W-Two Worlds Episode 1 – A Gun, A Girl, And a Hottie.

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It is very rare that a first episode comes along and sucks you into the story so thoroughly.  And yet, here we are, completely sucked in and fangirling to the nth degree over Episode 1 of W-Two Worlds.  And no, it is not just because Lee Jong Suk is one of my biases… although that doesn’t hurt.  The boy does beautiful angst really well.  So come join us as we jump into another recapping adventure and let our inner fangirl run free.

For those of you just discovering our awesome blog, I am Kmuse, one of the main bloggers at “Dramas with a Side of Kimchi”…many of you know me from my previous blog “The Crazy Ahjummas”.  I will be bringing you my opinions on all of the odd episodes, while Jennie will be chatting with you on the even episodes (although she is on a family vacation this week so you will have my thoughts twice!)  A little about me: I am a mother of three and an avid kdrama watcher, in that I love to watch literally everything.  There are very few currently airing dramas that I am not watching so if you have any questions about them (or really any drama since I have seen an insane amount) feel free to ask me in the comments.  Or better yet come like our facebook page and ask me there. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-crazy-ahjummas/336988683021748?fref=ts For those of you who have not read my past recaps, I am one of those bloggers that really likes to just discuss my opinions on certain scenes or concepts of the drama.  I don’t go step by step through the whole thing.  So if you are looking for a more complete recap you might have to look elsewhere (and then come back and read ours of course).

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When I heard that Lee Jong Suk was coming back to dramaland in a multi dimensional, comic character, extravaganza I was THRILLED!  He is one of my favorite actors in shows that are just a little bit “unique”.  Somehow Lee Jong Suk manages to make me believe that he is a genius, or can hear people’s thoughts, or actually loves Jin Se Yeon.  Truly a talented actor.  So when I heard he was going to be a comic book character come to life through a multi world wormhole, I knew that I was going to have to blog this one.

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So let’s jump right in and begin chatting episode 1!

Introducing Kang Chul……. leading man ….. and comic book character?

  • Fact #1 – Kang Chul wins a gold medal in precision shooting.
    • Huh.  Who even knew that was an Olympic event?  I have to admit that watching this scene where Kang Chul competes is the most I have ever watched when it comes to competitive shooting (even fake competitive shooting).  And it will probably be all I ever watch unless I suddenly discover that one of the competitors is as gorgeous as Lee Jong Suk.
      • Actually googled and there are no khotties in sight.  Pity
  • Fact #2 – Kang Chul’s family is murdered with his Olympic gun.

    • Was I the only one that was shocked at how dark this drama went in the first ten minutes?  What a great set up for a troubled young man who is haunted by tragedy.  He is practically the Korean version of Batman…. without the whole saving the world thing…. and much hotter.b3.png
  • Fact #3 – Kang Chul is tragically framed for the murders and sentenced by a politically ambitious prosecutor.  I am sure we will see more of the evil prosecutor in the future despite the fact that our hottie was acquitted
  • Fact #4 – Kang Chul becomes extremely rich (1.5 Trillion won rich) and is on a quest to find out who murdered his family.  It is what keeps him going when he wanted to give it all up and die.
  • Fact #5 – Lee Jong Suk is GORGEOUS when he cries.  Enjoy the angsty LJS collage before getting back to our recap.
  • Fact #6 – Kang Chul is actually a comic book character developed by our leading lady’s father.  His Manhwa series “W” is one of the hottest in Korea and is set to finish.  Supposedly with Kang Chul’s death.  Something that Kdrama fate is busy trying to change.  But more on that later.b33.png

 

Introducing Oh Yeon Joo … Leading lady …. Almost Doctor ….. Fangirl

  • Fact #1 – Yeon Joo is wonderfully quirky
    • I guess I have been used to seeing a certain type of quirky in dramas lately.  The kind where the girl’s kookiness is mostly shown through horrible clothing or screachy hijinks This is not that type of heroine.  Yeon Joo is scatterbrained, acknowledges her own oddities, and talks to herself in monologue, type of leading lady.  One who’s looks are evident but not the sole focus of her identity.
      • I love that Yeon Joo has drool running down her face as she sprints through the hospital looking for her boss.  This is my type of heroine since I love an  actresses who doesn’t back away from looking bad in order to create the correct mood.
  • Fact #2 – Yeon Joo has a leg up on the other residents since her boss is a fanboy of her father’s manhwa series.  A series that is set to end within the next two days.  Her boss begs her for spoilers and the two go into full fangirl/fanboy mode over the leading character Kang Chul.  Yeon Joo hesitates saying that even she doesn’t get any hints from her dad about the series.  Boss forces the issue and insists that if Yeon Joo gets the secret of “who killed Kang Chul’s family” out of her father, she will be able to open and close during a surgery.  So begins operation”Get Spoilers out of Dad”.
  • Fact #3 – Operation”Get Spoilers out of Dad” hits a huge snag since dad is missing.  He disappeared from a locked room with the drama not completed.  The only thing Yeon Joo and her dad’s underling find is a picture drawn on the computer of Kang Chul dying in a pool of blood.
    • Yeon Joo’s reaction to the picture is HILARIOUS.  “What is this? Why? Why…? Why would you kill our Kang Chulie?”  Being a fangirl myself, I can totally relate when the writer decides to injure or kill off my favorite leading men.Fangirl.gif
    • OH, she also finds a creepy and ominous card featuring Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son (Thanks Dramabeans for letting me know the background of the picture).  It is in reference to a story about a Greek god who destroyed his son because he thought his son was out to get him.  On the card was written: “Rather than be devoured, I will devour.”b22.png
      • HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER!  Is he seriously attempting to kill our khottie Kang CHul?  If you read the synopsis, you would know that yes this is what is happening.  However, I am not sure what the connection is.  Do you think Cartoonist Dad might have something to do with the death of Kang Chul’s family?  Does he write the drama or does the drama write itself?  So many questions and so few answers.
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Let’s pause as I fantasize over owning all those drawings of Lee Jong Suk/Kang Chul.  If I owned them I would even fight my husband in the name of fangirling.  Those suckers would be framed and placed with professional lighting all over my house.

