Reply 1994 Synopsis
An exclusive report by news media outlet OSEN has revealed that the talented actress and variety show star Song Ji Hyo has been cast to lead tvN’s tentatively named drama “A May’s Garden” set to air after “Reply 1994.” She will be joined by actor Choi Jin Hyuk, currently appearing in the drama “The Heirs,” as the other lead in tvN’s latest project.
According to OSEN’s sources, Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk have been cast as the two leads in tvN’s tentatively named drama “A May’s Garden.” It is supposedly set to be a romantic medical drama, penned by scriptwriter Choi Yoon Jung, whose previous work include “Lie To Me” featuring Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan, and MBC’s “Running9.”
Following the official posters, tvN’s Reply 1994 unveiled the seven character posters.
On September, Reply 1994 revealed posters for Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Joon, B1A4’s Baro, and Tiny G’s Min Do Hee, introducing their characters and personalities.
Go Ara’s character, Sung Na Jung is from Masan from the Gyeongnam province. The captions read, “When I go to college, I’m going to date Lee Sang Min oppa,” and “Sang Min ♥ Na Jung,” referring to popular basketball player Lee Sang Min from the 90’s.
With just a few more weeks to go, B1A4’s Baro introduced his character in tvN’s upcoming drama, Reply 1994.
On October 1, Reply 1994 released the character teaser for Baro’s character, Bingg Geu Rae, a med student from Goesan in the Chungbuk province. As Bing Geu Rae is a model student, Baro seemed a bit embarrassed act as a model student since he’s never been one.
When asked what he remembers from 1992, Baro replied, “I was a little too young that I can’t really remember anything. I was two-years old at the time.”
Before jumping right into the story, tvN’s Reply 1994 will start up a special episode to get viewers ready for the second season of the Reply series.
On October 11, Reply 1994 will begin with Episode 0, giving a good introduction to the upcoming drama. A similar special was aired for Reply 1997 as well.
“In Episode 0, you’ll be able to get a grasp of what kind of stories and past times will appear in the drama,” said the drama PD, Shin Won Ho. “It’ll be full of things to see, so please show your interest and support.”
The fall TV lineup has us excited with storylines that will probably suck us in (goodbye social life) and, of course, pretty idol stars.
From medical dramas to time slip pieces, there’s something for everyone this season, and while we can’t seem to settle on a favorite, we want to know which drama you’re looking forward to the most.
Medical Top Team
Like the title suggests, MBC’s upcoming drama Medical Top Team boasts a top star cast, including Kwon Sang Woo, Jung Ryeo Won, Joo Ji Hoon and SHINee’s Minho.
Adding one more reason to watch the show, Na Young Seok PD will be making a cameo on tvN’s Reply 1994.
On October 9, tvN announced that Na Young Seok will be appearing in the anticipated drama as one of people who live in the boarding house.
The appearance was made possible due to his close relationship with director Shin Won Ho and writer Lee Woo Jung, who worked with Na Young Seok on KBS’ 1 Night 2 Days.
Na Young Seok′s appearance was even discussed during Reply 1997 times.
With the first episode of the highly anticipated drama “Reply 1994” still to air, a special episode “0″ has been broadcast. During the episode, viewers were able to catch a glimpse at Roy Kim‘s remake of the beloved song, “Seoul, Here” for the drama’s OST.
“Seoul, Here” was part of the OST for the number one drama of 1994, “The Moon of Seoul.” Both the drama and the song were huge hits.
The new remake of “Seoul, Here” is perfected by Roy Kim’s sweet and romantic voice along with the soft acoustic guitar sounds. The track is yet to be officially released but viewers were able to hear it at the end of episode 0 for “Reply 1994.”
“Reply 1994” from cable network tvN plans to start one week early.
A representative of the drama stated that although “Reply 1994″ is scheduled to broadcast its first episode on October 18 at 9 pm KST, a special episode of the drama, Episode “0,” plans to be aired on October 11.
On the broadcast of the special episode, the drama plans to introduce characters and the cultural aspects of Korea in 1994. Furthermore, the behind the scenes production of the drama will be revealed, hoping to increase more interest in the highly anticipated drama,” Reply 1994.”
Dalshabet’s Woohee will appear as a cameo on tvN’s “Reply 1994.”
During the first episode of “Reply 1994” that aired on October 18, the surprise and short appearance of Woohee in the trailer for episode two raised much curiosity of the singer’s role in the upcoming episode.
In the trailer, Woohee, the innocent college student Ha Hee Ra, seemed to appear as part of a group blind date meeting with Shahm Chun Po (played by Kim Sung Gyun) and Hae Tae (played by Son Ho Joon).
Call it SHINee power, but it appears, among the many idol-filled dramas hitting the small screen this season, Minho’s Medical Top Team is the drama fans are looking forward to the most.
With 61.9 percent of votes, MBC’s Medical Top Team topped last week’s poll, while SBS’ The Heirs took second place with 31.1 percent of votes.
Meanhile, tvN’s Reply 1994 and KBS’ Marry Him If You Dare (Future Choice) didn’t stand a chance, scraping up 4 percent and 3 percent of votes, respectively.
The director of “Reply 1994,” Shin Won Ho has revealed the back story behind the funny lip biting scene between Garbage played by Jung Woo and Na Jung played by Go Ara.
