w – two worlds apart, w - two worlds, deobeuryu, 더블유
drama, romance, fantasy
20 Jul, 2016 - 14 Sep, 2016
22:00 - 23:10
3.98 of 5 by 1116 users
O Yeon Ju's life turns upside down on the day she ends up saving somebody else's life. He, Gang Cheol, is not just a former olympic athlete and currently a wealthy businessman, but also none other than the main character of a popular web comic drawn by her father.
W is a unique story that manages to stay entertaining throughout.
The premise is intriguing, and the story runs with it full speed. There are twists and turns galore, with the rules ever changing as a result of the manga world premise. The first few episodes make it clear that the story was well plotted out, up to a point. The story does start dragging n the middle, when the writers have to retcon some aspects due to writing themselves into a corner. And at a point it becomes hard to track what's happening as a result. That being said, it's always an entertaining and thrilling ride.
The strongest acting came from Lee Jong Seok who manages to make Gang Cheol an interesting character - he's smart, calm and cool but also a joker when needed. Han Hyo Ju was less stellar, never fully managing to make O Yeon Ju come alive or on par with Gang Cheol. Serviceable but not great, although the chemistry between the leads was off the charts.
An entertaining watch and definitely a recommend for any fans of the writer or Lee Jong Seok.