“Queen InHyun’s Man” Series Review

 

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Wow. Just wow. tvN is knocking it out of the park this year and for me, completely blowing MBC, SBS and KBS outta the water. They’ve put out a couple of mind-blowing dramas – 2 of which are now on my all time best drama list. (yes, I have a list – somewhere on my desk) I already wrote about Shut Up: Flower Boy Band and why it was such a great drama. I now wish to give my thoughts on the perfection that is Queen InHyun’s Man – which advanced to first place. There were so many blogs that recapped QIHM, each of them smitten. I sat and watched as new blogs jumped on board each week. I read the frenzy going on over at Soompi. I spent hours finding new information, new pictures and new reviews being posted. I logged onto the official Facebook page to see messages left from all over  – Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Britain, USA, Philippines and many others. I watched the fan-led petition for a DVD. (which tvN wasn’t going to do originally) and read the joy when they announced they WOULD release a DVD. (not sure if it will have English subs yet but I’m hoping)
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I then tried to think of how I could explain this to a viewer who had not yet seen any of it? Hmmm…another time- travel drama? Yes. But it’s the most beautiful, heart-warming/wrenching love stories I’ve ever seen. It has nothing to do with re-incarnation. (THANK GOD) It’s all about Boong-Do. A male character written in such a way that every single woman who watched this drama is in love. He’s wonderful. He’s sweetly, innocently, adorably wonderful. And so friggin smart, it’s scary. He’s not a cold, tantrum throwing man. He’s not a vain, drinking, jealous, man. He’s not a whiner, he’s not full of angst, he’s not emotionally detached. He’s analytical, he’s a thinker, he’s calm and cautious…yet he’s warm and caring. He also has a surprisingly gentle, witty sense of humor. Boong-Do is played by Ji Hyun Woo. (A Thousand Kisses, Mr Idol)
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It begins with assassins trying to kill him off. Because he’s trying to protect the disposed Queen InHyun. So we have another historical drama with two sides fighting for power in the court. (insert historical information regarding QIH and Lady Jang here – LOL) His ex-servant Yoon Wol played by Jin Ye-sol (49 Days) who appears to be in love with him gives him a talisman that she got from monks at a temple. This will protect him. During the scuffle with the assassins, it looks like Boong-Do will lose as he has only a book between him and death. A BOOK! (that’s it, I’m officially a goner) Just as the sword gets closer, Boong-Do suddenly vanishes. And appears in 2012. On a movie set. Where they’re filming a movie about Lady Jang and QIH. (HAHA) He meets our leading lady who is also adorable. She is played by Yoo In Na (Secret Garden, Best Love) in her first leading role. But not annoying! And not ditzy! And not clueless or stupid or whiny! Hye Jee is also smart. She’s trying her best to break into show biz. She was offered the lead role of QIH in this movie (we find out later it might have been because of her past relationship with the lead actor who is trying to woo her back) The second male lead character is Han Dong Min played by Kim Jin Woo (Twelve Men in a Year, Can’t Lose) This guy IS a tantrum thrower. (but strangely with a good sense of humor albeit full of himself)
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We go through the whole “where am I and how did I get here” while Hee Jin slowly weaves her magic on Boong-Do. (and us – I was loving this girl right from the get go) I mean, come on! She flips the ex-boyfriend the bird! Who doesn’t wanna do that? This is where this time-travel drama differs from others: Boong-Do pulls out his talisman and reads the words written on it. WOOSH, he’s transported back to Joseon. Ahhhh! So he can travel back and forth at will! Interesting twist. I like that he’s a tiny bit in control. As opposed to just throwing him into modern-day with no way back until he solves some big mystery. There is also no awkward, stupid scenes of him being shocked or disgruntled by things he sees or hears in this modern world. Not our smart Boong-Do. He just calmly and quietly observes. And learns.
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I said he was smart. What’s the first things he asks Hee Jin to do for him? Help him find a book. (yes, he figures out doors, cars, phones, toilets, showers, elevators, clothes all fairly quickly) Most of those things aren’t shown but the writer gave the audience some credit for being intelligent. Instead of bumbling around like an idiot or relying on Hee Jin to teach him, he takes the initiative and learns things on his own. He did have trouble with seatbelts. Which gave us our first swoony, chemistry-laden, sparks-flying-all-over-the-place moment between out OTP. But the next time, he shows her calmly that he can do it himself. (yea, you basically only have to show this guy how to do something once) It’s hilarious that Hee Jin thinks he’s a “playa” which couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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Reading the posts of viewers, I realized there were two camps. Those who loved the Joseon story and Boong-Do being there. And those who loved seeing our OTP together and wanted him in modern-day. I was split on that one for a while. The Joseon story was interesting without being full of angst or terror. We do find out Boong-Do’s entire family was murdered (including a pregnant wife) but he himself was let off by the King. There are the normal baddies on the court who are trying to get rid of him and also the trusty side-kick who keeps his house in order while he’s off in 2012. (LOL) Don’t feel bad or think you’re missing the appeal of this drama if you fast-forward through the Joseon scenes. I know some viewers who did the first time around but they eventually went back to watch those. So it’s okay! HOW you watch this one isn’t as important as that you DO watch it. And I mean that with all my heart.
