You know how your family pressures, pressures, pressures you to join the family business? Well, what if that family business is the shaman business and you’re a high schooler who wants nothing more than to graduate and NOT see ghosts for the rest of her life. This is the gist of the plot of the newest summertime fun drama, The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim!
I mean, who can blame her, I’ve seen the dramas, the movies, and shamans are either disregarded and sneered at, at best and haunted by scary ghosts at the worst. Think back. Have you known of a shaman in a drama that was living the good life? (Except, of course, fraudsters.) Ga Doo Shim comes from a long line of shamans, living with her mother and grandmother. She’s determined to go to school, work hard, and live a shaman-free life. Her grandmother says she has until her 18th birthday to decide whether to accept the power or reject it officially. (Or, depending on the translation, her 18th year might kill her?)
Written out doesn’t this really give you Sabrina vibes?
Of course, no matter how much Ga Doo Shim tries to keep her nose clean after going to a new school, bad things just keep coming to find her. In this plot, there’s a rival student who, after he makes first contact with our possible future shaman, starts to see ghosts and the two of them… this is where it gets unclear… something bad goes down at the school? They have to protect the school?
While I can’t find an official version of the teaser, so I can’t guarantee how long this video is going to work, but if you can, check this out:
This show looks like so much fun! And it’s the posters for The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim which are really doing it for me. This one brings me back to the Fear Street books of my youth and it turns out, I am HERE for it.
I love that she’s an ax welding, gym suit-wearing, irritable heroine. I also love that this show consists of 12 twenty-minute episodes. At 240 minutes total, this makes for a really long movie length. Something you could realistically snap up in one sitting. And I completely expect to do so… so long as I can find it easily.
Oh, and subbed.
The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim is a show made directly for Kakoa, and premiers July 30th! I think for this one I might wait until it’s all done to finish in order to really get that immersive, big movie feel.