“Blood” is an action packed medical drama starring Ahn Jae Hyun and Gu Hye Sun.
For the most part, I admit, I watched it for Gu Hye Sun. But also for vampires. I love vampire movies/dramas.
This drama was produced by KBS and ran for 20 episodes from February 16th to April 21st, 2015.
The synopsis is this: Park Ji-sang (Ahn Jae Hyun), who also goes by Jason in the beginning of the drama) is a surgeon at the Taemin (yep, I giggled) Cancer Hospital, the best in the country. What his new co-workers don’t know, however, is that he’s a vampire.
LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT THOUGH, vampirism in this drama is derived from a virus, that was cultivated and developed, and yes, somehow, Ji-sang is embroiled in this hot mess. Let’s continue.
Even though he appears emotionless much of the time, he yearns to experience humanity. He fights for human life, and staves off his blood lust by using placebos created by Hyun Woo (Jung Hae In) his close friend and partner in research. He wishes to be human so badly, that he recruited Hyun Woo to help him in his research so that he could possibly achieve his goal.
The placebo is important, because while he’s operating, he has to stave off his blood lust so that his patients you know, don’t die and whatnot.
Enter Yoo Ri-ta, played by Gu Hye Sun, who is a snobby rich brat brought up by her uncle, who is Chairman of Taemin, after her parents died in the woods on a family vacation when she was young (this is important later). She hates the emotionless new doctor, Ji-sang at first, but, perhaps a relationship will develop? How far? You’ll have to watch to figure out.
Moving on, among his new colleagues, Director Lee Jae-wook (Ji Jin Hee) is a two-faced…[insert naughty word here] who gains the trust of everyone at the hospital, while he holds a dangerous secret (that involves Ji-sang) and likes going on power rampages and is an evil little bastard.
With the synopsis finished, I would just like to point out that sometimes, I really wanted to punch characters in the face. So hard. How could you do that? How could you NOT see that coming? Did you graduate from a uni or didn’t you?
And last but not least, it made me weep. So often. So hard. Oh my God, I could not tell who was sadder by the end of the drama, me, or Gu Hye Sun. I pretty much sobbed my way through the last two and a half episodes. And when I say sobbed, I mean loud, ugly, pitiful tears that burned my eyeballs. I had to pause several times. It was awful.
The drama is amazing. My sobbing was awful.