An attractive ghost, a sexy ghost hunter, sparks flying both literally and figuratively. Yes, we are chatting Let’s Fight Ghost in today’s Spooky Drama Review. Come find out if this is the spooky drama you have been looking for.
A cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.” One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost, and during the fight, they accidentally kiss and sparks fly.
Kmuse: I went into this drama very cautiously. Not only was there a lot of buzz over the two lead’s age difference, but Taecyeon can be a hit or miss actor. He is likable… just sometimes not very, well, believable. But somehow, he and Kim So Hyun just meshed so well. They had great chemistry and I ended up loving their characters and the crazy world they inhabit.
Drama Geek: I was cautious for the same reasons but Taecyeon really pulled off this character well, and the director knew how to hide his limitations. The show also did a good job of keeping the age difference in mind while managing to give a satisfying romance.
Kmuse: If I had to choose a spot where the drama was weak, it would be in the character development. Don’t get me wrong. I really loved the characters and their adventures. I just didn’t feel that they really progressed much throughout the storyline. Thankfully, everything else is enjoyable so I am willing to ignore the lack of character growth and enjoy it for the fun fluff drama it is.
Drama Geek: The overall setup of the drama didn’t require a lot of character growth. The fun was in, not only the main couple, but Taechyeon’s bumbling ghostbuster entourage. They were a bit out there when the drama started but soon became my favorite part.
Kmuse: I both loved and hated this bad guy. I loved that he was so creepy and truly scary. I hated that it was all because of the talents of the director and not the actor himself. Pretty much if you screencap any moment of his performance you get the same expression. But I guess with the right scary music and a blank expression, you can make anyone scary.
Drama Geek: Um… it’s been a while since I watched this drama and now I’m having a hard time recalling the bad guy. Not a good sign. *hurries over to Asianwiki to see who the bad guy was* Oh yes! The actor is one of my least favorites whether he’s supposed to be bad or good. He’s ominous persona came almost exclusively from the music. Good thing there were interesting ghosts through the drama to make up for the bad guy.
Kmuse: This is a fun drama to watch if you are looking for a spooky theme without the scare. There were a few slightly jumpy moments in the beginning, but for the most part it was spooky light. I enjoyed the romantic ghost action, and the characters were entertaining.
Drama Geek: I wouldn’t call the show very suspenseful or even that scary, but it had good ghost stories that made for fun storytelling and it makes it one of the best spooky choices if you hate things that are too scary, but still want to get in the Halloween mood.
Til our next spooky adventure
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