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The creation of tvN drama "Answer to 1997" went down in broadcasting history. There were no top stars and it wasn"t prepared by a writer or a producer. However, it made a hit with a few elements such as the 90s, retro, dialect and entertainment. "Answer to 1997" had many merits but what stood out the most was the balance between comedy and drama. It reached its peak in the sequel "Answer Me 1994".
The main things about the "Answer" series were the characters who were comical although it wasn"t comedy and the way the characters created entertainment in each episode. Producer Sin Won-ho from the KBS entertainment department and Lee Woo-jeong brought out their strong points and created such results.
A producer who specializes in entertainment and this is why "Producers" is likely to be compared to "Answer to 1997". Some say it is the birth of a ground-wave version of "Answer to 1997".
The conditions of "Producers" are much better. Producer Seo Soo-min-I from "Happy Together - 1 Night 2 Days" has control along with writer Park Ji-eun from dramas, "My Husband Got a Family" and "My Love from the Star". The two of them alone is issue enough but the cast also includes Cha Tae-hyeon and possibly Kong Hyo-jin and Kim Soo-hyeon-I.
However, too much good can lead to side effects. The conditions in which Sin Won-hyo and Lee Woo-jeong-I wrote "Answer to 1997" were barren. No one expected such a great hit to cause such an impact on cable. It wasn"t attempted before so there was no anticipation and the producer and writer were free from pressure, allowing them to make create their own colors.
"Producers" is different. An entertainment producer in the lead of an entertainment program has never been attempted before and the project is getting bigger. With the featuring of Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Cha Tae-hyeon and Kong Hyo-jin, failure is not an option. Park Ji-eun"s writing was the engine expected to bring all these elements together but no one can be too sure about that. It"s hard to imagine what a drama writer and an entertainment producer may create.
A broadcasting station personnel claims, "The cost for the cast and the writer alone may be outstanding, as well as the production cost, too. It might be risky". However, "Producers" is the drama of the year. Will it be successful with good enough ingredients to create it?
After telling myself for years that I can’t watch any Korean dramas, I was finally sucked into watching one. That one drama turned out to be Answer Me 1997, and it was like my life had got turned upside down. But what struck me the most as a K-pop fan was the main character, Shi Won. In many ways, she reminded me of my friends and I. While there are many moments we could relate to her, here are 5 times that prove Shi Won from Answer Me 1997 is just like us.
1. She’s just as devoted as we are
Being a K-pop fan also comes with some criticism. We are constantly being asked “Why do you listen to something you can’t understand?” or “Why are you so invested in these groups?” Well, the answer is simple! If we find something that makes us happy, do you really think we wouldn’t get invested in it? At least you’ll have something in your life that you can be passionate about. Second, yes the music is in Korean and it’s not a language I understand at the moment, but it’s not hard looking up a translation on Google. These days fandoms are very quick to translate songs and music shows. Plus, it’s a new pathway to learning a whole new culture and language. I mean, even I’m taking Korean classes now!
2. She got into college because of H.O.T., and people are doing theses in college over K-Pop
Yes, it is true! I’ve known some acquaintances to do theses about K-pop in undergraduate and graduate school. I think it’s fascinating to see people do this kind of research over K-pop. It just goes to show that K-pop can help with your school studies as well.
3. She defends her bias to the end, and you know you do too
If there’s one thing about Shi Won and her bias is that she was very protective over H.O.T. One of my favorite scenes has to be before the award show where H.O.T. fans and Sechkies fans were basically in an all out fan war! You know these days you feel slightly defensive when it comes to your favorite group. Granted, some people might be more forward with the way they show their protection over their favorite groups.
4. You know you sometimes wish you were born in Seoul
As a K-pop fan, the golden location is Seoul, South Korea. The place with a plethora of K-pop shows, merchandise, and if you’re lucky, you might get to see your bias in the flesh. Some fans’ goals are even to start living in Seoul eventually and somehow start working for their favorite groups. Sadly, reality is pretty harsh and can’t exactly be like a Korean drama, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to dream, right?
5. Just like her, you love every moment spent with your friends
One great thing about being a K-pop fan is all the friends you make along this crazy, wonderful journey. Having a friend who is dedicated to K-pop just as much as you are makes it 10 times more fun. Just imagine all the comebacks, music shows, and concert DVD parties you could have with friends.
Actor Lee Si Un revealed that he is seeing someone special.
On the October 2 episode of MBCs Radio Star, Lee Si Un appeared as a guest and mentioned that he has been dating his girlfriend for two weeks.
According to his confession, they got to know each other through the introduction of actor Kim Sung Oh and decided to go deeper in their relationship the first day they met.
MC Kim Gu Ra made fun of Lee Si Un playfully, You guys might break up by the day when this episode will be aired.
Later Lee Si Un gave his girlfriend a video message, saying, We have been seeing each other for 22 days and will be always together, forever. But soon, he added a correction and made viewers laugh by saying, Im just joking now. Dont take it seriously. I dont go clubbing.
Actor Seong Dong-il might star in the 2nd season of "Answer Me 1997 Season 2".
The role he would be playing is unsure as the synopsis hasn't been completed yet but the first season was a success and it's a good drama so he is trying to fit in the drama to his busy schedule.
Seong Dong-il appeared in "Answer Me 1997 Season 2" as a married couple with Lee Il-hwa.
"Answer Me 1997 Season 2" will be based in the year 1994 when basketball was a great trend then as well as the time Seo Taiji brought up a storm. The drama aims for September this year.