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The moments between our OTP in 2012 are what is so special. Full of lovely conversation (very calm, gentle, sweet on his side and quick, snappy, humorous on her side) Once Hee Jin gets past the whole “you traveled through time 300 years?” bit, she helps him learn what happens to the beloved, disposed Queen he’s trying to protect. But when he attempts to use the talisman to travel back to his own time, Hee Jin panics for the first time. And kisses him. WOOT for bold, forward leading ladies! One of the best parts of their time together is that she’s constantly trying to find a new reason/way/trick to kiss him. (pretty sure he’s aware she’s trying to pull his leg but he goes along…I said he’s not stupid) *hee* Smart girl too. I loved Hee Jin more than any leading lady I’ve ever seen. And Boong-Do? We need him cloned immediately. There are hundreds of women on Soompi who want one. Plus Twitter. Plus Facebook. Plus every blog I read. HAHAHA! This writer managed to create two charming characters that everyone who watched fell in love with. Absolute genius.
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Though several trips back and forth, meals together, questions from her manager (who is hilarious – played by Ga Deuk Hi) gift giving (he gives her a car), more kisses (one in a library!), some undressing scenes (where he adorably hides his eyes then tells her he’s leaving since he’s seen everything) we have them alone and her refusing to give him the talisman so he can leave. Not that he wants to at this point. Major kissing happens and a morning after where we are left to guess what happened. The kiss was breath-taking so it coulda gone either way. Eventually we learn the talisman was given with a warning: not to use it for selfish reasons.
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There are a few changes made in history because of Boong-Do’s meddling and a few moments of panic (for me) when the talisman is ripped and things are reset back. (they all lose their memory of Boong-Do except for Hee Jin) We end up learning the lesson of the talisman the hard way – they are separated suddenly. And the talisman doesn’t appear to be working anymore. Which means Boong-Do is stuck in Joseon. He can’t travel to Hee Jin in 2012. He also can’t continue his old life, everyone in Joseon thinks he’s dead. And he doesn’t want to continue his old life – he’s fallen in love with Hee Jin.
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I cried my eyes out during those scenes. He suddenly vanishes while they’re out on a date at a park. She waits for him, going back to that park to sit for hours. When he finally manages to make it to her,  it’s only for a few seconds before he is whisked back to Joseon for what we believe is the final time. GAAAHHHH! Giant, gasping sobs flew from my mouth. But as I wrote in my review of SU: FBB, I need not have worried. The writing for this drama has been tight, cohesive, flowing so smoothly so there was no reason to believe I’d be let down. And I was right, the writer never let me down. Not once. FYI – the writer for this drama is Song Jae-jeong (Coffee House) and the director is Kim Byung-Soo (Vampire Prosecutor) Incredible team.
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Boong-Do attempting suicide also didn’t seem horribly out of character.  (to me) He was left to wander Joseon alone. Without any friends or family, without any hope for the future. For an intelligent young scholar, this must be extremely painful. He’s promised the King he will never appear in Joseon again. So when he’s captured, there is nothing he can do or say without putting the King or newly restored Queen in jeopardy. And the ache for Hee Jin has taken over his very soul, he left a letter for her that broke my heart. I believe when he is willing to take his own life is when the “magic” begins.
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Did I mention all the phones in this drama? The second time they meet, Hee Jin drops her phone and Boong-Do picks it up. He memorizes her phone number after seeing it once. He learns how to use a pay phone and calls her. Her manager hides her phone from her so he can’t reach her. When he’s about to return to Joseon thinking she forgot him, he finds her in a phone booth. (another truly, lovely scene) They spend a rainy evening together in that phone booth. Hee Jin buys couple phones and programs herself in as “the worlds most beautiful woman”. Lots and lots of phones and phone usage in this drama. So I wasn’t angry, shocked or surprised that the phones turn out to be the vehicle for him to return to her a final time. For good.
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The end scene again had embarrassing sobs escaping from my throat. The calm, quiet way he announces his return to her (and her equally calm reaction to seeing him again after a year) made me love Boong-Do even more. The longing in their eyes took my breath away. I know some have said the ending was lame – the phone replacing the talisman was ridiculous. But for me (and thousand of other viewers) I have a feeling HOW he was saved didn’t matter so much as that he did get saved. Because she called him. In the end, she called him. Simple. Lovely. Wonderful. Romantic. This was a love story. Trust me, you want to see this drama. You NEED to see this drama. tvN is introducing a whole new ball game in dramas.
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My final thought is:  lets play a game.  Let’s name things that WERE NOT in this drama.  I’ll start –

