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Bloodsucking gets cutesy for fantasy-medical drama Blood

The trio of posters that KBS’s upcoming Blood just released makes for an interesting mix, because none of them look like they come from the same drama. The first one makes me gag a little (since one of them is not a vampire!), but I see what they were going for with the whole cute-chilly mix, featuring main couple Gu Hye-sun and Ahn Jae-hyun playing doctors, wherein one of them is also a vampire. The poster reads, “Omo! This is my first taste!” I… don’t actually know if it’s better for her to be saying that, or him.

In the second poster, Ahn Jae-hyun faces off against Ji Jin-hee in a poster that evokes a thriller vibe, and the copy reads, “You and I, we could change the world.” By drinking it? The third poster is the most straightforward, with the text reading, “I am a vampire.” (Even if it sort of looks like Ahn Jae-hyun is filming an ero-thriller with himself.)

I know they’re calling Blood a fantasy-medical mixed-genre drama, but even with that explanation I’m having a tough time getting a handle on it, and what tone or even story it’s aiming for. Mixing genres is no problem, and nothing inherent in this premise seems unworkable—I mean, okay it’s a little weird to put together all these pieces into one whole (rom-com with thriller with horror with medical), but vampire doctors is a premise I understand. And spooky rom-com, I get. Supernatural heroes and bickering couples and ambitious rivals—that all makes sense to me. It’s just, I’m not sure these teasers to the best job of showcasing the way these elements are mixed, kinda haphazardly. I’m kinda getting Doctor Stranger vibes, frankly.

But maybe the show itself will rise above its slapdash teasers (it’s mostly the last one I dislike), and I’ll give anything a first episode. Will Blood pull off the whole supernatural-cute-scary-procedural thing successfully? We’ll have to wait and see.

Blood premieres on Monday, February 16.

Via Hankooki

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you're right… those three posters look like they come from three different dramas… i do think the first is super cute though… I will be giving this drama a shot.

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Me too. I will check it out coz I think it might have surprises.

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Frankly, I hope JJH is being fairly/adequately compensated for putting himself in this, super awkward position.

The leads do absolutely nothing for me, looks or acting wise.

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Yes I think Ji Jin-hee is much more than this. Interesting reunion between Ji Jin-hee and Goo Hye-sun though.

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If anything I'm getting the vibe it doesnt know which theme to stick with. As the article sayd here, there's nothing wrong with mixung genres, but i think for a drama to succeed it needs to put one genre above others to set itself an identity. Only then can it succeed.

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The first poster just looks like the drama should be called Flower Boy Vampire.

(also, gross!)

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Agreed.

But I would rather opt for a different translation here. Instead of "This is the first taste," I would rather say "This taste is new." That's what it really means.

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Chincha! ! I'm the first - feeling wonderful! !

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I'm irked out by the poster!! Itz flowery!

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True true! I was watching all the teasers, and the tone came as dark, serious and melo a la Angel Eyes, Secret Love Affair or Cruel City. But when I saw the poster, I was really seeing some sort of Hogu's Love or Full House vibe. LOL!!!

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I think it looks pretty cool. But every drama gu hye sun has been in, I dislike...

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Does it include boys over flowers in ur list Chingu?

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LOL I agree hated every drama she was in.. I hated Boys Over Flowers because of her.. Couldn't take her overreaction & how she tries to act "cute"!

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lol. i thought i was the only person who hated her character in bof. there were too much exaggerations in her actions it makes me want to curls my whole body under the bed.
if any, kim so eun shines more in bof as a female actress, well, at least to me.

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frankly, I didn't like Korean BOF except for Kim So-eun/Kim Bum, but Gu Hye-sun wasn't even in the same category of bad as Kim Hyun-joong (I used to wonder if he'd come to the set drunk, because that was how little his face moved)

She's no great actress, but between her and Ahn Jae-hyun, she's very likely to be better at acting.

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I don't know why but she makes her partners boring... And he is already so i don't know what's going to happen!

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I hated BoF - well hate is a little strong, but I disliked it - but not really because of her specifically...

And the only other thing I've seen her in is The Musical which was resoundingly mediocre. Maybe I shouldn't hold those against her because neither of them were really her fault imo, but still, not great associations.

