Disney+ newest project “The Worst Of Evil” is finally here, it promises blood and to induce anxiety for whoever watches it, let us talk about it!
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.
I think I speak for everyone when I say when we heard of the combination of Ji Chang Wook and Wi Ha Joon, we were over the moon. We expected greatness, and honestly, so far, I feel like this is what we got.
I will be honest, “The Worst Of Evil” was not an easy watch. And I don’t think its meant to be that either. Its not something you’d watch with family on Chuseok, like Wi Ha Joon said, “It may not be the genre to watch with family and laugh during Chuseok, but I hope people will still watch it. Even if they don’t watch it together, I hope they watch it individually.”
I think he’s right, its more so 15+ for the amount of blood it shows.
I will also say this, I had to pause a couple of times in between episodes because my anxiety was over the roof, I couldn’t handle the suspension. I don’t generally watch such types of dramas, regardless of whether they’re American, Korean or what not.
Having said this, it was really well-made. I like it so far. And I LOVED the performances.
The directing, editing and set design truly stand out. I can tell a lot of effort must’ve gone into this, the coordination for the fight scenes too, wow. A feat for director Han Dong-Wook.
It will likely carry on till the end that such elaborate fight scenes will exist in nearly every episode, and that is a lot of work. I am excited to see what will come.
The script is nice so far but could become somewhat concerning down the line, depending on how the drama progresses.
The drama will be 12 episodes long and the screenwriter behind this is named Jang Min-Suk who mostly worked on movies and doesn’t have a writing credit for the past 7 years.
Setting those aside, the structure of “The Worst Of Evil” moves at an extreme speed, akin to that of a movie. Its meant to have you on the edge of your seat at all time, but that could come at a price especially if we’re meant to pay attention to the details. Here is what I mean…
It seems that Ki-Cheol won’t be an easy target, and Joon-Mo is extremely impatient. This is not an ideal combination for writing longer scripts because one of those characters, if were to act on their characteristics at all time, should either figure out or be figured out.
This leads me to believe that either Joon-Mo will commit so many crimes down the line to cover for himself or Ki-Cheol will have him figured out by episode 5. I mean, its not rocket science, its very easy to find who the insider is.
This means that the progression of the script could be hindered due to those reasons if it doesn’t move at a similar pace down the line. Of course, these are only concerns, these have not been validated yet, but I thought I’d share.
Aside from my concerns, I like the writing for the characters, a lot. Especially for Ki-Cheol. Wi Ha Joon brings him to life.
Ki-Cheol has a mysterious aura to him, you can’t figure him out easily. And Wi Ha Joon is the perfect man for this job, he brings the character to life. I like it when Wi Ha Joon plays nice characters, but I LOVE IT when he plays villain roles. I am glad he took on this role.
Our lovely Wookie also did an amazing job, his character is definitely different from what he’s been recently doing which I appreciate. Since its on Disney+ and won’t be censored, I expect an even bigger payout from him performance wise.
So far, “The Worst Of Evil” is looking extremely promising. I can’t wait to see next week’s episodes.
So these are my thoughts on The Worst Of Evil premiere, so what about you guys? did you like the episodes? let me know what you thought in the comment section below.