Premiere Watch: Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter, Happy to Die
November is starting off with two new dramas that are both webtoon adaptations with fantastical elements in their storylines. Some funny and light shows are the perfect balance to all the melos that will begin airing soon.
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Fantasy, rom-com
Reasons to watch: Moon Chae-won stars as the titular fairy in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter. The drama is adapted from a webtoon that is a satirical — and less icky — take on a famous Korean fairytale, “The Fairy and the Woodcutter.” In the drama, our fairy is 699 year old and has been waiting centuries for her husband to return to her. While waiting for her husband’s reincarnation, she’s become a barista and lives with her shapeshifting daughter and reincarnated son. The two possible candidates for her reincarnated husband will be played by Yoon Hyun-min and Seo Ji-hoon. Though the fairy’s true form is that of a young, beautiful woman, she appears to be an elderly woman to most people. Go Du-shim will play the fairy’s older form while Gugudan’s Mina will play the fairy’s shapeshifting daughter. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter looks like it will be a quirky, fantastical treat and a good source of fluffy rom-com cuteness for anyone suffering now that 100 Days My Prince has ended.
Happy to Die
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Fantasy, comedy
Reasons to watch: Happy to Die is an office drama starring Baek Jin-hee and Kang Ji-hwan. Baek Jin-hee plays an office worker who finds herself trapped in a time loop. She’s forced to relive the same day over and over. There’s one way to break the time loop — save the life of her loathsome boss, Kang Ji-hwan. As with most things, this is easier said than done as it seems everyone in the office has it out for the boss. Even just the thought of wanting Kang Ji-hwan dead is enough to result in his death. With everyone, including Baek, harboring murderous thoughts, Kang is destined to die unless Baek finds a way to save him. I love black humor and the office drama genre; with the added fantasy element in play, my expectations for this show are high. Fingers crossed that the show will deliver.
- Accepting the unexplainable in tvN’s Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
- The coffee-brewing Fairy in search of her reincarnated Woodcutter
- Moon Chae-won sparkles in teaser for Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
- Yoon Hyun-min up to romance fairy barista Kang So-ra
- Rescuing the boss in office fantasy drama Happy to Die
- Killing the boss to save him in KBS’s Happy to Die
- Time slip drama Happy to Die holds first script read
- Kang Ji-hwan, Baek Jin-hee consider lead roles in KBS’s Happy to Die