Vampire Prosecutor

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Vampire Prosecutor
Vampire Prosecutor-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Mystery
Police procedural
Thriller
Written by Han Jung-hoon (season 1-2)
Yang Jin-ah (season 1)
Park Hyung-jin (season 1)
Lee Seung-hoon (season 2)
Kang Eun-sun (season 2)
Directed by Kim Byung-soo (season 1)
Yoo Seon-dong (season 2)
Starring Yeon Jung-hoon
Lee Won-jong
Lee Young-ah
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Production
Producer(s) Lee Seung-hoon
Location(s) Seoul, South Korea
Cinematography Kim Tae-seong
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) CMG Chorok Stars
Release
Original network OCN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Sound
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Original release October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02) – November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)
Chronology
Related shows Vampire Detective
External links
Website program.interest.me/ocn/vampire2/
Korean name
Hangul 뱀파이어 검사
Hanja 뱀파이어 檢査
Revised Romanization Baempaieo Geomsa
McCune–Reischauer Paemp'aiŏ Kŏmsa

Vampire Prosecutor (Hangul뱀파이어 검사; RRBaempaieo Geomsa) is a South Korean television series, starring Yeon Jung-hoon, Lee Won-jong, Lee Young-ah and Kim Joo-young. The crime procedural drama tells the story of a prosecutor who hides his identity of being a vampire and solves crimes with his special powers.[1][2][3][4]

The first season aired on cable channel OCN from October 2 to December 18, 2011 on Sundays at 23:00 for 12 episodes.

The second season aired on OCN from September 9 to November 18, 2012 on Sundays at 23:00 for 11 episodes.[5][6][7]

Season 1[edit]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Jang Hyun-sung as Jang Chul-oh, chief prosecutor
  • Park Jae-hoon as Bartender
  • Kim Ye-jin as Soo-hee, coroner
  • Kim Eung-soo as Yoo Won-kook

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Gong Jung-hwan as Park Hoon (ep 1, 10)
  • Choi Yong-min as President Gum (ep 1, 2)
  • Choi Ah-jin (ep 3)
  • Song Min-jung as Seo Ji-yeon (ep 2)
  • Seo Woo-jin as Oh Min-ho (ep 3)
  • Choi Min as Nam Gun-wook (ep 4)
  • Jang Young-nam as Yoon Ji-hee (ep 4, 8, 11)
  • Jo Jung-eun as Park Hyun-joo (ep 5)
  • Kim Ye-ryeong as Hyun-joo's mother (ep 5)
  • Yoon Gi-won as Choi Wook (ep 7)
  • Jung Da-hye as Yoon Se-hwa (ep 8)
  • Jung Eui-chul as Min Jung-woo (ep 8)
  • Lee Jong-hyuk as Prosecutor Jin (ep 8)
  • Kim Hyun-sung as Lee Jung-moon (ep 12)
  • Jang Gwang as Kwak No-seung
  • Kim Hyo-sun
  • Kim Jong-kook

Ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate Title AGB Nielsen[8][9]
Average rating
1 October 2, 2011 The Room with the French Dolls 2.05%
2 October 9, 2011 Death Scene 2.82%
3 October 16, 2011 Memories of a Rapist 2.70%
4 October 23, 2011 Trauma 2.87%
5 October 30, 2011 Truth Game 2.70%
6 November 6, 2011 Fight Club 3.30%
7 November 13, 2011 Syndrome 2.758%
8 November 20, 2011 Moon 3.82%
9 November 27, 2011 Good Friends 3.20%
10 December 4, 2011 Marriage 4.00%
11 December 11, 2011 Finale, Part 1 3.02%
12 December 18, 2011 Finale, Part 2 4.30%
Average 3.12%

Season 2[edit]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Gong Jung-hwan as Park Hoon/Kim Sung-hoon
  • Park Jae-hoon as Ra Jae-wook
  • Kim Bo-young as Joo Hyun-ah, chief prosecutor
  • Yuriko Yoshitaka as Luna
  • Kim Ji-young as Lee Ji-ae
  • Seo Soo-min as Jo Hye-in

Guest appearances[edit]

character from Rude Miss Young-aeDenotes crossover characters from Rude Miss Young-ae.

Ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate Title AGB Nielsen[8][9]
Average rating
1 September 9, 2012 The History of Violence 1.86%
2 September 16, 2012 Good Luck 2.21%
3 September 23, 2012 Any Justice 1.91%
4 September 30, 2012 Interview with a Vampire
5 October 7, 2012 Trap 1.61%
6 October 14, 2012 Models 1.17%
7 October 21, 2012 Stalker 1.40%
8 October 28, 2012 Rude Tae-yeon 1.70%
9 November 4, 2012 Cold Blood vs. Bad Blood
10 November 11, 2012 Birth of a Devil
11 November 18, 2012 Return of the Vampire 1.70%
Average

Reception[edit]

In its first season, the series topped its time-slot for 11 consecutive weeks,[10][11] and recorded a peak viewership rating of 4.3%, the highest for a Korean cable drama in 2011.[5][6][12]

It was exported to several foreign countries, including Japan, where it aired on cable channel BS-TBS.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choe, Min-ji (September 15, 2011). "Stills for Vampire Prosecutor Revealed". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Choe, Min-ji (September 28, 2011). "Yeon Jeong Hun's Vampire Role Inspired by G-Dragon". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Choe, Min-ji (September 20, 2011). "Vampire Prosecutor Preview Gets Bit for 'Inappropriate Content'". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Lee, In-kyung (October 2, 2011). "Vampire Prosecutor Follows After The Crucible?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Yeon Jung-hoon to return for 2nd season of OCN's Vampire Prosecutor". 10Asia. July 25, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Kim, Erika (July 26, 2012). "Vampire Prosecutor to Return in September with Second Season". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kim, Erika (August 8, 2012). "Official Poster and Character Cuts for Vampire Prosecutor 2 are Out". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b AGB 닐슨 미디어리서치 홈페이지 Archived June 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which has a relatively small audience compared to free TV/public broadcasters (SBS, KBS, MBC).
  10. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (October 4, 2011). "Vampire Prosecutor on Top". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ Choe, Min-ji (October 17, 2011). "Vampire Prosecutor Tops Cable Ratings Three Weeks In a Row". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Vampire Prosecutor Hit 4% Highest Ratings to Break Cable TV Record". Drama Haven. December 8, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hong, Lucia (November 11, 2011). "Cable TV series Vampire Prosecutor, TEN sold to Japan". 10Asia. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ Lee, In-kyung (November 11, 2011). "Yeon Jeong Hun and Joo Sang Wook to Enter Japan with Cable Dramas". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ "CJ E&M makes 13.3 bil. won in TV drama exports". The Korea Times. October 30, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (October 31, 2012). "CJ E&M sees its programs spread far and wide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  17. ^ http://www.bs-tbs.co.jp/vampire1/
  18. ^ http://www.bs-tbs.co.jp/vampire2/

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