I feel like I’ve earned the right to snark as much as I want on the promotional materials for upcoming medical vampire drama Blood. I not only recapped Dr. Stranger, I poured 100% into that sucker with how much I tried to intellectually dissect a story with a nebulous blob for a center. Seeing the first stills of Ahn Jae Hyun in surgical scrubs brings back all the trauma of DS with a whoosh and a thud. He’s as ridiculous pretending to be a doctor as I expected, probably a bit worse that how silly Lee Jong Seok looked in early drama stills from DS. And it wasn’t that Lee Jong Seok credibly convinced the audience he was a genius North Korea-trained surgeon, he simply was one of the lesser ridiculous elements of what turned out to be one of the wackiest dramas ever in DS. That might be something Blood can aim for, making everything so hammy and over the top that Ahn Jae Hyun ends up working in the sea of camp.
Ji Jin Hee, on the other than, looks drop-dead smexy in a menacing way. I wonder if he’ll make second lead shipping work even when playing the antagonist in this story?