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Reply 1997 

Eung-dab-ha-ra 1997 (original title)
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.




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Series cast summary:
Sun Ah Sun Ah ...  Eun, Gak H / ... 16 episodes, 2012
Ji-won Eun Ji-won Eun ...  Do Hak-chan 16 episodes, 2012
Hoya Hoya ...  Kang Joon-hee 16 episodes, 2012
Eun-ji Jung Eun-ji Jung ...  Sung Shi-won 16 episodes, 2012
Kyung-mi Jung Kyung-mi Jung ...  Kyung-mi 16 episodes, 2012
Seon-a Kim ...  Kim Sun-ah 16 episodes, 2012
Il-hwa Lee Il-hwa Lee ...  Lee Il-hwa 16 episodes, 2012
Si-eon Lee Si-eon Lee ...  Bang Sung-jae 16 episodes, 2012
Ji-yeon No Ji-yeon No ...  Jang Dan-ji 16 episodes, 2012
In-Guk Seo ...  Yoon Yoon-jae 16 episodes, 2012
So-yul Shin ...  Mo Yoo-jung 16 episodes, 2012
Jong-ho Song Jong-ho Song ...  Yoon Tae-woong 16 episodes, 2012
Dong-il Sung ...  Sung Dong-il 16 episodes, 2012


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 boy-band H.O.T., and her 5 high school friends. Written by KimchiDrama

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Release Date:

24 July 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Answer Me 1997 See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Based on AGB Nielsen Korea, the last episode recorded 6.12% nationwide rating. See more »


Spin-off Reply 1988 (2015) See more »


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A K-drama you won't want to miss
10 January 2014 | by TychoBSee all my reviews

Every once in a while, amidst the multitudes of Korean dramas which employ all the stereotypical clichés such as Cinderella story lines, hapless women who have tear ducts the size of the Pacific Ocean, and men fighting over mates like gorillas, a show such as Reply 1997 comes along to provide viewers with a breath of fresh air. I recently undertook a marathon session of this drama after many recommendations from friends, and I don't know why I waited so long; everything about Reply 1997 is believable, relatable, and most of all entertaining. This drama will transport you to 1990's S. Korea, as several high school students wrestle with the ups and downs of life while dealing with one another. Reply 1997 will make you yearn for the good ol' days of your adolescence, as well as reminisce about the golden years of S. Korea. I guarantee that you go straight to your computer and make a playlist of most of the songs that are wonderfully woven into the drama.

Many different and surprisingly complex themes are explored in every episode; many of the experiences portrayed are those that you or someone close to you have probably gone through, and this drama recognizes that real life happens. One quip I had with Reply 1997 is that some of these themes could have been developed a little more, such as that involving Joon Hee. Another issue I could see arising is that viewers who are not familiar with the pop culture of 1990's S. Korea could have difficulty catching onto some of the references made. This is minor, however, as the top-notch acting and stellar writing more than make up for this.

Seriously, just go watch this thing. The only regret you'll have after you're done is that you won't be able to watch anymore episodes.

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