So, vampires. Let’s go. I like how they took a science approach to vampirism, and its unique as in, I never really seen it explained this way, as being a type of virus. That idea is very intriguing. Another thing I like is, the actual transformation of it, he physically changes in the nails, skin, and eyes. Also some superman see through vision going on there.
The actual visual aspect of the read moredrama is weird. The repeat slow motion reminds me of daily soap operas mixed with the dramatic music make it somewhat laughable instead of dramatic.
The overall quality of this episode was mainly just to set up the background information for future episodes.
From the trailers and stuff I do think this is South Korea's answer to Twilight. Unlike Twilight I'm enjoying the show at this point. Yes the special affects aren't the greatest out there. However, for a TV show they're not half bad. Plus, I like the overall look of the vampires. The white face paint in some shots looks like to much. But I enjoy the veins and green eyes that appear. read morePlus the classic creepy nails.
Ahn Jae Hyeon looks pretty darn fine as a vampire. All of those "vampire model" shots are perfect. The man is fine and clearly they're going to exploit this in Blood. After all fans love they're smexy vampires. It's just the way it is. Ahn also isn't that bad of an actor. Though You're All Surrounded is more of a comedy role, so it will be interesting to see how they have Ahn as Ji Sang. So far Ahn as Ji Sang works for me. He's a hero doctor and his bad-booty vampire moments are cool. Especially the episode ending. "Oh, look at me stand up after getting blown away by a missile. Let's just toss this cell phone over my shoulder for special effect."
Blood is campy, and for a vampire show that's not bad. The fight scenes are fun. Though the slow motion is over the top! Slow motion seems to equal vampire speed and strength. Though I'm guessing it's just easier to use that for special affects and keeps the show on a cheaper budget.
One of my favorite mythos about vampires is that it's caused by a virus and I love the idea of Ji Sang looking for a cure. As a first episode I think it sets up the current day Ji Sang well and giving viewers enough in the flashbacks to see what's led him up to this point. Thankfully I enjoyed said flashback. Which of late is usually not one of my favorite things in the opening episode. They're usually boring, to long, and don't give the right information.
Oh, and the villain! So over the top villainy! Surgeon Lee Jae Wook may be bad, but he's going to be oh so good lusting over. It never hurts to have a smexy villain vampire.
Another point for this show is that while I think the future love interest is in that flashback, her future self has not been introduced. Nor does the flashback overplay her. It thrills me when a show can take it's time introducing the players and concepts so that things don't feel rushed. (And then there isn't a ton of filler later on. Hopefully.)
I'm comfortable enough to go on to the next episode. It's fun! And my vampire fan self is loving it.
Park Ji Sang is a doctor specializing in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery in the best cancer research hospital in the country. He is also a vampire. Despite seeming cold and unfeeling, Ji Sang masks his soft heart and inner pain and yearns for closeness with people. He believes very strongly in the sanctity of human life, and suppresses his thirst for blood to treat terminally ill patients and save lives.Among his colleagues is Yoo Ri read moreTa, a hotshot physician who entered medical school at the age of 17 and is also the niece of the chaebol group chairman who owns the hospital. Ri Ta is highly capable but snooty and prideful, yet Ji Sang finds himself falling for her. He also gets drawn into a conflict between good and evil as he encounters Lee Jae Wook, a two-faced hospital chief who gains everyone's trust with his gentle demeanor, but inwardly harbors a dangerous ambition for power and a talent for cruelty.
This was awesome story..
I love Ahn Jae Hyeon, so seeing him all sexy and vampiric made my day. I quite liked the first episode, it really created this sense of enigma and suspense. It even had that emotional background that immediately explained to the audience the MC's predicament and enemies, even flashed a prospective romantic figure. I especially enjoyed the lack of twilight generic conventions within this drama. It was a slightly original spin on read morevampires lacking the obvious cape or the creepy shimmering.
I can't wait for more!!!!!
I don't like it that they reffered the outlook of vampires to the old Drakula. White face, shadows under eyes, veines showing and long finger nails...Why couldn't they reffer to the hollywood Vampires and make then sexy? Haha XD
Oh and those wolfs were fail...and the girl too, chillin and watching him like nothings wrong.