Nine: Time Travelling Nine Times / 나인: 아홉 번의 시간여행**** (2013)
TVN Drama / 20 episodes
Director: Kim Byeong Su (김병수)
Screenwriter: Kim Yun Ju (김윤주), Song Jae Jeong (송재정)
Cast: Yi Jin Uk (이진욱), Jo Yun Hee (조윤희), Pak Hyeong Shik (박형식), Jeon No Min (전노민), Seo Wu Jin (서우진), Kim Hee Ryeong (김희령), Jeon Guk Hwan (전국환), Jeong Dong Hwan (정동환), Eom Hyo Seob (엄효섭), Yeon Je Uk (연제욱), Yi Yi Kyeong (이이경), Yi Eung Kyeong (이응경), Ga Deuk Hee (가득희), Min Seok (민석), Na Hae Ryeong (나해령), Jo Min Ah (조민아), Yi Seung Jun (이승준), Yi Jun Hyeok (이준혁), Yu Hee Jeong (유희정), Seo Dong Weon (서동원), Jin Ye Sol (진예솔), Pak Mun Ah (박문아)
Seon Wu, TV anchor, finds out his older brother died in the Himalaya holding a stick of incense. He soon discovers that burning one stick that his brother left allows him to travel back in time. Thinking he can fix the situation, Seon Wu decides to change the past, not realizing that family secrets his actions will bring to light and the important repercussions it will have on his future.
The time structure is not linear, somewhat mementoish, but it’s rather well done since we are not mixed up between the past, the modified past, the present and the modified present. I really enjoyed this drama with a lot of emotional scenes. The atmosphere is quite different from the usual drama. It’s an overall rather good drama although, for me, the pace is much too slow in the end and I’m not too keen of the very end. They could have made the two or three last episodes in only one. If you’re looking for something different from the usual melodrama or romantic comedy, this drama might be for you.