This article is about the webtoon. You may be looking for the TV series. W is a popular webtoon and manhwa written by Oh Sung-moo (in the TV series W).
It centers around Kang Chul, a young entrepreneur who owns a broadcasting network called "W". Plot Kang Chul's story began in his youth. He was an expert marksman who competes in several national and eventually international competitions.
Suddenly, a stranger assassinates his whole family with his award-winning gun, framing their deaths on him. It was years after his imprisonment before, due to lack of substantial evidence, he was finally acquitted of the crime, but his reputation has been destroyed.
Kang Chul considers suicide, but gains sudden resolve to live after he jumps off a bridge and hangs on for his life and decides to continue living.
Kang Chul works hard the next couple of years, determined to find justice, for himself and for those who needs it. He founded a company, an investigative, broadcasting network "W" that seeks to fight for justice. Kang Chul became wealthy and powerful, as well as popular, not only for his good looks but also as a hero who fights for justice. Fighting his battles with him are Yoon So-hee, Kang Chul's assistant who has had a crush on him since they were young, and his loyal bodyguard and friend Seo Do-yoon.
• W: Two Worlds • W: Two Worlds Apart Genre Fantasy Romance Comedy Thriller Action Written by Song Jae-jung Directed by Jung Dae-yoon Creative directors Kim Seul-ah Kang Hee-ju Jung Yoo-jin Jung Jin-chul Starring Lee Jong-suk Han Hyo-joo Country of origin South Korea Original language Korean No. of episodes 16 Production Executive producer Son Hyung-suk Producers Oh Min-su Kim Sang-hun Cinematography Jun Byung-mun Min Sung-wook Editor Oh Serena Running time 70 minutes Production company Chorokbaem Media Distributor MBC Release Original network MBC TV Picture format 1080i ( HDTV) Original release July 20 ( 2016-07-20) – September 14, 2016 ( 2016-09-14) W ( Korean: 더블유; RR: Deobeuryu) is a 2016 South Korean television series, starring Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo.
  Consisting of 16 episodes, it aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 ( KST) on MBC from July 20 to September 14, 2016.  W centers on the clash between "two worlds": the real world and an alternate universe inside a webtoon, from which the title of the television series was taken.
  The series received praise for its unique premise and ranked first in Content Power Index in its premiere week.  It achieved modest ratings of 11.63%, topping viewership ratings in its time slot for its entire run.  Contents w two worlds 1 Plot • 2 Cast • 2.1 Main • 2.2 Supporting • 2.2.1 Characters from the webtoon W • 2.2.2 People around Oh Yeon-joo • 2.3 Extended • 2.4 Special appearances • 3 Production • 4 Original soundtrack • 4.1 Part 1 • 4.2 Part 2 • 4.3 Part 3 • 4.4 Part 4 • 4.5 Part 5 w two worlds 4.6 Part 6 • w two worlds Part 7 • 4.8 Part 8 • 4.9 Part 9 • 4.9.1 Charted songs • 4.10 Album charts • 5 Ratings • 6 Other adaptations • 7 Awards and nominations • 8 References • 9 External links Plot [ edit ] The series focuses on the eponymous fictional webtoon entitled W, written and illustrated by its legendary author and illustrator Oh Seong-moo ( Kim Eui-sung) which begins to function on its own, like a distinct reality.
W became so famous in South Korea that even its printed versions became best-sellers there. The storyline of the webtoon W starts with the younger years of its main character Kang Chul ( Lee Jong-suk), a handsome and intelligent boy who is also skilled in shooting.
He becomes famous in South Korea for winning the 50-metre pistol shoot at the 2004 Athens Olympics. But this fame w two worlds interrupted when the unknown Murderer massacres his family, and he is erroneously accused of the crime.
Another villain, Han Cheol-ho ( Park Won-sang), handles the case to gain political popularity, urging the court to impose the death penalty upon Kang Chul.
Despite his efforts, Kang Chul is deemed innocent of the crime. Depressed over losing his family, he attempts suicide over the Han River but stops himself and chooses to search for the real killer instead and devote his life to crime-fighting.
Ten years later, W two worlds Chul has become a multimillionaire. He starts "Project W" in an effort to catch the real culprit behind his family's death; part of the project is his television broadcasting company dubbed "W," after the initials of the interrogatives "who" and "why" (hence, the title of the webtoon).
One night, he receives a suspicious phone call and is severely injured by the same mysterious Murderer on the rooftop of his penthouse. Then even stranger things happen when the illustrator's daughter Oh Yeon-joo ( Han Hyo-joo) accidentally enters the comic world. The story turns on the question whether he will be able to have a happy ending.
Cast [ edit ] Main [ edit ] • Lee Jong-suk as Kang Chul The lead character of the popular comic series W. He is the co-CEO of the e-commerce company JN Global, owner of broadcasting channel W and an Olympic gold medalist in shooting in his youth. His family was murdered by an elusive Murderer, yet Kang Chul was immediately suspected to be the killer due to his shooting background.
After being proven innocent, Kang Chul seeks vengeance on the Murderer through his broadcasting channel W. When he is stabbed on the rooftop of his penthouse by the Murderer, he meets Oh Yeon-joo who saves his life and with whom he falls in love. • Han Hyo-joo as Oh Yeon-joo • Hyun Seung-min as teenage Yeon-joo • Park Min-ha as child Yeon-joo A second-year resident cardiothoracic surgeon in Myung-sei Hospital.
She is the daughter of the Oh Seong-moo, author and illustrator of the famous webtoon W. A fan of her father's work, she goes to his studio to investigate his sudden disappearance. There, she is pulled w two worlds W's alternate universe and meets its protagonist Kang Chul, with whom she eventually falls in love. Supporting [ edit ] Characters from the webtoon W [ edit ] w two worlds Kim Eui-sung as Han Sang-hoon The real killer of Kang Chul's family.
His identity is not revealed until much later, and his face resembles the comic series's author Oh Seong-moo. Before Seong-moo gives him a name and face, he mostly appears as a shadowy, faceless human form.
• Jung Yoo-jin as Yoon So-hee  Kang Chul's long-time secretary and his friend since w two worlds were in high school.
Her romantic feelings for Kang Chul are subtly alluded to throughout the series through her actions and behavior around him, which lead to readers’ general expectations of their marriage. Originally intended to be the main female character, who would later become Kang Chul's love interest, she is replaced by Yeon-joo when Kang Chul falls in love with her. • Lee Tae-hwan as Seo Do-yoon  Kang Chul's loyal bodyguard and close friend. Using his knowledge of martial arts, he trained Kang Chul to fight and w two worlds always alongside him in beating bad guys.
• Park Won-sang as Han Cheol-ho A secondary antagonist of the webtoon. He is a power-hungry prosecutor and a member of Congress who is also the presidential prospect of a new democratic party. To gain political popularity, he becomes the prosecutor in charge of Kang Chul's case when the latter was accused of his family's murder. • Cha Kwang-soo [ ko] as Son Hyun-seok The director of Project W, a program specializing in criminal investigation, and the general manager of the broadcasting channel W.
People around Oh Yeon-joo [ edit ] • Kim Eui-sung as Oh Seong-moo Yeon-joo's father and a famous artist who created the webtoon W. Once a failed webtoon artist, alcoholic and divorcé, he gains popularity from W. However, he notices that his webtoon and its characters have taken on a reality of their own. As a result, he perceives Kang Chul as a monster and seeks to eliminate him. • Lee Si-eon as Park Soo-bong  A disciple of Seong-moo and confidant of Yeon-joo • Nam Gi-ae as Gil Soo-sun Yeon-joo's mother and Seong-moo's ex-wife.
• Heo Jung-do [ ko] as Park Min-soo Cardiothoracic surgeon w two worlds Professor at Myung-sei Hospital. He is a passionate fan of W • Kang Ki-young as Kang Suk-beom  Second-year resident cardiothoracic surgeon at Myung-sei Hospital and Yeon-joo's friend • Lee Se-rang [ ko] as Gil Soo-young Yeon-joo's aunt • Ryu Hye-rin as Sun-mi Sung-moo's disciple • Yang Hye-ji as Yoon-hee Sung-moo's disciple Extended [ edit ] • Kim Ik-tae [ ko] as Assemblyman • Noh Haeng-ha [ ko] as Kim Yoo-ri Nurse at Myung-sei Hospital.
• Ri Min [ ko] as Team Leader Park • Seo Gwang-jae [ ko] • Yang Seung-geol [ ko] • Seol Ji-yoon [ ko] • Park Geon-ryool • Lee Yoon-sang • Yeo Woon-bok • Oh Hee-joon as Motel receptionist • Kang Chan-yang • Park Sung-taek [ ko] • Dong Yoon-seok • Hwang Yoon-geol [ ko] • Kim Kwang-hyun [ ko] • Min Joon-ho • Yoo Pil-ran • Park Seon-woong [ ko] • Jang Moon-seok [ ko] • Cheon Ye-won [ ko] • Park Geon-rak [ ko] • Jo Sung-hee [ ko] • Joo Dong-hee Special appearances [ edit ] • Park Choong-seon [ ko] as Kang Yoon – Chul's father • Kim Na-woon as Yoon Mi-ho – Chul's mother (episode 1) • Seo Shin-ae as Kang Soo-yeon – Chul's sister (episode 1) • Choi Min-young as Kang Joon-seok – Chul's brother (episode 1) • Hwang Seok-jeong as Webtoon Writer (episode 6) • Ahn Se-ha as Kim Poong-ho – Yeon-joo's blind date (episode 6) • Kim Jung-geun [ ko] as Anchorman (episodes 1, 4) • Heo Il-hoo Production [ edit ] The series is helmed by director Jung Dae-yoon, who directed She Was Pretty and writer Song Jae-jung whose previous works include Nine: Nine Time Travels and Queen In-hyun's Man.
 The first script reading of the drama was held in May 2016.  The drama is Han Hyo-joo's small screen comeback after six years.  Original soundtrack [ edit ] W : Original Soundtrack Soundtrack album by Various Artists Released 2016 Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack Label Sebunguri/Star&Tree/ LOEN L200001314 Producer Son Nak-hee, Kim Young-ho ( both executive) Part 1 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Where Are U" (내가 너에게 가던 네가 나에게 오던) Seo Dong-sung Park Sung-il (Copykumo) Jung Joon-young 4:19 2.
" Where Are U" (Inst.) Park Sung-il (Copykumo) 4:19 Total length: 8:38 Part 2 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Please Say Something, Even Though It Is a Lie" (거짓말이라도 해줘요) Red Socks, Choi Jae-woo Red Socks Park Bo-ram 3:33 2. " Please Say Something, Even Though It Is a Lie" (Inst.) Red Socks 3:33 Total length: 7:06 Part 3 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " In the Illusion" (환상 속의 그대) Leah Min-young Park (Hwayobi), Lee Cheol-joo (Basick) Park Sung-il (Copykumo) Basick & Inkii [ ko] 4:09 2.
" In the Illusion" (Inst.) Park Sung-il (Copykumo) 4:09 Total length: 8:18 Part 4 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Remember" (기억) 5ily, Choi Kang 5ily KCM 4:13 2. " Remember" (Inst.) 5ily 4:13 Total length: 8:26 Part 5 [ edit ] No.
Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Falling" Han Joon, Benjamin K Lee Yoo-jin Jo Hyun-ah ( Urban Zakapa) 3:21 2. " Falling" (Inst.) Lee Yoo-jin 3:21 Total length: 6:42 Part 6 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " My Heart" (내 맘) Cadence, Seo Jae-ha, Kim Young-sung Cadence, Seo Jae-ha, Kim Young-sung Jeon Woo-sung ( Noel) 3:52 2.
" My Heart" (Inst.) Cadence, Seo Jae-ha, Kim Young-sung 3:52 Total length: 7:44 Part 7 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " You And I" (그대와 나) Shoulder Bully (어깨깡패) Shoulder Bully (어깨깡패) Ahn Hyun-jeong 3:45 2. " You And I" (Inst.) Shoulder Bully (어깨깡패) 3:45 Total length: 7:30 Part 8 [ edit ] No.
Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Draw a Love" (사랑을 그려요) Han Joon, Benjamin K Tom & Jerry Navi [ ko] 3:59 2. " Draw a Love" (Inst.) Tom & Jerry 3:59 Total length: 7:58 Part 9 [ edit ] No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length 1. " Without You" (니가 없는 난) Red Socks Red Socks N ( VIXX) & Yeoeun ( Melody Day) 4:34 2. " Without You" (Inst.) Red Socks 4:34 Total length: 9:08 Disc 2: No. Title Artist Length w two worlds. "Title of W" (Opening Title) Various Artists 0:44 2.
"A New Variable" Various Artists 1:17 3. "Black Shadow" Various Artists 2:44 4. "Collapsed Dimensions" Various Artists 4:00 5. "Crazy Dog, Professor Park" Various Artists 2:03 6. "Forgotten Memory" Various Artists 2:02 7. "Falsified Incident" Various Artists 2:04 8. "Hidden Content" Various Artists 3:27 9.
"I want to erase sadness" Various Artists 3:38 10. "I Love you" W two worlds Artists 1:59 11. "I've changed the heroine" Various Artists 2:17 12. "It is your setting" Various Artists w two worlds 13. "Instead of being eaten, I will be eating" Various Artists 2:27 14.
"Key to my life" Various Artists 3:23 15. "Like normal couples" Various Artists 3:02 16. "Lost Time" Various Artists 2:38 17. "Moment of Decision" Various Artists 3:08 18. "Meaning of ring" Various Artists 4:19 19.
"No Dark Entity" Various Artists 4:51 20. "Non-existent Existence" Various Artists 1:56 21. "Nice to meet you Kang Chul fan!" Various Artists 2:22 22. "Ordinary Happiness" Various Artists 2:42 23. "Reason of Existence" Lee Yun Ji 2:10 24. "Real Criminal's Face" Various Artists 2:33 25. "Sour Charm" Various Artists 2:38 26. "Today's Homework" Various Artists 2:14 27. "Two worlds, One heart" Various Artists 3:13 28. "10 years of waiting" Various Artists 2:35 29. "To be continued" Various Artists 3:46 30.
"Twisted Fact" Various Artists 2:07 31. "The strongest type of abnormal" Various Artists 2:07 32. "Win a losing game" Various Artists 2:14 33. "When I feel I'm into you" Various Artists 2:59 34.
"Wish to happy ending" Various Artists 3:22 35. "Why did you look at me like this?" Various Artists 2:22 36. "W (Main Theme)" Various Artists w two worlds 37. "Wealthy young man, Kang Chul" Various Artists 2:35 38.
"World within webtoon" Various Artists 2:26 Charted songs [ edit ] Title Year Peak chart positions W two worlds  Remarks KOR Gaon "Where Are U" ( Jung Joon-young) 2016 67 • KOR: 121,780+ Part 1 "Please Say Something Even Though It Is A Lie" ( Park Bo-ram) 30 • KOR: 214,865+ Part 2 "Falling" (Jo Hyun-ah ( Urban Zakapa)) 60 • KOR: 60,637+ Part 5 "Without You" ( N ( VIXX) & Yeoeun ( Melody Day)) 98 • KOR: 26,260+ Part 9 Album charts [ edit ] Chart (2016) Peak w two worlds South Korea ( Gaon Album Chart)  16 Taiwan (FIVE-MUSIC Album Chart)  17 Ratings [ edit ] In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share TNmS  AGB Nielsen  Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul 1 July 20, 2016 9.9% (10th) 11.3% (7th) 8.6% (17th) 10.4% (10th) 2 July 21, 2016 10.1% (9th) 11.5% (5th) 9.5% (12th) 10.7% (10th) 3 July 27, 2016 11.6% (7th) 13.7% (4th) 12.9% (4th) 15.0% (4th) 4 July 28, 2016 13.4% (5th) 14.7% (4th) 12.9% (4th) 14.3% (4th) 5 August 3, 2016 15.1% (3rd) 17.8% (1st) 13.5% (3rd) 14.3% (3rd) 6 August 4, 2016 14.2% (5th) 15.9% (2nd) 12.2% (4th) 12.2% (4th) 7 August 10, 2016 15.2% (4th) 17.3% (2nd) 13.8% (4th) 14.7% (3rd) 8 August 17, 2016 13.5% (5th) 15.0% (4th) 12.2% (5th) 13.3% (4th) 9 August 18, 2016 12.7% (4th) 14.7% (3rd) 11.3% (7th) 12.5% (5th) 10 August 24, 2016 13.9% (5th) 15.3% (3rd) 12.3% (6th) 13.7% (4th) 11 August 25, 2016 14.6% (6th) 15.8% (5th) 12.2% (6th) 12.8% (5th) 12 August 31, 2016 13.3% (6th) 15.1% w two worlds 11.1% (7th) 12.0% (5th) 13 September 1, 2016 12.9% (6th) 15.0% (3rd) 11.9% (5th) 13.2% (5th) 14 September 7, 2016 13.1% (5th) 15.3% (3rd) 10.9% (5th) 11.8% (4th) 15 September 8, 2016 11.8% (6th) 14.1% (4th) 11.4% (6th) 12.3% (4th) 16 September 14, 2016 10.6% (4th) 10.9% (4th) 9.3% (7th) 9.8% (6th) Average 12.87% 14.59% 11.63% 12.69% *Episode 8 was not aired on Thursday August 11 due to broadcast of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio w two worlds Janeiro, Brazil.
This episode was aired on Wednesday August 17, 2016.  Other adaptations [ edit ] A Thai remake of the drama, Switch On was aired on Channel 3 on November 19, 2021.  An American adaptation, titled Angel City was in development at The CW. The project will be produced by CBS Studios with Craig Plestis as executive producer.   W: Two Worlds, a webtoon based on the drama was created in 2021.  Awards and nominations [ edit ] Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Lee Jong-suk Nominated Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Han Hyo-joo Won  Best Supporting Actor Kim Eui-sung Won Best Couple Award Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo Nominated 1st Asia Artist Awards Best Artist Award, actor Lee Jong-suk Nominated Best Artist Award, actress Han Hyo-joo W two worlds 36th MBC Drama Awards Drama of the Year W Won Grand Prize / Daesang (Determined through fan votes)  Lee Jong-suk Won  Han Hyo-joo Nominated Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Lee Jong-suk Won  Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Han Hyo-joo Won Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kim Eui-sung Won Writer of the Year W two worlds Jae-jung Won Best New Actor Lee Si-eon Nominated Lee Tae-hwan Nominated Best New Actress Jung Yoo-jin Nominated Best Couple Award Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo Won  Kim Eui-sung and Lee Si-eon Nominated Korea Content Awards Prime Minister Commendation Song Jae-jung Won  2017 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards Korean Wave Program Excellence Prize W Won  50th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival Special Jury Award Won  53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama Nominated  Best Director Jung Dae-yoon Nominated Best Screenplay Song Jae-jung Nominated  Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama W Won w two worlds References [ edit ] • ^ Kim, Soo-hyang.
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Yeon Joo goes to his office looking, but a hand w two worlds his monitor suddenly pulls her in, and she finds herself on the rooftop of a building, next to a bloodied man.
She manages to save the person, only to realize that he is Kang Cheol, the main character of her father's webtoon. Yeon Joo later discovers she can only enter and leave the webtoon depending on Kang Cheol's feelings. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation • English • 한국어 • Русский • Ελληνικά • Switch On (Thai remake) • Native Title: 더블유 • Also Known As: W – Two WorldsW-두 개의 세계 w two worlds, W – Two Worlds Apart • Screenwriter: Song Jae Jung • Director: Jeong Dae Yun • Genres: Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy • Tags: Parallel Dimension, Gun Violence, Crossworlds Traveler, Steamy Kiss, Serial Killer, Rich Male Lead, Lovers Separated, Attempted Murder, Murder, Fight (Vote or add tags) • Country: South Korea • Type: Drama • Episodes: 16 • Aired: Jul 20, 2016 - Sep 14, 2016 • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday • Original Network: MBC • Duration: 60 min.
• Score: 8.5 (scored by 71,422 users) • Ranked: #317 • Popularity: #5 • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older • Watchers: 133,260 • Favorites: 0 Rewatch Value 7.0 Ah, W.
How I was looking forward to writing this review. W was certainly one of the most anticipated dramas of the season, and for good reason: a creative storyline paired with an exemplary leading cast. I, like many others, was captivated by the idea of a webtoon coming to life. And Lee Jong Suk? Huehue. Say no more. The writers of the show crafted a plot that is bound to keep you on your toes and send your brain into overdrive.
It’s not the most intelligent story I’ve seen. At times it's confusing and borders on being nonsensical, but it’s logical enough to make it worth w two worlds. W is especially intriguing because of its unpredictability - even if you grow used to the plot, each new problem creates an addicting mystery.
You become determined to understand exactly what will happen next. While I enjoyed W and the anxiety its suspense caused me, this drama is not perfect. A show amazing in concept, it fails to deliver in some of the most important aspects.
One thing I found particularly problematic was the romance. Some might disagree, but I found Kang Chul and Yeon Joo’s loveline to be one of the most poorly-written in any K-drama I’ve seen. I’ll admit that there was incredible potential in their relationship. However, the writers never give you any reason to like this couple except that they just are a couple - it’s the unspoken drama rule that because they’re the main characters, they have to be together.
Fair enough, but that doesn’t get my heart racing. Is the romance necessary? Yes - to an extent. Love is the easiest way to connect the two main characters. But trust me; that romance sucks badly. In the beginning episodes, you find it cute. What’s not adorable about a cool guy who’s curious about this ditzy girl?
Then, w two worlds suddenly hit the point of doubt: but…but why, though? Why are they together? How? Sadly, there is no satisfying answer to these questions. Yet, as much of a letdown as the romance was, what ultimately kept me from giving this show a higher score was its characters. I have a burning passion for well-written characters, and I thought W would be the perfect drama to see it being done. The idea of the story is that the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred, causing a mere created character to act and feel as a real human does.
What we viewers deserve out of such a concept are heart-wrenching characters whose personalities you could find within a human in this world; who would persuade you that creations are self-aware. But disappointingly, nearly every single one of W’s characters are dull.
Strangely enough, the best example is Kang Chul. Our main character happens to be perfect. That sounds great! He’s rich, goodlooking, with an incredible sense of justice (this is where I swoon). He wants desperately to live, and you feel for him because…well, he’s not just a webtoon character; he’s a human being goddammit!
Look at his perfect skin. And his eyes (oh his eyes). Also his backstory is so sad! But there’s something sadder than his backstory - his personality, which is as two-dimensional as the lines that were drawn to create him. I’ve seen a lot of people share the same justification for why he has no real flaws: he’s w two worlds webtoon character, thus not w two worlds, thus does not have to be bound by the unspoken law that all people are imperfect.
Fine; that makes sense. But isn’t that ironic? His whole gist is that he’s a human being. Where does he come off claiming such a thing if he’s so flawless? You’ll begrudgingly accept this character because of Lee Jong Suk, but that’ll be the extent of it. And, the side characters are just that - side w two worlds. Oh, sure, they exist. Yet I never really cared about them. Most of the time, they were convenient plot devices, not people.
(I’ll say that I did very much like the role of Yeon Joo’s father - out of everyone, he feels the most realistic.) If this were any other drama, I would let this go.
I understand that a show can’t have everything, and characters are often the afterthought in the face of such a complex plot. However, I want to make it clear that if the writers are going to create a show based around the idea that these webtoon characters seem human, then they have to create characters that are human, and as a result, elicit my empathy. By the end, I should have been setting up a shrine in my house and counting prayer beads in hopes that they all get a happy ending!
Uh…maybe that’s an exaggeration. But do you get me? I know this review sounds bad, but I do want to get across that altogether, I did have a good time with W. Doesn’t sound like it, but it’s true!
Its problems may be obvious, yet its strengths are enough to keep you going. Its control over suspense had me hiding behind my hands at certain parts. And the cast itself is great - particularly the actor portraying Yeon Joo’s father; I cried womanly tears for you, sir.
I’ve never w two worlds Han Hyo Joo on screen before, but I did enjoy her role and thought she did a pretty good job with her character. I will also again emphasize my love for Lee Jong Suk: those emotive eyes. Gah. Almost made me like Kang Chul. I recommend you to watch this drama, but simultaneously caution yourself against the blinding hype that it received.
The end product of this show was nothing near to the perfection that I expected it to have, but it also wasn’t anything close to being bad. Don’t expect a masterpiece. Watch it; have fun with it! Read More Rewatch Value 3.0 When I was w two worlds, I w two worlds I was born a cartoon character or that I'll magically find myself inside my favorite story under the influence of an uncanny occurrence.
Along came W with the scenario of my dreams and mostly ruined it. But I learned my lesson: "Entering a cartoon is no child play!" It's not a messy writer's mission either. Here's the problem: W aspired to be a lot of things: a mind-blowing, thought-provoking fantasy, a boundary-breaking love story, a thriller and a creeper, and perhaps a journey of finding oneself.
Unfortunately, it failed on most fronts, but I'm not surprised. First and foremost, we have to accredit the writer for tackling such fresh premise and attempting to explore the themes of creator/creation and free-will/predestination in such a creative way. However, unlike her previous works the writer failed to create clear and sound rules governing the travel between these two worlds. You might scream: "But, it's a FANTASY!" Then, I'll scream back: "Even fantasy has to have solid rules; otherwise, it's magical realism or Deus ex Machina conveniently controlling events." It's hard to highlight this part without giving up the story.
One might claim that the rules of entering/leaving the world were clear from the beginning. It's not true, though! We were never told why and how Yoon Joo was going in when the tablet wasn't involved.
Then, there's the fact that the rules changed over and over again! They worked only when it was appropriate for the narrative. Many times, major dangers could've been avoided by simply using the rules. In all honesty, I have attempted to rationalize the show's plot more than once; I always ended up with a severe headache.
It's either the plot is a collection of holes bridged by Deus ex Machina or I'm too stupid to get it. But I could've still enjoyed the show, lapses of logic and all, had the writer tried to make her characters realistic. Isn't it ironic that the writer who criticized other drama writers for resorting to cliches to move their stories, didn't bother to give her own characters identities of their own?!
Take Yoon Joo for example. What is she other than the love interest? What do we know about her other than she'll do anything to be with Chul? For the love of God, the girl had cotton candy for brains and I was supposed to believe that she's a surgical intern. Yoon Joo was willing to desert her ENTIRE universe so she can play romance of the day with her fictional crush.
How am I supposed to respect her? I'm a fangirl, mind you! But I still can tell the difference between fangirling and falling in love. The writer and Yoon Joo obviously couldn't. If I were to believe that Yoon Joo fell for Chul because he's her forever crush, why did he fall for her (over and over again)? There was a painful lack of buildup for that romance.
The show ended and I was still wondering: Why were those two a couple? Why the hell I'm supposed to root for them? They might've been cute together. But that was all they ever were! Then, there was Chul. His life, his w two worlds existence was a tragedy but he was a protagonist who had free-will in a predestined world. In his journey of finding himself, Kang Chul was supposed to prove his humanity. Curiously enough, I found his reactions to the world and to everything to be human in the first half of the story.
However, the more he approaches the real world, the more he becomes robotic. Ultimately, he became so bland it was dull to watch him, much less to care for him. (again it's hard to explain without spoiling). The most interesting and the only well-acted character was Oh Song Moon.
I want to take a moment to applaud the acting. The levels of darkness and w two worlds he fell into were very well acted. Unfortunately, the depth of this character was never fathomed. He was shoved away in favor of the stupid never-was-romance. His relationship with his daughter, his fears, his failures, his love were all thrown down the drain. He became a walking plot-device himself. The acting in the show was uneven.
Kim Eui Seong did wonders with his characters where Han Hyo Joo moves around with 3 annoying facial expressions (maybe four if you count her sleeping face :P). W certainly uncovered Lee Jong Suk's acting limitations. He fairs well in cute and playboy, but other than some particular scenes, his acting grew cumbersome to watch, even cringe-worthy at the end.
Those crying scenes anyone?! A shout out to Crazy Dog and Soo Bong: those two were my rays of the sunshine in the dark! Crazy Dog spoke my mind and Soo Bong was the only one who played bewilderment and every other shocked emotion well.
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Contents • 1 Plot • 2 Cast • 3 Gallery • 3.1 Images • 3.2 Videos • 4 Trivia • 5 References • 6 W two worlds links Plot Oh Yeon-joo is a cardiothoracic surgeon whose father, Oh Sung-moo, is the author of the famous webtoon " W".
On a day when her father went mysteriously missing, Yeon-joo discovers that she is able to enter, unwillingly, the virtual world of the webtoon. She meets Kang Chul ( Lee Jong-suk), the webtoon's protagonist; their meetings are continuously published as new installments, and Yeon-joo's entries into the world are unpredictable, and her exits dictated by the flow of their situationsâ€”the webtoon's story and Kang Chul's feelings.
Things further complicate as Sung-moo becomes more determined to "kill" Kang Chul, and more so when Kang Chul becomes aware that he is living a fictional life. The crossing over of their worlds creates all sorts of unexpected situations that lead to conflict and danger.
Cast Main: • Lee Jong-suk as Kang Chul • Han Hyo-joo as Oh Yeon-joo Supporting: • Jung Yoo-jin as Yoon So-hee • Lee Tae-hwan w two worlds Seo Do-yoon • Park Won-sang as Han Cheol-ho • Cha Kwang-soo as Son Hyun-seok • Kim Ui-seong as Oh Sung-moo & Han Sang-hoon • Lee Si-eon as Park Soo-bong • Nam Gi-ae as Gil Soo-sun • Heo Jung-do as Park Min-soo • Kang Ki-young as Kang Suk-bum Gallery W two worlds W - Two Worlds Teaser 08 Trivia • The drama is Han Hyo-joo's small screen comeback after 6 years.
References This page uses content from an article at Wikipedia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. The text of Wikipedia is available under either the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License or the GNU Free Documentation License.
Is it possible to live in the same place at the same time but in a completely different dimension?
Oh Yeon Joo (Han W two worlds Joo) is a second-year cardiothoracic resident doctor. Her father, a famous comic book creator, suddenly disappears one day and then Yeon Joo herself is kidnapped by a strange man covered in blood and taken to a different dimension. Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) is a former Olympic gold medalist in shooting and self-made millionaire. How will his world intertwine with Yeon Joo’s other-dimension universe? Is Kang Chul the only person who can help Yeon Joo escape from a parallel universe?
“W” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Jung Dae Yoon. Is it possible to live in the same place at the same time but in a completely different w two worlds Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) is a second-year cardiothoracic resident doctor.
Her father, a famous comic book creator, suddenly disappears one day and then Yeon Joo herself is kidnapped by a strange man covered in blood and taken to a different dimension. Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) is a former Olympic gold medalist in shooting and self-made millionaire. How will his world intertwine with Yeon Joo’s other-dimension universe? Is Kang Chul the only person who can help Yeon Joo escape from a parallel universe? “W” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Jung Dae Yoon.Profile • Drama: W: Two Worlds Apart • Revised romanization: W • Hangul: 더블유 • Director: Jung Dae-Yoon • Writer: Song Jae-Jung • Network: MBC • Episodes: 16 • Release Date: July 20 - September 14, 2016 • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursdays 22:00 • Genre: Fantasy-Romance • Language: Korean • Country: South Korea Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff © A romance takes place between Kang Chul ( Lee Jong-Suk), who is super rich and exist in the webtoon “W,” and Oh Yeon-Joo ( Han Hyo-Joo) who is a surgeon in the real world.
Notes • "W" takes over MBC's Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by " Lucky Romance" and followed by " Shopping King Louis" on September 21, 2016. • First script reading took place early May, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea.
• Episode 8 was originally scheduled to air Thursday, August 11, 2016, but will instead air Wednesday, August 17, 2016. MBC will air the Summer Olympics on August 11, 2016. Cast Lee Jong-Suk Han Hyo-Joo Jung Eugene Lee Tae-Hwan Park Won-Sang Kang Chul Oh Yeon-Joo Yoon So-Hee Seo Do-Yoon Han Chul-Ho Cha Kwang-Soo Kim Eui-Sung Lee Si-Un Nam Gi-Ae Heo Jung-Do Son Hyun-Suk Oh Sung-Moo Park Soo-Bong Gil Soo-Sun Park Min-Soo Kang Ki-Young Lee Se-Rang Ryu Hye-Rin Yang Hye-Ji Kang Suk-Bum Gil Soo-Young Sun-Mi Yoon-Hee Additional Cast Members: • Kim Ik-Tae - lawmaker • Roh Haeng-Ha - Kim Yoo-Ri • Ri Min - Team Leader Park • Park Seong-Taek - Detective Park • Kang Pil-Sun - doctor • Lee Chae-Kyung - Nurse Jung • Yeo Woon-Bok - hotel manager • Kim Mi-Hye - reporter • Park Se-Hoon - psychiatric hospital male nurse • Jung Ji-So - Oh Yeon-Joo (teens) • Park Min-Ha - Oh Yeon-Joo (child) • Park Choong-Sun - Kang Chul's father (ep.1) • Kim Na-Woon - Kang Chul's mother (ep.1) • Seo Shin-Ae - Kang Chul's younger sister (ep.1) • Choi Min-Young - Kang Chul's younger brother (ep.1) • Kim Jung-Geun - anchor (ep.1,4) • Hwang Suk-Jung - webtoon writer (ep.6) • An Se-Ha - man on Yeon-Joo's blind date (ep.6) • Yang Seung-Kul • Sul Ji-Yoon • Lee Yoon-Sang • Kang Chan-Yang • Kim Kwang-Hyun • Yoo Pil-Ran • Park Jung-Hoo • Jo Sung-Hee • Nam Jin-Bok • Lee Chang • Min Jun-Ho • Park Sun-Woong • Seo Jin-Wook • Choi Young • Seo Kwang-Jae • Kim Joo-Young Trailers • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Array • • • • • • • • • • • Episode Ratings Date Episode TNmS AGB Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul 2016-07-20 1 9.9% (10th) 11.3% (7th) 8.6% (17th) 10.4% (10th) 2016-07-21 2 10.1% (9th) 11.5% (5th) 9.5% (12th) 10.7% (10th) 2016-07-27 3 11.6% (7th) 13.7% (4th) 12.9% (4th) 15.0% (4th) 2016-07-28 4 13.4% (5th) 14.7% (4th) 12.9% (4th) 14.3% (4th) 2016-08-03 5 15.1% (3rd) w two worlds (1st) 13.5% (3rd) 14.3% (3rd) 2016-08-04 6 14.2% (5th) 15.9% (2nd) 12.2% (4th) 12.2% (4th) 2016-08-10 7 15.2% (4th) 17.3% (2nd) 13.8% (4th) 14.7% (3rd) 2016-08-17 8 13.5% (5th) 15.0% (4th) 12.2% (5th) 13.3% (4th) 2016-08-18 9 12.7% (4th) 14.7% (3rd) 11.3% (7th) 12.5% (5th) 2016-08-24 10 13.9% (5th) 15.3% (3rd) 12.3% (6th) 13.7% (4th) 2016-08-25 11 14.6% (6th) 15.8% (5th) 12.2% (6th) 12.8% (5th) 2016-08-31 12 13.3% (6th) 15.1% (5th) 11.1% (7th) 12.0% (5th) 2016-09-01 13 12.9% (6th) 15.0% (3rd) 11.9% (5th) 13.2% (5th) 2016-09-07 14 13.1% (5th) 15.3% (3rd) 10.9% (5th) 11.8% (4th) 2016-09-08 15 11.8% (6th) 14.1% (4th) 11.4% (6th) 12.3% (4th) 2016-09-14 16 10.6% (4th) 10.9% (4th) 9.3% (7th) 9.8% (6th) Source: TNS Media Korea & AGB Nielson • NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 TV programs (including news, sports, variety, etc.) for that day according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.
Awards • 2016 (5th) APAN Star Awards - October 2, 2016 • Best Actress (mini series) ( Han Hyo-Joo) • Best Supporting Actor ( Kim Eui-Sung) • 2016 MBC Drama W two worlds - December 30, 2016 • Grand Prize ( Lee Jong-Suk) • Best Drama Award • Best Actor (mini series) ( Lee Jong-Suk) • Best Actress (mini series) ( Han Hyo-Joo) • Best Supporting Actor (mini series) ( Kim Eui-Sung) • Best Screenplay ( Song Jae-Jung) • Best Couple Award ( Lee Jong-Suk/ Han Hyo-Joo) Comments Alex Nov 18 2021 8:05 pm I'm starting to rewatch this drama again and it still is one of my favorite stories!
There were plot holes in the original, but there still is that charm of interacting with a fictional character that any artist or fan would dream of happening to them.
In case those who don't know, there is a webtoon out there of "W" which I'm surprised is not being promoted when you search for this story (it's on an app called Manta). The story is a bit different, making the two w two worlds leads in college instead of careered individuals. This makes the setting and general story a bit different, but the essence of the drama is still there.
It looks like the creators must have either gotten the rights from the drama, or are from the same writing team (not quite sure 100%). Alas, the comic is not drawn in the pretty art style from the show but I'd recommend it none the less! Kdrama fan Oct 18 2021 7:36 am This is another good drama of Lee Jong Suk with fantasy genre and romance genre just like his another show While You Were Sleeping. I think the webtoon writer acted very well since he have to act dual roles, one stern and depressing father and a psychopath villainous killer.
Both roles actually scares me especially the latter. His student also acted well, and also professor of lead gal, these two characters bring out the lighthearted part of the show. Steven Liu Nov 19 2020 7:52 pm I can't believe I wasted nearly 16 hours on this piece of crap. To those of you who called this show a "masterpiece" or "the best Korean drama", you're making me question the overall quality of all K-Dramas in general and whether they're for me.
This is the first Korean drama I've seen since about 15 years ago, and to say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement. The idea of crossing between two worlds and parallel universe is interesting but not unheard of. W tries to be a mix of a romantic comedy and a mystery/sci-fi thriller but failed w two worlds at both. As a rom-com this show is an utter failure.
At its core this is indeed a rom-com, with the romantic elements making up about maybe 40%~ of the total runtime, but that's about it. This show tries to include more elements than just romance, but it never really excelled at any of them.
The idea of "jack of all trades but master of none" applies here, combine that with the lack of chemistry between the leading characters, I wouldn't recommend this show if romance is what you're looking for. As a mystery thriller this show failed to provide a relief/climax at the end where usually the myth is resolved or explained.
The shows spent a lot of time depicting the characters' reaction to the unknown phenomenon (crossing between the worlds, hands disappearing, etc.) and none of that was explained. The mystery of the two worlds and the mechanism of travelling between them were never explained.
The comic books (or manhwa) ended with Kang Cheol still being alive, so who got to decide where the "last episode" ends? Who is the true creator of the comic series? What's identity of the antagonist and why did he murder Kang's entire family? How do the characters cross between the two worlds? Is there some kind of a God? Is Oh Yeon-Joo's dad (Han) still alive? If not, who killed him and why didn't he come back? If he is alive then where is he?
Too many things were left unexplained, it makes more sense to call this show a supernatural horror drama with a happy ending, but that's not accurate either. Some might say okay, so this is not your old school rom-com or thriller, but it's something else on its own, something that doesn't fall into any conventional genres. So let's get to the two things that really bothered me in this show: the pacing and the acting.
Starting with the pacing, this show is overall wayy too slow but somehow still manages to skimp on some very important scenes. Imo this should've been a 10-episide show with 45 minutes each episode.
The flashbacks are wayyy too long and some of them are just unnecessary, and I'm not talking about the recap at the beginning of every episode. Overall the show felt very repetitive, like it's meant for some 3 yr-olds (no offense if that's you). However some parts of the show went way too fast, like the scene where Kang Cheol committed suicide and jumped off a building. That scene ended very abruptly with Kang leaning back on the edge of a roof. The scene could have been very emotional and moving, with the main character choosing to end his life for others, but instead I felt nothing from Kang or Oh Yeon Joo.
The acting in this show is mostly fine, except the main dude that plays Kang Cheol. He may be a good actor underneath but his performance in this one is just plain awkward.
I have not seem his other works but here it just looks like he doesn't know how to act. The way he walks seems off, it's like he doesn't know where to look when he walks (and talks), no real person would walk like that! His expressions are just not there, Kang Cheol's been though so many ups and downs in this show and yet, none of his feelings came through. Han Hyo Joo's acting is fine, but nothing spectacular.
Kim Ui-Seong is awesome though. A lot of my complaints may seem trivial, but details matter and this show has too many neglections. The scenes with blood also look obviously fake, even though I'm no expert in filmmaking.
These things add up, combined with the plot holes you'd have to be a real fanboy/girl of one of the actors to enjoy this show. Mii hanazono Jul 05 2020 8:43 pm tldr: story was perfect. Ending was crap Am I the only one who absolutely loves AND hates this drama? Everything was perfect up until the first half of 13. Then everything went downhill. It felt like plotlines were thrown around.
Things didn't stick and plot holes were everywhere. This drama started out amazing with the imagery and details. The metaphors were mindblowing (with some my brother had to explain to me). Then they end it with some cliche, almost 90's drama crap.
Would watch it again up until the first half of 13. Poon Apr 01 2020 10:57 am I came to this drama with some expectations. Some people say it’s better than Extraordinary You. I want to disagree. While it might be more suspenseful at the beginning, Extraordinary has a better romance and a less ridiculous plot.
I really hate the male lead here. I mean the character itself is acceptable. But the actor wasn’t very convincing in portraying a 30-year-old CEO. I know he is young (born in 1989 — 3 years younger than me!! And I’m like 23 now). He doesn’t look like someone who has been to w two worlds. Not to mention his body language (winking and smiling like a w two worlds and his street costume that looks like it comes from stylenanda designed for young rich second generation are so ridiculous.
It is stupid that the costume and make-up artist doesn’t even make an effort to make him look at least the age. This ends up making the FL look like a sister to ML. I mean I don’t mind age gap relationship.
But the guy states he is THIRTY for Chrissake so make him play the part! I mean I find him annoying from the beginning actung like an idol when he should be a CEO. Take the guy from Hotel del Luna for example. He’s also young but he played an older role much more convincingly. The dad guy was superb though. He managed to act two characters appearing like different people. After ep 10 or so things start getting too draggy and I gave up after ep 11.
So much for ‘something better than Extraordinary You’. If you are looking for twists then yeah it’s better. But twists and surprises are not the only thing that make a good drama. Logic and many things are. In fact, I have seen many twisty drama/manga/novel/webtoon and I can say that the twists here are not even that original. Quite predictable and cliche actually. So initially I was gonna give 7/10 but now let just give it 6/10 duh kpopandgrime Mar 04 2020 6:30 pm This is not one of your ordinary kdramas; this right here is a masterpiece.
Seriously, the first 10 episodes were the best ive ever watched and then things did get complicated after episode 10 ( especially ep 12- 14). But the complications make sense at the end and its a beautiful finish to the drama.
This drama easily gets into my top 10 and I highly recommend this to kdrama lovers. Lee Jong-Suk and Han Hyo-Joo were the perfect match and to no suprise their acting were elite. But for me i was most impressed by Kim Eui-Sung who deserved a major award for playing two characters. There were many too perfect features about this drama; scenerykissing scenes, the cartoon drawing, chemistry, unique plot and just the high tempo of the drama are just a few.
one thing i will say is that this drama is not for beginners who just started watching kdramas; as the plot is complicated and very detailed. Love From London Kpopandgrime Feb 27 2020 5:28 am Ep1 of this show got to be one of the best Ive ever seen; got sucked right into the story and I’m already in love with where this is going. Watched over 200+ Kdramas and haven’t seen a plot like this one or a first episode this good. Just wished I watched this when it came; which I had the chance to do 4 years ago.
Love from London Watch this drama right now Feb 20 2020 11:28 am If you haven't watched this drama yet, you definitely should. Sweet romance, intriguing plot, characters you'll fall in love with an remember for the longest of time- perfection! You won't be bored for a single second and that's a fact. This is coming from someone who thought she wouldn't possibly enjoy the series, so better believe it!
Handsome Lee Jong Suk picked yet another amazing drama to act in, and his chemistry with Han Hyo Joo is nothing to joke about either. Watch it if you haven"t!
Rewatch it if you have. This has been my favourite drama for years now. Judy Dec 07 2019 5:36 am The concept is interesting and well done. The male lead lee Jong Sook, is another Korean pretty boy. If you put a girl’s wig on him he would be a beautiful girl. A better choice would have been the supporting actor Lee Tae Hwan who I’ve seen in a few dramas. He’s manly and acts well.
The plot is cleverly done with the time lapses and the girl Han hyo Joo is good, tho not a convincing doctor. The other supporting roles are excellent, especially the Dad, Mr Oh the Webtoon artist. Caliopso May 05 2018 3:35 am Far more than a kdrama. I think it's the ultimate masterpiece among all tv show of all the time. I consider it like a classical, as others masterpieces like "the prisonner" (60' tv show with Patrick Mc Gohan), or Liar game (Japanese drama).
None american show can stand that, even the best like Battlestar Galactica, or very popular one like "game of throne". Because the story have so many deep levels, about psychology and philosophical.
Actors and production are perfects. It's something magic. There is no fillers or useless scene. All is dense like in a movie, a big 16 hours movie, and a very good one without deathtime. So, it need an high level of concentration if you want to follow and understand the plot.
Not really the kind of show you look at TV with family. Sure, you can be easely lost because the story need you to think if you want to fully understand, but in other way, action and twists come too quick for letting you enough time to think or just breath. Sometimes if you miss a sentence or some details, it's over. Also, musicians gave the best the could give (I listened others OST they made, and it look like they put all best into W).
Background musics make alone the show. It's why it's so nice to rewatch it many times. It's the kind of album you can listen for itself, like Ennio Morricone "Once upon a time the revolution", or Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi' Death Note.
Here too, it's for more than what you usualy get into a kdrama. Orangepage Feb 26 2018 4:57 am Just finished watching the final episode of W. Tried to be as objective as I can: 1. Plot: I am in complete agreement that the premise was brilliant. Genius. In fact, the first couple of episodes showed its potential to be the best of the best kdramas ever.
The idea was unique and showed such great potential. However, somewhere along the storyline, W lost its spark. Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely appreciative and approve of plot twists (eg.
Signal), but the following twists (to be specific the hypothesis of the 3rd variable) was too much of a shift that I felt it was forced. Some scenes I felt were disconnected like after going through shocking/traumatic events, it w two worlds the couple are just chill and gavell off rom-com feels which was too unrealistic. The only relatable character there was Seo Bong, who did believable reactions to the strangeness going on. W has taken completely different directionS that it is what some have mentioned: a roller coaster ride - either a fun one or a vertigo-inducing one, its audience shall decide.
2. Lee Jong Suk: My first drama of him. Not a fan of the actor (yet) but I thought he did well playing his character, a guy straight out from a manhwa page. His looks, his speech, and his calculated movements- typical of a manhwa hero. It is as if you are reading the manhwa itself whenever there's a scene of him. Good choice of actor for Kang Cheol. 3. Han Hyo Joo: The reason why I watched W.
I confess she is my bias. I love her in variety shows (RM, 2D1N) that led me to watch her movies and W was the first drama of hers I watched. As much as I don't really want to say it but I find her portrayal as Yeon Joo lacking/weak especially towards the end (the first few eps was fine).
It was not terrible, it was just not good enough. Love her still though :) 4. Appa/Cartoonist Oh/Culprit aka Kim Eui-Sung: Worthy of the bedt supporting award he received. The only parts where I felt intense emotions (angry, scared, sad) were the ones he was in. His scenes as Yeon Joo's appa was deeply moving. Thank you for this actor, he's a gem. Final word on W: I am recommending this show, even with its flaws, the plot was too good that it does deserve an audience.
mars Feb 04 2018 2:43 pm This drama is the best drama I've ever seen in my life. Among the hundreds of w two worlds I've seen, none of them have managed to beat this one. Everything about this drama is completely beautiful. I remember being so upset completing this drama, because it was just so good and I didn't want to leave the characters and the story yet.
I truly fell for Lee Jong Suk, so much that I bought a poster of him and stuck it up in my room, haha. The romance and chemistry in this drama is so beautiful, ahhh!
I loved every interaction. The kiss scenes were great; I fangirled every single time. It's a romance that's not too cheesy but still manages to make your heart flutter. The concept of the whole k-drama is very unique, and the writer did a good job making a storyline to go with it.
Every episode got more intense than the one before, and I was left breathless. All in all, this show is perfect. It has action, humor, romance, life lessons and more. The acting is phenomenal, and the characters are loveable. It's a drama no k-drama fan should miss! Arihant Jan 15 2018 12:28 pm Finally done with this!I had dropped this show once in the mid way as the proceedings became too much to process.Started it again on a park and completed it. I think this show should be seen 1-2 episodes at a time and not marathoned as each episode contains a huge amount of info/events which you would otherwise miss/not appreciate.One of those shows where each frame/scene is beautifully mounted and dialogues carry great emotional weight.
Good stuff throughout-Han Hyo Joo is sensational here and the performance she has delivered here is so nuanced and beautiful,I can keep watching the series for her scenes alone.Plus,she looked absolutely beautiful here .Her easy chemistry with Lee Jong Suk is a delight.Lee Jong Suk is playing a manga character and does it fabulously.
I found the latter half of the show angst filled but very strong emotionally.Writer and director deserve awards for this .Even the OST esp the instrumental themes are superb.The ambition aimed by this show should be a benchmark even for top notch filmmakers.
A show no Kdrama fan should ever miss. Victoria Dec 04 2017 3:52 pm I have to say, this K-Drama had a serious impact on me. It's so uniquely made and has such an original concept that It's hard to forget.
It makes you ask questions (as well as dream of the perfectly characterised Kang Chul. believe me: there's nothing more spectacular and addictive than Lee Jong-Suk smiling. Or winking. Or breathing. Or doing anything in general.) I tried to stay away from it, since I am not usually an w two worlds fan of supernatural of fictional series, but I sincerely regret that now.
Best actors, best chemistry, an amazingly well written script that accompanies a plot that will keep you on your toes for the whole time, as well as the overall great directing will certainly make you a fan of W right from episode 1. It's fast paced w two worlds certainly not overwhelming and I find it hard to penalize this K-Drama for w two worlds minor plot holes that are only made overdramatic by the comments you find on this website.
Honestly, I didn't even notice them and they don't affect the story in any way. For short, this drama is a must watch! If you're looking for a good use of your time, you found the right activity. The beautiful ending was just. beautiful- that might be just because I'm a sucker for happy endings, but, eh.
Just watch W! You'll understand. ? Nicole Aug 23 2017 8:36 pm There's only one part of the story that didn't flow well and seem like it was forgotten by the writer too, as most of the storyline was explained except that scene. It was the scene where the killer was killed by the politician's henchmen with the fake will in the killer's hand.
And since killer died, the webtoon's creator got back his face and spent the next few days getting acquainted with Kang Chul (do note that in between that, OYJ was supposed to meet KC for a coffee date or something, but that didn't happen because their outfits were changed a few times that indicated different days or moments up till her black outfit when her father woke up with his face back) But the few scenes after got me totally confused, because daughter went back home, went to the room that she locked her dad in, found it unlocked, dad's face is gone again and nothing was ever mentioned about the past few days the father spent after recovering his face.
I kept waiting for the show to explain about this removal of all the scenes that were forgotten by everyone but the audience, but none was provided, just that the killer is back and even that was done badly. JSmybabe Jul 25 2017 9:02 am Word of warning: this drama will not be enjoyable for some drama watchers.
If you are the kind who prefers something easy to watch, without needing to work out your brain, you would probably get very stressed trying to understand the story. However, if your mind is up to it, you'll discover the wondrous possibility of the story. Admittedly after the first few episodes (about 5 or 6), the story changed too much in its focus and tried to cater to those who wanted rom-com, which in my opinion, brought down w two worlds fabulous w two worlds that could only come once in a decade or so, to something that's only 'good'.
Yes, it could have been the iconic drama that changed the current dramascapes for how truly mindblowing the story was. However, the writer couldn't fulfill it because w two worlds wrote the later parts of the story as they filmed each week. That was such a disrespect to the awesome story she initially had in mind. She should have holed herself up and finish the writing before production.
It became apparent that her writing suffered once screening started. Nevertheless, each episode till the end had w two worlds disappoint. It remained interesting and thrilling. Compared to its early episodes it was not as brilliant but compare it to other dramas it still remained good.
It could have been the awesome drama that's hard to match but eventually, it just fizzled into just one of the best of 2016. For casting of character there really is w two worlds one who could be walking out of a webtoon/manga than Jong Suk.
I do think the chemi-king was not in his top element with his co-star here, and as a long-time fan I think I know why and as an actor who is very self-aware I think he knew why too.
I hope we don't see the problem in his next drama. Rene May 31 2017 8:27 pm Such an unique drama, I recommend it to anyone interested in sci-fi or fantasy. I read a few comments about kang chul and his lack of emotion, you see he is an action hero a 2d character, i felt jongsuk's portrayal was perfect, like you cannot expect kangchul a manhwa hero to be emotional like regular male leads of other kdramas Also the fact that jongsuk completely changed his way of speakimg and cadence in this drama makes it more impressive, even tho the role was challenging he nailed it, congratz on the Daesang and w two worlds W for winning the prestigious Houston film festival award!!!
Maii Apr 07 2017 8:22 am One word :WOw. amazing kdrama. Its a story w two worlds a story. Lee joong suk you never fail to amaze me.im a solid fan of yours from the philippines.never get tired of watching your drama from hear your voice,pinochio ,doctor stranger ,and W. Looking forward to watch your next kdrama and hoping to you would visit philippines.:) :) Ps im quite curious about your lovelife.hehe But i hope youll get to know more of hyun joon jo.hehehe ALSO hands down to the writers ,directors,artists and staffs !!!hoorayt Vench Feb 27 2017 3:00 am I've watched the first two episodes and the episode 1 left me in awe.
I'm looking forward to finishing this series within two days. I just don't understand why there are negative comments below. Maybe the storyline didn't work for them when it did for me.
And I find Lee Jong-suk cute. I'm starting to have a crush on him. Fan of JS Jan 20 2017 7:02 am I recommend w two worlds drama to you. I want to just present some points. 1. This drama is really complicated.
If you want to understand it clearly, you have to watch it more than once. 2.about the male lead actor, I am a big fan of him. he worked well in this drama and I could clearly see how he improvedhe acted sufficiently for the role of a webtoon handsome character and he was the first reason for me to watch this drama. but he had some weak points as well. for w two worlds in imotional parts. He needed to be more imotional and needed to show his love and anxiety for the female lead better but all of these was not his fault it was w two worlds of the plot.
3. About the female lead actoress, she was .well.not bad though she sometimes acted like a punk. She was completely emotionless in some parts. for example in the bus part after saving kang Chul (for the people who have seen ) before airing this drama I came here and add a comment that I am not sure about their chemistery. but now I can see that their chemistry was good except the parts that I said.
4. THE PLOT the plot or the story was really awsome crazy till ep 7. While you were watching these episodes you would say. This is impossible how do they gonna be? Oh Gosh how are they going to stay together? What about the villain? you just wanted to forget that Lee Jong Suk is a cartoon character and just accept the sweetness but you couldn't and this feeling was awsome and amazing.
5.AFTER EPISODE 7 after episode seven everuthing ruined for the actoress. Her love did not remember her. Well it was unfair for her and she acted the really amazing in these episodes. But I suppose thr writer did mot know that we wanted the story of episode 7 continue but it was impossible to continue according to the rules of the world.
so till ep 7 everything was crazy and unplanned but after ep 7 they relized that they need to plan. So they started to follow the rules. 6. The OSTs.(original sound tracks) In the year of 2016 there were really great ost for dramas that they were better than W. the ost were good but w two worlds perfect comparing to the previous dramas of lee jong suk. for example Pinnochio and I hear your voice.
