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Jan 30, 2015 | 16:00 PM EST

The K-Drama Forecast For February 2015

BY Adrienne Stanley

The upcoming KBS2 fantasy drama “Blood” will explore the issue of whether vampires have a place within the hospital setting. Ahn Jae Hyun (You’re All Surrounded, My Love From The Stars) stars as Park Ji Sang while Goo Hye Sun (Angel Eyes, Boys Over Flowers) portrays Yoo Ti Ra. Ji Jin Hee,who previously starred in “Dating Agency: Cyrano” is also included in the cast.

The drama takes place in a hospital for the terminally ill which means that “Blood” will most likely confront several controversial issues including a patient’s right to die as opposed to receiving treatment. “Blood” has the potential to provide a unique approach to the vampire meets an attractive human trope which was revitalized through Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.

“Blood” follows “Healer” and will premier on February 16 in the 10 p.m. KST time slot.

After School’s UEE (You’re Beautiful, Golden Rainbow) will return to Korean drama in the upcoming tvN romantic comedy “Ho Goo’s Love.” Choi Woo Sik (Pride and Prejudice, Fated to Love You) portrays Ho Goo, a young man who is naive and lacks experience with dating.

He is reunited with his first crush Do Hee (Uee), who behaves like one of the guys but is the champion of the nation swim team. Ho Goo sets out to win Do Hee’s heart but encounters several obstacles in his quest for love.

2AM’s Seulong (Hotel King) also stars in the drama while Lee Soo Kyung makes her television debut.

The series which is also referred to as “Fool’s Love” is based on the web comic “Hogooui Sarang.” “Hogooui Sarang” was created by the same writer who developed the web comic that served as the basis for “Flower Boy Next Door.”

“Ho Goo’s Love” premieres on February 9. It will air on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 11 p.m. KST time slot.

“Unkind Women” will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 p.m. KST.

Former MBLAQ member Lee Joon stars in “Heard It Through The Grapevine.” “Heard It Through The Grapevine” is a dark comedy which will provide a satirical look at Korea’s upper class. The rampant materialism and emphasis on maintaining wealth through conglomerate heirs will be mocked throughout the drama.

Yoo Ho Jung (A Little Love Never Hurts) and Go Ahn Sung (God of Study) are also part of the cast of the upcoming SBS drama.

“Heard It Through The Grapevine” premiers on February 23. The series will air on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KST.

Which upcoming drama are you most excited about?
Will “Blood” revitalize the vampire romance genre? Can “Heard It Through The Grapevine” mock the trivial displays of wealth that have made dramas like “The Heirs” so popular? Comment below.

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