This scene rocks my world.
This scene may just be my favorite scene this year.
2012 has been rough. Some days it’s hard to smile; many days I forget that I’m supposed to be loony about kdramas. On days that I do remember, I struggle to regain the affection I once possessed in abundance. “It’s just a show. It’s all make-believe. Nothing about it is real.” Whereas in the past I would shove such thoughts away, increasingly I’ve allowed them to stick around and fester.
But this scene in Answer Me 1997. It tore a hole in the wall that I had erected; it reminded me afresh that one reason I loved my kdramas so much was their ability to make me laugh and cry, to move me in unexpected ways. A girl feels betrayed by her best friend because the latter has secretly become a fan of a boy band that the girl dislikes. As if things can’t get any more rotten, the girl is given a tongue-lashing and a ghastly barber job by her father who’s incensed that his daughter is languishing at the bottom of her class. Going to school with her father’s handiwork on display for all to gawk at, the girl walks down the hallway and sees someone waiting for her. It’s her best friend. With the same hairdo.
Of course I cried. And then I did something I hadn’t done in a long while: I screencapped and screencapped. When I was done I ran all the way here to tell you.