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Yoon Shi-yoon shows off his idol genius in The Best Hit

This show hasn’t even started yet and it cracks. Me. Up. KBS’s second attempt at the variety-drama hybrid format, The Best Hit, has a week left until it premieres, and they’ve just released a hilarious 30-second teaser in the form of a ’90s music video featuring Yoon Shi-yoon (Mirror of the Witch) and Hong Kyung-min (Because I Love You) as members of idol boy band J2. I just wish they had made it full-length, ‘cause this is pure gold.

There are times words and pictures just don’t do a video justice, and this is definitely one of those times. I was born in the ’90s and quite young when it was over, so I don’t have too many memories of the decade, but this mini music video definitely re-triggered a nostalgia for the era I had developed after the Answer Me series. The gold-tinted frame, the back-lit tunnel, the boombox, the BUCKET HATS. It’s perfect. And also, amusingly accurate. Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the old-school H.O.T. music video below for context. (It’s for research! Science!)

Yoon Shi-yoon’s character Yoo Hyun-jae is described as a musical genius gifted with songwriting, dancing, and singing skills that put him at the top of the idol game when he debuted back in 1993. However, his life gets turned upside down when he is presumably propelled into the future, and he’s reduced to nothing but the neighborhood bum. The drama is about him mixing it up with other youths in present-day Seoul, which should make for some great laugh-out-loud scenarios since some of them will be in the idol industry, and he’s basically a grandfather in idol age and perspective.

Below are some recently released stills of Yoon Shi-yoon and Lee Se-young (Laurel Tree Tailors), engaged in one leg of a really, really awkward love triangle (square? Pentagon?) across two generations between Kim Min-jae’s (The Lonely Shining Goblin), his mom Yoon Son-ha (Six Flying Dragons) and dad Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers). It may become one of the weirdest love polygons I’ve seen in dramaland.

I trust that this show will be zany enough to make it work, though. A lot of the promo material has been pretty tongue-in-cheek, and the news articles hilariously keep referring to Cha Tae-hyun as Ra Jun-mo (his PD character in The Producers), so I have high hopes this show will bring the comedy in spades.

The Best Hit will be the first entry in KBS’s newly revived Friday-Saturday slot, and will premiere on June 2. For those of you interested, a prologue to the show will air an hour before the first episode next week. I don’t usually tune into those extended preview offerings, but I might check this one out if it means more Yoon Shi-yoon in the ’90s.

Via iMBC

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This looks so cute, I can't wait!

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If there was any doubt about me watching this show, it's gone now

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I couldn't breathe from laughter after watching that MV. Maybe I'll give this drama a chance after all.

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When one of them just makes a bird flying away with his hands since all the cool moves have been taken.

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I've never seen better dance moves HAHA

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Oh my god. I just can't wait!

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Science is good! Very important to research thoroughly!

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I just want to say that these stills are already hilarious and cute, despite the fact that the show didn't even come out yet. Yoon Shi Yoon and his poses are just great. I''m officially hyped for this show now.

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Best teaser ever. I'm counting down the hours until this show airs.

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yes! this is the MV i commented previously. it's 90's galore! i cant wait for this show to air. yoon shi yoon fighting! hopefully the drama hits daebak ?

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Ah, the 90s nostalgia is real. The only thing the video was missing was the fish-eye lens. Hahaha. Growing up a 90s kid, I can't wait for this drama.

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I'm in. Can't wait to watch this.

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Hahahaha, Hong Kyungmin! Cha Taehyun made him do that and was giggling the whole time, I bet.

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Well, 90s nostalgia no more as it's making a comeback..I see Yoo Ah-in sporting a modern 90s look in Chicago Typewriter.

And let's not forget the ultimate 90s song Wrongful Encounter / Bad Meeting by Kim Gun-mo with English subtitles for your convenience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLxL9ONNMOc

You're welcome :-)

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@news --

Thanks for that link. I can hear why "Wrongful Meeting" was a mega hit. Great melody, great lyrics, great voice. ;-)

Back in 1995, the technologies needed to watch MVs online did not yet exist. YouTube itself would not debut for another decade. No wonder this is new to me, an international viewer who doesn't speak Korean. I feel like a time-traveling 70s college disc jockey/anthropologist who hopped into a time machine. Oh, right. Because I am. Thank you, World Wide Web. ;-)

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Oooh isn't this the one that Jo Jung Suk keeps singing in Jealousy incarnate? :P

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Lol, Yes! I'll forever remember him when I listen to this song because he took it to that level.

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"ITS ABOUT TO GET LIT Y'ALL"??. I love Kim Min Jae but right now im only interested in Yoon Shi Yoon's storyline

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Lately, Yoon Shi-yoon and Yoo Seung-ho are my ultimate biases. If they had an eye emoting contest, I really don't know who would win.

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Throw Jang Hyuk into the mix and you'd really have a showdown. ;-)

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Add Joo Won in there to get the stakes even higher.

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Amen! We might as well go ahead and faint dead away. ;-)

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It will be fun!!

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Even as work piles up I'm pretty sure I am here for this.

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Ahahaha! This legit made me smile :D

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This doesn't look like it's much about romance and more about fun antics. I'm in.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1W52sDeck this is the official link, please change it and make a million view! LOL

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Oh. My. God. Thank you!

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This is awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

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Thanks for sending me down a rabbit hole (wormhole?), tipsymocha!

I totally agree -- I'd love to hear the full-length version of the song. Fingers crossed that it makes it into the OST.

YSY & Co. have me in stitches even if I'm too old a fossil to have paid any attention to newfangled 90s music when it was happening. ;-)

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omg this is gold.

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This is fantastic! can't wait to see Yoon Shi yoon again!

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This is fantastic! can't wait to see Yoon Shi yoon again in dramaland!

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Thanks for including HOT in this post.

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That H.O.T. song always brings me back to this absolutely legendary scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfsjk4kotY

Anyway, this looks like a blast! Hope it's good!

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I listened to the H.O.T. song and I like it. Maybe I need to try out some old school K-pop.

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First generation Kpop is the best!

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Do you have any song recommendations?

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HOT: Candy, We Are the Future
Lee Jung Hyun: Wa, Bakkwo
Finkl: to my boyfriend, forever love(see Sung Yuri when she was really young!)
Baby Vox: Why, Get Up (see young Yoon Eun Hye!)
Koyote: Passion, Paran (young Kim Jong Min joined about a year after their debut)
Bijou: I love you more than anything else.
Shinhwa: Perfect Man, Resolver (young Eric!)
SES: I'm Your Girl (young Eugene!)
Sechskies: Couple, Comeback
G.O.D.: Road (young Yoon Kye Sang )
NRG: Face
Turbo: December, Black Cat (young Kim Jong Kook)

You should watch the live concert videos of old kpop and all the over the top camera spins!

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The thought of all the cameos this show could have is overwhelming!

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I watched Resolver last night!

Thanks for the list!!

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Nice.

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So excited for this!

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YSY <3

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Pwahahahaha!! This cracks me up!! Oh, the 90s feels!! Bring it on, YSY!!!

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LOL Donggu become member of J2! Its gonna be fun.

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Okay, this teaser made me want to watch the show. I'm in it now.

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Gosh, I forgot how much I miss YSY on my screen. The last time I watch Yoon Shi Yoon was in Flower Boy (his sageuk with Kim Sae Ron didn't work for me) so I might have to watch this. It looks super fun too :D

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This looks crazy fun. XD

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J2 remind me to Korean duo Turbo.. Kim Jong-kook must be happy LMAO

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I have lost track of how many times I have replayed it. This show turned from one I wasn't interested into at all to one I am looking forward to after hearing about the time travel and this video. Won't mind the full ost, I actually like the song.

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Haha. I know Hong Kyung Min from variety shows, great to see him back to dancing even if it's just for a drama.

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I read in instagram YSY is attending MuBank? Is this confirmed?

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The song sounds a bit like a Hindi song ?

Also, is Yoon Shi Yoon wearing a wig? ??

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I think it's his real hair. He has the same do on 1n2d. He doesn't hideit.

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Ohh right. Thanks! ?

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Wow! Definitely putting this on my list??
Thanks for the recap?

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daebak! I can't stop giggling watching the so-called MV.
pure gold indeed

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This to me, is one of the most hilarious (and original) concept I've seen in k-dramaland. I have high hopes for this show now. Hope this show hits all the right notes from start to finish.

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what exactly is a variety drama? I've been trying to figure it out but I'm left scratching my head

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Based from the two trailers released, the approach of this drama is nothing like the variety-drama I imagined (ala-"Producers"). Have you watched "Producers"? I felt like they just want to categorize Best Hit as such, but in simple terms, the story flow and direction are more sitcom-y than drama. They must've avoided the term SITCOM because judging from the teasers, obviously it isn't. The plots in sitcoms are episodic. I doubt, Best Hit will have that kind of style. It obviously has a major story arc that viewers have to follow. But at the same time, it's not also a drama drama. I don't know if I'm making any sense ahaha. "Producers" also had a major arc, but you'll notice how the first 3 episodes were written and directed compared to the remaining episodes.

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I'm thinking of a drama that's part drama, and part set up with funny captions and sound effects or variety-style shots and editing like variety shows?

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If TLAHL was my new WFKBJ, this might become my "reply 1997" of this year for me. Please do.

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This post honestly should have hundreds of comments.

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The teasers make me feel nostalgic. It's like I'm turning back to my younger days.

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If this has as good music as The Liar, I will give it a try.

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