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Fangirl meets her comic book hero in W–Two Worlds

Each time W–Two Worlds releases another teaser or set of stills, they leak another tidbit about the story or characters, and this time we learn that Han Hyo-joo is not only the daughter of the webtoon artist who created Lee Jong-seok’s fictional character, but she’s a diehard fangirl of the comic and his character. Well I like her already.

MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday suspense romance drama stars Lee Jong-seok as the most unrealistically perfect man ever—Olympic athlete, genius, pretty boy super-chaebol—which is possible because he’s a fictional character, the hero of a webtoon (called W, of course) created by a grumpy artist who began the project during his painful divorce.

That artist’s daughter is played by Han Hyo-joo, a warm-hearted surgical resident who’s not particularly gifted at her job or passionate about it. But she is passionate about Dad’s webtoon, especially its lead character, whom she’s always thought of as her ideal type. Wouldn’t it be a total mind-bender if Dad wrote the character that way after consulting his daughter on her idea of the perfect man?

She’s described as an act-first, think-later type who’s always running before she even realizes what she’s doing, and one day the barrier between her world and the webtoon world breaks down, sending her into a parallel universe where her dreamboat comic book hero is a walking, talking person. Or, in her case, a bleeding person who needs saving.

The latest teaser shows her father (played by Kim Eui-sung) repeatedly drawing Lee Jong-seok’s character into deadly situations, arguing that this is his webtoon. Han Hyo-joo cries that it’s murder, while Lee Jong-seok discovers that this woman somehow holds the key to his existence. So Dad keeps trying to kill him while his daughter keeps having to save him? That’s twisted. And awesome.

July 20, come soon!

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Sooo excited for this drama .........

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And that is why I love the amazingness that is stories. Right now we have a drama based on a person having to save the character her father created from her father's obsession with killing him when she doesn't even know that the actual reason her father is so insistent on killing her comic book boyfriend is because yet another writer is writing her father into a killing frenzy. Imagine if she could break the fourth wall and turn to us and be like, you all are the ones creating this mess for me aren't you? It's because of you that my father's creator is making my father want to kill his creation all so you can have a story that will keep you hooked for 8 weeks. Wait? Can we turn that into the trailer? This unending question of what universe is real and what is fake. Who knows, we just might discover that we ourselves are characters in someone else's story.

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I loved almost all of that. Then I got to the end and it was too much for my sleep deprived brain at 3:30 in the morning.

Thanks for the smile. I'll be back to fully laugh when the sun is out ?

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I read that Elon Musk (the inventer of Spacex and Tesla) believes that maybe we aren't actually humans but "brains in vats" and part of some virtual-reality game/simulation that is played by some advanced life form. So pretty much sameish thing? Right?

"To be or not to be"

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Wow! This explains why some people make such illogical choices. Bad writing!

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I accept it all.

I simply demand my true existence in a story format before I'm written off.

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or the writer could have been arm twisted into writing filler episodes hence all the unnecessary detours in our lives.

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Headcanon accepted. The detours are the writers' fault

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But who's watching us? What kind of show are WE in? Are the ratings going well? Will we get an extension?

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Hehe!

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So we're basically The Truman Show but with fangirls?!

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It sounds like it hey. haha I was also reminded of Aha's music video "Take on me", from the screen shots. Plus I'm playing it non-stop now ><

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A drama where we are all eternally in search for the one perfect drama. And of course it's doing well, what with all the dramas within dramas that the ultimate viewers (whoever they are) get to watch.

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LOL....

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*GASP* So this is why I can't stop watching dramas...

Here I thought I was a drama addict, but really...I'm just being written as one?

Normally, I'd have an existential crisis at the thought of my agency being taken from me, but if this means I don't have to take responsibility for my poor decisions, I'll take it :P

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Lol, same. I won't have an existential crisis if it means the decisions I make aren't actually from my logic

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What if we don't perform and get cut?

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Getting cut? Does that mean we die? Then drama-watching IS good for my health afterall! YES!

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Don't worry. Some characters get sent to a foreign country to study or "find happiness" when the episodes are cut.

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My life story?

1) bored teens and young adults who need to escape their problems

2) A melodrama with a delusional creative female lead who thinks it's a musical (I am lead right? Third lead? Supporting best friend? Anything as long as I'm not second female lead and getting a guy won't be more than a 100 episode challenge, if I get a guy that is)

3) Probably not, but it fluctuates depending on the viewers' week

4) I need an extension!
▪ One, my drama is addictive and a societal necessity. It's akin to never seeing Coffee Prince, Boys over Flowers, My Love from the Stars, City Hunter, My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (tried for a mix). And if you're behind, you have nothing to talk about until next week.
▪ Two, I'm too poor to die.

