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Reply 1988
Reply 1988
(Hangul: 응답하라 1988; RR: Eungdapara 1988) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Ryu Jun-yeol
Ryu Jun-yeol
and Lee Dong-hwi.[1][2][3] Set in the year 1988, it revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood of Ssangmun-dong, Dobong District, Northern Seoul.[4] It aired every Friday and Saturday from November 6, 2015, to January 16, 2016, on tvN at 7:50 (KST) for 20 episodes.[5][6] Reply 1988
Reply 1988
is the third installment of tvN's Reply series.[7] It received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.[8][9]


1 Cast

1.1 Main 1.2 Supporting 1.3 Extended 1.4 Special

2 Production 3 Soundtrack

3.1 OST Part 1 3.2 OST Part 2 3.3 OST Part 3 3.4 OST Part 4 3.5 OST Part 5 3.6 OST Part 6 3.7 OST Part 7 3.8 OST Part 8 3.9 OST Part 9 3.10 OST Part 10 3.11 OST Part 11

4 Ratings 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Cast[edit] Main[edit]

as Sung Duk-seon/Sung Soo-yeon[10]

The middle child of her family, she is infamously ranked 999th in school and is the only girl in their group of five neighborhood friends.

Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
as Choi Taek[11]

A genius Go player who is mostly quiet and struggles with simple day-to-day tasks

Go Kyung-pyo
Go Kyung-pyo
as Sung Sun-woo

A student council president, caring brother and dependable son to his family.

Ryu Jun-yeol
Ryu Jun-yeol
as Kim Jung-hwan

Stoic and sarcastic, he grumbles a lot, smart and studious and loves soccer.

Lee Dong-hwi
Lee Dong-hwi
as Ryu Dong-ryong

Loves dancing and singing, he is wise beyond his age.


Sung family

Sung Dong-il
Sung Dong-il
as Sung Dong-il
Sung Dong-il
(Duk-seon's father) Lee Il-hwa as Lee Il-hwa (Duk-seon's mother) Ryu Hye-young
Ryu Hye-young
as Sung Bo-ra (Duk-seon's older sister) Choi Sung-won as Sung No-eul (Duk-seon's younger brother)

Kim family

Kim Sung-kyun
Kim Sung-kyun
as Kim Sung-kyun
Kim Sung-kyun
(Jung-hwan's father) Ra Mi-ran
Ra Mi-ran
as Ra Mi-ran
Ra Mi-ran
(Jung-hwan's mother) Ahn Jae-hong as Kim Jung-bong (Jung-hwan's older brother)

Sun-woo family

Kim Sun-young as Kim Sun-young (Sun-woo's mother) Kim Seol as Sung Jin-joo (Sun-woo's little sister)

Neighborhood residents

Choi Moo-sung as Choi Moo-sung (Taek's father) Yoo Jae-myung as Ryu Jae-myung (Dong-ryong's father)


Lee Min-ji as Jang Mi-ok (Duk Seon's friend) Lee Se-young as Wang Ja-hyun (Duk Seon's friend) Song Young Kyu as Sun-young's older brother Lee Mi-yeon as adult Sung Duk-seon Kim Joo-hyuk as adult Sung Duk-seon's Husband Jeon Mi-seon
Jeon Mi-seon
as adult Sung Bo-ra Woo Hyun as adult Sung No-eul Yong Young-jae as director of Korea Baduk Association Bae Yoo-ram


Kim Young-ok as Duk Seon's grandmother (ep. 2) Jung Won-joong as Dong-il's older brother (ep. 2) Kim Su-ro
Kim Su-ro
as snack shop owner (ep. 3) Lee Moon-se
Lee Moon-se
(voice) as radio DJ (ep. 6) Park Ji-yoon as TV interviewer (ep. 7) Park Jung-min as Bo-ra's boyfriend (ep. 8) Kim Tae-hoon as Cardiac surgeon (ep. 8) Lee Soo-kyung as Lee Soo-kyung, No-eul's girlfriend (ep. 8) Jung Yoo-min as Bo-ra's friend (ep. 8) Jung Hae-in
Jung Hae-in
as Ho-young, Deok-sun's middle school friend (ep. 13) Shin Young-jin as Class President's mother (ep.14) Jung Woo
Jung Woo
as Kim Jae-joon/Trash (ep.18) Go Ara
Go Ara
as Sung Na-Jung (ep.18)


