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Dramas, Special Features, Original Features

[Drama Review] 'W' - Episode 2

By jubilantj   Friday, July 22, 2016   60,212   16,204   77
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Han Hyo Joo gives us more of her cringe, awkward acting. The official 'love line' kicks off between Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo's characters which will either make you frown in distaste or squeal in delight. And the webtoon keeps writing itself? 


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What do I mean by that? Well, it means just that. The webtoon literally draws and writes by itself. Initially, I believed it was Chul who kidnapped and forced Yeon Joo's father to tell the story his way, but after this episode, I noticed that Chul seems just as clueless as Yeon Joo and her father. A bigger force is pulling the strings from somewhere, or the webtoons' really got a life of its own. It's not certain at this point. If someone is indeed acting as the master puppeteer behind this, then s/he clearly has a motive for keeping Chul alive. 



OMG lemme tell you about dis crazy conspiracy theory. 


If keeping Chul alive is the goal, then the biggest, most logical motive I can think of money. Once the webtoon ends, the royalties from the story will stop rolling in. And the person who will be affected most of all from this cut in royalties is, of course, Yeon Joo's father. To a lesser extent, his underlings will also suffer from the loss of income but as skilled artists with experience working for a renown writer, it's not like they won't be able to find jobs elsewhere. 



Oooohhh dis bish be really testin ma nerves. 


As the author of a hit webtoon series, I can't imagine that he would want his most profitable work to come to an abrupt end. However, that's exactly what Oh wants. He's so keen on killing Chul off that he's attempted it twice already...from what we've seen in the drama. Oh could have tried to punch Chul's ticket for good many times before, all to no avail. Strange that every time that Oh tries to 'murder' Chul he is always miraculously saved, eh? 


So is some preternatural force at work here? Something that can't be explained by logic? Perhaps. The force (or person) who is actually writing 'W' is cleverly using Yeon Joo's deep sympathy toward Chul to pit her against her father as she obviously doesn't want Chul dead. And once Yeon Joo and Chul become more closely linked and involved, it will be even harder to get rid of Chul. 



*Whistles* nice riiiiiide


Though Oh makes himself out to be victim in the drama, wailing that he will "be eaten alive" by his own creation, I suspect that he's hiding something as well. The way he gets so upset and defensive when Yeon Joo tell him about her pulls into the webtoon world is indication enough that he harbors a dark secret about the webtoon and more specifically, Chul.



LJS: "Please hold your breath because these are premium leather seats and I don't want your breath tainting them."

HHJ: "I...I'll try my best!" 


The suspense is definitely edge-of-your-seat and will keep you guessing. But it's a whole different story for Han Hyo Joo. I'll be honest here...her acting is ruining this drama for me. I like the plot because it's refreshing but Han Hyo Joo's acting including everything from her minor facial expressions to bodily gestures appear forced, unnatural, and downright unbearable. At one point, I even ranted to my co-worker that she "looks like a crazy person" and that no one would seriously act so spastic in real life. Ugh. I don't know...maybe the script/director dictate that she act in this overly exaggerated manner. If that's the case, then WHY. This kind of comical style acting is so unfit for what is mostly a suspense genre series. Maybe I'll get used to the horrible acting? *crosses fingers* 


Score


Plot........................7
Cinematography...7
Pacing...................8



OVERALL............7.3

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    Keira_Lee Friday, July 29, 2016

    Your review is irrelevant. Do you really know how to act? Maybe the director ask her to do so. She acts natural when filming this. Maybe you're just jealous because she's the main female character, got to film this drama with Lee Jong Suk(and got to kiss him many times) anddd she's an amazing & sucessful actress rather than you just sitting there and judging her "horrible" acting behind that monitor. Even if you judge her acting, she still Be acting the drama and the rating would still be high. Maybe its even higher than your IQ #ops #sorrynotsorry you don't know what you're dealing with.  Please be nice and stop lying about Hyo Joo's acting cause literally everyone likes her acting. You don't deserve making this review.

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    Sweet_Milk_Tea Friday, July 29, 2016

    um MAYBE the reason why Hyo Joo is being exaggerative is BECAUSE she keeps getting thrown in the W world without warning and that she's frustrated with Soo Bong not believing her (until ep 3)??? If you look at it from her "THE FUCK IS GOING ON WHERE AM I WHY IS TIME SPINNING SO DANG FAST QUICK WHAT DO I DO TO GET OUT OF HERE" perspective you'd understand

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    aaaanneee Sunday, July 24, 2016

    This drama is sooo unique and addictive! From Doctors to Uncontrollably Fond, I think W is the best one!

