MBC (May 2015) 8 Episodes
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA
I enjoy watching short dramas, many pack
just as much of a powerful punch emotionally as the longer
series do. For various reasons I decided to watch this one
- 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
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 through
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.