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DRAMA OF THE MONTH: Oh My Ghostess

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Promotional Poster for Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

A friend of mine started watching Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) this past week and after reliving all the wonderful moments of this fantastic drama with her, I decided it was definitely one worthy of the “Drama of the Month” title. It’s cute, funny, mysterious, and imaginative, it’s chock-full of warm fuzzies, has a fantastic cast, a great plot and an ending that doesn’t make you want to throw your computer across the room and then set it on fire. In short, it’s the perfect drama to waste away your lazy summer days with and one I can’t get enough of, no matter how many times I watch it.

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Poor Bong Sun, she has no idea what’s in store for her! Screencap from Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

Originally airing on tvN from July – August, 2015,  Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) is the story of a timid young assistant chef, Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young, 박보영) who’s spent her entire life tormented by ghosts that only she can see. Working in the kitchen of star chef Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk, 조정석), Bong Sun is overlooked and under-appreciated until one day she’s possessed by the spirit of Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi, 김슬기), a virgin ghost who has no memories of her death but carries one massive grudge. Possessed by the plucky and desperate spirit of Soon Ae, Na Bong Sun suddenly becomes a bright spot in the lives of her co-workers, eventually catching the eye of her boss, Kang Sun Woo. Unfortunately that’s not the only eye this “new” Bong Sun catches. Before either Bong Sun or Soon Ae know it, they’re caught up in a plot that may unravel the mystery of Soon Ae’s death if Bong Sun’s doesn’t end up dead first.

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What an adorable kitchen crew! Screencap from Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

I have to say, out of all the dramas I’ve watched, very few manage to keep me satisfied throughout their entire run but Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) managed to do just that. It really is everything a drama should be and I absolutely loved it. The cast and their chemistry was amazing. The OTP is so easy to love, the kitchen crew are just so beyond adorable you can’t help but envy Bong Sun just a little as she gets to work with such great guys… Well, except for maybe the sous chef. He really did get on my nerves but his heart was in the right place so I guess I can let his more irritating qualities slide. The villain of this story is complex and mysterious and I spent a lot of time wondering just what the heck was up with him, which was great because most of the time drama villains are so easy to read they quickly lose their edge.

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Such an unlikely friendship plays a big part in making this story truly fantastic. Screencap from Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

While the concept of ghosts in a drama isn’t new, the way they were used in this story was unique as they weren’t used so much as a scare tactic but as a vital role in the story. The fact that Soon Ae’s character is just as important, if not more so, than Bong Sun’s makes this drama all the more interesting, especially once the stories of these characters begins to intertwine. It’s fun to see things from a ghost’s perspective and the spirit world in general adds some definite intrigue to the overall story.

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Oh how these two make my heart go all squiggly! Screencap from Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

While the drama itself follows a very typical down-and-out heroine winning the heart of the tough, indifferent, slightly wounded but ridiculously hot hero plot, I’m okay with it because this particular story is done really well. The way Soon Ae and Bong Sun interact with each other and with Sun Woo keeps things interesting (to say the least) and quite frankly there are times when I just want to sit down and watch a trope-filled drama full of cuteness, warm-fuzzies and great kisses. And boy, this drama has some really great kisses! Oh goodness! Park Bo Young (박보영) and Jo Jung Suk (조정석) deserve some kind of award, their kisses are so good! Whew!

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One of my favorite drama OTPs… They’re just so perfect together! Screencap from Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

If you’re looking for an entertaining drama that will make you laugh, cry and squee all at the same time, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s so much fun to watch the episodes just fly by and before you know it you find yourself at the end, walking away with one big, contented sigh of happiness. It’s easily one of the best dramas I’ve watched in 2015 (and maybe of all time) and one I highly recommend. Of course we all have our own personal preferences and what floats my boat may not necessarily float yours which is why I wanna hear your thoughts on this one. Does Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) make your list of favorites or did it fall short for you? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!

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