MBC (May 2015) 8 Episodes
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA
On Viki.com through my ROKU
device hooked up to my big screen television I watched a
2015 short drama - eight episodes of only 15 minutes
each -- called Midnight Girl. It was adorable.
It's really geared more toward young people -- but if
you're young at heart you'd probably like it too!
The same actor, Nam Tae Hyun, who currently caught my
eye playing Min Woo the young student in Late Night
Restaurant, is the lead in this earlier show. He
plays a struggling musician named Jidan Gong who is
trying through repeated auditions to become a pop star.
While he waits for his big break in show biz, to pay his
bills he is hired to run a karaoke café in a rather poor
side of town, and every night at midnight on the dot a
beautiful young girl named Sera
(Seo Min Ji in a lovely performance) arrives to help him
-- her mission is to round up arguing couples on the
street who are about to break up and bring them to the
karaoke place where they can then sing together and
recall happier memories and why they fell in love in the
first place. The healing of the relationships is done
Of course Jidan and Sera fall in love, but Sera is a
mystery: she just happens to be the ghost of a young
girl in a coma, and she has loved him since they went to
high school together. He has no memory of her but she
had loved him from afar and had hoped and prayed for him
to make a success with his music.
Then one night she fails to arrive at
the karaoke cafe by midnight and Jidan is worried. How
can he find out more about her and why she is no longer
showing up? He misses her like crazy.
A very sweet and funny show. In Late Night
Restaurant, in the very first episode, this young
actor made me tear up and I NEVER cry in the first
episode of ANY show! Not traditionally handsome, but
nevertheless cute as a button, he won my heart and so I
went looking for other shows he's been in and found this
one. I enjoyed every moment of it and in the first two
episodes especially he made me laugh uproariously at his
antics, like dressing up as an old grandpa and strumming
his guitar out of tune on a park bench. So he has won me
over completely now: he made me cry in the first
episode of Late Night Restaurant and he made me
laugh in the first two episodes of Midnight Girl.
I foresee a promising acting career ahead of him. Not
every young thespian can make you both laugh AND cry.
When you are in the mood for a short
Korean drama that will leave you with a warm glow inside
then definitely tune in to watch Midnight Girl.