Reply 1997, Bring Memory Back to '90s

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Korean Drama with title "Reply 1997" or also known as "Answer Me 1997" exactly stories of life '80s generations, that have their Senior High School in 1997. For me as generations '90s, there are 8 years gap, when the stories talk about High Scool student, I still at elementary school. But this era I was born and also have the same time, so not too difficult to understand.

Actually I prefer J-Drama better than, because K-Drama always have long episode. But, this drama that catch my interest, so I watch it until the end.

The genre of this drama is comedian, romantic, filmed with present-past plot. At first, I didn't realize about the flashback plot and confused me, but then I can follow the story, serious but also sometimes I laugh loudly. The backsound of "goat" indicated that something odd and you must laugh :D

When I search in Google, I found a little information about this drama, the synopsis I cann't found. So I realize to write down an article as contribution. Also I don't mind how to write synopsis, cause thare are more flash back -_-

Actually (in my opinion), this drama center of story is a relationship between Sung Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) for sharing their life since they were born. Then, Sung Shi Won has best friend Mo Yoo Jung (Shin So Yool), and also Yoon Yoon Jae have three best friends Kang Joon Hee (Hoya), Bang Sung Jae (Lee Shin Un) and comes later Do Hak Chan (Eun Ji Won). There are six main cast in this drama.

Shi Won and Yoon Jae's parent were also best friends, their home in the same neighbourhood. Since they were born, they always together, as friend and also as enemy. One day Yoon Jae's parent passed a way because of accident (not clearly described), so Tae Woong (Yoon Jae older brother) must take care of Yoon Jae. Cause of the relationship between this two family, sometimes Yoon Jae and Tae Woong play in Shi Won home and treated as her part family. Yoon Jae and Shi Won often go to school and back home together, fighting as always. Yoon Jae is the smart student, contrast with Shi Won, cool, be admired by most of girls in his school, but weak in front of Shi Won and often be bullied. Shi Won is kind of extreme fan of famous group band at that time, HOT, especially Tony Ahn, the member group, that will fight for her idol, and she was the Vice President for Busan HOT fans club.

Time goes by, they were grow up, in the 2nd Years of High School Yoon Jae fallen in love with Shi Won, but Shi Won didn't aware. Yoo Jung also have a crush with Yoon Jae. Shin Won very close with Joon Hee at that time, and that make Yoon Jae jealous. Actually Yoon Jae and Joon Hee were friends of the table, they both smart, but Yoon Jae the smartest. Then Hak Chan dating Yoo Jung, but they always have problems. Sung Jae, always the talkative one.

After national exam, D-day, Yoon Jae plans to confess to Shi Woon, but 10 minnutes before, he knows that his brother, Tae Woong also fallen love with Shi Won so he cancelled. This is the main critical that will brig many stories then.
Yoon Jae and Shi Won Big Family
Senior High School
Trip in Senior High School

Beuh, he so weak.. He was work hard for searching a puppy that look like him just for Shi won, but after he got it, he cancelled his plan. Then, Shi Won dating with Tae Woong for short time, before Shi Won realize that Yoon Jae love her.

They were moved to Seoul. Yoon Jae took Law as a major, and Joon Hee took medical in the same university, Seoul National University, and also they share room. Shi Won also goes to University because her ability in writing, then she become a script writer. Yoo Jung found her passion as kindergarten teacher, Hak Chan goes to Hawaii, and Sung Jae work in the countryside as public service.

Watch Football Match together at Shi Won home
Five year later, Yoon Jae meet again with Shi Won without plan in the coffee shop, then they have conversations. Shi Won ask Yoon Jae if he has a girlfriend, he accepted that he has one. Shi Won doubt it and called Joon Hee by phone, Yoon Jae shocked and make an excuse for his statement before. "Are you kidding?", said Shi Woon. In the apartment, Yoon Jae ask why doesn't Joon Hee says that he has one and keep arguing for blaming Joon Hee. After Yoon Jae be calm, then Joon Hee says "Are you a judge?", he answered that Yoon Jae has one, but why suddenly Yoon Jae denying his self? So, who's wrong then? Yoon Jae yelled as a crazy boy, hhhahaha (this is one scene that make me laugh a lof :D)

One day, Yoon Jae hearing the conversation between Joon Hee and Shi Won in the stair of hospital. Knowing the big secret that actually Joon Hee like him (having crush), then he remembered all the time with Joon Hee. In the same place at different time, Yoon Jae make up with Shi Won. Also, Tae Woong hears phone conversation between Joon Hee and Shi Won that Yoon Jae and Shi Won both love each other.

Then, in the reunion, Tae Woong was one candidate of president election, also his wife is president for TVXQ fans club. Yoo Jung and Hak Chan announce that they will get married, Shi Won and Yoon Jae was married and now she pregnat for their 2nd baby, Sung Jae work for health insurance and still single. I don't sure with Joon Hee, is he have a couple or still single, because in the end, someone that picking his up not showed if men or woman.

Reunion 2012
This drama is about friendship in main point, then for Yoon Jae and Shi Won case that become first love, then become couple, then become husband and wife, how nice it. I like their both of their relationship, always fight each other, but that is the way they love each other. For enjoying this drama, I laugh a lot, also I apreciate because was interesting. Bring me back in to 90's memory, when IMF crisis at 1998 (very different situation in Indonesia at that time), also transformed of technology from home telephone, radio pager, then handphone, also smartphone. Radio cassette, and tamagotchi that I didn't have, but I always play with my aunt's tamagotchi.

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