1) No self-sacrificing break up. “I’m doing this because I love you!” Hate that more than anything.
2) No bitchy, snotty ex-girlfriend. Oh, thank GOD.
3) …

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71 Comments

  • M says:

    I’ve been trying to convince my friends to watch this. They’re fans of RP. I told them this was better. :O)

    • tessieroo says:

      I agree. I liked RP (really enjoyed F4) but I LOVE QIHM. It’s a whole different type of drama. And the OTP in this one take my breath away.

    • Kelinci Biru says:

      me too. i really love making people watch something, before QIHM, i was trying to convince my friends to watch k2h, then, halfway, i was “no, i change my mind, watch THIS instead!”

      • tessieroo says:

        It’s so hard to express exactly how GOOD this drama is! I only got a few of my friends to watch it. But I’ll keep trying. (LOL)

        • Hachi says:

          I agree, it’s the BEST drama EVER!!! I have a list somewhere, & right now its on top & very unlikely that it will ever change. lol

      • tsuris says:

        Hahaha, SAME HERE! I was trying to get my friends to watch K2H so they could fangirl with me, until I switched to QIHM–they got thrown off guard :DD hopefully that’ll make them watch it!

  • Joykrdrama says:

    No interfering in-laws

    No Han River crying scenes…..lol

  • wap says:

    #3. no a**hole leading man, dongmin has his moments but comparing to other dramas, he’s still tame. lol!

    #4. no other family members(in laws etc…lol) to separate the otp!

    #5. no playing hard to get, the otp wants skinship they get it! hahahaha

    ugh…so difficult to write things that are not on this drama…. can we just write the things we love instead?

    will be reading you love rain recap 😀 i did scout for love rain recap, and i wonder why this page never turned up. i sooo luv jks on marry me marry.

    • tessieroo says:

      OMG, you watched MMM too? We must be soul mates. HAHAHA! How about no stupid twisting-her-ankle scene so he has to piggy back her. And no embarrassing karaoke scene.

      • wap says:

        they had piggyback…but ti guess they just did it. it was shown in passing on ep 15 when he was writing the letter right? and we were wondering if those were bts from ep12 date.

        and yes..i did watch marry me mary, and i still do from time to time…i have a thing for rocker boy! hahaha…

  • floyd says:

    – no ‘missing each other by mere seconds’ scene. eg. BD is in the premiere crowd, HJ sees him. e.g HJ is at the red phone booth, BD sees her before teleporting away
    – no hero/heroine blindly believing blatant lies to lengthen the misunderstanding. SK hides the phone, HJ suspects, acts on it immediately, demands it back, and goes off running to look for BD

    • tessieroo says:

      Oh, good ones! I love it when misunderstandings are handled immediately. I also hate that missing-each-other-by-mere-seconds. We may just be able to figure out ALL the drama cliches that make us insane.

  • No pretending like married couple or fiancee LOL

    btw, the tiptoe kiss is QIHM signature. beat that kdramas :DD

  • oozzeee says:

    ,wanna join the game:
    – (dunno if this still counts since piggy backing was already mentioned) no piggybacking the girl after she’s wasted drinking her frustrations out
    – no doormat leading lady!! (hurray!!)
    – no dead fish kisses (a giant hurray!!)

