Yu So Jun is a time traveller who won the lottery 6 times, became rich and created his own company. In one of his travels to the future, he discovers that his future self married Song Ma Rin, a bizarre, impulsive woman who drinks a lot and aspires to become a photographer. What's more shocking is the person that travels with him tells him: he did it in order to save both their lives.
Tomorrow With You is another time-travel based story that mixes introspection with romance.
The story at it's base is fairly simple. Time traveller Yu So Jun learns about certain events in the future and attempts to change it by altering what happens in [our] present. As any sci-fi watcher knows, that's easier said then done. The show manages to add in twists and turns, with memorable characters. However, it is somewhat of a slow show that, for all the hustle about running out of time, doesn't actually feel as pressured as the characters make it seem. Everyone is written fairly well but the pacing of the show seems off.
The acting is fairly good with Sin Min A and Lee Je Hun being as great as always although the chemistry is somewhat lacking. The secondary actors all manage to fit the quirks that come with their roles but, like the plot, seems to be missing that extra factor that gives everything an "oompf" to it.
The directing is also well done and maybe the strongest point. The different timelines are shot in different screen ratios and colour palettes to help differentiate them and it never gets confusing as to where in the story you are.
Overall, Tomorrow With You is an entertaining watch but don't expect it to run away with your heart. A good recommendation for dry spells or fans of the time travel element.
Tomorrow With You begins with an interesting scenario, excellent technical filmmaking, and two beautiful and talented leads. However, the show suffers from too many abuses of time, starting with a fast-forwarded romance in episode 4. While its purpose is to create the sensation of a rocky relationship, it effectively undermines the viewer's feelings for the couple and creates a major problem. Because the show centers on this couple, it's essential that the viewers are invested in their relationship. Yet, their rushed courtship erodes the viewer's interest in the couple and, hence, the show itself.
Although the show does get going again around episode 7, a second time abuse occurs in episode 10, when the writers introduced a deliberate temporal paradox, and then continued to layer on causal paradoxes. I'm as much a fan of time travel dramas as the next, but I hate to see paradoxes written in without explanation. They had done well with a near-linear time description, wherein the present can affect the future, but the past is already set. But, without any given reason, episode 10 just blew it out of the water.
A third abuse of time is the awkward pacing of events. There's a stop-and-start feel with boring, tender, and funny moments coming in subsequent episodes, leaving too much time between them. For example, after the upswing in writing at episode 7 and an additional layer of mystery from episode 11, the positive feeling generated by them comes to a abrupt stop in episode 14 with an incredibly stupid character choice. I forced myself to finish the last couple episodes, and the final episode does wrap everything up with an emotional bow. Sadly, I found the ending overly predictable and, yet again, overly abusive of the timeline.
Watching this show is like sitting in a traffic jam and not knowing if you should keep going patiently because the scenery is decent or hurry over to the next exit ramp.