Post by jewel on Jun 5, 2017 23:12:15 GMT -5
I started this series (at Viki) starring Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo, and OMG it is so good. It's a story about two worlds - one is the real world and the other is a comic world. The female lead named Oh Yeon Joo has a cartoonist father who writes a webtoon series called "W" and somehow or other the two worlds collide when Oh Yeon Joo is transported to the comic world.
I have to say the first episode was amazing. I had actually meant to watch this for a while because my brother recommended it to me some time back. But I never really liked the main male lead. I've seen him here and there and was not impressed so that held me back. Well, let me tell you, by the end of this episode I definitely changed my mind about him. He has great screen presence that I never would've suspected and cute to boot as well.
The episode started out with a bang. Literally. The main character Kang Cheol is an Olympic medalist contender in pistol shooting when the episode begins. He makes a come-back at the last minute to win the gold. It was so exciting. Then before anyone could draw a breath to wish him congratulations, the scene changes to a family living room where Kang Cheol's whole family is killed off. With the same pistol Kang Cheol used to win the gold medal. He gets arrested and is sent to prison. Second appeal sets him free however. The Supreme Court decides the evidence used against Kang Cheol is inadmissible in court. By the time he is set free a year has passed. And his life is in shambles. He lives alone another year before he decides he can't take it anymore and decides to kill himself. But at the last minute he decides to live to find the murderer of his family.
This whole story was just so unbelievably sad. You really feel justice is blind indeed.
Then the scene switches to Oh Yeon Joo's world where she's a doctor. She finds out her father has disappeared without a trace. She goes to his studio where he does all his cartooning and there she finds out through his assistant Soo Bong that he intends to kill the main character of his comic series, "W". Soo Bong shows her the almost-dead body of Kang Cheol that her father had drawn before he disappeared. While she has her back turned to the screen, the body of Kang Cheol moves and his blood-covered hand comes out of the screen to grab her and drag her into the comic world.
This scene really really freaked me out. Hubby was up in the family room watching his stuff and I was watching on my iPad in the bedroom. And when this happened I screamed and threw the iPad away from me. I just didn't expect what happened. It was just so scary. Hubby called down, "Is it a spider?"
Anyway, in the comic world Oh Yeon Joo saves Kang Cheol and is transported back to her world. Then she finds out everything that happened to her in the comic world is uploaded as the next chapter of "W" and viewers are having a hay day trying to make sense of the story. Meanwhile, in the comic world everyone is looking for her, the only "witness" in the stabbing incident of Kang Cheol, who is by now a very important person. A CEO and a self-made multi-millionaire.
All the characters so far are very likable, especially the two main characters. I really like this actor Lee Jong Suk. Let's see if the next episode is just as good. Fingers crossed.