Yeon Jung-hoon returns to dramaland as a vampire
Aw, yeah. Yeon Jung-hoon
(Jejoongwon, East of Eden
will be returning to television this fall as an undead creature of the
night. But not just any old bloodsucker, mind you. He’ll be playing the
lead in upcoming cable drama Vampire Prosecutor
. Uh huh. You read that right.
Listen, do I even need to make the obvious joke about lawyers and vampires?
Apparently Yeon and his wife Han Ga-in
are planning to take cable by storm, if she ends up starring in her blockbuster cable drama
early next year. There seems to be a rising trend with bigger budget
cable dramas, starting with wrangling bigger stars for their shows. Hey,
if you can make it work, more power to you.
This will be Yeon’s first drama in over a year, since starring in last year’s highly-regarded medical sageuk Jejoongwon
He’ll be playing a vampire who lives as a prosecutor and specifically
deals with mysteries. I don’t know what that means though — are we
or just really elusive mobsters? At least in
Korea the prosecutors are like 90% cops anyway, so they’re pretty much
like detectives-as-DAs. Because what’s the point of a vampire who sits
at his desk all day pushing paperwork?
Coincidentally, Yeon’s character in East of Eden
prosecutor too. Hm. Maybe he’s still that character, who finally went
nuts from the mountain of insanely twisted daddy issues and became a
vampire to wreak vengeance on humanity. Only he couldn’t manage to shake
his do-gooder ways, and so plans to live out the rest of eternity
upholding the law…
Okay, this could either be really cheesy, so cheesy it’s funny,
sooooooo cheesy that it comes back around to being good, or
mind-blowingly whedonesque. I’m putting my money on campy fun, but I’ll
be happy if it manages to be in the so-cheesy-it’s-awesome category.
Looks like we’ll be seeing Yeon Jung-hoon’s transformation from this
to THAT. Vampire Prosecutor
premieres in September on cable network OCN.
Via Hankook Ilbo