All good things must come to an end, and despite my desire for the daily comings-and-goings of Flower Boy Next Door to continue forever (more cooking classes!, more all-nighters at the PC bang!, more impromptu day trips!), it’s follow up drama on tvN has started filming already scheduled for an early March premiere. On one hand, I’m interested in Nine: Nine Time Travels (such a redundant and mouthful drama title) because it comes from the production team behind last year’s hit mania drama Queen In Hyun’s Man, and also I have a super squishy soft spot for Nine leading man Lee Jin Wook. On the other hand, its premise sounds dated since the whole time-travel craze is over – Lee Jin Wook plays a modern day reporter who comes into possession of 9 magical satchels that give him the ability to time-travel back to 20 years earlier. He uses up a satchel each time he jumps hence there is a limitation on how times he can do it. Jo Yoon Hee plays the leading lady and his girlfriend in the present day. I’m really underwhelmed by her in the first and only time I’ve watched her act (as the wet blanket ex-fiancée in Lie to Me) but I’ve heard good things about her since thing. I’m all for improvement but she’s already triggered a primal urge for me to hate her in this drama – she sports a supremely bowlish bowl haircut. Siiiiiigh. Why drama, why? I’m also intrigued by the idol boy band member Park Hyung Sik who will play Lee Jin Wook’s college-age counterpart after he leaps into the past. I wonder if the universe will schism if they meet up? Anyhoo, check out the first poster stills and the very pretty teaser for the drama.
After his ZE:A group mate Im Shi Won’s break out last year as a promising young actor, will Hyungsik follow in his footsteps? He certainly has the looks, but he’s also going to have to convince us that he’s a younger Lee Jin Wook.
First teaser for Nine: