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I did watched up until Ep 3 today, while the plot has resemblance to Kairos, I don't feel particularly engaged with the story for now. Might be because I am also watching Beyond Evil which is so inten

A lot of twists and turns. The writer makes it hard for us to pigeonhole the main characters into the bad and good compartments. 

Behind the scenes stills released by OCN.        

Lee Joo Young And Lee Seo Jin Start Working Together Across Timelines In “Times”

 

Lee Joo Young and Lee Seo Jin will start their “time-warp” collaboration in the next episode of OCN’s “Times”!

 

“Times” is a “time-warp” thriller about Seo Jung In, the daughter of South Korean president Seo Gi Tae (Kim Young Chul), who connects via phone call with a reporter named Lee Jin Woo (Lee Seo Jin) living five years in the past. She uses this connection to attempt to prevent her father’s death, but the two end up stumbling across a dangerous truth.

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In the premiere, which aired on February 20, the first phone call between Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In was not a success because the participants were still unaware of the crossed timelines. Due to a fire at the base station, all other phone calls were malfunctioning except for Lee Jin Woo’s persistent requests for an interview. Seo Jung In dismissed the calls as a prank at first, but eventually grew angry at Lee Jin Woo, who acted like her father was still alive. Seo Jung In agreed to meet Lee Jin Woo at the war memorial, but found no one there. She then received the shock of her life as she heard her father’s voice coming over the phone.

 

On February 21, the production staff unveiled new still cuts of the upcoming episode. In this episode, Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In’s “cross-time” collaboration will begin in earnest as Seo Jung In realizes this phone call has connected her to the past. She begs Lee Jin Woo to save her father, who will die tomorrow in his timeline. Lee Jin Woo finds it hard to believe that he is connected to the future, but asks what he has to do to save Seo Gi Tae’s life.

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This collaboration is born from a win-win scenario in which the crossed timelines can help them both. 2020’s Seo Jung In knows all the details about the shooting that killed her father, including detailed information about the sniper’s movements and line of sight. But it is 2015’s Lee Jin Woo who has the power to act on that information and change the moment that turned Seo Jung In’s life upside down.

 

A source from the drama stated, “Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In have realized that they are connected through a ‘time-warp’ and embark on their collaboration to save the deceased Seo Gi Tae. Lee Jin Woo has no choice but to help Seo Jung In, who can also help him prevent his own future death, but he has such a short amount of time before he can stop the assassination. Please look forward to his active efforts to prevent the imminent assassination of Seo Gi Tae.”

 

This episode of “Times” will air on February 21 at 10:30 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1455507wpp/lee-joo-young-and-lee-seo-jin-start-working-together-across-timelines-in-times

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It's OCN so gonna watch. Lee Seo Jin previous drama was with OCN too and a good one.

 

After ep1. I was kinda confused but I think I got it.  Time travel with phone call 2020 receiving calls from 2015 to help solve an assasination  that happend 5 years ago.

 

 Lee Seo Jin character  Jin Woo- a reporter for Times,  2015 when  the Seo Ki Tae the KR President was assasinated. Jung In the president's daughter works as a  reporter  for DBS.  In  present time 2020 she works for  Daily  Search - small news media company (Unlike DBS).  So 2015 JW will give all the information about the the day assasination happened,  who might'v done it and whatis the truth behind it. And can she prevent the attempt on her Father.  Present time 2020 - she want to reopen the case.  She will get all her information from JW who is is the year 2015. She can receive calls from him.

 

The time warped must've  happend because year 2015  fire broke down a switchboard bldg disrupting wirelss communications.  It's confusing with this time warp.

 

Saw mentions of how this drama is like Kairos?  I  think I should watch that too.

 

 

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“Vincenzo” And “Times” Both See Ratings Rise For Their 2nd Episodes

 

Both tvN’s “Vincenzo” and OCN’s “Times” are on the rise!

 

On February 21, both new dramas enjoyed significant increases in viewership for their second night on air. After kicking off with the third-highest premiere ratings of any weekend drama in tvN history the night before, Song Joong Ki‘s new drama “Vincenzo” rose to an average nationwide rating of 9.3 percent and a peak of 10.8 percent for its second episode.

 

Lee Joo Young and Lee Seo Jin’s new time-warp mystery drama “Times” also saw a notable rise in viewership from its premiere, scoring an average nationwide rating of 2.7 percent and a peak of 3.4 percent for its second broadcast.

 

TV Chosun’s “Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)” scored an average nationwide rating of 8.7 percent for the evening, while KBS 2TV’s “Homemade Love Story” remained the most-watched drama of Sunday night with average ratings of 30.2 percent and 32.4 percent for its two parts.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1455607wpp/vincenzo-and-times-both-see-ratings-rise-for-their-2nd-episodes

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@larus thanks for this thread!

 

  In OCN we trust! ❤️

 

 I'm done with Ep 2 and wow so good! Editing, the time warp, action scenes. It's well done. The race to stop the assassination back 2015 with JI givin all the details to JW.

 

And through out I keep saying ''oh no come on, come on''. You know it's a good one whe they can bring out emotions while watching.

 

Okay lets start with the facts.

 

JW actually died Oct 18, 2015, Same year same month when when the former Pres. Died SKT died. 

That Daily Search in the present time used to be the "Times" newspaper. CEO is JW

JI boss now, used to be colleague and employee of JW.

GW (Guen Woo) dongsaeng of JW works as an aide to SKT died 2014

 

So what one needs to remember. Scenes of JW is 2015. Scenes of JI is 2020.

 

The start of Ep 2 they JW 2015 at the war memorial for the rally for SKT, 2020 JI same place but it's empty. She told him his crazy and not to play games with her and stop messing and talking about her father. She goes to police station asking to stop JW from calling her but chief of police told her JW died Oct 18. 2015.

 

JI 2020 called JW   I thought previous post she can only receive calls) But it's only his number she can call - due to communication failure happening. She deduced that she can call JW. She tried using colleague's phone but the number does not exist. She can't JW using someone else's phone.

 

So.... she can only communicate and call JW using her own phone.

 

October 10. 2020 2:20  She asked JW to write her letter

October 10, 2015 2:20 pm JW scribbled somethig in the men's  room.

 

She still doesn't believe she's able to communicate to JW  from 2015.  JI trying to investigate the situation she's in right now.  Remember in Ep 1  when they were trying to beat the deadline, but there was no signal, not network, telecommunications down. There was a  fire damaging underground communication center of JT telecoms. 

 

She's trying to deduced everything and thinking how she's able able to communicate from someone in the past. She put two and two together. check the video archive of the campaign rally, check JW and the day and time he was stab.

 

The law of connecting with the past 2015 and 2020 occur on the same date.  She has two days to save her father

 

Remember Oct 12, 2015 is the assasination.

 

JW think she's crazy and tries to avoid her phone calls. it's him that doesn't believe that JI is calling from 2020.

 

 And because she can communicate with JW she knows he will be stab. She tried to warn him. told him he go Hanbit Pharmacy 3:20 and  at 3:27 a man with a knife will stab JW. He does not believe her.

 

October 11, 2015  3:27 JW stabbed with a knife. He was able to stop it.

 JW still doesn't believe  JI.... he said there needs to be hard evidence. Com on, JW the sequence of events happened right in from of you.  Back at the police station, he's still trying to tell JI it's impossible but... so he asked if he's going to be rich.. if JI can forsee what's his life will be like.. JI bluntly truthfully said JW died in car accident.  That she knows the time and date (yay how scary is that!). Only after he agrees to help save her father from being assassinated, will she tell the time and date and save him..if she can.  JW pondered on it.. and decide to  go with it and save SKT. (So he does believe her now.. well wants the  date and time of his death). The agreed on plan to follow the man who will assassinate SKT.

 

Scenes  are well executed leading up to the chaos that happened in campaign rally at Hangook University. The switch back and forth 2020 to 2015 JI provding all the necessary details. JW racing from bulding to building.  JI went to campus and just not recreate but to follow the patterns, every action that assassin did and relayed everything to JW.