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Inception ! Christopher, are you here ? haha

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Amazing comment. Nominated both hands up for Beans of Wisdom.

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That is my friend, a gold, a super brilliant idea! You deserve an oscar for that!

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If my life is a drama, I need a new stylist and set designer please....

And could my writer please rewrite me to be skinnier and a tad bit wittier while s/he is at it?

That is all...

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Wittier? I don't think we could handle it, lol

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This sounds so good. Given the writer's previous works, I'm very optimistic about W. I love that this is a plot we haven't scene before. It looks slick and the concept is fresh.

Also? I'm ready to see my puppy back on TV.

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Its fresh alright a doctor "who’s not particularly gifted at hers job or passionate about it".. i'm tired of all doctors being passionate in every drama..

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"i’m tired of all doctors being passionate in every drama"

Oh my, I'm not the only one. Especially since statically in real life, surgeons are one of the professions that attracts the most sociopaths... but I digress.

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*statistically

Come on, tablet.

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And the geeeeeeenius is a fictional character even within the fictional world of our drama. He's so perfect but even our heroine knows this guy's not real. I am so excited!

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Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo look good together. I ship them already https://youtu.be/AOwk7uZ8nYc

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Oh my god, they're sooo adorable. Thanks for the link

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Wow, I can't help but ship them!

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Oh my gosh, I didn't know it was possible to tell whether actors had chemistry or not in less than 30 seconds but apparently it is. Too cute! Can't wait. Ship has already left port.

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Haha the announcer is awesome. She might as well be screaming "Get your lips off her! They're mine!!"

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Hilariously the announcer is getting married to a handsome hunk herself!

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Omo! They are so comfortable with each other. Its no wonder you ship them already! How long do we have to wait again?

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AHH! They are so cute together! This just makes me even more excited for the show (I didn't think that was possible)!

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It's ok, Han Hyo-joo - we can fangirl together.

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This drama just got way more interesting. Talk about the ultimate protective dad. Save my..uhm your man Hyo-joo!

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So that's her story? I love it. I love her. Give this to me now.

Shouldn't there be a point where the production team stops torturing us with this tidbits and just give us the show already???

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This sounds interesting! I like it! Really excited to see this. Time travel and parallel universes are my favorite kind of science fiction. LJS looks really young with his hair down btw. I prefer seeing his forehead. Makes him look a bit more mature.

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W is sounding better and better with each news update to the extent that I'm afraid the real deal would disappoint me.

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Same, thats why im trying to keep my expectations low, because unrealistic expectations will make me be disappointed even if the drama is above average lol

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I keep trying to do this but then I get hyped up whenever they release new stuff.

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I've decided not to live-watch because god knows MBC has a terrible track record with some initially promising stories/cast (looking at you, Goodbye Mr Black) but damn if this isn't testing my resolve.

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I know right, every time I get excited about W, the thought that it's airing on MBC sobers me up... MBC has been airing dramas that are mediocre at best for the entire year. So afraid that they'll mess up a potentially wonderful team! It'll be so wasted seeing how much chemistry LJS and HHJ share judging just from the teasers.

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I am a bit wary, but the writer/director pair for Goodbye Mr Black was hardly impressive and that played a huge role in why the promising premise suffered so horribly.

The director for W has been tied to some of MBC's best projects over the last few years (Arang and the Magistrate, King 2 Hearts), though She Was Pretty was his first solo-work. Paired with the writer of Nine & QIHM (who I've heard is consulting with the Misaeng webtoon artist for this)? I really think we could have something here.

I'll definitely be live-watching this one. I'll just have to be ready to accept disappointment if it comes...

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Basically this is me. Which basically means *PRAYER CIRCE* time, y'all!

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Same. I love the writer's previous works and I like the actors, but MBC dramas are usually terrible in directing and music.

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Don't worry, the music director is from tvn signal

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That's a relief to hear!

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Whoa! Only now did I realize that the previous bloodied LJS didn't fit with his character description. So that's why a pretty boy Olympian/genius/super-chaebol is getting into fights and holding a gun. Got overwhelmed by all his labels I forgot dangerous wasn't one of them.

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I'm super excited for the drama to start!!! :D

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The dad's words are the most interesting part of this teaser for me, "I'd rather prey than to be prey". He seems to know that Kang Chul really does exists and it's the reason he wants him killed. (Otherwise he's being a bit dramatic lol)

Also people pointed out that the fallen painting is titled "Saturn Devouring His Son".

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I was about to write a comment about that painting!

I definitely think the father believes he has to kill off Kang-chul, or else he will be destroyed by him? Maybe he realizes he created a hero so genius that he can find his way out of the story, to capture him, the real "villain" & orchestrator of his fate?

