Here is a movie familiar to all of us. One of the many reasons that made me love this movie is its effect on us as a team. I believe that through this movie, we’ve all become closer, as we found out our liking for that cute kid, that kind of humor, and that movie genre.
Speedy Scandal tells an unusual story of a selfish radio personality in his late 30’s who lived like a bachelor, until he receives a radio caller whose life story makes his radio program rack up in ratings. He unwittingly weaves himself into the life story of the radio caller by giving her advice, and things become complicated when he realizes that he is the main source of the caller’s problem, as he is the long lost father the caller (a young single mom) has been trying to get in touch with. This makes him a grandfather when he’s not even 40, and Nam can’t live with that as he thinks he is a radio star, and his reputation is very important to him.
Rache, this will be the first time we ask you to respond, just for us to know if you’re really reading this blog. Here’s the instruction: I am going to write my 5 favorite moments in this movie, and you will respond by typing your own 5 in the comments section.
#1: The opening credits – how I wish I lived in his house, where everything is organized and functional. And how I wish I thought of and made that opening credit. Now it makes me want to make one for our lip dub.
#2: Ki-dong acting as a spy who eavesdropped on the principal, in order to get to know her better. He then passes the info to Nam, and in return, Ki-dong gets whatever he wants.
#3: The first night his daughter and grandson stayed in his condo – Nam didn’t listen to his daughter Hwang Jeong-nam when she said that her son Hwang Ki-dong sleep walks. Nam had to learn it the hard way when Ki-dong sleep walked on him in the kitchen one silent night.
#4: Nam and Ki-dong playing Go-Stop – when Nam wanted so desperately to win over Ki-dong, he resorted to cheating. And when Ki-dong caught him, pshhhhhh!
#5: The ending – who doesn’t like singing at the end of a comedy film? Especially if the song is Katrina and the Waves’s “Walking on Sunshine”? And we see how the whole family is musically inclined, with Nam on lead guitar, Jeong-nam on vocals, and Ki-dong on keyboard. All in all, it’s not a bad ending for a light hearted film.
Laughter is the best medicine, they say. And in your down moments, you can depend on this movie to lift up your spirit. I mean just look at this face, really. 🙂
P.S. Now go write your own 5 moments 😉