunter spinoff called Kim Young-ju: Ghost Prosecutor doesn't seem so crazy after all.

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OMG I love that... yet another idea with regards to City Hunter which is awesome and should be made...

The directors should just let us create the program...

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bwahahahahahaha! i'd be on that ship in a split second. Kim Young-ju, fighting crime, defending justice....from the grave. *cue X-files music*

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They should totally do it.

In the first episode, none other than Lee Min-ho would guest star as the City Hunter. Because he's a ghost, Young-ju can't manipulate physical objects, with the exception of the Jenga blocks at Angel-in-us coffee house. That would be his main method of communication when he's not in possession of some person's body, arranging the blocks to form letters. From time to time he would borrow Yoon-sungs body to, um, do stuff with Sae-hee.

Prosecutor: XYZ (with Jenga).

Yoon-sung: Again?

Prosecutor: Yeah, like I have to twist your arm.

There would be thematic crossovers with City Hunter: Season 2. And of course, Lee Jun-hyuk would occasionally make appearances on CHS2. Ghost Prosecutor would take the Monday-Tuesday time slot, while CHS2 takes Wednesday-Thursday, as before. I'm telling you, it would be awesome.

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Umm... what?

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My sentiments exactly.

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This sounds like Moonlight ... a vampire who moonlights as a detective? Anyone else remember the show?

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I was just thinking that as well.

I'd rather it be more like Angel though. Even though he was a private investigator, but who says you can't brood in a court of law, right?

I love vampires and vampire films/shows (except when they sparkle, that is where I firmly draw the line), but the Buffyverse is where my heart will always live when it comes to vampires, and generally speaking, standards of tv making, character development and kick-ass-ness.

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I loved Moonlight, I was so let down that it was cancelled ><

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I enjoy these cable dramas and definitely see that more & more actors/actresses choosing to do them. Perhaps it gives them opportunity to work with more mature content and characters. I wouldn't be surprised to see A-listers coming back to the small screen in cable dramas.

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Bite me :p.

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Awesome finally some unreal dramas please.. ^__^ looking forward, but please don't be a comedy please
I am afraid there is high chance this is going to be funny is hell but just 1% chance this could be awesome serious XD

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gosh, i love the dude.

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"in Korea the prosecutors are like 90% cops anyway, so they’re pretty much like detectives-as-DAs"
I find this an intriguing way of doing things.

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Oh? Vampires. Hmm...I wonder if it'll be cheesy, but its certainly different so I'll tune in. Haha, I'm surprised though. This seems to be something I'd see coming out of jdrama land and not kdrama land.

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ooo I'm thinking it's going to be like Joss Whedon's Angel series (Buffy spinoff). I hope this gets subbed.

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Yeah me too! My one problem with angel was it was quite dark, so I hope it's like the story of Angel with the mood if Buffy. :)

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lol vampires... awesome

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haha looking forward to this looks like it will be fun to watch ^_^

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he`s cute in a manly way, not much into vampires tho

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Go cable TV! I Need Romance was one of the best dramas so far in 2011 from tvN.

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Buahahaha, love your East of Eden theory!

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This...is either going to be terrible or AMAZING.

I'm betting on amazing.

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Agreed. Every time talk of vampire shows spring up, pictures of Bella's pained and constipated facial expressions in Twilight come to my mind. Not great images.

Since it's Yeon Jung-Hoon, I shall hope to expect 'AMAZING'. Haha.

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Thank you for the article...

It's been bugging me forever but is it just me or he really resembles Shinhwa's andy in some angles?

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i used to watch Moonlight and love Mick St John...if its going to be somewhat the same concept i would love to watch this...i love sexy and intelligent vampire :) hehehe!

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Yeon Jung-hoon <3

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