My fave currently airing K-drama is now W: Two Worlds after four exhilarating episodes, and it’s not because of all that kissing and skinship so far even if it’s much appreciated. The flirting is also fantastic, with the meta of real world Yeon Joo being a super fan of manhwa world male lead Kang Chul. The drama has come from behind and decisively taken the Wed-Thurs ratings lead over Uncontrollably Fond with a cushiony 3% point lead in the recent two episodes.
I love UF and happily soak up the melodramatic angst every week but W certainly delivers more thrills per minute with a snappy pace and a fantastic “what is going on?” mystery. The production has revealed this week that episodes 7 and 8 will be a big turning point and is truly where the drama hits its stride in story telling bravura and narrative engagement. I can’t wait, even if I’m wondering what’s going to happen in the next two episodes now that Kang Chul has crossed over to Yeon Joo’s real world. Or is her world really “real” and his just “fiction”?