Lee Jung Hee is the second daughter of a family who owns a lingerie factory. She leads a group of teenage girls, whom they have chaotic adventures together. She meets Bae Dong Moon through a group date and Dong Moon immediately falls for her. However, Jung Hee has a crush on Son Jin who is a cute looking senior student of a boys school and begins to follow him around to draw his attention.
Then one day, Park Hye Joo who is a transfer student from Seoul joins their class and becomes the center of attention, creating jealousy and friction among the heroine and her friends. Despite Jung Hee's attention, Son Jin is attracted to Hye Joo. However, Hye Joo has no romantic feelings for Son Jin as she is interested in Joo Yeong Choon who is an ex-gangster now turned to a local handy-man.
It's the story of their growing friendship, as the heroine and the new girl starts to bond despite the initial rivalry. There's also a darker side to the story, with a mystery surrounding an increasing number of sexual assaults in the city. And at the local toy factory, female workers begin disappearing one by one.
Where to Watch Girls' Generation 1979
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I really loved the story. I love this old-school themed stories, so it was for me. It's based on 1979 time period and I love that time set in here. Plus the Deagu dialect is really nice to hear, something different from Seoul dialect we are used to hear.
It has 'Reply series' vibe to it - probably heard that from a lot of people - which is true (I started to watch the Reply series because of this drama).
It's a text book story of coming to age and first love and crushes. And it truly is about girl generation - but not that Girl Generation - we can see Jung Hee and Hee Joo who are in their teens, her mother, Auntie, number 3 all this woman, in different age group of that time fighting their own problems and facing them.
And it is about girls in different generation coming together.
The boys are here, but they help to make the girls look more stronger, not the other way around.
Though it doesn't stop being just about the characters either. It shows - glimpse of it at least - how the people used to live that time, things that shaped our culture into something that we see now. And you can see how much we have changed. And how much we haven't.
Plus you can ship anyone with anyone. You can try the drama, just to see if your's makes to the end or not. (Mine did!)
The actors are all new to me. But I liked Bona. She maked Lee Jung Hee more relatable to me. Love Chae Seo Jin.
Have a crush of Lee Jong Hyun and Seo Young Joo.
I don't know about others but I really liked Do Hee's performance as Shim Ae Sook. To see her character grow like that, it was really satisfying. I really liked that.
The OST's in it's self are nice. But it has some of the top 1970's song in it, both Korean and English. And it makes you feel that old time vibe. Love that.
Some of the moments in this drama are my favorite, so I'm going to re-watch those and probably the whole thing too. Cause why not?
It's a nice drama. It's short but the story end's perfectly with it's self. In the end it gives 'complete' feeling. And I can imagine the rest of the story in my mind. It's a really cool drama. Do watch it!!
Though the leads, male female both are quite young but they bring justice to the role that they portrayed in the drama. It's a short drama of only 8 episode but it will make you witness the roller coaster journey of love, infatuation, betrayal and true friendship. It will make you smile and cry at same time. It was worth watching and I hope the writers keeps making such amazing dramas. Even though it was a short of only 8 episodes, it doesn't wrap everything in a haste rather it focuses on life of every character involved in the drama and end them beautifully. Everything from the plot to the acting and the soundtrack was beautifully done and will give you the feels of 70s. Worth watching!