“Castaway Diva” was released over the weekend, and it marks Park Eun Bin’s first project following the smashing success of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” let us discuss my thoughts on its premiere!
Note: this article is a first-impression review, it doesn’t mean this is the writer’s final thoughts on the drama. This is a spoiler review.
I was among the many excited for this drama and I must say, it was a really nice premiere. It hits in all the right places. There is a sense of wonder and cuteness to it and there is a lot of sadness hidden underneath.
Eun Bin has always shined at grabbing attention with little screentime and she does amazing at making us feel for her character in the premiere episodes. I want to see the sweet Mok-Ha succeed and do well in whatever she sets her mind to.
The premise itself is really absurd, about as absurd as it can get but yet, it somehow works. There is a certain level of suspension of disbelief one needs to have and I think the drama does a good job not going overboard with it.
The one thing that made me laugh was how perfect her skin was and good her hair looked for someone who lived there for such a long time. But alas, it was a fun watch.
“Castaway Diva” is penned by Park Hye-Ryun who wrote many successful dramas such as Start-Up, While You Were Sleeping, Pinocchio and more. So she has a good track record with hit dramas.
This drama will be 12 episodes long. I think this is among her shortest kdramas written if not the shortest, not counting “Page Turner” which was 3 episodes long. I think 12 episodes is a good start for this one as I don’t see why it needs to be longer, yet.
A comment I have is about Woo-Hak who seems to think he’s who Mok-Ha refers to, her school friend. Some viewers think it’ll be a misdirection and it will turn out that Bo-Geol is that person considering Chae Jong-Hyeop is the main male lead and this is a very crucial plot point.
There seems to be some sort of secret he’s keeping from his brother, but I’d love it if it turns out that Woo-Hak is indeed that young man. That would be a nice change of direction.
Screenwriter Park Hye-Ryun writes somewhat typical scripts with heartwarming stories, I wouldn’t say they’re out of this world in terms of execution but they’re usually fun and the pairings are usually well-beloved.
I don’t know yet how good Eun Bin and Jong-Hyeop chemistry will be because we’re on the 1st week.
Regardless, I have a feeling I will enjoy this drama. Can’t wait for next week’s episodes.
So these are my thoughts on Castaway Diva, so what about you guys? did you like the episodes? let me know what you thought in the comment section below.