The Sound of Magic is about a struggling high school girl (Choi Sung Eun) with a difficult life who meets a mysterious magician (Ji Chang Wook) that lives in an abandoned theme park.
Choi Sung Eun is Yoon Ah Yi. Despite being in high school, she has to work multiple jobs and take care of her little sister. As she struggles to get by day to day, she eventually meets a magician in an abandoned theme park who gives her life some hope.
Ji Chang Wook plays our mysterious magician Ri Eul. He suddenly appears in Ah Yi’s life as he gives her hope and encouragement through magic and his charms. Mystery surrounds him though, and many have questions about who he really is.
Hwang In Yeop is Na Il Deung. He is a top student that is in the same class as Ah Yi. He begins to take interest in Ah Yi and gets involved with her and the magician.
The Sound of Magic is unique in the drama landscape in that it is a musical featuring songs sung by the characters throughout the show. It is a solid series with a more serious tone and several difficult subject matters, but there is hope throughout it too. Add in an air of magic, and we have an intriguing drama.
Ah Yi faces incredible hardships, and the drama portrays that very well. She is just trying to survive, and that is all her life is. She appears quite timid on the outside, but we see just how strong she is as she does what she can to take care of herself and her little sister.
Things change for her though when she meets the mysterious magician Ri Eul. His charming and positive personality slowly begins to sway her to the idea that there could be more to her life.
It’s not an easy journey though. She and her friend Il Deung both have serious issues to deal with, and the people around them really don’t help. And suspicious happenings around Ri Eul have them questioning everything.
I thought that Choi Sung Eun portrayed Ah Yi beautifully, and I easily connected with her character. Ji Chang Wook was also perfect as the charming magician, and I really got a kick out of him in the role.
The Sound of Magic only had 6 episodes, but it manages to weave together a good story that included a mystery with a blending of psychology and fantasy. The characters are explored pretty well too. We also have several nice musical numbers, some of which are very grand. It was all put together in an entertaining way.
I didn’t find the show particularly gripping, and there are several plot points you just kind of have to roll with, but the combination of the good story, engaging characters, mystery, and heart made for an overall enjoyable drama.
My Rating: 7/10
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