Apparently, Yeon-joo is also a talented artist so I'm definitely thinking that will come into play...

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I wonder how will be the ratings for this drama, "till now" W plot sounds very interesting , but apparently on national channels only lousy dramas with cheesy plot, get high ratings

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++++++?

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That's true. I'm nervous about the ratings.

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+1000
Plus this drama will be aired after its rivals + Idk why but MBC doesn't promote it too much, not even half of what they did for Lucky Romance!!!

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I just hope MBC doesn't interfere too much with the writer and give us some mess like some of their recent dramas. Like, everything is stacked in this drama's favour quality-wise (writer, cast - at least based on their previous work), until I remember which channel is airing it.

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True.

I remember how much fun it was watching Nine, and now i have quite the same expectation given the same writer.

But it was TvN and not MBC..

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And keep in mind that writer Kim Yoon-joo worked with this writer on both the projects and the PD was Kim Byung-soo on both QIHM and Nine, and it was TvN. Keep hopes low...

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This drama may be attractive enough for young people like me... So, I hope it will manage to get a good rating. But, I think the other new drama will be the new DoTS and Doctors in terms of rating. It has more dramatic contents, sad background story, and pretty visual that TV drama viewers with good ratings like.

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Actually most of LR's promo came from CJES's side (they had like a package deal of 5 actors so I get why haha)... but I agree, I wished W had more hype considering what it's going against. Casting & plotwise everything is great... MBC better pull through with this one!

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Each update of W keeps getting better to the point that I'm scared it'll be bad. I've been burned a lot of times with great drama premise only to be disappointed in the end. BUT this one has potential of not sucking given the people behind it. Praying to drama gods that this will be as awesome (and more) as these updates are giving us.

Also, those rumors about the story turned out to be true after all. I cannot wait!!!

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Can I recommend you Doctor Stranger to enjoy LJS great acting there? At least you may like to watch episodes 2 & 7 to find it amazing although I enjoyed all Park Hoon ( LJS character) scenes in that drama.

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I recommend Doctor Stranger only in the most dire cases of acute LJS-omnia (=when you miss seeing LJS because you've already seen all of his other movies and shows and there are no new ones coming soon). I succumbed to it and watched Doctor Stranger solely for LJS, but even he (and PHY and KSR!) couldn't save that show.

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Indeed! I'm only counting on two facts: 1) Lee Jong Suk knows how to choose a project (so far no major flop...) and character to play. 2) Han Hyo Joo won't choose a lame one for her drama comeback.

With good actors and scriptwriter (I'm not sure how to judge the director tbh) at the helm, it will really depend on story flow and execution.

Like you, I'm hopeful!

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Ok now I want to see this. Murderrrr!

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Each teaser makes me more excited for this even though I initially just thought "meh". Plus I just rewatched I Hear Your Voice for the 3rd time, so am definitely in the mood for a LJS drama :D

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seems to me after the stills here that lee jong seek is perfectly cast.
he has that weird manga looking face and seems almost as unreal and perfect as a comic hero come to life

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Especially with that slicked-up hairstyle when he's donning that denim outfit!

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Can we have a shirtless scene like UF, PCBM, DotS teaser?
When they describe "perfect sexy man", i'm so waiting for a shower scene...

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You know what would be THE perfect promo for this? Lee Jong-seok and/or Han Hyo-joo appearing on the cover of W Korea (geddit?). The cover would be like another drama poster!

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Lol, pogo. Yasss!

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And Han Hyo-joo in these stills basically looks like how I imagine mary would if she came face-to-face with Song Jae-rim.

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I see no hands on his butt. Or is Mary not that forward ??

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Gotta keep the show rated-PG. :D

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You're really having us believe that you would slap Jae-rim's face, not butt, to make sure if he was real or not? Hmmm. Idk...

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Well... if this was airing on tvN... ;D

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lol good one ;)

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This trailer has a great suspense feeling but I don't think this would be everyone's taste like as rom-com.

After watching teasers IMO Lee Jong Seok and Han Hyo Joo are the best choices for these roles, especially Lee Jong Seok. Of course I'm not the only one who thinks like this cause I read in a korean article that he was the first choice for this role but I' ve just understand it right now.

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Seriously, trying to watch BM, Doctors, & Wanted has felt much like picking petals off a flower with the amount of "I like it...", "I like it not...", "I like it...", "I like it not.." going on.

Then, I just read this synopsis & glimpse this trailer for W and I'm already IN LOVE. Tell me, how is it that just reading about this drama has me more excited and invested than all these dramas combined? I want it now because I officially can't be entertained by any of the most recent crop! Thank god for MotW & PU38.

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This show is simply getting more and more interesting.

Looking forward to it!

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It just keeps getting better and better with every promo material.
Expectations are high on this one, hope it will deliver!

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I already love this drama ever since the first dramabeans post made about it. Totally love the writer, Jong-suk and Hyo-joo. <3

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Can't wait this looks awesome!

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ok,

I am obsessed already.

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Oh I want this show now! Like, right now.
But then does my creator want me to want this show?
*shrugs*
I any case, 20 July please come fast!

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This will be my return to Lee Jong Suk dramas, I loved him in School 2013 and I hear Your Voice but then came Dr Stranger.

Worst drama ever, I hate it because it killed my love for him, I haven't seen Pinoccio because I don't like Park Shin Hye and I couldn't stand watchig Jong Suk.
Now I think I'm ready, I like the plot, sounds really interesting and of course the resemblance with that iconic music video. I think this gonna be aweome.

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quite a bit odd (for me at least) that it's Doctor Stranger that turned you off of LJS. DS is what showcased his range in acting. He carried that drama on his shoulders like the fate of the universe depended on it. it's through this drama that showed how he can instantly switch from quirky to over-dramatic (not in execution of acting, but as the character's obsessive traits come out), from nonchalance to passionate.

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Good point, It was the rating winner in its timeslot & k-netizens always commented that it was just because of LJS & how perfectly he portrayed that character, that show wasn't a good one, eventough rating & commercial wise it was a success (it was sold at the highest price in that time) but that drama was a successful case for LJS to show his abilities as an actor.

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Def true.
even My sister really like him in DS.
Park Hoon for live

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Watching the teaser again, I think Kang Chul's leap off the bridge wasn't written by the dad to kill him, but Kang Chul's plan to meet Yeonjoo again. The first time they met was when he was at the brink of death so he might think that's his way of getting her to reappear. No?

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That's a genius guess even if it won't be the case, I was wondering why he does it while it seems it's intentional.

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Haha, it definitely wouldn't be a stretch to think so since another smart (time-traveling) hero from this writer came to a similar conclusion...and was right. We'll see if Kang-chul is right here. That is, if that's even what he's trying to do...

Ahhh, this drama already has me obsessed.

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OMG please no. The heart attacks from that drama when the Thingy was failing and you weren't sure if it works anymore... lord... *prepares my heart*

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One word:

HEARTBREAK!

This is what this show will give us!

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I seriously don't know what it is, maybe it's just me, but HHJ looks different than when I saw her in "The Beauty Inside". Maybe is the hair or something, but I can't really put my finger on it.

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With traits like that, isn't he pretty much anyone's ideal man

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Holy cow I am so invested in this already! It looks awesome. I zoomed the trailer to 1080p and it was gorgeous....!

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I've missed Han Hyo Joo unni in dramaland so I'm really happy and glad that she's back~!!!!

Even with just that short little snippet/trailer, I already feel the chemistry between the two leads (but honestly, the two leads can really hold their own and would even have chemistry with a paper bag, so I'm not surprised <3) *heart flutter* And Han Hyo Joo can do flustered, clumsy, ditzy characters really well without being annoying, but rather, very endearing and cute, which seems to be the goal hear as well, so Show has already got me in hook, line, and sinker and I couldn't be more happy about it ^.^ Just like Girlfriday said, July 20, please arrive soon!!!!

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*here

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Wasn't on board before but now I am. I'm really liking how it's turning out now.

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so excited for this drama... july 20 come sooner.

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Wow!! The premise of this show gets better the more I hear about it! Very excited for 7/20!!!

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the heroine could be me. LOL, I totally have crushes on all the fictional characters. I am hopeless. except I mostly pick the underdogs, I would never go for the perfect guy, cause I know I am not perfect myself.

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Please be good. I'm afraid on the rating, and their competitors. Not that their competitors are better but yeah. We all know they got the top writer.

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The story reminds me to K-Movie named Killer Toon :D

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I'm so excited for this!!!
And true that, I feel like I already love Han hyojoo's character from your description :))

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W is such a fresh concept and not even based on a web toon or anything. I hope it lives up to its expectations. I can't wait.

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okays so i know the female lead is the same female lead from the beauty inside but every time I see this trailer I don't see the same actress.. it's weird... maybe once i see more of her in the show.. I'm really excited for this show, I'm also watching doctors, so i made it this passing weekends mission to see Pinocchio to give me a bit of a raise in lee jong suk love :D still does anyone else think for some odd reason that she reminds me of the female lead of noble my love? only at certain points though.

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I so want to watch this!!

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Does someone know who the webtoon drew? The real artist? I for myself want to know.Does anyone know something about it? The name of the artist or something?

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There's no real webtoon. It's not based on a real webtoon. But we're all curious who drew the props and effects for the actual show. Seems MBC didn't release that info.

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