Vampire Detective: A Review

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I have no excuses for why I’m late with these recaps. I stopped enjoying this show a few weeks back. It says something when a depressing melodrama like Dear My Friends can hold my attention more than an action vampire show. If anyone knows me, they know I like my action thrillers. I finished Vampire Detective though, and after a completely unsatisfying finale, I look back to see where this show just lost its mojo for me. (And yes – there are some spoilers here.)

Here’s to better dramas starting this week.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 8 Recap

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Did we get a new writer? Are the better episodes being saved for the last half of the show? What’s going on!? For once we have a really spooky episode – one that involves spirits and ghosts and shamans. I wish we had this episode earlier, but what a nice follow-up to episode 7’s vampire-laden story.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 7 Recap

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Apologies for the lateness of this recap – I was quite out of it with a cold and a bunch of things happening. But OH MAN WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG FOR THIS EPISODE? Then again, I guess it ups my anticipation for the next episode and I won’t have to wait long for it. But this is also the episode that could have aired last week for episode 6 instead, and saved this drama. Because guess what? It’s an episode about vampires.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 6 Recap

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A very interesting episode that focuses on Goo Hyung’s background. Quite fun, but I swear drama – you REALLY need to stop making the culprit so obvious. Oh and just in case we’re counting, this is yet another episode where practically no vampirism appears.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 5 Recap

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This episode had nothing to do with vampirism. Which is kind of disappointing since we’re halfway through the series. That being said, this episode also had a better standalone crime case than the previous episodes. So… that’s something, right?

Sorry for the overdue post. I usually put this up on Tuesday but I have a hard time concentrating on writing about a drama that has nothing to do with its premise anymore.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 4 Recap

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Well, with this episode we’re finally getting somewhere when it comes to the overarching plot line. It’s a bit of a tenuous link to the case of the week, but I don’t particularly hate it. Not when we finally meet Lee Chung Ah in this episode!

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Vampire Detective: Episode 3 Recap

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A little better than last week’s case, but that’s not saying much. This week San and company must figure out the puzzle of a dead gangster boss to see where his inheritance goes. It’s a bit obvious what the solution is, even though the show tries to make the path to the conclusion an interesting one. One thing I have to appreciate after seeing these past couple of episodes is that the writer is working very hard to tie in each case to the over-arching plot. San is just so lucky to get the right cases at the right time here.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 2 Recap

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In this episode, San learns more about his powers while helping a reporter resolve her past. It’s not your typical case, as the client doesn’t really help the investigators very much with their investigation. In fact, I was a bit puzzled by it and it took me a couple of watches to really understand what was going on. However, it’s a very good episode in introducing us to San’s powers. He’s just as new to them as we are.

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Vampire Detective: Episode 1 Recap

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It is taking a lot of me to not type out Vampire Prosecutor 3 right now. Actually – more like every time I type out this title. But it’s a good thing because Vampire Prosecutor is what made me check this drama out. (No, not Lee Joon.) And I think that if Yeon Jung Hoon is not to continue with the vampire franchise, then I think Lee Joon most definitely is a worthy successor to pick up the fangs.

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