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“Reply 1994” PD Shin Won Ho Working on New Drama
“Reply 1994” Pd Shin Won Ho Working On New Drama

“Reply 1994” PD Shin Won Ho Working on New Drama

News via soompi.com

PD Shin Won Ho directed 2012’s “Reply 1997,” which starred Jung Eun Ji (A Pink), Seo In Guk, Shin So Yul and Eun Ji Won. The drama was a raging success, which led to “Reply 1994” airing last October, with Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Do Hee, Son Ho Joon and Baro (B1A4).

Although fans of his work may be disappointed to hear that PD Shin’s next project will not be “Reply” Part 3, they will without a doubt be curious and excited to see how this will turn out.

‘Reply 1994’ returns with a drama concert
‘Reply 1994’ Returns With A Drama Concert

‘Reply 1994’ returns with a drama concert

News via english.kbs.co.kr

The cable TV channel, tvN’s nationwide popular drama in 2013, ‘Reply 1994’ held a special drama concert on February 15 at Kyunghee University Grand Peace Hall in Seoul. The live concert featured by its cast including Jung Woo, Go Ara, Kim Sung Kyun, Do Hee and veteran singers of the soundtrack. Go Ara, who played main character Seong Da-jeong, kicked off the stage with Park Ki-young’s song ‘Start’ and a great number of hit songs from 1990’s were presented during the concert. The main event of the concert was ‘a talk time’ with four main casts by MC Yoon Jong-shin. The MC interviewed four drama stars and their unpredictable and witty answers made the concert hall full of laughter. In addition, the singers including The Blue, 015B, and Kim Jo-han who sang drama’s original soundtracks also performed on the stage and brought back old memories in 1990’s. The concert was ended with the last encore ‘A scar deeper than love’ by Jung Woo and Go Ara, attracting 7,000 drama fans.

'Reply 1994 Drama Concert' to feature special appearances by the cast and more
'reply 1994 Drama Concert' To Feature Special Appearances By The Cast And More

'Reply 1994 Drama Concert' to feature special appearances by the cast and more

News via allkpop.com

A CJ EM concert rep stated, "Yoon Jong Shin, who was at the prime of his singing career during the 90s, will host the "Reply 1994 Drama Concert"... Solid"s main vocalist and "Korea"s RB godfather" Kim Jo Han, folk singer of the "90s Hong Dae Kwang, and Hi.ni, who is receiving love for "Can"t Love You" for the "Reply 1994" OST, will also showcase her never-before-seen charms."

We all know you still can"t get enough of the drama, so tvN has an extra treat with a special broadcast titled, "Reply 1994 Through Music", which will also air on January 31 at 10 PM KST!

[Review] Looking Back at "Reply 1997" and "Reply 1994"

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Shi Won used to scratch Yoon Jaes chin like a puppy, which Trash did to Binggeurae as well. Mom and Dads cat-and-dog fighting followed by kiss-and-makeup behavior was reflected in Shi Won and Yoon Jae’s and Trash and Na Jung’s relationships. Cant be without a fangirl in a drama set at the inception of the idol groupsShi Won spends a night camping outside Tony Ahn’s house, Yoon Jin camped outside Seo Taiji’s house more than once. Both Sung families were unfortunate enough to lose a family member, Song Joo in 1997 and Na Jung’s brother in 1994, but rather than the family breaking down, there was room for new members to move in. Sung Jae and Sam Cheon Pothe casting of obviously older-looking actors to play younger parts. The series kept the guessing game of ‘who is the husband’ till the very end, and episodes became longer and longer as writers couldn’t cut interesting issues out of episodes. The original 1997 drama was only 16 half-hour episodes, aired back-to-back on Thursdays, except for the final two episodes which were 1-hour episodes aired separately. 1994 couldn’t help but add 5 more episodes to the drama to flesh out the story more, airing onea half hour episodes every Friday and Saturday.

In 1997, there was a time jump of 6 years before Shi Won reunited with Yoon Jae and the two finally got together. There wasn’t such a huge jump in 1994, as the drama worked through the years episode by episode, and the friendships remained close throughout the whole time. Na Jung never wavered; for her, it was Trash right from the beginning.

Our 1994ers are Seoul college students, while the 1997ers were high school students living in Busan. How was it plausible to squeeze in a cameo or two? The timelines intersected when Trash went over to Busan for a one-year residency and revealed his maturity level by getting into a fight with Shi Won on a bus over H.O.T music. Trash also gave us his opinion on each of the 97ers who were riding the bus with Shi Won. Later on, Shi Won played a crucial role in picking Na Jung’s ring, flatly rejecting Trash’s choice of the gaudiest ring in the shop. But where was Eun Ji Won? He turned up at the end of the episode, a shy student being tutored by Na Jung.

