KDrama Possessed Review
OCN did it again!! After a huge success with their horror genre Kdrama The Guest, they are continuing the good momentum to introduce another horror genre Kdrama called Possessed. I really like what they did with The Guest, so I have a high expectation with Possessed!
Possessed is a horror, supernatural, thriller Kdrama. The story focusing on finding a serial killer, not just an ordinary serial killer but a killer from the past. 20 years ago there was a serial killer and got a death sentence as a punishment.
Furthermore, a killer at the present time really obsess about him and copy his way to kill the victim. Therefore, he did a spirit summoning ritual to summon the killer from the past and use his body to live once again.
On the other hand, a detective and a shop owner have a complicated relationship. But they could see a ghost or spirit and use their ability to solve criminal cases. The detective is working on the serial killer case until he realizes that the way the killer kill the victim is the same as cases 20 years ago.
From the cast I only Go Joon-hee as Hong Seo-jung, first I saw her on a variety show We Got Married season 4. I never seen her on a drama before that’s why I thought she is only a model. So far I like her acting and I think she is suitable with her role on Possessed
Also, I know Lee Won-jong as Detective Squad Chief Yoo from The Guest. His role was an exorcist on The Guest. The other main casts are Song Sae-
Jo Han-sun plays the role of the 2nd serial killer after Won Hyun-
It starts 20 years ago
As I stated above, the story starts 20 years ago with a serial killer named
Hwang Dae-doo. He is a complete psychopath that killed mainly woman with his signature way, he always put a mirror after kills his victim. Finally, after a long time chasing him, detective Kim Nak-
After 20 years, Sun Yang-woo a doctor appears and killing people just like Hwang Dae-doo did 20 years ago. He is obsess with Hwang Dae-doo and admires him. He even has Hwang Dae-doo ash and keep it.
Meanwhile, detective Kang Pil-sung is in charge to find the serial killer. Not only crime or supernatural but Possessed also has a comedy and romance part. Kang Pil-sung then meets with Hong Seo-
Kang Pil-sung does not believe that kind of thing until she spoke about his past related to his mother. After that, they are getting closer and Kang Pil-sung asks her to show more her power. She opens his inner eye or six sense so he could see a spirit.
Furthermore, Kang Pil-sung asks her help to find a clue about a case. Since then, Kang Pil-sung can see a ghost because he has a strong spiritual power.
Not like The Guest, Possessed shows you who is the culprit which is a little bit strange for me. Because if you already knew the culprit the story will be short because the detective only needs an evidence and it’s all over.
On the second episode, you will see Sun Yang-woo meets a shaman that somehow has a relationship with Hong Seo-
The shaman said that the spirit is the strongest or similar like that on the mountain. However, turned out that Sun Yang-woo defeats it easily, I think it was way too easy and does not need this scene, to be honest. In the end the shaman does what Sun Yang-woo were asking and summons Hwang Dae-doo spirit.
After the shaman has successfully summoned Hwang Dae-doo spirit and use her body, Sun Yang-woo asks him to use his body after take the shaman power and kill her. In the end, Hwang Dae-doo gets the shaman power and use Sun Yang-woo body.
After Hwang Dae-doo uses his body, the story was not like what Sun Yang-woo planning. Hwang Dae-doo also eats his spirit and use his body however he likes.
After several similar cases, Kang Pil-sung finally realized that all the cases are similar to what Hwang Dae-doo did 20 years ago and have a similar pattern. However, the inspection is getting harder because Sun Yang-woo is a doctor at a huge hospital and Kang Pil-sung doesn’t have concrete evidence.
Kang Pil-sung then arrested Sun Yang-woo after he sees his soul or Hwang Dae-doo soul to be exact. However, without concrete evidence, the police will not be able to arrest Sun Yang-woo and unfortunately Kang Pil-sung would not be able to find any evidence.
Due to his failure, he does not allow to investigate the case anymore. However, he is just a stubborn and bad ass detective so he keeps investigate Sun Yang-woo. Finally, he found a solid evidence that Sun Yang-woo is the culprit after he got a call from a woman that sleeps with Sun Yang-woo.
Until this point, I did not really know what to expect because this is just like the last scene. And that was the last scene for Sun Yang-woo, he got killed by the police! So, he kidnapped the woman and went to his old house/warehouse and it is almost the same scene as the first episode.
At this point, Kang Pil-sung almost get kill by Sun Yang-woo meanwhile protecting the woman. However, Sun Yang-woo did not kill him and did not run away as well. Then I realized other option, Hwang Dae-doo spirit could move to another body.
Second chapter started
And that’s is correct, after leaving Sun Yang-woo dead body, Hwang Dae-doo spirit moves to another body. He moves to Oh Soo-
The fact that Oh Soo-
So, I have this rule, if whatever Kdrama within the first 3 or 4 episodes could attract my interest there is a possibility that the drama is good. I personally prefer supernatural genre instead of normal story. That’s why I like The Guest, and also Possessed.
I really recommend to watch possessed, not like The Guest that has more horror scene or story Possessed is focusing on solving the criminal case. I guess in the end there would be something to defeat Hwang Dae-doo spirit, but so far, I enjoy it.
During the first 4 episodes, I did not really see Hong Seo-jung part. But, I think after episode 4 there will be many scene of her to help solving the case with Kang Pil-sung. She could be the key on how to defeat Hwang Dae-doo spirit because she has a relationship with the shaman I guess.
Please let me know if you have any Kdrama recommendation, I would be happy to watch and write a review about it!