Netflix’s Hello Me Episode 1 Recap: Old Meets New

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Hello Me is a South Korean TV series starring Kim Young-kwang, Choi Kang-hee, Eum Moon-seok and Kim Yoo-mi. The series is based on the 2011 novel Fantastic Girl by Kim Hye-jung. Hello Me episode 1 is directed by Lee Hyeon-Suk.

Hello Me episode 1 recap

What do you do when everything that you thought you’d be 20 years from 17 crashed and burnt – badly? That’s what Hello Me episode 1 starts off with. Actually, it starts off with Bahn Ha-ni in a squid costume selling squid chips and if you thought that’s a recipe for disaster, well, you’d be right.

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Bahn Ha-ni is having the worst day of her life – a kid eats the chips that she’s promoting for her company and has a horrifying allergic reaction. The mother decides to sue and her boss isn’t happy. On her way to apologise to the customer, she is escorted by the police and thrown in jail because she didn’t pay heed to their summons regarding a slander case. Additionally, she is ditched by her date and spills wine on an expensive jacket that she was planning to return.

We also meet Han Yu-hyeon, a rich spoilt playboy who gets thrown out of his house by his father. He’s a good-for-nothing who hasn’t really grown up, inspite of being 30. When his father throws him out with only his underwear, he is picked up by the police and thrown in jail. Coincidentally, he lands up in the cell next to Bahn Ha-ni. Later on, the two meet again during her date. Are these mere coincidences or is there something more to it than meets the eye?

Hello Me episode 1
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I mean, that’s a lot of things for a person to go through in a day, right? Hello Me episode 1 is a light-hearted start to the series. We look at both the protagonists’ lives in-depth and understand why they do what they do. We especially look at Bahn Ha-ni’s life as a teenager when she was completely different and her future looked bright. However, what we focus most on is how her life turned from bright and hopeful to where she is today. It gives us a good introduction to what lies ahead.

Hello Me episode 1 is humorous at places and is extremely dramatic most of the time. You’ll feel pity for the 37-year-old Bahn Ha-ni and feel bad to see how different it is from what she had envisioned it to be. Although it’s not extremely funny, it’s still engaging, especially when it future Ha-ni meets teenager Ha-ni!

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Hello Me episode 1 is streaming on Netflix.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Overall

SUMMARY

Hello Me episode 1 is a light-hearted start to the series and leaves much room to grow and improve.
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1 COMMENT

  1. Why did you skate over how the mother of the child wasn’t even watching him and was letting him wander in a store that gives free samples of food. No mother of a child with food allergies who actually cares does this. Then she blames a complete stranger
    – who knows nothing of his food allergies – for feeding her son food that he took for himself and ate himself. Why is this funny?

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