The appearance of grim reapers in pop culture is nothing new. City of Angels depicted them to be angels with human-like qualities; Meet Joe Black personified Death as, well, Brad Pitt.
This pattern of human-like grim reapers extends to South Korea, seen in dramas 49 Days, Goblin and more recently, Black. Recent movie Along with the Gods (out in Singapore theaters on January 11, 2018) also personifies grim reapers, but unlike the usual brooding men, their group of grim reapers include a girl, played by Kim Hyang Gi.
We don’t think the trend will fade anytime soon (but that also depends on the popularity of other grim reaper-themed dramas), but while we wait for more such dramas, we’ll feast our eyes on the existing hot grim reapers. Take this quiz to find out who your ideal type of man is based on grim reaper characters in K-dramas.
- Wears all-black. So sexy!
- Looks like he stepped out of a fashion spread from a magazine.
- Dresses casually. After all, you’re all about comfort fashion!
- Like a man who seems familiar
- Believe in fate
- Adores a man who is loyal and steadfast in love
- Someone who is intelligent. Never mind if he has low EQ!
- Someone who is cynical but has a humorous side
- Someone who is always happy and sees the positive side of everything
- Does what he thinks is right, even if it means going against authority
- Is totally different from how he is off-work
- Is rule-abiding, but sometimes bends the rules to help his colleagues
If you got… mostly 1s
Your ideal grim reaper is… Han Moo Gang from Black
Acted by Song Seung Heon, Black is a Grim Reaper who took the body of detective Han Moo Gang. Unlike Moo Gang, he is cynical and rude, but is extremely intelligent.
If you got… mostly 2s
Your ideal grim reaper is… Grim Reaper/Kim Woo Bin from Goblin
If you got… mostly 3s
Your ideal grim reaper is… Scheduler/Song Yi Soo from 49 Days
Acted by Jung Il Woo, the Scheduler has been working for five years. He doesn’t sympathise with humans as he has no memories of his past. But while helping a 49-day traveller to complete her mission, he gradually changed and even broke the grim reapers’ rules in order to help her.
Black, Goblin and 49 Days are available on viu.com or Viu mobile app.