 

JW manage to stop the man from assassinating SKT they fought but JW was shot instead. But the the  man was caught by the police tumbling out of the lab room use as vantage point.

 

 

And back to 2020..JI all the memories flashing and at present she saw the framed photo of her father..like in memoriam photo.. and uttered "How.."

 

Yes they were able to save SKT.. but he still died but from either anoher attempt or car accident.. They have  nine hours left!

 

It was so well done, I'm tell you all. The time warp, every scene was good, exciting. Have to laud the director, clean editing done. I'm so excited for Ep 3 already!

 

Same girl!

 

 

Lee Joo Young cool too. I'm not familiar with her tho'.

 

 

 

And yeah Lee Seo Jin as Lee Jin Woo ❤️

 

 

Seems I'm only one posting thoughts about this drama but it's okay. I know good drama when I see one.

 

 

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3 Urgent Questions That Need To Be Answered In OCN’s “Times”

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Feb 27, 2021
by C. Hong
 

OCN’s new drama “Times” is raising a lot of questions with its “time warp” concept!

“Times” stars Lee Joo Young as Seo Jung In, the daughter of South Korean president Seo Gi Tae (Kim Young Chul), who connects to a reporter named Lee Jin Woo (Lee Seo Jin) living five years in the past. She uses this connection to prevent the death of her father, but ends up stumbling across a dangerous truth.

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Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In teamed up through their mysterious phone call and succeeded in preventing the assassination of Seo Gi Tae in 2015. However, the results in 2020 were nothing like what the characters or the audience expected. Seo Gi Tae remains dead, but he has now been accused of a drunken hit-and-run as well. In changing the past, the characters created even more urgent questions for the future.

What was the first time warp that rocked Seo Jung In’s world?

 

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Seo Jung In lived an ordinary life with her father, a man whom she respected, and she herself walked unshaken down the path of a reporter who believes in justice. In the middle of this perfect life, a suspicious base station fire in 2019 shook up her world. The start of her completely changed life was her father’s tragic assassination in 2015. Seo Jung In found herself in 2020 living with the results of her changed past without knowing what changes exactly occurred. What was the first time warp that plunged her world into chaos?

Who was Kim Jin Chul talking to on the phone?

Kim Jin Chul (Yoo Jae Myung), the sniper who targeted Seo Gi Tae, was on a phone call with a mysterious partner. On October 12, 2015, Kim Jin Chul was heading to the campaign stop at Hankuk University when he noticed that Lee Jin Woo was trailing him. He quickly shook him off by changing up his planned path of movement before calling someone and saying, “I’m heading to Hankuk University now.” This suggests that someone else was behind the assassination of Seo Gi Tae—but who and why?

 

morehttps://www.soompi.com/article/1456715wpp/3-urgent-questions-that-need-to-be-answered-in-ocns-times

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This my second fav current drama after Beyond Evil.  Waiting for the sub. Thanks Viki! Episode two left me hanging. You know it's a good drama when  after Ep2 you want to continue to Ep 3 already and not wait for another whole week.

 

What???based from the emji is an oh nooo kind of Ep.

 

*******

While waiting... here's a did you know info.  The  assassin in this drama is the the lawyer dad of the FL lead in Vincenzo. Now ye know. :)

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I did watched up until Ep 3 today, while the plot has resemblance to Kairos, I don't feel particularly engaged with the story for now. Might be because I am also watching Beyond Evil which is so intense in comparison to this. I will try to keep up because of the Grumpy Ahjusshi, Lee Seo Jin. 

 

Plus, when will Yu Seong Ju get lines in here? I am almost sure it was his voiceover during the opening scene in EP 1, and the one I am most suspicious about right now. He is always next to Seo Ki Tae and the current President during the timeline Seo Ki Tae is dead. 

 

Regarding Geun Woo's death, I don't think Seo Ki Tae is completely innocent about it. It is hard for me to believe he doesn't has his own skeleton to hide as a politician. 

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I just watched episode 3. I like it and I want to know how Jin-Woo and Jung in will change once again the ill fated Seo Ki Tae. I also think Jin Woo will discover along the way what really happened with his brother. They have to catch the mastermind to stop the chase. 

