|Written by||Lee Woo-jung|
|Directed by||Shin Won-ho|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20 +1 special|
|Running time||90-110 minutes|
|Production company(s)||CJ E&M|
|Original release||November 6, 2015– January 16, 2016|
|Preceded by||Reply 1994|
Reply 1988 (Hangul: 응답하라 1988; RR: Eungdapara 1988) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Ryu Jun-yeol and Lee Dong-hwi. Set in the year 1988, it revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood of Ssangmun-dong, Dobong District, Northern Seoul. It aired every Friday and Saturday from November 6, 2015, to January 16, 2016, on tvN for 20 episodes.
Reply 1988 is the third installment of tvN's Reply series. It received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Production
- 3 Soundtrack
- 4 Ratings
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- The middle child of her family, she is infamously ranked 999th in school and is the only girl in their group of five neighborhood friends.
- A genius Go player who is mostly quiet and struggles with simple day-to-day tasks.
- Go Kyung-pyo as Sung Sun-woo
- A student council president, caring brother and dependable son to his family.
- Ryu Jun-yeol as Kim Jung-hwan
- Stoic and sarcastic, he grumbles a lot, is smart and loves soccer.
- Lee Dong-hwi as Ryu Dong-ryong
- Loves dancing and singing, he is wise beyond his age.
- Sung family
- Sung Dong-il as Sung Dong-il (Duk-seon's father)
- Lee Il-hwa as Lee Il-hwa (Duk-seon's mother)
- Ryu Hye-young as Sung Bo-ra (Duk-seon's older sister)
- Choi Sung-won as Sung No-eul (Duk-seon's younger brother)
- Kim family
- Kim Sung-kyun as Kim Sung-kyun (Jung-hwan's father)
- Ra Mi-ran as Ra Mi-ran (Jung-hwan's mother)
- Ahn Jae-hong as Kim Jung-bong (Jung-hwan's older brother)
- Sun-woo family
- Kim Sun-young as Kim Sun-young (Sun-woo's mother)
- Kim Seol as Sung Jin-joo (Sun-woo's little sister)
- Neighborhood residents
- Lee Min-ji as Jang Mi-ok (Duk Seon's friend)
- Lee Se-young as Wang Ja-hyun (Duk Seon's friend)
- Song Young Kyu as Sun-young's older brother
- Lee Mi-yeon as adult Sung Duk-seon
- Kim Joo-hyuk as adult Sung Duk-seon's Husband
- Jeon Mi-seon as adult Sung Bo-ra
- Woo Hyun as adult Sung No-eul
- Yong Young-jae as director of Korea Baduk Association
- Bae Yoo-ram
- Kim Young-ok as Duk Seon's grandmother (ep. 2)
- Jung Won-joong as Dong-il's older brother (ep. 2)
- Kim Su-ro as snack shop owner (ep. 3)
- Lee Moon-se (voice) as radio DJ (ep. 6)
- Park Ji-yoon as TV interviewer (ep. 7)
- Park Jung-min as Bo-ra's boyfriend (ep. 8)
- Kim Tae-hoon as Cardiac surgeon (ep. 8)
- Lee Soo-kyung as Lee Soo-kyung, No-eul's girlfriend (ep. 8)
- Jung Yoo-min as Bo-ra's friend (ep. 8)
- Jung Hae-in as Ho-young, Deok-sun's middle school friend (ep. 13)
- Shin Young-jin as Class President's mother (ep.14)
- Jung Woo as Kim Jae-joon/Trash (ep.18)
- Go Ara as Sung Na-Jung (ep.18)
Reply 1988 marked the third collaboration between director Shin Won-ho, screenwriter Lee Woo-jung and actors Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa after Reply 1997 (2012) and Reply 1994 (2013). Kim Sung-kyun, who co-starred in 1994 also joined the cast. The first script-reading was held on August 2015. Choi Taek, played by Park Bo-gum, was loosely based on the real-life Go player, Lee Chang-ho.
Unlike the previous Reply series, 1988 focused more on filial bond than romance between characters with director Shin saying that most of the story was about family, and only a small fraction was about Duk-seon’s love.
"...during filming, nothing is to interfere with the development of the main story. So, right from the beginning, we have already decided that Deoksun will end up together with Taek eventually."
