After two back-to-back K-dramas dealing with the I-see-dead-people ability and ensuing conundrum, I think its safe to say this gimmick doesn’t make for the best drama concept. I appreciate that its trying something new, but the ghost of the episode stories are never in depth enough to feel important and end up taking time away from the main characters and their interactions. It provides an easy narrative crutch to keep the leads doing something together, always solving a ghostly mystery or accomplishing a departed task. Of the two ghost dramas, The Master’s Sun has the mainstream appeal and two very experienced leads in So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin selling what is really a crappy story by the sheer star power of their talent and chemistry. I actually think the cable drama Who Are You is overall a much better drama because it has a more sincere story with less gimmicks. It’s still not anything to write home about, but leads So Yi Hyun and Taecyeon are trying hard and doing a pretty decent job. The ghost stories are about on par with The Master’s Sun in terms of being gripping on its own, but one advantage WAY has is that one of the ghosts happens to be the second male lead played by Kim Jae Wook. He’s doing a fantastic job of selling the pain and longing and hope of a guy who’s dead but can’t depart because his got all this unresolved love for his still living beloved girlfriend. I do think his character feels a bit superfluous based on his limited screen time but at least his presence in this drama grounds Si On’s ability to see ghosts into something that will play a huge role in her own life rather than just as a trick she uses for the sake of others. Kim Jae Wook’s Hyun Joon is deliciously sad in this drama works marvelously as the emo restrained counterpart to Taecyeon’s sunny masculine male lead. I wouldn’t say WAY is a good drama but it’s got nuggets of goodness that makes it worth the watch. That and the chance to see Kim Jae Wook, and if you see the boatload of stills tvN released for him, clearly the network knows to fanservice his hotness even though he’s got very limited screen time up til now. Here’s hoping the story keeps getting better and he shows up more. Even though all his character asks of him is to look mopey and pining, it’s a credit to Kim Jae Wook that his eyes speak volumes in a way that allows him to maintain a stoic poker face but still convey all that longing emotion.