“Reply 1988”: another trip down the memory lane

The previous two installments in "Reply" dramas, 1997 and 1994.

The previous two installments in “Reply” dramas, 1997 and 1994.

After “Reply 1997” and “Reply 1994” comes the third installment in these past-driven dramas “Reply 1988”. The previous two installments were a huge success and its cast saw the immediate success the dramas achieved, and that’s probably why the writer came back with another drama that goes between the past and the present, but it’s important to mention that the newest “Reply” drama character’s and events aren’t related to the previous characters or events in the two installments of “Reply”.

The first “Reply” drama was set in 1997 and focused on six university students. The story traveled back and forth between 1997 and 2012, when two of the friends were set to marry.  The drama starred Jung Eun Ji, Seo In Guk and Infinite’s Hoya.

The second was set in 1994, with the plot traveling between that year and 2013. It also focused on university students and a marriage. “Reply 1994” starred Go Ara, Jung Woo and Yoo Yeon Suk.

The newest drama in the installment, "Reply 1988"

The newest drama in the installment, “Reply 1988”

The newest “Reply” drama is directed by Shin Won Ho and stars Hyeri, Lee Dong Whee, Go Kyung Pyo, Ryu Joon Yeol, and Park Bo Gum. It’s set in the year 1988 at a neighborhood in Seoul focusing on five families living on the same alley road.

It’s said that this drama was inspired by an older drama that ran from 1986 to 1994, called “Three families under one roof”, and this shows that the focus in this drama wouldn’t be love like the first two but family.



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