[TV] Death’s Game (2023)

Death’s Game: A Korean Fantasy Reincarnation Drama

Death’s Game” (also known as “Yi-Jae, Will Die Soon”) is a South Korean fantasy drama that takes viewers on a unique journey through life, death, and redemption. It was released in 2 parts (8 episodes in total).

Ending theme: “Even If There’s No Miracle”by Seo In-guk



The story centers on Choi Yi-jae (played by Seo In-guk), a man burdened by unemployment and despair. After attempting suicide, Yi-jae finds himself facing a rather unconventional afterlife. Death, personified by the effervescent Park So-dam, offers him a chance to avoid damnation. The condition? Yi-jae must experience death twelve more times, each in a different life. Through these varied experiences, Yi-jae must learn the value of life and find a reason to fight for his own.

Cast and Crew

The series boasts a talented cast. Seo In-guk, known for his roles in “Shopping King Louie” and “Hello Monster,” delivers a nuanced performance as Yi-jae, capturing his desperation and eventual transformation. Park So-dam, recognized for her starring role in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” brings a quirky charm to the enigmatic character of Death.

“Death’s Game” is the brainchild of writer-director Ha Byung-hoon. Ha draws inspiration from the webtoon of the same name by Lee Won-sik and Ggulchan. The drama is an original production by TVING, a South Korean streaming service, and is also available on Amazon Prime Video in select regions.

A Look Beyond

“Death’s Game” is more than just a fantasy drama. It delves into themes of perseverance, the meaning of life, and the importance of human connection. With its captivating story, strong performances, and thought-provoking themes, “Death’s Game” is a must-watch for fans of Korean dramas and fantasy with a touch of the existential.

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