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Love triangles and mother-daughter wars in Dear My Friends

There’s more hilarity to go around in another batch of teasers for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Dear My Friends, the latest project from writer Noh Hee-kyung about seniors who live colorful lives. There are love triangles, gangster moms, exasperated kids, and I’m pretty sure each of the storylines could be a separate drama on its own. Not that anyone has any complaints about a star-studded cast with star-studded cameos, all crammed into one heartfelt drama about never being too old to live young.

The teaser with “dog” daughter Go Hyun-jung (Queen of the Classroom) and “gangster” mother Go Du-shim (Strange Daughter-in-Law) opens with Go Hyun-jung ranting into her phone: “Why would you go to my house? Did I ask you for kimchi?! Or course it’s my house! I paid for it with my money! I’m the one who pays the bank!” She clearly got her sass from Mom, who swears like a sailor and throws down like a fighter, and I love that all the clips of her cursing and spitting are intercut with Go Du-shim interviewing about how her character is so magnanimous and very respectful of her daughter’s separate life: “I’m just a mom.” HA.

The second teaser is all about the love triangle between romanticist Joo Hyun (Heart to Heart), his first love Kim Hye-ja (Unkind Women), and his new love interest Yoon Yeo-jung (Wonderful Season). The best part? He calls them both “kiddo,” LOL. Kim Hye-ja is Kiddo 1 and Yoon Yeo-jung is Kiddo 2, and he’s pretty relentless about charming them, while both ladies look mildly disinterested in his advances. Joo Hyun interviews: “Dating when you’re old… well I’d have to see a urologist first, right?”

Na Mun-hee (Feel-Good Day) dreams of getting away from her husband Shin Gu (Grandpas Over Flowers), and all her teasers have featured a Thelma and Louise road trip with her best friend Kim Hye-ja. They snap pictures on the road like the cutest pair of besties, and Na Mun-hee suggests going till they can’t go anymore. Kim Hye-ja says, “Okay. The world is round anyway.” Deep, yo.

Cameo appearances include Jo In-sung as a man in Go Hyun-jung’s life, Lee Kwang-soo as Kim Hye-ja’s youngest son, Sung Dong-il as Yoon Yeo-jung’s younger friend and a college professor, Jang Hyun-sung as a daily customer in Go Du-shim’s store, and Daniel Henney as Kim Hye-ja’s mysterious next-door neighbor. And that’s just for starters. I have a feeling that even the mailman in this drama will be played by a star.

Dear My Friends premieres May 13 on tvN.

Via Chosun

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I will definitely be watching this one.

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I haven't seen any of Noh Hee Kyung's dramas but this definitely looks big. I've heard she usually writes tear jerking dramas, though this one is giving a pleasant vibe.

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She is definitely one of my favorite drama screenwriters and I have watched a ton of dramas since I was in elementary school.

More than just being tear jerkers what I like about her dramas is the very human and multi-dimensional emotions she gives her characters. For comparison, I really enjoy Kim Eunsook's dramas. They are captivating and fun to watch, but for some reason Noh Heekyung dramas seem to get to me on a more emotional level.

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This. In her best dramas, NHK wasn't trying to wring tears out of the audience or tell us how to feel about anything, but the kind of human truth her writing conveyed made me cry. Her dramas were about as real as it gets.

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Oh that's interesting. I personally don't like Kim Eun Sook's dramas that much but really want to try a Kim Eun Sook show once without knowing that its Kim Eun Sook's. Honestly, I have only seen Heirs and Dots and didn't complete any of them but I guess it also has to with the fact that I know its a Kim Eun Sook Drama. This may sound foolish but its just that people make perceptions of a subject beforehand and they stick with them unconcsiously, well thats what I think. So I do want to try one of her dramas without knowing that she's the writer so I can assess the show only on its quality and not thinking that this show is written by one of the writers that I am not a fan of.

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I tend to be very suggestible, and other people's opinions sway me. Which means that if lots of people like something, or don't like something else, I will go in expecting to like or dislike it as well. (It also means that product placement works well on me.)

Anyway, you might try City Hall. Even people who don't like Kim Eun Sook tend to like City Hall. Which doesn't solve the problem of now you know she wrote it . . . .

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Well, that's the same case with me. People's opinions do influence me, unfortunately (well I consider that unfortunate for me). Reading some comments on db at yong pal thread, I though Kim Tae hee was a terrible actress , this was before the show aired, but when I watched it she was not as terrible as I had thought. Maybe if I had not seen the comments and would've watched her i would not have found her bad at all. So yeah, basically they do influence me a lot. Thanks for the recommendation, though.

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ugh, this just keeps looking cuter!!! can't wait to watch!

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Anyone else a bit bummed that director Kim Kyutae isn't working on this drama with her? He films sooooo beautifullyyyy.

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Is he the one who zooms all the way into the actors' (nonexistent) pores? Lol. The drama he directed had beautiful lighting indeed!

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I thought I was too shallow to watch this. I thought I needed most of the protagonists to be young to give anything a try. I guess not.

It's looking too good, can't wait to watch ep 1!

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this looks wild. and someone must be spying on the ideas I spill on this forum...

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Is it just me or does Go Hyun-jung kinda look like javabeans?

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Omg I'm super excited !!!! And jang hyunseung is not playing a greasy baddie for once .. He was such a sweetheart on ROS, and then he did that barrage of never ending villain roles..

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If the drama ends up being as overproduced as this teaser...smh.

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I cannot wait for this.

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Tvn is certainly on fire this period

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This is going to be epic. I'm already in love. ?

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Kim Hye-ja is wonderful in comedy. Loved her in I Live In Cheongdam-Dong.

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I Live in Cheongdam-dong is where I fell in love with
Kim Hye-ja. She made me chuckle and smile and lol (see episode 11 when she finds a jacket), and then when she went back to "meet" her younger self, I cried. That is a great drama!

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Why am I getting that Reply series' vibe from this drama? You know, the warmth and the sweet relationship between the family members and friends alike. Here's to hoping that this drama will be as good, or even better that the Reply series!

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Gosh I would watch this just to see what made the veteran actors accept the roles.

But calling these venerable actress kiddos is too much for me. I die laughing.

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That their roles are more than just old people screaming at their offsprings is probably already a big draw for them.

Older actors/actresses don't get much in terms of the variety of roles in kdramas, which is kinda sad actually.

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I can't wait for this drama! I'm so PUMPED! I'm excited for ALL of their stories! Seems adorable and wickedly deep.

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This is the number one drama on my to watch list. I cannot wait !!!

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