Good or bad, at least the production of upcoming tvN drama Answer Me 1988 visually nail the late 1980’s sartorial style (or lack thereof). Those looking for a drama that delivers eye candy best be forewarned to the proliferation of bobs, high waisted pants, and members only type track jackets. I adore charming throwback stories, but sadly have to keep my expectations low with this one thanks to the casting of abysmally bad actress Hyeri as the female lead.
If this is the drama where she suddenly knows how to act then I’ll be thrilled since my desire for a good drama vastly outweighs any “I told you so” sentiments should Hyeri end up sucking as usual. She is selling the 80’s girl look without any airs i.e. trying to be pretty. Male leads Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Pyo still look adorable even all dorkified, and with their acting chops it’ll be fun to watch them embody the 80’s earnestness. So far AM1988 looks just fine and that’s definitely a good place to start changing my mind.