Feb 17, 2020
A masterclass in comedy and drama.
Moon Yoo does everything it sets out to do, and then some more.
A story about the supposed last man alive, after the destruction of the Earth due to a meteor, may not particularly be the most original idea, but regardless, the author somehow managed to mold it into a fantastic piece of entertainment.
One of Moon Yoo's strongest points is the pacing, between comedy and the serious segments. Never is it truly over indulgent in its science affair, perhaps sometimes the webtoon might come off a little pretentious, but overall, its excellent.
Jo Seok proves that he's a man with exceptional writing.
Never does it become stale, nor over bearing. Every episode has its charms, be it the small mini stories, the exposition, or mindless comedic banter. It's all very well done.
Beautiful and pretty. Jo Seok needs all the praise he can get. The scenes are well thought out, the angles are perfected. The set pieces are really well drawn, and the occasional use of colors to emphasize on something grand always give me the shivers.
Writing: 9/10, Overall Story: 10/10
It's scientifically sound. Undoubtedly. But sometimes the viewer may get the impression that the webtoon tries a little too hard. Perhaps some segments are truly bogged down with over explanation of rather simple concepts. There are alot of holes in this webtoon. Alot of plot holes. I cant go deeper into the matter since it's obvious spoilers, but some scientific facts may need double checking.
Especially in one of the panels, where they calculate the total paths an asteroid can take. Which results in a certain number, which further adds to the question, is it even possible to calculate the direct paths an asteroid can take? They dont have any visual cues, apart from that monitor which displays the asteroid relative position to the moon. Which isnt accurate at all, it gives no information on the co-ordinates, it shows the asteroid to have perfect alignment to the moon, which then has perfect alignment with the Earth. Coincidentally the moon happened to orbit at the very right moment, so as to protect the Earth from the asteroid. Can you buy that?
The story relies on heavy coincidences.
But, Jo Seok gets a pass. The science here isnt wrong. But perhaps bent to ones convenient. Overall, done well. The problems brought up, his adventure on the moon, and a few other well written plot points make up for it.
Its emotionally gripping, and satisfying throughout.
Moon Yoo is fantastic. Funny, the required stupid every Cho Seok character needs. Overall well written.
Same can be said for the rest of the characters. All have their unique touch, and their accompanying dialogues are perfectly conceived.
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