Dream Knight is really good, especially for a webdrama. It’s a short, 12 episode (around 12 to 20 minutes per episode) fantasy about four stuffed dolls who come alive to protect a girl who is all alone. (Reminiscent of “Gimmick!” for the NES.)
In-Hyung’s high school holds a dance contest and the winner gets to dance on stage with Kpop idol Jr. and the guys in his group. However, that alone isn’t enough to make the audience continue on to another episode so the writer added in a little more substance. The guys that live with In-Hyung are really the stuffed dolls she carries on her backpack and they came into being in order to protect her when her mother passed away. The big question is, will her special knights stay true to her after they find out something they weren’t aware of? There’s some romance mixed in with the fantasy and even though the kiss isn’t a great one, it’s still a kiss.
Dream Knight stars the guys from GOT7. JB, Mark, Jackson, and Youngjae play Joo In-Hyung’s special friends who actually live with her, while Jr., BamBam, and Yugyeom play the guys in a famous boy group. I was happily amazed at the more than satisfactory acting skills of these seven, young, professional singer/dancers. It didn’t seem at all foreign to them and their acting was smooth and relaxed.
I was very surprised when I found out that Song Ha-Yoon is 28 years old. She not only played a high school girl but actually looked like one. How can someone look 10 years younger than they really are?
The music is great, with complete songs played at times. My guess is they are probably GOT7’s real songs. And the dancing is jaw-dropping, with these men literally flipping across the screen. Thank heavens the director was clever enough to show us some of those amazing dance moves in slow motion so they didn’t zip by too quickly.
Just three days after its first episode aired, Dream Knight received over three million hits making it a top ranking webdrama with a score of 9.4 out of 10! What caused it to receive such an amazing rating? Well, comparing this to the other webdramas I’ve seen, the acting is much better, the plot is more interesting, the love story is more romantic, the music is a zillion times more enjoyable, and the entertainment value is way more than okay.
All in all, Dream Knight is definitely a web drama worthy of your time. It’s not much longer than a regular movie but it’s far more entertaining than some two hour Hollywood shows I’ve seen.
Guys from GOT7
Nothing I would classify as “bad”