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God's Gift: 14 Days 

Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) travels back in time to bring her dead child, Han Sa Byul (Kim Yoo Bin) back to life. Han Ji Hoon (Kim Tae Woo) is her husband, a human rights lawyer who's ... See full summary »
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Lee Bo-young ...  Kim Soo Hyun 16 episodes, 2014
Cho Seung-woo ...  Ki Dong Chan 16 episodes, 2014
Kim Tae-Woo ...  Han Ji Hoon 16 episodes, 2014
Gyu-Woon Jung Gyu-Woon Jung ...  Hyun Woo Jin 16 episodes, 2014
Yoo Bin Kim Yoo Bin Kim ...  Han Saet Byul 16 episodes, 2014
Baro Baro ...  Ki Young Gyu 16 episodes, 2014
Eun-pyo Jeong Eun-pyo Jeong ...  Ki Dong Ho 16 episodes, 2014
Hye-seon Jeong Hye-seon Jeong ...  Lee Soon Nyeo 16 episodes, 2014
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ...  Lee Myung Han 16 episodes, 2014
Min-woo No ...  Te Oh 16 episodes, 2014
Hye-sook Park Hye-sook Park ...  Jang Mi Soon 16 episodes, 2014
Goo Shin ...  Choo Byung Woo 16 episodes, 2014
Kang Shin-il ...  Kim Nam Joon 16 episodes, 2014
Je-wook Yeon Je-wook Yeon ...  Wang Byung Tae 16 episodes, 2014
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Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) travels back in time to bring her dead child, Han Sa Byul (Kim Yoo Bin) back to life. Han Ji Hoon (Kim Tae Woo) is her husband, a human rights lawyer who's passionate about his work. Meanwhile, Ki Dong Chan (Cho Seung Woo) is a private investigator who helps her when she goes back in time. Hyun Woo Jin (Jung Gyu Woon) is Kim Soo Hyun's first love, a detective in the violent crimes division. Written by krdrama

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Fantastic actors letdown by the script
3 June 2020 | by HwangkidongSee all my reviews

I watched this series because of Lee Bo Young and she is absolutely fantastic in her role of a grieving mother who's trying to save her young daughter from a seemingly predestined death in the hands of unknown kidnappers. We don't know why but she is given a second chance to save her daughter (and herself) by going back in time. The early episodes are excellent as we are thrilled by our heroine's courage followed by despair when it seems like every time the little girl is rescued, another hurdle came along, as though all roads lead to the same inescapable destiny.

Lee Bo Young is one of my favorite Korean actresses and her performance here is flawless. Her costar Cho Seung-woo is absolutely brilliant as well. He saved the show by his rebellious and so endearing character, what charisma this actor radiates even when he's playing a burnout depressive ex-cop! The little girl is so adorably cute that you just want the show to have more screen time with her, her mom and the ex-cop, instead of scenes after scenes of our leads running after one mysterious serial killer after another.

And that's my problem with this show. Without giving away main storyline or spoilers, it seems to me that the script writer equates thrill with the number of serial killers, other bad guys and riddles you can fit into a 16-episode series. How many times can a girl be kidnapped within a story? (More than in 24 season 1 for those who have watched that adrenaline-filled classic with Kiefer Sutherland). Instead of a coherent storyline and a fitting ending (whether it is happy or tragic) we're given a series of riddles and action scenes and an ending that made no sense in terms of providing a logical conclusion that is believable - even within the context of a supernatural thriller. Since this is fiction, I have no issue with the premise of a "second chance". What I am not able to accept is a pseudo-artistic ending where the characters behave in ways beyond any reason with an outcome that's not justified or explained in any manner.

I would rate the lead actors a 10 while the script and direction get a 4. So while I enjoyed the fantastic performance of the trio of actors, I can only commiserate with them to be letdown by such a miserable script which doesn't know how to tell and end a story, despite a very good start and concept.


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3 March 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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14 дней в подарок от бога See more »

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