One of the recently concluded dramas I followed this year revolves around the premise of forgiveness and living your life to fullest. A far-cry from the technical jargon of Circle, Reunited Worlds deal with normal people whose lives changed because of an accidental death twelve years ago. What’s even more baffling is said dead person returns one sunny day looking very much like his nineteen year old self.
Yeo Jin-goo plays the aformentioned character, a student named Sung Hae-sung, whose death left behind four younger siblings now estranged and living their own lives. His high school friends have become professionals and it is through their help that Hae-sung navigates this temporary lease on life to correct mistakes from the past.
I initially expected tear-jerking episodes from start to finish but the writer was able to navigate equal parts of drama, comedy, romance and a bit of murder-mystery to keep the plot interesting. Can someone cast Yeo Jin-goo in a rom-com next time? Poor guy must’ve exhausted his tear ducts with his last two series.😂
- I am a big fan of dramas with a strong friendship core and Reunited Worlds gave me that with Hae-sung, Jung-won, Ho-bang, Jin-joo, Tae-hoon and Moon-shik.
- Who knew a love line would develop between Ho-bang and Jin-joo? They were always a hoot together.
- Seeing the siblings slowly patch things up was cathartic. I thought Young-jun would never come around but thankfully he stepped up at the right moment.
- I cannot stress enough how music is oftentimes the saving grace of a series so I’m happy the show’s OST delivered songs worthy of a constant loop on my playlist.
- YEO. JIN. GOO. ‘Nuff said.
- No one really made a big fuss about Hae-sung’s return save for Ho-bang, Hae-chul and Jung-won. If a loved who died suddenly came back, I would be asking all sorts of questions. Hah!
- Moon-shik was terribly underused. He maybe tactless but he was a great sounding board for his friends.
- For all that he’s done, I thought Chairman Cha got off way too easy. Asking for Hae-sung’s forgiveness won’t solve the years he lost because of the accident.
- And really, no interactions between Min-joon and Tae-hoon after the revelation that they are brothers? I would’ve appreciated an extra scene or two showing them bonding rather than have Hae-sung and Min-joon talk about it. Pfft!