We've all seen supernatural K dramas at one point in our lives. In the plots, the characters look ordinary yet extraordinary at the same time. In June 2021, tvN released Doom At Your Service with the famous pair Park Bo-Young and Seo In-Guk. This is their second project together.
Park Bo-Young has also starred in many supernatural K dramas previously such as Strong girl Do Bong Soon, Abyss. Her performance in Doom At Your Service is very memorable. Doom At Your Service aired on May 10, 2021, on tvN.
1) Park Bo-Young as Tak Dong-Kyung
A web novel editor for six years at a publishing company called Life Story. She's been working hard ever since her parents passed away due to an accident.
2) Seo In-Guk as Myul Mang/ Kim Sa-Ram
A messenger between gods and humans who only follows fate without any intention or passion. Everything that is destroyed is because of him as he is also known as the "God Of Destruction". Growing tired of his immortal life, he decides to destroy the world and bring doom upon himself.
3) Lee So Hyuk as Cha Joo-Ik
Dong Kyung's co-worker, who is the editorial team leader. He is very arrogant until it comes to the woman he loves.
4) Kang Tae-Oh as Lee Hyun-Kyu
He is Joo-Ik's roommate who owns a cafe. He and Joo-Ik are in the love with the same woman which brings us to a very interesting love triangle.
5) Shin Do-Hyun as Na Ji Na/ Lee-Hyun (pen name)
Dong Kyung's best friend, who is a web novelist at Life Story. She is stuck in a love triangle between two best friends that is Cha Joo-Ik and Lee Hyun-Kyu.
What Is The Drama "Doom At Your Service" About?
Tak Dong-Kyung is an editor for a web novel company, lives a fairly ordinary life until she stumbles into an unexpected fate.
Unexpectedly, she comes across the fact that she is suffering from glioblastoma and only has three months to live, learns that her boyfriend was cheating on her all along. He was already married and a father to be, gets scolded by her boss, and is spied by a pervert. As she chases him he falls into a sinkhole. Even though Dong Kyung never shared her problems with anyone, she had a pretty hard life since her parents passed away.
All in a single day her life turned upside down. Drinking her problems away, she happens to see a shooting star from her rooftop apartment and drunkenly wishes the world to be doomed. Myul-Mang being the god of destruction had the superpower to hear everyone's thoughts.
Her wish is heard by him. Myul-Mang was born between dark and light: when he breathes, countries disappear, when he walks, seasons collapse, even when he smiles, destruction happens. Everything which is destroyed is because of him. All he has to do is exist for something to fall into ruin. This is not his intention but simply his fate.
This is what he was made for by the goddess. On his birthday, he gets to choose a human's wish to fulfill. Sick of his fate, he liked the idea of destroying the world. So, he chooses to fulfill Tak Dong Kyung's wish to bring doom to the world.
What Was The Contract That Tak Dong Kyung And Myul Mang Signed?
As Tak Dong Kyung was suffering from Glioblastoma, she was afraid of living the rest of her life. But when she met Myul Mang things changed. He decided to fulfill her wish as he was allowed to fulfill anyone's wish on his birthday.
She makes a contract with Myul Mang that he will let Tak Dong Kyung live a hundred days of her life pain-free and after hundred days when death actually comes to her doorstep, she will die without feeling any pain. But if her wish is to live more than a hundred days, the person she loves the most has to die. Tak Dong Kyung ends up signing the contract with Myul Mang risking her everything.
Tak Dong Kyung didn't want to die. She wanted to live more. But for her to live more she has to lose the person she loves the most which was not an option. So to escape her fate, she decides to love Myul Mang. That is where this extraordinary love story started.
Unaware of the fact that she'll end up loving Myul Mang more than her own life, she gave her all. After hundred days, When it was Tak Dong Kyung's last day Myul Mang decided to save her. He let her live staking his own life. The contract they made came into play. Tak Dong Kyung was saved but the price she paid was the love of her life.
Did Myul Mang Came Back?
After Myul Mang sacrificed his life to save Tak Dong Kyung he was sent back to the garden. The goddess who created Myul Mang meets him in the garden.
In episode fifteen, Myul Mang finds out he is no longer a butterfly in the god's garden, with his death he became another flower. Meaning he's become human. His new and real fate is to live a happy and long life as a human.
Myul Mang is a human, he goes by the name of Kim Saram. He gets hungry, sleepy, and experiences all other things a human experiences. He is a doctor. Before he was the reason why people died now he is a reason why people are saved. The drama ends happily.
If you are a lot into a supernatural genre, you should definitely watch "Doom At Your Service". Not just because of the cast or storyline, the drama also gives us a beautiful OST such as U by Baekhyun of EXO or Distant love by Seo In-Guk.