Bulgasal, Immortal Souls is a fantasy-thriller series, starring Lee Jin-wook, Kwon Na-ra, Lee Joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Jung Jin-young, Park Myung-shin, and Kim Woo-seok.
It premiered on December 18, 2021 through the cable channel, TVN. So far, it attained the highest nationwide viewership rating of 6.3%, according to Nielsen Korea. It is also available for streaming on Netflix.
The fantasy drama is receiving a variety of responses from viewers. On IMDB, it garnered an average score of 7.4/10 but a rating of 8.3/10 from My Drama List.
Despite the mixed reactions from the audience, Bulgasal, Immortal Souls is still drawing attention, locally and internationally.
Here are 20+ positive reviews on why viewers are hooked with Bulgasal, Immortal Souls:
“NOT YOUR REGULAR FANTASY DRAMA. The plot is beautiful, sad and intriguing all at one and it is beautifully executed. I love how the plot unravels; every reveal spikes more curiosity. The show not only keeps your on your toes, it also engages your brain. The complexity of the relationship between the characters also cannot be ignored. The fact that family is a subtext of the show is👏🏾👏🏾” – oreoluwa oshodi
“Thrilling and suspenseful. Highly recommended. Amazing show.” – Abu Rayhan
“It is just soooooooo damn addictive…i completed my first 2 ep..and believe me its just outstanding..cast has potential..story is filled with mystery..its just bloody adventure..which Is damn intresting..i just can’t wait to watch more.” – Kritika Singh
“The things I like the most is that it’s not very predictable it keeps you engaged and it gives a little bit of every thing from super power like fight scenes to scenes that will make you feel some emotion without being overly dramatic the episodes are like 50 to about 70 minutes long an I’m glued to the screen the entire time.” – livin good Taylor
“I am hooked. It’s so amazing, the story has the right pace….not too fast not too slow to bore you. Plus the story itself is so gripping it will continuously keep u guessing.” – Ananya Ray
“The start of the show is quite promising and intriguing. It creates a very spin chilling ambience and thus, keeps triggering your senses. The portrayal of the characters is also well executed. Moreover, the slow pace of the show doesn’t seem off to me, cause I truly value movies and shows who believe in steadily developing the plot and environment.” – ishanidas-30700
“I don’t understand the low ratings at all. This series has so much depth, the storyline is amazing, the character developments astounding! It had me hooked from the first episode. I love Kdramas but have been struggling to find one that’s outside of the norm, storyline are all the same lately. This one is such a treat! Definitely not your typical kdrama.” – madumakatie
“I’ve recently been skipping alot of kdramas but this one got my attention. I hope it gets more recognition. The cinematography,cast and their acting was really very good and it wasn’t boring. Recommended.” – njlamia-34938
“Very engaging story with some twists and has a wonderful cast. This is a fantasy K-drama about monsters, reincarnation, and lost souls. One monster, a Bulgasal, gets drawn into the precarious position of trying to save the human who has his lost soul from an even worse monster who wants to claim it. Very entertaining to watch.” – Ed Stoddard
“So worth it! Everything makes sense. So many plot twists!” – Jaica Dimaculangan
“Episode 1 kept me hooked from the first minute to the last with barely any room to breathe. There was a little bit of lag in episode 2 but just barely. Other than that it’s been literally non stop. Be prepared for the typical fast-paced backstory opening episodes followed by a slight slowdown when the show enters the present, which usually bothers me but it worked well here. The plot is continuous and complex, cinematography is some of the best you will find on Netflix period, maybe anywhere, OST is perfect too.” – Holly02
“I have not yet finished the drama but this is no doubt a ride packed with Melancholy, Regret and, Unravelment. The story is definitely unique, thought-provoking and, interesting.” – iamZ9
“If you love a good mystery and fantasy with a bit of darkness, this is the series for you. I for one am a great fan!! The actors, the cinematography and the OST compliment the amazing storyline. There are so many twists and turns that leave you hanging on every word and every scene trying to figure it all out. This is a must watch!” – Connie T
“The first episode itself pulls the viewer in with its mesmerizing scenes, melancholic and at the same time terrifying background music and raw and powerful display of emotions by the actors. Also, the series brings in with different genres like horror, paranormal and even romance. The chemistry of the lead pair is beautiful without being too in the face. Definitely worth the wait for each episode.” – suchisdam
“The sad story of a warrior is so haunting and intriguing way back 600 years ago.. every episode has revealing back stories that keeps me on the edge of my seat.. all the characters give justice to their acting plus the physical beauties of the main characters are pleasing to the eyes.” – Rose Santiago-Lee
“The show is full of mystery, thrill, twists, and suspense. The chemistry between main leads, cinematography, storyline, and everything else in between will just keep you hooked until the end.” – Halima Butt
“At first glance it was unique, and different from other k-drama’s I’d seen throughout the years. The first thing I noticed when I started the show was the visuals. The beautiful landscapes, to the horrendous creatures. The special effects are amazing, and so is the makeup they did for the monsters. Secondly this is controversial but I like the slow pace it’s going at. It doesn’t bother me, I love the detailed backstories that makes you bond with the characters. It made me bond with them so much that I even cried a little in the first episode. I think anyone who’s looking for something new and unseen this is where you should go.” – BulgasalJoon
“I’ve been looking for a kdrama like this for a long time, and i’ve finally found it! I highly recommend giving this a try if you’re into fantasy, it’s definitely worth the watch so far!” – kassidee lillianna
“This series so far is truly epic I love the notions its dealing with of past lives and karma. It also keeps twisting and turning the story so its not easy to predict where the story is going. Great story and truly unique. It slows down at times but its just to build the story further and to let the complicated relationships of the present day get further entangled with their past lives.” – rbscitzbucks
“It is a bit of a slow burn at first, but now I am hooked. I just cannot wait to find out who really killed whom. Lee Joon you are fantastic in this show.” – Patty Hammitt
“The fantasy is amazing! The directing and soundtrack is on point. I get bored easily and I gotta say I’m hooked. I can’t wait to see what happens next. So much mysterious behind everyone. The transition from history to present is so well 🔥” – Ger Hang
“It keeps getting better and better after each episode.” – Ye Ye
“Bulgasal is intriguing, engaging, gripping and absolutely thrilling. The twists in this story will have audiences paying rapt attention to every detail and nuance presented on screen, simply because missing one thing may mean missing a major plot turn. The drama is presented in such interesting chronology, with flashbacks that reveal how what you saw is not what you got. It leaves wonder and excitement for the next episode.” – Leonnie Lynn Fields
“Great acting, rich plotline, mesmerizing cinematography – all in a package. Its a feast to the eyes and heart.” – Maliha Ahmed
“If you love dark, emotional, suspenseful, and exciting dramas with a solid, complex, and unpredictable storyline that gives you deep joy and passion and engages your mind … do not hesitate and start this drama. The acting, filming and other items are great too…The music is nice and perfectly suited to the mood. Each episode is almost like a movie.” – p b
Synopsis: The story of a woman who repeats death and reincarnation as a person for 600 years and remembers her past lives, and a man who cannot die because he has been an immortal for 600 years.
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Supernatural
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Jin-wook, Kwon Nara, Lee Joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Jung Jin-young, Park Myung-shin, Kim Woo-seok
Written by: Kwon So-ra, Seo Jae-won
Directed by: Jang Young-woo
Date: December 18, 2021 – present
Network: TVN and Netflix
Cover photo: TVN Drama