javabeans: Hey, check out the poster for Answer Me, 1988. I was expecting more terrible ’80s fashion, actually (not that they look good…).
girlfriday: Wait, where’s Park Bo-gum?? Is he not in this drama anymore?!
javabeans: No way, that can’t be it! He’s gotta be there somewhere… still looking… Ha, well Go Kyung-pyo looks all of twelve years old… OH I SEE HIM. Look for the bowl cut.
girlfriday: OH, there he is! It looks nothing like him.
javabeans: It kind of looks like him. He has that skinny, angled face.
girlfriday: Under a giant helmet of hair. I was just looking for the cute boy, and got lost.
javabeans: Well, expecting cute was your first mistake. Answer Me is all about turning cute into frumpy, old into new, dated into fashionable. It’s the hipster dream.
girlfriday: I do like how awkward everybody looks, and I can’t stop staring at Kim Sung-kyun, who was Samcheonpo in Answer Me 1994 and now playing one of the dads.
javabeans: Whoa, lookit all that gray! So for 1994 he was playing 15 years younger, and now he’s playing 15 years older? I wonder if he’ll have fun talking down to Sung Dong-il, considering how Samcheonpo had to look up to him.
girlfriday: I hope they play bickering neighbor ajusshis who compete for everything. My favorite thing about the poster is the three moms in the center, all with the same hair.
javabeans: My mother had that hair. I’m pretty sure I had that hair. If they really wanted to be true to the ’80s, at least one of the young girls oughtta have wild pama hair. Preferably short and bush-like.
girlfriday: Or feathered, with a wall of bangs. Let’s be honest, the ’80s were not a pretty time. But hopefully the series will amount to more than hair jokes and a trip down bad fashion lane. They say that this installment will be family-centric, not that that’s very different from previous seasons.
javabeans: That makes the cast a lot bigger, which kind of feels like we’ll be getting a triple dose all at once. I just hope the episodes aren’t three times as long.
girlfriday: Just shoot me now. That won’t happen, right?
javabeans: Do you want the truth, or do you want me to make you feel better?
javabeans: On the upside, I’m sure they’ll be very funny, heartfelt, nostalgia-tinged, tear-inducing three-hour episodes.
javabeans: You’ll love them! It’ll make you laugh and cry! Just… you know, over and over and over again with nary an editor in sight.
javabeans: Just think of it as recapping a sixty-episode drama. In ten weeks.
girlfriday: I thought you were trying to make me feel better.
javabeans: I go where the truth takes me.
Via My Daily
- Retro bobs and mom jeans for Answer Me 1988
- The gang is assembled for Answer Me 1988
- More casting possibilities and confusion for Answer Me 1988
- Lee Yi-kyung in consideration for Answer Me 1988
- Answer Me 1988 brings 1994’s Samcheonpo back to the fold
- Park Bo-gum in talks to join Hello Monster
- Hyeri in contention for Answer Me 1988
- Answer Me franchise returns this fall with same parents, new year