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What I have feared has come to pass – vampire mania has hit South Korea. Just kidding. Maybe not so much. If they go the Bella and Edward route I’ll throw a sofa. But I’m so onboard with Vampire Prosecutor because angsty bloodsucker + crusading prosecutor for justice = win.
But reactions to the drama at Koreadrama.org ranged from “this is silly” to “meh”. Let’s hope the writers and actors prove them wrong.
The story: Prosecutor Min Tae Yeon (Yun Jung Hoon) is bitten and turned into a Vampire. But he goes the angsty vampire route: He rejects the life of a vampire and survives by drinking the blood of dead people. And he uses his unique abilities to “prosecute powerful persons normally thought above the law.” (Apparently, if he tastes the blood of a victim, he can see the victims’ last moments.)
A mysterious case alerts him to the fact that he is not the only vampire.
Thoughts: This could turn out really lame or really awesome. The only other South Korean vampire drama I’ve seen was Freeze, which made the vampires so unremarkable (no fangs, can walk in daylight, no super strength etc) that there’s nothing mysterious about them except that they live for a long time. It didn’t help that the drama was really slow paced and had a boring story: vampire hates himself, falls in love with human girl. I’ve seen this 1000x times already. Let’s hope that Vampire Prosecutor can show us something different.
- Vampire Prosecutor stills.
- Yeon Jung-hoon (Jejoongwon, East of Eden) will play said vampire prosecutor, says Dramabeans.
- Vampires come to television – there’s even something called Vampire Idols. Seriously?
- The lead actress is Lee Young-ah, who plays a human prosecutor.
Vampire Prosecutor will premiere on October 2.