7.The ending was awful although it was happy ending. from episode 7 till 16 the creativity of editor have been showed but the happy ending was a little bit illogical any way it was good. this dtama is one of the best dramas that I have seen so you wont regret watching it. a male viewer Dec 31 2016 1:19 am When i started this show, i was greeted with an interesting premise, great production value, action, and even some humor.
A very strong start and i thought it was going to be excellent. The thing is that it slowly goes downhill from there. Initially the webcomic gimmick has clear rules which makes it an interesting canvas for a story. But as it goes on, more and more unexplainable and nonsensical stuff begins to happen. Near the end it's turned into a literal swiss cheese of plot holes, and it goes on for w two worlds long.
The middle 8 or so episodes feel like they have been put there just to pad the length. It also greatly hurts the story that the terrible female lead gets so much screen time (both character and actress are awful). When Kang Chul is talking to her and she just sits there in silence w two worlds entire minutes, it's physically painful to watch.
The show has some strong characters like the father though, so i can overlook it. Unfortunately the couple has 0 chemistry. That being said, there is plenty of action and the pacing is good.
If you can turn your brain off and not think too hard, there's enjoyment to be had. Lots of wasted potential though, unfortunately. Jannah Dec 14 2016 12:35 am I was very happy and excited when I first watched the first episode. The story as a whole is awesome and a breath of fresh air. HOWEVER!!!! I started to hate this drama when they focus on the love story of Kang Chul and Yeon Joo. It really destroyed the w two worlds. I wish that they focus more on the story of Kang Chul and the search for the murdered as well as the involvement of the writer.
The part of Yeon Joo falling for Kang Chul is really annoying. The drama can stand on it's own without these cliches, but what can you expect? This is a K-drama after all.
Wondering Dec 12 2016 9:18 pm I am a big fan of fantasy K-dramas. For W, the plot of this drama is very interesting. To me personally this drama is better than DOTS. First few episodes is very good and I always look forward for the next episode. It is very exciting. However as the story goes by, It's becoming lame. Why must the villain be the father? I believe it is better to get a new character for the villain. No complaints to the amazing actors and actress tho.
Kudos to them. Riri Halim Nov 26 2016 9:15 pm To whom it may concern, Practically this drama was suggested and recommended by a friend of mine. Personally, not a fan of K-Drama. However, after being forced and managed to finish watching this series until the end, things which I had encountered that the story line was indeed a very interesting, yet it has its own unique idea to be delivered to for both active and/or passive audiences.
In fact, with the participation from the most talented; both main characters were making the story much more alive with passion and intrigue. Overall, almost all types of genres were being put together and made it a huge success towards the end.
Not even a regret after watching it but the joyful remains at the heart to its audience. Last but not least, to the actors and actress out there, please keep it up a good work, be the most wonderful entertainer and produce an amazing casting endlessly. After all you have on going support from your family, friends and mostly the Fans.
All the best of luck! :) Regards. Sunbeam Nov 11 2016 1:31 am First time I have seen Lee Song-Suk, he is a nice looking young man. I saw Lee Tae-Hawn for the first time in Pride and Prejudice and really liked how he portrayed his character. He is very good looking and hope he does well. Lee Si-Un (Soo-Bong) I thought was very good in his role and so funny. He really did a good job with his character. Heo-Jung Do (the doctor - Park Min Soo) was a character and I enjoyed his crazy actions over the "w" cartoon.
The actress who played Yeon-Joo's mother is a pretty lady. I enjoyed the show and thought it was different from the usual same story line with parents pushing their children into marrying people they don't want to. Good show. I missed the Special. Was it aired at the end of the show?? Christy Oct 12 2016 7:14 am Park su In, just read your reply to my comment. I'm really glad someone shares the same points with me.
And your right, they just want to give the viewers the satisfactory ending for the couple and forget to value the ending of father-daughter relationship. Well this is a Romance drama afterall, but thats just unacceptable for some viewers who values family so much. Lastly, to clarify I'm also rooting for Yeon Joo and Chul's happy ending, but not in that way.
I mean, how could Yeon Joo easily accepted that his father lived happily inside the webtoon world he created? She knows how much suffering his dad went w two worlds just to end the webtoon and w two worlds a normal life again. She can't even let Kang Chul die when she knows he's just a webtoon character, she even went in multiple times just to save Chul, but accepted that his dad choose to live in a weebton world as per Chul said.
Anyway, I already moved on from this drama. Everything was good despite of so much twist which is far more unrealistic than what I thought, my complaint was all about the sad ending with his father.
Where's the justice for his father? Grace Sep 20 2016 9:56 pm I started out loving the drama. It helped that I enjoy both lead actors. Intriguing plot and very fangirl worthy - i mean what fangirl doesn't dream about their favorite cartoon man falling in love with them? Haha But I don't know. my excitement began to wear off. Maybe it's because I had been to watch other dramas so I wasn't as hook on it as before but I seemed to have missed its magic during the last few episodes of the drama.
I'm thinking it's because of how unrealistically calm Kang Chul was about everything. I mean I understand his nature is to be calm and calculating but there were many scenes where I found him too emotionless. I have little complaints about Yeon Joo.
The supporting cast were phenomenal, I applaud them all for their great acting - I only wish to have seen more of the doctor friend Suk Bum. I enjoyed the soundtracks as well. Christy Sep 20 2016 8:26 am Just finished the drama.
The drama is great, no question to that but I am quite disappointed with the ending. I know the drama is made to be unrealistic but still how could a human disappear in a comic world. Thats a little unfair, and even his own daughter doesn't really know what happened to him.
She's his daughter afterall she deserves to know, and how could she just accept the fact that his father is stucked inside a webtoon world and said to be "happy" living in the world he created, it's a webtoon world.
that's still unacceptable. This drama made me cry at least 3 times w two worlds what made me most emotional is the part where Yeon Joo asked about his father's whereabouts. It's just too sad to not be able to see them together just because he disappeared in his own webtoon made world. Her father deserves better than that honestly. K Sep 19 2016 6:37 am I was very addicted to the drama, but starting from episode 12 It got bit annoying. How should i state it.
Hmmm. I think every w two worlds episodes kang chul and oh yeongju get the sort of happy ending, but than something happens again. It's the hanging feeling from "glad they are safe and sound" than something bad starts again. Also newer dramas took my time, like scarlet heart ryeo and love in the moonlight.
Can't wait for shopping maniac featuring seo in guk. Some comments about others. What is so hard to understand about this drama? In my opinion the each episode starts with a recap and states in which "world" something happens.
I would also like to react against those comments stating how bad the acting of the w two worlds cast are. In my w two worlds the cast did a very good job.
Kang chul is a comic character so he did a good job to act like a comic character. The way he talks and reacts is just how he would be in a comic. Confident and analyzing the situations. Oh yeongju may seem to overractbut how would you react to those weird events. I don't think anyone would be able to stand it. Seolhyun Sep 17 2016 5:26 am I had to agree with this. "Han Hyo Joo's comeback is disappointing. I wonder how do she get her movie roles with the awkward acting she portrayed in here.
In W, it was mentioned that comic female w two worlds exist to serve as a love interest, sadly that this is basically Oh Yeon Joo's character. She forgot being a doctor and forgot a father's love as all she cared was Kang Chul." cha Sep 17 2016 3:02 am i'm so sorry to say this thing but actually this drama is superb !
for those who said this drama is confusing, you should watch carefully from each episode. Honestly, in the beginning i found it confusing too but after i watched carefully i can tell that almost every scene has explanations.
that's why you need to think to understand it well. And this is the good point about W. In the end, it's only about preferences. if you like drama that doesnt require you to think too much, maybe you wont like this drama. but if you like drama that require your brain to "work" you will find this drama is awesome. soo guys, i think you dont need to bash this drama with hateful words :) w two worlds you dont like it, doesn't mean it's bad.
crushonyou Sep 17 2016 1:35 am This year, the MBC wednesday/thursday line up dramas are true epitome of terrible. W had an interesting start, but I think it went too fast that the middle and end felt like a drag.
It would have been much more of a decent watch if the drama did well on the romance, but there was no chemistry between the leads. The actors seem detached. Lee Jong Suk looks like an actor who got paid to show 3 expressions and deliver some lines.
If I was some producer/director, I would put him in a supporting role not main role. Han Hyo Joo's comeback w two worlds disappointing. I wonder how do she get her movie roles with the awkward acting she portrayed in here. In W, it was mentioned that comic female leads exist to serve as a love interest, sadly that this is basically Oh Yeon Joo's character.
She forgot being a doctor and forgot a father's love as all she cared was Kang Chul. Kdramaaddicts Sep 15 2016 11:30 pm Hey @Pauline W Two Worlds is too perfect and also the actress is very much fit to their character and looks also she is so perfect and pretty.I'm gonna ask you."is your face too perfect are you much beautiful than Oh Yeon-Joo?"or are you an idol with the good looks??" Can you act like them because your comment is very compliment to yourself to be more perfect than Oh Yeon-Joo.Let me see your face here.!!!
Also "W" is not only a romance it is also a fantasy drama.!!!Doh!!! your too perfect to say that what a shame.Shame on you!!! P.S. TO YOU Pauline what ever!!! JUDGE THEM IF YOUR TOO BEAUTIFUL AND YOU CAN ACT PERFECTLY THAN "Han Hyo-Joo" Piku Sep 15 2016 10:07 pm Pauline it is not a "romance".
Unfortunately your comment sounds like all those girls who can't bear to see any actress with their oppa and proceed to list all the faults of the actress and how oppa would never fall in love with her. It's a major comment fail if "great concept, very badly executed" is followed by simple minded criticism of HHJ.
Rider Sep 15 2016 7:29 pm OMG - they just broadcasted W Episode 1 on Korean TV here in the Washington DC area. Usually they air Kdramas that are several years old. As I thought, this could be a big introduction internationally that Kdramas can be modern, stylish, and imaginative.
Hoping this could force a sequel. As for the comments on the acting, name anyone in any sci-fi that won a major best actor, or best actress award? Of course, there aren't any - bcuz it's all story and plot - if the acting does generate emotions, then that's a big bonus. IMO, the acting was adequate and appropriate for a sci fi about webtoons - as an after thought - could they be acting out the nuances you would see in a Webtoon panel?
Sort of things in reverse - LOL. tsuyoi_hikari Sep 15 2016 8:59 am Everyone who thought this drama follow DOTS or My Love from Star is seriously delusional. The tied hair scene? Its from the book that you can actually buy at Korea where the illustrator draws all possible romantic gesture you can do with your partner. Bed scene in hospital? A bunch of other dramas has a bed scene at hospital. Final deep kiss?
Literally many dramas ended with that? Jong Suk in all black holding gun? Seriously? I dont know why many people like DOTS but if you're a doctor, you will literally want to facepalm all the medical procedure scenes in the drama.
>.> So stop putting something average w two worlds high pedestal and compare it to everything. Rider Sep 15 2016 8:52 am Watched EP 16 twice - there was a lot of info in there. If you've been following closely all along, the ending was not out of context of the story treatment. The writer Song Jae Jung wrote a wonderful script - much better than her earlier Nine Times Travel or In-Hyeon's Man.
Those endings just didn't quite feel right. The open threads were there for a possible sequel. They are there in the very questions you may be asking. How did he get back to the real world? The tablet in Webtoon world still exists - what happened to that? Do-Yoon, the only character in Webtoon who knows of another parallel world - what about him? And at the end, when KC and Yeon-Jue ask twice - "Is it really over?" I suspect the backers are watching for the Korean response as well as the international.