On the second episode of TvN‘s Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994″ that aired on October 19, there was a surprising scene where a drunken Na Jung bites Garbage’s lips. Before the lip biting scene, the two were sitting next to each other with Jang Hye Jin‘s song “One Late Night in 1994” setting up the mood for a kiss. However, Na Jung bites Garbage instead of kissing him as the music changes to Lee Seung Wan‘s “A Dog of Flanders.”
With Baro appearing in tvN’s Reply 1994, the B1A4 members have personally stepped forward to help their member promote the drama.
On October 23, B1A4 appeared in a special video for Reply 1994 with Baro, talking about his character as well as the classic songs that play in the drama.
B1A4 then introduced a new OST event where people can try to guess which classic song from 1994 will be included in the upcoming soundtrack for Reply 1994. People who even guess one song correctly will receive the official soundtrack.
The third episode of tvN drama “Reply 1994” captured the hearts of female viewers. Having created a syndrome known as “Reply 94 Love,” the drama’s third episode that had aired on October 25 had a scene of Garbage (Jungwoo) patting Na Jung’s (Go Ara) face, causing many female viewers to swoon.
The scene portrayed a chance encounter of Na Jung and Garbage after Na Jung’s sulky mood over the inability to contact Garbage. After waiting all night for Garbage’s call without any response, the hurt Na Jung was momentarily forgiving after hearing about Garbage’s lost pager, but was jealous and hurt again after discovering Garbage leaving to spend White Day with his girlfriend.
Actor Kim Su Ro praised fellow actor Jung Woo, who is currently appearing in cable channel tvN drama “Reply 1994.”
Via his Twitter page on October 26, Kim Su Ro began by commenting on the drama, “Will Go Ara’s husband be Garbage (Jung Woo)? Will it be the baseball player? Or will it be a third person? I’m really curious.”
Kim Su Ro followed with praise for Jung Woo and “Reply 1994” by saying, “I’m really proud that Jung Woo is my hoobae. I wanted to ask who the groom would be when I was talking to him on the phone earlier. But I resisted. Thousands of times better than makjang dramas, ‘Reply1994!’ Many memories~ I thought I’d have forgotten as time passed~ I hope this drama receives a lot of love~”
The members of T-ara recently held their second fan signing event on October 27 at Yeouido’s IFC Mall in Seoul, where they were cheered on by approximately 1,000 fans who were in attendance.
Their first fan signing event was recently held at the CCM company building, which could only accommodate a small number of fans. As a result, the company decided to hold an additional fan signing event, which could allow more fans to meet T-ara. CCM previously revealed, “We are planning to hold one or two more fan signing events next week or the following week when time allows.”
Sung Si Kyung has lent his charming voice to tvN drama “Reply 1994.”
On October 31, the music video of “To You” was released and the song was made available for download on various music sites. The song belongs to the part two of the drama’s OST.
“To You” is a beautiful remake of legendary Seo Taiji and the Boys‘ track with the same title. The original was released back in 1993, but composing team MELODESIGN has successfully updated the melody to fit the current music style. They are also known for producing ”All For You,” the much-beloved duet remake by Seo In Guk and Jeong Eun Ji of “Reply 1997.”
Supporting their fellow member, the B1A4 members will lending their voices for tvN’s Reply 1994.
On November 8, B1A4 will release its remake of The Blue’s Together With You.
The Blue consisted of Kim Min Jong and Son Ji Chang, whose song, Together With You was used as theme song for the 1994 drama, Feeling. Both the drama and the song became huge hits.
Adding in a little bit of the current idol flavor, B1A4’s remake of the hit song will be of the electronic genre.
For his first ever onscreen kiss, B1A4’s Baro revealed that he practiced a lot.
On November 6, Baro and Son Ho Jun, who are currently acting in tvN’s Reply 1994, served as guest DJs for MBC FM’s Shimshimtapa while Super Junior’s Shindong was out of the country for a concert.
During the show, Baro talked about his kiss scene with Jung Woo in Reply 1994.
“My kiss scene with Jung Woo was completed once with no NG,” said Baro. “But the reason is because we practiced the scene at least 10 times before filming.”
Singer and actor Seo In Guk said he “did not know who Sung Siwon’s (played by Jung Eunji) husband was until the last filming of ‘Reply 1997′.”
On November 6, Seo In Guk had an interview session with Expo News. When he was asked, “Did you really not know who was the husband while you were filming ‘Reply 1997′?” he burst into laughter.
“I really didn’t know. Seriously,” Seo In Guk insisted as he waved his hand. “Even when the script for episode 15 came out, the director (Shin Won Ho) didn’t tell us. I think he thought if we knew who the husband was, it would come out unconsciously in our acting.”
From Mexico-bound Super Junior to London ladies 2NE1, the SNS world was filled with jet setting idols, and it’s all in today’s Twitter Roundup.
2NE1’s Sandara Park tweeted a photo from London on November 7, writing “London watdara (Came to London).”
Park Bom responded by writing “ㅋㅋㅋCute~~^___^.”
Sandara Park posted another photo, writing “Tourist Dara in London!!!”
Minzy posted a photo on her Instagram on November 7, writing “Beatles store yeh!”