AKA: Reply 1994
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast period: Oct-2013 to Dec-2013
Cast: Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yun Suk, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Joon, Baro and Min Do Hee
In the 94’s the first Kpop group emerged, but also the basketball hype was massive after the success of the TV series “Last Game” about a high school basketball team. That led the Korean basketball team to get noticed a lot and made them get their own fan bases. A member of that group is Sung Na Jung (Go Ara) who loves Lee Sang Min, one of the most popular players.
When the Sung family, Na Jungs family, moves to Seoul from the country side, they decide to become a boarding house for country kids that start in college. They themselves are a family of three, mom, dad and daughter Na Jung, but also neighbor ‘Sseureki’ (Jung Woo) that used to be friends with their son who passed away, and he somehow filled that spot in the family. Moving to the boarding house are: ‘Chilbong ’(Yoo Yeon Suk) a baseball protégé, ‘Samchunpo’ (Kim Sung Kyun) a clean-neat fool of a country bumpkin, ‘Haetae’ (Son Ho Jun) a kid who wants to be more Seoul-ish, ‘Bingeure’ (Baro) a kid who doesn’t know what to do with his future, and Jo Yoon Jin (Min Do Hee) a Seo Taiji Boys fanatic.
This drama revolves around how these youths also known as generation X, are living in the big city and how they accustom to life, love and future…
I am a huge ‘Reply’ fan so this one I had to watch, even though I never heard of any of the actors. I seriously fell for them all and I like the overall story a bit more than the first Reply drama. I knew - like many others - what the ending was going to be due to the way of portraying the drama, and also the flow of it all, and yet I sort of had the same feeling in the other drama. The drama is a bit different though, due to the focus on historical things instead of idols and kpop, which made me a bit more intrigued while watching. The couples were cute, funny, and had me rooting for them from the beginning. I love they kind of did a mix of both 1997 and 1994 towards the ending, kind of makes you squirm.
So all in all, a definite watch!
☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts