Reply 1994

Assalamualaikum, how are you guys doing ? I'm still facing up with great effort, I hope all of you can do the same. So, here is one of the drama that I finished watching last month. I hope you can enjoy this ~

not mine ; credited to the rightful owner


Title : Reply 1994 / Eungdaphara 1994 /
Episodes : 21
Network : tvN
Related : Reply 1998, Reply 1988
Genre : Family, Romance
Cast : Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Sung Dong Il, Lee Il Hwa, Baro, Min Do Hee, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Joon
Plot :

The timeplay started on the year of 1994. Sung Dong Il and his family moved to Seoul and opened a boarding house. The house then filled with university students with various major. Sung Na Jeong, the daughter of Sung Dong Il is obsessed with a player in basketball team of her university meanwhile Jo Yoon Jin, one of the tenants is obsessed with Seo Taiji and the Boys.
The boarding house is the place that started the friendship of seven university students and also where the love blooms.

SPOILER ALERT

Honestly, I did not plan to watch the second and the third season of this drama because first, it went back to the year that I didn't aware of and second, I hate watching a spin off. But then, my friend had gladly gave me a copy of both dramas so I decided to watch it.

First of all, this one is a bit boring for me. The first episode was definitely a tortured for me. If I am not mistaken, each episode went over one hour and with the slow pace, I had to double (sometimes triple) the speed. Just like the first season, these friends are having a reunion at Na Jeong's house, playing with the audience to guess who is her husband. This is the part that I personally loved. Out of the five men, one of them is the husband of Na Jeong. The answer and their stories will be unfold at the end of the drama. I somehow felt like watching something growing up right in front of me.

I personally love how they did not change Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa to be the parents of the lead female. They both suited the character well and changing them might be a loss. I actually kind of shocked that Go Ara managed to play Na Jeong's character. I viewed Go Ara as an actor that suited passive and soft character. However, this character were the opposite of that. As for the other characters, I am not really familiar with their acting so I will not say much.

Unlike Reply 1998, this drama are predictable. I had no expectation on who is the husband to Na Jeong and I honestly disappointed because I expect some plot twist. I love how the character in Reply 1998 make a cameo on the few last episodes.

I personally love the concept of boarding house. I am not sure either it just the drama or it may be the actual life-style on that era in Korea but I love it. I mean, where can you find a boarding house with a very good house owner ? They even cooked for the tenants for every meal. I need to be in that house, really.

Lately, I am just too lazy to look for quotes (heh, I am lazy to remember and copy it). So, yeah my review will have less and less quotes, sadly. For this drama, I can only rate it as 6/10. I am not really satisfied with the storyline. Only if there's the plot twist, sigh.

-thes

2 Comments

  1. Best cerita ni. Tapi kena fokus sikit kan tengok hihi

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  2. dalam reply series episode awal tu memang bosan giler tapi makin best lepas tu. tak tahu orang lain tapi saya suka reply 1994 ni lagi :)

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