Drama: Reply 1988
Revised romanization: Eungdabhara 1988
Hangul: 응답하라 1988
Director: Shin Won-Ho
Writer: Lee Woo-Jung
Release Date: November 6, 2015 – January 16, 2016
Runtime: Fri & Sat 19:50
Country: South Korea
In 1988, Duk-Sun (Hyeri), Jung-Hwan (Ryoo Joon-Yeol), Sun-Woo (Ko Gyung-Pyo) and Dong-Ryong (Lee Dong-Hwi) are high school students and Taek (Park Bo-Gum) is a go player. These five people have been friends since they were little kids. They all grew up together and are neighbors to this day. Their families are also very close to each other. They always hang around Taek’s room and spend time together.
Duk-Sun’s family is poor and they live in a semi-basement house. Duk-Sun’s father Dong-Il (Sung Dong-Il) lost money due to guaranteeing someone else’s debt. Nevertheless, Duk-Sun has a bright personality and enjoys singing and dancing. She always gets into fights with her older sister Bo-Ra (Ryoo Hye-Young).
Jung-Hwan’s family became rich overnight. Jung-Hwan is crazy about soccer.
Sun-Woo is a model student at school, good son and good brother at home. Sun-Woo’s mother has raised Sun-Woo and his younger sister alone after Sun-Woo’s father passed away.
Dong-Ryong likes dancing and hanging out with his 4 friends. He gives up going to a university due to his poor academic score.
Taek is a famous go player known as God. Since he dropped out of school, Duk-Sun, Jung-Hwan, Sun-Woo and Dong-Ryong are his only friends.
“Reply 1988” takes over the tvN Fri & Sat 19:50 time slot previously occupied by “Second Time Twenty Years Old” and will be followed by “Signal” on January 22, 2016.
Premise for the drama series is inspired by MBC drama series “Three Families Under One Roof” (“Hanjiboong Segajok”) which aired from November 9, 1986 through November 13 1994.
First script reading took place in the afternoon on July 8, 2015 at CJ E&M CENTER in Sangamdong, Seoul.
Filming began July 31, 2015 at a drama set in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
Ep. 17 and ep. 18 of “Reply 1988” will not air on January 1, 2016 and January 2, 2016 as originally planned. Instead, ep.17 and ep.18 will air January 8, 2016 and January 9, 2016. The delay is due to a tight filming and editing schedule with the holidays.
Story and characters are not related to prior series.
Reply 1997 | Eungdabhara 1997 (tvN / 2012)
Reply 1994 | Eungdabhara 1994 (tvN / 2013)
Reply 1988 | Eungdabhara 1988 (tvN / 2015)
Hyeri — Duk-Sun
Ryoo Joon-Yeol — Jung-Hwan
Ko Gyung-Pyo — Sun-Woo
Park Bo-Gum — Taek
Lee Dong-Hwi — Dong-Ryong
Sung Dong-Il — Sung Dong-Il
Lee Il-Hwa — Lee Il-Hwa
Ryoo Hye-Young — Sung Bo-Ra
Choi Sung-Won — Sung No-Eul
Kim Sung-Kyun — Kim Sung-Kyun
Ra Mi-Ran — Ra Mi-Ran
Ahn Jae-Hong — Kim Jung-Bong
Kim Sun-Young — Kim Sun-Young
Yoo Jae-Myung — Yoo Jae-Myung
Choi Moo-Sung — Ko Gil-Dong
Kim Sul — Jin-Joo
Lee Min-Ji — Jang Mi-Ok
Lee Se-Young — Wang Ja-Hyun
Additional Cast Members:
Lee Mi-Yeon – Duk-Sun (adult)
Kim Ju-Hyeok – Duk-Sun’s Future Husband
Jeon Mi-Sun – Sung Bo-Ra (adult)
Woo Hyeon – Sung No-Eul (adult)
Song Young-Jae – Department Head Lee
Bae Yoo-Ram – Assistant Manager Yoo
Yoo Ji-Soo – Department Head Jo (Dong-Ryong’s mother)
Shim Hoon-Ki – Yoo Dae-Ryong (Dong-Ryong’s brother)
Son San – Duk-Sun’s Homeroom Teacher
Cha Yub – High School Senior
Lee Chung-Mi – Namgung Neul-Bo
Kwon Eun-Soo – Song-Hee
Kim Joong-Ki – Micol
Son Eun-Seo – Duk-Sun’s Colleague
Jung Yoo-Min – Hee-Sook
Song Young-Kyu – Kim Tae-Yong (Sun-Young’s older brother)
Shin Bi – Jin-Joo (elementary school student)
Shin Yun-Sook – Sun-Woo’s Grandmother
Park Seung-Tae – Sun-Woo’s Maternal Grandmother
Park A-Sung – Bad Student
Lee Jin-Kwon – Bad Student
Choi Gyo-Sik – Ice Store Owner
Seo Jin-Won – Reporter
Kim Chang-Hwan – Reporter
Shin Young-Jin – Song-Hee’s Mother
Son Young-Soon – old woman selling noodle
Kim Young-Ok – Duk-Sun’s Grandmother (ep.2)
Jung Won-Joong – Duk-Sun’s Uncle (ep.2)
Jo Chang-Geun – detective (ep.5)
Lee Jae-Kyoon – university student (ep.5)
Park Ji-Yoon – Reporter Park Ji-Yoon (ep.7)
Kim Tae-Hoon – Doctor Choi Hyun-Sung (ep.8)
Park Jung-Min – Park Jong-Hoon (ep.8)
Lee Soo-Kyung – Lee Soo-Kyung (ep.8)
Lee Moon-Jung – Soo-Kyung’s Older Sister (ep.8)
Kim Hyun-A – cosmetics door-to-door salesman (ep.8)
Jung Hae-In – Ho-Young (ep.13)
Jung Woo – Kim Jae-Joon (ep.18)
Go Ara – Sung Na-Jung (ep.18)
Ko Chang-Seok – Mi-Ok’s Father (ep.19-20)
Lee Jong-Hyuk – Sun-Woo (voice – ep.20)