Nine times time travel (2013) 九回時間旅行
Genre: Time-travel, Romance, Mystery
Enjoyment: 8/10 Pace: 7/10 No. of times I watched it: 1
starring Lee Jin Wook as Park Sun Woo and Jo Yoon Hee as Joo Min Young, Park Hyung Sik as Park Sun Woo (young)
Plot: Another time-travel drama. Sun Woo is a workaholic who ends up getting a brain tumor. His colleague, Min Young has a crush on him for many years but he did not accept her love until he discovered his illness and decided to live life in a new way. He was also given 9 chances to travel to the past as his brother wanted to change the past and bring happiness to their family again. His mother suffered a blow in the past and had dementia. His brother died trying to find incense sticks that can help the holder travel to the past for 30 minutes. As he travels to the past, he unravels a mystery related to his family that happened 20 years ago. He even treats his brain tumor in the process and died twice in his time travelling yet managed to survive.
Zoom into characters: Sun Woo is a good worker but poor when it comes to love. He ignores and rejects Min Young who repeatedly confessed to him. He finally changed his mind after he was diagnosed with deadly illness. Min Young is a bright and cheerful girl who does not give up on Sun Woo. As Sun Woo continues to change the past, he realises more things and learns to treasure Min Young.
He even made his lover into his niece after one of the time-travels. Happiness can be simple yet difficult to get at times. The definition of happiness can change as time goes. As long as we have what we treasure, happiness can be felt. To me, time-travelling may make one realise things they did not know. At the same time, most things cannot be changed and things are always back to square one. One should not always stay in the past. The past cannot be changed. One should live the present well and plan for the future instead. Liked the portrayal of young Sun Woo and his best friend, the doctor to be/doctor.
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