Plot: The story revolves around Yoo So-joon, a CEO of a real estate company, who has the ability to travel through time via a subway; and Song Ma-rin, who works as an amateur photographer. So-joon foresees his future self to die so he decides to marry Ma-rin in order to avoid that fate. As time passes, he learns to love her selflessly.
(Actors: Lee Je-hoon, Shin Min-a)
Director: Yoo Je-won (also directed Oh My Ghostess)
Review: I saw this was leaving Netflix soon so I decided to watch it since I like the lead actors and the plot was kinda intriguing. From the synopsis, I thought it would be something like Time Traveler’s Wife (a book I would recommend reading – loved it so much). Of course, it’s really not like it at all, but if you are someone who enjoys time travel as a means to change your future for the better, you may like this drama.
We’re first introduced to Yoo So-joon (played by Lee Je-hoon) who develops the ability to time travel as an adult by taking a certain subway in a certain direction. He seems to only go forward in time (not sure if he’s unable to go backward) and he uses it to check the future for his real estate purposes and to acquire cool stuff from the future. One day he goes forward and sees his own death. He and Song Ma-rin (played by Shin Min-a) are both in a traffic accident. An older man who can also time travel in the same manner (and kinda became his mentor and friend) tells him maybe he can change their fate if he marries her.
Right off the bat, it’s kind of a dubious setup. A guy sees how he’s going to die in the future. A woman who is a complete stranger also happens to die in the same accident and the solution is for them to get married to change their fate? Eye roll. How about just sending her a note: “Do not go to this place at this time on this day or you will die.” If someone put that in my mailbox, I would be freaked out enough to listen to it. Wouldn’t you?
But this is a drama, so we just go with it. The love story is a bit forced, but our actors pulled it off. What kept me interested were all the little mysteries throughout the drama. Things happened where I was like, “I should’ve seen that coming!” If you don’t think too hard about the time travel aspect, you’ll probably enjoy this drama because the whole “flap of the butterfly’s wings” definitely is not applied here. So-joon is winning the lottery and using future knowledge to secure land deals for real estate… the future never gets affected! Lol.