Summary: Lee Hong Jo is a civil servant working at a city hall. She meets Jang Shin Yu, a competent lawyer who just got assigned in the city hall. Jang Shin Yu suffers from a hereditary and an incurable disease. And to lift that curse, he needs help from Lee Hong Jo, who happens to be the owner of a mysterious chest that contains a book of spells.
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Legal, Period, Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl
Stars: Jo Bo Ah as Lee Hong Jo
Ro Woon as Jang Shin Yu
Ha Joon as Kwon Jae Gyeong
Yura as Yoon Na Yeon
Likes: I love the See You in my 19th Life kind of vibe in this drama. The tragedy in the past lives, the reincarnation, the curse, but in a lighter, funnier way. The details of the past in balance with the present are very well represented. As the story progressed, it was getting clearer and clearer where our two characters came from and why they were naturally drawn towards each other.
Strong Chemistry. Ro Woon’s chemistry with Jo Bo Ah was undeniably strong. They looked great together. And Jo Bo Ah’s chemistry with the second lead, Kwon Jae Gyeong was also top. This of course made it hard to choose.
Love history. The forbidden love of the past that turned into a disaster was strong reason why Lee Hong Jo and Jang Shin Yu were naturally drawn to each other in the present. Really glad about the detailed back story, flashback Joseon time, when the characters originally met and fell in love. Beautiful love story but tragic! A good reason though to continue in the future. So although, the characters in the present were not quite the match, it was easier to understand why the two were drawn to each other.
Favourite Spell. Of all the spells, which one was your favourite? Mine, right now will have to be the spell for clear skin! To end my misery on pimple breakouts! That would have come super handy.
Good-looking top leads. Makes it more interesting to watch.
Jo Bo Ah as Lee Hong Jo – she’s super cute. Love her round puppy eyes. However, sometimes she talks like a child.
Ro Woon as Jang Shin Yu – this is the first drama where I really like Ro Woon. Jang Shin Yu’s characters suits him so well. Arrogant but in a funny way.
Ha Joon as Kwon Jae Gyeong – I love this guy. So relaxed in acting. There is confidence in the way he talks which makes him looks attractive.
Supporting Love Team. The team leaders’ office romance added more fun to the story. Love that it ended with a wedding scene too.
Great OST. I truly enjoyed the OST of this drama, especially the tracks for the period scenes. Check it out Destined With You OST.
Happy Ending. I can’t say no to it. The curse has been lifted. No one is dying anymore. Our favourite people ended up together. Someone is enjoying the effect of the clear skin spell. What else can we ask for?
Dislikes: At some point towards the end, it got boring and draggy that it was getting harder to finish watching it.