The Heavenly Idol (성스러운 아이돌), the new South Korean fantasy from tvN, is a musical dramedy about good vs. evil set in the world of KPOP idols.
Kim Min-kyu (A Business Proposal, Backstreet Rookie) stars as Rembrary, a high priest from an alternate universe filled with magic created by the goddess Redrin. Respected and beloved by his people, no one is more powerful than Rembrary. But when an encounter with The Evil One sends him into our world, Rembrary wakes up in the body of Woo Yeon Woo, a member of Wild Animas, an idol group on the verge of failure. Frightened and confused, Rembrary will do anything to get back to his world, but, to make matters worse, the Evil One has appeared in this world. Portrayed by Lee Jang Woo (Homemade Love Story, Graceful Family) in our world, he’s taken over the body of Shin Jo-woon, the vice-chairman of RU E&M, an entertainment company.
Still, even in the darkness of confusion, there are friends to be found. Go Bo-gyeol (Death to Snow White, Hi Bye, Mama!) stars as Kim Dal, a former idol herself, who was a friend of the real Woo Yeon Woo and who becomes Wild Animals road manager so she can keep a better eye on him because she believes Rembrary is the result of a mental break and not an actual priest from another world.
Other members of Wild Animals include Choi Jae Hyun (Peach of Time), Hong Seung Bum (Show Me the Ghost), Shin Myung Sung (Duty After School), and Laon (Cramped Love). While the group doesn’t know how to handle the mental break Woo Yeon Woo is going through, his bizarre behavior has saved the group and set them back on the track to stardom.
What of the real Woo Yeon Woo, you ask? Boy is living it up in the other world. He has a sweet life as the priest and has zero interest in returning to being a failed idol. None at all.
One of the things I have come to love about the wonderful world of K Dramas are the absolutely gorgeous soundtracks that come along with these dramas. Not only do the release the Original Soundtrack (OST) songs, but also the score. As a new drama My Heavenly Idol has released only one OST – Suddenly (문득 내게 와) performed by Yu Seung Woo. It’s a catchy tune.
The series streams Tuesdays and Wednesdays on Viki.
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