W Korean drama?s plot is so unique, but k-drama fans would wonder how the new MBC series would fare since it will air on the same time slot as Uncontrollably Fond. Its trailer was released recently, featuring model-turned-actor Lee Jong-Suk and actress Han Hyo-Joo.
According to director Jung Dae-Yoon, the show follows the love story between a man and a woman who belong in two separate dimensions. Both supposedly help each other discover their life?s purpose.
The plot of W Korean drama was detailed by Korea Herald. The story revolves around Oh Yeon-Joo (Han), a problematic female doctor in her 30s who teleports between reality and an alternate dimension. While in her fantasy world, she meets and falls in love with Olympic gold medalist and media mogul Kang Chul (Lee).
The new MBC series also stars actor Kim Eui-Sung as Oh?s cartoonist father ? who is actually the one who created the fantasy world that he named ?W.?
The director proudly shared that W Korean drama?s mixed genre is a first, making it unique compared to other shows. Jung also said that the show boasts of stunning visual effects and quality acting from the cast members.
However, the novelty of W will be pitted against a very popular TV show: Uncontrollably Fond. The KBS series has been receiving high ratings since it premiered earlier this July.
W might also be challenged when it premieres this week since its rival?s lead stars are among some of today?s hottest names in k-drama. Uncontrollably Fond stars singer-actress Suzy Bae as an independent and quirky documentary producer named No Eul, while her love interest is an arrogant celebrity named Shin Joon Young, played by Korean heartthrob Kim Woo Bin.
Viewership of Uncontrollably Fond has been increasing over the past two weeks even if the show initially received bad reviews, mostly due to the alleged poor acting of Suzy Bae. However, it is possible that viewers still got curious to watch because of her current controversies surrounding real-life boyfriend Lee Min Ho and how leading man Kim Woo Bin has been accused as the third party in their rumored split.
Will the visual effects and unique plot of W Korean drama be able to keep up with Uncontrollably Fond? Let us know in the comments below!