2022 was the year of Supernatural BL dramas, and I was very excited about it as it’s one of my favorite genres. So to see so many BL dramas have this sort of theme was really wonderful, and The Director Who Buys Me Dinner(also known as The Weird Director Who Always Treats Me To Dinner) is one of the most epic I’ve seen as it’s based in mythology.
Adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Yang Eun Ji, The Director Who Buys Me Dinner is the story of Dong Baek (Park Jeong Woo), the newest employee at Min Entertainment. A company that represents his favorite idol Dennis (Jang You Sung). The company director, Yu Dam (Park Young Woon), is also one of his favorites and is absolutely perfect in every way. Except for the fact that he’s insane. Yu Dam tells Dong Baek a story about a child he named after god and was cursed because of this. Now four hundred years later, they’ve met again as Dong Baek is that child, and Yu Dam has been waiting for him, and if they don’t start dating, they’ll both die!
Six of the series’ ten episodes have aired, and so far, the story is really well done. Park Jeong Woo is innocently adorable as the confused and reluctant Dong Baek. Park Young Woon is a perfect cast for the devastatingly dashing Yu Dam. He’s the ideal hero for Dong Baek’s dizziest daydreams. Jang You Sung is also incredibly well-cast as the tortured artist Dennis. Impish and mysterious, I feel Dennis will be nothing but trouble for the couple’s budding romance – especially after the events in episode six. He’s dangerous.
Well-written and engaging, each episode is around 15 minutes, so they’re pretty jammed-packed, and you have to pay attention. Miss a scene, miss a lot. It’s a rare series that can make me toss my phone to the other side of the room while watching, but this one does. It’s that good. I’m excited to see where it goes, so…