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She wasn't that great in The King and I, either, and she had much better material to work with there (and much better costars to work with, too). I mean, she wasn't bad, necessarily, just super bland and lifeless--I spent the whole drama missing Park Bo-young, who played the kid version of her character and made more of an impression in eight episodes than GHS managed in like 50.

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I like her in Angel Eyes though.

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Something odd: Why isn't the woman ever a vampire? At this point I'd really like to see a leasing lady be the tortured bloodsucker for once.

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LeaDing, argh. I don't much care about her leasing habits. ;-)

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Hey, cool! I'll definitely check that one out... Thanks. :-)

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ugh, I know right? Its ALWAYS the guy. and almost exactly the same plot every time. I would love to see a roles reversed. There are just so, so many vampire dramas/movies following the same formula.

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There really are... I suspect TPTB never even think about the "it's always a guy" thing. Romantically tortured powerful sexy dark creature = guy, right?

Ack.

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Me too, that would be an interesting movie / drama to watch

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Omg Ahn Jae Hyun looks totally charming on the first poster <333

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wow that first poster definitely doesn't match those trailers i remember watching after every healer episode hahaha. but then again, remember the city hunter promos?? hopefully the same thing happens here, because the premise looks promising so far. :D

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Ji Jin Hee is looking mighty fine. I hope he doesn't overshadow Ahn Jae Hyun too much; no offense, but AJH looks too young and a bit green. Or is that the point.?

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No, it wasn't the point. KBS was clearly despo when it cast him. Makes you wonder how crappy the script must be...

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Lets hope its a Kill Me, Heal Me situation where even though the casting was a nightmare, the show turned out to be pretty good. Gah, who am I kidding? That is Ji Sung we are talking about and Ahn Jae-Hyun has yet to demonstrate great acting chops. He is popular with the fangirls though. I saw the hysteria he created at the press release of Fashion King. Joo Won was pretty much sidelined by the screaming highschoolers!

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Thing about KMHM was it was a mess until they picked JS and HJE like you said...
So to make this one work, they would have had to cast someone like Kim Jae Wook and YEH, and everyone would say, "Ahhhh, I can see that'd be awesome."

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Aren't vampires supposed to look really young??

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looking forward to it

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Me, too. I can't even say why I have high hopes for this drama. Go figure.

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Ji Jin-hee looks so hot in the stills.

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The Ahn Jae-hyun hugging himself poster is hecka creepy. I'm not really sure what this drama is trying to be; it definitely feels as though the producers aren't sure either.

The ratings battle in the mon-tue slot is pretty tight, so unless this is really great, I think it might not be able to sustain Healer's ratings. Which isn't a huge task in the first place.

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When I saw the poster of "Ahn Jae-hyun hugging himself" I thought it looks like another split personality character drama poster.

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AJH looks like he should be touring the hospital with all the other high schoolers and GHS looks so blank in her teaser. This writer clearly has a fetish for young men with absurd qualifications. Personally, I'm staving off the 'young genius hero' crap until we get a female genius.

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He's far from likely to turn out to be a worthy lead, but Ahn Jae-hyun is 27 years old. Being a doctor is hardly an "absurd" qualification for someone that age, even if you're not a vampire.

Agreed that the "genius" trend needs to go away though.

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I know plenty of first/second year residents who are 27. These are people who actually look their age and yet none of them are directors of surgical oncology or would ever be mistaken for one. And yeah, I know he's a vampire and all, but I'm still miffed that they cast a gangly teenager look-alike whose acting just plain sucks.

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Vampires don't age, and besides that Ahn Jae Hyun must be more than 50 years old in this drama, at least thats how books/movies/dramas depict them.

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Second to last still: *sing-songing* I told you so!

I think the poster of pretty boy hugging himself is supposed to showcase the duality of his super-doc vs evil vamp nature but no, it just makes me laugh.

first poster: the least weird conclusion is that it would be her own blood because if not DISEASE! PLAGUE! SANITATION! (or rather the lack thereof)

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I hated Gu Hye Sun in BOF cuz I feel she exaggerate so much in that. But i loved her in Angel Eyes, the first half of the drama anyway (and may I say I found my new crack - the hot dimpled Mr. Lee Sang Yoon, thx drama).

Over the years her acting has improves and I have to say, she is pretty. so i'm not worried abt her acting in this drama. and the same goes to ji jin hee, yummm~

but the OTP between GHS and AJH makes me skeptical. she looks a bit more on the mature side, while ahn jae hyun is still kind of boyish to me. and his acting... well, he was adorable is YWCFTS, and he's totally hot in YAS, but for me he's still on the level of second lead material.

