Is ‘My Demon’ Starring Song Kang And Kim Yoo-Jung Worth Watching?

Not your typical evil spirit

Comedy, fantasy, and a fake contract relationship — if you love these elements in your K-drama, then My Demon starring Song Kang and Kim Yoo-jung is a wicked good addition to your watchlist. The first two episodes are now available on Netflix, and we’ll be letting you in on our first impressions of the show.

'My Demon' K-Drama Review

A powerhouse cast and a thrilling plot? Sounds tempting. (Photo from: @sbsdrama.official)

My Demon: trailer and plot

But first, a quick rundown on the plot. My Demon is about a tough CEO named Do Do-hee (Kim Yoo-jung) and a sly and super attractive demon named Jeong Gu-won (Song Kang). Do-hee claims she’s married to her work, but this all changes when she gets entangled with Gu-won.

Meanwhile, Gu-won looks down on humans and preys on their weaknesses. But when he meets Do-hee, his world gets turned upside down. He suddenly loses his powers, and he realises that he needs Do-hee by his side to get them back. The two enter into a contract marriage for their own different reasons, but you can bet that there’s room for a heart-fluttering romance to unfold.

Still debating whether the show is for you? Let’s now dive into our review of the first two episodes.

3 reasons to watch My Demon

1. You’ll enjoy the pacing of the story

While some K-dramas take their sweet time laying the groundwork in the first episode, My Demon won't bore you with too much backstory. It gives the perfect balance of scenes from the past and the present time. There’s also a lot of fun banter between the main leads that will keep you glued to the screen.

The creators were also able to blend the dark storyline of various characters wanting to take down Do Do-hee (Kim Yoo-jung’s character) with lighthearted rom-com scenes. There isn’t a dull moment in the series or a side plot that’s “skippable”, and we’re wishing that this will continue in the next episodes.

2. You’ll fall for Song Kang’s charms

If you’ve watched Song Kang in dramas such as Nevertheless, and Sweet Home, we bet that he will still win you over in My Demon. You’ll find him endearing as he goes from an arrogant immortal to a clueless and ordinary guy when his powers are taken away from him.

Song Kang’s chemistry with Kim Yoo-jung’s character is always a delightful part of the show, but his quirky interactions with the two people closely working with him will keep you interested too.

3. You’ll applaud Kim Yoo-jung’s character and the other strong women in the series

Do-hee might remind you of Son Ye-jin’s Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing on You. The two characters share the role of being glamorous company CEOs who, unfortunately, have a handful of enemies waiting for their downfall. However, Do-hee isn’t your usual chaebol (meaning from a rich conglomerate Korean family) heiress — she was orphaned at a young age and was taken in by the chairwoman of Mirae Group. You’ll admire Do-hee’s desire to stay strong in front of others and feel for her when she blurts out her fears in front of Gu-won.

Speaking of powerful women, you’ll also be intrigued by the other female characters in the story. Veteran actress Kim Hae-sook (known for her roles in Start-Up and Hospital Playlist) is a wonderful choice for her role as “Madam Ju” or the chairwoman of Mirae Group and who’s one of the people in Do-hee’s corner. But there’s more than meets the eye because there’s a hint that she may be part of the death of Do-hee’s parents.

What to expect in the next episodes of My Demon

There’s an interesting second lead character story brewing, and we’ve got a feeling that he’s hopelessly in love with our main girl. He seems harmless so far but who knows if he might turn into a villain in future episodes.

You can also look forward to more stunning outfits from Do-hee and Gu-won. Whoever’s behind their wardrobe deserves a raise because the first two episodes showcased their appealing features. It’s like they’re saying “I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”.

My Demon: release time and where to watch in Singapore

Ready to see this enticing new drama for yourself? Stream Episodes 1 and 2 on Netflix. Episode 3 will be available tonight at 9PM SGT and the succeeding ones will be out every Friday and Saturday.

(Cover photo from: @sbsdrama.official)

More of a realist crime K-drama fan? Check out Vigilante starring Nam Joo-hyuk.

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