• http://www.twitter.com/hipployta Hipployta

    I heart this drama so much…a smart lead who stays smart is so rare and together with Hee Jin he is awesome. The latest episode hurt my heart. Though all the awesome kisses gave me solace.

    Dong Min has proven to be a spoiled psycho child though.

    I’m hoping for an awesome happy ending as the writer hasn’t failed us yet

    • Gil_SB

      If you’ve seen my avatar floating around on the comments section I’m guessing you’ve got your answer. ;)

      No one on the team shares my love for this show(Doctor Who). It’s such a pity

    • Gil_SB

      If you’ve seen my avatar floating around on the comments section I’m guessing you’ve got your answer. ;)

      No one on the team shares my love for this show(Doctor Who). It’s such a pity

    • Gil_SB

      If you’ve seen my avatar floating around on the comments section I’m guessing you’ve got your answer. ;)

      No one on the team shares my love for this show(Doctor Who). It’s such a pity

  • bethany_SB

    I just started this! Haha, I caved in to the pressure. Love it so far though — didn’t know whether or not I would be a fan of the female lead but so far I am, so it’s all good :D
    Can’t wait for those kisses :P

    • FallingSnow

      Wow, you must be really early in the series then :P If I recall correctly, kisses begin ep 4 -^______^- And don’t worry, you’ll fall in love with the female lead soon enough. I love that though she’s spunky and goodhearted (like all kdrama female leads), she’s sassy and assertive when she needs to be (not to mention impulsive LOL). And though she wears her heart on her sleeve, this girl can take care of herself (even though our male lead here is more than capable of helping her out when she’s in a bind, it seems she’s always the one helping him instead). 

  • http://thoughtfulpaper.wordpress.com milaiski

    Few words. It has thwarted every drama I watched this year and possibly in the previous yeas and even in the coming years. That’s how good it is. :)

  • nyalims

    I LOVE this show! I think it’s entered my top 5 dramas of all time.  I love that both leads are awesome in their own right.  The show hasn’t failed me yet.  Plus the make outs between Hee-Jin and Boong-do are great.

  • http://twitter.com/atamatya Atama Oualet

    I absolutely adore this drama!! It dramatic at times and refreshing at others! The main girl played by Yoo In Ah is cute, nice and not dramatic at all. She is breath of fresh compared to the other heroines in dramas. The main guy…. is well described in this article. I highly encourage you to watch this drama.

  • hapacalgirl

    I love this drama.  It has the trifecta of what I want in a drama: beautiful cinematography, intelligently written plot and characters, and good acting.  The fact that Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na have adorable chemistry is just icing on the cake.  So far Boong Do has got to be my favorite male lead in a very long time, I just love how his character has been written and portrayed.  I was very lukewarm to Ji Hyun Woo as an actor (probably because the last time I saw him act was in the first 26 episode of the train wreck “A Thousand Kisses” or also known as the drama that shouldn’t be named) in the past but he has definitely been hitting it out of the park with this role.

    The only question is , how does someone of his stature always seem to find clothes to steal that perfectly fit? Oh the mysteries of a time traveling scholar.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2O6HOX2UMCW2SHVJNJ6G7DOYY sonia

    This drama is fantastic. It dramatic yet lighthearted. Yoo In Na’s character…ah I love her! She’s not submissive or scared to speak up. The complete reversal of Shin Se Kyung’s character in Fashion King. And Ji Hyun Woo’s character is splendid, as well. His smile is swoon-worthy. I kind of love the manager played by Ga Deuk Hi. Her movements and reactions are funny. Seriously, watch this drama if you get the chance. It’s written and executed so well!

