Blade Man

Blade Man (2014)

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Hong Bin is an arrogant man with an anger problem. He runs a game company and the employees are all afraid of him. He holds a grudge against his father , because his father broke up his relationship with Tae Hee and he still can't get over her.
Recently, he seems angry all the time and his sense of smell has gotten more sensitive. His secretary hasn't told him that when he read moregets angry, blades come out of his body. He is the only person that knows about that.
One day, Hong Bin goes to the hospital to see his employees who were beaten by him. There, he notices the scent of Tae Hee, but the woman who has her scent is Se Dong.

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Nov 15, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
The story is a typical melodrama with some comedy, cute moments, and the supernatural thrown in. I get why the drama was cut short. The story was going nowhere fast. Maybe it was a lack of chemistry, but the romance was lacking. I appreciate the writer's attempt to delve into the psyche of a person with a horrible or devastatingly sad childhood. I also enjoyed the dynamics of all of the father read more son relationships. I just didn't see the point of the supernatural aspect. The story was just so pointless. It wasn't horrible. It is just nothing special even with all the potential. Plus the ending sucks.

I would have dropped this f it weren't for Lee Dong Wook. He strangely made Hong Bin seem real to me. Through the bad writing and quirky character I could see the man with a warm heart that was so in pain that he made himself and those around him miserable to the point that he grew blades. It is an interesting concept. Too bad that is all it was.
OMG...Shin Se Kyung will just never get better. She had her cute moments as Se Dong, but they seemed forced and in the end she reverted back to that blank stare. I knew it going in. I only have myself to blame. It wasn't all her though. The writing of her selfless character isn't great either.
The other actors are fine, but nothing stands out.

The music is OK.

I will NEVER rewatch this.

I don't recommend this drama. It is mediocre at best. I only gave it a 7 because of Lee Dong Wook. I probably over ranked it.
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Nov 29, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I don't know how to write a preview without being spoiler :) so i wil try to make it short.
The leads here are not typical at all , so if you are looking for cool arrogant male lead or cute naive girl , you won't get it .both lead have a weekness points in their personality have to be recognized and fixed.the silence play a role in the drama was impressive read more , the superpower and the blades were metaphor and choice the lead has to make
I find the story simple ,but indirect
The direction , cinmatography and the music were awesome
Lee dong wook was perfect and his expression was wow
SSK was cute but sometimes i get annoyed by her stare gaze esp.her character needed more expression
Kim kap so was perfect too
The flaws, it has a slight slow pace , the supporting characters were needed to be more contributed . the first episode was over the top .over used of flash backs at the first
.enjoy it ,thanks
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Leads have super powers, both are based at gaming companies. Both have quirky humor. Both have OTT violence. Watch for Lee Dong Wook.
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If you liked Lee dong in blade man , you will definitely adore him in goblin. He has an awesome bromance with gong yoo in goblin.
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    Megunefetish 3 days ago

    it's simple : don't watch this unless you're a die hard fan of Lee Dong Wook.

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    Cali 22 days ago

    The drama wasn't great, not gonna lie, watched because of Lee Dong Wook.

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    claudya87 Apr 15, 2017

    What was Lee Dong Wook when he took this show?!

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    VishalIngle Mar 17, 2017 - edited

    there's absolutely no need for the supernatural element. its totally wasted here. that should have been more of a metaphorical than literal. the show already had enough drama content. there's not much character development. acting wise Shin Se Kyung and Lee Mi Sook were good enough for me to finish it watching, a little disappointed with others. the Secretary did the job precisely.

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      VishalIngle Mar 22, 2017

      i wanted it to be just psychological blades and not literally(now don't say they weren't real because we saw plenty of evidence stating blades were true).
      claustrophobia(secret garden), alexia, or prickliness and inability to control his rage don't take any physical form in any of those dramas.
      here it matters because so much time was wasted just to show he was enraged, part of which could've been spent on finding solutions.
      his exquisite sense of smell- i just attributed it to the blades's side/counter-effect.there's a time when he's in his car going somewhere and he says 'Se Dong is in 1km radius' that kinda looked bad logically. but as far as the comiv approach it was hilarious.

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      namopanik Mar 22, 2017

      That's why it's a metaphor, because the rage takes a physical shape of blades while following the same formula as other dramas and giving an impression that they differ substantially by means of giving each of them a specific gimmick.

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      VishalIngle Mar 22, 2017 - edited

      'giving each of them a specific gimmick'? he doesn't have anything to do with those blades, no evil force to fight off or any means to use them for a good purpose.
      so,what are you talking about? you know that the show had bad ratings, right?

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      namopanik Mar 22, 2017

      Why would he have to use them for anything? And who to fight with? His father? It was never a superhero story.
      And what have ratings to do with anything?

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      VishalIngle Mar 22, 2017

      that's what i was saying that there was no need for the supernatural element. it was total waste.
      tell me what you're talking about when you say 'giving each of them a specific gimmick'? i thought you were saying that it was done to attract variety of audiences and so I was reminding you that the show never grasped much ratings.

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    Vera Feb 15, 2017

    Is it that bad? the plot seems interesting

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    WhiteCloud Dec 4, 2016

    A lot of things have this drama that do not fit.

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    changwookie Jul 14, 2016

    Dropped this drama long ago, all I really liked was the security guy, he's so adorable.

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    pigtails4ever Jun 17, 2016

    The best part of this drama is Han Jung Soo, especially his character in episode 11. The secretary is the best!!!!

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    NewKDramaAddict Mar 30, 2016

    Super weird...okay ep 1. Still undecided to continue.

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    DianaCarvalho Mar 28, 2016

    The best thing of this drama is the instrumental OST :)

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    Red Mar 27, 2016

    i can't believe i completed watching this drama ~.~
    i think Lee Dong Wook was not suited for the main role ( dont hate me I'm a fan of his and i continued watching for him and Shin Se Kyung)

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    DeepikaKrishnan Mar 12, 2016 - edited

    This synopsis is rather confusing :/

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      Eunha Mar 23, 2016 - edited

      How about it is about angry lee dong wook who has blades come out when angry, but that it don't expect much from the blade angle. Also the guy has a very sensitive sense of smell so becomes obsessed with a girl. Then there is a story about girlfriend from past coming back and he feels responsible because his dad did stuff in past. If it wasn't for lee dong wook I would have dropped it.

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    Jax Nov 10, 2015

    The blades played a shockingly small role in this drama, considering the title haha. They almost shouldn't have included them at all. Still, it was better than I thought it would be.

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    Wahyu Rini W Sep 28, 2015 - edited

    i dont like the storyline but i really impressed with lee dong wook's acting skill in this drama,,
    i dont know why,,but i didnt see lee dong wook in this drama but i saw someone else,,
    good job dong wook oppa,,
    he's become more mature and great in acting,,,
    chukhahae oppa,,,

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 20, 2015

    I expected something better and the premise sounded interesting. The beginning was okay but it dropped to suck really fast. First of all they should have cast a different actress.Shin Se Kyung has two expressions. The drama really went down the drain when the ex-girlfriend showed up. And that ending was so terrible. I was speechless at how terrible that ending was. I couldn't wait to delete this drama.


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    South Korea
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    Sep 10, 2014 to Nov 13, 2014
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    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 4 min.


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    6.9 (scored by 2,803 users)
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