TV Review : W – Two Worlds Apart

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This drama nearly caught me in a maze because by the time the series reaches its crux, the plot is travelling to areas that is nothing less to a jumbled maze. As much as it may scare you for the series, the fact is that the series is quite different from all the mushy romances of Korean dramas.

W – Two Worlds Apart Drama Details

Synopsis: The title of the television series is taken from W, a fictional webtoon which became a bestseller in South Korea. Authored by Oh Seong-moo (Kim Eui-sung), the webtoon became a living universe, engendering “two worlds”: the real world and the webtoon or W world. The gap between the two worlds is closed as Seong-moo’s daughter and resident cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon-joo (Han Hyo-joo) gets dragged into the webtoon world, inciting a series of twisted events.

The webtoon world of W is an approximate replica of the real world South Korea and its capital Seoul. Entry to the webtoon world can be through Seong-moo’s magical tablet, or upon a summoning from the webtoon world or from W’s main character Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk). On the other hand, reentry (through teleportation) to the real world happens also upon Kang Chul’s or the webtoon’s bidding, or through a rectangular, crystal-like portal, which appears once Kang Chul discovers and affirms to himself the truth behind his world and his identity as the main cartoon character. Once the story of the webtoon ends, the webtoon world continues to exist but the “characters” will instantaneously lose their titles as “characters” and may live their own lives.

Running Years : July 20 – September 14, 2016

No : of Episodes : 16

Cast : 

Lee Jong-suk as Kang Chul

Han Hyo-joo as Oh Yeon-joo

 

W – Two Worlds Apart RWAT Take

 If you are in search of something unique and brain stormer then this series is perfect. Let me warn you it is not devoid of romance because romance is at the core of the series. But it is the plot twists and turns that makes it worth while

Two worlds basically is a fantasy drama where the boundaries of cartoon novel and real world starts blurring and each gets tied up in eventful turns in the drama.

In the initial few episodes it is quite easy to track all the events and how the plot is moving. Wait till the  drama reaches its end and then it is a race against time and high logistics that your brain would turn into a banana shake with all the twists and turns

Just like the drama towards the end you have no idea which is happening where. Is it in inside the web novel or real world ? It all flows in a weird stream but but but the drama is definitely worth the fun and brain storming 

For me it was the cartoons that was the most attractive elements. I am in awe of all the storyboard artists who created those comics. The artworks are so beautiful that I was hunting for web novels to see more of the hyped mangwa the Korean anime novels

Conclusion

The drama will definitely make you brush up you brain cells but at the same time will give you the benefit of being able to enjoy romance at its mushy best but with equally mixed elements of thriller, fantasy and creative best.It’s no doubt that towards the end things get a little jumbled but while at it, the series is perfect entertainer.

Catch the trailer of the series while at it

 

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