K-DRAMA REVIEW: Oh My Ghostess // a hilarious mix between the supernatural and modern-day romance

Oh_My_Ghostess_promotional_posterTitle: Oh My Ghostess
Hangul: 오 나의 귀신님
Network: tvN
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Broadcasting Dates: July 3, 2015 – August 22, 2015
Language: Korean
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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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13 thoughts on “K-DRAMA REVIEW: Oh My Ghostess // a hilarious mix between the supernatural and modern-day romance

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  3. Omgomg! It’s been so long since I watched this but I remember LOVING IT (thank you for the throwback!)! I’m pretty sure I was pretty iffy about the resolution after our chef learns of the whole possessing thing too but ah, everyone was just so damn cute hahaha.

    Also, I totally feel you when it came to Seo In Guk’s cameo. But he’s just the biggest puppy ever in Reply 1997, Shopping King Louie and Master’s Sun, so how can we not love him right?

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    • thebookprophet

      You’re welcome~for the throwback! Yeah haha, it was strange with the entire him finding out about the possession thing, but they’re still adorable so I guess I’ll let it slide? Seo In Guk is the biggest puppy! He always makes me smile when he comes on my screen even in this cameo where he was a huge jerk haha! I haven’t seen those other dramas he’s been in yet! But I plan on it, do you like them?

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      • Honestly, it’s been quite a while since I’ve watched either of those dramas but I can definitely say they’re two of my favourites. Master’s Sun was really refreshing plot-wise – it’s categorised as a ‘horror-romcom’ after all and though I’m actually terrified of horrors, (if you can grow accustomed to the ghosts who do generally have interesting little backstories) it was actually very heartwarming and the leads’ chemistry was amazing! Just reminiscing about it makes me want to rewatch it haha! Seo In Guk is actually a second lead in that one though so you might have to be prepared for some Second Lead Syndrome!

        On the other hand, Shopping King Louie was super sweet almost all the way through. Seo In Guk is main lead! And he’s also a super sheltered puppy you just never want to see hurt. Admittedly, sometimes his chaebol character’s innocence is a little frustrating but he just means so well and he’s so loveable. His relationship with the female lead is just extraordinarily sweet and I quite liked the drama’s OST. In terms of actual drama synopses, the descriptions on Wikipedia aren’t too bad and I would say they’re pretty spoiler-free too 🙂

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        • thebookprophet

          Ahhh now I really want to watch them both haha! Second-Lead Syndrome is something I suffer from in most kdramas haha so I’ve kinda grown accustomed to it by now. I’ve heard so many great things about Shopping King Louie!! Ahh I can’t wait for that one 😀

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  4. Ohhhhhh this is one I’ve been watching to watch! It are those boring stretches or the overly dramatic because of misunderstandings that make me wary to start. I like the main female protag, so I still might give this a try 🙂

    The BEST one I’ve seen in a long time is Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which is on Netflix now! I’ve seen it twice just this year. I’m hoping something like this comes out soon.

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    • thebookprophet

      Park Bo-Young is wonderful in this drama, as always, It does stretch a bit but overall it’s a really funny one! I’m watching that drama right now actually!!!

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