I’m glad I watched MBC‘s Wed-Thurs world hopping drama W: Two Worlds all the way to the end, even if starting midway through it made increasingly little conceptual sense even within the context of a fantasy drama. Maybe the world building aspects in the beginning weren’t as solid as it appeared, or maybe the screenwriter got through the first big conflict too quickly and just started making repetitive problems for Kang Chul out of thing air. Whatever the case, if it wasn’t for Lee Jong Seok I wouldn’t have stuck through it, but in the end it wasn’t all that bad. W is like the reverse Uncontrollably Fond, starting out strong but ending without me caring about any of the characters, whereas in UF the drama faltered out of the gate but ended with impressive emotional depth and grab. I loved the most the ambition of W, how the set up was so far out and the execution smooth to the finish. Thanks for an odd ride, W!
So in the end, Yeon Joo’s manhwa daddy sacrificed himself so that Kang Chul could get his happy ending with Yeon Joo, basically the epitome of the parental sacrifice to the nth degree. It’s pretty depressing that the screenwriter needed to off the daddy just to give Kang Chul a happy ending but I’ll take the happy ending even if it didn’t make a ripple in my heart because my brain was all fried from all the lack of sense. I think the viewers felt the same second half confusion because the final episode drop back down to single digit ratings as some audiences appeared to not even tune in for the farewell. Oh wells, kudos for the effort cast and crew!