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    slay619 Saturday, July 23, 2016

    i dont understand why u keep on critizing Han Hyo Joo all the time. For me Han Hyo Joo did a very great job. She's so funny and her charming smile can melts everyone's heart. I've been following her since a long time and i watched all her dramas and films and her acting never make me disappointed. she acted as a doctor too in Love 911 and her character almost the same with this drama, and i think everyone enjoyed it. it really hurt me as her fan when u single handedly pointed her as the bad fruit in this drama. i hope Allkpop use a different writer in the episode's review. and for your writing i'll give it 2/10..

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    favforsue Saturday, July 23, 2016

    And yet another cringe, awkward "review" from jubilant. Do yourself a favor and never use the word "horrible" in your reviews.  Just shows your lack of experience as a writer.  Invest in a thesaurus and try to explain yourself in a courteous and professional manner.  Do some research.  Look at other professional critics and reviewers and take note of the words they use in their work.  Don't personalize your work so much.  We don't need to know that you ran to your coworkers to complain about this actress.  Are you really this annoying at work? Take note of the fact that I'm not criticizing your opinion, but the way that you express it.  If you want to be a professional writer you need to take into account all the comments on this thread.  Do not dismiss us as just haters.  I don't know you nor hate you.  I just want you to do a better job.

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    kalione Saturday, July 23, 2016

    This is why Allkpop shouldn't make reviews,  tsk, tsk... your reviews are always about how bad you think the drama is, so when are you actually going to start to write about the good points? Actually i only read your reviews because i really like how you're making a fool of yourself.

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    dikariani Saturday, July 23, 2016

    then here we go again. last time on Danddara review akp review that danddara are too slow and get the old plot. and here in uncontrolably fond akp said that the story are confusing, which is if YOU PATIENT ENOUGH, you will understand little by little, and for W , I even watch it and laughing because Han Hyo Jo acting was good! i'm sorry I didn't watch doctor because the actress. so I wont give comment.I just asked bcause I'm curious, Do you ever feel to enjoy drama that make yourself assume of something but in the next ep you will just get ' what? so it isnt him? so who is it?' things? I dont think you dont like that because Uncontrolably fond and w are that kind of drama.

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    sehyunkimm Saturday, July 23, 2016

    have you noticed that all the drama reviews are HORRIBLE except for the reviews for "Doctors?" i mean, i get it doctors is pretty fun, but the plot literally slowed down so much and if dramas like W and Uncontrollably Fond are barely making the "8" cut, then idk how doctors can consistently be getting over the "9" cut. there is some obvious bias going on in these drama reviews (& as a watcher of all 3 dramas, i would know) & makes me wonder why i even bothered to read these drama reviews

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    HanJisu sehyunkimm Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Yeah right!...because obviously the "WRITER" herself/himself is HORRIBLE so i guess that explains it!hahah!

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    HanJisu Saturday, July 23, 2016

    hey WRITER! or should i better be calling you BASHER?...the contents of your so called "DRAMA REVIEW" is wayyyyyyyy too obvious that you're one of Hyo Joo's antis,oh wait!maybe you are the "CEO" of Hyo Joo's antis..right!that's it! i guess that would explain your "DRAMA REVIEW" 2nd if "EVER" you're not an anti Hyo Joo...my interpretation of your writing is that you wrote this article while being intoxicated or you're just simply in drugs!(hmmm possible)3rd interpretation would be you are someone who just happened to be freshly escaped  from mental hospital with an idea that you are a "WRITER" then you violently threatened allkpop for permission to write this "DRAMA REVIEW" of yours while still wearing that straitjacket of yours(hmmm this one is also possible)...this makes me wanna sing the song "Who let the Dogs out,Woof woof woof woof woof!" hahaha!http://www.allkpop.com/upload/2016/07/content/han-hyo-joo_1469133727_Screen_shot_2016-07-21_at_4.41.52_PM.pngthis article "WRITER": "My writing is great!thank you very much!Why don't you give it a try?"HHJ:"it's not my job to write"so long "WRITER"! i'll be in highly anticipation for you next "DRAMA REVIEW!" more power to you!...(geezzzzzz)

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    elv_hino Saturday, July 23, 2016

    "Maybe we''ll get used to this writer's horrible drama review? *crosses fingers*" #sarcastic

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    HanJisu elv_hino Saturday, July 23, 2016

    yeah!right! i wonder what kind of "DRAMA REVIEW" she'll be up to next week!

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