Vampire Prosecutor (Hangul: 뱀파이어 검사, romanized: Vampire Geumsa) is a Korean Drama which aired on cable network OCN, starring Yun Jung Hoon as the titular character. Season 1 aired in late 2011, season 2 in 2012.Prosecutor Min Tae Yeon is a reluctant vampire. As he uses his abilities in his day job, his main goal is to solve a 7-year-old murder in which the victim was close to him and the culprit was undoubtedly another vampire.Tae Yeon is asked to set up a special "detective-prosecutor" taskforce to investigate unusual homicides in the Seoul area. To this end, he is given several team members:
Our Vampires Are Different: They have no trouble walking in broad daylight, for one. And heal quickly. And never age. They can also flash back to the scene right before someone's death by tasting their blood.
Every Car Is a Pinto: Justified. The first scene ends in a nasty 3-car crash including a tractor-trailer, but there's no fire until someone uses a lighter. Even then, the tractor doesn't blow up till much later.
Jung In: (about her gangster father) He’s the bad guy. He’s someone I have to lock away. But when the reason he did those bad things is because of me, I can’t call him the bad guy. I can’t even hate him.
Life Imitates Art: In-Universe. In the 2nd episode, the murder victim (a director) is found lying in a pool on the set of his horror flick, Murderer. The entire cast had been shown earlier working on a scene in which the victim ends up dead in the pool. The film was also based on the unsolved murder of a young woman.
Dr. Jo: What do you hope to find by cutting her open? (Cut to ...) Jung In: Diamonds?
Beautiful All Along: After Jung In gets a makeover, Soon Bum wonders if "a pumpkin can be made into a watermelon just by drawing lines." Tae Yeon's reply? "Jung In's not a pumpkin, she's a watermelon who's lines have been hidden."
Crossover: Episode 8 is a crossover with tvN's "reality-documentary” show Rude Miss Young-ae.
Dualvertisement: The pre-season ads show God's Quiz's main character, who's a medical examiner, handing over a case of "bad blood" to Tae Yeon. (Vampire Prosecutor was taking over the time slot from God's Quiz.)
Saying Too Much: In episode 8, when Young Ae says that she has to do SOMETHING or she feels like she'll go crazy, Dong Man agrees with a, "like you have to write on his forehead when he's asleep ... or something." Flashback Cut to Soon Bum, waking up with the words "BIG HEAD" written on his forehead.
Jung In: (in Korean) Is catching murderers a joke? Are we using psychics now! (to Dong Man) Translate. Translate! Dong Man: (in Japanese) 'Welcome to Korea.' Runa: (in Japanese) Arigatō. Dong Man: (in Korean) She said 'thank you.' Jung In: (in Korean) I know what 'arigatō' means too. For what? Did you translate correctly? Dong Man: (in Korean) What? Of c-course.
Jung In: (in Korean) We don't need you. I know you want to help, but this is dangerous work and you are better off returning home to Japan. (to Dong Man) Hurry up, translate. Dong Man: (in Japanese) 'Please stay in Korea a long, long time! Let's be good friends.' Runa: (in Japanese) Didn't she say much more than you translated? Dong Man: (laughs nervously and says in Japanese) Korean is longer than Japanese. Runa: (in Japanese, to Jung In) Arigatō. Jung In: (to Dong Man, in Korean) Hey!
When It All Began: Park Hoon's scenes in the "cold open" are shown to have taken place much earlier than the current timeline. But seeing as how Park Hoon never ages, getting appropriate dates can be a bit of a hassle.