Friday, June 24, 2016
"Vampire Detective" finally delivers on the vampire part, but the results are sadly less exciting than they sound. Episode seven attempts to humanize our villainess and reveals her origins to us. San meets an old friend who is very different from what he remembers and our other leads take a break while he works this new case. We also meet an unexpected guest star who reveals an interesting fact about the drama. Any "Vampire Prosecutor" fans here?
I have to say, I am a bit confused by the choices regarding the characters here. Yo-na (Lee Cheong-ah) has had very little screen time and she has been a pretty one-dimensional evil character. A complex villain is more appealing of course, but there has to be sensible writing involved in their creation. Yo-na has not shown any significant signs of humanity in her and she can therefore not be humanized in one go. Her backstory tries to make us care, but it feels a bit late.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 7