Friday, 10 July 2020

# k-drama review # recommendation

Reply 1997

Assalamualaikum, good day dearest ! As promised, this is the review for this week. And as I have said before, I will make review  of an old k-drama and this one was released back in 2012. Yes, it was that long but I really love this drama that I have watched it for countless times. 

Title : Reply 1997
Episodes : 16
Genre : Romance, Drama
Director : Shin Won Ho
Writer : Lee Woo Jung, Lee Sun Hye, Kim Ran Joo
Network : tvN
Related : Reply 1994, Reply 1988
Cast : Seo In Guk, Jung Eunji, Hoya, Eun Ji Won, Shin So Yul, Lee Si On
Plot :

Set back in 1997, Sung Shi Won is a high school student who is a fan of H.O.T. She had a life-long friend, Yoon Yoon Jae who was also a family friend. They grew up together and soon, he begin to realize that he had feelings for her. Things started to get on their way and they grew apart.


This is the first part of the  'Reply 1990s' series and the one that I enjoyed the most. And this is the drama where my love for Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa was born. Starting from this drama, I keep seeking for more of SDI, he really had that veteran actor vibe on him. He seems so laid back with every character he played and for me, this is the most natural of him. 

This drama had me feels so much. At the beginning of the drama, it was so humorous that I keep laughing. Especially whenever Lee Si On is on the scene. He seriously is a hilarious guy. Not to forget all those banter between Yoon Jae and Shi Won whenever they had the chance to, they are cute. And my most favorite pair was Shi Won and her dad. I love how his dad hate her love for H.O.T and how much she defended him but in the end of the day, they still be there for each other. 

But things changed from a lot of humor to the seriousness of figuring out the future. How their romances blossom or wither away and how much they had grew up into adults. All the romances were on the climax to the ending of the drama. I couldn't stop smiling during the last few episodes.

One of the things that keep me hooked into the drama was how the director change the scene from 1990s to the present (2012 at that time). Those scenes keep me guessing who ended up with Shi Won, and what happen in between those time. It is amazing that they are able to keep their friendship when most of them went apart. I envy that so much. Another thing that make me love this drama so much was the used of Busan accent. I find it cute. 

So here is where I ended the review, hope you love it !

The human mind is infinite. Neither its depth nor its end can be known. Some days, they fight to the death. Other days, they share their love for each other. Yes, the truth is inconvenient. But if we don’t accept that, we have to lie with lies. We have to accept inconvenient truths. What we see is not all we know.  -Sung Shi Won 

Life comes and attacks you when you least expect it. It might be sadness, or extreme fear. At that moment, what we can do is, accept reality and admit we lost. We don’t know how life will turn out. There is no way we can avoid it. We just have to face it, and get hurt once in a while… But life sometimes thrills us with unexpected events. And gives us happiness when we overcome hardships. -Yoon Yoon Jae

All For You - eunji ft seo in guk

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  1. masuk list dulu. kena tahan sekarang ni, assignment pun tengah tunggu turn.

    1. hahaha slow slow, ada masa boleh tengok =)

  2. one day I nak layan semua installment franchise Reply ni haha sebab banyak sangat positive review.

    1. please do sis ! teringin jugak nak tahu your thought haha

  3. dah ada dalam list but not yet done watching.

  4. one sweeeetttttt story !! cerita lama2 ni best haha..