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Shin Ho Yoon, a powerful god responsible for shaping human destinies, faces an unusual task of writing a romantic fate. Intrigued by a future screenplay penned by drama writer Go Chae Kyung, he decides to borrow ideas from it. In his divine plan, he pairs Chae Kyung with the nearly perfect Jung Ba Reum, a fortunate TV producer. Disguised as her landlord, Shin Ho Yoon aims to unite them but unexpectedly finds himself falling for her, jeopardizing his own scheme. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 26, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TVING
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,820 users)
  • Ranked: #2991
  • Popularity: #1483
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
przypadkiem
33 people found this review helpful
Mar 27, 2021
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

quirky and unpredicatble

I had 0 expectations when I started this drama, and the first episode alone had me floored.
I know a lot of people might compare it to Goblin, and as far as I know that drama writer was involved in this project as well. It does have a similar feel, but the story and characters are all new.

The story is very interesting, and unfolds slowly episode by episode. I couldn't really guess what's gonna happen next. It has some weak moments as the diety characters are bit juvenile, but at the same time this is a lighter drama so I don't mind. The whole destiny making aspect is well-executed and serves a s acore of the story. There are many twists and turns too, and there are no filler episodes either.

The cast is full of rookies, actors who still hasn't had that one hit work. Some you might know from webdramas, some have played minor characters in bigger projects. I'd say the casting is spot on, and acting is overall good. Male lead might come off as "wooden" but at the same time his character is on more... colder side? So it makes sense. Everyone in this drama has time to shine and their characters get enough screentime too.

Music in this drama works well to set the mood, I really enjoyed it. I like most of the songs, the OST is really good. Overall the production value of this project seems to be pretty high for a shorter drama. The cinematography is well-thought out and art design too is very pleasing.

I'd say this is a perfect short drama to watch during a lazy weekend. The story requires bit more focus but overall it's still a more light type of story. There are no villains or anything like that. The main villain is fate, I guess. I see this drama as an exploration of what a story really is and can a destiny play out on it's own? It's surely a drama that won't bore you.

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Completed
SeikaRin
22 people found this review helpful
Mar 26, 2021
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This review may contain spoilers

If Deities could write fanfics… this would be it.

Never thought I would see the day, where a Deity would plagiarize a Human’s work in order to solve her love life and make it into a masterpiece. Hopefully he can get more views and ratings if all goes well...

We can’t cancel a Deity after all, or can we?
Humans can’t but the laws Deities abide from might...
If only he had a compliant main character to work with, his job would be easier said than done.

Then again, the way Ho Yoon messes up with her life at first, really makes me wonder if we aren’t all in the same predicament.
Maybe that’s why one of these days, I was heading to the kitchen and ended up in the living room instead.
Perhaps, the Deity above is messing around with my GPS system and playing me like a SIMs character of sorts, well at least I can honestly consider that he is being considerate when it comes to my dieting plans, by keeping me far away from the fridge.

Either way the story is super interesting for a such a small drama, and the cinematography its pretty good actually, considering all the effects used in the transitions for each scene.

Some scenes do remind me of certain dramas though, like for instance, in the first episode when Ho Yoon and Myung are crossing that Tunnel it reminded me of the most iconic scene in Goblin. And in fact, there’s also a scene where Chae Kyung is wearing a red scarf, so the vibes are right too. Then again, the tunnel has a symbolic value through the theme presented.
The whole drama inside a drama inception plot, was very entertaining to say the very least, and the references of dramas with the pun of the names is rather hilarious. “The Accounting of the Married” and “Sky Cash” for example, both with the most dramatic parody plots ever created.

And well the acting in general wasn’t bad throughout the series, I enjoyed every character the actors portraited, so kudos for this cast.

The fact that Ho Yoon plans fail because he starts to get too attached, get to all of us at a certain point in our lives. I mean we all end up having a crush or falling for a character in a book, right?
Because in a way that’s what Chae Kyung is to Ho Yoon.
The female protagonist of his masterpiece novel of a Lifetime.
One where he is about to become a part of and with the main role no less.
Their Fate is written in paper and sealed with twine.
It’s an unavoidable destiny. That they are meddling with and against.

Nevertheless, it’s quite an enjoyable drama that can be seen in a whole afternoon, with only 10 episodes in total with around 20 minutes each.

“Some lives are long as a novel. But the other lives are short as a poem.”

It resumes well this drama, it might seem short like an idyllic poem, however, it’s as fulfilling like a novel should be.
The OST isn’t really that memorable in my ears, but its pleasant on certain parts that it was played so I guess it worked somehow.
I really recommend watching this drama, if you’re currently waiting for updates on any on-going drama just to fill the gap like I did or give it a try if you do prefer short stories.
But then again, I guess the ideology that less is more, can be applied to this one.

“If first love comes true every time there’s first love, the world would cease to exist.”

This plot will definitely surprise for the events and topics it works with, despite eventually falling under the category of a potential love triangle, the way the story unfolds precedes time and fateful encounters.

“If you’re meant to be, you’ll end up meeting in one way or another.”

If I ever re-watch this story again, it might take some time and if I ever do so it’s for the nostalgy.
Perhaps whenever it rains or whenever I do order a caffeinated drink, I will remember this by...

And I am fine with that

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  • Drama: Scripting Your Destiny
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Mar 26, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TVING
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,820 users)
  • Ranked: #2991
  • Popularity: #1483
  • Watchers: 10,585

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