Review – Queen In Hyun’s Man
Though the first two episodes of this drama are notoriously slow, this is one of the most interesting (and romantic) time traveling between Joseon Era & Modern Times shows out there. Why? Because the two main leads are so interesting (and romantic). They feel fresh… even though it’s not a new show (it came out in 2012). Ji Hyun-Woo plays the thoughtful scholar who snickers at jokes, explores the new world with a reserved wonder, quietly observes situations before taking action, and is totally hard for his modern companion and doesn’t hide it.
Ji Hyun-Woo and Yoo In-Na are crackling with chemistry.
Yoo In-Na plays our leading lady, an adorable ditzy actress who’s won over by her time traveler almost instantly… oh the way he talks, she mutters. Their banter is so refreshingly real. It feels like an actual couple, not some k-drama construct. She’s lying through her teeth, flirting, trying to show off, and he’s teasing her, testing her. They make this show. There’s really no other reason to watch it. The plot is decent, but it’s watching this 300 year time gap couple cuddle in the library that makes this show stand out. It literally made me feel like a giddy school girl every time these two were together, starting about episode three and kicking into full gear by episode four.
You will be helplessly charmed. It’s not cheesy or gimicky or cutesy. These are two grown people falling in love, just… head over heels in love. And it’s magnetic. Check it out if you’re in the mood for lots of PDA and heart melting romance.
Overall Rating – 9/10. Dear God, Let Me Be Reincarnated As Yoo In-A In My Next Life.