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’90s idols and accidental kisses in KBS’s The Best Hit

Hold up. I think I’m gonna have to reevaluate this drama. So, previous articles described The Best Hit as a youth drama depicting the lives and struggles of a group of twentysomethings as they deal with their careers and relationships. In the brand-new teaser out for the upcoming KBS drama, there’s definitely a lot of hijinks involved, but some of them are completely unexpected.

We start with foreboding lightning and Yoon Shi-yoon’s (Mirror of the Witch) idol fandom paraphernalia strewn about and covered in dust. As a news anchor narrates that the popular idol has disappeared, we see him sitting in the middle of the road with a car coming at him before the screen blacks out. Wait, I’m getting the feeling that he’s a ’90s idol who travels to the present. This would explain SO MUCH about my earlier confusion regarding the promo material, ‘cause Yoon Shi-yoon’s outfits and hair were so anachronistic. I mean, he’s wearing a bandana around his head, with gold chains and the baggiest jeans there ever were. This all screeammms ’90s.

He somehow ends up in a hospital, and he sneaks out with a rather clumsy disguise behind a grandma in a wheelchair. He indignantly tells someone offscreen, “I’m not usually someone who lives and acts so cheaply!” HAH, his dance moves in front of the mirror are hilarious. He somehow gets to know Lee Se-young (Laurel Tree Tailors), a civil service hopeful who’s failed the exam three years in a row, who drily remarks, “You’re just a beggar.” Except, she doesn’t look like one to talk, since she picks up a boiled egg from the floor and pops it in her mouth. Five second rule, I guess?

We also get a first look at Kim Min-jae’s (The Lonely Shining Goblin) character, a high-achieving student who is secretly an idol trainee. He works his dance moves in a club — by himself, mind you — intercut with a scene of him asking someone whether he’s not attractive. I was just about to awww, until he stops his routine on the dance floor, and for some godforsaken reason, his outstretched hands are both resting on the… uh… chest area of two ladies. Smooth, dude.

Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers) and Yoon Son-ha (Six Flying Dragons) also make an appearance as Kim Min-jae’s parents (sorta). Kim Min-jae’s whole family dynamic is strange, and the photographer (cameo by Go Chang-seok) is channeling my inner confusion as he tries to take a family picture. Lee Deok-hwa (Suspicious Partner) starts it all off saying, “She (Yoon Son-ha) isn’t my daughter.” Yoon Son-ha of Cha Tae-hyun: “We aren’t married.” But then they all confirm Kim Min-jae is their son. Lol, whut.

Lee Se-young also gives off the wrong impression when she wears a police uniform, but then clarifies that, “I may be wearing the uniform, but I’m not police.” She looks like she gets into a tussle with her giraffe boyfriend (cameo by Lee Kwang-soo). A bandana’ed Yoon Shi-yoon looks bewildered at his surroundings, asking whether this is really Seoul, and jumps at the sight of a drone. Oh man, I’m going to enjoy his ’90s idol mentality getting used to 2017 Korea. Also, I don’t know how the main loveline goes, but Yoon Shi-yoon lands an accidental smooth on Lee Se-young as he tries to help with her seatbelt, ending up in a lip-lock. Oh dear, are you going to make me choose between Kim Min-jae and Yoon Shi-yoon, show? If so, they should at least have a dance-off, pleaseandthankyou.

Whew, they definitely packed a lot into a 30-second teaser. I do hope the tone of the actual show is a lot less frenzied, but this looks fun, and if the show had been promoted earlier as a time-traveling one involving an old-school idol coming to the present, I would have been MUCH more interested from the get-go. He’s wearing plaid AND stripes, and his hair has so much gel! It’s like the ultimate throwback to ’90s glory. I love it.

The Best Hit will premiere June 2, in KBS’s Friday-Saturday late-night slot. Bring your dance moves, boys, I’ll be waiting!

Via iMBC

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This show is my on no. 1 must watch list right now.

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lol, *is on my

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yes! its no 1 in my watch list too~ yoon shi yoon!

