It’s a reality that sometimes things look better merely by comparison. Like that slice of store pizza turned down at lunch which suddenly looks like a feast in hindsight when dinner is a microwave frozen entree. Ji Jin Hee has been a leading man for over a decade in his even longer acting career and has never ever gotten me interested or excited over him in either dramas or movies. He’s fine and always delivers like a solid but dull clean up batter, and that does not make my toes curl. So it says a lot that the just released drama stills of him playing the vampire doctor antagonist in Blood is the first time I’ve gone “oh, he looks mightily imposing!”
These stills basically proves my gripe with Ahn Jae Hyun‘s stills and teasers so far in the drama, the youngster is very good looking (if one likes slightly waifish flower boy types) but he lacks camera impact and presence. That’s the very thing Ji Jin Hee is delivering in spades in his stills, and the dark turtleneck and blazer paired with the atmospheric dim lighting nicely accentuates it all. A second drama teaser has dropped along with these new character stills and this video is all about Gu Hye Sun‘s character as a non-vampire doctor who works in the same hospital as the two leading men. She’s supposed to be haughty and self-absorbed but the teaser plays up the tearful emo side of her arc in the drama.
Second teaser for Blood: