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Yoo Yeon-seok courted to be bloodthirsty vampire doctor

Well, if 2015 is going to be the Year of the Vampire, we might as well have a doctor vampire among them… right? *nervous laugh* I have no idea how they’re going to make a vampire doctor drama work, but I’ll admit I care a lot more now that they’re courting Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) to headline. The new KBS drama is called, appropriately, Blood — it’s a medical-supernatural drama about a vampire surgeon who represses his thirst for blood and heals people. Because… vampires are bound by the Hippocratic Oath too? I don’t know. Maybe his gypsy curse is to blame.

The project comes from the team behind KBS medical drama Good Doctor — PD Ki Min-soo (Ojakkyo Brothers, Goodbye Solo) and writer Park Jae-bum (four seasons of God’s Quiz). Considering that Good Doctor is as much a fantasy medical drama as this one is, the premise doesn’t seem that far outside their wheelhouse of eccentric doctors taking on eccentric diseases.

This one will be the story of a vampire surgeon who works in the cancer center of a hospital and is the chief of hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery. He treats people with terminal illnesses and fights tooth and nail (fang and claw?) for justice and the value of human life. “His only weakness is his hunger for blood.” HA. Only, eh? He’s described as a dark hero who doesn’t believe that his fate is a curse; instead he uses his superhuman abilities to heal people, and does all this while suppressing his craving for blood and keeping his vampiric desires under control.

I really have no idea if they’re actually going to pull this off with the requisite darkness, but I’m excited that Yoo Yeon-seok is getting his first offer to headline a drama. He shot from ten years of obscurity to fame with Answer Me 1994, and then parlayed that into a gazillion movies; it would’ve made me too sad for words if he had said goodbye to dramaland entirely. He’s currently shooting his movie That One Day with Moon Chae-won, and is considering the drama favorably — if he signs on, he’ll have to go straight into shoots for it next month. The premise makes me raise an eyebrow, but the power of Yoo Yeon-seok might just win out in the end.

Blood is slated to premiere in February following Monday-Tuesday drama Healer on KBS.

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Why kdramas always doing this. Before on the same year they were even 2 iljimaes. Next year it's all about Psychological Disorders and vampires. Can't we have variety of genre and theme?

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Shhhhhh, they might hear you, and I need more vampire dramas.

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lol...

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I wonder why they always have a theme for a certain year. Do all the Korean writers decide what the theme for each year is? I am really curious about this and wish someone can give us an answer to why there are ALWAYS certain genres fore each year.

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First PHJ casted as a vampire and now YYS as a vamp doctor! am I dreaming? Someone bite me (preferably the hot vamps) ?

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LMFAO!!

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"it would’ve made me too sad for words if he had said goodbye to dramaland entirely."

Exactly! That was my fear too, since he seems to be going non-stop for movies, and none for drama this year. This somehow gives me hope and joy (the probability of the drama being a trainwreck aside). YYS on the small screen twice a week? I will never say no *____*

If this drama makes it, I'll be eagerly and happily watching and expressing my feels, and if it doesn't, I'll still watch until the end (hopefully!) and will be doing snarkfest on it instead. haha.

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If you want me to watch this, dye him blond & call him Carlisle. Maybe he is a good actor, I don't know... but he is not attractive to me at all.

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I just watched him in "Possessed", where he played a sadistic bullying pervert; I have a feeling I'll find his Vamp Doctor a lot more sinister than the show intends.

(Also: I hope that there are occasional references to a certain Prosecutor for reasons of hilarity.)

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Oh oh I want this! That would be hilarious, if only this was a cable drama.. And then we could have a collab episode!

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Well, it'd be the next best thing to VP3.

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Whoah!

Sounds like a good drama. I loves PD Ki Min Soo previous works, Ojakgyo Brothers and Good Doctor.

Fighting Oppa ya!

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"Well, if 2015 is going to be the Year of the Vampire,..."

then can we have Prosecutor Vampire Season 3, please ?

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I second that.

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Thirded. Strongly.

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Make that a four.

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gumihos--->time travellers---->body swap---->ghosts----->multiple personality----->vampires----->? wolves----->?zombies----->?dragons

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---> robots?

what about a vampire robot? I think these human like robots are creepy and it would make a great horror story if they also became thirsty for human blood.
hah. no, sounds more like a jdorama.

and there should be a drama about the homeless. cause I am tried of them being treated worse than ghosts, like non-people, but they, too, were once born and were children with hope and faith that life will be wonderful. I think it would be interesting to explore the "non-world" society...

there are these themes that you get sick off that cannot surprise you anyhow. time for something totally new.

