I successfully have seen the first 4 episodes. This drama received a lot of high praise so despite the first 2 episodes feeling a bit average, I stuck with it and am glad I did. Episode 3 is definitely above average and from there I can tell I'm going to be "all-in." The storytelling is quite good. The male lead character has lived in Korea for 400 years (he's an alien) and therefore seen it all. They do flip back to Joseon times to help illustrate his relationship with a young girl. I'm eager to watch more!
UPDATE on November 15, 2016:
I finished this drama. It was good. I don't think I'd put it on my top of the top list though. Why? I felt the actors lacked chemistry. They started to show chemistry towards the end of the drama and I truly felt sorry for both of them, but in my opinion it was a fairly conventional showing of a stoic, yet heroic male figure with a needy female figure. However, if you want an easy-to-consume drama that keeps you watching until the end, this is a good fit. I just need a little more OOMPH to have a drama make it to the top of my recommendation list.
See the complete list of dramas I've reviewed here.
Soju (1) | It had me coming back for more, but left me with a hangover. Worth it in the moment, but slight regret the next day.
Kimbap (2) | It moved well and often left me wondering what would happen in the next episode, but it wasn't as fulfilling as it had the potential to be.
Bibimbap (3) | I lost a lot of sleep because they knew how to end each episode with a cliffhanger! Lots of harmonious ingredients making this one a win!
Fanatic (4) | An amazing drama that was very well told and nearly every single episode ended with a major cliffhanger making you scream for more! I'm an absolute fan!
(I only put on here the dramas I actually recommend because I think it's really good. Even a soju rating means it was good and satisfying. A fanatic rating just means it blew me away and was near perfection. There are many dramas I've seen that I don't have on my recommendation list.)
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