K-Drama Review: “Tale Of Fairy”

K-Drama Review: “Tale Of Fairy” achieves a happy ending albeit scattered storytelling

Integrating supernatural flavors set in the modern world, Tale of Fairy languidly reached its main message about the meaning of friendship and unrequited love.

  • Title: Tale of fairy
  • Distributor: tvN
  • Theme: Fantasy, romance
  • Length: 16 episodes
  • Broadcast date: 5 November 2018 – 25 December 2018
  • Main leads: Moon Chae Won, Yoo Hyun Min, and Seo Ji Hoon
  • Highlights: Lively mood
  • Oh no moments: Scattered storytelling, week romance storyline
  • Overall rating: 2.5/5
  • Rewatch value: 2.5/5
  • Related dramas: Legend of the Blue Sea

Enduring the sporadic small plot development and switching settings and characters was one in every one of the explanations why I’m not really enamored of Tale of Fairy. But the invested time and also the endearing main cast during a way pushed me to grasp the various shortcomings of the story in explaining its full picture.

The story sails to the journey of a fairy, who has been expecting the reincarnation of her husband; who died of an accident 699 years ago. Two men encounter her in some unspecified time in the future, with both having fragments of memories of her husband. It seems that their fated meeting traces back to their past lives as immortal beings within the fairy realm.


Lively mood

Delving on what fond memories I had for this series is honestly hard to try and do. Seo Ji Hoon for the foremost part was the drawing factor, thanks to how he’s the sole consistent character that I can root for. Banking on its zesty tone, the injections of comic scenes, even the slapstick ones, have cushioned the guess-the-husband-game that confused the plot most throughout the narrative.


Scattered storytelling

Moon Chae Won and Yoon Hyun Min would have done more, but the challenge of the disorganized narration had been hitting hebdomadally, with plot details released little by little without cohering bond. For that reason, there’s not much for his or her characters to maneuver in as far as making a mark within the story.

The last stretch explained the tangled mess of the most leads that transcended from their past lives connections. which was just it — nothing monumental, apart from the reunion of Fairy Seon’s family that waited for nearly seven centuries.

Feeble romance storyline

An imbalance of the fantasy and romance elements was evident. Furthermore, it had been hard to immerse in the romance story, because even the writing seemed unsure of what love tale it had been aiming for. Thanks to that, the romance that was eventually achieved felt not that much gratifying.


Admittedly, Tale of Fairy is one of every of my drama disappointments this year. Although the intention was there, the execution would force viewers to observe it on a binge to urge the entire picture to grasp its message.

Strangely though, even with all those heavy sigh moments, I remained faithful as a weekly follower rather than skipping it. But there are plenty more neat fantasy-romance to settle on from that you simply can enjoy without suffering frequent confusions like this one.

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