4 Things We Loved & 2 Things We Hated About The Premiere Of “Angel’s Last Mission: Love”

There’s something about the theme of angels and love stories that always seems kind of eerie but romantic. I also can’t help but think about the hit U.S. movie, “City of Angels.” It makes you think of how beautiful the romance between an angel and human could be and it’s kind of what had me looking forward to this series. And with the premiere finally here, it’s safe to say there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s a look at four things we loved and two things we didn’t love so much about the premiere of “Angel’s Last Mission: Love.”

Side-note: Can we talk about how beautiful this poster is? So romantic!

Warning: Spoilers for the premiere episodes of “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” below. 

1. LOVED: Dogs going to heaven

From the very first episode, L is quickly introduced as the carefree angel, Kim Dan. You see him carrying out his angel duties and even rescuing some dogs. One of the dogs is dying, and he takes it upon himself to send the dog to heaven.

Being a dog lover, I loved this part. Although it was heartbreaking to see the death of the dog, it made me smile knowing that Kim Dan was rescuing the dog and that he wanted to make sure the dog made it to heaven. It totally tugged at my heartstrings from the get-go!

2. LOVED: Angel L

It’s taken a bit for L to be respected as an idol-turned-actor. He’s been in K-dramas for quite some time and it feels like it’s taking him a bit to find the perfect role where he can deliver to the fullest. This role suits him pretty well thus far! The playful and free-spirited angel Kim Dan, who is a bit of a bad boy, seems to be a character that he is comfortable in.

I’m looking forward to seeing his character develop and seeing how much more L can prove himself in this lead role!

3. HATED: The psycho aunt

I hate characters like this in K-dramas. Yes, it’s necessary for the dramatic element of the series and the fact that every story needs an antagonist, but I really dislike this aunt (Do Ji Won). She’s jeopardizing her niece’s chance at seeing again and smiles at the tragedies that Yeon Seo experiences.

It sucks because I have a feeling she’s going to be doing far more things to get in the way of Yeon Seo’s success and health. We should all be prepared for her evilness.

4. LOVED: Mr. Jo

For the first few episodes, Mr. Jo (Jang Hyun Sung) is the guiding light in Yeon Seo’s life. After her parents pass away and her sight is taken from her, Mr. Jo acts as the sole guardian for Yeon Seo.

We all really do need someone like Mr. Jo in our lives. Someone who’s always got our backs and has our best interests at heart. No matter how much Yeon Seo was cruel and rude to Mr. Jo, he still remained positive and was by Yeon Seo’s side consistently.

5. HATED: Mr. Jo’s death

As a result of the tragic car accident that Yeon Seo and Mr. Jo go through, Mr. Jo ends up passing away. His death was not in vain though. Because of Mr. Jo’s death, Yeon Seo regains her sight.

This part is really frustrating. Literally, the only good thing in Yeon Seo’s life is stripped from her, as if she hasn’t gone through enough already with the death of her parents. It’s awful, tragic, and totally unnecessary!

6. LOVED: How believable Shin Hye Sun is as ballerina Lee Yeon Seo

Shin Hye Sun plays Lee Yeon Seo, a beautiful ballerina who got into a tragic accident which left her blind. Since then, she’s been unable to pursue her passion of being a ballet dancer. On top of that, both of her parents died and she has been left alone, fending for herself.

Whenever we hear that an actor or actress has to play some sort of musical role and they’re not very familiar with dancing or singing, it can raise some concerns that it will be distractingly noticeable in the drama. The same thought came to my mind upon hearing that Shin Hye Sun was going to play a ballerina. I didn’t think they would really show her dancing, but in the first couple of episodes, she had a scene where she was dancing along to “Swan Lake.”

I have to say, it is believable! She totally owns the part, doesn’t she? If she wasn’t an actress, she could pass as a ballerina. There’s something elegant and graceful about her movements that really show how hard she practiced and worked to become her character.

It wasn’t only this scene, but seeing the misery in Yeon Seo’s character is totally believable throughout. It’s utter perfection. I mean, did you all see the scene at Mr. Jo’s funeral? The way she smiles and cries at the same time? It gave me goosebumps!

Hey Soompiers, how did you like the premiere of “Angel’s Last Mission: Love”? Let me know in the comments below!

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binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!

Currently watching: “Her Private Life,” “The Secret Life Of My Secretary,” “Absolute Boyfriend,” “Angel’s Last Mission: Love,” “One Spring Night,” and “Produce X 101”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen and the second season of “My First, First Love”

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