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ESC to close 4.33 (by 658 users)eungdaphara 1988 응답하라 1988
  • 2015
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized eungdaphara 1988
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english Reply 1988
literal Answer To 1988
aka answer me 1988

Genres

genres comedy, drama, family, friendship

Language

language Korean

Production

country Korea
type real
format TV
network tvN

Release

date 06 Nov, 2015 - 16 Jan, 2016
episodes 20
duration 110 minutes
air day Friday, Saturday
at 19:50 - 21:40
status released

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avg. score 4.33 of 5 by 658 users
total users 1176
rating 2848
favorites 115

Relations

eungdaphara 1997
2012 TV kr
project
eungdaphara 1994
2013 TV kr
project

Synopsis

Five friends and their families live on the same street. Their lives connect with each other as they go through happiness, love and hardship together.

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Roles

Kim Jeong Hwan
main
Seong Seon U
main
Choe Taek
main
Seong Deok Seon
main
Ryu Dong Ryong
main
Lee Il Hwa
supporting

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19 Jan, 2016
Answer Me 1988 follows its predecessors in being a successful story about youth and the trials of growing up.

This time around, the focus is more on families, with the parents stepping in to play a larger role. And it works out great, as the relationships become more meaningful because this isn't just about five families who happen to live on one street, it's more about one large family who happen to live in different houses.

The acting is great, with the ensemble cast melding well. From the veteran parents to the new-actor kids all embrace their roles; willing to do what's necessary to make the characters heartwarming.

The writing, like all the shows in this series, knows how to create a world that's fulfilling, making even small moments seem monumental. The slice-of-life approach gives everyone a chance to grow and the time-jumps shown in an effective way so that it isn't too jarring. It makes you yearn to have lived on this street with everyone.

The only weak point is that each episode's run time is long, so there's the occasional moments where the plot slows down. But because it often picks the pace up again, and because everyone is just so lovable, it's a small point in a large, successful show.

A definite recommend.
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Comments

eriinnye 23 Jan, 2016
@yukimi I have the feeling that you didn't get the meaning of the drama right cause for me it was the best out of the 3 even though I love them all. This one touched my heart like no other drama before because it's not just about love between lovers but also about love between friends and family members. I can highly recommend this one!
babo 22 Jan, 2016
@jessicalvs omg that broke my heart even more, if that is even possible :(
jessicalvs 22 Jan, 2016
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taekyul893 22 Jan, 2016
Long time ago I cried this much. I didn't think they could make it as good as 1997 again, since 1994 didn't touch me at all.. But 1988 made me bawl my eyes out and feel the drama, just the way I want it to. 1988 is different in the point that it's mainly about friendship and family. So, even though Deok Seon didn't end up with the guy I wanted her to, it felt good anyway, since that was not the main thing.
Touches the heart, so yes, absolutely amazing.

Still, she would go better with Jeong Hwan. I always saw Deok Seon and Taek as brother/sister/awkward relationship, while with Jeong Hwan it was more deeper and could rly be something. It broke my heart when Jeong Hwan confessed to Deok Seon.. only to joke it away. I'm 100% sure she would've said she felt the same just right before he started laughing...
mack 22 Jan, 2016
absolutely amazing. 5/5. highly recommended.
jessicalvs 22 Jan, 2016
@ddevart Eu acho que não teve quase nada relacionado ao "casal principal" nos últimos episódios porque eles mudaram o casal principal na cara de pau e não tiveram muito tempo pra planejar o desenrolar deles, então jogaram pra cima do casal secundário (que eu particularmente adorei mais que o "principal"). Enfim, pra mim Reply 1988 foi até o episódio 18 também, infelizmente.
jessicalvs 22 Jan, 2016
A bit disappointed. I think the potential this drama had was somehow waisted in the last 3 episodes, there was a drastic change in the script and fortunately I was not the only one who noticed it. But overall it was a good drama, one of the best kdramas I have watched in a very long time. I will give 94/97 a chance too.
yukimi 21 Jan, 2016
SO-MUCH-DRAMA! Oh my god. The worst Reply for sure. I loved Reply 1994 and even more Reply 1997, it was funny and the drama came just in the right amount, but this... Some times it was, actually, pretty annoying.
The love history that really shows in the drama is the Bo Ra-Sun Woo one, I would be totally ok with it, if Bo Ra wasn't a pain in the ass and Sun Woo a boring person.

So many things that I love in Reply series were so terribly made here. The flash forward, the meaningful and touching scenes, the twist... Serious, I'm so disappointed.
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