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An investigation found three-quarters of hospitals would operate only on those who had performed badly in sight tests.
Redditch and Bromsgrove in Worcestershire reported patients were waiting an average of 129 days for surgery, while NHS Chiltern in Buckinghamshire was keeping people waiting for 122 days.Out of 154 NHS authorities, 87 reported an increase in waiting times over the last three years, according to official figures released today.Some 1,992 patients at Herefordshire Community NHS Trust had to wait six months on average for surgery.It was also a digital success, receiving more than a million hits after it was made available for downloading and streaming on internet and mobile site Tving.This was attributed to the fact that Reply 1997 had aired on a cable network (pay television channel), such that several viewers were unable to watch it live.This drama served as the acting debut of Jung Eun-ji.
The '90s-set drama didn't have an original soundtrack of its own since a huge aspect of the show's mood is set with era-specific music, one of its defining characteristics.
The dialogue also uses time-specific, location-specific slang. And its smart, witty way of addressing the growing pains of its adolescent cast makes it just as relevant in the present as it was back in the late-'90s setting of its primary plot.
Audiences have lauded the show's intimacy and realism, with a sincerity that connects with people — even those outside that particular generation.
The first installment of the Reply series, it also portrays the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when first generation idol groups such as H. Set in the 1990's, "Reply 1997" follows female high high school student Shi-Won (Jung Eun-ji), who idolizes boyband H. However, due to its popularity, the 15th and 16th episodes were also aired simultaneously on Mnet, OCN, O'live, Ongamenet and On Style.
Now 33 years old, Shi Won and her friends are reviving their memories as their school reunion nears. (when her exasperated father asks what she's going to be when she grows up, her totally heartfelt answer: "I'm going to be Tony oppa's wife! Shi-won is last place in her class and has her head firmly in the clouds, but she's also forthright and sassy.
Their message is overcoming in the face of adversity and a glimpse of a world without hate, greed, anger, and strife, a message the world desperately needs to heed.