Today's drama review is Answer Me 1997 or Reply 1997. I prefer calling it Answer Me 1997 and the prequel Reply 1994 instead of both for both dramas.
Jung Eun Ji, Seo In Guk, Hoya, Shin So Yul, Eun Ji Won, Lee Si Eon, and Song Jong Ho star in Answer Me 1997 as the main cast. Of course there are Shi Won's parents, Lee Il Hwa and Sung Dong Il.
Jung Eun Ji of the kpop girl group, A-Pink plays the main girl, Sung Shi Won. Shi Won is in love with H.O.T and in Kpop terms, a sesang fan for Tony An of H.O.T. She refers to herself as "Tony's Wife" throughout the drama.
Seo In Guk plays the main male, Yoon Yoon Jae. Yoon Jae and Shi Won grew up together and shared everything all their life. Somewhere in 1996 he falls in love with Shi Won.
Shin So Yul plays Shi Won's best friend, Mo Yoo Jung. Yoo Jung is Shi Won's H.O.T friend who likes H.O.T's rival band, Sechs Kies. She also falls for Hak Chan later on.
Song Jong Ho plays Yoon Tae Woong. Tae Woong is a teacher at the high school but is also Yoon Jae's older brother. Tae Woong also falls for Shi Won after Yoon Jae falls for her too.
Kpop boy band Infinite's Hoya plays in this as Kang Joon Hee. Joon Hee is Yoon Jae's best friend but he also falls in love with Yoon Jae. The only person that knows Joon Hee likes Yoon Jae or that Joon Hee is gay is Shi Won.
Shi Won's parents are played by Sung Dong Il - Shi Won's dad - and Lee Il Hwa - Shi Won's mom. Dong Il always calls H.O.T monkeys and hates how much time Shi Won spends Fangirling over them. Shi Won and her dad fight a lot.
Il Hwa is Shi Won's mom who always puts up with Shi Won's dad and Shi Won and Dong Il fighting 24/7. She also wishes Shi Won would marry Joon Hee because he's so nice.
Eun Ji Won formerly of Sech Kies plays Do Hak Chan. Hak Chan transferred to Busan from Seoul. He is a source for the guys to get things and comes from a rich family. He falls in love with Yoo Jung.
Lee Si Eon plays Bang Sung Jae. He is the guy that always tries to get a girl but fails and ends up getting humiliated.
Shi Won outside Tony An's house.
Sung Jae and Joon Hee.
Yoon Jae: " Honey, what are you up to?"
Shi Won: "Pooping!"
I thought Answer Me 1997 was a great drama. It was funny and I laughed a lot during it but there were also those serious or sad moments in it too. Even though the drama was a bit predictable in some ways it was still different from others.
I recommend this drama to those who have not seen it yet. My personal favorite characters were Shi Won and Joon Hee. I hope you enjoyed me Answer Me 1997 drama review I'll post one after I finish my next drama. Goodbye!