Sinopsis Drama Korea Reply 1994
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.
“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.”
Korea seems to have caught the “Re-4 disease” as cable channel tvN’s Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994” recorded its highest rating of 7.3% since it started airing four weeks ago.
The seventh episode, “That Summer,” was aired on November 7 and was warmly received, earning itself a 6.2% rating. The peak viewership reached 7.3% and was number one in cable, satellite and IPTV viewership during the same period.
The show seems to be bent on breaking its own records, with the sixth episode garnering an average rating of 5.8% (peak 6.9%). It is predicted that “Reply 1994” will break its predecessor “Reply 1997”’s record average viewership of 7.6% and peak viewership of 9.5%. Viewership is evenly spread amongst all genders and age groups, ranging from 10s-50s. Combined with its number one ranking in its time slot, it just might qualify as the next “national drama.” Females in their 30s recorded the highest rating spike of 8.8%. (Episode 8 attained an average rating of 7.1% and peak viewership of 8.6%.)
From drama sets to airplanes, the stars kept busy shooting and traveling, and it’s all in today’s Twitter Roundup.
2NE1’s Sandara Park, who celebrated her birthday on November 12, tweeted a series of photos from the festivities, including the one above, writing “Hur~!!! I thought I’d be spending my birthday quietly at home this year…The surprise birthday party our members and staff prepared…!!! Touched…”
She also tweeted a photo with CL, writing “Chaelin’s mom, who has the same birthday as me!!! Who knew we’d have another connection~^^ I think it’s weird every year~ Happy birthday mother! Be happy always and I hope for only good things to come!!!”
Already driving the nation crazy, Go Ara slipped in something to add to the curiosity.
On November 19, Vogue Korea unveiled still cuts from its recent photoshoot with Go Ara, Yoo Yeon Suk, Jung Woo, Tiny G’s Dohee, B1A4’s Baro, Son Ho Jun,and Kim Sung Gyun.
The pictorial showed the cast of Reply 1994 dressed up in classy black and grey as they each held a musical instrument in their hands, creating a little orchestra of their own.
With the drama doing so well in ratings and the mystery of Sung Na Jung (Go Ara)’s husband unraveling itself, Go Ara was asked about the identity of the husband during the interview.
Na PD‘s highly anticipated next project, “Nunas Over Flowers” finally announced its pilot air date, which is set to November 29!
Sources from tvN revealed this information to various news outlets such as Star News, allowing future viewers to get even more excited about the show.
The time slot for “Nunas Over Flowers” is set to be right after the hottest drama of the season, “Reply 1994,” which is gaining more viewers by the episode. This 10PM (KST) time slot was originally taken by “Perfect Singer VS,” which will now be aired after “Nunas Over Flowers.”
The cast of the immensely popular “Reply 1994” has replied to their fans by revealing a very unique photo shoot.
The cast of the tvN drama, “Reply 1994,” has recently posed for a “Vogue Korea” photo shoot.
Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Son Ho Joon, Kim Sung Kyun, B1A4′s Baro and Tiny-G‘s Dohee transformed into beautiful and stylish instrumentalists. Through this photo shoot, the cast displayed their energetic and harmonious chemistry, just like they do on the show.
After a few quiet weeks, we have a lot of movement in the top 10 this week. There are five new songs, including our new No. 1 song this week. Miss A’s latest hit “Hush” debuted only at No. 20 a week ago but moved up 19 spots to take over as our new No. 1 song, easily winning over last week’s No. 1 Trouble Maker’s “Now.” Miss A hasn’t hit No. 1 on our chart since “Touch” in March of last year. Congratulations.
Drama viewers are definitely replying to tvN’s “Reply 1994,” tuning in every Friday and Saturday evenings to catch new episodes. Viewers of the drama responded to Saturday night’s episode 11, bringing in the highest ratings yet for the drama.
“Reply 1994’s” episode 11, which broadcasted on November 23, brought in an average viewer rating of 9.3%, while at one point of the drama, peaking at 10.6%. Nielson Korea showed a 0.5% increase from last Saturday’s episode 10 ratings. The drama’s 10th episode recorded an average rating of 8.8%, with the ratings peaking at 10.0% in one point of the drama. The best one minute viewership rating for episode 11 was during the tense exchange between Trash (actor Jung Woo) and Chil Bong (actor Yoo Yeon Suk). As the average viewership ratings of Korean cable dramas are significantly lower due to the limited availability of cable, a cable drama’s ability to peak in the double digits is considered a phenomenal success.
This could be good or bad news for “Reply 1994” fans.
On November 29, a representative from tvN stated, “We decided to extend ‘Reply 1994’ by one episode so there will be a total of 21 episodes. The drama is currently in the middle of its story, but we decided to extend it an episode because it would have been difficult to explain the story in 20 episodes.”
“Reply 1994” is currently receiving a lot of attention for breaking the viewership ratings for cable dramas. ABG Nielsen reported that its latest episode, episode 11, had a viewership rating of 9.3%, which is exceptionally high for cable channels. Cable dramas are considered successful if they pass 1% and are labeled highly successful if they pass 5%.
Actors Jung Woo and Kim Woo Bin’s stars are rising. The two are said to be highly sought-after by the movie industry these days.
Both these actors are receiving love calls from Chungmuro (Korea’s “Hollywood”), and both are currently appearing on screens with popular shows- Jung Woo in tvN’s Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994” and Kim Woo Bin with his movie “Friend 2” and SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “The Heirs.”
Actress Lee Yeon Hee recently talked about being compared to Go Ara.
On December 16, there was a production press conference for MBC’s new drama, “Miss Korea,” with producer Kwon Seok Jang, and cast members Lee Sun Kyun, Lee Yeon Hee, Lee Sung Min, Song Sun Mi, Lee Mi Sook, Lee Ki Woo, and Go Seong Hee.
At the press conference, Lee Yeon Hee said, “Because we’re under the same agency, I get a lot of questions comparing me to Go Ara. But actors make their own characters, so I don’t worry about it. Through “Reply 1994,” I think Go Ara will do even better in the future.”
Clara has been enjoying a lot of attention this year!
Naver is the most popular search portal in Korea, holding over 70% of the market share. According to Naver“s “2013 Popular Searches” released on December 26, Clara ranked in first place for all search terms, whether they took place on the computer or on mobile devices. Quite a lot of people were looking her up on the internet! She even took first place for the “Skyrocketing Increase in Rank” in the computer rankings.
Cable tvN Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994” broke the 10% ratings barrier with its penultimate episode on Friday.
According to Nielsen Korea, Episode 20, which aired on December 27, scored an average viewership of 10.1%, with real-time ratings peaking at 12.4%. This was higher than Episode 19’s average ratings of 9.2% and peak of 11.8%. “Reply 1994” took the top spot on combined cable, satellite and IPTV ratings among programs in the same time slot.
On December 27, it was reported Yoo Yeon Suk of “Reply 1994” gave out free hugs in the busy street of Myeongdong, Seoul, and thousands of people showed up at the scene of the event.
Well, there’s more good news for “Reply 1994” fans in Korea. Actor Jung Woo, who plays Trash in the drama, will also be giving out free hugs on the last day of 2013.
On December 29, it was announced on the “Reply 1994” official Twitter account, “In order to repay the love you’ve shown for ‘Reply 1994,’ Jung Woo will be giving free hugs! We will be able to greet everyone with even more joy since our ratings reached over 10%. Hope to see everyone in front of L department store on December 31 at 1 PM!”
Although tvN“s drama “Reply 1994” finished up over the weekend, the cast and crew will be returning to their fans one last time for a special broadcast.
On December 30, the production crew wrote on their official Twitter, “Epilogue! We will be releasing undisclosed videos like good scenes chosen by the youths of Korea, selcas of the seven [actors], and NGs. Reply this week too!” and uploaded the preview video for this epilogue.
As 2013 is coming to a close, Google collected data to see which phrases were the most searched for in the country of South Korea throughout this past year. Unsurprisingly, many hit dramas, songs, and celebrities made the list. Check out the categories and the top ten searches in each one below!
In the overall trending search items, Psy“s “Gentleman” made the list at number two. Following Psy were athlete Ryu Hyun Jin, drama “The Sun of My Master,” and actor Park Si Hoo. Another one of Psy”s hit songs “Gangnam Style” made the list at number eight, followed by Clara and Crayon Pop!
Stills from actress Jung Yoo Mi‘s (not the Jung Yoo Mi who was in appears with Jung Joon Young in “We Got Married“) pictorial shoot with fashion magazine Sure have been released, and one thing is certain. The actress retains her youthful appearance, despite the fact that she’ll be turning 31 this year.
The actress was in indie film “Our Sunhi,” released in September 2013, starring alongside Lee Sun Kyun (currently in MBC drama “Miss Korea“). She also made a cameo on the last episode of “Reply 1994,” appearing as Chilbong’s (Yoo Yeon Seok) possible future love interest.
The entertainment world sees a bunch of rookies every single year. But it”s not just rookie artists that get to see the light of day – sometimes, entertainers who have been in the game for years suddenly get their big break.
And 2013 sure had a lot of breakthrough stars, ranging from just-debuted rookies to veterans who debuted-15-years-ago. Check out the biggest breakthrough stars of 2013, in no particular order!
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