Reply to 1997 (응답하라 1997)


Title: 응답하라 1997 / Reply 1997
Chinese Title: 回答1997
Also Known as: Answer to 1997 / Answer Me 1997
Genre: Sitcom
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2012-July-24 to 2012-Sep-18
Air time: Tuesday 23:00 (2 episodes back to back)


This drama will focus on the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when idol groups took center stage and K-pop was blossoming.

It tells the story of 6 former high school friends from a school in Busan who meet again in 2012 and brings back memories to 1997 when they were still high school students. Moving back and forth between the ’90s and today, the story centers on the life of Sung Si Won (Jung Eun Ji), who idolizes boyband H.O.T. and her 5 high school friends.


Main Cast

Jung Eun Ji as Sung Si Won
Seo In Guk as Yoon Yoon Je
Shin So Yool as Mo Yoo Jeong
Hoya as Kang Joon Hee
Eun Ji Won as Do Hak chan
Lee Shi Un as Bang Sung Jae

Extended Cast

Sung Dong Il as Sung Dong Il (Shi Won’s father)
– Kang Kyun Sung (강균성) as young Dong Il (ep 9)
Lee Il Hwa as Lee Il Hwa (Shi Won’s mother)
– Park Cho Rong as young Il Hwa (ep 9)
Song Jong Ho as Yoon Dae Woong (Yoon Jae’s brother)
No Ji Yeon (노지연) as Jang Dan Ji
Jung Kyung Mi (정경미) as Kyung Mi / Eun Dok Ki
Kim Sun Ah (김선아) as Sun Ah / Eun Gak Ha


Kim Gook Jin as MC of Star Date (ep 1)
Tony Ahn as himself (ep 1, 3)
Kim Ye Won (김예원) as Sung Song Joo (Shi Won’s older sister) (ep 4, 9)
Siwan as ROTC student (ep 4)
Lee Yoon Suk (이윤석) as Lee Dong Gyu (ep 5)
Kim Jong Min (김종민) as doctor (ep 5)
Shin Bong Sun (신봉선) as Busan club H.O.T. president (ep 6)
Choo Min Ki as Chu Shin Soo (ep 8 )
Kim Tae Won (김태원) as karaoke room guest (ep 8 )
Jung Myung Ok (정명옥) as karaoke room guest (ep 8 )
Jung Joo Ri as karaoke room guest (ep 8 )
Park Ji Yoon as Joon Hee’s sixth older sister (ep 8 ) / seventh older sister (ep 10)
Ryu Dam as Lee Dae Ho (ep 8 )
Yoon Bo Mi (윤보미) as young Moon Jung Mi (Yoon Jae’s mother in 1968) (ep 9)
Yang Joon Hyuk (양준혁) as Yoon Joon Hyuk (Yoon Jae’s father in 1968) (ep 9)
Son Jin Young (손진영) as young Joon Hyuk (ep 9)
Kim Ki Wook (김기욱) as cell phone store salesman (ep 9)
Yoon Hyung Bin as Eun Dok Ki’s husband (ep 10)
Yang Se Hyung (양세형) as Eun Gak Ha’s husband (ep 10)
Ahn Young Mi (안영미) as Sechs Kies fanclub president (ep 10)
Kang Yoo Mi as H.O.T. fanclub president (ep 10)
Shin Dong Yup as MC of 1998 Golden Disk Awards (ep 10)
Lee Joo Yeon as Joo Yeon (ep 14)

Production Credits

Director: Shin Won Ho (신원호)
Screenwriter: Lee Sun Hye (이선혜), Kim Ran Joo (김란주)

Episode Title

Episode Title
1 Eighteen
2 Becoming more and more different
3 What you see is not everything
4 Fair play
5 Life’s counterattack
6 Love makes you do things you’ve never done
7 Future hopes
8 D-day
9 The thread of fate
10 The reason why I like you
11 The fairness of relationships
12 The meaning of hands
13 Later…no, now
14 Love Is Ordered by the Heart
15 While i loved you
16 The reason why first loves don’t last


The last episode of this drama aired on four cable channels: tvN, OCN, Mnet, and O’live. Therefore, the ratings was combined from these four channels. (Source)

Official Site or here

Trailer I & Trailer II

Behind the Scenes 1 & Behind the Scenes II

Press Conference


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Credit : Korean Drama


One response to “Reply to 1997 (응답하라 1997)

  • styrnsr

    Many K-dramas use the time setting of the past as the background story, e.g. Jeoson and 40’s era. Now they made it 90’s. Yeah, finally it comes !!! In this drama I recognize 3 songs, which are very familiar in my ears.

    1. Turbo – Twist King –> ep 8 33:32
    2. Turbo – December –> ep 9 50:54
    3. Kim Jong Kook – 사랑 스러워 –> ep 16 42:34 (almost full song)

    This is the first time I heard his songs as drama soundtrack. YAY !!!

    I’m really looking for the complete soundtrack list of this drama.
    Does anybody have it ? Please, kindly inform me. Thanks.

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