Two young boxers band together with a benevolent moneylender to take down a ruthless loan shark who preys on the financially desperate.
If I had to describe this show in one word, it would be “oof!”
Bloodhounds on Netflix has just the right amount of incredibly choreographed fight scenes, a driving plot line that keeps you hooked every episode, and a cast that you can’t help but fall in love with.
This story starts with Kim Gun-Woo, (left) whose mother’s cafe business is failing due to Covid restrictions. In order to save their family’s life work, Gun-Woo’s mother takes out a last-ditch loan with the dangerous and deadly businessman Myeong-gil. She later discovers this contract also includes a deadly clause, leaving her owing millions instead.
Myeong-gil’s goons sharks come after their money, and Gun-Woo, an aspiring boxer, arrives almost too late to find the thugs destroyed his mother’s cafe, and are physically threatening her.
Enter Hong Woo-jin (right), a boxing opponent and oddball colleague. His energetic personality and hopeful demeanour are a perfect contrast to Gun-woo’s introverted shyness.
I don’t want to get too much into the story, but I recommend watching the trailer above. This show had me on the edge of my seat every episode. I was either laughing, crying, or cringing from the amazing close quarter combat scenes and choreography. Also, Woo Do-hwan and and Lee Sang-yi are pretty easy on the eyes. There’s one episode, near the end, where I swear the director was just like, “let’s give the people what they want…” and had the two men in the tiniest silk shorts and nothing else. **oof**
If you like action, if you like drama (I cried so hard near the end…) if you like bloody battles and sexy Korean men, deffo add this show to your Netflix watchlist.