2 dramas to look for on the weekend. this and man to man~

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Definitely! Hair gel 90s were the Best!

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Mine too, it skipped ahead in my list from like 100 to #1. Cha Tae Hyun must really like Dong-Gu aka YSY, this circa 92's idol time travelling to 2017 feels like tailor made for him. I am so ready for this.

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They should've tell us that this is a time-traveling show with confused 90's idol where he lose fame because no one know him not because he is forgotten!
I can't wait until he taste fame in 2017 Seoul, because 90's entertainment scene is different from the present. Its gonna be hilarious!
*write it down on my have to watch list*

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This is like Tunnel crossed with Answer Me 1997

I'M NOT READY FOR THIS

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Best description, @mary. ?
And it's definitely piqued my interest.
*add to my to-watch list*

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Not only does he have to grapple with smartphones and drones, but imagine his shock at all the pretty idol boys with eyeliner and full make up! YSY had better get an updated idol make over!

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WHAT. Lol, okay, I clearly will never get tired of time-travel in dramas. I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS. This is not what I expected at all and I'm actually kind of glad I didn't know until now. Yoon Shi-yoon as a 90s idol stuck in 2017?! That is just too good.

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"OhmyGodIloveyou" was my literal reaction to that top picture.

I was largely ignoring this drama because I was slightly confused by descriptions despite liking the cast. But, now you give me a time travelling 90s idol? I'm in. This promo has definitely piqued my interest.

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They should really promote the YSY time travelling part.

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This sounds just plain awesome. I am so pumped up. Can't wait. This show just became No.1 on my watch list.

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This is all kinds of awesome. The potential for hijinks.. cant wait!

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I hope the drama will be a big hit for Yoon Shi Yoon and Cha Tae Hyun.

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Oh dear. This one wasn't on my radar but now I have to watch it. With Fight My Way, Suspicious Partner, Father is Strange, and now this, I'll just kiss the next 2 months of productivity goodbye...

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That teaser felt like it was running on steroids- it was so fast- if tipsymocha hadn't explained it, I wouldn't have understood a thing! Lol.

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Me too. ??

Tbh, it's on my watch-list now

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And the screencaps are helpful, too! I didn't even SEE Kwang-soo in the teaser!

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This looks crazy as in crazy fun!!!This shall be good!!!

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Welp. That top screencap is forever burned into my brain...

BRING IT, SHOW. *marks calendar*

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The teaser is awesome. *lol*
I need good laugh and silly hijinks. I'm in.

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I was so confused while reading but after watching the teaser, I found it hilarious. This is the Yoon Shiyoon that I want to see! Plus so happy to see Yoon Sonha. She's soooooooo pretty!

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Oh wow. I was sold with the PDs and Dong Gu already but this looks awesome!

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Uh Oh... It seems, I will be camping on KBS in the spring until summer

Mon-Tues, Ssam: I miss kdrama trope friend to lover and AJH too!
Wed-Thurs, 7DQ: I'm so ready for the angst! Bring it on soon!
Fri-Sat, The Best Hit: Watch this teaser... How can I not watch the premiere? And I miss hilarous CTH. I was expecting 1N2D boys cameo too.
Hopefully they are good dramas...
And I already have Father is Strange on my plate. No way I will drop it in the near future, at least until LJ know the truth about his family...

It's simple, to be happy LOL!

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These dramas are on my plate too! Except for Father is Strange, that is.
And I am even looking forward to the dramas after them (eg: strongest deliveryman, school 2017).

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Lee Se-young <3.

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I'm already in love.

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I don't know if its just the trailer, but the tone seems so frantic and messy (in a good way) Im actually so excited for this show and Yoon Shi-yoon is my spirit animal 4 life

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Honestly I feel like his outfit would fit with the trend in current kpop boybands as well... (e.g. the NCT 127 and NCT U outfits)

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Ah, but that's because they're going retro to 90's fashion

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Exactly. The 90's is back sans mullet, and it's looking GOOD :P

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Who would dare bring back that mullet?! :)

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I'm pretty sure I saw some mullets in Hwarang.

