It’s finally here, or at least the start is finally here for upcoming MBC fantasy sci-fi drama W. It’s gotten a clarification name add to the official title W-Two Worlds, which is two words more to help me write about it going forward since the letter W complicates searching, reading, and writing about this exciting television project. Starring Lee Jong Seok and Han Hyo Joo as two lovers from parallel universes that cross paths, the drama comes from the screenwriter of Nine: Nine Times Time Travel and Queen In Hyun’s Man, both dramas excellent and able to successfully pull off spatial shifts in time. Now it’s less time jumps and more reality leaps, a fantastical premise especially for a K-drama, but that just makes it even more exciting to anticipate for those wanting something different. W-Two Worlds premieres in July after Lucky Romance, and will go up against Lee Jong Seok’s real life buddy Kim Woo Bin and Suzy‘s melodrama Uncontrollably Fond on KBS. I foresee lots of drama binging for me as I slurp up both shows simultaneously.
Lee Jong Seok plays a former marksman turned successful chaebol while Han Hyo Joo is a medical resident in cardiothoracic surgery. Much as I have a love-hate relationship with Dr. Stranger, it’s still a past role of Jong Seok’s that pops into mind anytime I hear his name associated with anything doctor related, and now I just want to introduce Surgery Jesus to Han Hyo Joo’s character lol.