“Run Into You” Episode 1 And 2 Review- An Optimistic Start

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After months and months of delay, it’s finally here and it’s finally time to talk about the newest drama “Run Into You” by some of my favorite underrated Korean actors.

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.

So how were the premiere episodes? Let us discuss the premiere of “Run Into You”!

I was admittingly very shocked and not quite pleased when it was previously announced by the broadcasting station that the drama would delay its premiere. I can’t believe the fact that we are already in May of 2023, time truly flies by fast.

I had a lot of concerns going into the drama, concerns That are yet to be validated or dismissed, but I would say I enjoyed the premiere episodes, a lot.

I really like the actors behind this project, and I was looking forward to seeing their combination together, and I’m pleased to tell you that so far I think they work well together. Kim Dong Wook and Jin Ki Joo usually mesh well together with any of the actors they’re paired with.

The premiere was intriguing enough for me to want to tune in to next week’s episodes. I think it was cleverly done, just enough to provoke curiosity without giving up too much information.

I am assuming for some reason the serial killer began acting again on the day of the wronged man discharged before he nearly killed himself. I am also assuming that  Yoon Hae-Joon exhausted all of his options and couldn’t find the killer, hence why he came back to the past to figure out who killed those people.

However, I do have a question, why not transport yourself to the precise or near precise moment when a murder occurred so you can confront the killer and reveal his identity once and for all? And there are so many ways you could go about this, one of them would be to set up CCTV and traps to capture the exact murder without endangering yourself or others, the options are limitless.

If he’s interfering with people’s future easily so much so that he had established an identity there, why can’t he just nip it in the bud and just travel back to that moment and find who did it?

I am assuming there is a near very good reason why he hasn’t done that yet. I assume we’ll find out why later.

In case the drama must progress without them being able to travel to the future again, I think it would be for the better, but seriously speaking, for how many of the 16 episodes would that be possible without it becoming exhausting?

Here’s the thing with time slip dramas… It’s the fact that they’re difficult to make. Whats also slightly concerning is the fact that the writer of this drama is a rookie screenwriter who worked on one very long drama with over 100 episodes and some short KBS project dramas, thus, I am more or less concerned.

Time slip or time skip dramas or movies tend to get very nonsensical and very messy very, very quickly. It’s very easy to lose sight of what was the original purpose and to invent or circumvent certain rules that you set up in your own universe to get to a certain plot point. Which makes it frustrating, especially if the drama tries to establish exactly what/why/how things happen and certain things don’t… the margin of error is much higher and the more a drama takes itself seriously with such concept, the more it stands to lose.

This can make time slip dramas generally feel very confusing and very nonsensical. Granted, it is already a nonsensical idea in principle when you say this is a time slip drama, but even that has its own boundaries that are a little bit difficult to establish because it would depend on the screenwriter and their ability to do world-building correctly to ensure that the drama stays grounded to a certain degree so that the enjoyability level does not falter.

So far, I think we’re up to a great start and the way that the time slip Was set up was actually very nice. I think it also does not allow for enough room of error as long as our screenwriter does not go out of her way to make it a little bit more difficult for us to understand.

The drama will be 16 episodes is a source of concern to me. I think that time-travel drama should be downsized in terms of episodes counts. It should be a lot less. The more you allow the script to go on, the more you allow yourself to fall into mistakes that screenwriters usually make with time slip dramas.

I will remain hopeful with this drama and hope that It does not cave in to the errors that time slip scripts are often entrapped by.

So, have you guys seen the premiere episodes of Run Into You? What did you think of them? Let me know what your thoughts in the comment section below.

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By Jass K.

Hi, I am Jass k. I discuss some of the hottest currently airing kdramas on this site in form of reviews an/or recaps, join me in the discussion~

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