5 Teasers for Han Ji Min/Nam Joo Hyuk JTBC Drama “The Light in Your Eyes”

Nam Joo Hyuk’s acting gets heavily criticized but he will always hold a special place in my heart for the joy that is Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.

We are about a week into 2019 which means it’s time to start thinking of all the shows that’ll hopefully entertain us this year.

The Light in Your Eyes is an upcoming JTBC fantasy drama starring Han Ji Min (Familiar Wife) as a Kim Hye Ja, a 25-year-old aspiring announcer who suddenly finds herself as a 70-year-old woman with the ability to manipulate time. It is said she’ll lose time before she can use it so I’m guessing she somehow loses 45 years of her life. She’s paired with Nam Joo Hyuk (The Bride of Habaek) as Lee Joon Ha, a former aspiring reporter who now wastes his life doing nothing.

I have to say the synopsis initially gave me nightmarish flashbacks to 2013’s Marry Him If You Dare which, in my opinion, started off well then slowly devolved into crap. Let’s hope things are different here.

From what I gather, the focus will be on the older version played by her namesake Kim Hye Ja (Dear My Friends) but I can’t see how she’ll have an inevitable romance with a character played by Nam Joo Hyuk so the younger version must have some prominence in the story. We’ll see.

Here are the teasers:

Son Ho Jun plays Kim Young Soo, Kim Hye Ja’s mischievous older brother who isn’t affected by time.

The Light in Your Eyes is written by Lee Nam Kyu and Kim Soo Jin and directed by Kim Suk Yoon who previously collaborated on several works including Awl and the Detective K movies. Lee Nam Kyu and Kim Suk Yoon also worked together on 2016’s My Wife is Having an Affair This Week.

The Light in Your Eyes is scheduled to premiere in February on JTBC.

Credit: JTBC, Soompi, Wikipedia, AsianWiki


  • Beez says:

    I swear I was planning to keep my negative feelings about noona romances to myself until I read the line “I can’t see how [the 70 year old version] will have an inevitable romance with Nam Joon hyuk so the younger version…”

    I couldn’t help but think “Either version is too old for him.” 😂

    I guess the noona romances are here to stay. *sigh* I’ll have to learn to accept them but I just hope they still give me other shows to watch or this whole foray into learning Korean to enjoy Kdramas will turn out to be a bust ’cause there’s nothing I want to watch!

    • Ellie says:

      Beez, noona have been around for decades. Here to stay? They own real estate now! If you are looking for similarly aged couples you might like My Healing Love, My Only One, Fates and Furies, The Last Empress, Hymn of Death; Ms. Ma, Nemesis; The Ghost Detective, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, My Strange Hero, or Just Dance. There are actually quite a lot. If you like Ajhussi romances then try Less Than Evil. Happy viewing!

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