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Who is real model of character in drama ‘Answer Me 1994’

Who is real model of character in drama ‘Answer Me 1994’

Posted December. 30, 2013 04:52,   


“Was character Garbage a real figure?”

“Answer Me 1994” on tvN, had a grand finale on Saturday by posting the highest viewership (11.9 percent) for a drama aired on Cable TV channels in Korea ever. Kim Jae-joon, the husband of main character Na-jeong (played by Goh A-ra), whose identity remained a puzzle to the last minute, was found to be “Garbage (played by Jeong Woo).” As the conclusion has been revealed, rumors circulated that the real figure for “Garbage” is Prof. Kim Jae-joon, chief of the Center for Health Promotion (internal medicine) at Samsung Medical Center, who has the same name as the character in the hit drama. Prof. Kim was the figure who had early diagnosis of stomach cancer in singer Kim Tae-won and conducted surgery in “Qualifications of Men” on KBS TV, when this entertainment show was produced by producer Shin Won-ho and written by scriptwriter Lee Woo-jeong. For this reason, netizens believed that “From the beginning, Kim Jae-joon in the drama was the medical doctor ‘Garbage’.”

Some raised the possibility that “Garbage could be a medical doctor at Severance Hospital, by taking into consideration that he was a Class 90 of Yonsei University college of medicine and achieved outstanding academic performance.”

Yonsei University Severance Hospital picked Prof. Han Seung-hwan, an orthopedist at Gangnam Severance Hospital, as the real figure who is most similar to ‘Garbage’ in the drama. Han is Class 90 and hails from Seoul, but lived in Sanho-dong in Masan City, South Gyeongsang Province, Garbage’s hometown in the drama, during his elementary school years. He also reportedly had the nickname “Garbage” during his college years. Han said, “At the time, people would call ‘Garbage’ medical students who liked to hang around unlike other ordinary medical students. There were several people who were nicknamed ‘Garbage’ among my classmates.”