Doom at Your Service, Kang Tae Oh, Kdrama, korean actors, Korean drama, Korean Films, Korean Movie, Korean TV series, Korean TV shows, lee soo hyuk, Park Bo Young, Seo In Gook, Seo In Guk, shin do hyun, tvN
I really liked Doom At Your Service. It has a very contemplative tone despite having a fantasy premise and all signs of a classic romantic comedy. I already expected Seo In Guk and Park Bo Young to make it an amazing ride but I’m already in love with their dynamics and looking forward to what’s in store for future episodes.
Park Bo Young plays Tak Dong Kyung who is a web novel editor. She finds out that she has a terminal illness with only few months left to live. Seo In Guk plays Myul Mang, who is a kind of entity between humans and god and is responsible for the doom in the world. Somehow they both come in contact with each other and get binded through a contract of 100 days where he will make her last days painless and she can wish doom of the world, failing which, someone she loves at that last moment has to die.
Characters and Execution
I love Dong Kyung already. She is mature, thoughtful and a bit sassy. She is a great combination of cute and sensible. She also reminds me of the heroine from Because This Life Is Our First — definitely a great thing. The way she tackles with the whole situation about finding out that her boyfriend is married and how she deals with his wife, or how she deals with the workplace issues. Then there is Myul Mang who is still more of a mystery. He is cheeky and arrogant, but also has a serious side which we might be able to understand with more background about him. I’m not sure what’s exactly his relationship with the patient at the hospital is but he seems softer when he is with her.
I enjoyed the bickering interactions we got between Dong Kyung and Myul Mang. But we do see Myul Mang being more caring towards her than he shows. I’m also stoked for the contract relationship / cohabitation hijinks we will be getting. The stakes of their story seem high and I like its juxtaposition with the lighter moments we are getting with the two leads.
I also liked the office scenes that we got for our heroine. I love that Lee Soo Hyuk plays a mature and understanding character as the head of the web novel editing team and the coworkers seem understanding too. I’m interested in seeing where the drama is going with Na Ji Na (Shin Do Hyun), the web novelist, who seems a bit eccentric. I’m also excited to see more of Kang Tae Oh as Lee Hyun Kyu, a cafe owner — we only got a glimpse.
All in all, it was a satisfactory premiere for Doom At Your Service with an interesting story, with the lovely leads and their chemistry.