Choe Yeong is a general of the royal army, which escorts King Gong Min back to Goryeo (Korea), where the latter is supposed to take over the throne. Also under Choe Yeong's custody is Princess No Guk, the new wife of King Gong Min and Princess of Yuan (China), the country her husband was held as a hostage in for a long time. Nearly being at the end of their journey, the group has to rest at an inn, where they are ambushed; in the running the Princess gets seriously injured. Choe Yeong is asked by King Gong Min to go through 'Heaven's Door' and bring the 'God's Doctor', the one known from the legends and the only one who is rumoured to be able to save the Princess. However, the door turns out to be a portal to the future and Choe Yeong lands in what is now Seoul, where he meets the female plastic surgeon Yu Eun Su. He kidnaps her and brings the totally scared woman back to his time. With this, the challenges for the confused Eun Su just begin, since she must continue curing her patients, without the advanced medicine or technology and while trying not to change any important piece of the history she knows; and find a way to return safely home through another gate.
This show is absolutely terrible. There's no redeming factor, at all.
Lee Min Ho must be one of the worst casting mistakes in years as the leading Goryeo warrior who should be reserved and commanding, but dormant in his abilities and traumatized by a sad past. Instead, he zombies his way through the script, seemingly confussed and lost. By the end of the drama, he was hilariously sleepwalking, mostly.
Kim Hee Seon was screeching at first, then barely adorable, then just as lost as her co-stars (all of them). It's really difficult to find a collective cast utterly braindead by the end of a drama, so congratulations for this achievement?
The actors had moderate talent at best, but the show lacked a clear vision and coherence in its story that hindered its potential to be at least entertaining (I wasn't asking much more out of this, to be honest).
The final product was not only mediocre, it was insulting most of the time in its absolute disregard for the most basic rules of storytelling and direction.
The only relevance this piece of rotten fruit will have, is for Lee Min Ho completists (does that even exist?) or people who are studying how sadly Kim Jong Hak's legacy ended. What a shame.
I started to watch this because of Lee Minho and i diden´t have high expactations for this cause i read a lot about slow plot and other bad things.
But i must say i was suprised when i actually watched it cause for me it was really good.
It is the truth that at the beginning it is a bit slow but after a few episodes it get´s faster and i think this drama needed the slow start so that you can get familiar with the different characters.
I also think that the story about time travelling to the past is a really great thing. Though Yu Eun Su knows about the future of the people she meets she decided to keep most of it to herself so that she won´t change the future to much, as it could also turn bad if the changes are to drastically.
Also at the beginning Yu Eun Su had problems with adapting to her new situation, what is totally understandable when you get kidnappes to another time period, with time she herself started to change and also change the people around her for the better.
What annoyed me a bit was the great villain Gi Cheol as he would never give up or change his ways and also how most of the time the supporting cast was a bit left out and you couldn´t understand why they acted the way they did. Or how the relationships between them worked and ther was a bit to much politic for my taste.
But the actors all did a really great job in portraying ther roles be it Lee Minho as Choe Yeong or Ryu Deok Hwan as King Gong Min.
The staff did also an awesome job for this drama and the special effects where really great.
So all in all i would say if you like historical dramas, with a bit fantasy and you don´t have a problem with politic, this is definitly a must watch for you.