Netflix delivers another knockout punch with the new Kdrama Bloodhounds, which is storming over the Philippines. Bloodhounds is a spectacular show showcasing the Kdrama stars using their boxing skills against crime.
Bloodhounds occur at the height of the pandemic (Covid 19), where masks are worn daily, QR codes are used to check for vaccination cards and personal information.
The boxing tournament occurs in an empty stadium to prevent the virus from spreading. It is almost similar to an MMA or boxing match during the pandemic in 2021. This is where the young fighters Kim Gun-woo (Woo Do-hwan) and Hong Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yi) meet for the first time, where they compete in the finals, where the winner will get the prize money.
Eventually, both fighters immediately form a bond due to their love for boxing, and both have served in the Marines, which further bonds their friendship.
This comes to show that short friendships can make it last for a last time. Filipino boxing fans are in for a treat when one of the boxers shares his passion and admiration for Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who explains that he wants to have the heart of a boxer just like Pacquiao.
The story evolves when Gun-woo mother is tricked into a loan that she thought will save her from cafe from debt. Eventually, Gun-Woo new friend Hong-Woo-jin tried to help by trying to find jobs to pay off the mother’s debt.
They find jobs as bodyguards to the adoptive daughter (Kim Sae-ron) of an old and former loan shark (Heo-jon-ho). The trio then try to get into the secret world of a loan shark that is terrorizing the city and the communities.
Bloodhounds is a story between good and evil, friends and boxing. Woo Do-hwan is the perfect actor because he shows politeness and respect to any stranger. However, his quiet demeanour hides his superior boxing skills, which he uses to protect his mother, friend and himself.
Lee Sang-yi is the perfect friend to Woo-Do-hwan, who also has an athletic body and a fiery temper. However, his chemistry and comedic timing make him another character that Kdrama audiences will love.
Overall, Bloodhounds is the perfect series that almost anyone can relate to due to the pandemic and the money problems that many families have encountered. This is a must-watch for all Kdrama fans.
Catch the action on ‘Bloodhounds’ only on Netflix.