  • couch kimchi says:

    tess, i think I NEED to watch this.. the same writer as Coffee House?! I’m in 😀 thanks for this dear!

    –leila

  • tarianant says:

    – no cancer or any other terminal illness
    – no first love thingy (super yay!)

    • tessieroo says:

      OMGosh, you’re right! It wasn’t BD’s first love – he did have a wife. AND THANK GOD for no terminal illness. That plot is way over-used too. You guys are coming up with some really good ones!

  • Mara says:

    I think this was a truly adult drama which focused totally on the leads and there was no room for anyone to interfere with their budding relationship (lovewise). It’s a dream come true about how love should progress once it’s found and obstacles should be overcome in order to be together. Wait, I just described YIA and JHW’s real-life dating! The magic of QIHM lies in these two actors who onscreen projected what was going on offscreen between them and did it perfectly. The kisses seemed too real to be true and it’s probably because at some point they were real kisses between them, They probably had their initial dates through these characters and have them on film to remember forever. Let’s wish for them a talisman which keeps their love strong forever.

  • Ayesha says:

    Wonderful review!!!! This is my favorite drama ever, the writing, directing, acting and the glorious OTP was phenomenal. Boong-do/Hee-jin are the best characters in k-dramaland(for me). The kiss scenes will become classic, elevator kiss/tiptoe kiss/pasta kiss….I just love this drama and Boong-do. I still cant get over him!!!!!!

    • tessieroo says:

      Thanks! This one is now at the top of my list too. I felt everything watching this one (but not annoyed? No stupid cliches – YAY) Most beautiful love story ever.

  • couch kimchi says:

    tessie, I hope you don’t mind that I belatedly added a music to your post 🙂 It’s a wonderful and persuasive review, and I think it deserves a moving music 😉

    -goodange

    • tessieroo says:

      Hey Angie! No, I love it! Thank you! I’m so over the moon for this drama and this real-life couple, I haven’t come down from the clouds yet. LOL! Everyone really should watch this drama, it’s perfection.

  • pluie625 says:

    what more can I say? Loved it to pieces. I’m still on menboong so forgive me, this couple made me insane…insanely in love gain and insanely in love with them. and with all the news coming out now? gaaaaa we are alll happy shippers hahaha

    • tessieroo says:

      Me too. (LOL) I understand completely. I can’t say enough how incredible this drama was! And how impressed I am with tvN for finding such original stories with such captivating actors.

  • NewKDramaAddict says:

    No annoying or bitchy parents controlling their lives
    No truly, manipulating ex-boyfriend; this one was annoying but funny.
    No misunderstandings, at all!! YEAH!!!!!!!!
    No love triangles, quadrangles, whatever!!
    No crappy ending that made you regret the time you spend watching it

    My list can go on but this is a good start! This drama was so pure and wonderful. Please, writers, take heed. This is what we would like to see from time to time!

    • tessieroo says:

      I was SO happy there’s no bitchy, manipulative ex’s! (there’s even one in “Big” that I’m watching right now) It’s such an over-used plot line. You’re also a fan of SU: FBB? That one is my number 2 all time best drama!

      • newkdramaaddict says:

        Every episode of SUFBB, I watched twice! I was obsessed with it! Even then, I would watch it the weekend before the new episodes starting from ep 1! I lost count how many times I watch the contest and L’s character playing guitar bloody! Fell in love with his character and now know who INFINITE is because of him (sorry, I’m old and new to KPop)! I started watching SUFBB because Dream High (1 and 2) were intolerable!!

        • tessieroo says:

          SU: FBB was (for me) a revelation. A whole new way of telling a story without losing the “K-drama” charm that we all love. But also without a lot of those stupid cliches. The story was interesting and kept me glued to the screen each week. Quite a change for me, I lose interest one a bitchy, ex-girlfriend comes out.

          • newkdramaaddict says:

            You hate the bitchy ex’s; I hate the triangles. I still can’t forgive myself for watching FK!

          • tsuris says:

            hahaha, i still can’t forgive myself for sitting through the 16 episodes for love rain. Horrible mothers, bitchy wannabe girlfriends, cliched plotline with parents-kids thing. Dont ever try it!

            • NewKDramaAddict says:

              I hear you! I watched the 1st 6 episodes and then just waited for the last episode. Which was the best. Not sure because it was ending or because it actually was the best!

