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[Drama Review] 'W' - Episode 11

By jubilantj   Friday, August 26, 2016   35,618   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. 


SEE ALSO: Lee Jong Suk to release another OST for his drama 'While You Were Sleeping'!


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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  2. Han Hyo Joo
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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

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.

Shine211 Saturday, August 27, 2016

This drama is for those who have brains and that's why the writer of this article cannot comprehend this show..  Not all are blessed with grey cells

PandDays Friday, August 26, 2016

this drama is just daebakk .. you must watch it

Sweet_Milk_Tea Friday, August 26, 2016

Is the article writer even watching the same drama as me because the drama has so many twists and turns yet the article writer is saying the drama is lacking? And she was pulled into the webtoon in the 1st episode because she read that card!

Le_BTS_Gene_Fan Friday, August 26, 2016

Why she got pulled in the first place? Her father has that photo with that red thing I don't remember what it is. He was first dragged in the story by Chul. So there are 2 theories. 1. The photo created life in the webtoon and created a portal between the two worlds. Now that the photo is cut in pieces maybe it doesn't create a portal anymore but as seen in the preview the two are walking in the real world so maybe it still works. My thoughts are that the killer ripped the photo so he's the only one who can travel between worlds but it doesn't matter because it still works. 2. Chul is alive. He's a human. That's why he is the only one with a human mind (he used to find everything out of context unlike the other characters). He can always travel to the real world but he doesn't know it now that everything was just a dream. When he was stabbed he asked for help from the other world even if he didn't know what he's actually doing. So because he's a human he is capable of walking between worlds exactly like the criminal. Probably the criminal was so desperate to be found by Chul that he somehow became a human too so that's why he can travel between worlds too and able to pull anyone in. Ugh this is long lol

Sweet_Milk_Tea Le_BTS_Gene_Fan Friday, August 26, 2016

um if you watched the beginning of episode 10 Oh Seung Moo was the one who ripped up that photo, not the killer

Le_BTS_Gene_Fan Sweet_Milk_Tea Sunday, August 28, 2016

Probably I let that slip. But it still means a lot even if oh seung mo was the one who ripped it.

taleebe9 Friday, August 26, 2016

I need more hilarious scenes of Soo Bong. Originally, I was planning to watch ep 8 & 9 leaving ep 10 & 11 for next week. THEN I REALIZE I WATCHED ALL THE WAY TO 11 and I was so sad. Now I need to wait for 4 days :c

aaaanneee Friday, August 26, 2016

The drama is getting so complicated yet I still love it tho! Lookin forward for the next episode!

Kabo_desu Friday, August 26, 2016

8.5 for me ... can't wait for the next episode!

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