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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vampire Detective #review



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Drama -  Vampire Detective (literal title)
Genre -  Vampires, Paranormal, Romance
Writer -  Yoo Young seon
Network -  OCN
Episodes -  12
Released -  2016, Mar - Jun



CAST





PLOT

Private detective Yoon San (Lee Joon) solves various cases for his clients while also trying to uncover the mystery surrounding his becoming an elite vampire and a bigger mystery from his recent past.

REVIEW


Before I begin, let me say I haven't watched Vampire Prosecutor but probably will now.

Regardless, it was prior to episode seven that I began to wonder if I wasn't watching a sequel to an original story and hadn't yet compared this to Prosecutor.

Is it the same guy? Same premise? Same baddies? Same plot?

I had no idea, but in episode 7, the bar scene was as cryptic as it was cool.




It forced me to pause the watch in order to do some research just to appease my overly curious mind.

All it told me is that Prosecutor goes all the way back to 2011, and there is a sequel with 2, released in 2012.

Back to being confused, or else OCN plans on a Prosecutor 3.

The only other conundrum that occurred was Lee Se young's Han Gyeo wool and her hair.


Gyeo wool's grayish hair


becomes


Gyeo wool's orange hair 

becomes

Gyeo wool's bleached hair
becomes

Gyeo wool's butter hair

Can't imagine the number of times she dyed it during the course of these twelve episodes, but it must have been often.

Lee Chung ah's Yo na was cool and fit the Vamp Vampire bill almost perfectly.


Lee Chung ah as Yo na

Now, I get that I'm reporting backwards here, but this did air back in March and I'm just now getting around to watching, so I gather most of y'all have seen it and aren't too curious about its content.

But, it is about three young soldiers who are assigned a top-secret mission, working in tandem with a secret police task force to infiltrate and take down a lucrative pyramid scheme.

In the course of events, jealous Kang Tae woo weasels his way into Jung Yoo jin's life in order to get back at San.

Tae woo stumbles upon the Vampire thing and ends up becoming one himself -- a selling his soul to the devil type transaction as he still hopes to win Yoo jin's affections from San.

Yoo jin is the weak, mousy chick with no backbone who goes along with Tae woo's dastardly plan because she believes it will 'somehow' save San.

Yeah, right.

Now they are two vampires on the run, and with San working as a private detective for the retired cop who had asked for their help in the first place.

San's first case ends up making him a vampire, but an elite one who can't eat food yet is able to tolerate sunlight.

I never understood his 'elite'-ness if he wasn't able to move at the speed of light, walk through walls, cloak himself in darkness, or even hear and see like an immortal.

All San could do that was 'special' was fight hard, but there were just as many times when he got his ass whooped really bad.




San has never given up hope of finding his one true love and his hyung, which doesn't occur until the last few episodes -- when he learns the truth.

In-between that plot are a lot of minor plot twists in the form of San's being a private investigator hired to hunt down people or get to the bottom of unsolved mysteries in other people's lives.

Which was why I enjoyed this one as much as I did.

Still not a Vampire fan.

Along with watching this, I am BETA editing a Vampire Romance for someone, and also nightly reading Damion's Oracle, a vampire romance by Lizzy Ford.

I'm up to my eyeballs in Vampires and still think it is a silly premise with zero romantic aspects to redeem their value.

Blood and gore do not = romance to my mind, sorry!
It's gross and a horrible way to have to spend your eternity.
If it was me, I'd walk into the sunlight fast enough to make a zombie's head spin.


okay, so there's this 

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