The decisive reason that the remake of drama M, which is scary even now, is being delayed, is because of’stopping pregnancy’.

“Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. Because now he is going to do something very cruel to someone. Did’he’s eyes turn green? If so, you are sure.

According to Dr. Choi Jae-min (Lee Young-hoo) in the first episode, he is the owner of such a violent power that he tore three strong men like paper. They even threw an adult man out of 10 meters. What is “he”? “I am back to pay the debt I owe you. I am… You guys have shredded my body. Now it’s your turn. It will make you taste more pain than the body being shredded.” (Episode 6) Ahhhhhh!

It is (M), a drama that even appeared in the subtitle of caution (Episode 7), saying, “Pregnant women or the elderly should refrain from watching”. It is the first SF thriller drama in Korea that aired in (MBC) in 10 episodes from August 1st to 30th, 1994.

In the days when the summer cool special feature was about a ghost story like , a multi-personal protagonist appeared by grafting social+scientific materials called memory molecules of aborted children. The superpower of telekinesis made us tremble every Monday and Tuesday night, such as infectious disorder.

Eunha Shim CG due to color lens allergy

Hong-gu Lee, who wrote , said in a telephone interview with on the 13th, “After twists and turns, I gave birth to .” “The Cultural Broadcasting Drama Bureau said that (SBS) is working with author Kim Soo-hyun in August, so prepare something to fight against. How do you beat Baekjeon Baekseung’s Kim writer at that time? So, if you differentiate yourself with the story of Poongwoon-ah, the world of fists that male viewers will like with different target audiences, you will not be able to beat Kim, but an opinion came out about how much viewer ratings will come out.”

However, he suggested the SF genre that he usually wanted to do because he thought that if he couldn’t win, he would try to take an unconventional challenge. Having succeeded in several children’s SFA dramas, such as , he wanted to challenge the adult SFA products, so he collected related materials.

When I submitted the synopsis, feedback came right away. It’s fun? “Are you crazy? Hahaha. Everyone shook their heads saying that they couldn’t broadcast such absurd stories.” However, if the lead PD in charge of Choi Jong-soo at the time was going to lose anyway, he actively recommended it, asking for an adventure, and was born after twists and turns.

From the day after episode 1, the reaction was explosive. Average audience rating 38.6%. The last episode itself has the highest rating of 52.5%, and is ranked 20th in the history of Korean dramas. In addition to winning the writer Kim Soo-hyun’s Farewell, he also had the best performance among the 1994 films.

Author Hong-koo Lee recalled, “As soon as episode 1 went out, the story of extension came out.” At that time, there was an eight-part miniseries. also started with an eighth episode, and even talked about doing 10 more episodes. However, as there are many time-consuming tasks such as special make-up and computer graphics (CG), it has been increased to two times as much as possible, making it a 10-part work. What more stories could have come out if it had been extended to part 18? After the drama ended, the author also released as two novels.

Virus warning, homosexual code… A drastic attempt

If you look at again now, there are many points ahead that you didn’t know at the time. Until now, I only thought of it as an anti-abortion drama, but the fact that the fear of the virus was first warned 27 years ago seems new in the current era of Corona 19.

The virus host M infects humans with the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus through kisses. The first infected person, Park Woon-cheol (Lee Dong-shin), an obstetrician and gynecologist, melts the skin and turns into a ugly appearance. At that time, the patients lying in quarantine in the hospital room felt unrealistic, but the appearance of a virus with a high mortality rate like seems to be a long time ago, so now I am afraid.

Regarding the reason for setting the epidemic, writer Hong-koo Lee said, “I was thinking of a way to grow a plate for a large number of unspecified people while M was runaway. At that time, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed half of the country’s population. It’s fatal enough to die within 7 to 8 days, but I wanted to show what would happen if a virus fell into a civilized society without being prepared.” In episode 6, such lines actually appear. After infecting Dr. Fromm, M said, “Sooner or later humans will be extinct. The end will come by virus, not nuclear.”

