Two time-travel comedies this week

Of all the trends to come back in style, I hadn’t expected it to be time travel. Huh. Well, here’s hoping we end up with a better crop of good ones than we did back in 2012/2013. Also, what do I need to do to get more time-traveling ladies? Are either of these on your to-watch list?

Manhole: Feel So Good
16 episodes, KBS2
Available on I’m assuming so even though they didn’t have a page for it when I wrote this post

Bong Pill has spent the last three years studying for the civil service exam without success. To make matters worse, his childhood friend (whom he has been secretly in love with all his life), Kang Soo-jin, is getting married in one week. With a little help from his friends—and a manhole that allows him to travel back and forth in time—Bong Pil is going to try to stop Soo-jin from falling in love with another man and getting married.


Deserving of the Name
16 episodes, tvN
Available on (as Live Up to Your Name)

Cardiac surgery resident Choi Yeon-kyung is a firm believer in modern medicine. Her cold and logical outlook means she doesn’t put much faith in traditional medicine—or romance. Heo Im, an acupuncturist and practitioner of moxibustion, has been held back in the Joseon Era due to his status as the son of a concubine. He ends up traveling 400 years into the future, and Yeon-kyung is neither impressed by his medical practice nor his insistence that he’s a time traveler. Heo Im soon falls in love, despite their clashing personalities and views on medicine, and he decides he needs to prove his worth to Yeon-kyung.

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