Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: The Sound of Magic

The Sound of Magic

Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Coming of Age
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 6
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

High school student Yoon Ah Yi finances herself and her younger sister by working part-time jobs. She doesn’t know where her parents are. Debt collectors drove her father away from home—and then her mother fled too. But even with her poor financial circumstances, Yoon Ah Yi manages to rank near the top of her school academically. Yoon Ah Yi wants to become an adult as soon as possible, to have a stable job.

Her classmate Na Il Deung competes with Yoon Ah Yi for the top grade, but they begin to have feelings for each other.

One day, Yoon Ah Yi meets magician Lee Eul at an abandoned amusement park. He performs magic shows for people who believe in magic. He is a mysterious person; he comforts Yoon Ah Yi who tells him that she believes in magic.


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.

Story: 7/10
Acting: 8.5/10
Music: 8.5/10
Rewatch Value: 4/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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