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Just like Carlisle Cullen huh? Looks promising. =)

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When I saw the post about PHJ being cast to play a vampire I thought to myself YYS should also be cast as a vampire too. I nearly died of happiness when I saw this post, thought am a scaredy cat but YYS would make a sexy and hot vamp. Pls accept pls accept pls accept

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The production team sounds good but I'm worried since its not a cable drama. I'd rather he be at the hospital to give into his yearnings for blood and then help people against his better judgement and slowly become a good guy. Though I will say that this project seems more interesting to me than the manhwa adaption. If he does sign on I hope it does him justice.

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Im super excited for these dramas. i have a thing for brooding, tortured heroes (Angel anyone?) ...but man oh man. The thing i want most is VP3!! The more time passes, the less hope i feel that it's going to be made :(

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Writer of God's Quiz.

Yoo Yeon-Seok.

Count me in.

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For a moment I confused this with the Doctor Drama KSH was considering. So now we have a Dr. Vampire and a Dr. Frankenstein?

But I'm pumped! I'm so glad YYS is coming back to tv. I honesty didn't even know he was in the industry for that long. I really liked him in GFB and he basically stole my heart from the first episode in 1994. The premise sounds really odd and Good Doctor is not a credential I'd like to see in any of my favorite's upcoming projects. But I'm in if he's in. Now can they cast Go Ara??

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Please let one of the vampire dramas take off in the ratings, so everyone will follow suit with a vampire twist of their own! Thus a higher likelyhood of Kim Woo Bin back as a vampire!

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YES! I love him.

I admit I'm more excited for the other vampire drama in the works, but this could be good to (or even better, you never know). I trust the credits attached to this project, even if Good Doctor wasn't really my thing. The writer of God's Quiz writes pretty great characters so fingers crossed our Vampire Doc will be awesome.

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First saw Yoo Yeon-seok on Kang Ho-dong's "Strong Heart" in 2011 or 2012 and was impressed with his personality; he seemed really down to earth and mature.

His performance in Reply 1994 was touching. Recently watched Gu Family Book and again, his character was played skillfully.

I'm a fan of God's Quiz, so it will be interesting to see how this drama plays out. I'm sure [if he accepts the role] Yoo Yeon-seok will do an excellent job portraying a character who musters all his strength to deny his cravings to save lives.

Has anyone see A Werewolf Boy movie? I bought it recently but haven't watched it yet. Comments?!

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I personally really enjoyed Werewolf Boy!!
(Although it did make me cry multiple times... ;w;)
I do want to warn you that you will hate Yoo Yeonseok's character.

I'm also really fond of Song Joongki and Park Boyoung, so I was bound to like the movie. (I didn't pay much attention to Yoo Yeonseok at the time I watched the movie, but after Reply 1994...totally in love LOL)

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Yoo Yeon Seok is an excellent example for the las Odd and Ends, I first saw him in Gu Family Book and thought his character was so tragic and he was a good actor but he doesn't impressed me, I watched that drama for Lee Seung Gi and Choi Hyuk Jin.
Then I watched Answer me 1994, not for an special actor just because I love the previous 1997, I didn't have to say I was team Chilbong since the beginning, I will never get over that ending, now I find him so handsome and cute, after watching Youth Before Flowers there is not turning back.

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YYS will be effing scary in this fighting his inner demons. I don't think we are ready for the intensity this boy can bring.

He better have some lighter moments so we can remember Chilbongie.

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My thoughts... exactly.

The boy can do conflicted and tortured, there is no doubt. And since he had already said he wants people to not see Chilbong anymore when they look at him, what better way to do it than becoming a vampire?

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i am seriously thirsty for more blood and vampire dramas!!!!!!

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What a year (or two) for Yeon seok. He's good and good looking too :)

I'm sure I'll be watching it, imagine his hunger when he sees blood.. Kekeke

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okay ….i'm literally so old type cast drama…is he like angel in buffy the vampire slayer counter part…i'm in its Yeon Seok version in kdramaland…wah…i haven't watch any vampire drama in kdramaland this would be the first...

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Why do I have Jaejoong in mind for the vamp doctor? Not a chance? MS? ughh..

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so, we have Frankestein and two hot vampire next year. How about werewolf? why it just on movie? and witch? I mean real witch not a woman who call witch. or maybe devil? a real devil who turns into angel??? hmm I dont have any idea what else...

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I'd like more ghosts, too. Maybe a ghost detective? (Not a detective that sees ghosts, but one that is a ghost.)

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I don't like medical dramas but since he is probably going to be in this drama, I would try my best to watch it.

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Maybe, yoon eunhye for female lead.

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