Hola, Kdrama Dragons, I’m finally reviewing Alchemy of Souls today. I was so mad back in June when it was first released and I watched it without knowing there was going to be a second part that would be released in Dec. I was in tears through the last episode, like what’s up with that ending? It’s now Dec and Part 2 – Light and Shadows premiered last weekend and it’s kinda breaking my heart to watch it. Which means you guys definitely need to watch this Kdrama.
Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
I love fantasy and stories with magical swords so of course, I was drawn to Alchemy of Souls. From the first episode, this Kdrama caught my attention and kept me engrossed it. Add in love? Sold! The action scenes were absolutely terrific with awesome special effects.
Now, the characters! My favorites were definitely Nak-su as Mu-deok and Jang Uk in the lead roles. Mu-deok was sassy and sarcastic and an elite warrior. The actress, Jung So-min, did a fantastic job portraying the role of Mu-deok.
And Jang Uk? Picture me with hearts in my eyes. I loved the character growth and seeing how the story progressed between these two. The supporting characters really added value to the story as a whole and made this Kdrama a really good one to watch.
I’m not much for love triangles so that’s one part I didn’t appreciate much and don’t get me started on that ending. Sure, I understand there were plans for a second part but that ending is still controversial to me as Mu-deok was portrayed as being such a super-controlled, elite warrior.
Well, I just hope this second part doesn’t disappoint.