K-Drama Review: Follow the Life of a Detective Who Turns Into a Vampire in the Drama ‘Vampire Detective’

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Get To Know More About The K-Drama ‘Vampire Detective’!

Are you a K-Dramalover? Have you ever watched a K-Drama beside a romance genre? In this article, we’re going to tell you about about Vampire Detectivean action and fantasy drama which had a good rating and is highly recommended to watch after a long day!

If you’re curious about Vampire Detective and whether you’d like to watch it, check out in the article below to find out about the synopsis, cast, and more!

What Happens If a Detective Turns Into a Vampire?

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Vampire Detective (파이어 탐정) is a South Korean television drama that fits into the genres of fantasy, action, thriller and mystery. The drama was written by Yoo Young-seon and directed by Kim Ga-ram and Lee Seung-hoon, starring actors Lee Joon, Oh Jung-se, Le Se-young and Lee Chung-ah.

The drama series aired on OCN from March 27-June 12, 2016 in total of 12 episodes. Vampire Detective is basically a drama about a prime detective named Yoon San (played by Lee Joon) who worked as a private detective who was suddenly turned into a vampire. He tried to solve various cases and the mystery surrounding himself while working with his friend, Yoon Goo-hyung (played by Oh Jung-se).

The Cast

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Actor Lee Joon as Yoon San

In this drama, Lee Joon played the lead role as a detective, but he is also a vampire. Yoon San works as a private detective but suddenly is turned into a vampire and he has a mission to investigate a mysterious circumstance while solving cases with his team.

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Actor Oh Jung Se as Yong Goo-hyung

Oh Jung Se played as the character of Yong Goo-hyung, and he also knows that Yoon San (played by Lee Joon) is a vampire. Goo-hyung also works as a detective and he tries to solve a mysterious case. He likes to secretly follow his suspects to reveal their identities.

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Actress Lee Se-young as Han Gyeo-wool

Lee Se-young played as the character of Han Gyeo-wool. She made an appearance at Yoon San’s home as a surprise visitor. The unknown, blond-haired female offered to help the detectives but, on other hand, detective Yong Goo-hyung doesn’t believe her at all. Han Gyeo-wool likes to follow the suspect to reveal their identity, her character mostly as the same as detective Yong Goo-hyung.

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Actress Lee Chung-ah as Yo-Na

Lee Chung-ah played as the character of Yo-Na, who become the main villain in this drama. Her original story in this drama include many themes, such as romance, angst, and more. In this drama, Yo-Na showed how difficult it is to become a vampire and how it changed the entirety of her life.

Other supporting cast:

  • Actor Jo Bok-rae as Kang Tae-woo
  • Actress Kim Yoon-hye as Jung Yoo-jin
  • Actor An Se-ha as Detective Park
  • FIESTAR’s Jei as Se-Ra
  • Actress Han Soo-yeon as Kim Yeon-joo
  • Actor Choi Gwi-hwa as Jang Tae-sik
  • Actor Jae-hee as Han Gyoo-min
  • Actress Choi Song-hyun as Seo Seung-hee
  • Actor Park Doo-shik as Choi Cheol-woo

The Ratings

Episode Original Broadcast Date Average Audience Share
TNmS Ratings AGB Nielsen Ratings
12 June 12, 2016 0.6% 0.898%
11 June 5, 2016 0.628%
10 May 29, 2016 0.7% 0.894%
9 May 22, 2016 0.6% 0.918%
8 May 15, 2016 0.8% 0.726%
7 May 8, 2016 0.7% 0.769%
6 May 1, 2016 0.5% 1.031%
5 April 24, 2016  0.7% 0.722%
4 April 17, 2016 1.179%
3 April 10, 2016 0.9% 1.034%
2 April 3, 2016 0.9% 1.318%
1 March 27, 2016 0.8% 1.092%
Average 0.6% 0.934%

On episode 2, which aired on April 3, 2016, Vampire Detective reached the highest rating with 0.9% (TNmS Ratings) and 1.318% (AGB Nielsen Ratings). The lowest rankings were on episode 6, that aired on May 1, 2016, with rating of 0.5% (TNmS Ratings) and on episode 11 that aired on June 5, 2016, with rating of 0.628% (AGB Nielsen Ratings)

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Vampire Detective

  1. A Rare K-Drama Genre
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The point of watching a K-Drama is to relax during your free time. Vampire Detective is very recommended, since the genre is different than any other drama. This drama has fiction, fantasy, and mystery themes that take the viewers on a journey along with the story.

  1. Knowing The Other Side Of Vampires
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There are some vampires who  appeared in this drama as supporting characters and they mostly use their supernatural powers, but the main character, Yoon San, who’s playing as detective and also a vampire, just acts like a human being although sometimes he needs his “blood inhaler” from his private doctor.

  1. Amazing Characters and Plots
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The acting of every cast member in this drama is wonderful and sometimes it also added a sense of humor in the middle of its scenes. The three main characters, Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, and Lee Se-young, worked as a team but they also had each had their own, individual character that represented them as well.

  1. Fanfiction Turned Into A Drama
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Many people assume that this drama has a feeling that was mostly taken from fanfiction. In this drama, every character has their own story arc, and individually find a gap from trouble and investigate them.

  1. Mysterious Suspects and Villain
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Although there are only a few characters that show up and have a main story, there are also some mysterious suspects that tag along in every episode. There are also some villains that become a main character in this drama, such as Yo-Na.


Well, that was all the information of K-Drama Vampire Detective. Which drama genre do you like the most? If you’re going to watch any fictional or fantasy drama, this drama is really recommended for you to watch! Anyway, let us hope for the best to the cast as well, so they could make another comeback in any drama in the future!