Shall we Fight, Ghost, Episodes 1-2: A combination of Horror and ComedyWritten through Laverne On July 14, 2016While maximumglobalenthusiastspartner horror entertainment with the season of fall, South Korea has a tendency to view horror entertainment with the goal to cool off in the summer heat. And what higher way to spend summertime than gazing a ghostly drama? Of course, unlike horror films, Lets Fight, Ghost shies clear ofnatural horror and mixes in a hearty dose of comedy.
Starring Taecyeon from 2PM as ghost exorcist Park Bong-pal and popular kid actress Kim So-hyun as teenage ghost Kim Hyun-ji, Lets Fight, Ghost follows the 2 equally they pair up to fight ghosts and lend a hand them in finding peace. Their adversarialdating is adorableto observe and adds a feeling of light-hearted amusing to the display as they bicker and, begrudgingly, beef up one another.
However, things arent so undeniable as they seem, and in those outset two episodes, audience are presented to loads of mysteries. The most vital mystery is Hyun-jis reminiscence loss. Hyun-ji doesnt know why or how she died nor why she is stuck in limbo. Via an accidental kiss, she unearths herself reunited with the briefest of memories and thus ensues her quest to kiss Bong-pal back and regain her memories.
Lets Fight, Ghost follows the similar machinations of Oh My Ghostess in which a feminine ghost again and again tries to make a pass on a human man. The placement is played off for laughs yetno longerall and sundry will feel happy with this portrayal especially as Kim So-hyun is still a minor in genuinelifestyles (while Taecyeon is in his past due twenties).
To its credit, Lets Fight, Ghost avoids sexualizing Kim So-hyun and the kiss is rather chaste. Even the kiss at the finish of the 2d one episode looks fake, as though the proveis making an attempt to keep away from having the actors in truth kiss. So far, while the ghost-pursues-kissing plot makes me roll my eyes, I dont have issues ofthe manner the show is development Hyun-ji and Bong-pals relationship.
And while there are a couple of inconsistencies with Lets Fight, Ghost, the bulk of the drama thus a ways is enjoyable. Of specific note is the balance of horror and comedy. The ghosts in the drama are creepy with fantastic CGI to reinforce the horror factor. However, Lets Fight, Ghost never veers into pure horror territory; the show relativelysteadily subverts expected drama tropes and turns them into comedy instead.
For example, when Bong-pal is first introduced, a ghost does its absolute best to scare him. Bong-pal responds by slapping the ghost and in its place of a fight, the ghost asks for forgiveness prior to leaving. And as a substituteof establishing up Bong-pal to be a ghost-hunting badass, the show injects humor by having him run faraway from a ghostly Choi Hong-man cameo by the noted MMA fighter. Basically, Bong-pal fights ghosts, but only the susceptible ones.
While humor remains the strength of the show, Lets Fight, Ghost, slowly lays down the root for extrastruggle and unanswered mysteries that maystay viewers turning in. Why did a ghost kill Bong-pals mom and why does he appear to feel find it irresistiblewas once his fault? What makes some ghosts just right or bad and why are some more sentient than others? And what does veterinarian and professor Joo Hye-sung (Kwon Yool) must do with anything? Sure, he has a ordinary supernatural expansion on his back, but how does he are compatible into the tale of Bong-pal and Hyun-ji?
All these are questions that the show wishes to answer, but it is going to come down to when Lets Fight, Ghost makes a decision to answer. After all, I dont think Hye-sungs mystery might bepublished for a while, but in the meantime, more world-building would be preferredin additionfinding out about Bong-pals past. But even supposing nosotros dont get that, so long as the drama continues its authenticcombine of horror and comedy, it would exist a fun, summer watch.
How did you favor Lets Fight, Ghost? What are your speculations on Hyun-jis past?