Destined With You
KOREAN DRAMA

Destined With You (2023)

Everyone makes a mistake. To what extent should you apologize? And to what extent can you forgive? – Jang Sin Yu

Drama Profile:
  • Title: Destined With You
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Aug 23, 2023 – Oct 12, 2023
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Genre: Fantasy / Romance
  • Written by: Noh Ji Sul (100 Days My Prince)
  • Directed by: Nam Ki Hoon (Big Bet Season 2)
  • Main Cast: Jo Bo-ah (Military Prosecutor Doberman), Rowoon (Tomorrow), Ha Jun (Missing: The Other Side Season 2), and Yura (Forecasting Love and Weather)
  • Synopsis: Destined With You tells the story about an irresistible romance between Lee Hong-jo (Jo Bo-ah) and Jang Shin-yu (Rowoon) with the storyline revolving around a forbidden book that was thoroughly sealed 300 years ago, landing in the hands of Hong-jo after obtaining it with Shin-yu becoming the victim of the forbidden book due to the curse caused by the book. (Source: Wikipedia)
K-drama Feels:
  • A perfect balance of romance, fantasy, drama, and law.
  • The story is well-paced and engaging. It is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
  • The comedy was gold, I wanted more of the love potion comedy and more spells.
  • The sub plots are interesting and kept me interested.
  • Rowoon perfectly embodied Jang Shin Yu in all moods and aspects. He looks so gorgeous in this drama.
  • I just fell in love with Jang Shin Yu, sino ba namang hindi ma-iinlove sa kanya?
  • One aspect of the show that I dislike is their inability to finish the shamanism/curse storyline. Parang yun na yun, magic, nawala na ang sumpa at completely healed na si Shin yu?
  • If you enjoy light fantasy, mystery, and reincarnation dramas, you should give this one a shot.

 

My Rating – 8.5/10 (Its Rowoon watchable for that alone. But it is also an interesting premise with a nice romance.)

 

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