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Dear My Friends teases humorous take on growing old

The new Noh Hee-kyung drama Dear My Friends is headed to tvN in May, and I wasn’t expecting this, but the teasers are pretty hysterical. The drama is full of respected veteran stars, who all take turns making fun of themselves in the teasers and poking a bit of fun at each other too. The drama’s even adopted the word kkondae — meaning a jaded old fogey who does nothing but spew useless advice to the younger generation — and the drama is lovingly calling itself a “kkondae anthem.”

The drama is described as a love song to twilight youth, and judging from the massive cast and the previews, it’ll weave together multiple storylines about growing old, growing up (or not, as the case may be), and relationships between young and old. Because it comes from writer Noh Hee-kyung (It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter, the Wind Blows), the portrayal is sure to be thoughtful and not your average weekend drama about moms and dads.

In the first teaser, Go Hyun-jung (Queen’s Classroom) watches a teaser-within-a-teaser naming all the huge veteran actors in this drama, and she scoffs, “Who’d be interested in stories about kkondaes?” In the second teaser, Kim Hye-ja (Unkind Women) and Na Mun-hee (Feel-Good Day) pack up for their big Thelma and Louise road trip. Na Mun-hee says even if she dies, she’ll die on this road, and Kim Hye-ja says she’s with her till the end. They take off, and then about two seconds later, the car comes to a screeching halt and Kim Hye-ja says, “I have to pee.” LOL.

Then in his teaser, flower halbae Shin Gu (Grandpas Over Flowers) watches that last teaser and says those grandmas are farting nonsense… and then farts. My favorite part is that he’s sitting there drinking soju called “Like a Kkondae,” a parody of the real soju brand “Like the First Time.” The fourth teaser opens on drama moms Go Du-shim (Strange Daughter-in-Law) and Park Won-sook (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) partying it up at a nightclub, which fades into what they’re actually doing — dancing around in the kitchen while throwing confetti. They shout, “What do you know about kkondaes?”

Yoon Yeo-jung (Wonderful Season) gets the best storyline alongside Joo Hyun (Heart to Heart) in the last teaser: They’re on a date, and after she coyly wipes the ice cream off his lips, he drops the next scoop in his lap and they get all flustered. She wonders in voiceover: “I’m turning 70 the day after tomorrow. Will I be able to lose my virginity?” We’ll be rooting for you!

Co-starring are It’s Okay alums Jo In-sung, Sung Dong-il, and Lee Kwang-soo. Dear My Friends follows Memory and premieres May 13.

Via Ten Asia

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OMG, the cast is too much. Go Hyun jung, Na Moon Hee, Kim Hye Ja... *faints*

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This looks absolutely adorbs ..

Tvn has a great knack of finding amazing halbaes and halmaes with their Over Flowers series

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All these veterans in one drama? Wow!

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Wow....and these just are some of the cast!! Can't wait for its premiere *especially Jo In-sung*.

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I don't even care what this is about, I'm aboard for the writer.

Please be as good as It's Okay It's Love.

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YES! Can't wait!

Finally, a writer and a cast that I can root for.

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That cast is fantastic! I'm excited.

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+1 :)

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Lee Kwang Soo needs a rest, he's everywhere

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Lol! I'm in!

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Definitely watching this- good storyline and excellent casts!

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ahhh another Noh Hee Kyung's drama. This made me wanna rewatch Padam Padam.

Also, the halmoni in the last screencap is sooo cute :3

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There are some things in life that we do not need think twice, this series is one of them.

Ensemble of great writer and top-notch casts. I hope the PD is an amazing one too.

They air this after Memory?
TvN really keep up the game. Woohoo!

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They should've had this first (before Memory), going against Ms.Temper.

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I've never seen any of Noh Hee-kyung's dramas but this looks like GOLD. All of our favorite drama parents and grandparents in one show?! I'm sold!

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Loved her earlier dramas especially Her Beautiful Story aka Most Beautiful than a Flower and Goodbye Solo.

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err *More* Beautiful than a Flower.

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I love Yoon Yeo Jung. She's a badass, it'll be so different watching her play a sweetie~
And Kim Hye Ja :D

It looks cute and fun.

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I would like dramas with older people. Unfortunately it seems like kdramas think life revolves around teens and people in their 20s. After 30, forget it. If anything real life seems to start after 30.

Teens and 20 somethings can be a bit boring.

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I'm so excited for this drama - Noh Hee kyung dramas usually have excellent ensemble casts (like this one) and they breathe life to their characters. Plus JO IN SUNG *heart eyes*, papa Sung and Kwang-soo!

Love that they are offering something different to the drama landscape, I'm hoping it's as good as it shaping up to be!

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Yey! A role where they aren't evil mother-in-laws!

Do it, tvn!

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OMG I would watch this! Yay! Something that I can look forward to!

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You know, some forget that older people have lives, too; lots of life: road trips, dating, partying, and even having love lives. At this point, both my retired mother and aunt have more of a life than my middle-aged self does. I absolutely can't wait to watch this show!

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Kkondae. What a great word!

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Hilarious. Count me in.

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i love these ladies!! and this is hilarious XD;;

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UGH, Noh Hee-kyung. I love you.

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this gonna reminds me a lot to my grandparents so i'll wait for it :)

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The premise sounds promising to me.

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OMG!!! they are so funny! i love the entire casts =)

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~teary eyes... I think I like this drama without watching it already, despite there's Jo In Sung too. Haha.

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Huh. My korean friend used to start her letters with "Dear my Ye bin" before I corrected it. Coincidence?

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I really love the drama with lots of old man and woman. Their acting will surely be good

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so so so excited for this *w*

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Signal’s bad guy was also casted, wasn’t he? I hope he does comedic character next

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This looks adorable and hilarious! I am looking forward to it!

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