A new tvN K-Drama titled See You In My 19th Life premiered on June 17, and it has quickly become one of the most popular K-Dramas of 2023. Even before the first episode aired, the drama generated a significant amount of buzz.
There are several compelling reasons why you should not miss out on this drama, and we’ll explore them below.
1. It Has An Amazing Plot
First and foremost See You In My 19th Life boasts an amazing plot. It is a romance fantasy drama that follows the story of Ban Ji Eum (played by actress Shin Hae Sun and child actor Park So Yi), a woman who possesses the ability to remember all of her past lives. Unfortunately, her 18th life (as Yoon Joo Won played by actress Kim Si A) was abruptly cut short by a tragic accident. In her 19th life, Ban Ji Eum embarks on a journey to find her lost love from her previous life, Moon Seo Ha (played by Ahn Bo Hyun and child actor Jeong Hyeon Joon). The drama delves into themes of love, loss, and redemption. Despite addressing these profound themes, See You In My 19th Life manages to balance them with heartwarming and humorous moments that will evoke laughter and tears from the audience. This unique and captivating vpremise sets it apart from many other K-Dramas.
2. It Is From the Hit Webtoon “See You In My 19th Life”
What makes See You In My 19th Life even more enticing is the fact that it is adapted from the hit webtoon of the same name by Lee Hye, published in 2020. The webtoon has garnered over 87.7 million views and boasts an impressive rating of 9.87. Numerous webtoon enthusiasts have highly recommended reading See You In My 19th Life, and the announcement of its adaptation into a K-Drama thrilled many fans.
3. The Highly Acclaimed Actress, Shin Hae Sun, Is The Main Lead
Shin Hae Sun is widely regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation in South Korea. She has been praised for her acting skills, her ability to convey emotions to her audience, and her accurate diction. She is a versatile actress who is able to convincingly portray a wide range of characters. Shin Hae Sun became popular for her outstanding performances in the dramas Mr. Queen and Angel’s Last Mission. In her current drama, she is proving how much of a brilliant actress she is as she gives a truly outstanding performance in this drama. In See You In My 19th Life, she delivers a brilliant performance as Ban Ji Eum, exuding charm while evoking a sense of heartbreak. Viewers have grown to love her portrayal, appreciating her ability to strike a balance between silliness, coolness, and raw emotion.
In addition to Shin Hae Sun’s remarkable performance, the rest of the cast also delivers exceptional acting. Ahn Bo Hyun, known for his roles in Itaewon Class and Yumi’s Cells, portrays Moon Seo Ha. Although there was some controversy surrounding his casting due to deviations from the webtoon’s depiction, Ahn Bo Hyun has proven his acting prowess in the drama. There were several backlash from fans that pointed out that his looks were not like what was described in the webtoon. Despite this, he is doing his best to portray the role well.
Ha Yoon Kyung (from Extraordinary Attorney Woo) who plays Yoon Cho Won, Ban Ji Eum’s little sister in her 18th life (depicted by child actor Gi So You) was also very suitable for her role as she exhibited all characteristics depicted in the webtoon. The same is true with Ahn Dong Goo (from When the Weather is Fine) who is playing Ha Do Yoon, Seo Ha’s secretary and best friend.
4. The Chemistry Between the Characters
The chemistry between the characters in See You In My 19th Life is another compelling reason to watch this drama. Whether it’s the chemistry between the main couple, played by Shin Hae Sun and Ahn Bo Hyun, or the chemistry between the supporting characters, Ha Yoon Kyung and Ahn Dong Goo, the onscreen dynamics are captivating and beautifully portrayed. The heartfelt and touching love story between the leads resonates with the audience, leaving a lasting impression.
5. The Drama Has Garnered Top Ratings
Not only has See You In My 19th Life captured the hearts of viewers, but it has also achieved remarkable success in terms of ratings. The drama consistently ranks as one of the most popular shows of 2023. According to Nielsen Korea, it has secured the top spot in its timeslot for all six episodes that have aired thus far. Additionally, it has received positive ratings, with an IMDb rating of 8/10, a Google user-rating average of 90%, and a MyDramaList rating of 8.8/10.
With its unique premise, stellar performances by the cast, and compelling chemistry between the characters, See You In My 19th Life has garnered positive reviews and high ratings. The drama has already aired six episodes, with six more to come until July 23. Compared to other K-Dramas, this series is relatively short, consisting of only 12 episodes.
If you are a fan of romance dramas, fantasy dramas, and character-driven narratives, See You In My 19th Life is highly recommended. This heartwarming and thought-provoking drama will leave you eagerly anticipating the next episode.
See You in My 19th Life airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:20 pm (KST) on tvN. Korean viewers can watch it on tvN, while the international audience can enjoy it on Netflix.
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