Kim Yeong Su and Han Gi Tak are two middle aged men, who meet under astonishing circumstances. Apparently, they are both already dead and about to head on their last journey in the afterlife. Unable to accept the abrupt end, Yeong Su and Gi Tak create a commotion, after which they are given a chance to return to life for about two months. But there is a catch: nobody may know who they really are. For that, they have to use new bodies, which are nothing like their past selves.
An entertaining supernatural comedy, Come Back Ajeossi shows how a great cast whose willing to embrace their characters can make a show superb.
The premise is fairly straightforward - 2 dead men are given the chance to return to the world of the living and fix their regrets, but with one caveat: they return in different bodies. The resulting hijinks are hilarious as we watch them navigate a world that's familiar and different due to new perspectives. And as secrets are unfolded the story manages to stay relatively fresh.
The acting is amazing, with four main cast members completely taking on their roles. Rain and O Yeon Seo embrace their ajeossi characters and deliver heartwarming performances. The surrounding cast members are also memorable and frankly are what make up the best part of the show.
Unfortunately the weakest part of the show is the writing, which often gets bogged down with routine chaebol takeover conflicts and romantic misunderstandings. But because the characters are so great you keep watching because these are happening to the people you care about.
A fun watch and a recommend for any romantic comedy fan.
In both, someone who has died is allowed to return to life for a limited amount of time, however, not in their own body. Thus they can learn more about their death and people around them from new perspective. The main difference between the two is that 'dorawayo ajeossi' is much more comedy oriented than '49 il'.