I’ve decided to try once again to get through a Korean drama, and this is the one I’ve chosen. Season one of OCN’s 2011 fantasy mystery Vampire Prosecutor.
I’ve chosen Vampire Prosecutor because the premise slightly reminds me of 2007 CBS show Moonlight in which private detective Mick St. John solves murders.
A little like Moonlight it seems Vampire Prosecutors has separate crimes the characters solve in each episode, plus a series story arch, so I’m hoping this can keep me hooked in through the twelve episodes of the first season far better than anything else I have attempted to watch.
The series protagonist is Prosecutor Min Tae Yeon (Yun Jung Hoon) and as the name of the show suggests he is a vampire. Turned by a vampire he is determined to find, yet struggling to, he will only drink legally obtained blood and uses his vampiric powers to help him solve the crimes in his work.
Privy to his secret is Detective Hwang Soon Bum (Lee Won Jong), the police liaison on the newly formed prosecutor and police team created to solve murder cases.
Also joining the new team are rookie prosecutor Yoo Jung In (Lee Young Ah) and intern Choi Dong Man (Kim Joo Young).
The first episode finds Prosecutor Min faced with a case reminding him of his creation and past and is an interesting introduction to the main character and story that should continue throughout the series.
I’m quite looking forward to the rest of the show.
(I’m not watching on YouTube but here is the full first episode subbed in English)