Pesticide-like drama tvN <Reply 1997>
KBS2 <Dream High> left the popular expression ‘pesticide-like girl’. Go Hyemi (Suzy) kept on complaining since she couldn’t get rid of the country bumpkin Song Samdong (Kim Soohyun) no matter how hard she tried. By chance or by necessity, during the casting meeting of <Dream High>’s staff, Seo Ingook suggested that it would be fun if they had a country boy character using a Korean dialect. Even though the <Dream High> casting he was hoping for fell through, instead he got the role of the Busan dialect-speaking hero, Yoon Yoonjae, in the ‘pesticide-like drama’ <Reply 1997>, joining the line-up of stars both in name and in reality. Even if he was the first winner of <Superstar K> which led the audition craze, he still couldn’t be called a star. It’s exactly this Seo Ingook who captivated the whole country with his Korean dialect. That’s why expressions like ‘life is full of ups and downs’ and ‘it’s not over till it’s over’ exist.
That’s right. This couldn’t fit the expression ‘pesticide-like’ more. How common is it to have a drama that can make people laugh, cry, and go crazy within an hour? In this world full of dramas, how can a drama with no villains, conspiracies nor traps, no CEO that we see all the time or director of headquarters, be so funny? Furthermore, even when watching the rerun after the first broadcast and even when rewatching it from the first episode, you don’t get tired of it. You don’t get tired of it and you slowly spot all the set-ups that you couldn’t see at first. The drama ended but when will this addiction stop?( Collapse )
source: naver 1
+ trans by emilie @ infiniteupdates 1
, 2It's a long but very interesting interview. I wonder who else in Infinite auditioned for the role. I also loved what the interviewer wrote about the mother-daughter relationship.