Star of the Universe
- Director Kim Ji-hyun
- Writer Kim Ji-hyun
Ji Woo, Su ho, Shin Hyun-soo, Na Hae-ryeong
- Category Drama
- Year 2017
- Running Time
- Homepage http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/fantasy2017/index.html
- First Episode
Byul-ee is a female grim reaper whose job is to guide dead souls to the afterworld. When she meets singer Woo-joo, who is expected to die soon, she discovers the light in her soul and the importance of relationships which is shown through this drama that transcends space and time.
Lee Byul-ee is a grim reaper who sets aside her duty in guiding souls to the afterworld to spend time admiring a celebrity. Kind-hearted Byul-ee somehow finds a way to return to the living so that she can save the life of her favorite singer, Han Woo-joo as he is predicted to die soon. Byul-ee finds the light in her soul as she becomes close to Woo-joo. On the day she has to return to the dead, she chooses to leave him instead of holding onto the relationship.
Lee Byeol-ee (Died at age 19) – Part-time grim reaper (Starring Ji Woo)
She died when she was a high school student. For the past ten years, she has not aged at all and roams the world in a spirit form as she guides dead souls to the underworld. Far from being scary, she is looked down upon. Because of her seven stupid mistakes, she has to remain among the living and work as a grim reaper. She is an expert in one area and it is her knowledge of singer Han Woo-joo. But a rumor starts spreading that Han Woo-joo is dead and she takes it upon herself to investigate the matter and protect Woo-joo from any deadly accidents. Then one day, Han Woo-joo is involved in a freak accident that Lee Byeol-ee jumps in to save him from being killed which goes against her job as a grim reaper.
Han Woo-joo (29) – Singer/Songwriter (Starring Suho from EXO)
A popular South Korean singer/songwriter who has outstanding vocal talent. He is a top celebrity. But he has many anxieties about his career since he is a perfectionist. Since he has reached the pinnacle of his popularity, he fears the coming years when his stardom will fall downward. To reinvent himself as a way to stay relevant, he writes a love song for the first time as a musician. One day, he encounters Lee Byeol-ee a big high school fan of his who suddenly jumped in front of his car. Is Woo-joo in love with someone for the first time?
Koo Se-joo (32) – Firefighter paramedic (Starring Shin Hyun-soo)
He is an upright guy with attractive qualities. His job as a paramedic makes it his duty to save lives. But due to a prior traumatic experience, he has a fear of driving. He never drives the firetruck when they are called to an emergency. One day, he saves a high school student who looks exactly the same as a girl he ran over and killed ten years ago by accident. He does everything in his power to resuscitate her. After saving her life, he finds out that the girl does not exist in the national citizenry database, has no family and no memory of who she is. But he finds himself trying to help her as much as he can. Being able to love another person maybe the path to loving oneself after living a self-loathing existence.
Yeon So-ri (29) – Medical school student (Starring Na Hae-ryeong)
She is able to save almost any emergency patient by her touch. She is a miracle worker in ER and the sworn enemy of grim reapers. She is a longtime friend of Han Woo-joo and looks after his health. Though she nags Woo-joo for being arrogant and indifferent, she takes care of him as best as possible because he suffers from insomnia. But one day, Lee Byeol-ee appears out of nowhere. As she notices Woo-joo changing while spending time with Byeol-ee, So-ri reexamines her friendship with Se-joo. Perhaps So-ri lacked basic dating skills as a romantic partner or maybe she was never able to fully commit herself to a relationship. Will So-ri’s life change after she musters the courage to start dating?