Circle: Two Worlds Connected review

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Today, we will have Circle: Two Worlds Connected review! Are you excited and expected about our review? Let’s watch this wonderful drama!

Trust revolutionary Korean cable station tvN, which brought us masterpieces like Goblin and Because this is My First Life, to introduce K-drama fans to a compelling fantasy story in a BIG way, but to limit it to only twelve episodes — that felt like fifty by the time the series concluded!!!

Circle: Two Worlds Connected (2017) may be a dystopian world sort of story that supplies us access to 2 parallel worlds, which seemingly have little to try to do with each other within the beginning (one tormented by sin, the opposite apparently perfect), but which by the tip makes us realize that they were completely interconnected right along, and by haunting past events of human suffering linked to perverted scientific experiments, events which are seamlessly and brilliantly interspersed into the drama via classic storytelling arcs. contribute the existence of a fine-looking female alien from another planet and you’ve got got a nail-biting suspense yarn to compete with the simplest fantasy films ever made.

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After watching young actor Yeo Jin Goo (I Miss You, The Moon Embracing The Sun, Sad Movie) in 2018-19’s The Crowned Clown I went trying to find other earlier K-dramas he had done that I had missed along the way and chanced on 2017’s Circle. it isn’t easily available anymore, I had to travel the bootleg route, but it had been well worthwhile within the end.

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Although I didn’t think that I’d be drawn to a sci-fi story like this one, I used to be willing to require the danger simply because Yeo Jin Goo was in it. I became fully engrossed during this story immediately, and right after I had watched and enjoyed the sci-fi fantasy story The Item furthermore (both of which featured the identical great actor Kim Kang Woo), and that I came to the surprising self-discovery that I have to actually LIKE phantasy in any case. (Although perhaps I shouldn’t are too surprised, since I absolutely adored 2013-14’s My Love From Another Star). To be sure, from now on I’ll air the lookout for other dramas like these supernatural ones.

The Story of Circle: Two Worlds Connected

The settings within the story are Korea from 2007 to 2017, and so up to and including Korea in 2037, a future Korea which incorporates two vastly different worlds: Smart Earth and General Earth. Smart Earth may be a utopian world, actually a city, where nobody falls ill and dies, and where there’s no pollution and no crime, and General Earth, which more closely resembles the fallen earth of our own time, where sin seems to require precedence over goodness.

We begin in 2007 where two young twin boy children named Kim Woo Jin (Jung Ji Hoon) and Kim Bum Yeon (Kim Ye Jun) are walking together by the side of the road in the dead of night, heading home, and suddenly experience a magical event within which a mute female alien (Kong Seung Yeon, excellent performance) arrives and confronts them, ultimately protecting one among the boys from harm.

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Their father, a scientist named Kim Kyu Cheol (Kim Joong Ki), drives up in his car searching for his sons, jumps out of the vehicle, and shields his boys as all of them survey the resulting scene in wonder. The family brings the strange female alien home, they offer her the name Han Jung Yeon, and check out to show her things about earth and humans, even computer tech, a skill which she seems to excel naturally. She finishes up being a form of babysitter – housekeeper to the boys as they mature. Woo Jin creates a toy within the shape of a star and provides it to her, and her nickname from then on becomes Byul (Star).

Funny thing though, because of the boy’s age, she stays the identical, sort of a female Dorian Gray. there’ll be flashbacks frequently to the present time within the twins’ early upbringing, which is able to provide clues about future dramatic events in their lives and also the lifetime of their father, the scientist whose government work on trauma and memory is top secret. Not even his sons know exactly what their Dad really does for a living.

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We then enter the longer term of 2017 and a university campus setting, where now young adult Kim Woo Jin (Yeo Jin Goo) is anxiously awaiting the return of his twin brother Kim Bum Yeon (Ahn Woo Yeon) out of reformatory (he had gotten in trouble with the law for a reason revealed later). After his release, the brothers greet one another warmly, but Woo Jin is instantly concerned that Bum Yeon is hiding things from him. He had earned a bakery certificate while in a correctional institution and is hired as a baker, but he seems to disappear frequently, almost like he’s living a double life. During this point, there had been a rash of school student suicides on campus, young girls jumping to their deaths from school building rooftops. Both twins become very concerned about these tragedies and wonder if they’re connected in a way.