But I'm willing to give him a chance since not all A-list actor/actress is a natural born first lead material. Lets cross our fingers this drama will be good and please don't give me a twilight-ish tone to the drama. I swear I'm allergic to Twilight and all the Twilight casts.

p/s: that poster tho... ahn jae hyun hugging ahn jae hyun... it's kind of creepy, in a weird way...

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Hmm....Ahn Jae hyun hugging Ahn Jae hyun!..maybe he's got a twin too....you know there's a Twin Fest going around in Dramaland!
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Haha I thought the same thing. Or maybe he just has a split personality :)

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Yes! My dream I had the other night came true--a D.I.D. Vampire who is also possibly a spy.

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a D.I.D. Vampire who is also possibly a spy.

Bwahahahaa! I'd watch the heck out of that! :)

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Lolol my drink just went up my nose!

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just say twilight and I get a mysterious rash...

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Lol, "allergic to twilight". Kristen Stewart is one of the worst actresses ever, I was severely cheated when Robert Pattinson was cast as Cedric Diggory so I decided to stay away from every work he ever does. Put him and the expressionless princess in the same movie and it makes me want to commit a felony.

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I'm willing to give this a shot but ugh, why does Ahn Jae Hyun have the same facial expression in almost everything? He definitely is a model first before an actor. This drama would have been better off with other model-actors headlining, like Lee Soo Hyuk or Sung Joon. The latter would have been better off here than in Hyde Jekyll and Me because he's criminally wasted in the Hyun Bin show. But I guess the point is that this script is a mess so that's why so many turned it down?

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Having other stars(we only heard 2 turned it down) turning scripts down for whatever reasons does not mean script is a mess. Many a time we don't even hear of it. Just look at KMHM, the script is not a mess!
The Good Doctor team must know what they are looking for.
Let's not judge until we have seen a few episodes.
If anything, it looks interesting and refreshing, a good contrast to the dramas airing nowadays, leading the vampires dramas trend ...lol!

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I agree that Sung Joon is being wasted in Hyde Jekyll and Me. Lee Soo Hyuk would have been a good choice and me being a sucker for hot voices, his is one of the good ones.

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I hate how Sung Joon barely gets any screen time, how is he the second male lead if he only has about 10 minutes of acting in every episode

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I guess technically he is the 3rd male lead.... Hyun Bin, Hyun Bin and Sung Joon.. They really didnt need Sung Joon. Should have sent him over to Blood!

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yeah, sung joon is totally wasted in HJM. It's more appropriate to say he seem more like one of the supporting actor instead of the second male lead. first lead: hyun bin, second lead: hyun bin. lol.

I love sung joon in discovery of romance and i need romance 3.

never seen lee soo hyuk in a drama tho. I didn't watch high school king cuz d idea of a teenage high school boy and an adult working woman is too much for me, and Valid Love's plot like itself is cringe-worthy so i skipped both drama. i don't know how good he is in acting. but his physical and face fit more to be a vampire than ahn jae hyun.

how funny that everyone thought that ji jin hee is the better actor when it was ahn jae hyun is the first lead.

unless they're planning to make it like vampire prosecutor, now that i would totally 100% watch, even if there's no romance in VP.

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... Why is she drinking blood?

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“You and I, we could change the world.” By drinking it? -Omg, I died.

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Maybe she's going to try and cure his vampirism? Maybe she's going to make medicine out of his blood?

Either way: Lady, get that out of your mouth!

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Ji Jin Hee as a second lead to a man who is nearly a rookie and just was playing second lead sometime back and someone who still hasn't shone brilliantly in the acting department yet... better be a really good drama and Ahn Jae-Hyun, better be excellent to have an ace actor playing a second lead to you.
I love Gu Hye Sun as a person. I have respect for her- an all rounder achiever but as an actress, I never liked any of her roles...she has a tendency to overact. Still each time I am excited for her projects because I just like her...

Ahn Jae-Hyun is someone I really liked in 'My love from the stars' and that's it. Never saw him in other project but I am excited for his role... will he deliver?

In the first poster- the lead has no chemistry at all even though the concept of the photo is somewhat cute... Gu Hye Sun looks so distant. GHS is someone who still has to build a good chemistry with her co-stars.

