Queen In Hyun’s Man is the drama which is my current favorite right now! It’s really just downright AWESOME & AMAZING.
It manages to do whatever Rooftop Prince didn’t manage to do – and it does it VERY WELL 🙂
Let me just first explain what the story is about. It’s about Kim Boong Do, who is someone’s supporting Queen In Hyun during Joseon times. Let’s connect this storyline to a previous drama.
Did anyone watch Dong Yi? Yeah – you know? Queen In Hyun was the person Dong Yi helped to regain her rightful position as Queen. It helps you understand better the situation in the Joseon times, if you’ve watched Dong Yi. But if you didn’t, no worries.
So, back to where I stopped. Kim Boong Do receives a talisman from a gisaeng (who is previously a servant in his household). That talisman was the thing which saved his life countless times – and made him travel 300 years into the future, where he met Choi Hee Jin, an actress who is playing Queen In Hyun.
Let’s look at what makes the drama so amazing, so far.
The fusion of historical & modern storytelling.
In Rooftop Prince, we just have a one-sided storyline moving, which takes place in the modern world. In Queen In Hyun’s Man, however, we get both story-lines moving. Yup~~ you got that right. We have the historical part & modern part moving at the same time. This is what I hoped for when I watched RTP. The story makes much more sense in QIHM. They took much effort to seamlessly write the story, to make it flow perfectly.
The characters are interesting.
We have interesting characters in RTP as well – but they’re more on the funny & comedy. In QIHM, the characters are not just one-dimensional. They have multiple personalities – and it’s cute, because we can connect to the characters. The meeting of Choi Hee Jin & Kim Boong Do is just awesome – because it’s undeniably sweet as both come from different era and have different ways of living. I swear they make me swoon like ALL THE TIME!
The villains are villains.
I like the fact that the villains are from the history-side of the story instead of the modern-side (like RTP). History villains are much more interesting – and makes more sense.
Kickass writing, directing, producing and dot dot dot.
Most importantly, I think QIHM is really well-written, well-planned & well executed. It’s amazing in every way and the twist & turns are really interesting.
[SPOILERS – for those who’ve yet to watch episode 8]
At the end of episode 8, the talisman was torn, and got into the villain’s hands. As a result, Kim Boong Do lost his memories. I’m not so sure about Hee Jin, but from the preview, it seems like everyone around her doesn’t remember him either or have seen him- things changed. (I JUST LOVE THIS TWIST!!!)
The best thing about this drama – how it flows perfectly, as the story & history changes, everytime Kim Boong Do time jumps. Yeah – That’s what I’m talking about~~!!!