Bloodhounds (South Korean TV series)

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Bloodhounds
Promotional poster
Hangul
사냥개들
Literal meaningHounds
Revised RomanizationSanyanggaedeul
McCune–ReischauerSanyanggaedŭl
Genre
Based onBloodhounds
by Jeong Chan
Written byKim Joo-hwan
Directed byKim Joo-hwan
Starring
Music byKoo Ja-kwan
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes8
Production
ProducerKwon Mi-kyung
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseJune 9, 2023 (2023-06-09)

Bloodhounds (Korean사냥개들) is a South Korean streaming television series directed by Kim Joo-hwan, and starring Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-yi, Park Sung-woong, and Huh Joon-ho. It was released on Netflix, on June 9, 2023.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

Bloodhounds depicts a story about two young boxers who set foot in the world of private loans in pursuit of money and get caught up in a huge force.[5]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A sincere and considerate boxing prospect and a former Marine.[6]
Geon-woo’s partner in action and a former Marine.
The CEO of Smile Capital, and a notorious illegal loan shark who reigns above the law.
Formerly a legend of the private loan industry, he currently provides loans with no interest to people who have no money for medical treatment.

Supporting[edit]

Tae-ho's successor and foster granddaughter.
Geon-woo's mother.
  • Lee Hae-yeong as Hwang Yang-jung
Tae-ho's right-hand man who runs a Japanese restaurant.
  • Min Kyung-jin as Oh In-mook
Tae-ho's driver who was originally the security guard for Tae-ho's building.
The team leader of the Serious Crime Investigation Division of the National Investigation Headquarters, and an older cousin of Min-beom.[7]
  • Park Ye-ni as Kang Tae-young
The team leader of Cyber Crimes Investigation Division.
  • Tae Won-seok as Kang In-beom
Myeong-gil's underling who he met in prison.
  • Cheon Dong-bin as Cheon Dong-woo[8]
  • Ha Soo-ho as Im Jang-do
The strategy management director of Smile Capital.
  • Jo Wan-gi as Kim Jun-min
A sales manager of Smile Capital.
  • Bae Jae-gi as Yang Jae-myeong
An underling of Myeong-gil who pretends to be a homeless man, in order to steal identification cards for loan purposes.
  • Hong Jun-young as Captain Jung
The service representative of Smile Capital, and a former fighter.
A business partner and Myeong-gil's lover.
  • Jung Da-eun as Oh Da-min[10]
The granddaughter of In-mook, and an archer.

Special appearances[edit]

A 3rd-generation conglomerate of I'll Corporation, and is Kang-yong's younger cousin.[11]
A private loan shark who formerly worked under President Choi, and a former Marine.
Tae-ho's left arm who is loyal to him.[12]
Doo-young's wife.
A corrupt officer of the Serious Crime Investigation Division Unit 1, and a junior of Kang-yong.

Production[edit]

Actress Kim Sae-ron played the role of Cha Hyun-joo, but on June 2, 2022, Netflix Korea announced Kim would be removed from the series, following a DUI incident.[13]

Accolades[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Korea Drama Awards 2023 Excellence Award, Actor Lee Sang-yi Won [14]

Listicle[edit]

Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Time 2023 The 10 Best Korean Dramas of 2023 on Netflix Included [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierce Conran (May 30, 2023). "8 new Korean dramas to watch in June 2023: Netflix's Bloodhounds, Lies Hidden in My Garden, See You in My 19th Life and more". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on May 30, 2023. Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  2. ^ Lee Gyu-lee (June 1, 2023). "From hardcore action to heart-throbbing romance, series to hit in June". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on June 4, 2023. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  3. ^ Kim Ji-won (January 17, 2023). "'더글로리' 파트2→'D.P.' 시즌2…넷플릭스, 올해 한국 작품 28편 공개" ['The Glory' Part 2 → 'DP' Season 2... Netflix to release 28 Korean titles this year]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 3, 2023. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
  4. ^ Park Soo-in (May 12, 2023). "'사냥개들' 6월9일 공개 확정, 우도환X이상이 폭발적 시너지" (in Korean). Newsen. Archived from the original on May 13, 2023. Retrieved May 13, 2023 – via Naver.
  5. ^ Park So-young (November 5, 2021). "'전역' 우도환→'갯마을' 이상이, 넷플릭스 '사냥개들' 확정 [공식]" ['All over' Woo Do-hwan → 'Seaside Village' Lee Sang, Netflix 'Hounds' confirmed [Official]] (in Korean). OSEN. Archived from the original on February 11, 2023. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  6. ^ Lee Seung-mi (November 5, 2021). "[공식]넷플릭스 '사냥개들', 우도환·이상이·김새론·박성웅·허준호 출연 확정" [[Official] Netflix 'Hounds of Dogs' confirmed to appear in Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-i, Kim Sae-ron, Park Seong-woong, and Heo Jun-ho] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Archived from the original on November 12, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2021 – via Naver.
  7. ^ Kang Bo-ra (May 30, 2023). "최시원→이해영·최영준, '사냥개들' 명품 배우 스틸" (in Korean). Single List. Archived from the original on May 30, 2023. Retrieved May 31, 2023 – via Naver.
  8. ^ 기자, 우다빈. "천동빈, 제이플랙스와 전속계약…'사냥개들' 활약 예고". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 9, 2023. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
  9. ^ "'사냥개들' 파격 빌런, 박민정". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 16, 2023. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
  10. ^ Han Hae-sun (August 3, 2022). "정다은, '음주운전' 김새론 대체 '사냥개들' 출연 확정" [[Exclusive] Jung Da-eun confirmed to appear in 'Hounds', replacing Kim Sae-ron in 'Drunk Driving'] (in Korean). Star News. Archived from the original on May 4, 2023. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  11. ^ Kang Bo-ra (May 30, 2023). "최시원→이해영·최영준, '사냥개들' 명품 배우 스틸" (in Korean). Single List. Archived from the original on May 30, 2023. Retrieved May 31, 2023 – via Naver.
  12. ^ "우도환·이상이, 돈 냄새 지독한 사채판 물어뜯을 '사냥개들'". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on May 26, 2023. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  13. ^ Yim Seung-hye (June 9, 2022). "[THINK ENGLISH] 김새론 채혈검사 결과 '면허 취소 수준'" [[THINK ENGLISH] Kim Sae-ron's blood test results 'level of license cancellation']. Korea Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on February 11, 2023. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  14. ^ Kim, Yang-soo (October 14, 2023). "[종합] '코리아드라마어워즈' 이성민 대상…오정세x김선아 최우수상" [[Overall] 'Korea Drama Awards' Lee Sung-min Grand Prize...Oh Jung-seh x Kim Sun-ah Best Actress]. Joy News 24 (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 16, 2023. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  15. ^ De Guzman, Chad (December 27, 2023). "The 10 Best Korean Dramas of 2023 on Netflix". Time. Retrieved December 28, 2023.

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