-Director Shin Won-ho at the 22nd Shanghai Television Festival, 2016
OST Part 1
|1.||"Youth (청춘) (Rock Ver.)" (Kim Feel)||Kim Chang-wan||Kim Chang-wan||Sanulrim||4:27|
|2.||"Youth (청춘) (feat. Kim Chang-wan)" (Kim Feel)||Kim Chang-wan||Kim Chang-wan||Sanulrim||3:40|
OST Part 2
|1.||"Don't Worry Dear (걱정말아요 그대)" (Lee Juck)||Jeon In-gwon||Jeon In-gwon||Jeon In-gwon||3:51|
OST Part 3
|1.||"A Little Girl (소녀)" (Oh Hyuk)||Lee Young-hoon||Lee Young-hoon||Lee Moon-sae||3:33|
OST Part 4
|1.||"Hyehwa-dong (or Ssangmun-dong) (혜화동 (혹은 쌍문동))" (Park Bo-ram)||Kim Chang-ki||Kim Chang-ki||Zoo||4:22|
OST Part 5
|1.||"All I Have to Give You is Love (네게 줄 수 있는건 오직 사랑뿐)" (December)||Ji Geun-sik||Ji Geun-sik||Byun Jin Sub||3:31|
OST Part 6
|1.||"Violet Fragrance (보라빛향기)" (Wable)||Kang Susie||Yoon Sang||Kang Susie||3:44|
OST Part 7
|1.||"Together (함께)" (Noel)||Do Yoon-kyung||Park Kwang-hyun||Park Kwang-hyun||4:33|
OST Part 8
|1.||"Everyday With You (매일 그대와)" (Sojin (Girl's Day))||Choi Sung-won||Choi Sung-won||Deulgukhwa||3:16|
OST Part 9
|1.||"As Time Goes By (세월이 가면)" (Kihyun)||Choi Myung-sub||Choi Gwi-sub||Choi Ho-sub||3:49|
OST Part 10
|1.||"Let's Forget It (이젠 잊기로 해요 )" (Yeo-eun (Melody Day))||Lee Jang-hee||Lee Jang-hee||Kim Wan-sun||3:58|
OST Part 11
|1.||"기억날 그날이 와도" (NC.A)||Oh Tae-ho||Oh Tae-ho||Hong Song-min||3:45|
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|AGB Nielsen Ratings||TNmS Ratings|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide|
|1||November 6, 2015||Hand in Hand||6.1%||6.7%||6.5%|
|2||November 7, 2015||The One Thing You're Mistaken About Me||6.8%||7.4%||6.7%|
|3||November 13, 2015||Not Guilty If You’re Rich, Guilty If You’re Poor||7.8%||8.4%||8.6%|
|4||November 14, 2015||Can't help ~ing||8.3%||8.7%||8.0%|
|5||November 20, 2015||Ready for Winter||10.1%||10.8%||9.6%|
|6||November 21, 2015||The First Snow Is Coming||9.3%||10.0%||8.8%|
|7||November 27, 2015||To You||11.0%||11.4%||10.2%|
|8||November 28, 2015||One Warm Word||11.3%||12.2%||10.7%|
|9||December 4, 2015||Crossing The Line||11.6%||12.2%||10.2%|
|10||December 5, 2015||Memory||13.4%||13.9%||12.5%|
|11||December 11, 2015||Three Different Prophecies||12.2%||13.3%||12.3%|
|12||December 12, 2015||Loving Someone Means||13.1%||13.8%||11.8%|
|13||December 18, 2015||Superman Has Returned||12.9%||13.4%||12.2%|
|14||December 19, 2015||Don't Worry, Dear||15.1%||16.0%||13.2%|
|15||December 25, 2015||Between Love and Friendship||15.2%||16.3%||13.6%|
|16||December 26, 2015||Life is Ironic - 1||15.4%||16.0%||12.6%|
|17||January 8, 2016||Life is Ironic - 2||15.5%||16.5%||15.5%|
|18||January 9, 2016||Goodbye, My First Love||17.2%||17.8%||16.2%|
|19||January 15, 2016||You Did Your Best||17.6%||18.6%||17.9%|
|20||January 16, 2016||Goodbye, Youth
|0||October 30, 2015||Guide||2.996%||–||–|
|Special||January 2, 2016||Behind||7.021%||–||6.7%|
- This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).
- The series set a record by receiving over 200 million cumulative views within a month of its official online premiere in China.
Awards and nominations
|2016||Best International Artist||Park Bo-gum||Won|
|Best Drama||Reply 1988||Nominated|
|Best Director (TV)||Shin Won-ho||Won|
|Best Actress (TV)||Ra Mi-ran||Nominated|
|Best New Actor (TV)||Ryu Jun-yeol||Won|
|Best New Actress (TV)||Ryu Hye-young||Nominated|
|Best Scripwriter (TV)||Lee Woo-jung||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor (TV)||Park Bo-gum||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Lee Hye-ri||Nominated|
|Best Rising Star||Park Bo-gum||Won|||
|Best Kiss||Park Bo-gum & Lee Hye-ri||Won|
|Best Miniseries||Reply 1988||Nominated|
|Best Director||Shin Won-ho||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Choi Moo-sung||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Kim Sun-young||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Park Bo-gum||Won|
|Best New Actress||Lee Hye-ri||Won|
|Best New Actor||Ahn Jae-hong||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Park Bo-gum||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Lee Hye-ri||Nominated|
|Best Original Soundtrack||Lee Juck ("Don't Worry Dear")||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang), Drama||Reply 1988||Won|||
|Best Content Award, Drama||Won|
|Best Actor||Sung Dong-il||Nominated|
|Special Acting Award||Won|
|Asia Star Award||Park Bo-gum||Won|
|Rising Star Award, Actor||Ryu Jun-yeol||Won|
|Rising Star Award, Actress||Lee Hye-ri||Won|
|Scene-Stealer, Actor||Kim Sung-kyun||Won|
|Scene-Stealer, Actress||Ra Mi-ran||Won|
|Made in tvN, Actor in Drama||Park Bo-gum||Nominated|
|Made in tvN, Actress in Drama||Lee Hye-ri||Nominated|
|Two Star Award||Go Kyung-pyo||Nominated|
|Best Kiss||Park Bo-gum & Lee Hye-ri||Nominated|
|Best OST||Oh Hyuk ("A Little Girl)||Nominated|
|Best OST||Lee Juck ("Don't Worry Dear")||Won|||
|Best Rookie Award, Actor||Ryu Jun-yeol||Won|
|Asia Star Award, Actor||Park Bo-gum||Won|||
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1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%
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Contrary to normal drama productions, we have a team of writers working together on this drama. Every writer can express their views and I will choose ideas from different writers. Having ten people with IQ of 130 is smarter than having just one person with IQ of 200. However, no matter how many people there are working on the script, before we start filming, we will fix the main storyline. This is the direction that is approved by everyone, during filming, nothing is to interfere with the development of the main story. So, right from the beginning, we have already decided that Deoksun will end up together with Taek eventually.
- ""东爱"编剧坂元裕二、"请回答"系列导演申沅昊作客电视节论坛 热议定制与独播趋势下的亚洲电视剧产业". TouTiao.
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