Reply 1997 is a 2012 drama and has has garnered praise from audiences and critics for being well-researched, refreshing, genuine, and full of humour and heart. The last episode had the highest rating ever for a cable channel.
Sung Shi-won acted by Jung Eun-ji, Yoon Yoon-jae acted by Seo In-guk, Kang Joon-hee acted by Hoya, Mo Yoo-jung acted by Shin So-yul, Do Hak-chan acted by Eun Ji-won and Bang Sung-jae acted by Lee Shi-un are best friends in high school.
Shi-won is a big fan of HOT. She got the last position in her class and when her father asked what she want to be next time. Her answer is “Tony’s wife”. She always sneaked out secretly to participate in HOT activities. She will get super angry whenever her father called HOT as “monkeys”.
Yoon-jae is neighbour of Shi-won and they grew up together since young. He is a smart boy and got first in his class. Since Yoon-jae’s parents passed away when he was young, Shi-won’s parents treated him as their son and he frequently spend his time at Shi-won’s house. Yoon-jae started to like Shi-won when they are in high school.
Joon-hae is the best friend of Yoon-jae. They rented a flat and stayed together since their university days and even after they start working. However, he like Yoon-jae.
Yoo-jung is the best friend of Shi-won. Yoo-jung is known for falling in love at the drop of a hat. Every day it’s someone new, whether idols or real boys. In the end, she become couple with Hak-chan.
Huk-chan lived in Seoul but transferred to Seoul when his father got posted to work in Busan. He is good in sports and has an enviable porn collection, but his one weakness is actually girls.
Bang Sung-jae is the mile-a-minute talker and one-man rumour mill of the group.
I really like this drama because this drama uses flash-back from the time when they are high school students to the time when they had started working. The flash-back really trigger my curiosity to what will happen next especially the part to whom does Shi-won marry to. Although, most of them are acting for the first time, you really cannot tell from their acting. I really support them and hope that reply 1994 will be as good as reply 1997.