If it was too heady for the Koreans, their primary market, then this may truly be the end. It could also be difficult to get LJS and HHJ back for the sequel cause of their w two worlds schedules - but there are plenty of good actors and actresses they could match up. That could be a lot of fun too. It was a stimulating journey - plenty of twist and turns w two worlds you had to be alert - one of the best rides ever.
I am hoping for another one. dramalah Sep 15 2016 7:11 am THIS DRAMA IS SUPER INTENSE AND IT IS SUPER GOOD!!!!!! Even though there are flaws and some loopholes in the storyline, I rly recommend this drama. It is something very w two worlds and a Super unique genre that none of the drama have even tried this.
Two worlds (Webtoon & Real world). It must be planned well and developed well w two worlds which I believe that the director did their best! :) CHEERS TO LEE JONG SUK & HAN HYO JOO. We will miss #Kangchul & #Ohyeonjoo dearly. Till the next time we meet! (let's not compare with other drama, each drama has it strengths and weaknesses) SR Sep 15 2016 6:27 am I have no clue why ppl think W has any thing remotely common with any episode of DOTS or My Love from another star.
If we start comparing love scene then I think we will need to eliminate half of korean dramas, after watching them I find all same but its how some do good and some do bad. Specially if you are seeing Indian movies then people like me will feel they have seen these stuff like more than 100 times because one or other movie has those scene. DOTS or My love from another star and W are totally different dramas. its like comparing orange with apple.
All 3 of them are good in their own. All 3 of them have good solid story line and great actors who justified them. One is realistic to some extend, the other is totally sci fi and third is more of imaginary. Mai Sep 15 2016 1:09 am I'm okay with fantasy and unrealistic drama.
I like Signal, Queen In Hyun's Man, Splash-Splash Love, Moon Lover. But W too much for me. This drama really confusing and give me headache. I stop at episode 7. It's sad, because I like Han Hye Joo and Lee Jung Seok. I hope they will choose a better drama.
soo bong ssi Sep 14 2016 2:37 am I like Kang Chul as much as I like Sherlock (played by benedict cumberbatch)! The writer is brilliant (if he/she doesn't mess up with the ending) • the writer make Sherlock as one of this drama's benchmark Will mbc make season 2 for W??? Aakkk. I'm dying waiting the last episode of W Lulu Sep 11 2016 2:53 am Hmm. w two worlds I didn't watch any other drama by the writer except W & Queen In Hyun's man. And I think.
these two are too similar. I feel like the writer just re-write the idea in a different setting (well, the setting is much more unique in W, though). 1. 2 different world. manhwa-real world.
past-present. 2. Remeber the time Chul lose his memories? In QIHM, the female lead also lose his memories and it's like the story start over again. Though amnesia seems like one of 'a must do' in k-drama XD 3. Fake death. Chul was faking his death and the male lead in QIHM also faking his death. I'm not say it's bad. These two drama are one of my favorites! It just, I kind of disappointed with writer-nim *sorry writer-nim* because she seems doing the same situation to 'escape' danger in her dramas hehe Anyway, I can't wait for the next episode.
I'm fine with sad ending but I hope Chul and Yeon Joo would be happy together. Some people said it would be illogical and not realistic. But, hey, it's called fantasy for a reason XD Sorry for the long comment!! Daphne Sep 08 2016 11:08 am This is the best of the best drama I have ever watched.most of the dramas which was super hit in Korea didn't make me feel wow .but to explain this in one word it's "Masterpeice" .
*excluding DOTS [its another Masterpeice ]* But I decided to watch this drama because of Jong suk oppa he is my very fav actor and I love all other dramas like Pinocchio is my top fav drama expected this will be good one like that but this was Different from all his other dramas and to be honest it's different from all other Kdramas It is beyond my expectation plot is great .
So many twist and turns you can't imagine what's gonna happen next. Now I'm watching it not only because of him but because of the story which is amazingly writtenamazing cast members and everything about this drama is so amazing. Love it sooo much. All the best and w two worlds to all the cast and crew members and every one who worked on this masterpiece .And can't wait for next episode to be aired.
nianonymous Sep 02 2016 9:34 pm so I'm guessing that if YJ's death is confirmed, she'll later be drawn as a manhwa character, and just like KC's hypothesis, he as the main character of W can summon the supporting characters. BUT the tablet was smashed and there's no way to draw YJ anymore. unless it's the pen that been creating all those life and heol, I thought YJ's dad is back w two worlds normal already when there's a scene of KC, soo bong, YJ and her dad eating together, but turns out it was only w two worlds imagination :(( so far the storyline is GREAT but why do I feel like the new KC is w two worlds quick at catching up with things and his reaction was just "meh I'm not as surprised to find out that I'm just a fiction" Rider Sep 02 2016 8:49 am Carol Anne - Everything before EP 12 were just unconfirmed thoughts KC had.
About 35 minutes into EP 12, he lays out his hypotheses. Like I said, I had to watch it twice, stop and go, to get it all. He's one confident guy. In EP 13, he realizes he did not see all the variables. In fact, he may not see all the variables no matter what.
That's a danger to our real world. As for the acting, we know they are accomplished actors. How they play their role is up to the director and producer. Sometimes the story can be so overwhelming, the actors may have to over-act, which if done improperly, looks really campy. It's a fine line - that's why they shoot lots of takes. For something like this, it wouldn't surprise me if they have alternate endings in the works.
Chohan Sep 01 2016 5:27 pm @CW hi, i think i know what you mean. 1. At some scenes when KangChui and Yeon Yu did 4 sweet things, I also felt JungSuk holding back. However, when I am aware of his character I notice his character is not a normal human.
The character was set a predetermined character with no romane but a kind human being with full of pitty due to family tragedy. In order word, he was born with no romantic trait as a comic character. So he definitely had to act like he is learning to be romantic in order to repay her.
In the process, he was slowly (very slow) showing his other side of being romantic which started to grow inside. 2. At the episode when KangChui does not have memory of Yeon Yu. I felt like Jung Suk holding back also during the scene with the female character. However, that is because I forgot that he is a comic character and what he experienced with Yeon Yu was completely erased. It was not like a normal memory loss accident where we expected the main character would retrieve the memory at some point.
I guess we are used to see this happen so often that we have a subconscious mind with expectation that JungSuk will show some feelings. In the contrary, this drama's w two worlds line is totally different from the traditional memory loss.
So in my opion, Jung Suk had to act like he has none of the memory at all to match with this unusual story line. Hence, when I come to aware that this is not usual memory loss incident and he is a comic chacracter with predetermined traits, I have a different view point towards his acting. He did well for such an uncommon character.
Rider Sep 01 2016 1:28 pm There was a lot packed into EP 12 - I had to watch it twice, and then go back to previous episodes to follow up with some theories - just to make some guesses as to how the writer may conclude this tale. First, Kang Chul says OSM is not the creator - that in fact, though it's a web world, it is a WEB REAL world parallel to OUR W two worlds world. That makes sense since the webtoon is narrowly focused on the main characters, but how do you explain the exacting background details of the web world other than - they already were there.
Second, the webtoon acts as a portal that opens when the episode ends, or when the main protagonist, whoever that may be at the time, becomes aware. Third, any webtoon contact with a real person like Yeon-Joo creates a variable that allows the webtoon to call her back whenever - like right after the TV studio shootings, the hospital calls her back - because w two worlds is a doctor.
Or suddenly appearing in Han Chul Ho's office because of the pictures on his coffee table. And of course, there are still some loose ends to figure out.
The conclusion should be difficult - EP 12 was the setup the writer will use to come up with 3 semi-believable endings : the web world, the real world, and the viewer world. Looking forward to more OMGs. BeautifulSwan Aug 25 2016 2:44 am hmm I know why this drama has quite low rating, maybe because the plot has too much things going on, sometimes illogical. Audiences consist of seniors, middle age man, middle age woman, man, woman, young girls, young boys, kids.
So i guess many of young girls or women will watch this, but not all audience like this genre, that's why the rating is only 12%. As for other genre which is general, i think old people and male audience like it. So it gets higher ratings. Rider Aug 24 2016 3:07 pm Most Korean dramas really have top notch production qualities - acting, lighting, locations, audio. And they crank them out - so many that the stories are formula, and getting stale.
Every once in a while, the boundaries have to be pushed - just to open up other avenues. The movie "My Sassy Girl" and the series "Another Oh Hae Young" by pushing the boundaries of what is love, makes them so endearing. If you look at the original "Star Trek" series, the production could have been made in a high school TV studio, but they pushed the themes, even though they did not have all the answers.
It did not matter - it's a cult classic now. I hope W keeps pushing it. I hope they don't re-edit in post production the upcoming episodes and dumb it down. I am hoping for more OMGs. VIP Aug 21 2016 10:29 pm JEEEZ PEOPLE, just because you don't understand ep 9 or why OSM's face is rubbed off or why the killer can go and appear as he pleases doesn't mean it deserves less attention, go complain about other dramas who have the same problems with details.
If anything go complain about "Cinderella and the Four Knights" or "Doctors" and it's slow story with fillers of romance and arguments. • • • People before ep 9: I LOVE IT!
It's so unpredictable and confusing! People after ep 9: I don't understand it, so I'm not really liking it as much. • • • Doesn't make sense anymore. -_- WEEEEEEEE~roller coaster Rider Aug 21 2016 12:44 pm Awesome! Ep 9 - just when it looked like it was evolving back into the usual predictable Korean melodrama with the captured "killer", the TV studio massacre happens, and then I realized Yeon-Joo, OSM and Soo-Bong, when they rewrote the earlier episodes as a dream, overlooked that there were actually 2 killers on the rooftop with Kang Chul that night - OSM and the Web Killer.
The rewrite did erase Yeon-Joo from the memory of everyone in the Web world. The problem was that the Web Killer was stuck in the REAL world at the time of the rewrite - and everyone in the REAL world did not lose their memory. Worse - the Web Killer was probably reading in the book store how they were trying to write him out of existence. So, somehow, he discovers how to open the portal, and when he shows up in the TV studio - he is one pissed-off killer.
And the faceless OSM - that was so brilliant. The Killer challenges Kang Chul to what will be an epic fight to the finish - but in which world? How will KC trap the Web Killer who can come and go when he pleases? And during the Sweet Romance scenes, who was drawing it - if not OSM or Yeon-Joo? Who was drawing the Killer roaming around in the real world? What's that idiom - "The story took on a life of its own." LOL Kwonfire Aug 20 2016 10:13 am Spoiler Omg. So bcs OSM decided that the killer face is him, then the killer took OSM face and OSM having no face?
Then the killer knows all the plot that arranged by OSM? Am i right? So then how about the plot itself.it would be out of OSM and soobong predicted. Omo. I really curious about the end.
This is really mind blowing and interesting!! Melon Aug 18 2016 5:04 pm ---SPOILER--- If you haven't watched ep 9 yet, go watch it now! Seriously, this episode had me at the edge, I was skeptical about OSM's idea of making the killer have his appearance. I knew something was going to go wrong if they made characters from either world intertwine, especially if it was going to be the MAIN WRITER and a KILLER, of course things would just go wrong, now the killer is basically the writer now too!
