Hit the Top

Hit the Top (2017)

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Lee Ji Hoon and Choi Woo Seung are two childhood friends who also happen to be preparatory students for the civil service exam, although Ji Hoon has a secret dream to be a singer and songwriter. One day they meet Yoo Hyun Jae, a 90s popular but problematic member of a popular idol group, who accidentally travel through time to the year 2017 from the year 1993. Thus, begin the story of read morepassion, love, and friendship among 20s youth in the entertainment industry.

  • Native title:

    최고의 한방
  • Also Known as:

    The Big Blow; Choegoui Hanbang; Greatest One Shot; The Best Hit; Best Punch;

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25 days ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This was one of the best drama I have ever watched, if not the best. Light but at the same time quite complicated. It definitely was The Best Hit.

First of all there is a plotline. It started off pretty weak but quickly got better. It was funny, it balanced well between cliche and innovation. The most important thing is it was totally enjoyable. There was not even a moment I got read more bored, I barely skipped anything in this drama. Characters were well developed, even side characters had their story that explained their actions and behaviour. And the relations between them! Something beautiful. Especially good was bonding between Lee Sun Tae and his granddaughter Mal Sook. The humoristic aspect was ideal. I love how they did so many parodies and at the same time managed to make more dramatic plot. No exaggerated plot-twists. I like how they made us think it is going to be predictable but they did something totally new and refreshing. Even the ending was good and it's hard for me to like the ending as well.

Casting was the best thing that could have ever happened to this drama. All those cameos were so good! For those who watch 1n2d they were even more enjoyable. I really liked Deokhwa in this drama as well as his character's granddaughter. Yoon Shi Yoon did great in portraying his characters and changes in him. I want to praise Cha Eun Woo too - he did really good. Hong Kyung Min managed to act so good it had me wondered why did he not pursue his acting career. He was the real scene stealer in this drama. Special mention to Lee Han Seo who made this drama even more approachable. Not to mention Cha Tae Hyun - it is undoubtedly difficult to do both acting and directing, yet he managed to do exceptionally well in both.

When it comes to directing it would be a huge mistake to forget about Yoo Ho Jin. It was his first drama and he did a really good job. I think it wouldn't be an exaggeration to call him a genius. I am really looking forward for his upcoming projects.

I can't say much about the music in this drama, it's pretty ordinary, nothing's out of order. I do want to say I really like T-ara's song and it weirdly matches this drama well. Also it really bugged me that the instrumental of Yoon Mirae's song is pretty much the same as her previous work in Descendants of the Sun.

Summing up, it was quite a journey. I can't say that as a fan of 1n2d I'm not biased towards this drama team but I tried my best to give an objective opinion. The only thing I hated about this drama is the beginning. I even thought about not watching it and hanged on just because of the cast. And I do not regret this decision.
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25 days ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Uum this drama is ddabong!, the story is very refreshing and unpredictable. It's so funny like hell. I lost count how many times i have laughed for this show. This drama is good to cheer you up during tough times in life. Heavy drama could make you think harder and feel nervous, but this drama makes you feel younger because of the comedy. The 90's style is also very nostalgic. It's a read more journey about an ex-idol who learns about life through his family in the future. He learns to be a responsible adult eventually. It has many aspects, not only talking about one person's life but also the whole characters life, what their dreams, their hardwork to achieve it, a delayed dream that has been swallowed because of uncertainty, etc.

Acting is great especially for hyun jae aka da bong. Cha tae hyun always does a great job. Grandpa is so lovely. Mal sok is cute and funny. Their family may not be perfect but they love each other.

Music is ok.

Rewatch: I have re-watched a few funny episodes.

Overall: a very satisfying drama, good job.


Ending is not logical but it has happy ending, so i am ok.
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Make a Recommendation More recs (3)Recommendations

Both about youth, friendship and rooftops!
Hit the Top is more about achieving dreams (and time travels), while BITFT it's about overcoming hardships.
plus, both starred Kim Min Jae
Recommended by HamelinSong
- Similar plot with MJ and Crude Play
- Main lead is a song writer
- I like the romance in both but TLHL has more sweet romance scenes
Recommended by Ahe

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    ChikaDiska 7 hours ago - edited

    Can someone tell me who is Jihoon's mom and about Malsook, what is her relationship with Kwang Jae? Is she his daughter?
    I didn't watch it till end because I can't stand to see Hyun Jae-Woo Seung pairing and I don't bother to watch because I only want to know those two things. I hope someone will answer my question, thank you ^^

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    Sanida 2 days ago - edited

    Bad writing... Even though it's Sci-Fi it's still bugged me how unrealistic entire story was and how they ended it without any logic.

    This was one big commercial for me! Writers spent all their writing talent trying to incorporate hundreds of products they had to plug and trying to make sense of so many cameos actor/comedians/singers which seemed overwhelming, that in the end the story was in the background and all my focus was on distracting cameos and products placements.

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      Gee 11 hours ago - edited

      I don't think it was meant to be realistic though. The drama leaned into the comedic genre, and I think the time travelling was just there to let the comedy fall in place. I wasn't that distracted to the cameos and to the products since it kind of worked well with the scene. Although, I may not entirely call the ending "without any logic", but the ending was off. There were more questions I had for this drama. Overall, I loved this drama for a person who's more into non-comedy dramas. This comedy drama was one of the best I've watched.

      P.S I think most kdramas have bad endings lol.

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    namopanik 2 days ago - edited
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    Anrycor 4 days ago

    I´ve just finished this... Such a great drama! Now I don´t know what to watch next. Can someone please recommend me something?

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    anisstomoe 4 days ago

    best comedy romance drama..luv it so much..>_<

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    XerylleVien 6 days ago - edited

    does anybody know where to watch the prologue?
    the one where kim junho and kim jongmin narrated the episode?

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    Anna 7 days ago - edited

    Wow, this stuff is awesome! I'm only at ep.03 but I'm already uncontrollably enthusiastic :DDD Hope it will be this good all the way.

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    Somach 11 days ago - edited
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      Lala_Chi 9 days ago

      Agree,I don't know,I liked the drama but something was off for me.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 7 days ago

      Maybe because you liked Ji Hoon more than Hyun Jae, In my case I loved Hyun Jae (YSY) more so I felt ok and really loved the show. :)

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      Gee 11 hours ago

      Same. lmao. I loved Hyun Jae more. I even thought Ji Hoon was getting annoying lol sorry Dx

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    Rirou 11 days ago - edited

    On the 22nd ep and getting bored does it worth a second try ??

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      NabilAhmed 11 days ago

      Major progress on relationships from around ep 23~26 if I remember right. Loved the drama man you should continue!

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      Rirou 11 days ago

      Okey ,thank u i think that i will give it another chance btw i am a girl

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    LukasQ 13 days ago

    aw, i'm gonna miss everyone

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    0range3yes 14 days ago - edited
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      elvirad 14 days ago

      Errr, spoiler button, please?

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 7 days ago
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    Fenvear 17 days ago

    Light, but heartwarming drama. Love it and will definitely rewatch it someday <3

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    Heathenkitties 17 days ago - edited

    Ending was disappointing. I had some unanswered questions.

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    Kristana 18 days ago
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    flarofl 18 days ago

    I thought this would be boring and cliche.. but NO.. this one is very entertaining and fun! Enjoy this very much , i didnt even realize that it d been already eps 30 while marathoning this series :) 10/10


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jun 2, 2017 to Jul 22, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
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  • Duration:

    30 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 2,209 users)
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