Blood has finally finished airing and there is just so much to say. I’m not sure how others felt, but I hated the ending.
I know that Blood has been getting bad reviews since it started, and while I do agree the acting is not up to expectations and the story line not really great – it was still somehow, weirdly, watchable.
I expected at least a decent ending, but the ending was beyond terrible. I want my 20 hours back.
THOUGHTS AND DISCUSSION
Okay – first of all, let’s talk about the ending. Park Ji Sang is supposedly dead, but somehow, he appeared again in the end.
This is not an open ending. This is a ridiculous ending which makes no sense, no matter which angle we’re looking at it from.
Let’s talk about the drama as a whole.
First of all – it had too many unneeded characters. When it first started, we had a couple of doctors, but all of them vanished into thin air and no one knows what happened to them. If you’re not going to develop the characters, don’t introduce so many!
Woo Il-Nam, Gerrard Kim, Lee Ho-Yong – what happened to these doctors??? Did they die? I watched the drama from episode one but I can’t recall if any of them actually died, or if there was any explanation on why all of them just didn’t appear anymore.
Seo Hye-Ri, the Vampire Doctor (can’t recall his name), and all the other vampires. If you’re going to have a bad-ass in the show, make sure they are bad enough. The drama had a lot of baddies, but none of them are bad enough.
I actually liked Seo Hye Ri, and I wished they just stick with her and made her a little more evil instead of killing her off. Maybe they could have made her character to manage to inject Jae Wook’s blood into herself and turn her into a vampire as well. Then we could have a show-off between her and Jae Wook. It would have made things more fun and interesting.
The other vampires, Chul Hoon and J should have been given a little more development instead of only appearing to kill or harm the people around Ji Sang.
Min Ga Yeon, was supposedly the plot twist as she was a vampire – but this plot twist was so boring! I get it that her character is nice, but that’s not how you do a plot twist 😦 It would have been much better if she is just as bad-ass as Jae Wook and go against Ji Sang.
Overall, they had the characters but failed to make use of them, or develop them to their full potential. It’s a waste of characters, and having too much characters with too little development will only make the characters forgettable.
Weak Storyline and Poor execution
The idea they had – vampires and a virus, is not bad. It’s different, and interesting. However, the execution of the whole drama was below average.
First of all, we had Ji Sang doing surgeries and I like that bit because I like medical dramas. However, his character was weak against blood and I never see him doing surgery anymore 😦 His character still did surgery of course, but the drama no longer shows anything about surgery anymore.
The drama totally forget about all the other normal humans who are sick – but focus all their attention on patients in the ward 21A. Of course, considering this isn’t exactly a medical drama, I understand – but I was still sad there were no more normal cases of people being ill.
The virus – I can understand parts of it – but towards the end when they were finding the cure or vaccine, it’s like as though they were speaking in some nonsensical language I cannot understand. Well, basically of course it doesn’t make sense because this virus does not exist in reality, but I think the writer is confused as to what virus she’s creating also in the drama.
I still have no idea what Jae Wook experiment was trying to aim at – and if it was to cure humans, then what kind of cure did Ji Sang team came up with? And if it was the same thing, then why are they fighting so much?
Anyway they mentioned towards the end that something needs to be cultivated inside Ji Sang’s body and it will become a perfect cure. Okayyyyyyyy.
Let’s get to the ending. So the cure is supposed to be something which will be cultivated inside Ji Sang’s body. Now my question is – if he had died, by rights, the people in the ward all should have been cured, and there shouldn’t be anymore infected living anywhere.
But…. he didn’t die?
So…. what happened to all the infected in the ward?
If I backtrack a little, I remember Ji Tae saying that Ji Sang is different from all the other infected, and we all know it too. He also mentioned that even without a heart, Ji Sang could still live as it was his blood which makes him alive, not his heart. And also the drama mentioned something about vampires dying for 1 to 2 days and then wake up again.
Now question, so let’s say he initially died and they manage to get the whatever cure from his body, so they…. didn’t bury his body?
Just how is he alive?!
Unless you’re telling me he died, they get the cure from his body, bury his body and he came back alive.
But what happened to curing all the infected? They didn’t mention about the infected being cured and we have no idea if the cure is supposed to turn them back into their original state (with their initial sickness), or completely cured from all sickness.
There are so many question marks and I don’t even know how to list everything down. And did Jae Wook die of old age or what?
I’m not going to talk a lot about this one because so many have been said by everyone. It was a nice attempt by Ahn Jae Hyun, but sadly, he is still not ready for a lead role. Maybe it just wasn’t the right role. Whatever it is, I hope he takes this as experience and don’t feel too upset about all the criticism. He should use this chance instead to choose more suitable roles to improve his acting and experience, before landing another lead role.
As for Goo Hye Sun, no doubt she was awkward at the first few episodes. It gradually got better, but too bad her character was kind of flat and we can’t blame her for that.
Well, overall – it’s like everything is lacking. They had the potential, but didn’t make use of it. Of course, not everything is bad. There were good moments of course, if not, I would have dropped it long ago.
It’s like you know the feeling like it’s not awesome, but it’s not too bad…. but the ending totally turned it into something I felt like I shouldn’t have even watched in the first place, because I spent 20 hours on it and the ending is so *facepalm*.