A Weird Concoction of Blood as the Drama Confirms Leads Ahn Jae Hyun, Gu Hye Sun, and Ji Jin Hee

While all the attention is currently on the still casting MBC drama Kill Me Heal Me, over at KBS the final shakedown of the main leads for vampire medical drama Blood is nothing short of inexplicable. The rumored casting of newbie actor-modelĀ Ahn Jae Hyun has been confirmed as the male lead vampire doctor and Ji Jin Hee remains onboard as the antagonist other vampire dude. Why he doesn’t jump ship now is beside me and speaks to his professionalism.

Rounding out the inevitable love triangle trio is none other than Gu Hye Sun, who I confess to never once crossing my mind for this drama casting. Goes to show KBS likes to think outside the box, or think while on psychedelic shrooms, in the last week when scrambling to lock down the leads after Yoo Yoon Seok and Jung Il Woo both passed (and likely ran away very very fast). It will be Gu Hye Sun’s first KBS drama in five years since Boys Before Flowers, and will reunite her with her Take Care of Us Captain costar Ji Jin Hee.

I’m not as allergic to Gu Hye Sun as I was right after her BoF years. She was actually watchable in this year’s weekend drama Angel Eyes, but ultimately she still lacks the connection with the viewer that I want from a leading lady. I have nothing good to say about Ahn Jae Hyun vaulting to a prime time male lead at this stage in his career, it’s neither a measured optimistic choice (since his earlier performances have been serviceable at best) nor one that would lead me to check out Blood to see how he fares since he’s basically as charismatic as pretty wallpaper.

It’s doubly insulting and wrong to have Ji Jin Hee, an established veteran and the male lead in the most watched K-drama of all time in Dae Jang Geum, play second fiddle to Ahn Jae Hyun. I can’t even, yo. Maybe it’ll all make sense if Blood is about the villain sucking the so-called hero dry in the end. Blood comes from the production team behind Good Doctor, a drama I skipped but has a sizable fan base and did quite well in domestic ratings. Blood is scheduled to air in February on Mon-Tues following Healer with Ji Chang Wook, Yoo Ji Tae, and Park Min Young.

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A Weird Concoction of Blood as the Drama Confirms Leads Ahn Jae Hyun, Gu Hye Sun, and Ji Jin Hee — 29 Comments

  1. Oh dear. I’m indifferent about Goo, but here’ll be a love triangle between the three too? Ji playing second fiddle and not getting the girl is bizarro. No thanks. Pass.

  2. Wow that’s so ridiculous. Ji Jin hee is by far better than Ahn jae hyun. They probably on some kind of drugs when they casted Ahn Jae Hyun as the male lead. lol

  3. I may check this out just for Ji Jin Hee. I can’t understand why he’d want to play second to AJH!!! Perhaps, the character really attracts him.

  4. koala, what do you think about Ji Sung cast in Kill Me Heal Me?
    I know he’s going to be a dad which needs a lot of money to raise a baby, but I really hope he turns it down and walk a way lol

  5. I think JJH took this role because it’s a very good one. I don’t mind seeing veteran actors playing villains and rookies playing heros because the villain can actually be the real main character. I’m thinking of Queen Seon Duk. Go Hyun-Jung played the villain “Mishil”, stole the show with her charisma and her superior acting and got a daesang! I actually think a good villain role is a lot better and more interesting than a nice, ~angel and bland hero.

    If JJH is well written, it can turn into a good career choice since good villain roles are usually more stimulating (Kim Sang Jung’s ruthless father role in City Hunter or, in movies, Ha Jung-Woo’s psychotic character from the Chaser).

  6. Gu hye sun is a not-so-good actress at all.her facial expression is unbearable and uneasy to watch.why not cast Jung so min or kim ji won?hye sun still needs lots if practise.bad male lead,bad female lead too.the only good thing about this drama is ji jin hee

    • Hey!stop say something bad to koo hye sun.. Can you act like her? If you can’t just shut up your mouth… If you don’t like her just stay away from her and don’t care with her drama.. I love Ahn Jae Hyun and Koo Hye Sun. I have 3 words for you GO AND DIE

  7. oh boy the hate for this drama is alarming, shooting hasnt even begun yet but damn. i truly hope ahn jae hyun proves yall wrong also goo hye sun i have never seen an actress who gets much flack for just about anything. fighting to the cast.

    • gu hye sun gets critize but not as much as park shin hye,jin se yeon and shin se kyung.these three actresses recevice more critizism for their acting more than any kdrama actresses out there.sure hye sun’s got talent,but acting is not included.gu hye sun is not that good but certainly, she’s not the worst but her acting is bad.jung so min would have been a better chioce..(sigh)

  8. I can relate to each and everyone of you especially in terms of what a good casting is and what kind of a role seems hopeful. But it is quite early for so much pondering and I can’t help but think what happened to Blademan…the trashing begun way way early, finally it aired and it wasn’t that bad…however, the damage was irreversible… both the broadcasting and the blogs were to be blamed and since the shooting is almost live…well, the rest is a very bitter story with so poor ratings.It’s almost the deadly korean spiral that keeps repeating every now and then. So if we really wish to watch something decent from now on, my only advice would be: chill out and observe…we can always jump in or out of any ship any given time…so, no rush!

    • After reading your comment, I’m going to try to think good thoughts about this show instead of rolling my eyes reflexively. Blade Man was such an interesting show in the brief period before the network made it bland and then axed it. When we rush to judge, we make it harder for a show to do something new and different. So, even if I’m not sure about this cast, hwighting!

  9. Is this even serious? :/ i’m sure i’ll get 2nd lead syndrome then.. ji jin hee vs ahn jae hyun? Ofcourse ji jin hee.

    And goo hye sun.. they will pair her with ahn jae hyun? Really? T__T

  10. Wow so much hate for just one person” hye sun” she’s definitely loved by you all considering u follow her so closely and read about her all the time… guess u just want her to do something spell binding..lol

  11. for me GU hye sun is a good actress .as for ahn jae hyun didn’t u guys watch you re surrounded he really play well in that drama I don’t know y u guys hate them so much .if u can’t stand them then disappear

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