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Jang Nara’s faux ’90s idol group for One More Happy Ending

This show’s teasers haven’t really wowed me, but this one cracks me up. MBC’s new romantic comedy One More Happy Ending premieres tomorrow, and the latest teaser is a fake music video for the ’90s idol girl group that our leading characters were a part of. Our four leading ladies are Jang Nara, Yoo Inna, Seo In-young, and Yoo Da-in, ex-idols whose thirtysomething lives will be full of all sorts of reversals, especially in love.

The girls (plus Sandara Park in a cameo) will be the members of ’90s girl group sensation Angels, and judging from the sugar-pop song and hairdos, the group is basically a cross between S.E.S. and FinKL. Javabeans and I sat here trying to figure out which real-world idol each girl would be the equivalent of, and decided that Jang Nara was Eugene, Yoo Inna was Sung Yuri, Sandara Park was Bada, Seo In-young was Ok Joo-hyun, and Yoo Da-in was Shoo. (Please tell me some of you guys know who these people are before I feel really, really old!) The music video is highly embarrassing, of course, since there would be no point to making a ’90s idol group in your drama if you weren’t going to milk it for comedy.

One More Happy Ending stars Jang Nara as a once-famous idol star who’s now a marriage consultant for divorcés. She’s divorced too, after having married very young for a short time, and her character takes about three seconds to fall in love with someone new. Jung Kyung-ho is a widower and single father who works as an entertainment reporter, and he’s also an old grade-school classmate of Jang Nara’s. There’s also handsome doctor Kwon Yul, who’ll challenge him for Jang Nara’s heart.

The rom-com about second chances at life and love will be a 16-episode Wednesday-Thursday drama, and premieres tomorrow on MBC.

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This is either going to be really hilarious or a horrible mess.
I'm trusting in JKH

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agreed.

His comedic timing is always spot on. Loved him since Smile, You. JKH has never disappointed me.

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How cute... The three girls should make new kpop girl group.

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no worries, i know all the 90's idol stars you mentioned. (yay to feeling old together? XD).

this is giving me [The Greatest Love] vibe.. what coincidence that Yoon Kyesang's good friend Kwon Yul is also playing a doctor vying for the main female lead's heart.

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I couldn't finish the video, I was laughing so hard! LOL.

I'm always excited for Jang Nara's new shows. I also love Yoo Inna and Jung Kyung-ho so I hope this might make my CITT midweek withdrawals bearable.

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Mee too....it's so silly and funny. And JNR looks like she's 17. How did she do that???!!!

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This is so cute. ^^ I'm not familiar with the older groups but it looks and sounds like early SNSD songs.

If the MV doesn't convince you to check the show out, there's that scene where Paksa/Jung Kyung-ho dives into the sea trying to rescue someone... kkkkkk

https://youtu.be/A7tit4Q6TKc?t=2m28s

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Omg, lol. Jung Kyung-ho's character is just the opposite of Paksa in Heartless City. :D

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That part where he dives into ankle-deep water was so LOL.

I'll never get tired of seeing un-Paksa-ish Paksa.

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I miss Paksa T_T

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he's trying to save JNR ( thinking she's committing suicide) who dived into the ocean to retrieve back a jewellery she tossed earlier. Ended up he's the one saved by her because he didn't know how to swim...LOL

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mary ~

Yay for cuteness. Hoping this goes well, looking forward to it.

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LOL did they get married while they were drunk?? XD
"Will you marry me?"
"Absof*ckinglutely" XD

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I think i need this.. to realese my addict Reply 1988

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Same here.. been down in the dumps since Reply 88 finished. But this trailer keeps me excited again...

Btw, any recommendation for JKH other rom-com drama?

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May be you could try Falling for Soon Jung (Falling for innocence), well it's not exactly comedy but he pulled childish act greatly

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I do know who S.E.S. is..... thanks to Answer Me 1997! lol.

also, wasn't Jang Nara an idol herself, in the early 00s? I remember her mentioning it in an interview when Producers was airing last year, she said she knew how Cindy felt!

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(and I know who Bada is because Jung Eunji copied her hairstyle for a bit in the drama, ha.)

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lol Jang Nara was THE Idol of the early 2000's while Korea was in the Jang Nara craze she pretty much dominated everything one could at that time. I put her ahead of say BOA becasue Jang Nara was a multi talent with her acting.
Funny thing though is if SM who had her under contract had had their way she would have been in a girl band much like the one in this drama. This it was called MILK, not sure. Any way she said no they said goodbye and cut her contract and she went on the be the biggest thing in Korea for about two years before her popularity at last started to go down. She one of the original Idol as indeed she was one of the Original hallyu stars when she moved to china around 2004

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her agency was SM Entertainment?

No wonder she said she knew how Cindy felt, ha. And thank god she wasn't forced into the girl group in the end.

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Only as trainee under SM, they cut her off or something before she debuted.

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Nah. Only for a short while. When she was famous as idol + actress she was under some nugu company.

