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Tomorrow With You: Episode 1

Who knew that traveling through time could be as convenient as hopping on a subway? tvN’s newest time travel drama Tomorrow With You introduces us to a fantasy world and a hero who knows what the future holds for him and one mysterious woman he’s somehow linked to. Getting to know a girl won’t be easy when only one of them is aware of what lies ahead, but neither of them will be prepared when one fateful decision opens up a new chapter in their lives.

 
EPISODE 1 RECAP

In the near future, December 2018, an intense Starcraft match is underway between renowned gamer Lim Yo-hwan versus an AI named AlphaCraft. Tensions run high in the arena, but Lim pulls out of the match, victorious.

A man revels from his living room, and the subjective point of view allows us to see his surroundings through his eyes. He muses that another year is coming to a close, and he buys a birthday gift before heading down to the subway.

Once the camera angle shifts, we can see his face—this is YOO SO-JOON (Lee Je-hoon), who remains calm as the lights above flicker and his fellow passengers disappear… and the subway car hurtles back to the present: June 2016.

As So-joon removes his winter coat, he explains in voiceover: “I’m a time-traveler. I take the subway and travel to and from the future.” He knows that there are people out there who’d like to know what their futures may hold, but he won’t take any of their questions.

This is because he takes no interest in other people’s lives, he narrates, as he walks past a street memorial adorned with photos and flowers.

Elsewhere at an outdoor wedding photo shoot, the entire bridal party laughs awkwardly when the photographer can tell that the bridesmaids aren’t close with the bride. She brusquely instructs the bridesmaid to the far right (Shin Mina) to fall in line with the others, and tells the happy groom that this must be his first marriage.

That doesn’t sit well with the bride LEE GUN-SOOK (Kim Ye-won), who reminds her bridesmaids through gritted teeth that they can forget the customary monetary gifts for the upcoming ceremony if they smile for the photos, and that does the trick.

So-joon swings by a cafe to see his friends KANG KI-DOONG and the birthday girl, SHIN SE-YOUNG. Ki-doong seems to know about his friend’s time-traveling ability whereas Se-young doesn’t, and So-joon uses vague terms to describe just how fashion forward her present is.

He has to run to attend to “a matter of life-and-death,” and his phone reminder provides the details: SONG MA-RIN, car accident. 4:14 PM.

During a break, the bridesmaids complain about being part of a wedding for a girl they’ve hated for fifteen years now. Still, they’re more impressed by their friend Ma-rin for showing up at all today.

Now we finally put a face to the name, as Ma-rin seeks out the photographer, hoping that she’d look at her portfolio. But the photographer recognizes Ma-rin as a former child actress, and the latter’s attempt to laugh off that comment is foiled by Gun-sook’s arrival.

When the photographer leaves, Ma-rin takes off after her, explaining that she and the bride aren’t that close. In truth, she’d hoped to meet the photographer today, having studied photography for seven years herself. Thankfully her persistence pays off, and the photographer grudgingly accepts her portfolio.

So-joon arrives at the park as the wedding photo session resumes, and passersby also recognize Ma-rin from her child actress days. Looking toward her, he narrates, “I’m going to change her fate today… because my life might be held in that woman’s hands.”

D-20 minutes. He passes the bridal party on the street, knowing that Ma-rin will decline a meal with the others and opt to grab a cup ramyun at a convenience store instead. She does exactly that, but then puts it back and exits, having noticed the strange guy following her around today.

D-5 minutes. So-joon runs up to get her attention by grabbing her arm and calling her by name, much to her alarm. Ma-rin flatly refuses his offer for coffee, and when he touches her arm again, she defensively wraps her arms around herself.

She says she doesn’t know him and walks away, but then we see a glimpse into Ma-rin’s immediate future if she steps into the crosswalk within the next minute: a truck slamming into her. Thus in a last-ditch effort, So-joon blurts out: “I-saw-you-in-the-street-and-I thought-you-were-so-beautiful-that-I wanted-to-have-coffee-with-you!” Smooth.

Still, those words successfully get Ma-rin to stop and ask how he knows her name. She stops him upon hearing that he knows her as the former child actress, and admits she feels uncomfortable. She refrains from speaking further, but So-joon encourages her to keep talking, hoping to stall her for at least another two minutes.

He can tell from her smile that she must be tired of constantly being hit on by strangers, and tries asking her out one more time. But Ma-rin declines and marches toward the crosswalk…

…And So-joon pulls her back from the oncoming truck just in time. Rather than thanking him for saving her life, Ma-rin plucks his arm off of hers and reminds him that he shouldn’t do that. She walks off, but then turns back to remark that he’s rather clumsy with his approach with women.

With that, she skips off into the street. Just as So-joon’s phone reminder beeps, he hears honking and a thud. Oh no.

He walks into the street, where Ma-rin is lying unconscious. The flustered driver swears he didn’t hit her; she fainted. So-joon knows she did and comments, “How can you pass out on your own?”

In the hospital, So-joon reads up on Ma-rin, who won viewers’ hearts at the age of six in 1991, when she played a girl who loved rice (hence her nickname “Bap-soon-ie”) in a 50-episode drama about a group of independence fighters.

As an adult, she’s infamous for her drunkenness, which is often captured on social media. Often times, she’ll sleep practically anywhere outside, and other netizens have seen her talking to a phantom in a pojangmacha.

So-joon is both amazed and amused by her life choices, but bristles upon recalling her earlier comment about his lousy game with women. Ma-rin comes to just then, wondering if she must’ve been in an accident.

So-joon reassures her that she’ll be fine, adding that it wouldn’t hurt to get her liver screened. Heh. When she tries to get up, he settles her back down onto the bed, saying softly that she might still be dizzy.

Ma-rin grows shy, which has So-joon toss her own words back at her about being clumsy. He says that if it’s fate they’ll meet again, and leaves.

A little later, Ma-rin’s mother anxiously rushes into the hospital, asking around for her celebrity daughter. Ma-rin ushers her mother outside, embarrassed that she’d still try to use her former fame with strangers. But what Ma-rin hates most is her mother spinning lies to her latest boyfriend, knowing full well that Mom will date someone else next month.

Climbing into a taxi, Ma-rin leaves her mother behind and checks to make sure she’s far away enough before getting out. As she rides the bus, we hear So-joon narrate that today was the first time he met Ma-rin in real life and the first time he’s saved someone’s life ever since his time-traveling trips began. He wonders, “Why would that strange, absurd woman and I end up dying on the same day and time?”

We catch up with Ma-rin, who takes pictures for an online shopping mall model, who wonders if they’ll ever find success. Her frenemy Gun-sook calls to enlist her help, slyly offering to put in a good word for her with the photographer via her new husband.

Ma-rin declines, knowing that she’ll be forever indebted to Gun-sook; she vows to become a successful photographer on her own. Cut to: Ma-rin accompanying Gun-sook to shop for home furnishings.

Gun-sook brags about her future husband, an executive director in a real estate investment company named MyReits. He’s the reason why the photographer made a fortune, so she took their wedding pictures to stay in his good graces.

