Dancing the Macarena with Go Back Spouses
I’m totally feeling the throwback vibe with the Macarena music video that Go Back Spouses has just released. We see Jang Nara (One More Happy Ending), the “baby-care loser and full-time housewife” enjoying herself in ’90s plaid, dancing with her friends, in between intervening scenes of the drama.
She and Sohn Ho-joon (Blow Breeze) play an acrimoniously bickering married couple who have grown weary with their lives and with each other in the present. They go back in time eighteen years, retaining their memories, but having regained their lost youth.
The two fathers-in-law sing the Macarena chorus: Kim Byung-ok (Man Who Dies to Live) plays Sohn Ho-joon’s father, while Lee Byung-joon (Father is Strange) plays Jang Nara’s father. But in between their cheerful singing, we see scenes of Jang Nara yelling at Sohn Ho-joon for not bringing in enough money or leaving her to be lonely. And he asks why she doesn’t understand him, as he sacrifices his pride on multiple occasions to provide for their family.
The two are completely surprised when they wake up one day to see that they’re in their young bodies from 1999. My favorite scene in this music video is when Sohn Ho-joon, with his knowledge of the future, insists his parents to give him all their assets so he can invest the money. His father comes up behind him wielding a hammer, calling his own son a crazy bastard.
There are also a few funny instances where Jang Nara and Sohn Ho-joon both act as old as their 38-year-old mental age, completely incongruent with the thoughts of their twenty-year-old friends. Sohn Ho-joon lectures his friends that men shouldn’t confess unless they have something to provide the girl, and when Jang Nara stuffs her face so quickly her friend asks why, she explains, “When you have kids, you’ll do this too.”
The video also captures the couples’ first encounters with prospective other love interests, Jang Ki-yong (The Liar and His Lover) and Go Bo-kyul (Seven Day Queen). They both have fluttering feelings for these other love interests, so I’m curious to find out whether our couple will find the spark between them again in their literally relived youth.
The teaser ends with the cast performing the Macarena in a crowded nightclub, with colorful flashing lights all around. KBS Friday-Saturday drama Go Back Spouses begins on October 13.
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