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We soon learn that the feminine alien had disappeared from the boys’ life at some point, together with their biological father, but Bum Yeon is convinced she continues to be procurable them, under a replacement identity. Woo Jin scoffs at this idea and tells him bluntly he doesn’t think aliens really exist. Then in the future during his college class, a replacement female student walks in, and introduces herself with the name Han Jung Yeon! and he or she looks exactly just like the alien they’d met on the dark road at the hours of darkness after they were children. However, she seems quite human at this point, speaks well, is smart, congenial, and seems to own a personality’s father too, a neuroscientist named Han Yong Woo (Song Young Gyu) who works because of the Dean at the faculty. He had actually covertly worked with the boys’ father within the past, the disappeared, assumed dead Kim Kyu Cheol, and thereon secret memory research.

Slowly these refashion of Han Jung Yeon and Woo Jin become friends. they fight to resolve the mystery behind the varsity student suicides. However, between the turmoil on the school campus surrounding the suicides, the upsetting frequent disappearances of his secretive twin brother, and his ambition to succeed at a brand new clerk job at the campus despite rivals being jealous of his talents, Woo Bin eventually becomes an anxious basket case of a young man. He yells at his brother that if he doesn’t settle down and live a standard life from now on he will never speak to him again. Then Woo Jin lives to regret those words. His brother seems to disappear. For good. Now both his father is gone and his twin brother is gone. Will Woo Jin do something eager to find them?

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We then skip to 2037 and meet a 41-year-old violent crimes detective named Kim Joon Hyuk (Kim Kang Woo, Story Of a Man, The Item) working generally Earth, and his fellow older police officer friend Detective Hong (Seo Hyun Chul). functioning on a murder case, they both seek to enter Smart Earth for research purposes, but it isn’t a simple process to be admitted to a city where there’s supposedly no crime, in no way murder, no illness, and folk seems to attain immortality once they live there.

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The people guilty of Smart Earth, including a young whippersnapper government worker named Lee Ho Soo (Lee Gi Kwang, below), don’t desire to admit that any murder could possibly have taken place in their perfect world. the 2 detectives from General Earth manage to sneak into Smart Earth, however, and Ho Soo is put responsible for tracking their movements. Although there’s plenty of tension in these scenes there’s also humor too, since detective Joon Hyuk likes to confuse and blackguard the overly serious young Ho Soo.

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Through very many inexplicable plot twists and turns we eventually start to determine the sunshine at the tip of the tunnel during this story. as an example, detective Joon Hyuk begins to doubt his own identity and involves realizes he may very well have a family connection to the Kim twin boys’ lives and secrets. His new (old) friend, who looks a bit like Han Jung Yeon, could be a big help to him, rather like she had tried to be to the young Woo Jin. The revelations keep coming thick and fast, of all the characters’ inner secrets, even the minor characters, a number of which shake all of them to their very cores as groups of people. I found it all completely fascinating. The four writers of this drama must have had a blast putting this on ink fantasy time-lapse story.

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Other characters to look at are 1) Min Young (Kim Min Kyung / Jung In Sun), a love interest for twin Bum Yeon, who almost, but just about, became my favorite character because she acted so cute without meaning to!

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Plus, 2) an off the wall researcher named Park Dong Gun (Hang Sang Jin), who creates a blue “bug” which may record human beings’ memories once inserted into their brains, and another oddball, 3) a funny lawman named Lee Dong Soo (Oh Eui Sik), who always managed to herald some comic relief when it had been much needed during such an intense, melodramatic sci-fi story.

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While Kim family revelations did add up within the context of the story, there was always doubt in my mind about the background of the character Han Jung Yeon. In her later guises, she seemed completely human, then again what could account for the very beginning of the drama, when the one who seemed like her perceived to arrive as an alien? Did her scientist father deceive her about her origins, knowing what she was from the start, thinking she could perhaps help him in his research work? Or was she really his biological child in any case and “Byul” never was an alien at all? within the very last five seconds of the drama, we are given a not so oblique hint on the reality of the matter.

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