I'll admit it. In fact, I will be the first to admit I haven't followed through on my weekly update on each new set of episodes that has been released for While You Were Sleeping. I haven't done my best and I won't make any more promises as such because I know I will only fall short. The thing that threw me off, and I'm not trying to make excuses, was that I thought it was 2 new episodes per week, not 2 new episodes twice a week. Therefore, when I last reviewed episodes 1 and 2, I assumed I was finished for the week, but as it turns out and I'm sure as many of you already know, episodes 3 and 4 came out the very next day. Therefore I am going to try to play catch up and maybe not screw things up.
*****THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS*****
Where we last left off was after the car crash, I believe. We see a third character emerge from the wreckage of the scene. Han Woo Tak is a local police officer that is saved that night from being killed. As it turns out in later episodes, Woo Tak has somehow become infected with the virus of premonition dreams. He will later tackle this idea by making the assumption that the person saved by a dreamer becomes a dreamer themselves. We see this is Jae Chan is saved from drowning as a younger boy by what he thinks is a brave boy which turns out to be Hong Joo. Woo Tak's presence in the series becomes crucial as he stops So Yoon from stabbing herself with a chopstick as well as preventing a group of college kids from beat up on Jae Chan and Hong Joo.
Hong Joo and Jae Chan's characters have become a lot closer than in previous episodes but neither of them wants to admit they have feelings for the other. Jae Chan sort of made a step forward by telling Hong Joo that he'll walk her to work everyday. He also makes her feel better by saying he'll do whatever he can to help her.
In the most recent episode, we follow a case of an older brother looking after his younger siblings. He killed the brother with Potassium Cyanide and made it look like the result of a car crash. On the other side of things, Hong Joo has returned to work as a reporter and is digging into the suspect of the serial killings of hundreds of cats. When Woo Tak approaches the killer, the killer stabs him and starts to beat him near to death. The chase resumes as Hong Joo and the killer's younger sister escape to the roof where they are discovered once again by the killer. However, at this point, bright lights flash on and in comes our hero, Jung Jae Chan. Jae Chan arrests the killer for the murder of his younger brother.
So far in the series, there are some themes that keep arising. The relationship and connection between people becomes a crucial point for this drama as well as the rivalries that exist. Guilt and the fear of punishment has become a huge theme throughout this drama, and finally the overall theme of the drama which is that nothing is set in stone. You may dream it but it doesn't mean it has to come true.
I hope you enjoyed reading the ramblings of some random mind and the insights I have about this Korean drama. If you liked this review, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. Please let me know in the comments what you think about this drama so far? Do you like it? What do you think about the connection and relationship between Suzy and Lee Jong Suk? I want to hear your thoughts. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in my next review.