Nine: Nine Times Time Travel

Nine: Nine Times Time Travel (2013)

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Park Sun Woo works as an anchorman at a TV broadcasting station. He is in love with newsreporter Joo Min Young, who is bright and honest. Park Sun Woo then obtains 9 incense items, which allows him to go back 20 years in time. Park Sun Woo travels to the past.

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    나인: 아홉 번의 시간여행
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13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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May 16, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
One word for this drama: PERFECTION! I seriously couldn't tear my eyes off the screen starting from the first episode! The twist and and the cliff hangers were out of this world. They were amazing.

I gotta say when I first heard of the drama, it didn't capture my attention. I didn't know Lee Jin Wook and I really didn't like Jo Yoon Hee in Lie To Me. So I was doubting read more a lot. But boy oh boy was I wrong. Their acting was spectacular. Their chemistry was a plus!!It was so cute watching them together. I wish they were going in real life just like how Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na did. You never know ^^ In fact both of them became favorite actors now. It wasn't only them, also the friend, the brother, all of their acting were amazing.

Whoever didn't watch it please give it a try and I guarantee it you will love it!!

And if you're looking for intense kiss scene not like kissing a wall scene, then you'll definitely love this drama ^_^

All right I should stop. But what can I do!!;) This is one of this drama that you can write about forever and ever and ever :)

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Apr 18, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is one of those dramas that has a lot of fans yet isn't necessarily popular, so I was really intrigued. I was actually ready to drop it after the first episode, but I'm glad I stuck to my '5 episodes before dropping' rule this time. The Episodes went from being boring to keeping me on the edge of my seat really fast. The combination of Time Travel and Mystery got me read more hooked, even though the characters and romance weren't as impressive to me. This drama definitely left me with mixed feelings, but no regrets after completing it.

I'll start with the romance, which is really the heart of the story, but was my least favorite part. Although the romance was written well, I just never really connected with the main couple the way I usually do when sucked into a K-drama. Jo Yoon Hee is super perky, and Lee Jin Wook knows how to look aloof & hot, but the chemistry between the two of them was lacking in my opinion. Jo Yoon Hee's cuteness was not enough to carry her through emotional scenes, and Lee Jin Wook (although a stronger actor than his co-star) too often seemed emotionless, even with all that his character goes through in the story. I wanted to fall in love with the love story much more than I did. Towards the end I cared a little more, but that's due to the great writing, not their performances.

In general, I think the acting in the entire show was ok, but not stellar. Some of the supporting cast had more personality than the main characters. Still, I can't say that anyone in the cast was really bad... well, except for Jeong Dong Hwan. The stupid faces he made as Choi Jin Cheol were so cartoonishly bad that it was starting to piss me off. He started to remind me of Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

I think the true star of this drama is the story. Once I got through the set up episodes, the story was non stop surprise revelations & plot twists, which I love. This is the kind of story that will leave you sleepless, as you marathon it, just so you can see what happens next. The story doesn't lose steam towards the end like most dramas do either, which is impressive. It also had the kind of ending that made me want to immediately re-watch the whole story from the beginning, although there weren't any real 'stand out' moments that I wanted to necessarily watch again. I'd re-watch just to see if knowing the ending would change how I see the rest of the drama.

If you're not a fan of open endings, consider this a warning. Still I loved the ending, which made me think, and I don't think was that ambiguous. I believe it was way better than if everything was spelled out clearly or tied up with a corny happily ever after bow. There also weren't any glaring loose ends, which considering how complicated the story gets, was enough closure for me.

I had no idea, based on the premise, that this would be one of the best written, and surprisingly believable, time travel k-dramas that I've seen. (and there are A LOT of time travel K-dramas!) With a different cast my score would have been much higher, which is the only reason why Nine: Nine Times Time Travel didn't quite make an "9" overall score from me.

