The Magicians Who Stole Our Hearts in May, Park HaeJin “From Now On, Showtime!” VS Ji ChangWook in “The Sound Of Magic” » GossipChimp

This month of May is a dive into the magical world! K-Drama introduced us to two handsome magicians, ChaWoong (Haejin Park) from “From now on, Showtime!” and Rieul (Ji ChangWook) from “The sound of magic“.

“From now on, Showtime!” is a fantasy romantic comedy. The drama features Park HaeJin as Cha ChaWoong, a popular magician who amazes viewers with his methods. But what they don’t know is that Cha ChaWoong can summon ghosts.

While “The Sound Of Magic” introduces us to Rieul, a magician who was treated like a fantasy until Ai (played by Choi Sung Eun) the meeting. He lives in a deserted amusement park and pretends to be a real magician.

Both characters are charismatic performers who amaze their viewers with their abilities, and each retains supernatural powers. Yet beyond that, they are totally different personalities. Here are the variations between Haejin Parkis ChaWoong and Ji ChangWook‘s Rieul and why we love each one.

1. Rieul, the real magician against ChaWoong, the shaman

“The Sound Of Magic” presents Rieul as the real magician. Rieul amazes Yun Ai with his abilities. He could make bubbles float in the air and even make individuals disappear. Rieul is able to go beyond his creativity. Oh and he can sing too! This voice is the magic itself that makes followers swoon.


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Still, ChaWoong from “From now on, Showtime!” will not be a magician, but a shaman! His grandfather was one of the best shamans and helped many people. Yet, when it breaks down, everyone turns their back on them, so ChaWoong swears never to work as a shaman and it can help people. Instead, he starts calling himself a magician, a real one, and surprises his viewers with mind-blowing methods. He can escape from a water tank with his palms tied and send his daughter flying through the air. But what viewers don’t know is that everyone is complete with ghosts.

2. Rieul Abandoned Amusement Park vs. ChaWoong Mansion

The magicians who stole our hearts in May, Park HaeJin "From now on, Showtime!" VS Ji ChangWook In "The sound of magic"

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Rieul is the son of two nice teachers and is financially well off. But the stress of maintaining to be the best is too much for him, so he escapes. Rieul begins working at an amusement park and continues to reside there even after it closes. He claims in the first episode that people’s money doesn’t matter to him. The abandoned park will not be in very good condition, but he chooses to reside there nonetheless.

The magicians who stole our hearts in May, Park HaeJin "From now on, Showtime!" VS Ji ChangWook In "The sound of magic"

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As for ChaWoong, he loves luxury. His home can rightly be called a mansion and he owns an expensive shiny black car, “Genus G-Class”, as mentioned in the drama. Its exhibits are a giant blast and the tickets are worth a lot, but it has people lined up as much as watches. And he frankly loves money. He delights in his wealth, and even in himself, unlike Rieul. Although her priorities begin to change after editing SuelHae (played by Jin Ki Joo).

3. Is magic a means of healing or an excellent business?

“The Sound Of Magic” gave us characters whose lives had been a nightmare until they encountered magic. Yun Ai and Na IlDeung (played by Hwang In Youp), are high school students who are unsure of their future and wonder what kind of adults they will become sooner or later. However, Rieul is someone who needs to stay in his childhood. Also pushed to the limit as a teenager, he did not want to grow up. Then the three came to imagine themselves in magic and it transformed to heal their wounds.

The magicians who stole our hearts in May, Park HaeJin "From now on, Showtime!" VS Ji ChangWook In "The sound of magic"

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“From now on, Showtime!” ChaWoong, however, maintains a particular point of view. He made a contract with three ghosts and began using his powers for “the business”. Soon he was one of the best magicians to gain recognition, with many channels lining up to have him in their shows. When his secret gets stuck in a cop’s helmet, ChaWoong panics, fearing his business may be over. He even makes a pact with Go SeulHae to help him fight against the evils of society.

The magicians who stole our hearts in May, Park HaeJin "From now on, Showtime!" VS Ji ChangWook In "The sound of magic"

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Nevertheless, Ji ChangWook and Park HaeJin made K-Drama fans imagine miracles. Have you watched any of these dramas? What’s your favorite thing about each of the characters?

Brian L. Hartfield