A new historical Korean drama (sageuk) premiering on KBS2, “Bloody Heart,” makes an impressive start. The premiere rating of the drama is one of the reasons why “Bloody Heart” is one of the must-watch Korean dramas in May 2022.
“Bloody Heart” Makes an Impressive Premiere Rating
The new Korean drama, “Bloody Heart,” achieved an average nationwide rating of 6.3 percent on its premiere, May 2, 2022. “Bloody Heart” surpassed “Crazy Love” achievement, 4.6 percent.
The successful premiere might not only be because of the exciting plot and skilled casts but also no other competitors in the Monday-Tuesday evening drama slot.
Reasons to Watch “Bloody Heart”
1. Charming casts with enthralling characters
One of the reasons to watch “Bloody Heart” is the casts, like Lee Joon and Kang Han Na. Besides the characters they play in “Bloody Heart” are enthralling.
Lee Tae (Lee Joon) is a king who dreams of an absolute monarchy for his own survival.
“All the characters in ‘Bloody Heart’ have charm and their individual narratives are clear, so I believe that you will be able to feel the most charm when everything comes to light.”Lee Joon
Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na) is a forward-thinking and free-spirited woman.
“I think Yoo Jung is an admirable character who is kindhearted, wise, and resilient without losing her footing even against the toughest obstacles and adversities. It’s been an enjoyable and special experience to understand, capture, and express this kind of character.”Kang Han Na
Park Gye Won (Jang Hyuk) is the first vice-premier and the real head of power in Joseon.
“I think following the mentalities of the characters faced with different situations is a key point. As you fall deeper into each character, you’ll understand the reason why they had no choice but to act in that way and it’s interesting to see how villains are viewed from each other’s perspectives. A [fictional] historical drama is second-hand experience of a generation [we] didn’t go through and adds imagination to historical truths, so I hope you enjoy this charm.”Jang Hyuk
Choi Ga Yeon (Park Ji Yeon) is an elegant and ambitious queen dowager.
Jo Won Pyo (Heo Sung Tae) is the minister of war, the second most powerful person after the first vice-premier.
“This is a project where each character’s goals and personalities are clear so you’ll be able to easily follow each actor’s emotions. Additionally, I believe you’ll be able to fall for ‘Bloody Heart’ out of the enjoyment of watching the actors’ acting.”Heo Sung Tae
Jo Yeon Hee (Choi Ri) is the daughter of Jo Won Pyo, who lived an ordinary life before meeting Lee Tae and Jung Ui Kyun.
Jung Ui Kyun (Ha Do Kwon) is a former martial artist who mysteriously became Lee Tae’s eunuch.
2. Interesting plot
Similar to other historical Korean dramas, “Bloody Heart” tells a story of palace life. What makes it different is that the story is bloody, just like the title.
“Bloody Heart” is a fictional historical drama about a political romance between Lee Tae (Lee Joon), a king who abandons the woman he loves to survive. It also follows Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na), a woman who has to become a queen to survive.
“While well-structured, highly dense stories unfold with urgency, ‘people’ and ‘love’ are breathing within that. Please look forward to all the moments that will passionately unfold in ‘Bloody Heart.'”Kang Han Na
“The conflict and differing political ideologies within the royal court.”Jang Hyuk
“‘Bloody Heart’ captures the emotions we all inevitably feel while living. While it’s realistic, it’s pure and also desperate at times. Although it’s a historical drama, it will be fun to compare it to our present day lives and relationships.”Choi Ri
3. Fate is relentless
Lee Tae and Yoo Jung have to face a painstaking fate. In the first episode, viewers are told why Lee Tae and Yoo Jung, who love each other, have to break up and how they come to lead lives in different worlds.
Proceeding to the following scenes, an unexpected turn of events occurs, where Yoo Jung enters the palace where Lee Tae resides. The two lovers meet again, but this time as political enemies. Lee Tae and Yoo Jung mush choose between love and power.
4. Complex relationship
“Bloody Heart” does not only have one complex relationship between Lee Tae and Yoo Jung. Park Gye Won, the “Kingmaker,” is the first lover of Choi Ga Yeon, the ambitious queen dowager. Hence, Choi Ga Yeon supports any of Park Gye Won’s political agenda using her power.
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