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“Reply 1997” is the first drama of the Reply series. The timeline of the drama moves back and forth between the past (1997) and the present (2012). Six friends live in Busan were 18-year-old, studying in high school; they are having their high school reunion dinner as 33-year-old in Seoul.

This drama portrays the fan culture during that time, which is also the starting of K-pop culture with the emerge of the first generation idol groups such as H.O.T. and Sechs Kies.

Some background information 🙂

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Teen
  • Average viewership ratings (last episode): 7.55%
  • Written by: Lee Woo-jung, Lee Sun-hye, Kim Ran-joo
  • Directed by: Shin Won-ho
  • Starring: Jung Eun-ji, Seo In-guk, Eun Ji-won, Shin So-yul, Hoya, Lee Si-eon
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Production Company: CJ E&M

*The drama is aired on a cable channel (pay TV) which has a relatively smaller audience compared to public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC).