Korean dramas are known for their fantastic premise, often adding a twist of supernatural in their stories. If love needed to be any more difficult, it would definitely take a page out of Korean television. ‘Black’ is a perfect representation of this. It follows the story of a young girl who has the ability to see grim reapers as they follow the people they are about to take. In one such encounter, she meets a reaper who has possessed the body of a detective and is trying to figure out a case of serial killings. This reaper falls in love with her; however, he’s not supposed to mix business with pleasure. You can’t befriend the very thing you are supposed to kill, and because he breaks that rule; the reaper is punished for it.
The show is produced by Studio Dragon which is responsible for producing a great number of popular Korean shows and helping them find their way to the international market. Some of its products include names like ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’, ‘Children of Lesser God’, ‘The Liar and His Lover’, ‘Stranger’, ‘A Korean Odyssey’, ‘The Most Beautiful Goodbye’, ‘Mr Sunshine’ and ‘The Crowned Clown’. ‘Black’ is written by Choi Ran and directed by Kim Hon-sun. Kim Jong-sik and Song Jae-joon serve as executive producers of the show.
Black Cast: Who’s in It?
‘Black’ stars Song Seung-heon in the role of Han Moo-gang. He is a detective whose body has been taken over by a grim reaper. Seung-heon is known for his roles in ‘A Better Tomorrow’, ‘Ghost: In Your Arms Again’, ‘Wonderful Nightmare’, ‘Man of Will’, ‘Air Strike’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Autumn in My Heart’, ‘East of Eden’, ‘When a Man Falls in Love’ and ‘Prayer’.
Go Ara plays the role of Kang Ha-ram, a woman who has the supernatural ability to see the grim reaper. She falls in love with the one possessing Moo-gang’s body. She has worked in films and TV shows like ‘Pacemaker’, ‘The Magician’, ‘Phantom Detective’, ‘Who Are You?’, ‘Heading to the Ground’, ‘You’re All Surrounded’, ‘Hammurabi’ and ‘Haechi’.
Lee El is cast as Yoon Soo-wan, a doctor who has a history with Kim Joon’s family and falls in love with Moo-gang. She is known for her work in films and TV shows like ‘Inside Men’, ‘What a Man Wants’, ‘Masquerade’, ‘Wild Romance’, ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love’, ‘Divorce Lawyer in Love’, ‘A Korean Odyssey’, ‘Matrimonial Chaos’ and ‘When the Devil Calls Your Name’.