“Missing: The Other Side 2” is finally here after more than 2 years of waiting, here are my thoughts on the drama.
I was a huge fan of “Missing: The Other Side” first season, I even recall talking about how I thought the drama would be good for a 2nd season because of its format.
Note: this article is a first-impression review, it doesn’t mean this is the writer’s final thoughts on the drama. This is a spoiler review.
The news of season 2 was confirmed back in 2021, which means this was a long time coming indeed. But I am glad its finally here and its as good as I recall, and equally as heartbreaking as I thought it would be.
I really had nothing but nice things to say about the 1st season and from the premiere episodes, its back in full force and it was a beautiful watching experience. Its nice to see our crew back together solving cases and helping out grieving people who lost their loved ones.
The same screenwriters behind season 1 came back for season 2 and I could tell instantly, I love the fact that almost everyone is returning to reprise their roles.
I am also very happy they found Eun Hee, her mother suffered so much.
I also liked how they explained why Pan Seok was unable to see his daughter at that other village, I could only assume there are many similar villages spread around in that universe, and I think it has to do with the locations of the buried bodies too.
Il Yong is such an interesting character and as it suggests, I believe he wasn’t exactly the nicest person before his death, the fact that he can move around will become handy as time goes by and it will also heighten tensions.
To me, “Missing: The Other Side 2” doesn’t feel unwarranted, the screenwriters connected the two seasons well and the format of the script allows for multiple seasons spanning many different locations, I also think this can work well getting adapted by other countries too.
The idea behind a village housing the missing dead bodies is a novel nice idea, it might exist in other cases but this one truly stands out as heartbreakingly beautiful and poignant.
I cried watching the 1st two episodes and I have a feeling I will do the same throughout the remaining 10 episodes. The screenwriters excelled at drawing out emotions without making them feel contrived or artificial, so to speak.
The main cast, including Go Soo and Heo Jun Ho, are as skilled as ever, and it was a pleasure to see them reunited on screen. Additionally, the rising talent of Kim Dong Hwi has shone through in his recent role in this drama already. I have high hopes for the success of “Missing: The Other Side 2.” His performance so far has been excellent, and if this drama does well, I think he’ll be on everyone’s radar.
I am looking forward to the coming episodes.
Have you guys seen “Missing: The Other Side 2” premiere episodes yet? Thoughts?