Saturday 12 February 2022

TV Review: Doom at Your Service (Fantasy Romance)

Doom at Your Service (어느 날 우리 집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다)
16 episodes
Park Bo-yeong, Seo In-guk, Lee Su-hyeok
Fantasy Romance

Tak Dong Kyung lives a fairly ordinary life until she stumbles into an unexpected fate and ends up signing a hundred-day contract with Myul Mang, risking her everything. (IMDB Synopsis)

I've wanted to watch Doom at Your Service since it came out last year, both for the fun-sounding story and for the fact that Lee Su-hyeok is in it. I wanted to buy a couple of other Kdrama DVDs at the start of this year, so I took the opportunity to grab this one too, and, as expected, I enjoyed it. I loved the opening premise and the developing relationship between Dong-kyung and Myeol-mang. Towards the middle it started to feel a little stuck, but barely had I thought that before a new twist came in to shake things up again. I also enjoyed the secondary romance plot as much as the main one. One thing that amused me, though, was how little editing the supposed web-novel editors did. As an editor myself, I can tell you it's mostly sitting in front of a computer screen all day, but in this show they mostly seemed to go out to meet authors at coffee shops and just chat. But that little point of amusement aside, this was a fun fantasy romance with the usual good blend of humour and drama, and it is sure to appeal to fans of the genre. It gets 4.5 stars from me.

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