The strength to do things that are not in our nature …. that’s Love – Yoon Yoon Jae
Reply 1997 is like that song on the B side of an album you fall in love with, no one thinks its good enough, but it turns out to be the songs that will forever be a part of your life OST. I think Reply 1997 was just the same, nobody once thought it would be good enough, but it turns out to be one of the best dramas ever, scattering your favourite top ten drama lists.
Some dramas have stories and plots, this drama has a vibe,to me it seemed like this Drama is more alive than others. If you are a 90’s kid, you will relate to every feeling, every situation, every dialogue and every character. Every character is lovable and all of them are important for moving the story along, it is not just the OTP, but also the environment their relationships with others, their growing apart, and then growing back together again.
You will identify with crazy fan obessesion that some of us had going on, the unbreakable friendships, love, school, college, working and coming of age, along with the complications of dial up internet connection, pagers, brick heavy mobile phones, CDs, waiting for your favourite artists to release the albums and tamagotchis ( I really wish those make a comeback….lol), there are no bad guys, except maybe time and confused inexperienced breakable hearts that learn and find what they were searching for and are strengthened by the journey.
Its one of the dramas just like Boys over flowers, SUFBB, 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Personal Taste, that you will want to watch over and over again, its like a first love, you will keep coming back to it.
I won’t even try to give you a run-down on the whole drama because I don’t know where to start and if I did I would not be able to stop, but this is a must watch drama, after watching it 3 times over ( learning all the dialogues, knowing every line) I can truly say, dramas like Reply 1997 are the reason I love Kdramas, and I am up for round 4. :), after which I want to go to film school and make beautiful movies and dramas just like this. Till then…..
All For you: Eun Ji and Seo In Guk
Leeds : May you live in Happiness
-Here’s to Round 4 of Reply 1997
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