A young and incredibly beautiful prosecutor Go Seyon, who is played by Park Bo Young, is murdered and is brought back to life by her closest friend Cha Min, played by Ahn Hyo Seop. Cha Min comes into possession of a mysterious marble that brings people back from the dead, after he wrongly accused of murdering Go Seyon he goes to pay his respects at her funeral but accidentally brings her back to life with Abyss but in a different body and face. It is a mystery and a race to find the two killers who are on the loose. One of then was the murderer of Go Seyon and the other was the accomplice. Who really killed the young prosecutor.
Hello dear reader! I hope you are caught up on all the new and exciting dramas now airing. If you are a returning reader thank you so much for coming back to this page if you are new and just checking this review out for the first time, I hope you like it and come back for more! Just a quick heads up for the new readers I rate my dramas on mainly two categories, story telling and direction. Under Story telling I take into account not just the acting but the writing, and music as well. Under the category direction I consider both editing and direction. I call them my sticky notes because that tends to be what I write my thoughts on when I'm watching.
For story telling I gave Abyss a solid 95% and for a direction I gave it a 5/5. I am absolutely loving the casting director who put Park Bo Young and Ahn Hyo Seop together. The give and take in their scenes together are something to witness. Although the acting is amazing, I gave this series a 95% because I could have done without the whole "who are you really" bit in episode 4. These are two people who have known each other for at least 20 years. Why would you be second guessing their nature just because someone else told you different? It was unnecessary and something that I believe could have been written slightly different, or different enough that I wouldn't roll my eyes at it. Not going to lie I skipped through a bunch of the shenanigans.
I also have a problem with some of the side plots, namely Cha Min's ex-girlfriend and everything she is caught up in. However, I understand that she is somewhat needed for the progression of the series. Thankfully she doesn't put up too many road blocks during the episodes, but I could do without her whiney, weepy self.
I am really loving Bo Young's character, Go Seyon. She not only has intellect but an independence that I am absolutely loving. She is a strong woman and I am here for it! Yes girl, you go find that murderer like a bull terrier who is after a cat that traipsed into it's yard. She can be a bit much at times, but she eventually thinks her way through her problems. Thoughtful, thorough, with a lot of sass is the best way to describe this character.
I have seen a few series already with Ahn Hyo Seop and I do have to say that it was in this series that I was able to honestly see him as an actor. I loved him in Thirty but Seventeen and I thought his acting was great in that series but he is definitely displaying his range in Abyss.
The music is great. The OST in particular is this mysteriously haunting melody with a bit of a kick in the rap sections. Listen, dear reader, there hasn't been many series where I enjoyed the OST so much that I actually looked it up. There has only been 5 K-Dramas where I have looked up the OST and downloaded it. This song now makes six on my list, so I am picky with my music. As you may have witnessed in my last review I docked the rating a good chunk mainly because I couldn't stand the OST.
Anyway, I watched the series on Netflix. I haven't seen it on any of my other regular haunts such as, Kocowa and Viki but Neflix is quick with the uploads and you don't have to wait for the subtitles. They are uploaded automatically. I hope you enjoyed my little review and if you are new I hope you return for another one. If you are a returning reader thank you so much for coming back to my blog. Please, let me know your thoughts on the series or on my review down below. I do so love to hear from you. Goodbye and until next time my dear reader!