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You can only pick one: Time-slip drama

You can only pick one, and boy the pressure is on. The DB team will answer a new prompt in each post, and you’re invited to do the same in the comments. Ready to play?
 

You can only pick one time-slip drama


missvictrix: Oh, I love time-slips and all things time-travel, so this is a tough one. I’m going to pick Nine: Nine Time Travels, not because it was perfectly or anything, but because it blew my mind when I watched it. Not only did it cement my eternal love of Lee Jin-wook and the wonderful performance he gave here, but it hit so many notes that I love in time-travel stories. I don’t require perfection in my time-slipping, but I do love a unique and emotionally-driven premise — and with its time-travel incense burning, and a man trying to save his brother, Nine was a fantastic watch for me.

quirkycase: I thought this would be an easy one, but I’ve watched (and liked!) way more time-slip dramas than I realized. After painstaking deliberation, I’m going to choose the adorable web drama Splish Splash Love. One, it’s got Kim Seul-gi as the lead. Enough said. Two, it’s a romcom about a modern student wowing and wooing Joseon-era king Yoon Doo-joon with her sub-par trigonometry skills that basically make her the greatest mathematician of the age. It’s just as much fun as it sounds.

mistyisles: Ohhh this one’s hard, because I LOVE stories that play around with time (hence I’m a big Doctor Who fan!). I’ve narrowed it down to two, but every time I pick one over the other I can’t bring myself to type the words, so I’m going to tell myself that Signal doesn’t count because only their *voices* travel through time. Thus, the winner is Life on Mars! The fish-out-of-water floundering, the Jung Kyung-ho/Park Sung-woong bromance, the crime-solving and overarching mystery, the character development, the found family dynamics — it’s like it was made for me.

DaebakGrits: When it comes to fantastical timey-wimey stuff, my go-to drama is Signal. There are a lot of other fun dramas that fall into this category, but Signal stands out as my favorite because I love how it uses the back-and-forth communications between the past and present as a means to solve serial killings. It’s a very well-written drama, and — other than the ambiguous ending that leaves me hankering for a second season — I love every second of it. It’s one of the few dramas that I’ve rewatched and enjoyed the second third time around.

solstices: Was there ever any doubt that I’d choose anything other than Signal? Ever since I first watched it in 2016, not only has it maintained the title of my favorite time-slip drama, but it’s also remained amongst my top few all-time favorite K-dramas ever since. Signal wove a compelling narrative intertwined through past and present, elevated by the heartfelt performances of our lead trio — Lee Je-hoon, Kim Hye-soo, and Jo Jin-woong. The drama balanced its parallel timelines with a deft ease that attested to an intricate script and exceptional directing. Despite its fantastical premise of a walkie-talkie that transcended both spatial and temporal boundaries, it always remained realistic in doling out consequences — not every battle can be won, and not everyone can be saved. Still, that doesn’t mean we stop trying. The suspenseful mystery was always grounded at its core by such raw and evocative pathos, and the story stayed consistent from beginning to end, which is a rare feat in dramaland. Signal will remain forever etched into my K-drama wall of honor, and I doubt any other time-slip drama can dethrone it anytime soon.

Unit: Live Up to Your Name is easily my favorite time-slip drama because: Kim Nam-gil. Lol. For someone whose character died in the first two dramas I watched him in, I found it highly amusing that “death” was the medium with which he moved between the past and present in this drama. And he’s got a really good comedic timing which made all his fish out of water hijinks more hilarious. Apart from that, I loved the plot, the evolution of his character as well as the female lead’s, their chemistry, and how the duo made considerable impact in both time periods as they kept going back and forth. The OSTs are an added bonus as well! PS: I’m not a big fan of second seasons, but I’d still like that spinoff based on Moon Ga-young’s character in modern times. Come on, drama gods.

