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[Review] Bloodhounds

We’re back with a new K-drama review and this time we watched the Netflix series ‘Bloodhounds’. To tell you I wasn’t anticipating this series would be a severe lie. As soon as I saw the trailer I was counting down!

The series was based on the Webtoon by Jung Chang and adapted by Jung together with Kim Joo-Hwan who also directed the series. The 8 episodes were released on Netflix at the beginning of June. 


We follow our main character Kim Gun-Woo (Woo Do-Hwan) through his journey. What starts as a sports series, soon turns into a crime show where we see his mother being scammed by a loan shark company, Smile Capital. 

Gun-Woo and his boxer friend Hong Woo-Jin, played by Lee Sang-Yi get hired together to work for a retired loan shark Mr. Choi (Heo Jun-Ho). He hires them to protect his granddaughter Hyeon-Ju (Kim Sae-Ron).

Smile Capital is run by the notorious Kim Myeong-Gil (Park Sung-Woong). He has a giant scar on his face and has a history with Mr. Choi. He only trusts one of his goons, Kang In-Beom played by Tae Won-Seock. This dude is literally the Korean version of The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’. He’s massive!  

Smile Capital is more dangerous and bigger than they even expected. Mr. Choi decided to try to take them down and enlists the help of Gun-Woo and Woo-Jin.


This was such a good show!

The friendship between gun-Woo and Woo-Jin was absolutely adorable and wholesome. This was such a bromance and the scenes where they train and fight together were very pleasant to the eye. 

Another big plus point were the incredible fight scenes. Since the two of them were boxers, there’s some incredible fighting included, but the knife scenes were next level. The amount of endurance and just the plain exhaustion you can see felt very real and incredibly well choreographed and acted. 

I also have to mention that Park Sung-Woong is such a good villain. Literally, I don’t know how he does it but he has this crazy dark look in his eyes. I got chills. 

‘Bloodhounds’ will make you laugh and cry as they’re not afraid to make some of your favorite characters die. 

Honestly, this was outstanding!

Watch the trailer below.

A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.