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“Vincenzo” And “Times” Both Achieve Their Highest Ratings Yet

 

Both tvN’s “Vincenzo” and OCN’s “Times” soared to new heights last night!

 

On February 28, both new dramas hit new all-time highs in viewership with their fourth episodes. According to Nielsen Korea, the latest broadcast of Song Joong Ki‘s new drama “Vincenzo” broke into the double digits with an average nationwide rating of 10.2 percent and a peak of 11.5 percent, marking a new personal record for the series.

 

Additionally, “Vincenzo” achieved its highest viewership ratings to date among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored an average of 6.1 percent and a peak of 7.2 percent nationwide.

 

Lee Joo Young and Lee Seo Jin‘s new time-warp mystery drama “Times” similarly broke its own personal record, scoring an average nationwide rating of 2.8 percent and a peak of 3.2 percent for its fourth episode.

 

Meanwhile, TV Chosun’s “Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)” scored an average nationwide rating of 8.7 percent and a peak of 9.1 percent for the night.

 

Finally, KBS 2TV’s “Homemade Love Story” remained the most-watched drama of Sunday night with average nationwide ratings of 29.0 percent and 31.2 percent for its two parts.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1456868wpp/vincenzo-and-times-both-achieve-their-highest-ratings-yet

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As I watch episode 4 I had a sense of foreboding. Why do I feel that this will not end well for LSJ's character and SKT? It feels like no matter how many times they try to stop it, the outcome will still be the same.

 

And somehow I felt it has the same vibe with the movie The Call minus the gore.  With Jung In's constantly changing present environment very similar to what Park Shin Hye's character experienced. 

 

After Do Kyung's confession I am now wondering if SKT is really worth saving? Or was the confession a lie?

 

DK is only a henchman just like the shooter Jin Chul. Two characters I suspect are Sung Beum and Young Joo, but are not yet given air time to prove they are the ones giving the order to kill SKT. 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, htk9207 said:

As I watch episode 4 I had a sense of foreboding. Why do I feel that this will not end well for LSJ and SKT? It feels like no matter how many times they try to stop it, the outcome will still be the same.

 

And somehow I felt it has the same vibe with the movie The Call minus the gore.  With Jung In's constantly changing present environment very similar to what Park Shin Hye's character experienced. 

 

After Do Kyung's confession I am now wondering if SKT is really worth saving? Or was the confession a lie?

 

DK is only a henchman just like the shooter Jin Chul. Two characters I suspect are Sung Beum and Young Joo, but are not yet given air time to prove they are the ones giving the order to kill SKT. 

 

 

 

A lot of twists and turns. The writer makes it hard for us to pigeonhole the main characters into the bad and good compartments. 

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I am glad that the story started to chance a little. Now they will avoid being repetitive. I had been on my edge of the seat to know how Jin-Woo will save Seo ki Tae. I just knew that he will crash his car into the other car but I am glad that he stopped Han Do-Kyung. The mastermind behind Jin-Woo`s brother and those attempts are not disclosed.

I don`t know many things about Kim Young-Joo. She doesn`t appear a lot but I think she will have a bigger part later. I can`t suspect her right now because we don`t have anything about her but I found it odd that she was not injured when she was with Seo Ki Tae at the accident place. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, larus said:

I am glad that the story started to chance a little. Now they will avoid being repetitive. I had been on my edge of the seat to know how Jin-Woo will save Seo ki Tae. I just knew that he will crash his car into the other car but I am glad that he stopped Han Do-Kyung. The mastermind behind Jin-Woo`s brother and those attempts are not disclosed.

I don`t know many things about Kim Young-Joo. She doesn`t appear a lot but I think she will have a bigger part later. I can`t suspect her right now because we don`t have anything about her but I found it odd that she was not injured when she was with Seo Ki Tae at the accident place. 

 

 

I'm thinking there is a lot more to the Assemblywoman. I have no basis for it. Just a hunch. She is placed very close to Seo Gi Tae, Kim Joo Young and Lee Ji Woon’s dead brother. 

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