The Guest

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    I. Introduction

    The Guest is a 2018 South Korean television series about exorcism and shamanism that stars Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook, and Jung Eun-chae. It aired from September 12 to November 1, 2018 on OCN's first series on the newly created Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 KST time slot.

    II. Synopsis

    Twenty years ago, Yoon Hwa-pyung (Kim Dong-wook), a young psychic born into a shaman family, learns about the powerful demon called 'Sohn' (Guest). The demon is very powerful and possesses the power to control other demons and allow them to possess weak people. The possessed people then go mad, kill their families, and stab themselves in the eye. Hwa-pyung, Choi Yoon (Kim Jae-wook); a young boy born in a religious Catholic family, and Kang Kil-young (Jung Eun-chae); the daughter of a detective, fatefully meet when their families are killed by a demon.

    Twenty years later, the demon killings started again. Hwa-pyung is now a taxi driver who uses his power to seek out possessed people in order to help them, Yoon is a Catholic priest who is talented in exorcism, and Kil-young is a detective who doesn't believe in ghosts. The trio meets again and tries to work together to defeat 'Sohn'.

    III. Teasers

    IV. OST

    Part 1

    Released on October 4, 2018

    No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
    1. Somewhere Choi Jung-in Choi Jung-in O3ohn 02:55
    2. Somewhere (Memory Ver.) Choi Jung-in Choi Jung-in Hajin 03:30
    3. Somewhere (Inst.) Choi Jung-in 02:55
    4. Somewhere (Memory Ver.) (Inst.) Choi Jung-in 03:30

    Part 2

    Released on October 11, 2018

    No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
    1. Bad Dream Yoon Young-joon Yoon Young-joon Son Seung-yeon 04:00
    2. Bad Dream (Inst.) Yoon Young-joon Yoon Young-joon 04:00

    V. Reception

    Despite not airing in prime time, the series received a peak rating of 4% nationwide. It has gotten 8.8 on Mydramalist, & 8.2 on IMDB.