Today I am going to be reviewing the K-drama Abyss, which is a 16 episode long show that first aired May 6th, 2019. The show follows the two main characters Cha Min and Go Se-Yeon in a dramatic and fast-paced mystery/rom-com story. Abyss can easily be found on Netflix and currently has subtitles available in six different languages.
I actually am only on the eighth episode of this show, but I already really love it. It’s very engaging and entertaining, even when I’m not watching the show I find myself wondering what will happen next. The acting is very good and I plan on checking out other shows the actors have been in.
Everything starts in the show with Cha Min having a very difficult time. Cha Min is a very friendly character who will immediately try to protect and save people without thinking about it. After his fiance leaves because she decided he was “ugly” and she only really was with him for his money, Cha Min gets depressed and doesn’t think there is anything left for him in life.
The same night, Cha Min unexpectedly ends up getting into an accident which leads to his death. Surprisingly, a few hours after his death, he wakes up but realizes that he has been brought back to life in the body of a completely different person. The aliens that brought him back to life give him a mysterious orb called “Abyss” which has the power to bring people back to life.
As Cha Min tries to adapt to his strange new circumstances, a whole other side of the story is happening with Go Se-Yeon, who Cha Min had known (and cared for a lot in a one-sided relationship). Se-Yeon is a very sharp-witted character and because of that, she is a prosecutor for the local police force. She has been working on a murder case for 11 years and just when she starts to finally get strong leads in the case she is killed.
After Cha Min brings Se-Yeon back to life with Abyss, she deals with the shock of looking like a completely different person and having to have Cha Min explain how they are alive. She decides that she will go undercover with Cha Min to find her killer. When the police suddenly realize Cha Min’s disappearance was around the same time as Se-Yeon’s death, they begin to suspect him as the killer. Can they solve the mystery of the killer together and prove Cha Min’s name? Find out in Abyss!
All in all, I will give this show five out of five stars.
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