While Ma-rin simply wants to know if the photographer has taken a look at her work, Gun-sook says she’s better off getting married and offers to set her up with her husband’s secretary/errand boy. Having heard enough, Ma-rin chokes Gun-sook before dragging her by the arm, barking at her to buy all the expensive things she loves to flaunt.

Speaking of whom, Gun-sook’s husband-to-be director KIM YONG-JIN arrives at the office with his secretary, and tells Ki-doong to take the next elevator.

But everyone immediately shows deference when So-joon shows up, since he’s the CEO. He asks if the secretary will be joining them before laughing it off moments later, and the four men head up together awkwardly.

So-joon breaks the ice, asking whether Director Kim’s upcoming wedding is his second or third. He’s told that this is the director’s first marriage, and when he hears there’s a ten-year age gap between the director and his bride, he gives the director a thumbs-up.

Director Kim puts on a presentation about investing in a city that he believes will be booming in about 25 years. He’s confident that there’s positive change happening there, so they should invest now. The other execs aren’t so sure, so Director Kim says he’s heard whispers that a rival company is eyeing that land.

But So-joon, who’s been busy playing games on his phone, chimes in that the area won’t turn a profit. Wait, have you seen it yourself? Getting up, he points to a mountainous area west of the city, arguing that this area will be cheap to buy now.

When asked why he’s chosen that land, So-joon casually replies that he’s working off a feeling. He then amends his statement by stating that his intel suggests that this presently unpopular land will be extremely profitable. Oh, and everyone should keep this among themselves.

But Director Kim would like to know where So-joon’s information came from, to which So-joon says he can talk if Director Kim will disclose his own sources. Ooh.

Keeping his tone light, So-joon points out that his opinions have always worked out for this company, whereas Director Kim spends his time entertaining bigwigs. He bats away the argument that this presentation was based on data and research until he finally raises his voice in frustration: “It doesn’t feel right!”

He calls an end to this meeting right then and there, which leaves Director Kim fuming. Afterward, his secretary wonders why their boss would even bother holding a meeting if he’ll end up ignoring any ideas anyway. It makes him wonder if So-joon is harboring a birth secret or influential connections, but Director Kim is too enraged to hear any ideas.

In their office, Ki-doong nags So-joon about being a little smoother around their employees when it comes to his future real estate predictions. So-joon thinks he couldn’t have gone easy on Director Kim’s suggestions, since he couldn’t very well say that he saw the plans fail in the future. He whines at Ki-doong to get his attention, then rattles off a series of lottery numbers… that Ki-doong quickly jots down. Ha.

Ki-doong barks that he doesn’t believe So-joon anyway, since his time-traveling buddy swore not to tell him anything about his own future. It then occurs to him that the numbers were a lie, and So-joon laughs, reminding him that the reason why he stays out of people’s lives is because the smallest adjustment in the present could lead to drastic consequences in the future.

“But recently… I got involved in someone’s life,” So-joon divulges. He says he heroically saved a person, which would normally get a grateful response. Ki-doong wonders if it was an acquaintance, or better yet, a woman. So-joon nods, and when his buddy asks if she’s pretty, he admits, “A tad.”

Ma-rin is busy cleaning her messy abode and admonishing herself for drinking too much, only to tell herself that she’ll keep drinking. She opens a dusty album containing a series of black and white photos when she gets a call from the photographer’s studio informing her that she’s been accepted.

Unfortunately, Ma-rin finds out that she’s scored a spot in the academy, not on the photographer’s crew. She gets a chance to confront the photographer herself, who believes Ma-rin is someone who failed as an actress and thinks she can just move from in front of the camera to behind it.

Stepping in front of her, Ma-rin speaks up: “You must think that what you see is all there is.” She says she was a fan of the photographer’s work because those photos went deeper than face value, and she took up photography to prove that what people see on the surface isn’t everything. When the photographer calls her Bap-soon, Ma-rin boldly states, “My name is Song Ma-rin.”

But the photographer scoffs at those idealistic statements, reminding her that she had her friend pull strings for her here.

On the subway ride home, Ma-rin thinks to herself how she was reborn here seven years ago. She’d gotten off at another station after getting into an argument with a stranger for taking a photo of her. As it happened, that decision had saved her life because the subway car exploded shortly afterward.

“I sometimes wonder if there must be a reason why I was saved [from that],” she thinks to herself. “Could there be something more special in the future waiting for me? I wish that were true.”

Unbeknownst to her, So-joon appears behind her in the same car on the way back from another time-traveling journey. He first turns away in surprise, then walks up her to say hello. He places a hand on her shoulder while remarking on this coincidence, and although she shrugs him off, he follows her off the train and asks her to dinner.

Pointing out that he keeps touching her, Ma-rin politely tells him to stop since he’s a stranger. He notes that she’s kept count and she replies that she’s old-fashioned like that. He teases that her word choice of “touching her” seems rather risqué when he would call it “holding onto her.”

She stops to ask if he’s from overseas, because he’s touched a woman he barely knows and doesn’t know when to stop. She walks away to pay her brief respects to the street memorial we saw earlier. So-joon says he didn’t know people still stopped by this place, but when she starts walking away from him again, he invites her out for a drink.

Next thing we know, Ma-rin is already on her second beer and enjoys the experience of drinking with a stranger. Worried that she’s drinking too quickly, he asks for food, but she refuses.

After learning that she’s a photographer, So-joon asks her for her age, which prompts her to narrow in on why he wants to know. She declares that this will be their final beer, and they drink.

Cut to: Drunk Ma-rin saying that she doesn’t look 31 years old, though So-joon says she does. He tells her that he’s 30, so she drops the formalities and asks in banmal if he’s employed. She interprets his initial pause to mean that he’s jobless, and So-joon explains that he’s the CEO of a real estate investment firm.

But she mishears him, thinking that he runs a neighborhood real estate agency. Calling him “Realtor,” she asks why he was so quick to obsess over her the first time they met. Offended, So-joon barks that that couldn’t have been the first time a stranger hit on her, and Ma-rin drunkenly winks back with a smile: “Noona understands.”

She later staggers to the bathroom, where he helps her keep the door closed and tells her to fix her clothes when she bursts out of the stall.

They keep drinking at another pojangmacha where So-joon agrees to not ever like her. Ma-rin asks what he finds so pretty about her—while people think it’s her eyes, she believes it’s her legs and shows them off. He calls her bluff to show him then, and she clams up, saying that she doesn’t sleep with guys so easily.

She doesn’t play the dating game, and she isn’t as innocent as she looks, so he’d better not like her, she warns. “You’ll only get hurt! I’ll rip your heart into shreds.”

So-joon sighs that he can’t tell who’s clinging onto whom anymore, but Ma-rin keeps drunkenly arguing her point—his friends will mock him for dating Bap-soon-ie, the former child actress who’s now a has-been. If they date, he’ll grow sick of complete strangers chewing her out like bar snacks: “Who knows? You could be one of them.”

He thinks she’s overreacting over some childhood fame, and while he doesn’t know what being a child actor was like, he does know that people are too busy leading their own lives to care about what goes on in other people’s lives.

