Blood mercifully ended today, wrapping up a 20-episode run that was probably 20 episodes too long. This drama can best be described as the narrative crap equivalent of Hyde, Jekyll, Me but without good acting from at least one of the leads. Ji Jin Hee probably feels like he did the best he could for the paycheck, but I want nothing more than for male lead Ahn Jae Hyun to go back to supporting roles for the foreseeable future until he learns how to up his acting game, while Gu Hye Sun confirms for me that she’s about as hit-or-miss depending on role and story as it gets.
After quitting in episode 6, I checked back into Blood to watch the final episode and actually understood everything when it came to the vampire virus and whatnot. It still didn’t make the drama good but what boggles the mind is the production electing to go with an ending that makes Hyde’s lame ending look like a masterstroke of sense and logic. In the eternal drama telling struggle between a sad ending with tears and death and a happy ending with smiles, the drama chose both and never bother to explain why or how. Now that’s a bitch slap if I ever saw one to the remaining loyal Blood viewers. Oh KBS, way to join SBS in the fail department to start off this year.
At the end of Blood, Ahn Jae Hyun’s male lead dies in the arms of Gu Hye Sun’s female lead, complete with the vampire poetically watching the rising sun on the rooftop before expiring so very dramatically. Cut to sometime in the future and Gu Hye Sun’s character is in the fictional Eastern European country of Kochenia, where she encounters vamps and is saved by none other than Ahn Jae Hyun’s character. He smiles and reaches out his hand, she smiles back takes his hand without a word. THE END.
No explanation of how he’s suddenly alive, or this was a figment of her imagination, or his doppleganger or twin, or anything that could pass for providing a reason however far-fetched. Maybe the Blood team got confused in the very end by how very bad the writing has been for this drama and thought it was a story about zombies. I’m so glad this drama is over, this year alone both Hyde and Blood have shown how low K-dramas can possibly go in terms of producing utter waste of celluloid and the audiences time.