This is the story of two polar opposite people that come together in tragedy. One remains stuck in time, whilst the other only has a limited amount of time left to live.
Seol Ji Hyun is a woman who, although living a hard life, remains positive, upbeat and social. Cheon Soo Ho is the CEO of a restaurant and the son of a wealthy family with a terrible temper and no regard for other people. They both meet briefly under negative impressions of each other.
However, their lives become entangled once more when Ji Hyun's sister dies unexpectedly in Soo Ho's residence. From there, Ji Hyun's time stops and she becomes a cold, miserable person who finds nothing to live for. But Soo Hoo, who carries heavy guilt and is drawn to her, promises to himself to use the 6 months he has left to live to help her, whose life was destroyed because of him.
In the process, Soo Ho falls in love with Ji Hyun, but how far can love develop when you only have a limited time left to live?
(Source: AJ at MyDramaList)
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Time is a drama that deals heavily with the weight and importance of time, and really questions one's own use of time itself.
Spoken through a gripping story filled with love, betrayal, and death - the story deals with 4 characters, who's own unique stories intertwines in unfortunate fate.
While it appears as if the antagonist is clear from the get go, the audience is given a chance to sympathise with each character, and it seems as if goes much deeper than just what appears on surface level. The flow of time, individual circumstances, and events, things that are for the most part, uncontrollable, appears to be the ultimate culprit at the end of the day.
The acting is, for the most part, spectacular.
Kim Jung Hyun has capitalised on this chance as main lead, and has absolutely hushed critics since his little fiasco at the presscon. He portrays his loud, obnoxious, persona perfectly while also managing to capture the most tiniest details of warming up to his kinder self.
Seohyun was a pleasant surprise for me. Critiqued negatively since day one of acting, I honestly didn't expect much from her, but she captured her role quite well. There were obviously a few kinks here and there, and some scenes that could definitely be improved (especially one particular scene in episode 6...), but for the most part, she pulled it off okay in my opinion.
The side roles in Kim Joon Han and Hwang Seung Un are stellar as seen in past roles, and they capture their more darker parts well. Both filled with guilt and faced with dire choices to make, their struggle to fight their inner conflicts are highlights within the drama.
Music is generally quite good. Unfortunately, it's not quite memorable - which was why I gave it the score that I did.
Definitely flying under the radar at the moment as dramas like Mr Sunshine and Life have stolen the spotlight - but this drama is on equal footing to the two at the very least. The actors while good, are newer and not well known, but don't let the lack in popularity dissuade you from giving this one a try. They are shorter episodes, and may be a little different from what we are used to, but it is definitely worth the watch.
1. KIM JUNG HYUN. (notice the caps) OMG! what a revelation! BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT. great actors are chameleons and from his role on WAIKIKI to this is a complete 180°. I have never been moved by an actors performance in a kdrama since Yeo Jin Goo in CIRCLE. Someone please give this guy an acting award
2. Kim Joon Han. wow! his character was a refreshing take on an antagonist. his low-key evilness would make you somehow still root for him
3. the love story. two broken souls found each other just when they're giving up on life. Really nice chemistry, nothing was forced and cheesy, it was just a realistic portrayal of how love develops
4. the ensemble. this just goes to show that with a perfect casting, it can turn any cliche writing into something else good
5. this drama is therapeutic (at least for me). for those who lost their will to live and survive then this series is for you. there's so much life lessons to take away from this
1. seohyun. I wasn't really bothered by her acting, I just think that she could improve more on being convincing. A lot of times you can tell that she's "acting" instead of being really believable, well maybe because she's surrounded by actors who really lived and breathed their characters
2. towards the middle of the series it felt like the true meaning of the show got lost and veered into different direction. I wished the writers stayed committed to the title and that would've given us so much feels