Dramaddictally: I picked Tomorrow, With You even though, objectively, it might be (or definitely is) a bad drama. My explanation is that it has all the makings of a good drama. Shin Min-ah, being her adorable self. A timeless (ahem) romance at its center. And most importantly, a subway train as the method of traveling through time. It’s really this last one that I like the most even though it makes no sense (including within the world of the drama). As a long-time urbanite, and someone who took the subway to and from work on a daily grind for years, I love the idea that the train has magical properties — and maybe it will land me somewhere other than the office at the end of my trip. In this case, Lee Je-hoon is trying to avoid his death by marrying Shin Min-ah and traveling to the future to check on how things go. And in the end, isn’t that what we’re all trying to do? Find love, avoid death, and hope the subway will, at least once, take us somewhere unexpected?

alathe: Mr. Queen! Look, ordinarily I’d say there’s nothing I adore more than a good Joseon drama. Turns out, though, that there’s something better: an absolutely top-notch, body-swapping Joseon drama starring Shin Hye-sun. Mr. Queen is just absurd amounts of fun — sharp, witty, with a delightfully anarchic approach to gender and sexuality. There are some absolutely unforgettable moments. The Joseon fast food! The long-suffering court ladies! The venerated ancient proverb, “No touch-ie”! Our protagonist is just the right balance of arrogant and endearingly out of his depth, and Shin Hye-sun’s portrayal involves out-of-this-world levels of acting. Whether it’s her pitch-perfect swagger, or her hilarious sense of anachronism (Joseon etiquette? What Joseon etiquette?!), never have I seen anyone deliver on the “out of time” aspect of a time-slip drama more thoroughly than she has. Plus, the main romance? Had me by the throat. I was rooting for the king as romantic hero every step of the way. After all, what do you get when you shove two very flawed, very messy people together amid culture shock spanning the width of several centuries? Apparently, pure chemistry. The ending was… certainly not my favorite, to say the least — it felt like a real letdown, after all the cliches the show had previously managed to dodge. Still, this one’s my pick, for better or for worse: it’s fun, it’s flawed, and it’s utterly addictive.

 
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Omg this is a hard one, but I think Splish Splash Love takes the win. It was short, sweet, undeniable chemistry, and well put together.

Mr. Queen is a close second.
Also special shout out to Tomorrow with you. That drama had some really brilliant moments, plus SMN and LJH had great chemistry.

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It’s not even a contest. Signal is one of the best kdramas of all time.

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Still eagerly awaiting Season 2...one of my absolute favorite dramas of any genre.

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Splash Splash Love because it's the only Time related drama I like period 😂😂😂
#AllergictoTTProblems

(Shout out to the first 10 episodes of Queen In Hyun's man that I watched in a subliminal fever dream on my phone in 420p, in Canberra, Australia, in 2016, when I was so sick I could barely leave my hostel room for three days, that I will never be able to finish because the state I started it in is too ingrained into my subconscious and impossible to replicate though...)

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Splish Splash Love! And I just watched Kairos so that's up there for me too.

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I love nearly every drama listed here but I'll have to agree with @mistyisles. Life on Mars is absolute perfection. The setting works so well for the show and the way they intertwined real-life issues and events with the drama was amazing (like the hostage situation or the way 'vagrants' were removed).

I don't know if Kairos would technically be considered a 'time-slip' drama but it's also very good especially when you reach the end of Ep. 6.

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I loved the British LOM, didn't like the American version and have yet to try the Korean remake.

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I think the Korean remake is worth trying because they put their own spin on it.

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My two favorites are Mr. Queen and Splish Splash Love, but it’s Mr. Queen by a photo finish. These two are also on my list of Happy Place dramas. And I love both Shin Hye-Sun and Kim Seul-gi; they are terrific actors.

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@Lonestar Girl: I came across SSL accidentally and so glad I did. It was so much fun.

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That’s the perfect word to describe it: fun! ☺️

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Mr Queen!

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I quite like most of the dramas mentioned that i’ve seen, with Signal being one of the top faves but in terms of rewatch value and fun time travel hi jinks it has to be Mr Queen.