She was actually bigger than Fin KL and SES which was pretty much equivalent to SNSD in early 2000's. Well, it's only according to from what ive read on Korean portal. Surprisingly she's the one that sing the famous 'Sweet Dream'. I never knew until like 2 years ago.

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Stuff that'll surprise you about Jang Nara:
1. She sang Sweet Dream
2. She sang the Dong Yi OST

Basically it's just her having had a really successful singing career. I don't think there's any other actor who can say the same.

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... so she was basically the early-2000s IU.

I've known her as an actress for so long, it feels weird to think she was an idol. I guess most people have forgotten her music career.

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yes though IU didnt get as big as Jang Nara back in her day, she truly dominated all forms of entertainment the TV news press and radio she was everywhere and of course her CV list during that time was mind googling. The pair are often compared, even more so now IU trying acting. The two have a lot in common, they can both sing either straight or in the cute little girl mode ie sweet dream plus both had trouble with their production companies ie Jang Nara got her contract cut just before her debut, while IU got turned down by a certain big name company, also both their first album where not considered successful and had huge hit songs with their second.

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Wow i only recently found out all those people after watching YouTube. Was looking for Turbo and found some recent (last two years?) Videos showing 90s group reunion. It looked fun. At least the audience were really enjoying

Will this show be recapped?

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https://youtu.be/J42YSrOIBSc

Eugene wasn't there because she was pregnant.

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yoo in na and Seo In Young.. :D
i suddenly miss Heroes days..
Yoo In Na is kinda of scared at In Young back then...:D

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lmao this must have been horribly cringey to film. but hey, i love that they went all out and actually created a legit mv for the drama. i cracked up when i saw seo in-young, just because her actual persona is soooooo the opposite.

which i am hoping turns out to be good by the way. i've really been liking jang nara in dramas in recent years. her acting is quite natural and overall she's pleasant to watch. i also LOVED my love patzzi back in the day!

yoo inna, on the other hand, i haven't liked since queen inhyun's man. i don't know, i just generally find her unlikable these days and i can't quite put my finger on why. i feel like her acting's gotten progressively worse, her face has changed, and sometimes her voice grates on my nerves...

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Can certainly see that MV playing in the 90's Hahahaha knew who's who but I wasn't a fan back then.

Looking forward to this.

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Yes - it is almost here! Love Jung-Kyung Ho <3

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Both JNR and JKY (i knew him from endless love) are two of my fav actors so definitely looking forward to this drama.

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1) Jang Nara is ageless.

2) They remind me of Pipo Angels! (if you've watched the anime Tantei Gakuen Q, this is the season 1 op, I think...been a while since I watched it!)

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for me the anime AKB0048 when the girls got hearts in their eyes once they joined but I sure it a common anime theme :-)

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That is too funny but sure bring back memories. Everything about that MV is all 90's. :). Gf ur not the only one who knows all those singers u listed. I don't feel old but happy that there's someone else who know those awesome groups of kpop too. Can't wait to watch this. After 1988 I need a tom comedy.

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Does Jang Na Ra ever age????! Like home girl looks 17

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Jang Nara is a vampire, there's really no other explanation. Damn.

Also, I know both the group and most of those members despite my lack of kpop knowledge lol. I've seen the long trailer and it is pee-your-pants hilarious. If they haven't dried out their awesome moments, then this will be riot! Not a Jung Kyung-ho fan but the girls are simply lovely so I'm excited to see what they bring.

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Seriously, Jang Nara looks as young as she did back in her Nonstop days, only with different styling. Maybe she looks more her age without makeup, idk, but dang, she is the epitome of baby-faced.

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Yoo Inna's giving me "The Greatest Love" feels.

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Lolll the cringe at the beginning... then I totally got into it! "loving you loving you" LOL

How in the WORLD is Jang Nara looking like she is. Not to say 34 is old, but shit, c'mon! She looks the same!

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I'm ready for all of this. Especially JKH!!

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Hahaha. The only thing I could concentrate on were those flowers (or are they stars?) in the irises whenever there are close-up shots

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so excited for this drama! JKH and JN fighting! Also, looking forward to Sandara Park's cameo role! She should be the Queen of cameos.. hahaha

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I've gotten into Shinhwa, who have been around and active since 1998. I would love to find female groups that have been active into their 30s too, but only know of the Brown Eyed Girls who are that old.

Any other suggestions welcome!

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I love that they made a MV and sang themselves too. The song's quite catchy as well. Hopefully they'll show the BTS for this, it'll be super hilarious.

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Right?! Im looking fir it on youtube now:)

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Dara is one beauty! And has alot of singing parts.

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Too cute... JKH- your " diving" is a perfect 10 ????

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I'm seriously starting to think Jang Nara sold her soul so she doesn't age

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I know, right? She always looks about twenty years old! (And I personally think her hair is really cute in that MV.)

