Unnie Recommends: Hotel Del Luna

A haven for the dead, Hotel Del Luna or Guest House of the Moon is an upscale purgatory of sorts for souls that have unfinished business in the realm of the living. With amenities such as a sky lounge overlooking the city, a beach where you can get a tan or swim to your heart’s content, our staff will ensure that your unfulfilled desires in your human form are achieved while you stay with usπŸŒ™

You’ll know where to find us once you’re dead. If you’re a lost soul wandering around on your own, we wish you the best in your own journey to the afterlife. We hope you have a pleasant stay with us.

-CEO Jang Man Weol

Current Impression

I’m liking what I see based on the first 2 episodes that premiered this week. Hotel Del Luna is sprinkled with various elements: From a period setting (Where the guest house was first discovered), to fantasy aspects with the hotel catering to the dead, with a dash of romcom (I’m assuming the 2 leads will form a romance), and a whole lot of horror mystery.

Our titular female is Jang Man Weol (Played by Kpop star IU), tasked to manage the supernatural home as a form of repentance for killing a number of people (Some I presume were innocent) in her past life. Not many details have been provided about her past life as the episode fastforwards into modern day Korea. She is a stylish, feisty, and full of angst kind of boss but does her job of managing the hotel well. Not dead but not fully alive, Man Weol is not your average female protagonist and I am loving it😈 Due to a deal she made with our leading man’s (Yeo Jin Goo stars as Ku Chan Seong) father where in exchange for saving his life, she gets to have Chan Seong as an adult.

Chan Seong is a smart and handsome man who works at luxury hotels as a manager. He comes back to Korea after the 20 year deadline hoping that the deal his father made has been void. Mang Weol is eager to collect what is hers and gifts him with the ability to see ghosts to give him a hard time to work properly at his other job. Yeo Jin Goo expresses more emotions here than his last kdrama (I’m talking to you My Absolute Boyfriend😠) and his kindhearted & rational character is a nice contrast to IU’s narcissistic ways.

For a human to be seeing ghosts constantly, Chan Seong is handling it pretty well. He is very reluctant in working at the hotel but due to his kind disposition and Man Weol’s coaxing, he gets entangled with Hotel Del Lunas affairs. I’m certain that he’ll play a big part in Man Weol’s journey back to her humanity but I’m not sure what’s in it for him. I have a hunch he’ll eventually replace her as the owner as she finds peace herself but let’s see what the future holds for our unlikely, bickering duo.

Hotel Del Luna is like a rest stop for lost souls who need time to do something on Earth before leaving for the afterlife. We don’t know when we’ll perish and to be given a chance to fulfill such wishes and prepare ourselves for what’s to come is comforting. Let’s look forward to a visual treat and a pleasurable stay as we check in indefinitely at Hotel Del Luna.🏰

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6 thoughts on “Unnie Recommends: Hotel Del Luna

  1. Wonderful first impressions for the drama! I’m so excited for this one. I love Yeo Jin Goo and IU, generally enjoy the Hong sisters, and the series just looks fun! πŸ™‚

  2. This is my 1st time watching a kdrama starring IU and I love her already πŸ™‚ Hope the momentum continues for the rest of the episodes, hehe.

  3. Oh that’s great! IU is wonderful. You should watch her in Scarlet Heart with Lee Joon Gi if you get a chance (if you don’t mind having your heart ripped out that is, lol). I’ve really enjoyed most of her dramas though πŸ™‚

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