One-sided first loves and heart-fluttering first meetings in Lingerie Girls’ Generation
Upcoming 1970s-set drama Lingerie Girls’ Generation released a new teaser along with a couple of stills of the main characters. Lingerie Girls’ Generation tells a warm coming-of-age story centered around youths maturing through friendships and romance during a simpler time.
Cosmic Girls’ Bona (The Best Hit) plays the main lead, a bright and energetic Daegu country schoolgirl who has a tight-knit group friends. She’s a bit of a rambunctious but lovable daughter, who is seen being chased by her mom who holds a broom in hand in one of the first scenes of the teaser. When the text says “a one-sided first love,” Bona lets out a sigh as she gazes in Yeo Hwae-hyun’s (Mirror of the Witch) direction, and calls him “Seung-jin, Jinnie Opaa!” in her thoughts.
However, when a transfer student from Seoul arrives, immediately rivalries and jealousy ensue. Altogether, the text that accompanies the various scenes throughout the teaser reads: “1979 Daegu, youths of all shapes and sizes are coming! A one-sided first love, a first love of many, and a first meeting with a stranger—a story of a time when every moment was romantic.”
The “first love of many” refers to Chae Seo-jin (My Brilliant Life), who is bombarded by male students who call her their cosmos flower. Lee Jong-hyun (My Only Love Song) extends a hand to the new girl to help her with her bags, which leads to an unexpected heart-fluttering moment. He plays the “pharmacy boy,” a part-timer who helps out at the pharmacy who seems to be up to no good. He lives day by day, but the way he cares for his kid sister is filled with responsibility and love.
Then we see Do-hee (Mirror of the Witch), Bona’s school rival who is shown kicking her during gym class in the teaser. The girls are lively and energetic, and it’s going to be fun to see their friend dynamic onscreen.
Oh man, I really like the music in these Lingerie Girls’ Generation trailers. It reminds me of the wonderful nostalgic soundtracks from the Answer Me series, which I consider the ultimate throwback dramas. The soundtrack for this teaser is fittingly a Sanulrim hit rock song called “What Already?” (Sanulrim was a musician brother trio, known for popularizing psychedelic rock in Korea during the 1970s). So I’m excited for KBS Monday-Tuesday drama Lingerie Girls’ Generation’s premiere on September 11.
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