He says she must have a lot of time on her hands to let those comments sink in, and when she gets up to hit him, he takes her wrist and says, “Life is too short to be hung up on the past.”

She hits him anyway, asking if he expected her heart to skip a beat at those words. He sits in the taxi with her, as she drunkenly murmurs that the sun will rise tomorrow.

As the subway whizzes by them, So-joon recalls the one trip to the future when he found out about his own death. It was in the future on March 25, 2019, when a major accident took place, and he saw himself and Ma-rin covered in blood and taken away by gurneys.

Before reality could sink in, a man grabbed him, saying that So-joon must return to the present immediately. Oho, another time-traveler? He was told that he could disappear if he didn’t return before his future self dies on this day at 9:15 PM.

When they safely returned, So-joon divulged that he previously couldn’t travel to that date, but he knows now that was because he’d die that day. He told his fellow time-traveler that he planned on living another fifty years, so the man suggested that he look for the woman who would die alongside him in the future.

So-joon was surprised to hear that he and that woman would die together in the same hospital. He argues that he didn’t even get a good look at her face, but the time-traveler encouraged him to look for her anyway: “She’s currently the only person involved in your death, and who knows? She could hold a key in saving your life. You have less than three years left.”

In the morning, Ma-rin yells at her disheveled shelf in the mirror, hoping that she didn’t embarrass herself too much. “You didn’t say your legs were pretty did you?” she wonders, then remembers saying it seconds later. She picks up her phone and chucks it away before reaching for it and covering the screen.

She braces herself and slowly draws her hand back to reveal a drunken selca. Uh, lots of selcas. Humiliated, she buries her face in her bed, refusing to accept anything that happened last night… and then runs over to hurl.

She’s still pretty hungover when she leaves her house, but declares that she’ll start anew again today because she won’t see “Realtor.” But then the nausea kicks in, and she curls up on the street.

So-joon is a stone’s throw away in his car with his fellow time-traveler DOO-SHIK (Jo Han-chul). He can’t believe that a woman like her could hold the answers to his survival, and Doo-shik says they’ll need to wait and see.

Doo-shik remarks that she’s pretty, to which So-joon says he cares more about what a person is like on the inside. He’s told not to worry since it’s not like they’ll live under the same roof or something, so So-joon decides to get to know her, but set clear boundaries.

He sneaks out of the car and approaches Ma-rin, who tries shuffling away and awkwardly commenting on the nice weather. He acts as if their paths just happened to cross, but they both know better, and before Ma-rin can apologize for last night, So-joon does so first.

He claims to have blacked out last night, so he’d like to apologize if he did anything wrong by her. He says he can’t remember anything, and when he contemplates whether or not to try to remember, Ma-rin tells him not to.

She does, however, point out that he’s speaking in banmal, and he finds it so natural that it makes him think they got much closer last night. He hopes that they “happen” see each other again, and he doubles back to give her an umbrella saying that she’ll need it.

She says she checked the weather before leaving today, and So-joon muses aloud: “Because it could just happen to rain.” Aww, that’s better. He waits until she’s gone to return to his car to ask Doo-shik for a favor, only to find him gone.

Ma-rin heads out to her shoot, where the model thanks her for saving her from losing her job. A sudden shower drives them to seek cover, and Ma-rin marvels at the rain.

Back home, So-joon is about to leave just as a drenched Ki-doong arrives. He reminds his friend that he said it’d rain today, and shuts down the idea of creating an app since it’ll put the meteorologists out of business.

Ki-doong remarks that So-joon’s trips to the “other world” have become more frequent as of late, and the friends make plans for later that day. So-joon then travels three months into the future to walk back into his own home…

…which is now lined with wedding photos of him and Ma-rin. He gapes at the portraits, and is spooked when Ma-rin appears in a robe behind him. She teases that he’s home early, saying that he’s being too obvious about being a newlywed.

Flabbergasted, he stammers, “Newly… newlywed? We’re… newlyweds?”

Back in the present, Ma-rin opens the umbrella So-joon gave her to take a happy walk in the rain.

 
COMMENTS

Wow, what a whirlwind of a premiere; my mind is still trying to catch up. I’d been looking forward to Tomorrow With You since time travel is a theme I typically enjoy. It’s that dimensions-crossing quality and the fear of possible doom by one wrong move that keeps me intrigued, and at present (hur), this drama stirs my curiosity.

Narratively, time travel is always a tricky concept since the writer not only needs to know the desired ending, but also consider the alternative threads that are dependent on the characters’ decisions. I love that we were thrown into one of our hero’s trips to the near future through his eyes, which enabled us to establish the premise right away. As cool as that was, I have a lot of questions about the logistics and rules in this ability, starting with: Does no one either in the future or present see a man appear and disappear from their respective subway cars? I’m guessing not, since no one seems to react to our resident time-traveler So-joon, but perhaps that gives credence to his statement that people are usually too busy with their own lives to care about other people.

We don’t know when So-joon’s time-traveling ability began, but I do find it strange that for someone who is staunchly against sharing information about the future, he does drop small hints that could have a ripple effect, like the birthday gift or telling people about the weather. It makes me question where exactly he draws the line—does he make decisions in the present that will directly affect his own future and hopefully not for others? Basically what I want to know is if the rules here are more like Back to the Future with the potential for alternative realities or if So-joon is in a causal loop where no matter what changes he’s made, he’s still headed toward the same future.

What we can gather from So-joon so far is that he started time-traveling at an unknown date, told his buddy Ki-doong about his trips, found out about his own death, started searching for Ma-rin and saw her own accident in perhaps a different trip, and finally found her in our current present. I do wonder if the times he travels to are intentional, or if he hangs around and then comes back. I also question how much time passes in the present while he’s in the future, and if he ever returns to the same day. And I so desperately want to know how Doo-shik comes into play. I can already see myself falling into a rabbit hole of questions, which on one hand is a good thing because it means I want to know more, and on the other hand, I still want to wait for this dramaverse to establish its own boundaries of time travel.

So far, I do like Ma-rin, who has passion and speaks up for herself. Even when she and So-joon first met, she set boundaries with the potentially creepy stalker dude following her around all afternoon. Although there was some attraction, Ma-rin reminded him that he was still a stranger until that legendary night of meeting the drunk Bap-soon-ie. It can’t be easy trying to make a name as an adult when everyone, including her own mother, uses a quarter-century-old reference to put her in a box, and we don’t know how arduous the struggle has been. And as much as people know her only for her child actor days, Ma-rin also generalizes the population for thinking that’s all she is. So even though So-joon has no idea what it’s been like to carry an emotional burden like this one for the majority of his life like Ma-rin has, he has a point when he says that life is too short to be hung up on the past… Though maybe living in the present is better than worrying about the future.

 
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I like it. I can feel their chemistry already. Shin Mina always plays the most winsome characters (Gumiho, Arang, Venus). "You know the plates where you wonder, 'Who would pay this much for this'? Show us those. She really likes them." Lee Je Hoon is the epitome of a natural-born actor. So Joon is so realistic. His "nobody cares about your life because people are too busy living their own lives" soapbox was spot-on.

