Annyeong~Yeorobun! ♡ Today i decided to make a review about Girls Generation 1979. If you are an avid Kdrama watcher like me you know that the kdrama had ended yesterday with only 8 episodes since it is just a mini kdrama. Now there are some points that i love about the kdrama and also if you haven’t watched this kdrama click this link here and you’ll be redirected to kissasian for a more clearer watch Girls Generation 1979 and to avoid spoilers.
P L O T ♡
Story is set in Daegu, South Korea during the 1970’s. Lee Jung-Hee is in the 2nd grade of high school. She has a bright personality and is the second daughter of a family who runs a underwear factory. She and her friends go through adolescence.
No. Of Episodes: 8
Started Airing: September 11- October 03, 2017
Genre: Youth, Coming-of-age, Teen, Romance, Drama
C H A R A C T E R S ♡
Now for the characters there are a bunch of extras in this Kdrama, rather than putting all of those i just picked out some extras that i know matters in the story more.
Bona (Cosmic Girls) as Lee Jung Hee
Lee Jung Hee is an eighteen year old 2nd year high school who is exploring her teenage life.
THOUGHTS: Well, i really love Bona here maybe its a bit awkward at first. She looks like Daegu’s Venus friend too (i thought t’was her) She’s very cheerful, energetic and of course a little lazy. You know being lazy at a highschool life is very very common plus the dates that occur on the story. Well, i think there are 2 when Dong Moon appeared and Son Jin appeared. Bona gave justice to Lee Jung Hee if you read the novel Bona is the perfect Lee Jung Hee.
Chae Seo Jin as Jung Hae Joo
A normal 18 year old genius from Seoul, who is a daughter of a professor. Son Jin’s first love interest.
THOUGHTS: I’m not sure but she was called Park Hae Joo there might be some mistakes but okay, Hae Joo is like a modernized girl like from the future. She’s optimistic but judging on what i heard when she came to her new school. I know at some point she’ll be problematic and it turns out that i am right.
Seo Jin is a new actress i guess, maybe i haven’t seen her from other dramas but playing as Hae Joo is such a nice opportunity she played it well and i must say HaeJoo is my favorite character next to Jung Hee we can’t deny it because Seo Jin’s pretty face is so hard not to love.
Seo Young Joo as Bae Dong Moon
Bae Dong Moon is a character that pops up anytime he’s the first date of Jung Hee and that point made me fell for him too. It’s not like Dong Moon isn’t smart ( but he is after that drowning incident of Jung Hee) he showed a lot of competence others are even telling that Dong Moon is being used or had been used.
Young Joo is a new actor but i’ve seen him as a model and please he’s a man with a 6 pack abs and he’s so manly. The role suits him well and mind the glasses he looks so kyeopta ♡.
Yeo Hoi Hyeon as Son Jin
Son Jin a genius kid like Hae Joo, ranks higher than Dong Moon and colleagues to Jung Hee and Dong Moon.
I have nothing to say but kudos to this guy Son Jin is by far the cutest yet the boring character, he’s not that swooning unlike Bae Dong Moon. A son of a police officer and a disciplined young man but his love for Hae Joo is so worse like please if someone is getting hurt by love just stop. Nonetheless Hoi Hyeon gave justice to Son Jin and also to the song “Danny Boy” which i love dearly.
Lee Jong Hyun as Joo Young Choon
He is a thug oh just kidding he’s a pharmacy seller and people are judging him because he is a father but little they know that Eng Cho was an orphan and an homeless little girl. Thus, he’s not a thug. Young Choon’s temper is a little bit bad and hot-blooded but it decreases when Eng Cho meets Hae Joo and the closeness grew okay i’m gonna take time with Young Choon.
He’s the epitome of the “daddy look” been judge yet never stop aiming for goals, Eng Cho isn’t his daughter or a real sister but people in that town are so bothered by his presence like he’s a thug?! Like what the hell people. He’s helping people he had helped Hae Joo been convicted for awhile because of Hae Joo and now calling him useless. Oh dear. But i love their chemistry so so so good.