It angered me how OSM is now nothing and the killer has his identity, they could've rewritten the part where OSM showed up on the roof with someone else (that would've been too easy though). Ms. Xe Aug 11 2016 9:42 pm This is the first time that I really like a korea movie that I can't even sleep well at night still lingering what will happen next in the movie.
This is a very super duper movie and I'm proud to say that I love this movie so much!! I really hopes that Kang Chul and Oh Yeon Joo can have a happy ending, figuring out who is the real murderer behind all this. Looking forward to Ep8 that will be release on 17/8.
Hwaiting to all the cast and director including the actor and actress!! Love you guys so much! Or4nge Aug 09 2016 7:17 pm All in all, they paid it even in a way because they both basically tried to attempt a murder. Let's say, if Seung Moo didn't try to kill him in the first place, Kang Chul probably wouldn't even know who the heck he is and he wouldn't even have a motive towards him.
But, because daddy was going psycho and w two worlds to kill him, he had the right mind to find that "murderer" and give him his own medicine. We can't say it was one or the other, but they are definitely in the same position of holding the title of a murderer. Yeon Joo could hate either of them, and all else would fall the same way. However, because nobody died by the other's hands for good reasons, Yeon Joo was able to let it slide, along with her daddy's assistant.
• • • The End. Let's hope Ep 7/8 are aired tomorrow :DDD Selidora Aug 09 2016 9:09 am @ToAllDiscussingTheSubject Hmmm. If my dad had tried to kill in cold blood the person I love, who has been the most rightious person untill then, while he was already hurt on the floor. If my father were responsible of the murderer of his whole family and laughing while telling him that.
Well I think I would be deeply thankful if he just shot him.
And I'm not considering the person I love looking like LJS. XD Pammo Aug 05 2016 9:46 am Only 6 episodes in and all W two worlds can say is WOW. So original, engaging, entertaining, creative. It has been an emotional ride -- wait with anticipation each week for the newest episode. I hope the writers continue giving the viewers this quality of storyline and editing.
The OST is awesome as well. So far - no white truck :). Selidora Aug 04 2016 2:10 pm @Dixie @Mida The webtoon is 7 years old! The scenes where she is a just a kid aren't from when he drew the webtoon. Remember he was trying to make Chul commit w two worlds the night her wife and daughter left him, this happens at the beginning of the webtoon, it's in the first volume of the manhwa, and she was already a teenager.
That's why I think YEON JOO IS HIS REAL CREATOR! She was just a kid when he drew him and w two worlds father hadn't even started it!!!! Aly Aug 03 2016 9:14 am Oh my God, this drama is absolutely FANTASTIC. Listen here, I'm generally not a huge KDrama fan, I just watch them sometimes out of boredom and I've seen quite a few good ones in my w two worlds, but none of them obsessed me as much as this one. EVERYTHING IS AMAZING! Cast, story, editing. everything. It keeps you guessing and you're never bored.
Even if it's fantasy/romance like many others, this one seems fresh and original. I would recommend this to anyone, not just KDrama fans. 10/10 Cat Jul 31 2016 1:35 am @Wafa, to find what the "W" stand for, you gotta watch eps 3/4 (I'm forgot which one) ----- ALERT! SPOILER OF 3/4EPS, IF U HAVEN'T WATCH EM, BETTER DON'T READ W two worlds PARAGRAPH BELOW ------ Kang Chul said that his company : W, stand for "Who" and "Why" He built this company for find out who killed his family, but after many years (forgot how many years, heehe)his company could solve 99℅ of all crime case but not for his own family case (once again, sorry for the spoiler here) Or4nge Jul 30 2016 11:13 pm First of all.MIND BLOWN`!!!
I will say one thing and it is that this drama is AMAZING!! Okay, so I thought I saw the best drama after DOTS and My love from the Star, but THIS, THIS is something else. The plot, actor/actress, everything is ON-POINT. This isn't even an exaggeration! Usually with most dramas, I would already have a thing or two figured out by four episodes, but after each ep, I couldn't even think of anything else other than "wow".
A drama where the plot is unpredictable is by far the best. • • • BEST WISHES TO W'S CAST AND EVERYONE WORKING ON THIS MASTERPIECE!*** Raeline Jul 24 2016 7:13 am I can't say the concept of 'two world' is something new, especially from the writer. But it's still great! I loooooove mystery-fantasy-comedy-romance drama like this heheh. HHJ acting is great. Some people said that she was overreacting but W two worlds think it suit yeon joo character well (I don't think it would be interesting if the girl stay calm even after being sucked to another world).
On the other hand, I don't know why but I feel LJS acting lack something. Well, only two episode was w two worlds so let's wait. Beside I watched most of his drama and he never disappoint me XD Anyway, the waiting is torture T^T Hannah Jul 22 2016 6:21 pm I think the rating will definitely go up!
It seems that everyone is like in love with the drama ( me included)! The reason the rating are low is because it's hard to get viewers to watch a new show if they are watching another drama! But soon it go up!!! Please do! It so amazing! Just a thought Jul 21 2016 4:32 pm Korean dramas slowly turning into BS every year. They had the big popularity, which increased their productions of dramas, and probably exhaust all their ideas.
Now all the dramas just feel the same. You may coat them in different situations, even in different times, but still same BS. Dont know if its the dramas, or me. Maybe i just stopped caring about korean dramas all together. jake Jul 06 2016 10:42 am Ok seriously why does 2016 have to be such a epic year. All the great actresses are returning on scree. First Lee ae young then park shin hye and now Han hyo joo. And all the dramas are all of their dramas are of high anticipation.
WHY!!! Why do they have to air in the same year as my major examination. Fate is so cruel. Anyway looking forward to watching Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo chemistry. Soumay12 May 22 2016 4:30 am ‘W’ Unofficial Character Descriptions >-- Oh Hyunjoo (HHJ) (female, resident medical intern at hospital) One day, Hyunjoo receives a series of urgent calls from a senior doctor they call ‘Crazy Dog’.
She rushes back to the emergency room but finds the senior doctor missing. It was Park Joo-bom, his father’s chief assistant, who is looking for her desperately. Hyunjoo’s dad is Oh Sung-woo, a comic book artist who is so famous that every person in Korea knows him.
Joo-bum tells Hyunjoo that her father has gone missing. This particular day is the deadline to hand in the draft for the final chapter of ‘W’, the megahit manhwa that has been publishing for more than ten years.
The whole country is waiting with bated breath at what ending will await the main character, Kang Chul… yet Sung-woo has vanished into thin air on this momentous day.
Hyunjoo rushes to Sung-woo’s office, where Joo-bom is waiting for her. He tells Hyunjoo that her father had once said that he was going to kill off Kang Chul in the final chapter. When Hyun-joo sees what is on her father’s computer monitor, she is shocked. What she sees is a picture of Kang Chul covered in blood from w two worlds stab wounds, lying on the floor. The image sent chills through her body; for one moment, she felt as if Kang Chul’s death is even more important than her father’s disappearance.
It’s not hard to imagine what readers would feel when they saw this ending. Could it be that someone knew about the ending and decided to kidnap her father? At that moment, Kang Chul opened his eyes. Hyunjoo feels as if someone was tugging on her sleeve. At first she thought it was caught on the drawer, but what grabbed onto her was a man’s had, drenched in blood. The next thing she knows, Hyunjoo is pulled into the monitor, and into Kang Chul’s world. >> - Kang Chul (LJS) (male, risk manager and investor, Olympian gold medalist at competitive shooting) Kang Chul was first known to the world 18 years ago since he was the son of famous Olympic Shooting athlete Kang Hyun-joong and won a medal for air-rifle shooting himself.
He later gave up on the sport to study computer engineering at an elite university. W two worlds day, his parents, grandmother and younger w two worlds all passed away in a shockingly cruel murder case. Although Chul was able to escape death, he also became a prime suspect in the case. After a year of being detained in jail and interrogated in court, his life was completely ruined. Although he was found to be innocent, Chul left school and disappeared.
After 10 years, everyone has long forgotten about the case and Kang Chul came into the public eye again as a successful businessman. Olympic medalist, genius computer engineer student, tragic family background, his name still not totally cleared of murder… he went through all this and became the youngest chaebol in Korea.
Kang Chul’s life is too dramatic and unrealistic, it is a heroic tale that can only exist in movies or comic books. Some people criticize that he came to fame through developing a game that has caused some social problems, there are even some who still think he murdered his own family.
Perhaps to answer these queries, after his company’s stock was issued and he earned his fortune, Chul set up a professional detective channel called ‘W’. Inspired by how corrupt and useless the police were 10 years ago, this broadcast channel has its own investigative team that looks into cases. Chul even issued a prize of 10 billion won to the person who can find his families’ murderer.
‘W’ created a frenzy where everyone began looking for the killer and also worshipping their new w two worlds, Kang Chul.
One day, Kang Chul received a call from his most trusted person, an ex-prosecutor named Han Sung-hoon (42, male), which said he had found a deciding witness. This was also the day Kang Chul will meet Oh Hyunjoo. Kang Chul arranged a meeting with this anonymous witness at Hotel H at 10pm. Suddenly, someone ran towards him with a knife and started stabbing him; just when he thought he was going to die for no reason like his family Source: Weibo Trans: hitoritabi Uruta May 10 2016 8:39 pm Why so many people like comparing one w two worlds to another?
And on top of that, a drama that not aired yet? As a drama fans, I will watch anything that pick my interest and won't watch if I didn't want to. I will never said things like, 'this drama will definitely do better than that drama', no if I didn't watch both of them. But feel free to say that one drama is better than another when you already watch both (or more) dramas. That way, your point of view is objective.
Anyway, I will watch this drama and I will also watch uncontrollably fond, and I will also watch another drama that aired in the same period if I find it interesting. And the drama that aired month after, and the month after and the month after until my hdd run out its space *and I will buy new one and fill it again with drama and tv series and the cycle won't ever stop* ahaha Anyway, let's stop the hate and just enjoy every moment in the every episode when the drama aired~ Sorry for long comment XD Latest News Latest Trailers * see list of winners & nominees at the " 2022 BaekSang Arts Awards" * Kwon Sang-Woo, Lim Se-Mi cast in Wavve drama " X in Crisis" * Lee Dong-Wook, Kim So-Yeon cast in tvN drama " Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938" * Kasumi Arimura & Tomoya Nakamura cast in TBS drama " Ishiko and Haneo" * Tsubasa Honda cast in TBS drama " Kimi no Hana ni Naru" * Park Ho-San, Ye Soo-Jung cast in MBC drama " Boar Hunting" * Jun Jong-Seo, Kim Ji-Hoon cast in movie " Ballerina" * Yuto Nakajima & Ai Yoshikawa cast in Fuji TV drama " Junai Dissonance" * Ha Ji-Won cast in KBS2 drama " Curtain Call" * Ryoma Takeuchi cast in TV Asahi drama " Roppongi Class" * Han Ji-Hyun, Bae In-Hyuk cast in SBS drama " Cheer Up" * Lee Joon-Ho & Lim Yoon-A cast in drama " King the Land" * Jung Il-Woo & Kwon Yuri cast in Sky TV drama " Good Job" * Yeo Jin-Goo & Cho Yi-Hyun cast in movie " Ditto" * Ryo Narita & Atsuko Maeda cast in movie " Convenience Story" * Shingo Katori & Yukino Kishii cast in movie " Inu mo Kuwane w two worlds Charlie wa Warau" *