“Oh! Dear Half-Basement Goddesses” will tell the story of four Greek goddesses who come to Korea to spread love and peace. However, they are faced with the reality of high rent and living costs in Seoul. Putting their grandiose dreams aside, they hide their true identities and live together in a half-basement apartment.Edit Translation
What a breath of fresh air; the Greek Goddess concept and theme was something that I haven't seen in a Korean drama before. These Greek Goddesses (Persuasion, Cunningness, Anxiety, and Messenger) use these bracelets that they were gifted from a Greek God to travel to a country to spread love and happiness. They were sent to South Korea in the modern day. The goddesses need to hide their identity which is why they wear wigs and modern-day clothes. The basis of the show is that they are struggling to pay rent for their basement apartment and must grow as individuals to survive. Each goddess develops a knack (martial arts, running errands, broadcast jockeying, personal shopper) and the knack is grown throughout the drama. Aside from my liking towards the concept, Oh! was standard for a web drama of this length. Character-wise, the high school student named Nari receives the gold medal. His personality and overall sassy attitude was the savior of this show. Of course, the other characters have their own quirks and great personalities but Nari outshined everyone, in my opinion. I also enjoyed the addition of Mr. Go and the slight romance aspect between him and one of the goddesses. Overall, I'm quite surprised that I have enjoyed such a web drama and am glad that the writers didn't make a terrible portrayal of Greek Mythology. My only negative is that the drama was too short for a concept like this and that the ending was open. I doubt there would be a season two so I wish writers closed it better.