Exit Rave: Tomorrow with You
Here we are again after…I don’t know how it’s been since I last did a full drama review. I’m sorry I haven’t been very active with original content lately. While I have been busy with activities that take away from my drama time considerably, I also have dropped a large number of dramas that didn’t hold my attention so far this year (Voice, Missing 9, Hwarang) or have finished certain dramas that I just didn’t have anything so say about, or were already so widely discussed that I didn’t feel I had anything to add (Goblin, Age of Youth, among others).
But finally, I finished a quality drama in 2017 that was worth writing about.
And it’s one that nobody else was really talking about. Which isn’t to say it was all quiet on the Western
fandom front, but there was considerably less buzz than I expected considering the cast, the premise and even the station are usually fandom catnip.
Tomorrow with You is a romantic drama about Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon) a bright young man who, after an unforeseen tragedy in his life, is suddenly granted the ability to travel to the future using the subway. He uses this ability to become filthy rich and in the process becomes detached from his life and from ordinary people. However, he finds that his fate is inextricably linked with that of Song Ma Rin (Shin Min Ah), a fallen child star trying to overcome her public image and embark on a respectable career as a photographer. Dark clouds are on the horizon for the both of them if So Joon doesn’t do something to change the future. Selfishly, in an attempt to save he own life, he marries Ma Rin without love, but in the process of tampering with fate genuinely falls for his wife.
Lee Je Hoon was a hot commodity, coming off of Signal, and Shin Min Ah is Shin Min Ah (I don’t know, I have a bias toward her. I think she’s a queen.) On paper, this immediately felt like it had all the necessary elements for a fan favorite. However, that did not turn out to be the case.