Reunited Worlds – KDrama Review
I have just started watching this drama and I have to admit totally enjoying it.
It somehow reminded me of an old favourite French drama Les Revenants (The Returned). It has a hint of the French drama where someone who was dead returned one day as if nothing happened.
Probably Reunited Worlds is indeed Korean’s version of the French Les Revenants.
Sung Hae Sung (played by Yeo Jin-Goo) was a revenant. He died, having been hit by a car, when he was 18 years old. He left behind four siblings and his grandmother. This was sad and rather ‘inconvenient’ for his family as he was the man of the house, the breadwinner.
There were flashbacks when he was still in middle school (high school) and he had a very good friend, who would have been his girlfriend had he lived. The girl was Jung Won (played by Jung Chae Yeon as the 18 years old and Lee Yeon Hee as the 31 years old Jung Won). He also had a posse of male friends.
Anyway 12 years on after Hae Sung’s death, a flying disc greatly intrigued lots of people, especially students at a high school. They watched the disc falling/flying from the sky. But there was one student sleeping on a ledge of the rooftop who turned out to be Sung Hae Sung.
The next scene was that students poured out into the rooftop to get a better look of the flying disc only to see him. Hae Sung was a stranger to them as he was wearing a non-standard uniform. He also felt confused himself as they were all unfamiliar faces.
He run to his old school room and found a teacher who said that the uniform he was wearing used to be what the students wore 12 -10 years ago.
Poor Hae Sung was so confused. In his mind it was still 2005 not 2017. He run all the way to his old house to check on his family but another family lives there now. He had a run in with the new owner who struck him on the head with a wood. He ended up in the police station all bruised and battered. When he was asked his age he gave them his date of birth but they won’t believe him as he obviously looks 18 rather than 31. The police did hit on his record and showed his photo which looked exactly like him and the date of birth he gave matched. But it also said that he was deceased.
In the same police station, he met an old school friend who fainted right away upon seeing him. He was eventually updated on what had gone on.
Hae Sung has powers. He heals quickly and he has super strength.
It was lovely when Hae Sung and Jung Won finally met.
In the background there was a man who watches him. He asked Hae Sung whether he had just ‘returned’?
I can’t wait for the next episodes.