Story: An ordinary office worker who is not confident in his appearance, lives his dream by becoming a masked cyber character at night. But things start to take a turn for the worse after a series of bad events befall her life and those close to her.
Review: Distorted body image, distorted ideas of beauty, twisted family ties, and twisted relationships — Mask Girl is a dark commentary on society’s beauty standards and how they can affect a person, pushing them to the point where they end up destroying more than just their life. It also talks about generational trauma and how unhealthy parenting in childhood and later can take a toll on a person.
Ahn Jae-hong as Joo Oh-nam in Mask Girl
The series is limited to seven episodes long, and each episode tells the story of a character traumatized by their own dark past that they can’t come out of. Each character is interconnected, and although they are all quite different from each other, what they have in common is their vulnerable emotional state.
Kim Mo-mi (Go Hyun-jung/Im Jin-ah/Lee Han-byul) has only one wish: to be loved and famous by everyone. But she ends up living a normal life as another office worker after her mother and the world at large show her that she is not good looking.
During the internet boom and web streaming in the early 2000s, Mo-mi got to live her dream by transforming into the Masked Girl after work, where she received praise and praise. the love she craves from strangers watching her perform online.
When one of her followers tricks her into revealing her identity, it results in Mo-mi finding herself embroiled in one heinous crime after another, which then affects more than just her. but also her daughter, her mother (who had long shunned her), her friends, and the mother of a man she killed, who didn’t know that she was so deeply connected. with Mom.
Still image from Mask Girl
Verdict: The Girl in the Mask is a dark story that can make you feel quite uncomfortable with the strange activity in the human mind of people who are ignored and ridiculed by society. It is a commentary on the shallow world in which we all live and the cascade effect this can have on the lives of not only those who are belittled or belittled, but also those who I accidentally found myself in the way.
The series is well done and has some good and thrilling episodes. But be warned that it is not easy to see.