Destined with You: Destined with You
October 18, 2023 6:01 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom — igniting an unexpected romance.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
This was an odd duck of a show. I don't think it worked as a whole, at least, not for me. The tonal shifts were too extreme, between the past life & curse origin elements and the present-day cutesy rom-com elements.

Ah, well. Rowoon is a dreamboat, here's hoping I like his next show better.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:24 PM on October 18, 2023 [1 favorite]

I agree. I was also distracted--or perhaps influenced to be disappointed already--by its plot similarities to See You In My 19th Life, which also fumbled the second half of the series.
posted by TwoStride at 8:27 PM on October 19, 2023

Yes, I think Destined fumbled harder than 19th Life. It's too bad -- the initial appearances of the ghostly red hand were legitimately creepy, and some of the past life scenes were moving. But there ended up being a very low-stakes feel to things by the end, despite the whole murderous gardener subplot. Maybe if they'd had a more compelling side-plot than the supervisors' romance.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:37 AM on October 21, 2023

I loved this one mostly for the love triangle - OK, mostly for that dreamboat Rowoon. I laughed out loud at so many of his lines in the first half of the series! But seriously, it hooked me in, and I finished it within a week and couldn’t stop thinking about it between episodes. The product placement was fascinatingly ridiculous, too.

I wanted the mom to run off with the young lawyer, who clearly adored her.

And how did they pull off such a hot sex scene after so many episodes of frozen lip kisses?! I was stunned. And amazed.
posted by Maarika at 8:31 PM on December 11, 2023

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