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[Drama Review] 'W' - Episode 11

By jubilantj   Friday, August 26, 2016   34,143   5,538   13
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Okay, so in this episode, the drama attempts to clear up some of the confusion that may have occurred thanks to the plot that jumps around as much as Yeon Joo does from the real world into the 2-D one. 


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We find out that Yeon Joo can be pulled into the webtoon by virtually any character, as long as that character is specifically searching for or thinking about her, as was in Chul's case. I guess that makes a bit more sense now but that still doesn't explain how she was dragged into the webtoon in the very first episode. At the time, no one in 'W' knew who she was nor was Chul correlated to her in any way. I suppose Chul's 'will to live' enabled him to pull her into the webtoon world but he wasn't specifically thinking or searching for her because he didn't know her at all then. 



"I keep being pulled into another dimension." 



"Not this sh*t again.."


Additionally, I don't truly comprehend the killer's ultimate motive, something I've brought up in my previous review. As we witnessed in this episode, he is slowly becoming stronger because he now rules the story as the primary character that the plot revolves around. The proof of the killer's burgeoning power manifested itself through Chul's bodily form flickering in and out of existence. Let's say that the killer achieves his current goal of capturing Chul and throwing him in jail for the remainder of his days. And then what? The killer loses his purpose once that is done, so will he just disappear forever as well? 'W's story rolls forward in incredibly mysterious ways but not in a mysterious way that it keeps me on the edge of my seat as much as it makes me want to tear my hair out. 


These gaping holes in the story just so...gaping that it's difficult for me to take the story seriously. Yes, the plot is something 'new' but it all boils down to a shapeless lump of a mess which was just how the writer for this series seems to have put it together. Like a badly undercooked cookie that's still doughy. It's quite unfortunate because I keep my hopes up that the drama will get better with each passing episode, and in a way, it does because the plot is interesting. It just wasn't packed tightly enough, relying more on cheap romance in the beginning that deviated from the main story line. 



Dude, you're on the MOST WANTED list so don't be driving out in broad daylight! 


Now that the critical commentary is out of the way, I shall move on to some of the other points that the drama managed to clear up. And that is Chul's remark in the very beginning that Yeon Joo is the key to his life. Yeon Joo ends up saving Chul's life yet again, helping him evade the law when it literally came to knock at his door. Technically, Yeon Joo is the original creator or 'W'; at least, she is the creator of the character named Chul. Chul sprouted from the imaginations of a dreamy, moony high schooler version of Yeon Joo, and Oh Sung Moo had taken the character and given him a story. But now that Oh Sung Moo's story went terribly awry, it's up to his daughter, Yeon Joo, aka Chul's literal maker, to save him and give him a happy ending. 



Chul be wanting to know whether he and Yeon Joo will be getting back together when there are clearly more pressing matters at hand...


So I suppose the webtoon is in both the killer and Yeon Joo's control. Since Yeon Joo can also draw scenes, she can just as easily manipulate the story to lead the killer to his permanent demise. Perhaps draw a scene of the killer pointing a gun to his own head? But I imagine that won't be easy either, as the killer's now got his father's face, and Oh Sung Moo may never get his face back. Yeon Joo is stuck in quite a deep mire: save Chul or save her father. I don't know about you but if I were Yeon Joo, I ain't about to put my own dad's life on the line for some trifling ass cartoon character. What Yeon Joo can do at this point is to place some sort of crucial, believable evidence that will counter the voice recording that the killer created. Perhaps she and Chul will work together to delve up some scheme to take him off the nation's most wanted list. We'll just have to keep watching to find out what that will be. 



Score


Plot........................6
Cinematography...8
Pacing...................8


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


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    dubzi Sunday, August 28, 2016

    I think a little more patience would be appreciated till the drama is done before judging it....and it's one of the best dramas in a really long time and I don't think this ep deserves only 7.3...when some other shitty dramas gain more

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    DragonOfTheWest Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Maybe we don't have the answers to absolutely everything yet because the show ISN'T OVER YET? If we were to already know what's behind everything and how it will end, it wouldn't be interesting anymore. So no, it's not just a "shapeless lump of a mess", it's just unfolding in the pace a story like this should unfold, keeping the mystique. Gee get a grip.

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