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Kdrama : Queen In Hyun's Man (2012)

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I am convinced that I am on a time-travel-kdrama watching it because of my personal choice or is it because that's the trend these days? Who knows. But one of the reasons why I chose to watch this was because of Yoo In Na. She's adorable although her giggling and almost-out-of-tune voice can get to you, but she's adorable anyway. =) At certain angles, she reminds me of Charmaine Sheh.

Despite my 'reputation' of showing up for the handsome showman, this time, I didn't even know who the lead actor was. My first impression was...meh...OK, but meh... but I've fallen, kinda, in love with the genre and it all started with The Time Traveler's Wife.

Anyway, the series takes us along for the ride that the time-traveling Joseon Dynasty scholar goes on when he manages to defy the logic of time and space with a mysterious talisman. Every time he is at the brink of death, he is transported to another era.

The series is basically all about the power of love. The love of two women for one man, each one living in a different era, their willingness to sacrifice and their unconditional love. Their desperation to keep him both safe and by their sides. It is already evident by the first few episodes that the women are besotted by the geeky scholar for no apparent reason and the writers make it clear that, right from he get-go, the nerdy time-traveler knew absolutely close to zilch about love.

In fact, one might venture out to say that it is refreshing that the main actor is not an absolute jerk...for once! LOL. He's dignified, he's learned, he makes sense, he is not panicky and does not jump to conclusions (despite time traveling), he finds out stuff when he's confused...basically, he is the kind of rock you would want in a man. You can tell I fell head over heels for the guy? what?! XD

Touching concept although you might want to ditch your common sense and leave it at your doorstep (as with all fantasy genre stories, duh). Why? Because it's about noble love that is so genuine that it has the ability to transport the person you care for, make them zip through time, and bring them to you.

The uniqueness is in the fact that the talisman (from his Joseon-era love) and the smartphone (from his modern-day love) both gave him the power. It had nothing to do with him wanting to time travel or having the power to do so. Quite original, for me, at least.

I miss the actors (mostly the guy, actually) because their characters grew on me and I kinda want to know what their future look like. And because the actors dated in real life after the show, their chemistry is so awwwww-inducing, I have cavities from watching. LOL

It's a waste of his crying abilities because he has a very stoic character to play. When he cries, he makes me wanna cry too. =( Sad eyes galore. Although in general, I would say that Yoo In Na's portrayal was too playful and childish and Ji Hyun Woo couldn't have been more stoned, that's the way they portray the polar opposite characters in the show.

Whisper : They have some of the best kisses in Kdrama land. I promise. Be gone, pursed-lips-kisses. LOL

Rating : 4.5/5



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