Yesterday I watched the last two episodes of Queen In Hyun’s Man, so if you’re worried about spoilers please stop reading, okay? . . . Okay, I just want to say that I really don’t get why some people were so unhappy about the ending because I was absolutely over the moon. Maybe they just wanted a tragic ending because it would seem more “meaningful” to them but I do not subscribe to that point of view. I won’t go into it further because everyone’s entitled to their preferences but I just know that I’ve never felt so ecstatic on behalf of a drama character as I was when Kim Boong Do answered Hee Jin’s call. I mean, look at his face. I can’t even begin to express how much I loved this series from beginning to end. I’m so happy I noticed all the tumblr comments about the show (and Ji Hyun Woo’s charming smile) and jumped in early enough to swoon along with fellow fans through each new episode. It was great, folks.
Kim Boong Do, you are one extremely smart, brave man.
(Also, you are so lucky that an ambulance or something wasn’t parked on your head.)
One of the many, many things I love about this show is they way they handle the time travel element, such as including the inevitable but subtle (so far) changes in history that Kim Boong Do, with his modern-day knowledge of the outcome of historical events, is causing with his jaunts back and forth in time. I also appreciate how the modern day characters are none the wiser, as should be the case. In fact, Hee Jin shouldn’t be asking (as she later does), “Why don’t other people know?”, she should be wondering why she herself is even aware of the altered history. Then again, I’d argue that’s where the magical element (or rather, artistic license) starts to come into play; without it there wouldn’t be much of a story, as everything would be “how it’s always been” to Hee Jin who would then have no reason to react.
God, I could write pages about how great this show is. It’s one of those titles that makes me ache for drama-fan friends irl with whom I could fangirl.
And I love how after the kiss(es) he reflects for a moment and says matter-of-factly (paraphrased), “It was worth it to sell my father’s sword.” (…to an antiques dealer, which is how he got the money to buy her the car, which has many uses…)