The homosexual code that comes out outright is also surprising. M, the memory molecule of another fetus in Marie’s body from birth, is a male. He loves Kim Eun-hee (Kim Ji-soo), who is unparalleled in the world. To Eunhee, who came to her in episode 5, M kisses her cheek while pretending to be Marie. In episode 6, she reveals her identity as M and tries to kiss him saying, “What I want is you.” In episode 9, M tries to kiss Eun-hee, who has come to save people.

M is a man, but the actor who plays is simple. The homosexual code is openly revealed. These days, this is a scene that would have been deleted or expressed indirectly. Now society is more advanced than then, but has broadcasting been in decline? When asked, writer Hong-koo Lee gave an interesting answer. “At that time, there was no concept of homosexuality, so no one pointed out, so it was broadcast as it is. It just came out that there were too many kissing scenes.” “I thought it could look homosexual, but it was a necessary scene.”

feels like a’special drama,’ a collection of all the charms of Shim Eun-ha’s appearances so far. It starts with the innocent figure of ballet once, and when it shows his high school days, ‘Da-seul’ comes to mind, and 8 years later, when he comes back as Juri and puts on dark lipstick and reveals his cold personality, the charm of pampatal stands out.

In a way, is also the work that made Eunha Shim now. Two weeks after filming, and two weeks left, he faces a crisis with a scandal. Author Hong-koo Lee said, “The broadcaster asked me to change actors, but I and PD pushed me that I couldn’t change even if this drama was overturned.” “After two weeks of filming, the face with good and evil, both sides matched the role very well. It was a great actor.” As soon as the first broadcast was released, the controversy went into the surprising acting. shined with Eunha Shim, and Eunha Shim existed with .

Controversy and remake of pregnancy termination

I have read all the time so far,’No, why don’t you talk about the most important thing while talking about ?’ There may be people who are wondering. I’m going to do it now. It’s about stopping pregnancy.

In fact, the reason became a hot topic at the time in 1994 was that the opinion of’anti-abortion’ was strongly revealed. Marie’s mother was a daughter after fetal sex discrimination at the 4th month of pregnancy and failed to undergo abortion surgery (Part 1), and M’s mother thought it was revenge to get rid of his veins when a man informed her of the breakup. At that time, the idea of ​​a boy’s preference was so serious that the line of “abortion” of a daughter was “a son’s preference, an oriental way of thinking” (Episode 1) appeared in a straightforward way. .

The drama was evaluated as sounding a warning bell in the world of life-thinking trends, such as sending out a sermon by a priest who criticized such behavior as “a slaughter of an organism from which life began without remorse”. Author Hong-koo Lee said, “I accidentally saw an ultrasound picture of an abortion. It felt like the fetus was avoiding it because the tool got into my eyes. I was just sad. At least once, I wanted to release the unborn baby’s mind with a drama.”

Now, 27 years later, the world has changed. Article 269 (1) of the Criminal Code (Self-Abortion) and Article 270 (1) of the Criminal Code (Personal Abortion), which have banned the suspension of pregnancy for about 66 years since its enactment in 1953, were in effect on April 11, 2019 by the Constitutional Court Disappeared. There were criticisms of the’neglect strategy’ as the government put forward a position of’maintaining part of abortion crimes’, but there has been a growing awareness that the suspension of pregnancy is deeply related to women’s right to self-determination.

There is another reason for choosing as his first masterpiece in 2021. In fact, it leaves many points to think about, such as changes in perceptions related to abortion, but what the drama truly says is the power of love. “All evil can be healed with love” “If love is extreme, the devil’s heart can move” (Ep. 9) or “Where there is love, there cannot be evil” “The only way to make evil into good is love “No” (Episode 10) is constantly talking. And the drama emphasizes to live nicely. M Eun-hee and Marie’s older sister Park Soo-kyung (Kim Eun-suk) do not want to hurt. Why? “Because they are the nicest people”. 2021, let’s love and live nicely.


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