The new upcoming KBS 2TV drama "Oh My Geum-bi" is a father-daughter drama about a man named Mo Hwi-cheol (Oh Ji-ho) who goes from being a loser to a real father as he takes care of Yoo Geum-bi (Heo Jung-eun), a 10-year-old with child's Alzheimer's. Child's Alzheimer's is an unfamiliar subject to talk about.
Jeon Ho-seong and Lee Myeong-hee explained, "The symptoms are the same as regular Alzheimer's but we decided to use this after reading an article on a rare disease called Niemman-Pick. We have heard stories of children losing their memories due to illnesses but not about children who experience old age symptoms. We thought we could write a story that explains the value of life".
What is it that this child losing her memory has, to tell us about life? "Having a lot of memories means being old and tainted by the world at the same time. The directing point of the drama is a life that disappears before it can be tainted by the world and the shock it can inflict on the lives that continue to live on.
"A defied child and a defied adult fill in each others' empty space and through "Oh My Geum-bi" we can look at time and life in a different aspect. It might be a sad story but it won't incite tears and emotions. There's happiness and realization in sadness and the drama carries a cheerful tone".
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""Oh My Geum-bi", why Child's Alzheimer's?"
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