Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: ?Time Slip Dr. Jin? has themes of time-travel. Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun) is a genius neurosurgeon with a cold and severe attitude in his interactions with other people due to his personal pursuit of perfection. Through a mysterious power, Jin Hyuk finds himself transported back to year 1860 (Joseon Dynasty Period). He begins treating people there, but the lack of necessary implements and rudimentary medical knowledge of the period forces him to seek new ways to aid the sick. Through this challenging process, Jin Hyuk eventually becomes a genuine doctor.
Don't Watch This If You've Seen the Original JDrama
It’s hard to be completely objective when it comes to this Korean version of Dr. Jin since I watched and enjoyed the original Japanese version. To be fair, this version strays away from the original version founded on the historical characters of its past era and bridging a detailed modern medical practices to the past; and as a result, the build up of suspense and tension of each episode was well executed due the focused writing and acting.
The Korean version lacks the specific writing of any medical knowledge and practice, so the tension is derived from the usual suspects of KDrama— romantic relationships tempered by bad family dynamics. A room for improvement could be justified if there was any semblance of chemistry between leading actor portraying Dr. Jin and Park Min Young. But, there is none. KPop singer and actor Kim Jae Joong’s acting has improved and it shows in this drama. I was surprised to find how much his voice sounds like Micky Yoochun from the Rooftop Prince drama. The rest of the cast of supporting actors and actresses are wasted I feel by the poor writing and direction. Such a shame!
I’m up to the tenth episode but I haven’t completely given up on this series. But, I’m not anxious to wait for another episode either. If you view this drama without seeing the original version—perhaps you will enjoy it more. :-)