If i had to choose one i didn’t like, i’d easily pick Tomorrow With You. I thought everything about the drama was fine except i just couldn’t get behind the main story of the ML trying so hard to figure out the future that he starts losing his present life. I kept yelling at Je Hoon to just live his life Now, so i dropped the drama mid-way.

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Signal

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Despite the admittedly disappointing ending it has to be MR. QUEEN for me. Not just because Shin Hye-sun is my very favorite actress but may be because it shows why she is my favorite: Her extraordinary performance.

SPLISH SPLASH LOVE is a good runner up.

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It’s impossible for me to pick any kdrama. Because Someday or One Day happened.

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Yeah, I realized when I thought about this question that all of my favorite dramas involving some sort of time travel/time looping/time jumping are not Korean - Someday or One Day would probably be my favorite as well, although I also really enjoyed Scarlet Heart (the Chinese one), Reset, and Joy of Life (if you count its particular plot device as "time travel").

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Well, I was going to have a lot of trouble with this, but then @mistyisles came up with the best justification for excluding Signal on a technicality, so I get to pick Live Up to Your Name with fewer reservations.

I love it for all the obvious reasons: Kim Nam-gil, every facial expression known to humankind, satisfying storylines for both main characters. But it also holds a special honor as being one of the dramas that has made me ugly cry the hardest. And you just can't forget a drama like that.

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I cried several times with Live up to your name too. Being someone who practically never cries with any fiction, it says a lot. That series hit me so much.

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Technicalities can make all the difference when it comes to time travel, after all. 😉

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Signal is forever a favorite BUT no one actually time-slips, so disqualified on a technicality. Queen In-hyun’s Man for the win.

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…I will add that Kim Boong Do is my absolute favorite time-slip character because of how he is such a scholar-nerd and consistently not a moron. I LOVED the way you could watch him quietly but intensely observe and then piece together a guess on how he should behave, then experiment with that behavior, and then adjust. He was just smart, and you don’t see that a lot.

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YES! Agreed to all of this. Signal is one of my all-time faves but on the technicality that none of the characters time travel, I am also picking another all-time fave, Queen Inhyun's Man. And I agree that Kim Boong Do is not only one of the best time-travel characters, he is one of my favorite male leads in any genre. I love that he and Choi Hee Jin quickly come to respect and genuinely like each other. Not that I don't enjoy the common conflict-driven romance plot, but it was so nice to see a different relationship path.

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Still trying to find where I can legally rewatch Queen In-Hyun's Man in the US. Loved it!

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It is on the Cereal YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gexc8f443vM&list=PLOsWS9tKqJMexK8dtwaHPK7WPiw5BiSjr

I do not know the legality of Cereal, but it's not as icky as certain sites that must not be named....

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Interesting, I just looked at it, says it's "powered by CJ ENM" so it looks official.

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Thank you for saving me, I was about to break the rule and pick two XD. Queen In-hyun it is!!!

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I know I'm only supposed to pick one, but, these two are equally awesome for such different reasons I honestly can't choose.

Queen In Hyun's Man for being the first drama I binge watched literally start to finish, featuring what is still after all these years one of my favorite male leads and my top romances. Loved how said male lead cleverly used time travel mechanics to achieve his goals in the past, and the drama-within-a-drama tie in between the two eras.

Then Mr. Queen, for all the reasons already mentioned. The funniest K-drama I've ever seen, zero contest. And as I happen to be in that minority of viewers who liked the ending, it's one of my favorite dramas, period.

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Count me in the minority. I loved the ending of Mr. Queen, the best Shin Hye Sun drama for me, and probably the only period drama I'd gladly watch for the nth time.

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Can't choose between Live Up to Your Name, Nine, and 365 Days, sorry.
But I do know that Faith is in the 4th place after those 3, if that is of any help 😂

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Also @dramaddictally, why is Tomorrow With You a bad drama? It was depressing but I never thought it was bad. I enjoyed it quite well, although never rewatched it because I can rarely rewatch melodrama.