  • piggy68gal

    Finally!!! A post on this freaking awesome drama that seems to be really under appreciated!!!! Omg thank you!!! Personally, I was one of the (possibly) few who wanted to watch this drama as soon as news of it came out. It wasn’t because of the actors/actresses, because I haven’t seen their previous works and I wasn’t a big fan of them. Rather, it was the producing team who got my attention, as the were the ones who did Vampire Prosecutor, one of my favourite dramas all-time :D And I’ve got to say, Queen In Hyun’s Man lived up to my expectations 200%. Finally we are rid of all those cliches and stereotypical characters that we often see in K-dramas. That is why I love the characters so much, especially Ji Hyun Woo’s intelligent and subtly sexy scholar Kim Boong Do–I haven’t loved a character this much for a long time! Everything he does makes me squeal in glee and giggle to myself like a fool. Eye candy aside, I do love the story, directing and cinematography. <3

  • goldengluvsk2

    “Well Hee-jin has 300 years cockblocking her love” yep.. that was the 1st thing i noticed i was like “good luck girl!” that major cockblocking is no joke x.x its a shame its not that popular in SK… with that plot I thought it was reallly popular :( im watching ep. 12 right now and ive watched the whole thing in like 4 days! its interesting and its so well written that you dont find holes in the plot when youre like “where he got money?” or “how that happened?” they immediately give you a fair explanation of the events so even when theyre so much going on in the sageuk and the modern arc you dont get lost. All the characters are amusing and i like it that they dont make the girl incredibly helpless or the guy a childish jerk not being able to be okay on their own but instead they compliment and help each other… besides, theyre so cute togetherr!!! <33 i think this drama is one of my fav dramas so far!!

    PS: ji hyun woo! man, 1st time i watch a drama with him but im a FAN!! hes great id buy every line he'd said in the drama! so sexy and cute  love him… -marry me oppa! lol-

    • FallingSnow

      Real time ratings have been hitting 2% for the episodes in the last couple of weeks. For a cable network drama, that’s really good. Just hitting 1% in cable is considered solid. The highest rating cable drama is Vampire Prosecutor (who’s director is now directing QIHM) and it hit 4% I believe, it’s the only one to have done so. 

      • goldengluvsk2

         yeah, I knew it was doign good but I seriously expected like an explosive popularity or something like that because the drama is awesome :33 i had no idea VP and QIHM had the same director! no wonder i felt something familiar n the way the drama was filmed!I watched vampire prosecutor and it was the coolest drama ever.

        • FallingSnow

          It’s the talk of the media in SK as well, I think. There’s always discussion and articles after each new episode … particularly when there’s kisses ;) Both leads are receiving praises for their acting and receiving a boost of popularity in their careers. QIHM searches on Daum have been consistently ranked first during and after each episode lately. 

  • FallingSnow

    Universally beloved by all who decides to give this little gem of a series a try. It’s perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T. From the cinematography to the directing to the acting to the storyline. Boong Do (male lead) has forever ruined me of future jerk/arrogant/insensitive (aka. typical) male leads. QIHM is poignant without stooping to melo tropes (don’t worry Gil, there is NO sign of noble idiocy anywhere), light-hearted yet heartfelt. I just love watching those two fall in love and try to hold onto their precious relationship battling against deadly court plots and 300 years of separation. Amazingly, I love every single character in QIHM, they are all fleshed out so realistically – particularly the second leads, god I love how Writer Song characterized Yoon-Wol.  I won’t give anything away but the latest episode, ep 14, just slayed me. This may be a little early in the year to say this but this will probably be my favorite drama of the year. Period. 

  • http://twitter.com/LulcKathy kat

    This is definitely one of the more unique K-dramas I have seen, it doesn’t follow the typical character personas most dramas have. I love how smart the male lead is, just like you said in the article, I mean, isn’t it nice for once to not have to shout into your computer screen about what the characters should do because it’s so obvious to you yet unknown to the dumb (sure you can call them innocent, but in most cases they are just plain dumb to me) characters? BD

  • http://twitter.com/MonicaDBSK Monica

    Love this drama, #1 on my drama roster right now. #2 is Gaksital (bridal mask). And yes Ji hyunwoo’s lead character is such a breath of fresh air from the usual cold arrogant man child.

  • eternalstars

    Man am I happy to see an article about Queen In-hyun’s Man here. For the past few weeks I was wondering if Seoulbeats had missed this little gem of a drama and was grieving for you poor, deprived little souls (haha, just joking :P). I’m glad you’re enjoying it too, Gil!
     
