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[Drama Review] 'W' - Episode 13

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Yeon Joo is now the one on the brink of death. The killer is finally killed(?). Chul is devastated at the thought that he might lose the wife that he doesn't quite remember. At this point, there are just so many "variables" to 'W's plot that it's growing more and more difficult to wrap my head around them all.


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The main character of 'W' still seems to be Chul, despite his "dead" (or should I say undead?) state. It's pretty cool yet scary at the same time how Yeon Joo possesses the power to play around so easily with someone's life, though he may just be a webtoon character. She basically killed off a supposedly living, breathing being by drawing his corpse; if that's not scarily cool (coolly scary?), then I don't know what is. 



"Ehrmagerd, Chul oppar wants to go on a date with mehhh." 



"What kind of silly daughter have I raised...?" 


After being reinstated as the main character of 'W', Chul realizes that he can summon any character from the webtoon just by thinking about the person. We witness this occurrence with our very eyes when his brief thought of So Hee brings her into the "real world." I questioned, then why not think of the killer to summon him like he did with So Hee? I suppose Chul didn't want to endanger Yeon Joo if his conjecture proved true in practice. Well, summoning the killer just by thinking about him and ending him then and there would sure make life a whooooole lot easier...just sayin'. 



Lee Jong Suk is a man who can pull off pink and lip-printed button downs. 


Further, there seems to be a flaw in Chul's prior hypothesis that the "to be continued" words generate every time he accomplishes a so-called mission in the webtoon. Chul did not complete a mission of any sort as he was driving to the place where Yeon Joo was being held captive by the killer, yet the words generated all the same, right in the midst of his frantic tire-burning toward his destination, and pulled him back to the "real world." ..What? The guy accomplished absolutely nothing except to riffle through some documents with his BFF/former bodyguard Do Yoon. So yeah. That part was baffling to say the least. 


Then we've got the killer who's also got the power to summon himself to the real world at will. Ah, the benefits of self-awareness. The killer wreaks some spectacular havoc, as we all saw in this episode: kidnapping Yeon Joo, threatening the Congressman Han Cheol Ho, shooting three gangsters, shooting Yeon Joo, crashing headlong into Chul's vehicle, and then dying...yep, all in one episode. 



Damn the guy is dead, you don't need to shoot him like six gazillion times! 


Chul claims that the webtoon world is also "real," and that is partly true as certain events are easily altered by the swift stroke of a pen. Just imagine...if things were actually like that in the real world, then we would all be billionaires with at least five gargantuan mansions and ten exotic foreign vehicles. 



DUN DUN. Yeon Joo's life hangs in balance. WILL SHE SURVIVE???!?! Probably. 


Much like real life, the webtoon seems to be driven and greatly influenced by the individual decisions of the characters that reside in that world. And the "real world" inevitably becomes entangled with the webtoon world because its residents decide to transport themselves back and forth between the two worlds. It's interesting how the characters' wills in the webtoon are so forceful that they end up materializing as physical, 3D forms of themselves...but how long will that be able to hold up? The webtoon's got to conclude one day, and then the characters will simply go back to being mere prints on paper, which leads to the conclusion of what the viewers probably most care about: the fate of Yeon Joo and Chul. 


SCORE


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


OVERALL............7.7


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    aijo Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Actually, I think the reason Kang Chul got pulled back is because he's not the only main character anymore. Since his story's technically ended, I think the main characters have become the killer or Yeon Joo. It would make sense because right after Yeon Joo is shot, the manhwa chapter ends. Also, if we look, we see they haven't shown any recent interactions between Chul and Yeon Joo in the manhwa. I don't know if it's because it's not significant, but everthing's been focused on what the killer was doing.

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    noonafriend Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Writer when watching W: "am I too dumb for this?"

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    DDD95 Sunday, September 4, 2016

    The "to be continued" sign always comes out when Kang Cheol has a sudden change in emotions which would be panicked by the time he was racing down to save Yeon Ju. seriously, watch the drama properly before posting this

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