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"Answer Me 1997 Season 2" (2013)
Written by Lee Woo-jeong-I
A drama about basketball players in the 1990's.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2013
tvN drama "Answer to 1997" which successfully ended last year will start its second story.
It seems that the second season of "Answer to 1997" will be about basketball.
The season 2 of the drama will be based in 1994 with the subject matters being Woo Ji-won, Lee Sang-min, Moon Kyeong-eun and other basketball players who were the stars of the time.
The synopsis isn't out yet but as soon as it is, auditions for casting will take place.
Meanwhile, "Answer to 1997" is based in the year 1997 when H.O.T and Sechskies were hot and people carried around beepers, Walkmans, Tamagochis and played on DDRs.
“Answer Me 1997” was a 2012 cable drama hit that centered around the 1990s K-Pop fandom and with its success, tvN has been planning a second season as part of a “Reply” series.
There has been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding the focus of the new series and recently, on April 4, it was reported by a Korean news outlet that the second season will be about the basketball craze that consumed South Korea in the early 1990s. College basketball stars Lee Sang Min and Woo Ji Won were the hottest celebrities during that era with a fandom that rivaled the most popular K-Pop idols of that time. According to the report, the writers were interviewing the fanclub members of these stars, leading to conclusion that the new series would be about fandom like the previous one, but specifically about basketball.
However, new reports have come out contradicting the original source, with a representative from the drama production team saying, “It seems the news about the basketball plot came out while we were gathering different sources for the drama.” The rep continued, “It is still too early to say we have settled on a focus for season 2.”
Expectations for the second season are high as “Answer Me 1997” was praised for its realistic details and perspective into the 90s K-Pop fandom culture and elevated Seo In Guk and A Pink’s Jung Eunjis popularity to another level. While the second season is expected to air in the latter half of 2013, the plot focus still seems to be undecided.
What do the readers think? Was it a media play to see people’s reaction to a possible plot focus? Do you like the idea of a basketball fandom drama? What do you want the second season to be about?
This review I present to you as a long-promised work I promised my friend, King of Beer. He told me time and time again that this show was pure k-drama gold. After watching it not once, but three times, I set myself to writing this review. It's rather massive because, well, he were right.
"Answer to 1997" is amazing.
"Answer to 1997" features Jung Eun-ji, Seo In-guk, Shin So-yul, Eun Ji-won, Hoya and Lee Si-eon
It was a completely visceral show for me. I didn't think while I watched. I laughed, cried, cringed, yelled, and smiled without even realizing it. It was like I was part of the show, living it and feeling what everybody was feeling. It was nostalgia to the nth degree.
I started high school in the '90s and even though I'm American, the similarities in high school, friends, music, fangirling, arguing with parents, leaving for college, growing up and remembering the good ol' '90s were scarily uncanny. It was like they were telling my story.
It's the story of each kid who ever became an adult. It's the story of each adult who sees the child they once were within themselves.
As adults, we long for the past and what it meant to us. And that's what this show does for us. It brings us back. Or it brings "back" to us.
Answer me, 1997. Do you hear me? I think it's time for you to visit. (Without the bad hair.)
The story centers around two time periods: the late '90s and 2012. The '90s plotline depicts everyday life as a high schooler and focuses on the tales and antics of six friends. The 2012 plotline brings the friends back together for their class reunion.
The beauty of this setup is in its simplicity. It's just basic storytelling - and then they put a twist on it. We the viewers do not get to watch '90s segments straight through and then jump to 2012. It's scrambled. It is absolutely brilliant how the director and writer interchange the scenes from different time periods, focusing on a different theme in each episode, and paralleling occurrences past and present. A question is posed in each episode and through slow reveals, we discover the answer.
Important points to note about the '90s: takes place in Busan, lots of fangirling, first loves, blowouts with parents, growing pains, passing major historical milestones in '90s Korean history. The mundane content is what makes this show special. It's stuff everyone can relate to, whether they are Korean or not.
So we begin at the 2012 reunion where we meet the six main characters:
Sung Shi-won: A fiery, hot-tempered, earnest, crazy H.O.T fangirl, Tony Ahn-loving woman who is a writer.Mo Yoo-jung: A fickle, but sweet, woman who is Shi-won's best friend.Yoon Yoon-jae: An uptight, brilliant man who has been lifelong friends with Shi-won.Kang Joon-hee: A mild-mannered, sweet, intelligent man who is Yoon-jae's best friend. Joon-hee has confided his darkest secret only to Shi-won: his first love is Yoon-jae.Do Hak-chan: A porn-and-alcohol-loving Seoulite who clams up around women. Because he's played by Eun Ji-won, the writer definitely makes some plays on his Sechs Kies days that are ridiculously hysterical.Bang Sung-jae: The talkative, rather socially inept final member of the group who rounds things out and keeps everyone laughing. Shi-won voices over during the 2012 reunion. She explains that one couple will announce their engagement. w00t, now we can play detective!
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Its the end of the road for our journey back in time to the 90s, and the goodbye is bittersweet. We get rewarded with some answers and even some new surprises, as we close the chapter on first loves and find out how everyone grew up—along with, in spite of, and because of them.The finale set a new record for cable programs: average 6.22% ratings on tvN, a combined 7.55% (with all four networks that aired the episode), and an episode high of 9.47%. Hot damn
Added episode 16 for the Korean drama 'Answer to 1997'
Written by Lee Woo-jeong-I
With Jung Eun-ji, Seo In-guk, Shin So-yul, Eun Ji-won, Hoya, Lee Si-eon,...
An oldies sitcom based in the 90s which drew closer the trends of the 70s and 80s.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/07/24
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