Leads Hyeri
and Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
in costume at a fan-signing event for the series, February 2016

Reply 1988
Reply 1988
marked the third collaboration between director Shin Won-ho, screenwriter Lee Woo-jung and actors Sung Dong-il
Sung Dong-il
and Lee Il-hwa after Reply 1997
Reply 1997
(2012) and Reply 1994
Reply 1994
(2013). Kim Sung-kyun, who co-starred in 1994 also joined the cast. The first script-reading was held on August 2015.[12] Choi Taek, played by Park Bo-gum, was loosely based on the real-life Go player, Lee Chang-ho.[13] Unlike the previous Reply series, 1988 focused more on filial bond than romance between characters with director Shin saying that most of the story was about family, and only a small fraction was about Duk-seon’s love.[14]

"...during filming, nothing is to interfere with the development of the main story. So, right from the beginning, we have already decided that Deoksun will end up together with Taek eventually." -Director Shin Won-ho at the 22nd Shanghai Television Festival, 2016[15][16]

Soundtrack[edit] Like its predecessors, the soundtrack for Reply 1988
Reply 1988
also consists of remakes of old songs. OST Part 1[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Youth (청춘) (Rock Ver.)" (Kim Feel) Kim Chang-wan Kim Chang-wan Sanulrim 4:27

2. "Youth (청춘) (feat. Kim Chang-wan)" (Kim Feel) Kim Chang-wan Kim Chang-wan Sanulrim 3:40

OST Part 2[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Don't Worry Dear (걱정말아요 그대)" (Lee Juck) Jeon In-gwon Jeon In-gwon Jeon In-gwon 3:51

OST Part 3[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "A Little Girl (소녀)" (Oh Hyuk) Lee Young-hoon Lee Young-hoon Lee Moon-sae 3:33

OST Part 4[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Hyehwa-dong (or Ssangmun-dong) (혜화동 (혹은 쌍문동))" (Park Bo-ram) Kim Chang-ki Kim Chang-ki Zoo 4:22

OST Part 5[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "All I Have to Give You is Love (네게 줄 수 있는건 오직 사랑뿐)" (December) Ji Geun-sik Ji Geun-sik Byun Jin Sub 3:31

OST Part 6[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Violet Fragrance (보라빛향기)" (Wable) Kang Susie Yoon Sang Kang Susie 3:44

OST Part 7[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Together (함께)" (Noel) Do Yoon-kyung Park Kwang-hyun Park Kwang-hyun 4:33

OST Part 8[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Everyday With You (매일 그대와)" (Sojin (Girl's Day)) Choi Sung-won Choi Sung-won Deulgukhwa 3:16

OST Part 9[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "As Time Goes By (세월이 가면)" (Kihyun) Choi Myung-sub Choi Gwi-sub Choi Ho-sub 3:49

OST Part 10[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "Let's Forget It (이젠 잊기로 해요 )" (Yeo-eun (Melody Day)) Lee Jang-hee Lee Jang-hee Kim Wan-sun 3:58

OST Part 11[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Original Singer Length

1. "기억날 그날이 와도" (NC.A) Oh Tae-ho Oh Tae-ho Hong Song-min 3:45


Episode # Original broadcast date Title Average audience share

AGB Nielsen Ratings[17] TNmS Ratings[18]

