The latest romantic fantasy drama “My Demon,” starring Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung, has garnered positive attention from international media. In a recent article by Pinkvilla (India) dated November 26, the film was praised for its boldness, beauty, and overall coherence.
“My Demon” narrates the fictional contract marriage between the cold heiress Do Do Hee (played by Kim Yoo Jung) and the suddenly powerless demon Jung Gu Won (Song Kang). Despite receiving moderate viewership ratings in South Korea (4.5% and 3.4% for the first two episodes) and criticism for Song Kang’s performance, which some found lacking depth and reminiscent of the series “Goblin,” the film has found a favorable audience in other countries.
Pinkvilla appreciated Song Kang’s portrayal of the handsome, self-centered demon and highlighted Kim Yoo Jung’s interesting transition in playing a 28-year-old woman, noting her actual age of 24. They commended the interesting storylines that unfolded in the first week and expressed hope for the show’s continued momentum and engaging plot development in upcoming episodes.
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The stark contrast between the worlds of the two main characters is depicted vividly and engagingly. Scenes of their interactions, such as inadvertent touches or glances, are noted for creating a captivating chemistry that excites viewers and keeps them eagerly following the story.
“My Demon” airs on Friday and Saturday nights on SBS.
However, despite international acclaim, Korean media have been more critical. “My Demon” faces competition from “Contract Marriage,” starring Lee Se Young and Bae In Hyuk, which is seen as having a more logical plot and superior acting, particularly by Lee Se Young, compared to former child actress Kim Yoo Jung.