Lazy Unnie’s Couch: The Director Who Buys Me Dinner

Hundreds of years ago, a child was named after god and was cursed. After 4 reincarnations he finds his love in the form of an employee of his company, a man! If they don’t date, they die! “We have to date. If we don’t, we die.” Dong Baek is one of the newest employees at Min Entertainment. His director, Yu Dam, is absolutely perfect in every way. Yet, Dong Baek thinks his director has lost his mind… What do you mean the director has lived three lives and because of that he wants to date? What’s going on?

  • Starring: Park Young Woon | Park Jeong Woo | Jang You Sung
  • Episodes: 10 (15 mins.)
  • Aired: December 15, 2022 – January 12, 2023
  • Network: iQiyi
  • Where to Watch: iQiyi

I seem to just be in an adapted BL mood because again, here I am, watching a Korean BL based on a webtoon. This time it’s wildly different than anything I have watched. At least in the BL aspect. Our leads are basically reincarnated (I think) and are destined to be together to cure a curse put forth by god. At least that is what I took away from it because about halfway through, I was super confused about where this was actually going.

I loved the idea that Min Yu Dam and Seol Dong Baek had to be together in order for Dong Baek not to feel any of the pain from the death in his past life. But the confusion comes in: I wasn’t sure if Min Yu Dam was actually the man who lived all those years ago or if was he just aware of his past life and what had happened between them. That wasn’t really made clear. Either way, I liked that they had a semi-contractual relationship. Let’s date or you’re going to die again. I think that’s where the good stuff ended for me.

The rest of this little drama was filled with flashbacks of what happened between Yu Dam and Dong Baek to cause the curse (which helped) but mainly was stuffed with this weird subplot of Dennis Lee, a failing idol with a serious drug problem and some reason he is coming between Yu Dam and Dong Baek. I really didn’t get his purpose, unless it was just for the end and he caused the death of Dong Baek. Spoiler alert, Dong Baek dies… again. But in the end, everything is rewound in time to right before Dong Baek was tricked into working for Yu Dam and now they can fall for each other naturally? But instead of Dong Baek forgetting everything that happened like the first time hundreds of years ago, now Yu Dam remembers nothing. The fuck?

Yeah, I was left scratching my head more than once with this. The leads were cute as fuck (except Dennis Lee, the makeup was HORRIBLE) but their chemistry felt a little contrite. At times I really wondered how either of them would actually fall for one another with everything that was happening but I guess it happened while I wasn’t looking. I believe that if given a better budget and possible script it could have been 10 times better. But for what it was, it was alright.

Acting: 6/10
Story: 6/10
Music: 6/10
Comfort Score: 7/10
Overall: 6.5/10

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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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