Nationwide Seoul
National Capital Area Nationwide

1 November 6, 2015 Hand in Hand 6.1% 6.7% 6.5%

2 November 7, 2015 The One Thing You're Mistaken About Me 6.8% 7.4% 6.7%

3 November 13, 2015 Not Guilty If You’re Rich, Guilty If You’re Poor 7.8% 8.4% 8.6%

4 November 14, 2015 Can't help ~ing 8.3% 8.7% 8.0%

5 November 20, 2015 Ready for Winter 10.1% 10.8% 9.6%

6 November 21, 2015 The First Snow Is Coming 9.3% 10.0% 8.8%

7 November 27, 2015 To You 11.0% 11.4% 10.2%

8 November 28, 2015 One Warm Word 11.3% 12.2% 10.7%

9 December 4, 2015 Crossing The Line 11.6% 12.2% 10.2%

10 December 5, 2015 Memory 13.4% 13.9% 12.5%

11 December 11, 2015 Three Different Prophecies 12.2% 13.3% 12.3%

12 December 12, 2015 Loving Someone Means 13.1% 13.8% 11.8%

13 December 18, 2015 Superman Has Returned 12.9% 13.4% 12.2%

14 December 19, 2015 Don't Worry, Dear 15.1% 16.0% 13.2%

15 December 25, 2015 Between Love and Friendship 15.2% 16.3% 13.6%

16 December 26, 2015 Life is Ironic - 1 15.4% 16.0% 12.6%

17 January 8, 2016 Life is Ironic - 2 15.5% 16.5% 15.5%

18 January 9, 2016 Goodbye, My First Love 17.2% 17.8% 16.2%

19 January 15, 2016 You Did Your Best 17.6% 18.6% 17.9%

20 January 16, 2016 Goodbye, Youth Goodbye, Ssangmun-dong 18.8% 19.6% 18.4%

Average 12.43% 13.15% 11.8%

0 October 30, 2015 Guide 2.996% – –

Special January 2, 2016 Behind 7.021% – 6.7%

This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS). The series set a record by receiving over 200 million cumulative views within a month of its official online premiere in China.[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.


16th Top Chinese Music Awards

Best International Artist Park Bo-gum Won

52nd Paeksang Arts Awards

Best Drama Reply 1988 Nominated

Best Director (TV) Shin Won-ho Won

Best Actress (TV) Ra Mi-ran Nominated

Best New Actor (TV) Ryu Jun-yeol Won

Ahn Jae-hong Nominated

Lee Dong-hwi Nominated

Best New Actress (TV) Ryu Hye-young Nominated

Lee Hye-ri Nominated

Best Scripwriter (TV) Lee Woo-jung Nominated

Most Popular Actor (TV) Park Bo-gum Nominated

Ryu Jun-yeol Nominated

Most Popular Actress (TV) Lee Hye-ri Nominated

Ryu Hye-young Nominated

Ra Mi-ran Nominated

4th Annual DramaFever

Best Rising Star Park Bo-gum Won [20]

Best Kiss Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
& Lee Hye-ri Won

11th Seoul
International Drama Awards

Best Miniseries Reply 1988 Nominated

5th APAN Star Awards

Best Director Shin Won-ho Won

Best Supporting Actor Choi Moo-sung Nominated

Best Supporting Actress Kim Sun-young Nominated

Best New Actor[21] Park Bo-gum Won

Best New Actress Lee Hye-ri Won

9th Korea Drama Awards

Best New Actor Ahn Jae-hong Nominated

Lee Dong-hwi Nominated

Top Excellence Award, Actor Park Bo-gum Nominated

Best New Actress Lee Hye-ri Nominated

Best Original Soundtrack Lee Juck
Lee Juck
("Don't Worry Dear") Nominated

tvN10 Awards

Grand Prize (Daesang), Drama Reply 1988 Won [22]