Will be waiting....better be good...

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Every time I see Gu Hye Sun cast as the main lead of a potentially good drama, I die a little on the inside.

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Lol but true.

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Why does the male lead look like he belongs in jr high modeling class... I'll wait for it to finish airing and read the reviews before watChing I guess

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So this means goodbye to healer :( so not ready :(

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Let's look at the facts, people:

1. Kwon Hyun Sang is playing a bad-boy vampire who's a boxer. In skinny-leg jeans and Doc Martens. He will smolder, chase people, and hit things (hopefully w/o a shirt.)

2. I don't really care about the rest of it. I'll just be spending it waiting for KHS to come on-screen. ;)

Ok, ok:

3. I'd prefer it to be scary, but I'll take what I can get, supernatural-shenanigan-wise. All you nay-sayers can nay-say to your heart's content - I will watch the cheesiest vampire series with a big grin. :cough: "Nick Knight" ::cough::

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Nick Knight? You mean the cheesiest vampire series wasn't Moonlight? (I love my Mick St. John!)

Heck, speaking of cheesy, I'm the one who watched "Dark Shadows" - the 90s version with Ben Cross and a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

Scary would be good, and supernatural would be even better, but a bit of action/thriller will do me fine!

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You mean the cheesiest vampire series wasn’t Moonlight?

Yeah, that was pretty cheesy, too. Good-looking actors, though. And I watched the 90s "Dark Shadows", too.

Remember "Nightlife"? TV movie, also starred Ben Cross?
"What did the police want?"
"They found a guy with all his blood sucked out and they wanted a medical opinion."
"So?"
"He had all his blood sucked out. They were right."

Yeeeesssss, vampire cheese.

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Blood

I haven't seen a subbed version yet, but it was pretty bad. Acting-wise, it was ok. Ahn Jae-Hyun is no Lee Joon Ki, but I thought he did fine. There was a cameo by the guy who played the cop fiancee in Two Weeks (he played the young vampire's father), and the young actor playing Our Hero as a teen was excellent.

Kwon Hyun Sang had screen time but no lines, glowering & beating people up in skinny-leg jeans and a black hoodie. (With a tiny moustache which is a minus on a villain for me, but whatever.) Hopefully he'll have lines next week.

What made it bad were the baffling directorial choices. Waaaay too much slo-mo & repeating shots (why do we need to see the same shot three different times?), ludicrous plot decisions/continuity (who answers their cell phone in the middle of a pitched military engagement?), and makeup that was so bad in this episode that it completely took me out of what was supposed to be a tense scene. (Did no one on set or in the editing booth notice that? Really?) The soundtrack was poorly chosen, as well.

It has Kwon Hyun Sang, so I'm in for the entire ride, but I don't expect the ratings to be very high (unless they shift to dark comedy, which would make this awesome, given the last shot of the episode.)

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Well, I can at least say I prefer the trailers for the drama to the posters. The trailers are actually a lot more intriguing, in my opinion anyway. I agree Ji Jin-hee is a great actor, but he does absolutely nothing for me, granted I've only watched one of his dramas, He Who Can't Marry, I like Ahn Jae-hyun enough in his previous roles whatever there were of him but I'm checking out the first few episodes for Gu Hye-sun whom I loved a lot in Angel Eyes. I hope the actual drama is as interesting as the trailers even if the posters are really confused.

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Ji Jin Hee, I looooove you. But maybe not enough to watch this show. Sadness.

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... Ahn Jae Hyun has yellow eyes and Ji Jin Hee has red... If AJH drinks animal blood and JJH has no qualms about drinking human blood, it's pretty close to Twilight
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them drinking blood gave me Vampire Prosecutor's vibes... ohh how i miss Yun jung hoon...! talking about it, thats a good example of a blend of police procedural,thriller,fantasy and a bit of comedy.
I hope whatever theyre going for either rom com, thriller, horror, medical they do it well! I've seen good dramas of all those genres so it would be great if they could take all that and come with something clever...

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i don't like the male lead. he looks too young for this role and his face is too feminine

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gah, lee soo hyuk would've been perfect for this role

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/sighs
What sad times to be alive seeing Ji Jin Hee pushed to second lead roles to babysit flower boys on the rise :(
I wonder if he's not getting any decent offers that he just /had/ to accept such a project or if he really did find in it something worth his effort. I'm hoping against hope it's the latter...