So Joon has no sense of personal space. Any girl would be weirded out by a strange man unprovokingly touching her. I laughed when Ma Rin accused him of being a gyopo. He could've just saved her by pulling her back right before Truck of Doom hits her, which was what he ended up doing anyways since she kept walking away from his "advances." No need for small chat making him come off as a stalker. Ma Rin is a fun drunk, but she is on the fast track to alcohol poisoning. How is the public even able to recognize former child actors once they've quit the industry? What kind of director talks to a CEO like that?

Thanks a bunch for the recap, gummimochi!

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I second that about the alcohol poisoning. Ma Rin is a very cute character, but I would be worried (as Joon) that she is a borderline alcoholic...because that is a very uncute reality.

Other than that I love the feeling and visuals of the show! Thank you for the recap :)

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I was totally surprised that they made the lead character a total lush! If I didn't know she was going to die in a car crash, I would have guessed she would have died from liver failure. I really hope that as her character grows and she becomes happier she will turn away from the excessive drinking. This is not a charming trait. She is hands down an alcoholic.

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Not just liver damage it alocohol puts alot of stress on many organs in your body but hey there's always a truck/car of doom somewhere in dramaverse to solve that problem for both the main characters and us :)

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That plates statement is pure gold. I love how clearly Ma-rin told Gun-sook about their similar-to-business-deal relationship and scold her to do it precisely. With friend like her, beating around the bush will only hurt Ma-rin more.

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Agree that the plates line was perfect.
Best parts about that were 1. the sales lady knew exactly which ones she meant, 2. the friend actually looked excited to go buy them.

Shin Minah, also, is a powerhouse. She can do whatever the f she wants, and I believe her. Watching her sell this broken, still breaking person, makes me want to take her out of the show - away from her mother and the rest of the crowds.

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whah I like it. though character other than the main couple look only there just for information purpose to moving the plot further and nothing more. But so far can't wait to know more about our couple journey.

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I think his friend gets a bit more interesting next episode. I enjoyed the dialogue between them. Also between him and his mentor. That said, I think you're right that the leads will be carrying this one, but, when we have leads this interesting, I definitely don't mind.

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I like this show so far. I like the characters, the chemistry between the actors and the cinematography, I hope it continues this way and doesn't derail midway (;) )
Thanks for the recap Gummimochi, :)

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Thanks for the recaps!

I AM SOLD ON THE PILOT EPISODE. LEE JEHOON DID IT AGAIN. I've waited for this drama since I just recently watched Signal and got into Lee Jehoon. I was so impressed by his portrayal of Park Haeyoung. On the first few minutes of the drama it was hard to kind of separate his character since he seems to be have the same attitude not to mention that he's also wearing the same outfit as PHY such as white long sleeves that was tucked in. I AM SO TURNED ON with him wearing white long sleeves or shirt tbvh cos he looked so DAMN MANLY and HOT. Minah is always beautiful. The two of them already looked cute on their first comical meeting. I am looking forward on LJH's dramatic scenes.

Anyways, I am interested too on how/where did his time travelling ability started and what are its limitations. Or is there any ways he could stop doing it.

I am also excited on how will their love progress and how will they evade/stop the accident from happening. Dooshik's character is also shady, I wanna know what he's up to.

Gosh TVn is bringing us another drama that's really good. Time travelling is one of my favorite concepts. I wonder if this would end up like "Your Name" too.

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his time travelling ability was partly explained in episode 2. go watch it!!!

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Breath darling breath... For your own good.

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The white shirt actually reminded me of Lee Jong Suk wearing it in W, now that was hot.

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This show is promising! I haven't quite warmed up to LJH's character yet, who, for now, still seems to be always out for only himself, but I love Shin Mina's character already! She is equal parts hilarious and endearing. Her drunken antics are gold, especially when they are paired with Lee Je-hoon's bewildered expressions. Now I just want her drunk all the time.

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I like it!

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I liked the episode but more importantly I'm obsessed with her wardrobe. Give it to meeee.

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I agree. Her styling in this is spot on!

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I agree! I especially love that cute navy outfit she had on when Joon saved her from the accident. Though I don't know if I could pull it off the same way haha

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Me too. Her style is so grounded and wearable unlike some female characters style in some dramas. It's somehing I could see myself wearing in my daily life (even though, of course there's no way I can't pull it off the way Shin Min-ah did LOL). I even have similar white shirt and navy oversized vest she wore. But I guess it's because she's still poor. Let's wait until she becomes a chabeol's wife.. (even though I'm pretty sure she'll remain the same).

I also really like Ji-hoon's casual style. He only wears simple shirts and jeans in his daily life, and uses backpack to office. So effortless. Love it.

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"grounded and wearable unlike some female characters style in some dramas"

Could not agree more. Wish I could like the comments on this thread.

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(the facebook like) not (i dislike)

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Good to catch this comment. I recently saw a video on how much one character's (in an earlier drama) clothes cost; and there were 3-4 clothes or accessories for each and every episodes. I really resent those subliminal messages (and i am not a resentful person). It is like the show is out there to push these subtle ppl (as they were worn clothes, not outright brand logos displayed). I'm staying clear of this actress' dramas if i can help it.

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I watched this with my sister and she told she was surprised to see a female lead who isn't "fashionable", you know those all out outfits. I told her tvN is known for its simplicity.

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I agree... I'm busy spending the episode how to wear those clothes effortlessly and they're quite simple, just a blouse and jeans or shirt with skirt. Something we would have already. The other half of time, I'm busy thinking how to be Shin Min Ah. LOL

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"How to be Shin Min-ah" LOL yes please I need a guidance book.

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i really enjoyed it! plus, lee je-hoon is such a cutie.

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i like the first two episodes, and i'm so sold out to this drama!!!!

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I have to say it *ehemm ehemm*
I can't help it but i imagine DB's team giggling all the way through the pilot episode seeing their darling back on drama -a romance drama-. Congratulations guys i knew you'd enjoy it. I enjoy the pilot so much.
Love the cinematography, i think both of the plot and story look promising, and chemistry is on. bit puzzling but provoke curiosity. Definitely new add on my plate.

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I am loving this show already! There is a good balance between being mysterious and emotional yet still light with the rom-com vibe and look.

Shin Mina is so charming. Her portrayal of Mi Ran is so real and sweet that I can't help but root for her. LJH is good at playing arrogant and I am excited to see him fall in love.

I was mostly interested in whether there would be chemistry between the two actors because for me that can make or break a drama and I was totally feeling it! Whenever they were within 5 feet of each other, there were sparks. Yay!

I have no idea where the plot is going, but I am excited to go along for the ride.

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So far so good! I'm not sure if I feel the chemistry between SMA and LJH yet but I like the story set up so far. And the plot point - that he has a legitimate purpose - the mystery of his death - to move the story along is good enough for me so far.

I'm not sure where I stand with Marin. She's skirting the line between being likable or annoying. I'll have to wait and see. So far I'm willing to watch this thru since I'm a bigger SMA fan than a LJH fan - which is all relative because absolutely adore LJH and loved him in Signal.

