A Time Called You

A Time Called You (2023) is currently in the spotlight because of its unique storyline. This Netflix-directed drama is adapted from the Taiwanese series entitled Someday or One Day (2019).

Even though it is an adaptation, it turns out there are several differences between A Time Called You (2023) and Someday or One Day (2019). So that you are not curious, let’s see the differences!

Warning: This article contains spoilers!

  1. Differences in character
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Character name

In the Korean version, Ahn Hyo Seop plays Nam Si Heon and Koo Yeon Jun. Then Jeon Yeo Bin plays Han Jun Hee and Kwon Min Ju. Meanwhile, Jun In Gyu is played by Kang Hoon.

Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, Greg Hsu plays Li Zi Wei and Wang Quan Sheng. Then Ko Chia Yen plays Huang Yu Xuan and Chen Yun Ru. Meanwhile, Mo Jun Jie is played by Patrick Shih.

Koo Yeon Jun vs Wang Quan Sheng Profession

Koo Yeon Jun and Wang Quan Sheng are both skilled at painting. However, Koo Yeon Jun works as a furniture designer. Meanwhile, Wang Quan Sheng is only a painter.

Han Jun Hee vs Huang Yu Xuan’s school achievements in 1998

Han Jun Hee is said to be smarter than Kwon Min Ju. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, Chen Yun Ru is more accomplished than Huang Yu Xuan.

Nam Si Heon vs Li Zi Wei’s school achievements

Nam Si Heon and Li Zi Wei are both lazy about studying. The difference is, Nam Si Heon, who likes to learn the overnight speeding system, managed to rank 5 parallel, while Li Zi Wei did not.

Koo Yeon Jun’s Family vs Wang Quan Sheng

In the Korean version, Koo Yeon Jun lives with his mother and older sister. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, Wang Quang Sheng lives with his mother and father.

Ages of Han Jun Hee and Kwon Min Ju vs Huang Yu Xuan and Chen Yun Ru

Han Jun Hee is said to be 36 years old, while Kwon Min Ju is 18 years old. On the other hand, Huang Yu Xuan was only 27 years old, while Chen Yun Ru was 17 years old

  1. Differences in location details and time travel facilities
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Record Store 27 vs Record Store 32

Bae Chi Won (Park Hyuk Kwon), Kwon Min Ju’s uncle, opened Cassette Store 27. After going out of business, he opened Cafe 27. Han Jun Hee’s way of finding Cafe 27 was from the photo of Nam Si Heon, Kwon Min Ju, and Jung In Gyu in front Record Store 27.

Meanwhile, Wu Wen Lei (Chang Han), Chen Yun Ru’s uncle, opened Cassette Shop 32. After going out of business, he opened Cafe 32. The way Huang Yu Xuan found Cafe 32 was because a psychic told her to observe the number ’32’.

Songs “With My Tears” vs “Last Dance”

In the South Korean version, the song that is a means of time travel is “With My Tears” by Seo Ji Won. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, the song chosen was “Last Dance” by Wu Bai.

Time travel means

The means of time travel in the drama version are definitely cassettes and Walkmans. But in the Taiwanese version, without a Walkman, Huang Yu Xuan can still go to 1998.

  1. Differences in future events
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Nam Si Heon moves to the United States vs Li Zi Wei to Canada

After graduating from high school, Nam Si Heon moved to the United States and lived with his grandfather. Meanwhile, Li Zi Wei moved to Canada with his parents.

Nam Si Heon had an accident while riding the bus vs Li Zi Wei driving himself

Nam Si Heon had an accident while riding the bus after returning from Ju In Gyu prison. Meanwhile, Li Zi Wei had an accident while driving his own car.

Koo Yeon Jun wants to go to New York vs. Wang Quan Sheng goes to Shanghai

In the South Korean version, Koo Yeon Jun tries to catch up with Han Jun Hee, who served one year in New York. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, Wang Quan Sheng wants to go to Shanghai.

Han Jun Hee vs Huang Yu Xuan time travel

Han Jun Hee travels through time one year after Koo Yeon Jun died. Meanwhile, Huang Yu Xuan traveled through time two years after Wang Quan Sheng died.

  1. Differences in events in 1998
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Jung In Gyu and Nam Si Heon are in the same class as Kwon Min Ju, not in the Taiwanese version

Jun In Gyu, Nam Si Heon, and Kwon Min Ju are classmates. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, only Li Zi Wei and Mo Jun Jie are in the same class.

In the Korean version, from the start Kwon Min Ju and Han Jun Hee were able to communicate

In the Korean version, from the start Han Jun Hee could hear Kwon Min Ju’s voice in her head. Meanwhile in the Taiwanese version, Chen Yun Ru can hear Huang Yu Xuan’s voice in her head, just before the ending.

Only in the Korean version, Jung In Gyu forbids Nam Si Heon from being close to Kwon Min Ju

Jung In Gyu forbids Nam Si Heon from being close to Kwon Min Ju. The reason is because Jung In Gyu is afraid that Kwon Min Ju will be sad after Nam SI Heon moves away. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, Mo Jun Jie never forbade Li Zi Wei from being close to Chen Yun Ru.

  1. The difference between the villains in the past is Koo Yeon Jun vs Li Zi Wei
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In Taiwan, the villain is a psychiatrist, different from the South Korean version

In the Korean version, the villain is Oh Chan Yeong (Min Jin Woong), a college friend of Koo Yeon Jun and Han Jun Hee. Meanwhile, in the Taiwanese version, the villain is psychiatrist Han Jun Hee, named Xie Zhi Qi (Yan Yu Lin).

Koo Yeon Jun accident vs Li Zi Wei suicide

Koo Yeon Jun’s feelings were accepted by Tae Han (Rowoon). Unfortunately, they were both involved in an accident and Tae Han died.

In the Taiwanese version, Li Zi Wei was bullied because he admitted that he liked his school friend. In the end, he committed suicide by drowning himself in the river.

A Time Called You (2023) succeeded in presenting the Korean version of the story of Someday or One Day (2019). Do you prefer the original version or the adaptation?

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