I’ve never longed for dark ambiance so much till now. I’m sobbing since Rescue Me ended! It was literally one of the best dramas airing when there wasn’t much variety, but Kdramaland has decided to hit all of us with a slew of new dramas to reign in the month of October.
With romance and melodramas beginning to line up for the rest of fall and winter, a dark thriller is my cup of tea to cope with any depressing or boring winter. With teasers and official posters that are sleek and beautiful, this is one drama to watch out for. Besides, OCN has been producing quality dramas one after another this entire year, so this is definitely worth checking out.
This drama is all about death as it centres around a Grim Reaper, Black who’s stuck with a lowly Grim Reaper who runs away in order to possess a human body and live like a human once more. Black must hunt him down in order to avoid being punished, and in order to do so, he must inhabit a body as well. The Detective he decides to possess is Han Moo Gang (Song Seung Heon) who dies but when the Reaper wakes up inside of him, all of Moo Gang’s memories are erased. There’s only one person who may possibly know that Moo Gang is being possessed and that’s Kang Ha Ram (Go Ara) a woman who’s been given the gift to see shadows of death and together, they’ll stop vicious crimes from occurring.
I am so stoked for this as it’s a collaboration between the Director of Voice and Writer of God’s Gift, 14 Days. I absolutely loved both dramas since they had me at the edge of my seat from all the suspense, chewing all my nails off so I have very high hopes for this.
And after Goblin, I’m all for a Grim Reaper character and love the intersection of supernatural and crime thriller coming together – a great blend if done right. It’ll be interesting to see how the show balances out both genres or if we’ll get more of one than the other; I’m hoping it establishes the supernatural aspects for us or if it’s a mystery then let’s hope for some evenly distributed material so we’re not left hanging. So far so good though as the premiere was solid and definitely intriguing.
Go Ara looks absolutely gorgeous here and I can’t say that I was a fan of her previous drama project *cough* but Black looks dark and alluring as her character is one I haven’t encountered when watching any K-drama. A female lead with an eerie supernatural power? Count me in! Her performance has left me speechless from just the first 2 episodes. My gawd, why has she been doing cheesy roles till now? This is definitely a role that showcases her talent.
I love how the show emphasizes her ability to see shadows of death since we get plenty of close ups of her beautiful eyes, and it’s no wonder the Director chose her since her eyes alone are enthralling.
Release Date: October 14, 2017
Note to Readers: Online descriptions of the drama have been incorrect and I've gone back to correct a major aspect of the plot after reviewing episodes 3 & 4.