I am a fan of anything mystical and out of this world. May it be about myths, fairies, vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons, the list just goes on. As long as it’s not leading to something horrifying I can handle it.
The Uncanny Counter is based on the webtoon “Amazing Rumor” by Jang Yi, which tells the story of a group of chosen people called “Counters” who fights evil spirits. We are used to having Priests performing exorcisms to get rid of evil spirits, and that’s what made this drama unique. I find it refreshing to see how they took a different take on it.
“Counters” haunts down evil spirits and fights them, they call themselves as the grim reapers of evil spirits. Each “Counters” who are chosen by a divine entity have one thing in common, all of them are in a comatose state, except for their new member So Mun. Unlike the rest of the “Counters“, he was not in a comatose state when the divine entity found him, he was with his friends and is very much alive. And it’s because of the way he was chosen that made him fit the Uncanny Counter label.
Meet The Counters
So Mun (Joe Byeong Gyu) – The Uncanny Counter. A high school student who lost his parent with a suspicious accident that leads to his limp leg. He tried saving his friend from being bullied and ended up getting bullied as well.
Ga Mo Tak (Yu Jun Sang) – A former detective who had a terrible accident the same time that So Mun did. Because of his accident, he lost his memory.
Do Ha Na (Kim Sejeong) – She can sense the evil spirit in who is about to do or have done evil things. She can read the memories of the person she touches but hates to be touch because she does not want anyone to read her memories. She also calls out the evil spirit inside a person.
Chu Mae Ok (Yum Hye Ran) – A photographer in her old life. She possesses the power to heal. She keeps the team intact and as much as possible away from trouble.
They live their life like ordinary people but nothing in them is ordinary. They are unnamed superheroes who fight the things that we can’t see. I am excited to find out about each of their stories and how they are related to each other. I have a lot of questions about how the story will go, and these questions excite me.
I am so happy that I decided to press that play button and watch it.
The Uncanny Counter can be watched on Netflix every Saturday and Sunday.