April 2012, Seoul: The Kwang An High School class of 1997 celebrates its Alumni Reunion in a chic bar. Part of the class are Seong Si Won, who is now a rookie scriptwriter, and her childhood friend Yun Yun Je. Meeting their classmates and closest friends again, Yun Je and Si Won take the viewer along to the past, recalling their days of youth. The journey starts in their second year of high school: Si Won is completely smitten by her favourite boyband H.O.T while her best friend Yun Je has to confront his growing feelings towards the very energetic and straightforward girl. Meanwhile, their friends Jun Hui, Seong Jae, Hak Chan and Yu Jeong are also facing the challenge of growing up, loving someone and taking responsibility for their own actions.
The bittersweet taste of memories, one of the best dramas I've watched.
Everyone was talking about this, so I watched it. I have to say I was not into the drama like it happened for others, but I keep on watching because there is something that make you say "gosh, this drama is addiction."
It was 'very good' but I give masterpiece because of the meaning it leaves behind.
Good acting, good plot, a very simple story.
But full of meaning.
The everyday life of normal high school friends. Every character is different, with their story. I enjoyed that the drama they put into the story can be easily overcome, but never without thinking about what left us.
So Si Won's sister's story makes you sad but not so much. It is important because it makes you understand what does it means to live everyday without knowing what can happen next.
Si Won interest in H.O.T and Kpop makes you realize how important music is but also how stupid and sweet is to be focused only in something very far from you.
I liked that she was a proud fan till the end, but fan of HOT because of Tony, or fan of HOT because of the memories of her high school days?
This drama makes you understand the important things of life.
The love of your parents and family, the love of your friends, of your lover.
I really loved this. Not a great story, but a great meaning.
In 1997 I was only 3 years old, but I miss that years, they were happy not only for me but for all teens, I guess.
I think I would be a different person if my high school years were in 90s.
Through this drama I could feel the bittersweet taste of memories of something you lost forever.
I think it was a masterpiece for this.
"You'll never get back what is in the past." that's the meaning of all.
Loved this drama. Even though is basically a romantic one, last words were not focused on love but on the past.
"That nostalgic time that was passionate and innocent.
This was one of the best dramas I had ever seen in my entire life!!
What really got me was the humor they placed in the drama. It was always so funny and what added to the humor was the Busan accent and the actors/actresses' amazing ability to portray their character really well!!
I loved the fact that the drama was the perfect length. Not too long not too short. Usually dramas never get it right.
I FREAKING LOVED THE PLOT IDEA!! Keeping the audience hooked and wondering "Who's her husband!!" was a good thing. I loved how they added the meetup so to keep the mystery alive and always wonder who is it!
To be honest I have no complaints. I loved the drama. I will always love the drama and no doubt I am going to rewatch it.
My favourite character was Yoon Yoon Jae. Maybe I'm just being bias because I started watching the drama because Seo In Guk was in it (and also because I kept hearing good feedback about it) but I was so shocked at how good at acting he was :3 thoroughly impressed. He was so natural (and good looking :) heehee)
Both Korean drama are about students in their second year of high school which face all kinds of challenges while growing up. Also, an important aspect is the deep friendship between the main characters (Nam Sun and Heung Su in School 2013, and Si Won and Yun Je and their friends in Reply 1997).