Introducing the first fateful meet between our OTP (One True Pairing)

  • Fact #1 – Don’t turn your back from a comic book khottie dying on your computer screen.
    • This was such an amazing scene.  The directing, the music, Yeon Joo’s reaction to a bloody hand grabbing her jacket.  Everything was eerily perfect.  Confused at her father’s disappearance and staring at the creepy Goya card, Yeon Joo feels something snagging her jacket. Yeon Joo goes into horror heroine mode and just freezes as the camera pans and we see the bloody hand coming out of the computer.  It pulls Yeon Joo back and she crashes through the computer screen.
    • Yeon Joo’s confusion is short lived as she steps onto a dying khottie (Yes, Lee Jong Suk is even gorgeous covered in blood and mostly dead).13700031_10154377931805990_395538389831303123_n.jpg
  • Fact #2 Yeon Joo is not the most reassuring almost doctor.
    • Yeon Joo rushes around looking for people that can help the dying man on the roof.  Finally she takes matters into her own hands (literally) and does the pen stabbing the chest thing which allows Kang Chul to burst back to life.b26.png
      • Kang Chul is literally the hottest coming back from the brink of death hottie EVER.  I love the below look he gives Yeon Joo after she stabs him.
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      • Yeon Joo telling herself (remember those monologues she does) that doing the pen trick will work out (it always does in dramas after all) is so funny.  Again, not the most competent doctor out there in dramaland.  It was also hilarious how she pondered whether she was one of those doctors that only does well in emergency situations.  Her rambling is adorkable.b31.png
  • Fact #3 After saving Kang Chul’s life, Yeon Joo is sucked back into her own world.  Our leading lady is very confused as she realizes that a ton of new plot has been added to her Dad’s comic series.  Including a character that is named Oh Yeon Joo who works at her hospital and resembles her greatly.  Yeon Joo is shocked to see that everything that happened is now in the comic and Kang Chul is alive.  Not only that, but the manhwa is now continuing and NOT ending like planned.
    • It was hilarious when Yeon Joo’s boss was upset with the dad for actually placing his daughter in the plot.  I am really starting to love that boss of hers.

The conclusion to episode 1

  • Fact #1 Kang Chul is now searching for the lady who saved his life.  Despite the fact that almost everyone around him thinks she was involved in the stabbing.  Kang Chul just shrugs them off and states: “I think she is the key to my life.”  Taking the phrase literally, his secretary and bestie just stare at him, assuming he is wanting to hit on the missing doctor.  Kang Chul doesn’t correct their assumption, but I wonder if he knows more about his almost murder than he is letting on.b44.png
  • Fact #2 I love that all the characters in the manhwa world wear white and black clothes with strong lines.  Kang Chul’s secretary even looks like she could be in a comic with her black lined jacket.  It is fascinating seeing how the director wants us to feel the manhwa within the set design and style of the clothing worn.  Just a tiny detail that makes this drama awesome.
  • Fact #3 The drama is writing itself.  With her father still missing, Yeon Joo is freaked out that the man from her dream (Kang Chul) is looking for her.  At least according to the Manwha which is still uploading new scenes in the real world.  I can’t wait to find out more detail on how this multi world connection works.b45.png

Thanks for joining me for this first recap!  I will also be covering episode 2 since Jennie is currently visiting family and friends this week.  Not that I can complain since I love sharing all my fangirl emotions with our readers and the viewers of W Two Worlds.

This is Kmuse, signing off til the next chapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “W-Two Worlds Episode 1 – A Gun, A Girl, And a Hottie.

  1. I really enjoyed this – it drew you into both her world and his. And is her father’s drawing assistant – one of the friends gang from Answer Me 1997?

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  2. It’s been a while since a drama sucked me in at first go! The story is well set up and the characters are ‘real’. I can’t believe I’m already fervently hoping that the quality of the writing holds steady; usually it’s not till episode 5 or so that I’m so enraptured by a drama that I start worrying about the ending. Although, remembering this is the QIHM writer . . . hmm . . . was not exactly a fan of *that* ending. Crossing fingers!

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