October 29, 2012

Drama review: Reply 1997

I've just finished watching this drama a few minutes ago and all I could say is I like this drama a lot. I always envy anyone who has their childhood friends as their first love and then got married. This drama does it that way. At first I was bored when I watched the first episode but I managed to continue watching it after listening to my friend's suggestion. It's about a group of friends consist of 2 girls and 4 boys in their high school time at Busan. The plot is going back and forth from 1997 to 2012. They give the hint about the ending but it wont be understand unless you've watched the last episode. Sung Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) are childhood friends. Their fathers are bestfriend but later on Yoon Jae's father died and left only he and his brother then Shi Won's parents start taking care of them. Shi Won is a devoted fan of H.O.T and his father hates it a lot. The story will involve on their high school life and their future meeting where they're holding a reunion. Another trouble come when Yoon Jae's brother also likes Shi Won. One of its plus point is they use Busan dialect in this drama while usually korean dramas are using Seoul accent. Many people also praise Seo In Guk and Eun Ji because their acting are really good although this is their first drama. Reply 1997 is really cute and innocent and the most important is realistic which is possible to happen in real life. How I wish I have this kind of story *sobs*

This drama will focus on the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when idol groups took center stage and K-pop was blossoming. It tells the story of 6 former high school friends from a school in Busan who meet again in 2012 and brings back memories to 1997 when they were still high school students. Moving back and forth between the ’90s and today, the story centers on the life of Sung Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji), who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends.

Note: dont be shock when you search about the rating. It's only 4-5% but it's equal to 25-30% on basic channels. This drama aired in a cable tv and the rating is consider really high since usually cable tv drama is only 1-2%.

'We started as childhood friends and became first loves then as a couple and now as a husband and wife.'

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