16 January 2016
| 93% |
6 November 2015
| Answer Me 1988
PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Television, PaekSang Arts Award for Best Television Director
Park Bo‑gum, Hyeri, Ryu Jun‑yeol, Go Kyung‑pyo, Ryoo Hye‑yeong
Reply, Reply 1997, Reply 1994, Love in the Moonlight, Guardian: The Lonely and Great
Reply 1988 (Hangul: 응답하라 1988; RR: Eungdapara 1988) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Ryu Jun-yeol and Lee Dong-hwi. Set in the year 1988, it revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood of Ssangmun-dong, Dobong District, Northern Seoul. It aired every Friday and Saturday from November 6, 2015, to January 16, 2016, on tvN at 7:50 (KST) for 20 episodes.
Reply 1988 is the third installment of tvN's Reply series. It received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.
Lee Hye-ri as Sung Duk-seon/Sung Soo-yeon
Reply 1988 Wikipedia
The middle child of her family, she is infamously ranked 999th in school and is the only girl in their group of five neighborhood friends
Park Bo-gum as Choi Taek
A genius Go player who is mostly quiet and struggles with simple day-to-day tasks.
Go Kyung-pyo as Sung Sun-woo
A student council president, caring brother and dependable son to his family
Ryu Jun-yeol as Kim Jung-hwan
Stoic and sarcastic, he grumbles a lot and loves soccer
Lee Dong-hwi as Ryu Dong-ryong
Loves dancing and singing, he is wise beyond his age
Reply 1988 marked the third collaboration between director Shin Won-ho, screenwriter Lee Woo-jung and actors Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa after Reply 1997 (2012) and Reply 1994 (2013). Kim Sung-kyun, who co-starred in 1994 also joined the cast. The first script-reading was held on August 2015. Choi Taek, played by Park Bo-gum, was loosely based on the real-life Go player, Lee Chang-ho.
Unlike the previous Reply series, 1988 focused more on filial bond than romance between characters with director Shin saying that most of the story was about family, and only a small fraction was about Duk-seon’s love.
"...during filming, nothing is to interfere with the development of the main story. So, right from the beginning, we have already decided that Deoksun will end up together with Taek eventually."
-Director Shin Won-ho at the 22nd Shanghai Television Festival, 2016
Like its predecessors, the soundtrack for Reply 1988 also consists of remakes of old songs.This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).
The series set a record by receiving over 200 million cumulative views within a month of its official online premiere in China.