Summary: Hong Ji Ah is a very good exorcist. She’s also a real estate broker and is the owner of Daebak Real Estate. She clears properties of bad spirits and ghosts before selling them. One day, she crosses path with Oh In Bum, a person who tries to con property owners by selling them a tool he claims would drive away bad spirits.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
Stars: Jang Na Ra as Hong Ji Ah
Jung Yong Hwa as Oh In Bum
Likes: A ghost drama with Jang Na Ra was something new! She’s one of my favourite kdrama actresses and I love seeing her explore different roles. She was fantastic in VIP last year and this year, she’s just super cool, fighting and exorcising all those ghosts! Love her looks! Very different, so emo. Those smokey eye shadows surely made her look fierce. She’d completely left her cute image! Such a versatile actress!
Intriguing storyline base, with the mysterious death of the mum and her unrested spirit clinging onto our main girl, Hong Ji Ah. At first, it was kind of scary every time the mum appears but realized how pitiful she actually was, being stuck in the realm of the living, something that Hong Ji Ah has yet to solve.
I’m a big fan of Jung Yong Hwa, so it was such a treat to see him again in a drama. It’s been a long while since The Three Musketeers! Taking the role of a powerful psychic, who became the vessel of the spirits before getting exorcised and absorbing their memories for a short period, looked interesting, funny and scary at the same time. Jung Yong Hwa’s character Oh In Bum definitely got some of his acting skills out. He was always a flower boy to me but I would consider this, his road to more serious roles.
I love watching all those different ghosts and their stories. Death leaves people sad, but it’s more heartbreaking to be able to visualize spirits with unfinished business in this world who just couldn’t leave peacefully because of reasons like resentment and anger. True or not, we all should learn how to live our lives without resenting anything or anyone.
A big lesson and an eye-opener to me is the main moral story of the drama, that when someone dies, it’s not your fault, so don’t blame yourself about it! This is one thing a lot of us are struggling, we appease ourselves from guilt and pain of loss by putting all the blame on us. However, by doing that, we’re not giving our departed the peace that they needed, so we should let go! Just let go!
This reminds me a lot of GhostBusters, the movie. Like the similarity of those necessary tools they need to get rid of ghosts and how they would always prepare for a mission, just like soldiers preparing to go to war. But I think I could relate more to this drama than the Hollywood movie. I just like imagining ghosts as lost spirits and not monsters.
Love this super upbeat OST by Jung Yong Hwa himself… I Got Ya, Great Real Estate OST! Lights up the whole ghostly mood!
I like how it ended. They’ve finally solved the greatest mystery of them all. We all could expect a peaceful departure of those who are bound to depart, and our pair lady exorcist and her handsome psychic are carrying on with what they do best.
Dislikes: No romance, sorry.
What was that snack they were trying to obviously promote in the middle of the show? Forgot 🤔! Sore in the eyes, anyway.