Looking forward to this drama. I hope the chemistry between the leads picks up but I'm liking where it's going to take me. A great follow up to Goblin!

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Dare I say I have found my new CRACK DRAMA? *Fingers crossed* I loved that the romance felt very natural - I don't want to compare too much with Goblin, but I feel like this romance (while also supernatural in a way) feels much more realistic and believable. I also like the mystery of the plot and for some reason the cinematography of the whole drama feels rather Signal-ish for some reason, which is always a good thing in my book. Overall - I like it!!!

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The first eps is promising. I'm cautiously optimistic for now. Hopefully, the writer knows what she wants to tell and convey it well.

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Yay, I had been waiting for the recaps :) Had been looking forward to this drama since its early plannings so I'm pleased that for now the episodes are fun.
Lee Je Hoon and Shin Min Ah are absolutely adorable, I really can't wait to get to the part where they get married and hijinks ensue!
I am curious about Doo Shik though, at first I thought he might be So Joon's dad or something coming in to help him but that does't make much sense after episode 2 or the fact that So Joon would've recognised him. Now, though, I'm thinking what if Doo Shik is Soo Joon from the future guiding him to his happy ending with Ma Rin. It is too early to speculate anything, and in my mind Doo Shik being future So Joon is so obvious a plot point that I really hope the writer is a bit more creative and Doo Shik turns out to be a person of his own.
Thanks for the recap! Patiently waiting for episode 2 recap while trying to survive the week till episodes 3 and 4 air ;_;

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lmao doo shik being so joon from the future is one of my theories too lol but seeing someone else say it makes me feel so doubty about it like I'm a conspiracy theorist.

Other theory (i came up with this during the first episode, so it is just a theory) is that so joon and ma rin are trapped in some kind of final destination loop

If these two theories are right then everything in this story makes sense and I'm probably a time traveler too

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No, Doo Shik can't be Soo Joon's future self because they can't meet each other, otherwise one of them would disappear. That's one of the time traveling rules.

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there's a lot more than just that that keeps the theory from being true, like how different they look and how he, you know, dies.

But that's why I said it makes me feel like a conspiracy theorist.

Alternative theory: it's their son

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Could Doo Shik somehow be involved in the accident (in the future) and would like it to be avoided? Maybe he will be the cause of it. Or maybe he will also be a victim (but then he wouldn't be able to stay at the scene either -since present person can't meet future person - unless he was the future Doo Shik at the scene of the accident and knew of the time travels)?

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I actually think that Do Shik is their son, and he inherited the ability to time travel through his father.

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Korean people always starring at their cellphone's screen on the subway, hence they will never notice a cutie time traveller appear and disappear on the subway. Lol

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Doesn't everyone just stare at their phone when they're on the subway? Lol. At least they also do in Chicago.

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I LOVE IT!!! I'm so relieved!!! ? The second episode is even better than the first and answers a lot of questions about the time-travel logistics, so no worries!

This might be the best drama character that Shin Minah's ever played. She's great at being the comedic, quintessential romcom girl, but it's great to see her play a character with actual baggage and weight. I was worried how LJH would fare in the comedic bits, but he's doing great so far. The chemistry is already apparent as well.

I'm so impressed with the quality and directing. The episodes feel really filmatic, and the music is to die for. I love how they've only used instrumentals so far. That probably won't last since the first part of the OST is supposed to be released next week, but it's by Seo In Guk, so it's going to be great!

I'm trying not to get too excited too fast, but I'm just so happy to finally have a 2017 drama that I love straight out the gate.

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I may be the only one not liking the premiere of Tomorrow With You. On one hand, I'm a massive fan of Lee Je-hoon but on the other hand never warms up to Shin Min-ah (I've always ended up dropping her dramas midway) so I approach this with some cautious expectation.

After episode 1, I'm sorry to say that I still don't like Shin Min-ah. Her character's already weird to begin with but her coy portrayal just makes it even more off-putting. How do I put it, like she seems so stuck up? I'm screaming inside for her to stop the drunk aegyo-ing and please gain my respect some other way.

It's not all her faults though. The chemistry between the lead couple seems awkward and forced that I'm not invested (Is it just me? Everyone else is loving this couple!).

In terms of production value, the editing for episode 1 is all over the place that I have difficulties figuring out which event came first, and with a time travel premise you can't risk confusing your audience so early. Also, a seemingly important character (hello, random ajusshi) is introduced so abruptly that I'm left wondering if I missed anything. Episode 2 is a little better in this regard, but still not enough to win me over.

I'm going to give it 2 more episodes, crossing my fingers that it will be good. For the love of Lee Je-hoon, please be good...

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels there is no decent storytelling here. It's as they are confused of what they want to tell first. And it can't help the alot of event that don't involved our main char is uninteresting. wonder How far from this kind of setup they can keep think interesting for an entire drama?
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there is no decent storytelling here.

This ! Gave up halfway through Ep. 1 .

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It really gets better in the 2nd episode. I would give it another chance.

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I think the second episode is a huge improvement on the first, so you should definitely not give up :)

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Agreed and Agreed. I wasn't sold on the show after ep 1 either, and ep 2 was my, "I'll give this one more try. Lee Je Hoon!" I'm still not completely sold, but I've warmed up to the show considerably after ep 2.

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You're not alone. I like Lee Je Hoon and Shin Min Ah, but it's not going to be enough to keep watching,..it seems this is not a drama for me. I find the tone too melancholic: the cinematography and the story are giving me this sad vibe. The bland colors and blurry contours, that feeling you're watching an old movie, people fated to die, the main guy starting a relationship based on his knowledge about the future but 0 spark for now, the heroine being a child actor that lost her popularity and does not cope well...why is everything so depressing? Maybe it is just that I am not in the right mood.

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Honestly, this show is so depressing! I honestly feel like it's the colors and the tone. Like whenever a funny thing happens i find myself wanting to cry rather than laugh. Idk if I can watch it if it's gonna innately make me feel this sad.

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I don't dislike it, but I don't particularly like it either.

I'm bored of characters like we get here – an incompetent female that needs saving matched with a superior guy (in this case, someone who has time-travel powers and is a 30-y-o CEO). I can find some level of interest in the guy character (because he isn't a total jerk and obviously the mystery of his time travel skills is one I'm curious about) but not yet finding anything to like about Shin Mina's character. She's not obnoxious like the girl in Introverted Boss, but I'm struggling to sympathise with her in any way. Self-pity and alcoholism are not attractive qualities. And aegyo-ing makes me cringe. In part, I just think the character is boring, but I'm also bored of Shin Mina doing boring roles like this....

I wonder why we can't seem to get any other kind of characters, particular female characters in kdramas. It's not that I need super woman, but why do the ladies need to be such complete failures all the time?

Generally not convinced yet that this is cleverly written show – right now, the story feels superficial and the connection between the leads doesn't quite make sense. I want an intellectually challenging show for the sci-fi side of things...

On a sidenote – Ma-rin's handling of a camera was very unconvincing.

