All the naysayers (myself included) around the casting of Ahn Jae Hyun as the male lead of Blood really can’t ask for more substantiating evidence then the just released new teaser for the drama. It’s so funny I was spitting up something that was luckily not blood. I actually thought Ahn Jae Hyun was promising in You From Another Star, playing a high school character suited for his age and acting experience level. He was charming in small doses but stepping up to a bigger supporting role in You’re All Surrounded was when his limitations were laid bare. He is easy to watch but not very impactful. The boy just isn’t ready to be second leading a drama, much less headlining as he’s doing in Blood playing a vampire doctor.
The just released new teaser is all Ahn Jae Hyun, centering on his vampire doctor duality but it ends up looking more like a fashion model shoot for a vampire-themed CF gone wrong. It was supposed to be tense and dramatic but with Ahn Jae Hyun’s model-background preening the whole thing came off like a parody. Even worse are the stylistic similarities to Vampire Prosecutor, which might not be helped since doing a vampire story naturally involves licking blood and glowy eyes and whatnot. The drama also released the first official stills of leading lady Gu Hye Sun playing a doctor in a case of looking like the lesser of two ridiculous things compared to her leading man.