Song Kang is really Netflix’s favorite go-to lead, huh?
Demons don’t seem to have the same scariness that terrified previous generations. That’s because there are more immediate, realistic horrors that can possibly happen, like other people. My Demon takes a humorous approach to this diminished reputation, as the titular demon has his powers transferred to a modern day capitalist. Without these mystical powers, Jung Gu-won falters hilariously while collecting the souls he needs to obtain, while Do Do-hee remains confused as she’s dragged along to his shenanigans. All the while, they have to deal with corporate sabotage, the risk of spontaneous combustion, murder plots, and of course, the connection Jung and Do need. After all, who’s a better match for a demon than a capitalist?
Demons and contracts tend only to be restricted to spooky supernatural stories, but My Demon takes a more mischievous approach as the titular demon Jung Gu-won deals with humans with mild annoyance and petty disdain. Of course, corporate heiress Do Do-hee holds the same feelings, making them totally a match made in heaven (pun intended), but there’s something delightful about how ridiculous Jung is as he goes around modern day people, compared to how downright terrifying he was in ancient Korea. It’s something different to see from Song Kang, whose Netflix roles tend to be more serious. The humor might take strange directions, with totally insistent sound effects, but it’s fun to see Song Kang in a different light, especially when bickering with Kim Yoo-jung.