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.
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