The imminent arrival of the C-version of Queen In Hyun’s Man brings back all my positive memories of the drama and none of the problems I had with it. It’s gotten the official English title of Love Through a Millennium which is a literal translation of the Chinese title 相爱穿梭千年. The drama premieres this Sunday night and airs two episodes a week on Sunday and Mondays, taking over the time slot for the highly rated Singles Villa with Joe Cheng, Jiro Wang, and Xu Lu. Here’s to hoping this experiment of remaking a K-drama with a Chinese cast and setting but helmed by a Korean production crew ends up working.
What I loved the most about the original QIHM was the character of Kim Boong Do. Sure Ji Hyun Woo was perfect in the role but the role shined more than his acting, so I guess kudos to the screenwriter for writing a male lead who is so nice and upstanding he basically doesn’t exist in our modern world and end up making him interesting to watch. Not sure yet about male lead Jin Bo Ran‘s acting but he definitely has Ji Hyun Woo vibes in that he’s not eye-catching handsome but that actually enhances that makes Boong Do even more attractive which is his perfect personality and strong masculine aura. Check out even more lovely drama stills as well as the first drama preview.
First preview for Love Through a Millennium:
“For one deposed Empress, you and I have become so far apart. Since you refuse to acknowledge the turning tides, then don’t blame the situation for being cruel towards you.”