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“Reply 1988” is the third drama of the Reply series. The timeline of the drama moves back and forth between the past (1988) and the present (2015). Five kids lived together in Ssangmun-dong with their families; the stories unfold from the stories of five families and the friendship between five kids.

Guessing who is the husband of the main girl becomes the tradition of Reply series after two dramas. Growing up to 18 years old, the friendship between five kids starts to evolve into different feeling.

However, the precious part of this drama is the interaction of parents and kids. It reflects different parents use different ways to treat, care, and teach their kids. Many touching scenes make the audience find this drama a tearjerker although it is stated as comedy.

Some background information 🙂

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Teen, Family
  • Average viewership ratings (last episode): 18.8%
  • Written by: Lee Woo-jung
  • Directed by: Shin Won-ho
  • Starring: Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Ryu Jun-yeol, Lee Dong-hwi
  • No. of episodes: 20
  • 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).