Who would have thought about a mystery hotel that condoles dead souls exists in Seoul? Well, nobody until the horror-romance-comedy Hotel Del Luna came into the spotlight.
Hotel Del Luna has become a hot topic even before its premiere given the stellar set of characters and production. Now on its 10th episode, Hotel Del Luna continues to garner high viewership ratings.
Starring Lee Ji-Eun, popularly known as IU, and Yeo Jin-Goo, the drama premiered last July 13 on tvN and is currently ongoing with 16 episodes.
If you are looking for reasons why you must watch this drama, here are some thoughts to ponder.
The Hong Sisters
The Hong Sisters wrote this drama, whose previous shows also dominated Korea’s airwaves too. They are known for their popular romantic-comedies like My Girl (2005), You’re Beautiful (2009), My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (2010), The Greatest Love (2011), and Master’s Sun (2013).
Their genre is known for combining horror, romance, and comedy. This has become one of their trademarks after their success with “Master’s Sun” in 2013. Now, in “Hotel Del Luna,” the comedy comes from the witty dialogue between Jang Man Wol (IU) and Goo Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo).
IU x Yeo Jin Goo’s Romance
IU and Jin Goo’s appearances in the drama have been a hot topic since their casting was announced. As Jang Man Wol (IU) and the owner of the hotel, her fated encounter with Goo Chan Sung starts to swirl the romance.
Their characters are completely different but viewers love their chemistry as they find similarities between each other. In this spooky horror, IU and Jin Goo create the romance that makes your heart race.
Clues And Their Interpretations
In this drama, there are many clues to interpret. For example, in the house of a lonely senior and their faithful pet, Seo Yi Sook‘s character opened the door a little for the pet to escape.
However, this pet chose to stay by their owner’s side and die with them. It illustrated divine power versus human free will; wherein Gods can open the door, but the final choice lies with the person.
This scene has been interpreted as a foreshadowing of Man Wol and Chan Sung’s situation: where the Gods have given Man Wol a “door” through Chan Sung, but it all lies on Chan Sung’s own choices.
The music charts
The musical ensemble and nostalgic original soundtracks (OSTs) of this drama make it even more special. The drama has been dominating the music charts over the past month with their OSTs, sung by amazing artists like Taeyeon, Gummy, Paul Kim, and BEN.
Moreover, the OSTs are well-synchronized with the storyline and relationships. In an interview, producer Song Dong Woon, who is also in-charge of OST production, stated: “We prepare the OSTs according to the story’s flow in advance of the broadcast. We approached and cast the ‘golden lineup’ of artists before the drama began airing.”
So, those are just some of the reasons why you must watch this show now. How about you? Do you have other ideas about why others must watch it?