Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 3 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 4 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 5 -|Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 6 -|Review Score – 5/5
Episode 7 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 8 -|Review Score – 5/5
Episode 9 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 10 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 11 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 12-|Review Score – 4.5/5
Delivery Man is a unique drama about a taxi driver’s newly developed ability to see ghosts. His new skill helps him uncover mysteries, including one about his own mother’s death. However, his life changes when he falls in love with one of the ghosts that he encounters.
Delivery Man is filled to the brim with numerous plot elements and several unexpected twists. The show is well written, and it does a great job weaving in smaller stories that play a part in the bigger picture. Not only that, but these smaller elements recur at great times, adding extra depth to the main story. A good example of this comes from the first ghost that Ji-hyun and Young-min encounter. This includes elements not explained until near the very end of the series, but viewers will have forgotten about that character by the time he is mentioned again.
This clever storytelling technique adds depth and complexity to the drama and is just one of many techniques that are displayed here that stand out.
The romance that blossoms between Young-min and Ji-hyun is also nicely paced. Unlike many K-dramas themes that rely on instant attraction from one of the characters, Delivery Man takes its time to build the romance between Young-min and Ji-hyun. Young-min is also given a chance to exercise some jealousy, but only briefly. Although it isn’t really a comedy, there are humorous moments every now and then that are much appreciated.
The main characters, played by Yoon Chan-young and Bang Min-ah, do a great job of acting out their roles. However, they don’t seem all that great when they are combined. They lack a little bit of chemistry. Min-ah looks a lot more mature, while Young-min still has a boyish air about him. The contrast is slightly strong and gives the impression of a mismatch. Besides this and the occasionally predictable element, the show really is superb and has nearly everything you could want in a TV drama.
Delivery Man is an intriguing and suspenseful K-drama; it has a great plot, well-timed components, a talented cast, and an excellent script. In all of Delivery Man’s 12 episodes, there is not a single one that is boring or significantly lacking. You should find lots to enjoy here!
Verdict - 8.5/10