Title: Oh My Ghostess
Hangul: 오 나의 귀신님
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Supernatural
Broadcasting Dates: July 3, 2015 – August 22, 2015
Source: Watched on Netflix
Synopsis: Na Bong-sun (Park Bo-young) has an extremely timid personality and low self-esteem, doesn’t have any close friends, and is constantly getting reprimanded at her job as an assistant chef at Sun Restaurant. She also occasionally sees ghosts, thanks to a shaman grandmother. One day, Bong-sun gets possessed by a lustful virgin ghost named Shin Soon-ae (Kim Seul-gie). To make up for the lack of romance in her short life and believing that only by losing her virginity will she be able to “resolve her grudge” and move on to the afterlife, Soon-ae is determined to seduce as many men as she can by possessing various women, and she finds the perfect vessel in Bong-sun.
Bong-sun’s boss is arrogant star chef Kang Sun-woo (Jo Jung-suk), whom she secretly has a crush on. Sun-woo hasn’t dated anyone since getting his heart broken by his college friend Lee So-hyung (Park Jung-ah), who’s a TV producer. But when Bong-sun seemingly gets rid of her shyness and suddenly changes into a confident, dynamic woman, she finally catches his eye. Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding Soon-ae’s death involves Sun-woo’s brother-in-law, a kind police officer, Choi Sung-jae (Lim Ju-hwan), who may not be what he seems.
I found this drama to be a very interesting mix between a comedy, romance, and supernatural. Genre-blending is something I find kdramas to be really good with. This drama wasn’t an exception.
Our protagonist Bong-Sun has the ability to see ghosts. It’s plagued her since birth, passed down from her grandmother. She works as a dishwasher for a celebrity chef and gets possessed by a ghost one day.
This ghost ends up being a virgin ghost – meaning she needs to ‘do it’ with a righteous man in order to move on. This caused hilarious interactions since Bong-Sun has the complete opposite personality than the ghost – Soon-ae. Soon-ae is outgoing and Bong-Sun keeps to herself most of the time.
I really loved the idea of ghosts in this show having something holding them back but now knowing what. Soon-ae also couldn’t remember how she died – everyone saying that she killed herself – but she knew that didn’t sound right since she remembers being happy.
So there’s the mystery of trying to figure out what truly happened to Soon-ae that caused her death which was a storyline that really intrigued me as mysterious deaths usually do. Then we had the romantic development between Bong-Sun and her boss the star chef Sun-Woo.
Although they were really cute together I did find it strange and confusing since the main reason Sun-Woo and Bong-Sun got together was thanks to the ghost possessing her… and that was addressed but still. It was kinda strange.
This drama also suffered from second-lead syndrome where I ended up liking one of the restaurant chefs more than the lead chef haha. Him and Bong-Sun were so cute together and I could tell he liked her but nothing ever happened between them.
Also, I was very surprised but in the last episode Seo In Guk, from Reply 1997 showed up! If you didn’t know already, that’s one of my favorite dramas so seeing him show up made me so happy to see and I was so surprised because I had no idea he made an appearance. His character was such a jerk though, if I didn’t love him already I seriously would’ve hated seeing him on my screen!
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Overall I really enjoyed this drama. It was funny, cute, and suspenseful. The storyline did seem to stretch a bit so I ended up getting bored around the episode 10 mark but besides that I’d recommend it!
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