The Gumshoe Vampire

Posted by Stephanie on February 12, 2016



Did you know Vampire Detective was a thing? I know I talked about it in the podcast but I honestly can’t remember if we talked about it here. I’d check, but that’s a whole extra step and I’m feeling lazy today.

Anywhoo! Vampire Detective! Whether we talked about it or not, there is now a teaser! So let’s take a look. 

I now have a Vampire Detective song in my head. If this were the podcast I’d sing it to you, because just seeing the lyrics

Vampire! Vampire Detective. Yeah. Vampire! Vampire Detective

isn’t quite as impressive as the jingle that is currently worming it’s way around my ears.

So, Lee Joon! As a Vampire Detective (talk about a literal title)! This drama of a policeman turned detective turned vampire sounds like it could either be campy fun, or dark and delicous. And from the teaser it looks like they might be trying to straddle both? OCN is known for it’s crime dramas—and it’s vampire crime dramas in the previous Vampire Prosecutor.

Do you think this is the start of a whole line of Vampire/Occupation dramas? Vampire Chef! Vampire Chaebol! Vampire Gynecologist!

Heh. Maybe not. In this incarnation, Lee Joon plays a detective who solves crimes with the help of his faithful friend who does not discriminate against Korean/Vampires. They solve random crimes and while also trying to solve just how (or who) turned Lee Joon into a vampy wonder.

I totally think that Lee Joon is one of those actors to keep an eye out for. I’ve seen him in a few things now and that boy has got range on him. I totally think he can pull off the intense vampire parts and the goofy regular moments. While I didn’t really want to see his big drama from last year, Heard It Through The Grapevine, this is a drama I’ll take a look at.

While OCN doesn’t quite have the great track record that the other cable network tvN has, they have been able to put out some solid dramas: The Vampire Prosecutor Series before, The God’s Quiz series (some of the seasons at least) and the awesome Bad Guys. So this show has the possibility of being pretty awesome.

Now everybody together! Vampire! Vampire Detective. Yeah. Vampire! Vampire Detective


  • Reply haninsang February 14, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Let’s wait for this drama together! Seems good

  • Reply nopenotta May 25, 2016 at 12:34 am

    The Korean ‘Angel’?

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