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Ma-rin is like a vehicle-accident-magnet. Nearly getting run over current day, just missing a train-wreck in the past, and dying in car wreck a few years in the future. It's like she failed to fulfill her destiny and needs a goblin to protect her :)

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Everyone's been comparing the drama to Time Traveler's Wife, but I think it might be closer to Final Destination in actuality. ?

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lol so true.. I
But half of the cause is because she is so car3less. i mean, girl... who in their right mind pose in a traffic light,?? lol. girl you need to pay attention what ahead of you.

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I've seen people still looking down at their smartphones while crossing busy streets in the city, and not caring about bumping into others (ugh!). What I'm also questioning is why drivers (in kdrama) don't even slow down when they are approaching a crosswalk where a person is standing (regardless of the traffic light) . Unless it's a freeway/road where cars can go fast (which doesn't see the case in kdrama) and where they don't have enough time to break.

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Bella Swan... is that you? LOL

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I'm loving the cinematography of this Show. It's quite different and I'm gonna search the PD!

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The PD is Yoo Je Won. He did High School King of Savvy and Oh My Ghost. You'll be able to see him in the BTS sometimes. Such a cutie tho he looks better with longer hair. I've been crushing on him silly ever since HSKoS

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OOOHH! I loved OMG and I have yet to watch HSKoS maybe when SIG (screams NOOOOO) is in the army then I'll probably marathon it and SKL.

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So far I like it. Even though it's a fantasy drama, I love that the characters feel more grounded and not over the top. Maybe that's because the way it was shot or the actors performance itself, but I like the calmness vibe of this drama. They also react to confrontation in a realistic way, like when Marin was angry at her friend in that shop, she didn't shout and caused a scene. Similiar with the male character. I don't know, the interactions just feel more..natural? I was almost hoping that this is just a romance drama and there was no need for time travel element. But it's alright I guess.

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Okay, I have yet to watch ep 2, but here's the thing...
If he knew he died with her in 2019, and then that she was supposed to die 2017, and thinks his death is related to her, why'd he stop her dying in 2017? Wouldn't that have stopped them dying in the same accident in 2019 and potentially stopped HIM dying as well?
Theories, beanies?
If she is the key to your life, isn't she then also the key to your death, and you should avoid her at all costs? Because you didn't know who she was, until you learnt you died with her, thus possibly creating your own timeloop of your own making...
I'm liking it for now because I love Je Hoon and Shi Ah immensely and it's very beautifully shot.
However, I don't put an awful lot of faith in Time Travelling plots being because they almost always have holes. Such is the nature of time. Guess we'll see where this one goes...

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idk why I called her Shi Ah wtf, MIN AH** SHIN MIN AH*** where on EARTH was your mind when you were typing that, sic? Hmmm? yikes...

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In the first episode I believe they showed that she would not die when the car hit her but instead became paralyzed. There was a part where her mother was pushing her in a wheelchair and he was watching from a far. I can't recall clearly if I saw that in the first ep or the highlight teaser but it was most likely ep 1.

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It was in the trailer (the one she was in a wheelchair).
I do understand why everyone seemed to think that if she got hit by the truck she will die because the way they show how she got hit was like there was a large force in the truck and she was a piece of paper flew away from the scene hahahaha XD

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The theory about her being paralyzed explains it! Because otherwise it makes no sense that she dies in an accident in 2017 (the accident he saves her from) - in this case, if she dies now, then how does she die again in 2019 together with him?
Anyway, the fact that he is married to her might explain why they die together in a car accident, so maybe it's better for him to just stay away from her.
On a different note, I just love Je Hoon in jeans and white shirt! Spoiler alert: in the second episode he wears jeans and black shirt and he is even more handsome!

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I'm excited! The first two episodes were great. Although a bit cautious. I don't want to get my hopes up. I got excited over a couple dramas on the first episodes, only to find myself dropping them like a hot potato after 6 episodes. Does anyone know the writer and PD's history? I want to stay optimistic.

I want ep 2 recap. I have so many questions.

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Thanks for recapping, gummimochi!

I feel like it's going to take a while for me to get the hang of this drama, but will say that seeing episode 2 answered some of my questions.

Is anyone else getting twinges of Park Do-kyung's premonitions of a perilous future in OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN? I like the vibe, and anticipate a fun ride.

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Feeling the vibe too @PakalanaPikake : )

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Thanks, @Hika!

Glad to know I'm not the only one.

And I mean "twinges of Park Do-kyung’s premonitions" in the best possible way. ;-)

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I hate song ma rin. Her life is messy and she always drunk

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and she's delusional! I can't deal with those who knows the problem but can't stand up to themselves to solve it. Let alone those who goes drinking all the times... but I really pity child actresses who went to acting just because they had an obsessed parent! So I'm still interested on the drama..

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She speaks up for herself though. Just check the episode 2.

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Her life was messy but it isn't her entirely fault why her life was in a mess. This show shows how rude and crazy netizens are almost ruining every aspect of life of a former child actress with their mean and judgmental comments. The netizens comments hurts her so much but she is trying to suppress it and just ignore them (but not in episode 2) while they still see her as a former child actress and not being as herself, Song Marin. I believe MR only wants is to be seen as Song Marin not anything else, not as " Bapsoon-ie".
I think she is cute when drunk but I agree that she's near alcoholic and that is not good.

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The Eat Your Kimchi couple, Simon and Martina, talk about public intoxication and how easy it is to drink a LOT in Korea.
Marin is not the only person getting that drunk, but it is unusual that there are published photos of her.

Nobody ever says "alcoholic," either. They say, "She loves her drinking," and softer versions of how much she consumes. They seem to purposely not judging or labeling her behavior. I think we see she is numbing the pain of her lost childhood and privacy. Hopefully, we will see less binge drinking as the show goes on, and as she addresses these problems.

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There's one very odd thing about this though – she's thirty-one in 2016. Her famous role was when she was six. That's in 1990. There were no netizens then, and no internet used by the wider public.

It seems odd that netizens would in 2016 now be interested in someone who had one infamous role in 1990, and if they are, that this interest would last anything more than a couple of days. She's not famous now, she isn't doing anything remotely interesting (there are plenty of other people getting drunk, why should they care more about her than others? If she was a celebrity now and had just starred in an infamous role, sure. But she's supposedly a no-one now, with parents that are no-ones too.). Either the writers haven't told us something of the story or they forgot that 1990 was a very different reality than what has emerged since maybe 2000, more so mid-2000 (the whole internet celebrity / memes / viral videos/photos etc thing)?

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There were no netizens, but bad behavior and rumors can still spread like wildfire through traditional media, just not at lightning speed.

It's possible her childhood image was brought back up in Internet times as a meme. It could be a role so iconic that it became referenced quite frequently throughout the years. And seems like her mom won't let anyone forget that daughter was a celeb once upon a time.

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it's odd that there are so MANY articles about her (but in episode 2 they seem to imply it's one specific reporter obsessed with smearing her name) but i don't find it at all odd that people in 2016 would be interested in a child star from the 90s.
nostalgia is like one of the biggest trends right now, & even in western media there's all these articles like "SEE WHAT THESE CHILD STARS ARE UP TO NOW" "TOP 20 CHILD STARS DESTROYED BY FAME" just google "child star" haha.
& with social media now, people can follow former child stars even if they are just regular people who no longer act.

