My Demon: My Demon
January 27, 2024 7:08 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A pitiless demon becomes powerless after getting entangled with an icy heiress, who may hold the key to his lost abilities — and his heart.

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NME review: devilishly entertaining romcom K-drama -- "A contract marriage with an immortal demon, sexy tango in the middle of the street as our leads beat up goons with their combined special powers and an intriguing power struggle – My Demon is as fun as K-dramas get. While the series is not without its faults, it is one heck of an entertaining ride – sizzling with chemistry, playful banter and well-timed humour. ... Expectations should also be managed when going into My Demon. A great love story for the ages, compared to the likes of Hotel Del Luna or Goblin, this is not. The show is decidedly modern and far lighter in subject matter. Is My Demon a profound watch? No, but neither is it trying to be. What is is, however, is entertaining, engaging and well-done."

Kdramaworld Review: is it the best fantasy romance drama?: "I saw that the fans praised the drama for its intricate plot and powerful scenes. The iconic tango scene was a highlight, and the cast’s performances, especially Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung’s chemistry, were commended. However, there were criticisms about unnecessary elements like the love triangle and a scene reminiscent of another drama. On the downside, the drama fails to deliver a unique fantasy plot despite the initial build-up. The unnecessary inclusion of past lives and poorly written antagonists were noted. Despite the stunning visuals and chemistry, the drama lost its charm as it stretched beyond its prime, leaving viewers frustrated. In conclusion, “My Demon” seems to have a good mix of romantic and cute moments, but it doesn’t have a really interesting fantasy plot. If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted rom com with a supernatural twist, this might be your pick. However, don’t expect groundbreaking creativity or a gripping fantasy plot."
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
This kinda fizzled out by the end, but I enjoyed it overall. Song Kang is as beautiful as ever, and the fashion choices were some real choices - some very odd sweater shapes, jackets that looked like Chico's matronly-wear. Not sure if it was just the general ridiculousness of trendy fashion or product placement gone wild, but it was fun to see what bizarre thing he'd be wearing next.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:16 AM on January 27 [1 favorite]

Oh thank you for this. Netflix keeps trying to get me to watch it (I'm still in the middle of The Tale of Nine Tails), and I was curious. I shall add it to my queue.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:10 AM on January 27

It's worth a watch for the tango/fight sequence (end of episode 4, I think?), that was fun. It's definitely not the best of the immortal-being+mortal rom-coms I've seen so far, but of my weekly-drop shows this past slate it was the one I most looked forward to each week.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:36 AM on January 28 [1 favorite]

This would have worked better in 12 episodes, I think. Everything was, ultimately, resolved really simply and in a straightforward fashion which made it duller than it could have been. The real highlight of the show was the subplot about the gang (and their adorable Doberman)--I hope their restaurant really takes off!

Was anyone else terribly distracted by the poor costuming continuity and wacky neckline of Song Kang's turtleneck in the final episode?
posted by TwoStride at 3:23 PM on February 1

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