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Yeah, bad is a strong word. I watched it all the way through, which I wouldn't do if I really hated it. I got very frustrated with it toward the end and I never felt like all the elements came together.

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The comments reminded me that I have shamefully forgotten Go Back Couple. Nope. Still can't choose.

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Mr Queen comes first, undisputed.

Kairos comes close first.

Second - I could be one of the few or many who liked Scarlet Heart Ryeo from start to finish. My one cross - the 13th prince didn't have to die. And his wife who's only wish was to be independent of her father's air became collateral damage in the royal shenanigans/King's curse whatever.

I thought Splash Splash Love was a modern kdrama due to its title. Never did it occur to me that it's a Saguek.

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A close first 😂

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Yh😂. 'Close second' doesn't cut it at all when it comes to Kairos or Go Back Couple (which I beat myself for forgetting 🤦🏽) because they are just so gooood.

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I forgot about Kairos, loved that drama.

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For a kdrama I guess SIGNAL was the most enjoyable for me.

I generally don’t like time travel dramas since the time paradox explanations always confuse me. And especially with romantic dramas there always seems to be an inherent sad or unsatisfying ending, think Moon Lovers

The anime YOUR NAME is the only time travel film that I’ve truely loved with all my heart. Everything else pales in comparison and nothing comes close to such perfection imo. It’s one my absolute favourite films of all time

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Oh wait I take it back, Go Back Couple was the one time-slip romantic slice of life kdrama that I liked

(Still nothing beats Your Name)

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Go Back Couple😇. How did I forget such a memorable time slip drama.

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(I agree, nothing beats Your Name 😂)

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Just looked up the summary of Your Name it had to anime a live action could not capture all of that. It sounds AMAZING reading the gist of the story without even watching it I can tell it is like the time lapse equivalent of Healer for quality of story telling, world building, visuals and acting. Thanks for mentioning it.

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Yes yes please watch the anime if you can! The animation is beautiful and Makoto Shinkai is a brilliant director.
It hits you right the in FEELS and has a wonderful soundtrack too

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His new movie comes out for intl audiences early next year and I'm already pining for it through the soundtrack because ofc I am.
I didn't love the story of Weathering With You very much (although ofc still gorgeous), but I was (am) OBSESSED with the soundtrack. RADWIMPS are just 🖤.

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haha same, I always download their soundtracks and listen to them on repeat
Shinkai and RADWIMPS collaboration is *chef's kiss*
And yep I’m definitely excited for his new film, even if it’s not a new favourite I’m always entertained and amazed at the animation quality ~

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Please watch Your Name. The animation is stunning (heartbreaking), the music is gorgeous (heartbreaking) (and I'm underselling both of those, seriously), and the story just sweeps you away.
Ahhhh animation is such an underrated medium.

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This was ridiculously hard as I now realise this is one of my favourite genres. The different means of transport fascinates me and if more than one person has the ability to travel or the character go back and forth between the past and present. It has to be Go back couple for me because I love the way the story plays out; it’s a proper rom com and it tackles another element that is often missing from this genre the losses and gains of the people in each time period. Her joy of being back with someone she misses in the current time period was so real and must have touched a nerve for others who wish they could have that opportunity in real life. I love the way they show the difference the experience made in their lives.

So many honourable mentions:
Mr Queen using a gender and class swap as well as time travel was just so hysterically funny.
Live up to your name; helps rebuild a father and daughter relationship, brings history alive and shows people using truck of doom to their advantage.
Miss granny (film); I love how it changes an Ajumma’s perspective on her current day behaviour.
The light in your eyes; so many hate this drama but I love it for the way it depicts an experience exactly how people describe the experience feels in reality.

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Queen In-hyun’s Man for me. Kim Boong-do is one of my favorite characters. He was so smart and resourceful.

