Starting Today: About Time and Miss Hammurabi

Two new cable dramas are premiering today, one a fantasy romance and the other one a legal drama. Their predecessors did not do well in terms of viewership ratings, so they better be good for the fans to stick around.

About Time

About Time

I’m quite surprised to see the lead pair in this drama because of the age gap (9 years, not really alarming though). Or maybe I’m just dissatisfied because the production team didn’t find a younger actor for the female lead. In any case, I honestly dislike the pairing, so I hope the story’s premise and their performance would become great enough to overcome the negatives.

About Time tells the story of a musical actress, played by Lee Sung-kyung, who has this special ability to see the remaining time a person has in the world or their “life clocks.” When the day comes that she sees her own countdown to death, she finds a way to stop her clock. That way is a romantic relationship with a man played by Lee Sang-yoon, who has the power to save her from dying. This means we can see her many times following him around and pouring all her efforts into being with him all the time, just for her clock to stop ticking. I can see Lee Sung-kyung nailing her role, especially when she plays a cutie for the guy.

Miss Hammurabi

Miss Hammurabi

This one is a legal drama about three judges who handle “relatable and minor” cases in court. It sounds like Nothing To Lose without the focus on big cases and with more emphasis on what it is like to be a judge. In other words, Miss Hammurabi explores the daily lives of court judges and their interaction with the people around them, especially those who have something to do with the cases they work on.

Go Ara and INFINITE’s L will both play the rookie judges while Sung Dong-il takes on the role of their senior and mentor. This trio looks cool, and I’m excited to see them because of the father-daughter reunion (only the Answer Me series fans would understand). I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this series can get off to a good start and end well as the PD who’s handling this is used to helm action thrillers like The K2 and The Slave Hunters. The transition to a legal human drama is just attention-grabbing. 

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Me? Just an ordinary lad with an extraordinary (says this something called 'stereotype') habit of watching Korean dramas. It started with action-filled City Hunter and the rest, as they say, is history.