Netflix series A Time Called You has secured the 8th spot in Netflix’s global TV series rankings, according to Flix Patrol on the 11th.
This show has not only secured the number one spot domestically but has also achieved impressive rankings, coming in second in Indonesia and the Philippines, and third in Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.
The Korean adaptation of Taiwan’s beloved drama Someday or One Day stars Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Been, and Kang Hoon. The series narrates the story of Jun Hee, a young woman who mourns the death of her boyfriend. She is inexplicably transported back in time in the body of a high school student. There she meets a student who looks confusingly like the deceased.
Viewers generally expressed satisfaction with the remake, especially praising the performance of lead actress Jeon Yeo Been.
As someone who love and saw the original, I can say that this remake was able to live up to my expectation. There was of course +/- side of the remake just like sood but it is still one of the most beautiful drama i’ve seen.
— sofia || #ATIMECALLEDYOU (@yeobeenfilms) September 10, 2023
jeon yeobeen's acting is incredibly good as always. the way she perfectly portrayed two persons – kwon minju and han junhee – is spot on. you can definitely tell the difference in her eyes. truly a versatile and amazing actress 👏 #ATimeCalledYou pic.twitter.com/c23sbkeuzG
— clai ☻ (@songjeons) September 10, 2023
just finished #ATimeCalledYou and it was the most beautiful drama I’ve watched this year. I will not give my review for now because I’m still trying to absorb everything, however, it was truly good. I feel super empty right now & will prolly miss yeobeen and hyoseop so much.
— sofia || #ATIMECALLEDYOU (@yeobeenfilms) September 9, 2023
#ATimeCalledYou review: I truly didn’t expect the story to unfold like it did! I thought it was a normal time travel love story but it had other genres and focus on mental health which I really liked! It kept you on your tip toes! The drama definitely was never boring (1) pic.twitter.com/BE3fQj2iSI
— emilie ♡ layo(ꪜ)er (@lalisavtaehyung) September 9, 2023
But, there were a few viewers who found the character relationships and timeline a bit confusing. Some even took it upon themselves to create a chart to make sense of the connections and timelines in the series.
For those who need guidance on A Time Called You timeline & time loops! Please do let me and @dayee0726 know if we missed something! We tried our best not to give too many spoilers hehe ✌️#ATimeCalledYou #너의시간속으로 #いつかの君に #走進你的時間 O Tempo Traz Você pra Mim pic.twitter.com/T56WcyvELe
— jean (@intoyourtime) September 10, 2023
— Miya (@wynnstelle) September 10, 2023
As for Ahn Hyo Seop, opinions were a mixed bag. Ever since his teaser appearance, he’s been a hot topic among Taiwanese fans, sparking debates about his looks in the series. Some local fans playfully dubbed him “scruffy” or even jokingly referred to him as a “beggar” due to his somewhat unkempt looks. Surprisingly, overseas fans found even this rugged appearance quite appealing and stylish.
“This is a time-travel scene in A Time Called You. He’s like more like ‘Beggarwei’ than ‘old Ziwei’. Can someone explain this transformation?”
너시속 너의 시간 속으로
늙쯔웨이가 아니라 거지웨이인데? 실화냐 pic.twitter.com/xZfnGFnGDG
— 이몽리 (@imongleei) September 8, 2023
“Turning our precious Ziwei Li into a beggar! I burst out laughing when I saw this scene, seriously! Even the comments are hilarious. Can’t believe Ahn Hyo Seop’s handsome face got this treatment.”
— 영화로운덕질🌺 (@sktk0707) September 8, 2023
no way bc what did they do to my li ziwei why did they make ahn hyoseop look like this pic.twitter.com/ICgZxyGNZL
— rach (@namstarworld) September 10, 2023
— atcy (@CHAEBOLsong) September 10, 2023
Ok. I feel like I'm in a better state to give my take on #ATimeCalledYou
I made peace while watching it last night. I made peace with all OG scenes I expected to see (but they didn't remake it) and I also made peace with Old Siheon styling (Hyoseop still looks good in it and I…
— jean (@intoyourtime) September 9, 2023
Additionally, the surprise bromance scene featuring Rowoon and Ahn Hyo Seop garnered an explosive response.
Rowoon Ahn Hyo Seop A time called you pic.twitter.com/xLgn7752gM
— 📂 (@rwarchivemediax) September 8, 2023
— ROWOON💙로운✨#DestinedWithYou (@allrowoonder) September 9, 2023
— kay_drama (@kdrama_files) September 9, 2023