Girls' Generation 1979

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Girls' Generation 1979
Girls' Generation 1979 poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Original title 란제리 소녀시대
Based on Lingerie Girls' Generation (란제리 소녀시대)
by Kim Yong-hee
Developed by KBS Drama Production
Written by Yoon Kyung-ah
Directed by Hong Seok-gu
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s)
  • Ahn Suk-joon
  • Lee Sung-jin
  • Min Hyun-il
  • Moon Joon-ha
  • Noh Sang-hoon
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 mins
Production company(s) FNC Add Culture[3][2]
Signal Entertainment Group[2]
Distributor KBS
Original network KBS2
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release September 11 (2017-09-11) – October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)
External links

Girls' Generation 1979[4] (Hangul란제리 소녀시대; RRLanjeri Sonyeosidae; lit. Lingerie Girls' Generation) is a South Korean television series based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Kim Yong-hee. The drama slated for eight episodes with 1970s Daegu as the backdrop. It premiered on KBS2 on September 11, 2017 and aired every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 KST.[5]


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 Sohn 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, Sohn Jin is attracted to Hye-joo. However, Hye-joo has no romantic feelings for Sohn Jin as she is interested in Joo Young-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.



A girl who is a late bloomer that has a crush on a senior boy from a neighbourhood school.
A girl who transferred from Seoul with her father. She is a smart, mature, kindhearted and a pretty girl who is the neighbour of Lee Jung-hee and happens to be in the same class as her in school. She immediately gets the attention of the neighbourhood boys.
A typical nerd who is head over heels for Lee Jung-hee and does his best to win her heart.
A former gangster who turned out to be a kindhearted and a reliable handyman in the neighbourhood. He is a hard-worker who does multiple jobs in a local pharmacy, also as a carpenter, mover and a technician to look after his young sister.
The popular, cute and handsome guy in town who is the dream guy for many girls at that time. He is the only son of a high-ranking Police officer. Despite being in the centre of attention ofmany girls' he has an unrequited crush for Park Hye-joo.
A bully who is rebellious in school that has family problems.


Jung-hee's family

Junghyeon Girls' High School

  • In Gyo-jin as Oh Man-sang, Maths teacher
  • Kim Jae-hwa as drill instructor
  • Baek Eun-kyung as Jun Hyun-hee
  • Bang Su-jin as Kim Eon-joo
  • Seo Ye-seul as Soh Eun-ja
  • Kim Soo-hyun as Kim Ki-ryeo
  • Lee Bom as Park Gwi-ja
  • Jo Mi-nyeo as Han Ma-eun


  • Ahn Bo-Hyun as Young Choon’s friend
  • Jo Duk-hyun as Hye Joo's father
  • Han Geu-rim as Unni #3
  • Jo Ah-in as Joo Aeng-cho, Young Choon's sister
  • Lee Chae-kyung as Son Jin's mother


The first script reading meeting of the cast was held on August 18, 2017 at KBS Annex Building in Yeuido, Seoul.[1]

Original soundtrack

OST Part 1

(Released September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13))

No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. "Again, We Meet" (다시 우리 만나도) Han Seung-hoon Han Seung-hoon, Kim Chang-rak, Jung Jin-wook Jaeyoon (SF9) 03:43
2. "Like You (Drama Ver.)" (반하겠어 (Drama Ver.)) Kim Cheol-min, Shin Seung-ik, Denis Seo Kim Cheol-min, Shin Seung-ik, Denis Seo HONEYST 03:51
3. "Again, We Meet" (Inst.)   Han Seung-hoon, Kim Chang-rak, Jung Jin-wook   03:43
Total length: 11:17

OST Part 2

(Released September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19))

No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. "Love Girl" (사랑소녀) Go Jin-young, Jung Jin-wook Go Jin-young, Jung Jin-wook Hyejeong (AOA) 03:41
Total length: 03:41


  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Nielsen[13]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 September 11, 2017 4.7% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 4.3% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
2 September 12, 2017 4.8% (NR) 5.3% (NR) 4.8% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
3 September 18, 2017 4.8% (NR) 5.3% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 4.6% (NR)
4 September 19, 2017 5.0% (NR) 5.8% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
5 September 25, 2017 5.0% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 4.4% (NR)
6 September 26, 2017 5.3% (NR) 5.4% (NR) 4.7% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
7 October 2, 2017 4.5% (NR) 4.8% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
8 October 3, 2017 3.8% (NR) 3.9% (NR) 3.7% (NR) 3.8% (NR)
Average 4.7% 5.1% 4.3% 4.7%

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
31st KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama
Yeo Hoe-hyun
Seo Young-joo
Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama
Best New Actress Nominated
Best Supporting Actor
In Gyo-jin
Best Supporting Actress
Kim Sun-young


  1. ^ a b "'Girls' Generation 1979' First script reading meeting is full of energy!". KBS World. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d The staff on the drama's website
  3. ^ "FNC애드컬쳐, 올 상반기 전년 동기대비 매출액 162%, 영업이익 234% 상승". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Girls' Generation 1979". KBS World. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "KBS adapts 1970s youth story Lingerie Girls' Generation". Dramabeans. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Jung, So-young (August 17, 2017). "[공식입장] 우주소녀 보나, '란제리소녀시대' 발탁..대구 여고생 변신". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "채서진, `란제리 소녀시대` 여주인공 발탁…누군가 했더니 `김옥빈 여동생`". Star MBN (in Korean). August 17, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Kwon, Young-mi (August 19, 2017). "'란제리 소녀시대' 서영주-이종현-여회현, 남주 3인방 캐스팅 확정…여심사냥". The Kookje Daily News (in Korean). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Jang, Ah-reum (August 18, 2017). "서영주X이종현X여회현, '란제리 소녀시대' 남주 3인방 확정 [공식]". News 1 (in Korean). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lingerie Girls' Generation casts Do-hee and Chae Seo-jin". Dramabeans. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Sun, Mi-kyung (August 14, 2017). "도희 측 "'란제리 소녀시대' 출연 맞다..일진 역"". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 4, 2017.

External links

  • Official website (in Korean)
  • Girls' Generation 1979 at KBS World
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