My review may not be as high as everyone else's, but I understand why there are so many fans, and would definitely recommend it, because who needs sleep? lol!
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It's as thrilling as this drama and they have their own mystery they have to solve as well. Both are also about time travel.
Recommended by riribl
Both series are centred around themes of time-travel, where the main character tries to change things in the past in order to make things better in the future.

They go about this in a different way however:
In "Nine", the lead character uses some magic incense and has a short time to go back to the past, whereas in "I'll Be Back" the main character is stuck in a loop going back a few years and reliving those years over and over.
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    joyje 10 hours ago

    Just finished the drama but do not quite understand the ending. Jo Yoon Hee was really cute and Lee Jin Wook good looking. Certain parts of the drama was quite confusing to the past and back so many times but all in all the drama was ok.

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    displacedmoon 10 days ago
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    rubbyduckky 25 days ago

    Am I the only one not in love with this drama? I've been suffering since episode 11. I heard it ends well so I'm trying to finish it but I'm so bored!! (Currently on ep 16)

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    UverRhapsodis Sep 11, 2014

    Halfway through the show and I want to like it. The actors are great plot even better and I love how they deal with the concept of time traveling. However I can't help but feel that somethings missing.. It doesn't engage or excite me the way I thought it would. Putting it on hold for now.

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    cordobatango Aug 20, 2014

    Completely hooked and addicted to this drama! I'm now for episode 14 waiting to see how would end the story, At the present so impressed with the plot and moved with the romantic story between them. I remember when this drama was on air I didn't give much attention. It didn't have a main cast that appealed me specially and it wasn't advertised enough to even try. I thought "another time-travel" as the previous year already aired several dramas with this theme "Faith", "Rooftop Prince", "Time Slip Dr Jin" and "Queen In Hyun's Man". But I'm glad that I took the plunge to start it since I felt curious to watch other Lee Jin Wook's drama after seeing him in the new "The Three Musketeers".

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    nysha Aug 12, 2014

    wow, just wow ;___;

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    De1vSkm2 Aug 3, 2014

    I loved everything about this drama, it was so interesting with multiple unexpected twists and turns. But I'm a little disappointed in the ending...

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    mica Aug 1, 2014

    question for those who still haven't watched this drama...
    but seriously it's so awesome words can't describe it :DD

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    mstfydgrl08 Jul 31, 2014

    Why is no body mentioning the worth watching real kisses?! Lol! I have to mention it cause its like LJW telling JYH..'let me do the kissing babe and we'll give them a good show".....**perverted mind attack***
    Let me clarify though, this drama is more than that. It engaged me to marathon it and finish it only with restroom break,meals and 3 hrs sleep.

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    andora_judy Jul 30, 2014

    okey i loved it and i mean alooooot give it 10/10 but i'm a bit confused about the ending plzz some1 explain it for me

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    Mae Jul 29, 2014

    One of the most entertaining, fun, thrilling, heartfelt and beautiful drama series i've seen. 10 out of 10 ..must watch DAEBAK

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    Zouzou_Minetty Jul 26, 2014


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      BB78 Jul 29, 2014

      i know but currently i am dying for romance so i need romance in this to start watching it

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      andora_judy Jul 29, 2014

      then go and watch scent of a woman too romantic amazing one <3

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      BB78 Jul 30, 2014

      haha i did already 2 times =) i will watch nine time travels but not yet i have to save it up for poor days

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      andora_judy Jul 30, 2014

      yes don't watch it if you're not in the mood because once i was in mood for comedy but somehow i ended up watching king2hearts so i dropped it it's an amazing one but i couldn't complete it

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      BB78 Jul 30, 2014

      haha you completely understand me!! after i watched Shark i was in revenge mood but watched salaryman couldnt complete it but its definetely really good!!

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    hanseung Jul 15, 2014

    this is the best drama ever created god bless lee jinwook and his creation

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    Sweety-Face Jun 27, 2014

    not my taste


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    South Korea
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    Mar 11, 2013 to May 14, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    52 min.


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    8.7 (scored by 2,060 users)
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