Goodbye “Reply 1994,” Final Episode Ratings
Goodbye “Reply 1994,” Final Episode Ratings

Goodbye “Reply 1994,” Final Episode Ratings

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Cable network tvN’s Friday-Saturday drama “Reply 1994” recorded average ratings of 11.9% and a peak rating of 11.9% for its final episode, broadcast on December 28. That’s a 1.8% improvement in average ratings from the previous episode aired on Friday, which scored 10.1% in ratings, making Episode 21 the most watched episode of the drama. This also means that excluding the three terrestrial broadcasters (SBS, MBC and KBS), “Reply 1994” has the distinction of being the most highly rated drama of all time.

Peak 1-minute ratings for the final episode was a heartwarming scene in which Sam Cheon Po (Kim Sung Kyun) and Haitai (Son Ho Joon) were packing blankets in preparation for moving house. It didn’t matter who the original owner of the blanket was, because “what’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours,” reinforcing that their friendship was special.

In Episode 21, “To the 90s,” it was finally revealed that Trash (Jung Woo) is Na Jung’s (Go Ara) husband. Having spent the past 20 or so years as brother and sister, Na Jung’s first love and special someone, Trash, was revealed to be the mysterious Kim Jae Joon, proving that sometimes, first loves can work out.

'Reply 1994' to broadcast a special episode
'reply 1994' To Broadcast A Special Episode

'Reply 1994' to broadcast a special episode

News via dkpopnews.net

The 2 last episodes are coming near and the viewers are really curious about who is Najung's husband. In episode 19, Chilbong returned to Korea and confessed his feeling once again to her, and the climax was when the triangle Trash-Najung-Chilbong had an unexpected reunion at the hospital.

"Reply 1994" Writers Tease Cast with First Half of Final Episode Script

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Cable channel tvN drama “Reply 1994” will be ending this week. Now on the final leg of filming, the cast have been given the script for last episode, in which the conclusion to the story lies.

The cast are mostly convinced by the ending received. One of cast member told Star News, “This is a satisfactory ending for us,” while another revealed, “There may be a little something missing, but I think this is the ending that viewers want.”

However, the twist is that the cast have only received the first half of the script. Apparently, several versions of the remaining half of the script are being prepared, so the tension among the cast will be kept up till the very end.

Yoon Min Soo to Make Brief Cameo in Popular Drama, "Reply 1994"
Yoon Min Soo To Make Brief Cameo In Popular Drama, "reply 1994"

Yoon Min Soo to Make Brief Cameo in Popular Drama, "Reply 1994"

News via soompi.com

You might already know Yoon Min Soo as the beloved father of Hoo from the adorable variety show, “Dad, Where Are You Going?” He is also a part of the RB group Vibe, who were active in the early 2000’s. Vibe has since released five albums, their most recent one being, “Organic Sound.” 

The singer was recently taped for a small part in the popular tvN drama series, “Reply 1994” and was reported to have completed filming his scene on December 18. This would be Yoon Min Soo’s first time trying his hand at acting!

“Reply 1994” drama representatives told the press, “Although it’s not a heavy role, we anticipate that his cameo is bound to bring much entertainment to viewers. Since Yoon Min Soo had never acted before, we thought the viewers would especially find his cameo appearance refreshing, which ultimately influenced our casting decision.” 

"Reply 1994" Episode 16 Trailer Previews Seo In Guk and Jung Eun Ji's Cameo, and Baro Confessing

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The trailer shows the leads of Reply 1997, Seo In Guk and A Pinks Jung Eun Ji, making their much talked about cameo appearance. It shows the two as high school students taking the bus, sitting in the back together. We also see the backs of the other Reply 1997 cast making their cameos- Hoya, Lee Shi Yeon, and Shin So Yul- waiting for the bus along with Jung Eun Ji and Seo In Guk. Although the face cannot be scene, it looks like Jung Woos character, Trash, gets into an argument with the Reply 1997 crew on the bus. The trailer ends with NG-cuts of the scene.  

The preview also shows Baros character, Binggeurae, participating in a MT (membership training), and also eating with who we can assume to be Trash. Binggeurae says, Im very happy because you are there, sunbae, and looks at Trash with a meaningful and sad gaze.

Music Video “Farewell for Myself” Highlights the Love Triangle in “Reply 1994”

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As if we didn’t get enough of the confusing love triangle in tvN’s “Reply 1994,” Dia’s music video for the drama’s ost, “Farewell to Myself” highlights the intricate relationships.

On December 5, the music video of “Farewell for Myself” was released, which followed the love triangle between “Reply 1994” character Chil Bong, Na Jung, and Garbage. With seven more episodes to go, and the question of the identity of Na Jung’s husband, fans can refresh their minds of the possible candidates through the music video.

“Farewell for Myself” is a remake of the 1994 song that had been released in Kim Hye Lim’s fourth album. DIA does exceptionally well in creating the remake into her own style through her deep and unique voice.