Queen Inhyun’s Man Korean Drama Review


Rating:*** (A-)

This is nice romantic korean drama that ran from 18 April 2012 – 7 June 2012. It is 16 episodes long. Plot is not simple and keeps viewers intrigued throughout 16 episodes, it did at least for me. The story flips back and forth from Joseon era to modern korean time 2012 when the series first aired.  Kim Boong-do (Ji Hyun-woo) is a noble-born scholar in 17th century Joseon era and his family’s sole survivor after they were massacred in a conspiracy. Boong-do supports the reinstatement of Queen In-hyun, who was deposed due to scheming by royal concubine Lady Jang.

Meanwhile in modern-day Seoul in 2012, Choi Hee-jin (Yoo In-na), an unknown and upcoming actress, lands her big break when she is cast as Queen In-hyun in the television drama “New Jang Heebin”. Due to a mysterious talisman, Boong-do time-travels to 2012, where he crosses paths with Hee-jin and falls in love. I like the part where Choi Hee Jin’s friend and manager keeps asking same questions to Kim Boong do as history keeps changing by the action they have taken.  While I do not think Hee Jin is not the “most beautiful person in world” as she names herself in Boong Do’s cell phone but it makes me chuckle at cuteness.

Of course, there are a few plot holes towards the end of series such as why talisman changes (without giving away spoilers for those who have not yet seen it) sometimes I just take happy ending for sake of feeling romantic or good as sometimes dramas do not follow logic but they entertain us. Quote from the drama’s narration – “A chance encounter that started with a gap in time… that meeting already ended a year ago. Our reunion now is not because of a mysterious talisman written by a monk, but because of a string of memories that belongs only to us both. Now begins our second encounter. Now, I am his lifesaver. The price to pay? All he has to do is stay forever by my side.” May explain the last episode time travel via cell phone was possible, may be?

There are a few dramas  that I can re-watch and this is certainly one of it. It has history, romance, mystery and of course time travel unlike in roof top prince, where time traveling was not frequent as in this one.

During filming, actors who played the lead roles actually fell in love and after much gossips and Hyun Woo and Yoon In Na admitted to be couple. I like sometimes that romantic couple I rooted for in the series were actually in love and it comes across the scenes.

Queen In Hyun’s Kissing Scene (English Subtitle)


Ji Hyun-woo – Kim Boong-do
Yoo In-na – Choi Hee-jin
Kim Jin-woo – Han Dong-min, Hee-jin’s ex-boyfriend
Ga Deuk-hee – Jo Soo-kyung, Hee-jin’s friend and manager
Jin Ye-sol – Yoon-wol
Uhm Hyo-seop – Minister Min
Lee Kwan-hoon – Ja-soo
Ji Nam-hyuk – Han-dong
Park Young-rin – Yoon Na-jung
Jo Dal-hwan – Chun-soo
Seo Woo-jin – King Sukjong
Kim Hae-in – Queen In-hyun
Choi Woo-ri – Jang Hee-bin
Kim Won-hae – Eunuch Hong

 Memorable Quotes from the Series:

Hee Jin: „Wait, don’t go. Don’t…go. If you go now, I might never see you again… Don’t go. After trying so hard to save your life, why are you treating me like this? Didn’t you say you’d be responsible for me? Why are you not honouring your promise? Don’t go…“

Boong Do: „I didn’t know it myself, but I think I just might be a player. This I admit.“

Boong Do: „But why is my letter still around? How?“
Hee Jin: „Minister Nam kept this in his possession. Last month, his descendants officially disclosed it.“
Boong Do: „How can they disclose someone else’s private letter?! It has to be destroyed.“
Hee Jin: „That letter is now in the museum. Now, you definitely can’t destroy it. Unless the museum collapses.“

Where you can watch it with english subtitle?

You can watch it on Drama Fever or buy DVD of Queen In Hyun’s Man with English subtitle on Amazon so you can rewatch, freeze your favorite scenes like I do.

If you are interested in Queen In Hyun’s Man’s Original Sound Track which is wonderful by the way, you can get it here: Queen In Hyun’s Man OST.

[English Lyrics] Queen In Hyun’s Man OST Part 3-Another Time, The Same Sky

OST: Queen In Hyun’s Man OST MV: My Man Kim Boong Do

Queen In-hyun’s Man OST
No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. “인현왕후의 남자 – Title” (Queen In-hyun’s Man – Title) Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung
2. “같은 하늘 다른 시간에” (Same Sky, Different Time) Jo Hyun-joo Kim Do-hyeong Joo Hee of 8Eight 03:40
3. “꼭 한번” (Just Once) Young Jae, Min Yeon-jae Young Jae, Bae Gi-pil Young Jae of 4Men 03:35
4. “그대가 왔죠” (You Came) Jung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.Sync Jung Ho-gyu, Pabaki, Mr.Sync Kim So-jung 03:10
5. “지금 만나러 갑니다” (I’m Going to Meet You) 노는 어린이 노는 어린이 Deok Hwan 03:18
6. “시간을 넘어” (Leap Through Time) Kim Hee-jin, Nam Hye-seung 이크거북
7. “같은 하늘 다른 시간에 (Inst.)” (Same Sky, Different Time (Inst.)) Kim Do-hyeong 03:40
8. “꼭 한번 (Inst.)” (Just Once (Inst.)) Young Jae, Bae Gi-pil 03:35
9. “내 남자, 김붕도” (My Man, Kim Boong-do) Nam Hye-seung, Park Sang-hee 이크거북

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