Best Content Award, Drama Won

Best Actor Sung Dong-il Nominated

Acting Award Won

Asia Star Award Park Bo-gum Won

Rising Star Award, Actor Ryu Jun-yeol Won

Rising Star Award, Actress Lee Hye-ri Won

Scene-Stealer, Actor Kim Sung-kyun Won

Lee Dong-hwi Nominated

Scene-Stealer, Actress Ra Mi-ran Won

Kim Sun-young Nominated

Lee Il-hwa Nominated

Ryu Hye-young Nominated

Made in tvN, Actor in Drama Park Bo-gum Nominated

Ryu Jun-yeol Nominated

Made in tvN, Actress in Drama Lee Hye-ri Nominated

Two Star Award Go Kyung-pyo Nominated

Best Kiss Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
& Lee Hye-ri Nominated

8th Melon Music Awards

Best OST Oh Hyuk ("A Little Girl) Nominated

18th Mnet Asian Music Awards

Best OST Lee Juck
Lee Juck
("Don't Worry Dear") Won [23]

1st Asia Artist Awards

Best Rookie Award, Actor Ryu Jun-yeol Won

Asia Star Award, Actor Park Bo-gum Won [24]


^ Kwon, Ji-youn (November 16, 2015). "'Reply 1988' draws big response". The Korea Times. Retrieved December 8, 2015.  ^ Kim, Jae-heun (November 9, 2015). "Will Reply 1988
Reply 1988
inherit success of its previous seasons?". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 12, 2015.  ^ Jin, Min-ji (May 19, 2015). "Cast confirmed for next Reply drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 9, 2015.  ^ " Reply 1988
Reply 1988
ready to captivate viewers". The Korea Times. September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.  ^ Won, Ho-jung (November 8, 2015). "Creators lower expectations for Reply 1988". The Korea Herald. Retrieved December 8, 2015.  ^ " Reply 1988
Reply 1988
Producer Says "Mystery Husband" Theme Will Return". News Nate. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.  ^ "The Power of Pop Culture in "Reply 1988"". The New Yorker.  ^ " Reply 1988
Reply 1988
Writes Cable Television History". Stoo Asaie.  ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%  ^ " Hyeri
& Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
Cast in "Reply 1988"". Segye.  ^ ""Reply 1988" Finalizes its Cbast with Hyeri
& Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
Ryu Hye-young
Ryu Hye-young
& Go Kyung-pyo". The Fact.  ^ ""Reply 1988" Reveals Stills from First Script Reading". Naver.  ^ "이창호 "어릴 적 친구 없었는데, 최택은 많아 부러웠다" [출처: 중앙일보] 이창호 "어릴 적 친구 없었는데, 최택은 많아 부러웠다"". JoonGang.  ^ "'응팔' 신원호 PD, 류준열 분량 실종에 입 열다 "외압 없다"". Nate.  ^ "Shin Won Ho PD at the 22nd Shanghai TV Festival". Reply 1988. Contrary to normal drama productions, we have a team of writers working together on this drama. Every writer can express their views and I will choose ideas from different writers. Having ten people with IQ of 130 is smarter than having just one person with IQ of 200. However, no matter how many people there are working on the script, before we start filming, we will fix the main storyline. This is the direction that is approved by everyone, during filming, nothing is to interfere with the development of the main story. So, right from the beginning, we have already decided that Deoksun will end up together with Taek eventually.  ^ ""东爱"编剧坂元裕二、"请回答"系列导演申沅昊作客电视节论坛 热议定制与独播趋势下的亚洲电视剧产业". TouTiao.  ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 16, 2016.  ^ ": TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다.  :". www.tnms.tv. Retrieved January 16, 2016.  ^ "K-drama 'Reply 1988' sweeps 200 million views in China". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2016-11-25.  ^ "2016 한류팬이 뽑은 최고의 배우는 지성-박보영". Yonhap News.  ^ "APAN Star Awards". Daum.  ^ "tvN10 Awards Honor The Best Variety Shows And Dramas Of The Past 10 Years". Naver.  ^ "[2016MAMA] 이적, '응팔-걱정말아요그대' 베스트OST 수상 (feat.권혁수)". Naver.  ^ " Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum
wins Asia Star Award for "Reply" and "Moonlight"". OSEN. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Korean) Reply 1988
Reply 1988
at HanCinema Reply 1988
Reply 1988
on IMDb

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