The Heavenly Idol: The Heavenly Idol
March 26, 2023 7:12 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A fantasy-romance drama about a High Priest from another world who body-swaps with a K-pop idol to fight a demon king on this world. (Based on the webnovel High Priest Rembrary)

MyDramaList show page

Dramabeans show page

NME review: wacky series about a priest-turned-idol mines drama from the K-pop industry: "Loosely based on the webtoon Holy Idol, the premise of new K-drama The Heavenly Idol reads like something pieced together by an AI story plot generator. The new fantasy series features Business Proposal scene-stealer Kim Min-kyu in two roles: Pontifex Rembrary, a high priest from another realm, and Woo Yeon-woo, the visual center of failed K-pop boyband Wild Animal. Following a fierce fight with the Evil One (Lee Jang-woo), the antagonist of Rembrary’s home dimension, the high priest is cast into the body of Yeon-woo and forced to live the life of a K-pop idol while he attempts to find his way home. Swept out of his regal robes and into crop tops, chains and smoky-eyed makeup, Rembrary’s arrival in modern-day Seoul couldn’t have come at a worse time. Wild Animal have failed to take off in the first three years of their career and the CEO of their agency, LLL Entertainment’s Im Sun-ja (Ye Ji-won), has to plead her way into a performance slot at one of South Korea’s weekly music shows to promote Wild Animal’s new album."

Zapzee Review: ‘The Heavenly Idol’ Cheesy But Has Its Own Charm: "The unrealistic plot, the visuals that look like a live-action of animation, and the cheesy lines – it didn’t take long to realize that this drama requires a “strong stomach.” But the strange thing is, it’s unbearably cheesy, so why can’t I stop myself from watching the next episode?"
posted by oh yeah! (1 comment total)
This was indeed a cheesy bundle of tropes, but, I agree with the reviewers that lead Kim Min Gue's charisma was enough to make it a fun watch.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:22 AM on March 26 [1 favorite]

« Older Party Down: KSGY-95 Prizewinne...   |  Book: I Have Some Questions Fo... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments