The Sound of Magic
Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Coming of Age
Origin: South Korea
Air-date: May 6, 2022
Starring: Ji Chang Wook as Ri Eul, Choi Sung Eun as Yoon Ah Yi, Hwang In Yeop as Na Il Deung
So when I started this I didn’t know that this was gonna be an actual musical. Imagine my shock when hoes started bursting out dancing. I was like oh. OH. I’m going to be transparent here guys, I don’t have much to say about this. I thought this was by far one of the most unique dramas that I ever watched and the concept of it being a musical was very intriguing.
As far as the story goes, I found it to be pleasantly dull. I wanted to care, I really did, but I just couldn’t. I think it was something about seeing In Yeop playing a high school student at his big old age of 31 that really took me out. I didn’t quite care about the motivations for needed to pass the exams and becoming an adult. I was kinda annoyed by how much the casual mention of underage girls being with older men was. Ji Chang Wook was at his finest here, but the theatrics behind the character kind of reminded me of another person’s particular performance. I was very impressed with our female lead and would like to see more of her work. It says a lot that the moment I enjoyed the most in this drama was the post credit scene of them introducing and congratulating the team.
Overall, I think what I enjoyed the most about this drama was simply the cinematography and the acting. In the end that’s what really stood out. I wish I could offer you guys more in the way of a review, but I cannot. I am sorry.
Rewatch Value: 4/10