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I’d pick Faith, only because it was the one that introduced me to this trope, and I was still in love with LMH when I watched it. I was new to Kdramas then and I wasn’t cynical yet. I recall thoroughly enjoying it.

I also enjoyed Mr. Queen and Signal, but I was no longer blind to their flaws when I watched them.

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I was 7 years into my kdrama watching and i still loved it. It is LMH's best acting to this day imho. I still rewatch it from time to time and it is still lovely. There's a whole bunch of ridiculous fantasy side plot which I simply ignore, but don't hate. Like the peel on a fruit, which you don't hate, just discard.

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Where do you rewatch it?! I only have Netflix, Viu, and Prime now. It’s not on there.

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I have it on a hard drive since back then 😅

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It’s on Viki (free if you’re in Europe or have VPN). It’s also on Netflix Japan (though the subs are, well, Japanese).

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I also chose Faith. I love LMH in this drama!

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I haven’t seen all of Faith yet but it makes my list on the strength of the first episode alone, it is very entertaining.

(Being entertaining is more important than being objectively good)

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So much to love about Faith! (So much to ignore!) But so much to love! It's my second pick, after Queen In Hyun's Man, which is just perfect in every way.

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Ditto with Faith...I rewatched many times initially. I have such good memories of it that I won't watch it again lest the glow is off. I love sageuks, particulary fusion sageuks.

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Live Up to Your Name, period.
It’s a sad story though, considering what enables them to travel through time. But I have to pick this one for the story, KNG, his comedic timing and chemistry with FL. They are the cutest couple in Kdramaland in terms of body gesture of people in love. They look really comfortable being with each other, too, and that is just so special.

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I’m going to ho with Faith - the wormhole, the secret gate, the general in Goreyo armor wandering around a 21st century city, the lovers passing by like ships in parallel universe nights, the message in film cylinders … And although a lot of the time slip part’s didn’t make sense, the love story was charming (as Lee Min Ho is known for).

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and it had one of my favorite villains -- Ki Chul!!!

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“A frozen popsicle” haha

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I was going to say Tunnel, hands down, but then @missvictrix reminded me of Nine: Nine Times Travel (whose name, by the way, I never get right) which was just amazing and so much fun. The twisting of the world that accompanied the twisting of time, the crazy evil (now was he a professor, businessman, politician?), and they did a nice job of stringing together the time paradoxes. Maybe I'll make that my next go-back-in-time binge watch!

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He was a doctor and hospital manager in the older timeline. Don't remember what he had been promoted to in the present.

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Yes, shoutout to tunnel.

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Like @missvictrix, Nine is my all time best time travel drama. It was so compelling and Lee Jin Wook’s acting was daebak! I felt his emotions. This is in my top 10 dramas.

I just have to say that my runner up is Queen In Hyun's Man. Very under-rated but wonderful drama. I think I want to re-watch this.

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Some streaming service needs to pick up Queen In Hyun's Man so I can rewatch it. Love it so much!

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Yeah, I was excited to see it listed on Amazon Prime Video, only to find out it’s not available in my area.

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In the States, Eps 10-16 are available, for some odd reason, but listed under Queen and I, not under the listing for Queen In Hyun's Man.

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Oh you’re right! It’s Queen and I!!! But why only Ep 10-16, I wonder!

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It's on AsianCrush as The Queen and I. Also my pick for this topic and I was happy to see Yoo In-na show what she could do in a lead role.

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Repeating comment above here: It is on the Cereal YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gexc8f443vM&list=PLOsWS9tKqJMexK8dtwaHPK7WPiw5BiSjr

I do not know the legality of Cereal, but it's not as icky as certain sites that must not be named....

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Cereal on YouTube has a lot of the older dramas cut into bite sized chunks so is plagued by frequent safe but annoying ads.

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YESSSSS @tizzy and I very nearly picked Queen In-hyun instead, but LJW won.

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Haha, same here!!! 😍

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Oh but if we're doing movies, and not Korean related content at all, and if it counts, then honestly, 100% 君の名は。
/ Kimi No Na Wa/ Your Name
, every time, for all of time.
One of the only other exceptions to my allergy.

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I need to rewatch that movie, it was really breautiful.

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Time Travel dramas are quite good to watch when the writing is on point. Some dramas have failed and kept us so confused with it because the writing falls so short.

The best of all Time dramas
1.SIGNAL- Kept us on edge from beginning til the end.
2. Queen in hyun's man- This fusion Saeguk is love.
3. Splash Splash love- So cute this one.
4.Life is on Mars- Brought the 80's vibe
5.Tunnel - A good ride for this one

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Live up to your name, hands down. The only drama I have completely rewatched, from start to end.
I couldn't move on when I finished it the first time and even now it's often on my mind. And it made me know Kim Nam Gil, so forever thankful.
And please, we need that second season which Unit asks for, Drama gods.

Honourable mention: The best hit.

As I am quite new in Dramaland I have lots of series in my Plan to watch list and I love time travel sub-genre, so I'm going to watch almost everything beanies recommend.

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How could I forget this other honourable mention? Go Back Couple.
Beautiful, funny, nostalgic, sad, silly in a cute way...

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Heh I totally forgot Go Back Couple too!

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Oh I like Go Back Couple too!!!

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The best hit was great too. There are so many to include in this genre who knew? We need a top ten because then I could include that one and Hello me in my list.

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I forgot about The Best Hit, another good tt drama~

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Live Up To Your Name.

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I have a handful on my list: Signal, Splish Splash Love, Queen Inhyun's Man, Tunnel, Live Up to Your Name and Mr Queen.

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I love time-slip genre and Tunnel has always been on my list. Except I read all the recaps when I was in my severe drama slump and lost the urge to watch. I keep deciding to start the first episode and I keep somehow bypassing it every time.

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Its a good drama in its own right. Its so long ago that I forget if I watched it while it aired or binged it. If you have read the recaps its no wonder you lost the urge to watch it. I am the same when I already know the story.

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Omg i was just about to start Nine: Nine Time Travels because i love mystery and time travel dramas and poof! There is this list! I'm going to try watching it. Thank you!

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I LOVE Nine.

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There are so many dramas with this theme...

I think Splish Splash Love was the most simple of all : no murderer, no stealing body, no reincarnation, no brain tumor, no changing the present, etc. It was simple, cute and short!

But there were good ones too with Signal, Life on Mars, Queen and I, Live Up to Your Name.

There are good Japanese drama/movie too. One of my favourite is Todome no Kiss.

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Signal is number one.
Rooftop Prince my number two.
Life on Mars is perfection

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I can't pick. :(

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So many, funny how I read Beanies nominating shows, all of these dramas are among my favorites !

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Exactly!

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I really liked Queen In-Hyun's Man and Mr. Queen, but they both suffered from the same issue that the drama wrote itself into a corner and couldn't perfectly execute the final time slip.

Nine is one of my all-time favorite dramas, and Blue Birthday tried to replicate the magic using a different storyline, which shows its relevance to kdrama culture.

But I'll have to go with Splash Splash Love as the final winner. Short yet sweet with an adorable couple. I love how the time travel situation helps both our leads with their self confidence.

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Yes to Blue birthday I loved that one too. I definitely need the top ten option.

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This is way too hard and it made me realize how much I love time-slip stories! I vote a resounding yes to every one mentioned.

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Same!

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I've got to vote for 'Tomorrow with You' (2017) largely because... well... Shin Mina. I also preferred Lee Ji-hoon's character in this series to his character in Signal. Signal was too much murder and mayhem for my taste. Give be a twisty-turny times slip romance instead.

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1. Queen In-hyun's Man
2. Nine: Nine Time Travel
3. Signal

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Queen In Hyun's Man😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Nine gets my vote. If we're talking about time travel dramas in general tho, Some Day or One Day (tw) takes it.

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I will choose Radiant just to represent .