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This drama charmed and interested me in such a subtle way and has left a deep impression on me. The cinematography is gorgeous and there's just something so enigmatic about the plot. Shin Minah is a beauty and Lee Jehoon is so handsome (also, his nose is like, amazing. I model and even I have never seen such an amazing nose bridge lmao). I enjoy their acting and how the pilot episode provided a foundation for the drama, I can't wait to uncover how they fall in love he's going to love her so much they're going to die together like how tragically romantic??? Love it.

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Okay... now this drama is officialy on my watchlist. I saw this drama fo Shin Min Ah. This drama is good and now I pray that the writer knows how to lead the show because one small blunder will ruin the entire plot especially if it is a fantacy drama.(I kept my fingers crossed for LOTBS and Gobiln, luckily they had the ending which I liked.) Now I am all exicited for this drama, though they could give us a clear cut veiw of the story. But since the show has just begun its good to wait for the plot to develop.
Shin Min Ah always looks so beautiful, in this drama I really have to appreciate her stylist and her wadrobe designer.
Drama counting on you, FIGHTING!!!!??

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Hmm...the hero dies when someone particular else dies?
So its 'Oh Hae-young again' then?? Or shall I say 'Park Hae-young again'?? :-D
But I must say how delighted I am to see cheeky Lee Je-hoon for once! His other projects I've watched are Ghostbusters and Signal..both where he played quite gloomy characters (also some snippets of Fashion king which was upsetting)...so I was actually quite worried about being his character gloomy again but I'm so glad that So-joon is a fun loving guy (but with a sharp tongue) and has quite a witty personality!
I especially liked that scene where his friend calls future 'the other world' and he complaints saying it sounds like he's going to the after world but when his friend asks where is he going then..he replies 'the other world'..hee! You know I've always found his voice so Dramatic(but i Luvvvv it)..especially in Signal but I guess here..he's pulled it down a bit which is much better for this kind of drama! So Hwaiting!
Speaking about the storyline...does anybody else think that So-joon is the guy who was taking pictures of Ma-rin in the subway?? I'm 100% sure it was him which would explain their same day death premonition because they both avoided their deaths in that subway and also you can clearly rrecognize Je-hoon's face even by the slightest look of his side view..especially his sharp nose! But I wonder why they don't remember eachother and also if that's the moment he started to time-travel and if yes then ehy just him and not her? But I do feel like Ma-rin herself is not ordinary at all..like when So-joon saved from the car accident..she still felt the impact..like how and why? So many questions..
And Oh...how damn cute he looked as the tiniest person in the elevator scene...♡♡ Now that's my favorite picture from the 1st episode!

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I agree about the man taking pictures seven years ago. I also thought that was So-joon. And yes, I think there's something about Ma-rin...

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The first two episodes were a very, very good. For my mind, Min Ah's performance is excellent. The other characters are interesting too. I am also enjoying the production and film techniques used. The way the story moves backwards and forwards in time is intriguing and the key events/moments add a certain poignancy. The greater question for me is whether the fate of the two leads is deliberate (created on purpose by someone else eg the time travelling mentor), or is it in fact one of pure chance.

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Questions: why did se joon have to save ma rin from the traffic accident that he calls a "life or death" matter if she is going to die with him later on? Did he save her from a presumably non fatal accident? If so, why did he choose that moment to entangle his life with hers? And if it was a fatal accident, how could she die again at the later date with se joon? That part doesn't make sense to me.

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And I thought I was the only one confused about that part. It just doesnot make any sense to me if he knew both of them would die in 2019, then tried to save her from an accident in 2016, calling it a matter of "life and death"??? If she had died then, how could she die again 3 years later? Hope we will have an answer in the following episodes.

Love Lee Je Hoon acting here, but not quite convinced by Shin Min Ah. And I heard someone say that this is her best performance so far?

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He saved her in the 2016 accident that's why he sees her in the 2019 accident.She doesn't die twice.By marrying her,he thinks he will save her again and this way he won't die in that accident.

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It's so weird. I never once felt like Lee Je Hoon was particularly small in size/stature in Signal but why do I feel like he's dwarfed by most people in this show? Is it his clothing? He looks thinner and shorter than the other characters in the show.

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Ok now a serious question. Why do dramas have scenes where the leads especially the female leads drink and make a fool of themselves? I know some may find it cute and sweet, but to me it does'nt make sense. I respect all the charecters and the people who potray them. But I seriouslly dont support drinking way too much so one may loose their mental stability. In this drama when Ma-Rin was drunk she was in a small stall among strangers with no friends to support her, I found similar scenes in many kdramas and this disturbed me a lot.
I think DRINK RESPONSIBLY should be motivated though dramas.
Sorry if I offended anyone, just thought should share it with someone.?

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I am so tired of seeing this. It's just plain irresponsible behavior. I can't get behind characters who don't have the self-respect to stay sober in a potentially unsafe situation.

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Honestly, I get where people come from when they take issue with the drinking trope, because I agree that it's overdone in dramas. But I always get confused when they take issue with it because they feel like it's thrown in there to be cute or sweet or endearing. If anything, I'd say too many dramas try to sell it as sad-funny. Her drinking is supposed to be a flaw though, so I don't think of it as them trying to sell the behavior as okay.

I do agree that dramas overdo it, because there are several female leads that have had this kind of excessive drinking as a flaw.

That said, I did actually find the scenes in this episode funny, because, for some reason, I enjoyed seeing Lee Je Hoon's character getting tortured by the woman who's life he decided to barge into.

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I understood Korea's drinking culture when I watched Misaeng.
I even understood why most Dads drink after work.

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I learned from my 23 year old son something like this.. people work 8-5, 5 days a week; often in jobs they are not excited about. they drink to forget that they are in this threadmill of a life. or that their (friends') idea of socializing is getting drunk every time they meet. Hmm. just when i thought i'd not be learning anything yet from this late bloomer of a child.

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i'm just so happy this drama has begun! love the two leads! love the premise - yes, i read The Time Traveller's Wife - and this does not have to compare. similar premise, different story.

i'm sold on the premise, want to see more...

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Regarding that question, there's no other city I'd imagine where someone magically appearing on a subway would go unnoticed more than Seoul ;) Everyone's always glued to their phones, earbuds in, heads down. Or sleeping, drunk.

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I'm so on board with this! There's so much potential with the plot, and the cast are perfect for their role. Also, I love SMA's character. She quite gives me the same vibe with her previous character in OMV, but I like her in this drama more.

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I actually have reservations with Song Ma Rin as a character, but I really love Shin Min Ah's portrayal. I also wonder how these people still remember/know the child actress from ages ago.. like some 25 years ago! Talk about relevance. During the photoshoot with her model friend, I also keep thinking why she's working as photographer and not the model herself! Knowing SMA was actually debuted as model, it could be a meta for them. LOL.
The story itself doesn't seem so grand and we'll have to know more about time-traveling rules. But so far drama does a good job in keeping balance between present and future timelines. The rest.. well I think I'll spend the rest of the drama between fangirling and shipping Shin Min Ah and Lee Je Hoon.