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she, Song Hye-kyo, Jeon Ji-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin have hardly aged in the last decade ....I seriously want to know what fountain of youth they drank from (and no, it's not the plastic surgery one)

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Definitely feeling old with you two! I'm a SES fan ^_^ I totally remember the whole cuteness and weird hairstyles the 90's KPop had. Definitely this "music video" reminded me of SES and FinKL good old days. Definitely looking forward to this drama! Jang Nara has always been my favorite 90's singer ;)

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To be honest I'm mostly excited about this because of Yoo Inna and Jung Kyung-ho. Although I've nothing against Jang Nara she's never been a favorite of mine. I just hope Yoo Inna doesn't play another villain role. I like her as a lead more than a supporting character.

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This looks fun! Jang Nara and Sandara can always pass as twentysomething.

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haha they do seem like FIN.K.L....so much similarity particularly to this one haha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DNHbf8gaMI

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The video also reminds me of SNSD's Kissing You. Nice to see Dara in a cutesy music video with a lot of lines. Drama, please be good!

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Oh i'm gonna like this, I think. (I hope.) That wig, tho...

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I think I found my Wed-Thurs drama after a long time. Please be good!

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Mary, I agree it does sound like the early stuff from SNSD but it because they were trying to launch a girls group with a similar style as SES and FinKL the beginning of the girls groups of the 90s Why did you have to make me feel so old.?
I really want this show to do well for all the people involved in this project.
I have to see the MV again. It just too hilarious!

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yeah its kind of funny as Jang Nara in her pop days pretty much buried all the girl bands of the time

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Lmao the casting is perfect! Jang Nara, Seo Inyoung, Sandara Park (even tho just a cameo) legit 1st-2nd gen idols & even Yoo Inna who almost debuted in a girl group. Excited for tmr!

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Excited for this! Btw, Korean gossip reports that Jang Nara is dating Park Bogum!

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lol she denied it already...yet no one translated the news. People are generally more interested in gossip I guess.

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I have died and gone to Meta heaven.

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Wow, what a production! That MV has just as much production as ones for real kpop groups. This drama must have a big budget. I wonder if they had to film long hours (full day(s)) for this MV, too. There were different sets, scenes, camera angles. Must have! So tiring.

It was great MV by itself, hitting cute to the extreme. It becomes cringingly great when you considering the actors' actual personas and ages. In the end, it's just downright awesome that it just works; it's entertaining and it makes me want to check out the drama.

Both this drama and The Greatest Love were made by MBC. The two fictional girl groups would have promoted around the same time, right? I hope there's some crossover joke. Suggestion: This group, Angels, could be in the waiting room of some music performance program, Show! Music Core, watching the TV broadcast while National Treasure Girls (The Greatest Love) are performing. The group could make some remarks on National Treasure Girls (something about the scandal from The Greatest Love, they're not going to last, etc.). Then one of the members will remark how the Yoo Inna character in National Treasure Girls looks like Angels' Yoo Inna and Yoo Inna will say something about looking soooooo much better than the National Treasure Girls Yoo Inna.

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So.... they were a 5 member girl group, and the story revolves around four of them? What happens to Sandara Park?

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U guys should feel old..! If not for Answer me 1997, variety and music shows specials, i wouldnt know who they are xD... now im intrigued... why if they were 5, the drama is about 4 of them?? Couldnt the producers get Dara to play a full role and not just a cameo?? :(((

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totally what I had in mind if s.e.s or fin.k.l ever made a comeback with their old concepts. I am feeling old because I grew up to these old groups.

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Sandara! Omg so used to seeing her fierceness so this was amazing!! Hahaha I was laughing the entire time because it was so cutesy XD. I really wish Sandara couldve been in the whole drama but I'll definitely watch this for Jang Nara

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Gaahhhh!! I practically needed insulin after watching this. No way!

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Ha! This reminds me of the Greatest Love!! And Yoo In Na is even in this drama.

Jung Kyung Ho is my 10th bae after So Ji Sub (who is my first bae) so I'm definitely going to watch this for him.

Their kpop group reminds me of SES smashed with FinkL because Jang Nara looks like Sung Yuri and Dara looks like Euguene

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actually Jang Nara looks like Jang Nara from her MV for sweet dreams..what 13 years ago?

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What is this fountain of youth that JNR drinks from!

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Oh my god that music video. If I hadn't known better, I would think it was a real 90s K-pop video!

I was only a couple of years old when S.E.S. and Fin.K.L. debuted but I know both groups, although the only song I know is S.E.S.'s "Be Natural"... because Red Velvet covered it... haha. I know Eugene, Sung Yuri, and Bada by name, at least!

This looks like gold but I might not have time to watch it, ugh. Decisions, decisions...

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Aww these girls were cute and cheesy in the MV, haha. I kept staring at their makeup and hairstyles.

Jang Nara and Dara (their rhyming names! Heh) looked super adorable with their hairdos. ^^

The posters are nice and bright. Excited for this show. I'm a fan of Jung Kyung-ho. I've seen him be serious and I've seen him be funny. He is great at both, but he really cracks me up when he's in comedic roles.

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