“Doom At Your Service” episode 2 has aired a couple of hours ago and I am here to share my thoughts on it and talk about how I am starting to understand the idea a bit.
The definition of ‘doom’- kinda makes sense but still, very odd
So according to “Doom At Your Service” screenwriter, the insanely hot Myul Mang is destruction himself, he’s the beginning and the end. He destroys and brings back life, so if he’s this… doesn’t that make him a god?
I am a bit confused on what makes a god in this universe, if he’s able to manipulate so much as we’ve seen in “Doom At Your Service” episode 2, he qualifies for what defines a ‘god.’ I am starting to piece things together but it is still a bit hazy.
So far, I’ve concluded the following:
Whatever he does brings doom, if he does nothing the world literally ends, so its ‘doom’ here and there but also not complete and utter world destruction.
You need winter to have spring, you need darkness to have light. Death must exist for life.
That’s a good idea.
I just hope that in the coming episodes they help us clarify more on what differentiates a god from doom itself.
the identity of ‘god’ or ‘gods’
I wanted to talk about it last night but I am bringing it up now but I found it pretty odd that we have a 20-year-old who is god in this case. I just found it utterly unbelievable and I am surprised it took such a form.
So according to the screenwriter, it appears that there isn’t one ‘god’ but ‘gods’ based on what she said after resuscitated from a sudden death. She exists because humans believe in her and must pay the price with her life as she’s reborn? This is what I understood so far but I am still not sold on this particular idea.
I hope in the next episodes, they clarify her position a bit better.
Introduction of the rest of the characters- the pacing
So I am glad the rest of our characters got introduced this episode, I just wished we got to see more of Kang Tae Oh, his smile alone is enough you guys. The visuals for this drama are off the roof. Seo In Guk is hot but the addition of Lee Soo hyuk and Kang Tae Oh makes this drama EVEN BETTER.
Aside from my fangirling above, I was made aware that the love triangle will not be between our two first leads but the second leads, this is interesting, I can’t wait to see what they do with it.
I like the pacing but I hope in the next episodes we get to know more about them.
I don’t mind that the premiere this week wasn’t as fast-paced as I had expected it to be, we’re talking about death here. The sinking reality that Dong Kyung is going to die and her very realistic unique approach is interesting to see.
What I kind of didn’t like was how she suddenly proposed they live together as if it’ll change anything when it won’t. I hate it when this particular trope is used so abruptly and without much consideration. I hope they provide a better explanation for that next week. I like how the drama is shaping out to be but I hope to god it doesn’t take the route I have in mind, because if it does, I’ll be very disappointed.
A side note, I’ve seen some people compare this drama to “Goblin” which I found to be pretty odd especially since in our case the main lead is not a ‘nice’ person per se, he is death himself and so many things about this drama differ from “Goblin,” I get why people might make a connection but not every fantasy drama is like Goblin.
So these are my thoughts on “Doom At Your Service” premiere episodes. What about you guys? Did you enjoy the premiere?