Reply 1997 (aka Answer Me 1997) needs to be added to your Planning to Watch list, if it's not already on your Completed or Currently Watching lists, because . . .
IT'S PERFECT, I SAY, PERFECT!
But if that's not a good enough for you, here are 30 more reasons why that will surely convince you:
- The story that keeps you guessing: I loved the storyline. The screenwriters did an amazing job of creating a story full of such nostalgia about the 90's, life as a high school senior, first loves, friendships, family, following your dreams, and being happy. It immediately made me think of my own high school days, even though I was born in 1991, and so only 6 in 1997. That's what's so great about this drama, anyone can relate to it. The feelings were authentic and believable.
- Seo In-guk as Yoon Yoon-jae: I absolutely adored the many facets of Seo In-guk's character. Angry Yoon-jae, pouty Yoon-jae, shy Yoon-jae, jealous Yoon-jae, sweet Yoon-jae . . . I loved them all!
- Jung Eun-ji as Sung Shi-won: Shi-won, Shi-won, Shi-won. This girl wass a total crock-pot and I loved her. She's as crazy as they come, but so much fun. And her relationship with her friends, especially with her childhood friend, Yoon-jae, was a joy to watch. I was also awed, even impressed by her extreme fangirling. You go, girl!
- Hoya as Kang Joon-hee: He was so adorable. And he's character was unique and well-played. He was sweet, conscientious, and very intuitive.
- Mo Yoo-jung: She was adorable and I loved her with Hak-chan.
- Do Hak-chan: Hahaha. Man, he's character was absolutely great. How can you not loved a huge pervert who also happens to be shy around girls?
- Bang Sung-jae: Or a loud-mouth who speaks as if he's running on six Energizer batteries.
- Yoon Tae-wong: Yoon-jae's brother, who annoyed me for most of the series, but then redeemed himself at the very end.
- Shi-won parents: If I could find a way to ditch my own parents and take Shi-won's, I wouldn't give it a second thought. They provided great moments of comic relief.
- The most passionate confession of feels you'll ever likely see: It was honest, raw, and beautiful to see.
- The cutest, fluffiest puppy ever: So damn fluffy. But then the poor thing disappears! Completely forgortten. Bad scriptwriters, bad.
- The amazing, never-play-the-same-song-twice soundtrack: Omg! The soundtrack was pretty dang impressive! Each song was perfectly suited to the scene, whether serious, funny, or loving. And there was such a variety of songs played!
- The laughs, giggles, guffaws, and chuckles: This drama is seriously funny. Like Hahahaha, LOL, ROFLMAO kind of funny. Yet, it's heartwarming and emotionally in a few places as well.
- The _onata: Gonna watch to understand, but it holds sweet, significant meaning for our lead couple.
- The 1st kiss: Hilarious! And surprising.
- The 2nd kiss: Yes. Sigh... So perfect.
- The 3rd, 4th, 5th . . . (oh who's counting, let's just enjoy 'em) kisses
- Extreme Fangirls in their natural states: I watched these scenes with my jaw hitting the keyboard most of the time. Who knew fangirls could be so terrifying?
- Domestic abuse (kind of): While not funny in real life, the characters showed love and affection in unique ways.
- The granny who lives on the other side of Korea and needed a bulb change: Just smile-worthy.
- The super catchy song/beat that introduced each episode:
- An instance where a Kdrama character actually DOESN'T remove the battery to ignore a call: I was actually shocked! A viki-commenter actually pointed it out.
- Mr. Comic Relief Goat: Hahaha, I'm sure you'll love this as much I did.
- Mr. Comic Relief Sheep: This too.
- Brothers competing for lurve: Man, so many conflicting feelings. For both viewers and the brothers.
- Refreshingly blunt honesty: All of the characters in this series are refreshingly blunt with one another. It showed viewers authentic interactions between friends and family, as well as provided comic relief.
- Writer f***king with viewers up until the VERY end: They just wouldn't quit. Even when you were fairly sure how things were going to end up, they made you doubt just the littlest bit.
- Most hilarious fighting couple scenes: Yes, these were actually kind of amazing. I was both in awe and laughing hysterically.
- The 90's were awesome and the struggle was real: Amen.
- The most perfectly satisfying ending!
You should be properly convinced, now off with you. Go watch. Here's a link for you: REPLY 1997.