I checked out of Alchemy of Souls after the first season but continued to watch season 2 as a casual bystander. Nothing that happens will upset me but I am curious to see what the Hong Sisters have in store and also whether the still loyal cadre of viewer fans are enjoying this season with the switched up female lead and falling in love again premise. Through episode 8, the drama is doing great ratings above 8% but the reaction is mixed. Some find Wook falling for Naksu/Bu Yeon without knowing its her a betrayal of his supposedly I love you and only you forever promise, others just like the chemistry between these two leads and all those romantic scenes without getting too bothered by the logic or moral issues. It might just be this drama’s strength to have such polarizing opinions since no one thinks the drama narrative and world building makes any sense so why not just love/hate it still.