Netflix’s My Demon drama was one of the most anticipated fantasy romance dramas of 2023, and it lived up to the expectations of the audience. If you are thinking of watching this drama, read this review and decide for yourself.
So, I decided to give “My Demon” a shot, and here’s what I think. If you’re into eye candy and cute rom-com moments, this drama might be your cup of tea. The chemistry between Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung is quite enjoyable, and their love story has its share of ups and downs that keep you engaged.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the drama has its flaws. The storyline lacks the unique punch promised in the teasers. It’s more like a typical rom-com with a demon twist. I couldn’t help but wish for a more morally gray demon character, but instead, we got a quirky one. The imbalance in character arcs left me wanting more depth.
The drama did well with comedy, and Song Kang’s performance was a step up, although some emotional scenes felt a bit off. The lovey-dovey moments between the leads were cute, but at times, Song Kang seemed a tad out of place. Kim Yoo Jung is an awesome actress. She did a great job in “My Demon.” Her acting as Do Do Hee, the CEO, was really good. She showed emotions well, and I liked how she played a strong character.
Every episode brought moments that touched my heart, made me smile, and left me curious for more. Despite Madam Ju having less screen time in the early parts, her impact on the story was strong until the end. Suk Min’s character turned out as expected, but his portrayal kept me engaged, and his role added a familiar yet interesting element to the plot.
Also, the relationship between Do Hee’s secretary and Park Bok Gyu was great. Their cute and funny scenes made everyone laugh. Their shared love for their bosses and Bok Gyu’s interesting past made it even better. The entire office cast was perfect, and watching more of them on screen would have been a joy.
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.
This review was written by a guest author and reflects her views.
My Demon delivers cute romance but falls short on a unique fantasy plot. Enjoyable, but not groundbreaking. Worth a watch.