HOMG did this preview crack me up! I laughed myself silly, mainly because I can relate!
Does anyone else remember staring up at these Magic Eye posters when they were plastered in random places like bookshops or music stores during the height of the craze? I was one of those kids trying desperately to see what magical 3D image would appear, and elbowing my friends next to me to ask them if they got it or not. And I probably looked like a zoned out space monkey too.
I remember being befuddled with the how-to instructions of “look past the image”–Er, look past the image to where? The wall??
It was truly a test of patience. And when I finally did manage to nail down the technique–when you kinda let your eyes go cross eyed, or when you stop trying so hard and the image literally pops up–it was like I’d earned the keys to the kingdom. I know, I was a lame ass kid. If you have have no idea what I’m talking about it’s this: Answer Me 1994 is possibly one of the most anticipated shows on tvN this year and for good reason. It’s predecessor Answer Me 1997 was about friendships and family, chock full of warmth and heart, and lovely youthful leads. It’s homage to 90s ROK pop culture flew over my head, but it’s depiction of fandom resonated with me nonetheless, because who hasn’t been a crazed teenybopper fangirl at some point in their life?
This time around, we’ve got similar prospects only now with them lovely youthful leads mucking about on campus! Hurrah for a drama set in university because isn’t it about time we’ve had one? And is the only other drama set on a college campus Neukim, by the way? If it is, 1994 was too long ago. I’d love it if university life would become next year’s flavour-of-the-month, like last year’s time-travel or this year’s ghosts. So much fodder for drama here, I wonder why dramaland hasn’t figured out the tremendous possibilities inherent in the setting–hormones, close proximity, no school uniforms, no parents….
In any case, I’m looking forward to this one, ever since I saw Go Ara in her overalls. Overalls! I lived in them!
Answer Me 1994
Episodes : 16 Starts: October 18 Broadcast Company : tvN Cast : Go Ara, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Jung Woo, Kim Sung-Kyun, Sung Dong-Il, Lee Il-Hwa, Baro All photos from CJ E&M