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Oh my god. This could be hysterical. I remember there was a drama in the works a few years ago that never made it into production. It was going to have a 90's Idol wake up in the present after a coma. Did they revamp it for time travel to have a younger star? Whatever the reason, I love it!

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I remember reading about that! So it never happened?

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Not that I'm aware of. It was talked about once, then never again.

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It looks fun and crazy ! I'm getting for the laughs.

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YSY is so likable, I hope they make good use of that.

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Agree :)

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Thanks for the update, tipsymocha. I've had my eye on THE BEST HIT since April, and appreciate the reminder. It's getting chaotic with so many shows ready to launch.

I'm cracking up at the thought of a 90s idol landing 20 years or so in the future. Then in July, we'll have a time-traveling acupuncturist to look forward to.

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This looks so good. I'll definitely check it out. Loving the time travelling in Tunnel.

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90's idol, right up my alley!!! YES.

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My level of excitement went from 50 to 100!

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YSY <3

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Honestly was only going to check this out because of YSY and CTH but now this is a definite watch. Love the quirky feel of the teaser even though it almost gave me whiplash!

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This drama from 'OK i will check it when it's out ' to ' Oh no... I cannot wait! '

Bring it on!

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Yup. I am still suffering from Rebel withdrawal and I missed Mori, so I checked out 'Bing Goo' (such a sweet mini drama!! Kim Jung Hyun smiling!! With long hair buahaha!!) Anyway, I loved the idea of someone from the 1970s magically (and literally) frozen until the present... something like that in The Best Hit would be interesting, rather than (yet again) time travel.

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Wow. I'm actually excited to cringe. ^_^

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I'm so hyped for this!!

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It sounds like this could be my new crack! It looks so wonderfully hilarious! Can't wait! :)
#pleasebegood #timetravelftw #chataehyunisgold

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CTH & YSY already got me excited, now this 30 sec clip has me running to list this down on my "must watch with premier date" list.

Still can't believe ALL that information were on a 30 sec teaser

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First reaction: LOL! Please let me finally like Yoon Shi-yoon, amen. Also, Yoon Son-ha is so pretty, what is this sorcery?

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Waaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time travel... 90s fashion and dance.. Disfunctional loving family.. A not so lady in distress with a spunk.. And a geeky but hot guy.... Yep!! My favorite formula lol.. If this is made right it will be a hit.
Please god of drama!! Make the drama be as great as the teaser.

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Was going to give this drama a miss but now really interested to watch. Hope can wait for my own rule until passsed 6 episode aired to binge.

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Woah omg I'm actually getting excited for this, although giving that scene with the chest grabs a huge side-eye. I haven't watched Yoon Si-yoon since his PM&I days, where he played a sad, lonely 2nd fiddle. I hope to see more of his comedic chops again!

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I need to watch it! Kim Min-jae is an actor I am looking forward to see growing (so sad I am too old for those folks).

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The article alone is enough to get me on board, can't wait!!!

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I was already in for Yoon Shi-yoon (and his character in the trailer cracks me up) but this show seems like it'll be quite the riot! I'm definitely going to check it out~

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This was so off my radar before but now I can't wait for June 2!

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Hope it's not so ordinarily as The Producers since there is no big name except CTH

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Wang Yeeeooo! actually, I couldnt suspect he was a time traveler 90's idol cuz what hes wearing is basically the atrocious style SM wants to desperately make a thing again having the NCT guys wear it...! I like it even more now! Though he was a has been that coulsnt move on but he aparently was somebody in his era and went missing

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Waiting impatiently YSY ♥️?

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While I'm not sure why they're JUST NOW giving us a glimpse of a possible time-traveling '90's idol, I'm kinda glad it all kinda sprung up on us because it makes it super fun that way! Now we're all pleasantly surprised and pumped. The characters already all see likable and the overall tone seems zany and fun, so will definitely check this out! The "Yes, that's right, he's my son" part totally keeled me. Lol! I hope this is as fun as it looks.

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This is most definitely on my to-watch list and can't wait for June to come!! The time-travelling would explain YSY's whole look. XD

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