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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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I love him as Enrique but this looks like it will be my new favorite of his characters.

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Hong. Kyung. Min. .....Oppa~~~~!!!! ❤v❤
How can I say no to see HKM shake his bon bon? I'm in, I'm so in! *dancinghappily*

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I LOVE THIS! OMG! And more Yoon Shi-yoon, I can't wait! I love him to pieces! (Totally having a spastic fangirl moment here.) Looking forward to this!

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"idol-genius" indeed.

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I love Hong Kyung Min on Immortal Songs 2! There was a really funny song he did while wearing a hanbok, and I can't find the video again on YouTube. If anyone could direct me to it, I'd love it!

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Your post reminds me of this performance he did with Cha Tae Hyun. Who knew before this that CTH was the ultimate rocker with all the high notes and all? XDD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV0ULzCiRQY

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Yes! Thank you so much! I had searched again and again in English and couldn't locate it. Even though I couldn't understand a lot of the puns in the song, I thought it was such a joyous performance and was sorry he didn't win. (And the songwriter/composer they were honoring seemed to really be having fun, unlike some of the guests they have on.)

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So excited for this drama! Please let them have 90s kpop idol cameos! I cannot wait for Yoon Shi-yoon's reaction to the idols of today. Fish out of water jokes a plenty!

Also can we please talk about Yoon Shi-yoon's hair?

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I'm already grooving~~~~ This is going to be good. Please be <3

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Hahahaha LOL eventhough I was born in the 90´s I haven´t follow kpop or dramas at the time I was really little

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yes, it does rather feel like Chae Tae Hyun's tribute to his friends group haha

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My most anticipated drama yet.

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well.. junho & deffcon making cameo appearances in this drama.. so i wonder if jongmin n joonyoung will join in the fun too. now..what if ysy's character is actually the father of min jae's character? ?

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