I’ve recently started to fall in love with this drama. Ok. Let’s face it, I didn’t really like the first episode, but after you break that barrier, you realize that THIS DRAMA IS FREAKIN AWESOME. Let’s make a list of its awesomeness:
Kim Bung-do (Ji Hyun-woo) is a scholar in 17th century Joseon. When he is gifted a mysterious talisman, it transports him to present-day Korea where he meets Choi Hee-jin (Yoo In na) and thus begins the love that transcends time, space, and logical reasoning. It may sound like every other time-travelling drama out there, say, Rooftop Prince, but it’s so much more than that. What I love about the plot is that it’s fast-paced, charming, and logical. Ok, random talisman is a bit eh… but, I love how Bung-do can use it to go back and forth between times like he’s taking the subway!!
Kim Bung do – Man if he’s not the cheekiest player alive (or dead if you think about it…). He’s quick to adapt to modern times and his “calm and collected” personality might just make all of us swoon. Wait, no, leave that to the charming smile he makes when he’s speechless. 😉
Choi Hee Jin – She’s the adorable, happy-go-lucky heroine in this drama. But it’s not like you can HATE her for it. What I love about her is how she makes everything seem so real. She’s not just an actress playing an actress, she IS that actress. She is that Queen Inhyun.
Han Dong Min – He’s Hee Jin’s ex and also her co-actor for her new drama. He’s like the annoying little puppy you want to get rid of, but he’s too cute to let go. Well, sometimes. The other times, he’s just a pathetic, boastful, arrogant little jerk.
I just love how everything is filmed in this drama. It’s…different. When historical dramas usually prefer a static stance, Queen Inhyun likes to play with its camera angles so as to create a lively feel to even the most boring scenes (but believe me, there aren’t many). I also love how the tone switches from gloomy in the Joseon era to bright and cheery in present-day Korea. Even down to how they use slow-mo, I love this cameraman
Ok, what this drama has going for it is a good soundtrack. There’s this one gayageum instrumental that just blows my mind. I love how they know exactly when to play it so it doesn’t sound out of place and all. Then there’s that one song where they kiss.. WAIT. I can’t be giving spoilers!! By the way, these two main leads are really good at kissing.
Really, I could spend the whole day talking about this drama (well… I did spend the whole day figuring out how to POST this) but people don’t believe until they see.
BOTTOM LINE: WATCH THIS DRAMA!!