I enjoy the sight of Kim Nam-gil the superhero as much as the next K drama watcher but the first two episodes of Island didn’t particularly impress. Sure, there’s plenty of flash and bang to gawk at (decent action set pieces and cinematography) but to its detriment. the script lacks discipline. The set-up for how the three leads end up in Jeju is clunky. Clearly there are elements of a good horror-fantasy embedded in the story but they don’t come together in any compelling manner. The eye candy is on full display but sadly the early episodes don’t do much to garner further interest. Frankly it’s a case of “take it or leave it” with this one. In the middle of all the threads Van’s (Kim Nam-gil) superhero flashback story and his connection with Lee Da-hee’s Won Mi-ho is given spotlight in the first two episodes. The word “fate” gets thrown around far more than is necessary and by the end of Episode 2, I’m tempted to shout “Enough already. We get it”. On top of that Cha Eun-soo’s priestly exorcist character gets to strut his stuff.