It’s summer – hot and humid. I’m in need of a breeze to blow away all this and I think this drama came out just in time. So far, I’m loving it. Of course I’m talking about Bring It On, Ghost! the drama remake of a webtoon that’s currently helping me endure a really rough summer. And probably the drama I’d be watching over and over if this happens to be the last drama project of one of my favorite idol before he starts Military Service. I’ll be waiting Taec!
So, what’s it about you ask? It’s about a college student moonlighting as an exorcist for hire– Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec-yeon). He happens to have the ability to see and touch ghost. That’s quite new for me, the touch part, not the ghost. He was hired by the adorable ghost Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So-hyun) to exorcise a ghost in a haunted ladies’ school and the rest just snowballed in and she decided to stick with him when she happen to have a glimpse of the day she died when they accidentally kissed. Naturally, she can’t stay around for free and that’s how the ghost fighting duo started, and they shall rid the premises with hateful ghost at the right price. Pretty neat, right, but that’s not all.
There’s the comedic side as provided by Choi Cheon-sang (and Kim In-rang (Lee David), Bong-pal’s sunbae also President and Vice President of Ghostnet a mystery club of the university they’re attending. They were present at the ladies’ school and they learned of Bong-pal’s abilities making him a must have member of their club that’s on the brink of being dissolved. Later on, they became sidekicks, working as Bong-pal’s “agent.” I’m seriously getting confused with the actor playing Choi Cheon-sang. I mean seeing him as a college student then a resident doctor (W – Two Worlds) is quite confusing. He’s busy and he’s funny.
Of course there’s the cute bickering of Hyun-ji and Bong-pal. I love the pettiness and their blossoming interest with each other, not sure how that’s going to work but I have at least a few theories or I can read the webtoon, not that I am not tempted to read it now. I also love that through Hyun-ji’s encouragement/presence, Bong-pal is slowly breaking down all of the walls that he has put up because of the whole ghost related abilities and losing his mother.
I’m completely hooked by the flow of the story, the mystery is still in place and my hows and whys are still unanswered and that keeps me interested to sit around and wait to see what’s gonna happen next. I’m quite happy too by Taec’s acting improvement. He improved a lot and it’s really pleasant to watch him alongside Kim So-hyun. All the partiality I initially have because of the age gap has disappeared. Their chemistry is solid and complimentary at the same time.
The show is recommendable and if you got hooked with dramas like Master’s Sun and Oh My Ghost, you are definitely going to enjoy Bring It On, Ghost. Don’t watch alone though if you’re a scaredy-cat, the ghosts they’re fighting are terrifying.