  • NewKDramaAddict says:

    Oh, and the best kissing scenes I have ever seen. EVER!

    • couch kimchi says:

      Since the drama has the same screenwriter as Coffee House, then, I didn’t expect anything less. Coffee House also had the best and creative kisses 😉 Not a bad sell for QIHM. I haven’t watched it yet, but I promise I will. The buzz about it is obviously not a hype. I believe the praises. And to top it off, the OTP became a real life couple. What more can a drama fan ask for? 😉

      -goodange

  • Carla says:

    What ep mentioned that he had a pregnant wife? I must’ve missed that. Please let me know:) Oh, and this drama is truly perfect! I have never given my number 1 spot for fav kdrama since I started watching kdrama 6-7 years ago and this show has definitely earned that spot. I love everything about QIHM<3

    • tessieroo says:

      Hey Carla! *waves* It’s in EP 2 and then again in a later episode. They talk about his whole family being murdered and show a woman in white who falls on the ground, her pregnant belly covered in blood. It’s hard to catch unless you’re paying really close attention to the Joseon part of the story. They also show Boong-Do being tortured but he’s eventually let go.

      • Carla says:

        Thanks for the reply! When I first watched the series, I watched it faithfully but when I went back to rewatch everything, I would always start with ep 3. That is when everything started to get interesting for me. I went back to watch ep 2 and I saw the scene you were talking about. I saw two ladies that both servants addressed as “Your Excellency.” How did you truly know that the pregnant one was his wife? I’m not doubting you so don’t take it the wrong way. I am just curious because I really missed that point. If that really was his wife, then dang he didn’t hesitate when it came to loving Hee-Jin. Please give me some more clarification on that aspect about his “dead” wife. I’m shocked that I missed that point.

        • tessieroo says:

          No problem hon! Lots of people got confused on this (and felt … a bit off because he fell in love with HJ so quickly) but we aren’t told how long ago his family was murdered. So we don’t know how long he’s been a widower. I know in Joseon times, they married fairly young. It’s announced in EP 3 that Yoon Wol was his late wife’s servant. And in a later episode, they talk about his father, his father-in-law, and his wife being tortured and put to death for being traitors.

          • tessieroo says:

            Oh, one more thing: they married fairly young back then because the most important thing for a yangban was carrying on the family line. So more than likely his marriage was arranged? (meaning he might not have even known his wife before they married) So it’s also a good guess to say he didn’t love her. Not the way he eventually comes to love HJ. He was simply full-filling his duty by getting married & having children.

          • Carla says:

            Before reading your 2nd response, I started analyzing reasons why I can accept his behavior and still consider him a perfect man. A perfect man doesn’t come along that often in Kdrama so I had to hang on to him…hehe. I thought about the historical side of his time and being noble, his marriage was mostly likely arranged. Based on his acceptance of Hee-Jin’s love (so easily), his marriage was most likely not based on love. Also, he did have five years to mourn. Based on those reasons, I can still love him the same way. When you were talking about how there were two camps (Joseon/Modern), I was more focused on the OTP meeting in the modern day. I have to say though that I am a bit ashamed of myself for missing that detail. Thanks for the clarifications!

    • newkdramaaddict says:

      They stated that his whole family was killed when the Queen was removed so it was 5 years ago based on the time table of the drama!

      • tessieroo says:

        Oh, thanks so much! See? I missed stuff. Which is a good reason to have to watch it again. (LOL) For the 8th time. Sadly for me, everything else pales right now.

        • newkdramaaddict says:

          Plan on it as soon as its all subbed on viki! Those dedicated subbers are working hard! Almost 6 episodes completed and the number contributors keeps growing and growing.

  • msclockwatcher msclockwatcher says:

    I haven’t read this yet because I am on episode 12 but it definitely deserves a series review. Thanks! Will comment again when I am done.

  • jeankaycee says:

    OMG!! you love this drama too! your article says it all! TVN and the team behind are just simply brilliant and of course the actors are truly wonderful! QIHM have raise the standard of what a Kdrama should be! super glad that I have watched this drama! One I can consider as I gem! ^_^

    • tessieroo says:

      tvN is kicking every other stations butt right now. The stories and scripts they’re doing are amazing and modern. They’re not stuck in cliche-drama crap which is very refreshing.

    • newkdramaaddict says:

      Raised the bar! Threw the gauntlet! Made KDrama watching really hard! I lose interest real fast now (I Do, I Do, case in point)!

