Thursday, June 18, 2015

[Drama Review] Reply 1994

The sequel to Reply 1997 bringing it back to 1994 with Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Baro, Son Ho Jun, Min Do Hee, and the returning parents from the first part; Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa. 


Set in 1994, six university students from various provincial areas of South Korea live together at a boarding house in Sinchon, Seoul, which is run by a couple with a daughter name Na Jung. Like it predecessor, Reply 1997, it follows a non-linear story telling where it shifts between the past in 1994 and the preset in 2013, making the viewers guess who will become Na Jung's husband among the male characters. The series follows the pop culture events that happened between 1994 and the years that follow, including the emergence of seminal KPOP group Seo Taiji and Boys and the Korean Basketball League. 



Go Ara | Jung Woo

Go Ara plays as Sung Na Jung, originally from Masan, South Gyeongsang Province. She is majoring in Computer Engineering and has an easygoing personality. She is a big fan of the basketball player Lee Sang Min. 

Jung Woo plays as 'Sseureki' (meaning Garbage or Trash)  later named as Kim Jae Joon. He is a medical student and his best friend was Na Jung's late older brother, so her grew up with the Sung siblings. His hometown is also Masan, South Gyeongsang Province. 


Yoo Yeon Seok | Baro

Yoo Yeon Seok plays as 'Chilbong' (meaning Seven Shut Outs) later named as Kim Seon Joon. Although he is only a freshmen, he is the number one pitcher of Yonsei University's baseball team. He has a crush on Na Jung and his hometown is Gangnam, Seoul. 

Baro plays as 'Binggeure' (meaning Smiley; referencing baseball team Binggrae Eagles) later named Kim Dong Joon. He is Chilbong's cousin and Garbage's lowerclassman in should. He is from Goesan, North Chungcheong Province. 

Son Ho Jun | Kim Sung Kyun

Son Ho Jun plays as 'Haitai' (referencing baseball team Haitai Tigers) later named Son Ho Joon. His father is the CCEO of the bus company Suncheon Transportation Inc. His hometown is Suncheon, South Jeolla Province. 

Kim Sung Kyun plays as 'Samcheonpo' (referencing his hometown) later name Kim Sung Kyun. He looks much older than he actually is, but his hometown is Samcheonpo, South Gyeongsang Province. 


Min Do Hee | Lee Il Hwa

Min Do Hee plays as Jo Yoon Jin. She is a fan of Seo Taiji and Boys and her hometown is Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. 

Lee Il Hwa plays as Lee Il Hwa, the mother of Na Jung. She runs a boarding house in Seoul along side her husband Dong Il and daughter Na Jung. 

Sung Dong Il

Sung Dong Il plays as Sung Dong Il, the father of Na Jung. He is also a coach of the baseball team called Seoul Ssangdungi. 

Supporting Characters: 

Yook Sung Jae plays as Sung Joon or 'Ssuk Ssuk' the younger brother of Na Jung. 

Sung Joon plays as the young Sung Joon. 

Shin Soo Yeon plays as the young Sung Na Jung. 

Yoon Jong Hoon plays as Kim Ki Tae. 

Yeon Joon Seok plays as Kim Dong Woo. 

Cameo Appearances: 

Moon Kyung Eun plays as himself in episode 1. 

Woo Ji Won plays as himself in episode 1. 

Kim Hoon plays as himself in episode 1. 

Hong Seok Cheon plays as a ROTC cadet in episode 2. 

Na Young Seok plays as a Yonsei student boarder in episode 2. 

Huh Kyung Young plays as a interrogatory student boarder in episode 2. 

Woohee plays as Ha Hee Hra. 

Kim Min Young plays as Lee Soon Ja in episode 2. 

Kim Kwang Kyu plays as Na Chang Seok, a Sseureki's professor at the university hospital in episode 5. 

Kim Jong Min plays as a doctor in episode 5. 

Lee Jooyeon plays as a medical student Lee Joo Won in episode 5. 

Kim Jung Min plays as himself in episode 5. 

NC.A plays as Ssuk Ssuk's girlfriend in 2013 in episode 5. 

Park Kyung Ri, Park Minha, and  Lee Hye Min plays as one of Na Jung's friend on a group date in episode 7. 

Lee Yoo Koon, Ji Seung Hyun, and Yang Ki Won plays as one of Sseurek's friends on a group date in episode 7. 

Lee Kyung Shil plays as Dong Il's first love in epsiode 8. 

Jung Sung Ho plays as a songwriter in episode 9. 

Lee Jung Eun plays as Samcheonpo's mother in episode 10. 

Choi Deok Moon plays as Kim Yoon Shik, Samcheonpo's father in episode 10. 

Jo Yang Ja plays as Samcheonpo's grandmother in episode 10. 

Kim Han Jong plays as Samcheonpo's drunk neighbor in episode 10. 

Kim In Seo plays as Haitai's crush in episode 11. 

Kim Byung Choon plays as Jung Man Ho, Dong Il's friend in episode 12. 

Jo Jae Yoon plays as Kim Jae Young in episode 12. 

Kim Won Hae plays as Sseureki's father in episode 12 and 21. 

Seo Yoo Ri plays as Joo Kyung, Sseureki's first love in episode 12. 

Kim Min Jong plays as himself in episode 13.

Choi Jong Hoon plays as a sergeant in episode 14.

Kim Seulgie plays as Sseureki's cousin in episode 14 and 15.

Song Min Ji plays as Min Jung, Sseureki's cowoker in episode 16, 17, and 20.

Yoon Jin Yi plays as Jin Yi or 'Die Die' in episode 16 and 17.

Jung Eunji plays as Sung Shi Won in episode 16, 17, and 21.

Seo In Guk plays as Yoon Yoon Jae in episode 16, 17 and 21. 

Hoya plays as Kang Joon Hee in episode 16. 

Lee Si Eon plays as Bang Sung Jae in episode 16.

Shin So Yul plays as Mo Yoo Jung in episode 16.

Eun Ji Won plays as Do Hak Chan in episode 17. 

Kim Jae Kyung plays as Yonsei's Jun Ji Hyun in episode 18.

Go Woori plays as Yonsei's Uhm Jung Hwa in episode 18. 

Jun Hyun Moo plays as Haitai's junior in episode 18. 

Yoon Min Soo plays as a married man in episode 18. 

Yoon Seo plays as Ae Jung in episode 18 and 19.

Jung Yu Mi plays as the girl who bumps into Chilbong in episode 21.


I been a huge fan of Reply 1997 and so I was really happy when this one came out. I love it because it is all a mystery trying to figure out who is her husband but at the same time pairing them up too. Of course that not all, the characters are all amazing, and the other pairings are so cool. I mean watching the scene with Do Hee cursing and the couple together. I just can't wait for the next one.

Rate: 10/10

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