9, nain: ahop beonui siganyeohaeng, Nine Time Travels, Time Travelling Nine Times
drama, romance, fantasy, time travel
11 Mar, 2013 - 14 May, 2013
23:00 - 23:45
4.16 of 5 by 519 users
Possessing the power to change the past, Park Seon U tries his luck nine times. Even though he thinks he is the master of time, the outcomes of his travels will prove him wrong. He has to make sure to take the right steps to get the perfect ending.
One day, when he was around 40, Park Seon U suddenly was faced with only 6 months to live because of cancer, a dead brother and left all alone, since his father was killed 20 years ago and his mother never got back on her feet because of that incident. The lovely Ju Min Yeong, who chased after him to get his love for 5 years finally sees all her dreams come true, as he offered her to date her for 6 months. But things change, when the police give him the things they found with his dead brother, who froze to death in the Himalaya. There were incense sticks, and strangely his brother was holding on to them while freezing to death. When Park Seon U tries them at home, he suddenly finds himself 20 years back, in December. Suddenly, he realizes, he can save his live and love, his father, brother, mother and destroy the guy who supposedly killed his father - all thanks to the nine incense sticks.
If you are looking forward to only a touching love story between Park Seon U and Ju Min Yeong, you'll get bitterly disappointed. If you want a complex drama, full of surprises and excitement, then this is it! This drama is something new, I never could guess what would happen next and there are so many obstacles and problems, you might think you're going crazy. All the characters are very real, there doesn't really need to be one of those overly bad characters. There are only many characters, that clash. Their oppinions, their history, their goals. And this makes it so exciting to watch!
I can't tell you all the good parts about that drama, there are too many, but I'll try and tell a few things. First, the character design. Even though there is the current time and the time 20 years ago, the characters were very clear. No mixing up of characters.
Also, all the important elements to keep you excited are in this drama. The love story isn't the main point, but it is real. It's not the classical love-or-die situation. Rather than focusing on heartwrenching love, it's also about friendship and family. I really loved Seon Us best friend, Yeong Hun, and his boss, O Cheol Min. Even a tiny character was somehow getting involved in the story, and even though it's about time-traveling, you can still follow the story well.
I just loved how you couldn't predict anything that would happen. Even if you thought about 10 different scenarios, you probably didn't get the right one. And every episode was filled with everything: love, excitement, sadness and laughter.
The bad things are only two I have to mention, that don't really do anything to the drama:
Phone calls were cut really awkward. They kept switchting the sides of the pictures during calls, which really annoyed me.
And the sencond "bad" thing was the realtime-screentime ratio. Seon U goes back in time for 30 minutes in a 45 minutes episodes. That's good. But when he looks at his watch with only 5 minutes left and starts to have a race about live and death or travels around town to make 3 different phonecalls... But it's a drama and the highlight of the episode, so it's fine!
What makes me give this 5* isn't only that it's not about romance only. It's the main character, the acting, the storyline, how things ended... Everything was good. Even though I have to say, I felt a bit betrayed at the end, because the focus kind of switched and because I still haven't figured out the last scene... But well, I can't complain either! It's a good drama! Watch it! Now!
Both titles tell a story of a character who is given a chance to go back to the past. The Protagonist's actions are driven by his desire to save somebody's life and his actions have the power to drastically change the course of the events.