Jong Hyun is like shining everytime i see him on screen i forgot the last time i saw him but i remember seeing him on We Got Married that’s what i remember but Jong Hyun really did a great job playing Young Choon.
E X T R A C H A R A C T E R S ♡
Okay this is what i’m talking about we’re on the best extra characters i had love on the mini drama.
Min Do Hee as Sim Ae Sook
The shortest bully at Jung Hee’s school. She’s smart yet a bully but a soft hearted girl inside.
You know Ae Sook was Young Choon’s ex right or was i wrong but seeing them as a brother-sister i’m so confused but Ae Sook is a lovable character from the start.
Do Hee is my spirit animal, she’s so cute and so soft but playing Ae Sook was a bit a nuisance for me not used to her being a bully.
Jo Byeong Gu as Lee Bong Soo
Jung Hee’s older twin brother he’s the craziest just like Kibum of Descendants Of The Sun have the guts of natural comedic guy.
Kwon Hae Yeo as Jung Hee’s Father
I don’t know his name so let’s call him Mr. Lee he is so strict like so strict with Jung Hee and Bong Soo, but there lies a secret to that. I’ll discuss it later.
Kim Sun Young as Jung Hee’s mother
Mrs. Lee is very hot tempered but you know when i finished watching the series i felt like Jung Hee’s mother is like my mom who have a lot of patience and everything in this world.
Park Ha Na as Jung Hee’s Aunt
The hardworking aunt/ cleaner/ maid who adores Jung Hee so much.
In Gyo Jin as Oh Man Sang
The teacher whom i hate the most not really because he’s a softy too.
Jung Hee’s Father – Jung Hee’s Aunt
This is what i’m talking about when i first watched the series, i was like they are always together like their father is caring for the maid but not the family itself. Then when the series ended i realized that it was a common affair.
Given that Jung Hee’s mom is old and always having the patience, Mr. Lee took the love away and gave it to Jung Hee’s aunt. I cried when the confrontation started because in my family the situation is like that (minus the affair) They are both wrong and admitted it at the end somehow.
Jung Hee’s Mother
You know she’s very patient she knows that her husband is cheating yet she’s still chilling. I love how she handled Jung Hee’s temper when she blurted out about the affair you know the concern is there; the love for the family is there because simply she wants a complete family.
When she handled JH’s Aunt, i cried a lot because i knew deep inside she was hurt too but since JH’s Aunt is young and have been lured she kept it away and even giving a savings account to her. I wish all of the woman who had been cheated on are like that, no matter how it hurts giving a chance to those who commited mistakes is the best way to release everything.
L O V E T E A M S ♡
How can i forget this.
Jung Hee x Son Jin
Let’s admit it Jung Hee first fell for Son Jin but due to the fact Jin likes Hae Joo, Jung Hee stopped what she feels for him.
Jung Hee x Bae Dong Moon
I just love the both of them from the freaking start to finish i am so impressed why does this a mini kdrama when it can be a 20 episode kdrama. They look so cute together Dong Moon never stopped until he gets Jung Hee’s heart.
Young Choon x Hae Joo
This is the most romantic part of the whole series two adult minded person twined together to love. The angst, the drama, the hate and everything all in one when it come to them.
Oh i just wish for them to go on to their life on that 1980s world.
M Y OVERALL T H O U G H T S ♡
The part i love well the kdrama gave justice to the novel, despite of having 8 episodes i felt that it has been years. Been transported back in 1980s while watching the kdrama been on the roundabout side of life, felt like not using phones and communicate more with people around me. It is such a heartwarming kdrama from the start to finish you’ll want more when you finished it actually.
I just wished this kdrama had been 20 episodes long i just want to see how everyone will grow but the ending is really satisfying and everything.
I recommend this to everyone this is 10/10 for me.
I guess that’s it! I hope you like this kdrama as much as i like it. ♡
PHOTO GALLERY ♡
JUNG HEE AND HAE JOO’S FRIENDSHIP WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
BONUS (HAE JOO X YOUNG CHOON ft. Jung Hee’s Fam)