Sunday, October 23

[Toggle Originals] Soul Reaper 勾魂使者 Drama Review

Soul – a boy born with a pretty face and mesmerising smile, could appear before your eyes in a flash of light when you least expect it. Brace yourself for the deathly verdict when you see him, because Soul, is whom we all know as the Grim Reaper. Soul Lin Guang Hui (Ian Fang) leads an ordinary life until the sudden, mysterious passing of his father, Ping An (Yao Wen Long). He then meets ‘Chief’ (Romeo Tan), who promises to reveal the truth behind his father’s death, but on one condition – Soul to become a Grim Reaper.

Just finished watching Soul Reaper 勾魂使者, which was shown only in Toggle. A supernatural film which reminded me of a Japanese drama which I watched 2 years ago - Shinigami Kun. Most likely, the concept was reference from the mentioned series.

Personally, I felt that the story was refreshing and interesting. Those on the brink of death (7 days) was given 2 choices:

1. To make up for your regrets before a willing death
2. To have a loved one die on your behalf.

With the different scenario depicted in every 2 episodes, it heightens the entire series. There were also certain learning values on life which somewhat reminded me to treasure time and people.

The finale was rather predictable for such a show. Honestly, I was expecting it to be different.

You may wish to catch the entire series here.

Ratings: 3 / 5