Anyway it seems like a missed opportunities that Subway is nowhere to be seen in a show that's about time-traveling using subway! Where are you Subway-nim?

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Keep Subway away! I very much appreciated that there was no intrusive or obvious PPL in these first two episodes. Unlike SOME OTHER tvN shows...

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Thanks God there is no subway ppl. I've notice it just now. What a refreshing. But might be a restorant they went is an obvious ppl? lol.. but so far, they are not become a nuisance like Goblin.

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Im just so excited to see Lee Je Hoon again after signal, and this is my first drama of shin mina's, and they do have chemistry. At first I thought the drunken scene would be cringey but she was just so buzzy and electric lol. Not a fan of the pacing or color palette though, I paused too many times to do other things and it looks kinda dreary.

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I totally agree! The Color palette is so intensely dreary - i mean i love the rosy way in which it's shot but I just feel like it would work better for a super dramatic movie not a 16 -20 ep drama. It just makes me overly sad/tired and makes all the funny scenes fall a little flat.

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Looks like i'm the only one who found 1st episode disastrous.

This show's 1st week is directly comparable with Introverted Boss's nonsense. I'm still thinking what kind crap it was. Again another hyped content. sigh.

4/10 for1st week. this is the lowest score i've ever given any show.

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why. I actually like what a refreshing the show is. For example, The main char acting like normal people instead of weird action that usually belong to rom com characterization. the show treat the audience that assume we are smart people. like a girl react the same exactly to a certain stranger who follow your every step. you will mostly freak out first. She is also assuming like a normal people if someone follow you with no intent to hurt, she is assuming he must be like you! In stead of choosing to act dumb like most heroine do in a romcom. And you as a woman will mostly will take advantage a man kindness who like you, means you already accept his presence. that by no means clumsy characterization.

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Yeah, comparing this to Introverted Boss is a bit harsh. Everyone is a caricature in that show. This is also way more consistent tonally.

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I love the feel of this drama. Also, being a weekend drama desn't hurt, because there is more chance that I could keep up with it. Loved the part where shin mina said she was uncomfortable with the touching. In most dramas, heroines don't react to that at all.

I am sincerely hoping that since this drama is pre-produced that there would be no gaping plot holes since time travelling theme is quite tricky. As of now, I am willing to watch it every week and see where the drama takes us.

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I couldn't follow the timelines, I groaned when they trotted out the "drinking and more drinking" and "crazy drunk acting out" tropes, and I hated that Yoo So-joon kept touching Song Ma-rin after she'd already told him not to. I found the pace weird and the characterizations clumsy. But by the end of the episode, I'd fallen in love.

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There is a difference in the width of the scene when the hero is in the future or time travelling, its narrower (like goblin's saguek parts if u have watched it) . In the present, its normal.

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Yeah, that's too. Whenever they were in the 'future' scenes, they be will be in a 4:3 aspect ratio format. While during the present scene, they are in the normal, full-screen format...

Once, you get used to it, it is actually quite easy to differentiate whether the scene belong to the present or the future...(anyway, i noticed the past scene is in full-screen format)

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*that's true

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Loved the vibe- after watching ep 2 a lot of the pieces fall into place and you get the sense that the writer knows what he/she is doing and Has A Plan. It has a flawed characters and a great impending doom set up- hope it doesn't falter!

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I love the time-travelling genre especially those that are well made because they basically need CONSISTENCY to work perfectly. I still have to watch the second episode but so far, I think I'm okay with the first one.

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After the first episode, I was pretty happy with it. After the second, I was hooked. I love that both of our leads are difficult, prickly, and human. The fractured narrative isn't so hard to follow that it's frustrating, but it adds to the sense of mystery. I'm trusting that threads and characters will be treated well, not dumped unceremoniously.(Do not disappoint me show. Mysterious other time traveler is another one of my favorite actors. I really hope his fate his interesting.) I thought the chemistry between the leads was strange and prickly and magnetic as it should be considering the circumstances under which they met. I loved that she called him out on wrist grabbing! I think they're drawn to each other for multiple reasons that they don't understand yet. I'm looking forward to the ride!

(Mr. Owlhead might point out that I'm a bit biased here. I may have swooned very slightly the first time we see Lee Je Hoon. Maybe. A little. )

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The word I wanted to use for Ma Rin and So Joon is "damaged". They're both so vulnerable.

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I like the first episode so far, there weren't any dull moments and I keep on watching every scene. The first episode left me with so many questions and I was curious as to who the main characters are really to each other. I love Lee Ji Hoon's character, he seemed really interesting but at the same time cool. I'm still warming up to Shin Min Ah's character, hopefully she'll capture me soon. Good pilot episode, I really enjoyed it.

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It's filmed so stunningly it's so calming......and SMA's outfits are A++++.

I liked it.....the couple is beautiful together.

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I'm loving this show already! I've never watched a drama where I was sold on the first episode. I can already feel the chemistry and I love the leads <3 I'm a big fan of the time traveling concept so I was ecstatic for this drama. Friday's and Saturday's just got a whole lot better ^^

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My guess is that the other time traveler is going to be some type of villain or the one that sets the pieces in place. It seems weird that he would suggest to So Joon to find the woman he dies with, after all, if he didn't save her from the accident, then she can't die at the same time he does. Wouldn't that prevent him from experiencing that future? Or is the future he saw because of the other time traveler convincing him to look for her.

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<the other time traveler is going to be some type of villain or the one that sets the pieces in place

I had the same thought... that other guy isn't as innocent as he wants to appear.

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I'm hooked. By the end of episode 2, I was like "drama take my life." The characters are more than meets the eye. The chemistry and forthcoming love story twinges with sadness but also sparks and I already get the sense the two will be both very good and bad for one another. The show answers questions and sets rules, but still it has me asking more questions and are things set on stone.

The show is a bit melancholy and I wouldn't label it a romcom. It's hard to label it actually. It's sad but it also has happiness and mystery. It actually reminds me of Signal meets The Classic meets The Time Traveler's Wife meets Final Destination. It's a mesh of a lot of things and heavy light laughs is not one of them. It honestly feels like a movie. The high cinemography, the atmosphere, the music; it's like a movie.

Thanks for the recap. Though people should check it out for themselves before judging it (recap misses some things and also seems to interpret things different -though that's to be expected since everyone reads and sees things differently-).

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There's the word I needed. "Melancholy" describes this show perfectly.

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Love the music, characters, the acting, and the directing (love the what they presented the episode stills at the end of the episode), but I'm having trouble understanding why Dooshik and SoJoon are so convinced that Marin holds the key to SoJoon's death and that meeting up with her is the right solution? wouldn't you also consider avoiding her so you can avoid a situation where you're both dying together?

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Shin Minah never dissapoints her acting is always so fresh no matter what character she plays. I find it a bit hard to follow the while time travel thing since its not explained in detail I feel like they just jumped right in with it which is not necessarily a bad thing since too much exposition can get annoying and boring.

The cinematography is so so nice it has a very melancholic feeling to it I just hope this drama won't end in tragedy

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