I am not fond of either of the leads forming the main couple and the promotion isn't doing it for me. If I ever give this a try, it'll only be for JJH

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Meh. A sugary vampire drama is not the next big thing.

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Don't ever underestimate something. See what happen to Kill Me Hill Me. Everyone said Hyde Jekyl and Me would definitely won over it but see what happen then.

About Ahn Jae Hyun, many young actors usually improve their actings along side more senior/ experienced actors. So, lets see how it turns.

I got feeling this drama will be another one that would give big surprise.

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I'm slightly surprised and not so surprised they went with the if I drink blood my eyes turn blue motif. Sort wished they created new stuff for this drama...

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I like the main lead . I hope that this drama is nothing like Doctor Stranger with exception of the doctors thing , because that would be disappointing. I like the vampire theme so I hope this drama succeeds. I'm so very sad to see Healer go though.

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Still not sure how Ahn Jae Hyun landed the lead role, I've seen the guy in YAAS and the bits of 'acting' he showed really...sucked.

Gu Hye Sun was one of the reasons I dropped BOF. though she was bearable in "The Musical".

Now, the teasers do look kinda interesting, so I might check out the first ep, maybe they improved?

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Im excited for Ahn Jae Hyun, I'm definitely gonna watch it because of him. But there is Gu Hye Sun....i dont hate her it just the way her act cringed me so much. I dropped BOF because of her acting, so comical and unrealistic. But strangely I'm liking her in Taiwan drama (forgot the title tho lol). Hopefully her acting has changed cuz I'm definitely gonna watch this show no matter what.

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Wait wait wait, is the second-to-last picture Ji Jinhee? Meaning he's a vampire too? An evilll one? Mmmmmmm.

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It seems like the producers are trying to find Lee Minho wannabes. Ahn Jae-hyun and Ji Chang wook has slight similarities to the popular star but no way as good looking as the original. I also find it funny his previous female leads are acting with them too.

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you guys remember Red Eyes from Vampire Prosecutor 2 (Kwon Hyun-sang). i was surprised to see him in the trailer. will he be a vampire AGAIN on this

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Yes, I know. And he was sexily menacing in this one, too, though he's a Little Bad and not the Big Bad in Blood.

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I gave up barely into the third episode. Ahn Jae Hyun isn't bad and might even grow into a decent lead, but Gu Hye Sun drives me crazy with her little girl voice and her despicable character, a surgeon who puts her delicate ego before her patients' lives. I was looking for something to like in this drama, but Ahn Jae Hyun's pretty face isn't enough. The story is ridiculous, and I couldn't even find a supporting character I liked.

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this drama start to drive me crazy...at first i really have high hope because of the story line (i love vampire genre after all).....but now watching at go hye sun and ahn jae hyun awkard act, really dissapoint me. except ji jin hee role he really into it. i'm sorry for both of them for critizing their act, because i'm not an actor(i understand their work hard). just from my view as a viewer and drama lover, their act really awkard to the point okay maybe i just need to skip this drama. eventhough i really love vampire and medical genre.

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I thought the drama was quite decent though! having seen through all 19 episodes and with the finale just tnight. I can also understand why they casted an jaehyun and goo hye sun. An jaehyun's character has to be one with a young look and possibly looking younger than the female lead because a vamp doesn't age. as for goo hye sun, they need to cast a female lead that looks older than the male lead, but visuals wise if she looks too nuna also not going to be refreshing on the eyes. so they picked goo hyesun for her signature baby face despite her age i guess haha. Ahn jaehyun did surprise me with his acting! and i hope he get good works in the future as well. :)

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u guys keep judging even before u start watching the movie. Ku hye sun and ahn jae hyun did a great job in the movie and in fact am loving it.... if u feel the movie isn't good enough that's really bad

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I love this k drama so much and I really hope u guys watch it

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Finally finished last episode today. Was so impressed by the CG and the medical knowledge. Action scenes however still seems awkward for me (jumpy camera action and fake kicks).

I'm fascinated by the plot where the actors are so loved by their parents/guardians and they actually molded themselves a future to make their deceased parents proud. Despite the gore and revenge stuff, it's actually a feel-good drama.

Both main and support actors were amazing! Was looking around to read up recaps and chanced on this entry so I had to say something! Go watch it people, go go go!

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