Title: World Within
AKA: The World That They Live In
Genre: Romance, Movie Making
Broadcast period: 2008-Oct to 2008-Dec
Cast: Hyun Bin, Song Hye Kyo, Uhm Ki Joon and Seo Hyo Rim.
This drama follows the people behind the camera: directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, assistance etc. Jung Ji Oh (Hyun Bin) is a director who is loved by all this co-workers for his easy-going personality and care for others, even named the stations back-up. Even though he is highly appreciated, he hasn’t been able to have his breakthrough, and keeps getting low ratings. Joo Joon Young (Song Hye Kyo) is also a director, different from Ji Oh she is seen cold and thoughtless by her co-workers, but as far as work she is even more succesfull than her idol/mentor of a sunbae Ji Oh.
The two of them had a relationship at some point where Ji Oh had broken up with his girlfriend. After Ji Oh breaks up with Joon Young he returns to his girlfriends side, and Joon Young becomes Ji Ohs assistant director. The two of them maintain a friendship, but as years pass, so the does Ji Ohs too serious girlfriend. When he finally ends things with her, and as Joon Young breaks up with her boyfriend, the two of them decide to give it a shot again.
I wanted to watch this drama for a long time now, but kept putting it off because of my expectations being low (mainly because of the low rating). And I have to say, stupid! Like I’m so in love with this drama! You those dramas where you want to know what happens after ’the couple’ becomes a couple, this is exactly what is shown, with their work as a twist. Yes, it’s VERY adult like, a lot of serious talk, break-up and not to mention endless fights. But I swear, everything is perfect here, every single character, screen, dialogue, you name it, it’s as if it’s the real world. Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo aren’t just perfect together, but their characters are amazingly tailored for them. Now you ask, why didn’t I give them 5/5? Hmm, the answer is simple, I was satisfied at the end. Yes, that’s rare, but I was too satisfied. I just wish that there was this small portion left for us to imagine further. I mean, EVERYTHING ended… Well, peacefully. As if they hurried to wrap the ending up. Oh well…
☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts