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Just look at this gorgeous poster for Queen In Hyun's Man which is set to air in less than two weeks (the title makes me think of an odd mix between Queen In Soo and Princess' Man :P) With every promo teaser and artwork, my interest in this gets bigger and bigger. The fact that this is on tvN, a network that has so far done some amazing dramas, and that is has the unusual premise in which our hero, a Joseon scholar, travels back and forth in time, and I am rabid.
Time travel seems the theme du jour in kdramas this year (I wonder if the recent Mainland time travel successes like Bu Bu Jing Xin and Gong had anything to do with it). We have four this year, which brings the amount of time-travel kdramas in the totality of kdrama existence to five. Yes, this year alone, we have four times as many time-travel kdramas as we did in all the years before. In addition to Queen In Hyun's Man, we have Rooftop Prince, which is currently airing (and is adorable and fluffy if not particularly memorable), and the upcoming Timeslip Doctor Jin, which is based on the same manga that brought us the amazing jdrama JIN (I am curious but iffy about this one because the original was so steeped in Japanese history, they will have to drastically redo it. Not to mention that I love Song Seung Heon, but a great actor he is not, unlike Osawa Takao, who played the role in the jdrama) and Faith, about a female doctor who travels to Gogureyo, which I am preobsessed about because it's written by the writer of Eyes of Dawn, Sandglass, Legend, Slingshot and What's Up (i.e., she who can do no wrong) and directed by her frequent collaborator who directed EoD, Sandglass and Legend). Plus, it stars Lee Min Ho as a warrior (in his first sageuk RAWRRRRR) and Kim Hee Sun as the doctor (I like her and, even though as a rule am not fond of noona romances, it makes perfect sense here as a doctor is unlikely to be 22 and back in the past, people matured and advanced up the war ladder quicker because short lifespan).