Blood premiered with lots of harsh criticism, and personally I do agree with some of the criticism after watching the first two episodes, but I don’t find the drama as bad as what most people claim.
The main weakness of the drama is the acting by both the main leads, and though some fans have come into the actors defenses, honestly, after watching the third episode, I agree that the acting is not up to expectations, and we could consider it a miscast for the drama.
However, if people were to give me a choice of either watching a bad drama with solid acting or good drama with mediocre acting, I would definitely choose the good drama with mediocre acting. To me, drama plot and storyline is much more important than acting skills. Of course, I’m not saying that Blood is a good drama, neither is it bad.
For now, I think it’s pretty alright and it may be interesting – or it may not. The fact that I’m still watching it means that not all hope is lost. As per usual, just a discussion – not a recap.
THOUGHTS & DISCUSSION
Ahn Jae Hyun’s limited acting experience showed too much in Episode 3 and I really had to tried hard controlling myself from laughing and cringing at him trying to act frustrated – or angry, or whatever it’s supposed to be.
Maybe it’s too fast for him to play a leading man – or maybe he just choose a difficult character for his first leading man role. I love him, totally, and despite his limited acting capability, I hope he learns through this drama and does better in the later episodes and in his next project. No one is perfect and practice makes perfect.
I think netizens are pretty harsh on him, and I know most aren’t very happy about him landing a lead role. But hey, we see so many idols in lead roles and they suck just as bad. Not just idols – even some newbie actresses get lead roles and they’re pretty much bad at it too.
I think most of the harsh comments happen because we never really seen her in roles like these. This is what happen when you play a similar role over the years, and try taking a completely different character. It’s good that she’s trying a different role as an actress.
However, as we’ve mostly seen her in damsel in distress kind of roles, or innocent righteous roles – it’s a pretty drastic change for her to play a character which is over-confident and arrogant. She also mentioned that she learned to walk differently, and speak differently following previous netizens comments.
It’s probably too much change for us viewers, and I think all we need is time to adapt. I think I’m slowly adapting so I don’t think it’s bad anymore – but she needs to know when to tone down. When she walked away to go to Ji Sang’s house – I was wondering if she was practicing to walk on the runway or something.
Sometimes when you try too hard, it shows. I hope she quickly gets comfortable and try not to overdo it. If she manages to tone down in the later episodes, maybe we would see a different Goo Hye Sun.
So Ji Sang and Jae Wook shook hands – but how come Ji Sang couldn’t sense the presence? From what I understand, when vampires are nearby, they could sense each other – and Ji Sang sense him earlier in episode 2 (though he didn’t know who), but why couldn’t he sense him now?
Does Jae Wook have some kind of drug which makes him hide his presence or something?
I still don’t get what kind of experiment Jae Wook is trying to do – and what does it got to do with Ri Ta’s uncle. We could see that Ri Ta uncle is sick – but does the experiment Jae Wook is doing supposed to help her uncle?
Are they trying to find some kind of miraculous drug from a vampire which can cure all illness or something like that? Maybe like a pure vampire’s blood can cure all illness? I hope it’s not that – because that’s not really original and spoils the fun.
But does the uncle know Jae Wook is a vampire? Or is he one himself?
Anyway, I hope the drama stops with all the running and chasing scenes – or keep it at a minimum. Not all running or chasing scenes like across the roads and over the roofs is cool. I really hated it when Ji Sang literally ran across the road and sort of running mid-air. I know they have powers and all that – but please keep it at a minimum.
Luvvy adds the fun in the drama and is pretty funny. When it played 4minute’s what’s your name to Ri Ta, I had to stop myself from laughing. And I hope we will learn how Hyun Woo and Ji Sang became friends.
Okay that’s all for now. The acting is mediocre, but putting aside that and looking on the positive side that it might be a learning opportunity for both Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun, I’m just going to focus on the storyline. This episode was pretty average to me, but I’m still curious about certain stuff so I’m sticking around.
Hwaiting Ahn Jae Hyun 🙂 !
Hwaiting Goo Hye Sun 🙂 !