    Anyway…I seriously don’t think I can coherently express the extent of my love for this drama. The amount of good things about it is just too much to list. Just – everything about it is perfect. The cinematography is wonderful – you have to physically watch the drama itself to appreciate just how visually stunning it is. And the music is so beautiful – I love saguek instrumentals in general, but here the music is alternately epically exhilarating, breathtakingly romantic or just simply gorgeous and sweeping and plain awesome - it literally makes me get goosebumps and makes my heart beat faster and creates this AWESOME ambience and does all the things that a drama OST should do, and more. The characters are all so well-written as well, and well-acted too, with NONE of the main characters being the usual kdrama tropes - you have Hee-jin as the female lead, who’s bubbly and independent and cute in such a sweet natural way, and Boong-do, who’s smart and righteous and kind (and did I mention smart? BRAIN IS SO SEXY) and Dong-min, who’s a jerk and a player but is also adorable and immature and too damn charismatic for his own good. Lol, it occurred to me during the first few episodes that if this were a normal kdrama, Dong-min would be the arrogant male lead, and Boong-do would be the perfect second lead (but he’s perfect-er XD). Oh, and then there’s Yoon-wol (how I love her) who’s strong and loyal and fiery and seriously, she just blows all those bitchy scheming female second leads out of the water.
     
    And of course, there’s the story itself, which does such a good job of integrating the action and mystery of the Joseon period with the lightheartedness of the modern scenes, never once neglecting the overarching romance of the two leads (and their explosive chemistry <3). I could honestly go on (especially since I've just watched the latest episode so my love is at its peak) but I'll restrain myself. But this drama has seriously done everything right, especially with all that genre-mixing and time-mixing so that although it's first and foremost a romance drama, the action and intrigue is just as well-done, which means there's never a boring moment.
     
    I just wish that more people were watching this, even though it's still doing very well for a cable drama. Watch it if you haven't! :D Gah, I don't know what I'm going to do when it ends next week… :(

  • far2go

    This is my top drama so far this year.   It’s awesome!   It is so well written.  I can’t say enough about this drama.  It’s been so long since I’ve been excited about a drama and have been unable to predict the ending.  With two episodes to go I’m pretty confident that it’s going to be a happy ending but not sure how it’s going to get there. I’m so looking forward to next week’s episodes. 

  • JammySmoochie

    “Thought Gil Ra-im from Secret Garden had it tough with a claustrophobic man child and a psychotic mother-in-law?  Well Hee-jin has 300 years cockblocking her love.”
    I’m sold. Thanks for the heads up about this drama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1811823 Thai-Anh Hoang

    Had no expectation but my sister just LOVED this!  I watch 1 episode and I’m hooked.  This is the BEST drama ever for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kylie.lam.94 Kylie Lam

    The first two episodes were REALLY slow for me. Maybe I’ll pick it up again but Dr. Jin hooked me like the first 30 minutes. There was more action. Maybe if I can get through the first 2 eps with Queen In-Hyun’s Man then I’ll be ok and for some reason the characters don’t interest me at all in this drama =(

    • MyLil12

      You’re not alone… I can sorta relate. For me, it’s not because there wasn’t much action (I can handle that), it’s just that the characters weren’t very interesting to me. Rooftop Prince had some plot holes but it had more charm to me than QHIM. RTP instantly hooked me and QHIM didn’t.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/76JY4ZIYGZ24S6DKCXAMALE4WE juz

    I was confused with the first 3 minutes for episode 1.. I was trying to look where it is supposed to be connected to (like which episode)..but I didn’t learn where. Can someone tell me? like the logic behind on that first 3 mins of episode 1..thanks! 
    I really love this show that every detail counts!LOL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ANFZIEQW7LSX6CK52ZFNEQYH24 hh

    Gil On, your article is spectacular!  Insightful, hilarious, and spot on.  I just finished viewing this drama and has now added it to my top 3 favorites of all time. Albeit, the first few episodes were a bit slow for me.  However, the minute she kissed him in the elevator, it sealed to deal.  The chemistry was potent and the story line became more and more interesting.  I hope this drama takes home a few awards by the end of the year.  It’s definitely deserving.  

  • Gino Lee

    Yes, this drama was very enjoyable to watch. And this article reviewed it very well, covering the major aspects of the drama..