|Rating: 7.5/10 (194 votes)|
Stars: Lee Cheol-min
Runtime: 50 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Released: 01 Oct 2017
|Plot: A man possessed by death. A woman who can see death. The earthly and the afterworld collide dangerously.|
Black (Hangul: 블랙; RR: Beullaek) is a 2017 fantasy-thriller South Korean television series starring Song Seung-heon, Go Ara, Lee Eland Kim Dong-jun. It aired on OCN from October 14 to December 10, 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays at 22:20 (KST) time slot.
The story of a grim reaper who is forced to chase his runaway partner, and in the process, uncovers the truth about a set of cold-case murders which had occurred twenty years prior to the main storyline. Investigations of the murders complicates the reaper’s primary role of guiding the deceased to their respective afterlife, especially after he falls in love with a mortal woman leading him to break supernatural rules of disinvolvement with human affairs.
Song Seung-heon as Han Moo-gang (Detective) / Black
A grim reaper who has taken over the body of a detective named Han Moo-gang who was investigating the serial murders surrounding the death of his older brother Kim Joon. Towards the end of the series, the grim reaper is revealed to be the soul of Kim Joon who became a grim-reaper after being murdered by his adopted mother (Moo-Gang’s biological mother) after she found out that her son needs a heart transplant immediately, instead of saving Kim Joon’s life she harvested his heart for his brother (Moo-Gang). After saving Kang Ha-ram by killing the masterminds behind the serial murders, Black commits suicide so that she can live a long and normal life. The grim reaper was later punished for his disobedience by dissipation but he asked for the maximum penalty that his existence will be erase from everyone who knew him thus, erasing all of the actions he made while he was still living as Kim Joon. In the end, Black reunites with Kang Ha-ram to collect her soul after she had lived a peaceful life, and they are seen walking away hand in hand in the final scene
Go Ara as Kang Ha-ram
A woman who can foresee deathas a dark shadow looming over someone which turns out to be a grim reaper following them to their moment of death. She initially is drawn to the detective Moo-Gang (before his body is possessed) since he tries to help her prevent death using her premonition skills, but later stays with Black in Moo-Gang’s body because she initially mistakes Moo-Gang for his brother Joon (eventually falling in love with Black, who really is Joon). She also unknowingly keeps a video tape revealing one of the masterminds behind the crimes and serial murders of the series. Her insecurities surrounding her supernatural abilities and broken childhood kept her socially isolated and caused her to easily misled by Black and Soo-Wan, as well as other minor characters.
Lee El as Yoon Soo-wan
A doctor who is in love with Han Moo-gan. She was adopted by Kim Joon’s family decades prior to the main storyline, and was the victim of several filmed sexual assaults by the perpetrators of the serial murders
Kim Dong-jun as Oh Man-soo
A second generation chaebol