  • Kickingtenshi says:

    NO PERFECT, SELF-SACRIFICING, RIDICULOUSLY HANDSOME SUPER-NICE SECOND MALE LEADS!!!

    So Han Dongmin is good looking and has his adorable moments… but I definitely didn’t root for him the way that other dramas make me root for the unrealistically perfect second male leads. Thank goodness. I get really annoyed that perfectly good guys end up alone and pining for girls that have no interest in them.

    NO WAITING 10+ EPISODES FOR A DRY TIGHT LIPPED KISS THAT’S THE ONLY ONE IN THE DRAMA!!!

    tvN is really great at giving me what I want. Lots of kissies and touching, and more realistic relationships and lots of kissing. 😛

  • Anthony says:

    The fact that Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na started dating just adds to all the awesomeness this drama is ^^.

  • Devonna says:

    Cliches were so less in this drama!
    1) The main guy is not harassing in any way.
    2) The girl isn’t a pushover
    3) For a change, she falls for the ‘nice’ guy rather than the asshole ex-boyfriend
    4) No self-sacrificial second leads
    5) No bitchy ex-girlfriends
    6) No opposition from parents or family
    7) The rich boy/poor girl scenario isn’t repeated either
    8) Has more kisses than regular dramas
    9) Instead of going downhill after episode 8 or 9, it becomes better!

    A worth it watch!
    And again- I saw it based on your review and loved it!

  • Devonna says:

    Oh- and no unnecessary break ups! Thank goodness for that.

    • tessieroo says:

      Hey Devonna! Thanks for the nice words, I’m super happy you liked it. (a bit nervous that you watched it based on my review) 0_0 This drama broke so many of the cliches that I’ve come to hate! You provided a great list there and I agree with all of them. THANK YOU!

  • Jeannea says:

    I really like this drama,not your typical kdarama. :))

  • Hachi says:

    …things that WERE NOT in this drama…
    (Most of them may have been mentioned already but it can’t be helped)

    1. Stereotypical characters (Rich guy, Poor girl)
    2. Drinking soju (which then leads to drank confessions & piggybacks)
    3. Breaking up 3,4,5 times because of some misunderstanding (usually created by family or ex’s against the relationship).
    4. Random ‘8 years laters’ because one of the main characters had moved to other country(USA 90% of the time) & has suddenly decided to return to Korea…

    the list goes on & on…

    Back to drama, I know everyone has already mentioned it BUT the kisses – WOW (O.O) they are ranking top of all my korean drama kisses(yes, i have a list) =D. & the drama itself has just topped my favourite Kdrama of all time…

    • tessieroo says:

      I AM going to try that “tip-toe” kiss one of these days. (LOL) I totally forgot about the dreaded time-jump! You’re right, another cliche that wasn’t in this one. And why it always that they go study in America? Anyways, thanks for the comments. 🙂

  • keioboysakurai says:

    thank you for this wonderful review! ^_^ gonna share this with my friends to help convince them to watch this one ^_~ i’ve definitely fell in love with this couple, both in the series and in real life. i was really glad when their onscreen love became real <3

    • tessieroo says:

      Real life dating with this couple took me to the moon – I’m so beyond happy for both of them. (can’t wait for his return from military service) This drama was so good: perfect story, perfect chemistry – everything. It’s raised my standards on what I expect from a drama now. Thanks for stopping by!

  • aoi says:

    Thanks for the review! I finished with QIHM a couple of weeks back ,still surf the blogs to find a reason to relive their story again. You won’t believe how refreshing I found their story. Perhaps the only OTP in recent times I can safely believe would be together all their lives (no indecisive male leads, no heroines who can’t stand their ground etc)

    And the kisses <33 I LOVED Heejin the moment she tricked Boongdo in the elevator. The ending kiss scene was to die for- the leads looked glowing and in love- and they held tight onto one another, kissed with their mouths open~ just like normal people would.

    Can't wait for Ji Hyunwoo to come back & for them to date in public once again..

    • tessieroo says:

      I have this set for a 3rd re-watch soon! I still have not found a drama that didn’t rely on cliches to move things forward. This story was so refreshing and even the “aigoo” wasn’t overdone to the point of making me cringe. Ah, I miss Boong-Do terribly. Thank you for leaving me a comment, I’m very happy you enjoyed this one as much as I did! 🙂

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