So may time travel shows are on my K drama favorite list.

Non K drama
A funny Chinese time travel & gender swap to boot Go Princess Go
Another C drama they did well was Bu Bu Jing Xin

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I'm going to say Signal because it is objectively brilliant TV in every way.

However, there's only 1 Kdrama I have ever watched 3 times, and that is Queen In Hyun's Man, which also falls into this category and if you haven't seen it, go treat yourself, NOW!!!!!

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No love for Dr. Jin? Well, I never got through all of it, but I have this (possibly faulty) memory that it was the first time I saw a kdrama and I thought wow, this stuff is amazing, the actresses are so good-looking (first time I saw Park Min-Young), and this time-travel plot is so innovative. And then Faith and Rooftop Prince came out the same year.

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Rooftop Prince 😍.

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Ah i forgot it's just Jin in Japanese but then I saw PMY and remembered the Korean adaptation is called Dr. Jin. PMY developed all sorts of disease in this drama, but the JPN counterpart only had one? that's why I was shaking my head all throughout the first few episodes and have to drop it.

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1. Queen InHyun's Man - Kim Boong Do is the GOAT of all time-travellers, used Korea's advanced transpo even used his knowledge of Hanja. and I'm a sucker for Queen InHyun, must have watched at least five dramas with this Queen.

2. Nine - Nine times Time travels - this is a time-slip drama done right. Should be the manual for time dramas.

3. Mr. Queen/Live up to your name

4. Faith - the only LMH drama I watched religiously while on broadcast. Probably the only LMH drama I watched from start to finish.

CHINESE
Bu Bu Jing Xin - Scarlet Heart Ryeo won't surpass this in my heart.

JAPANESE
Dr.Jin - nice to be a doctor who can save loads of lives.

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Queen In-hyun's Man would be my pick.
There are others that i have enjoyed very much... but Queen In-hyun's Man got me on my feet since the beginning and i would watch it over and over again.

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Of all of these you've mentioned, Mr. Queen is my favorite. It made me realize that the point of time travel drama is frequently a critique of elements of the contemporary society of the writers. Though I did like Signal, I think the use of time travel in a murder mystery/police procedural context isn't the same. It turns the story into one about how people grapple with violence and loss in their past. Obviously I've liked those too, but it's not the same kind of thrill. I am excited to watch the two dramas in this list that I haven't seen yet, and to check out what other commenters recommend.

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Hahahahaha i love how a lot of people are like “i would pick Signal but technically….” and then chooses another drama. Why make us pick just one DB?! 😄

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If Goblin is in this category that would be my pick

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Queen In-hyun's Man/Queen & I is my #1 pick.

A close second: Go Back Couple/Confession Couple.

I guess I really need to see Signal!

Time slips are not my favorite genre; they MUST be well-done and follow the rules created for that particular drama's "universe."

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So no love for Manhole I see

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Nine: Nine Time Travels
Splish Splash Love
Mr. Queen!

In that order

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If only one, definitely [b]Faith[/b] (aka The Great Doctor).

I believe it started the whole time-travel concept in dramaland (Faith was aired in 2012 after all the other time-travel dramas of that year like Rooftop Prince, Queen In-Hyun and the Song Seung Hon one BUT its concept and promos were announced back in 2009).

I’ve enjoyed several Lee Min Ho dramas but Faith surprisingly remains my most favorite role of his. It also introduced me to one of my favorite FLs, the very pretty and cheerfully outgoing Kim Hee Sun. Yes, there are flaws/failures in the production and it took me several episodes to realize that very much like the story and the characters.

Anyway, time-travel dramas are always interesting because of the many ways it’s presented: loop, parallel universe, fish out of the water, etc. Some other dramas I’d like to mention are [b]Reset[/b], [b]Kairos[/b], the polarizing [b]Alice[/b], even [b]Sisyphus[/b].

There are also the understandable fan favorites like [b]Signal[/b] and [b]Someday or One Day[/b].

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