Eungdaphara 1997 is one of the most famous drama on TVN, a program on cable TV starring Seo In Gook and Jeong Eun Ji. I wasn't interested on the drama before but when they guessed at GO SHOW I decided to watch the last part of it. It was by chance when the last part was shown while I was changing the channel looking for an interesting program. The last part was so romantic. What I like the best is that it has an happy ending unlike Korean dramas or movies that usually end with sad ending.
And luckily, the drama was one of the special program that was shown on TV for three days during Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day) which was a long holiday so I watched the full show at 10:30-4:00p.m. from Monday-Wednesday.
Why is the title Eungdaphara 1997? Eungdaphara means "Answer or reply" in English and the scene happened in the year 1997. Each episodes have title. They are questions and they can be answered before each episode ends. Seo In Guk (Yoon Jae) and Jeong Eun Ji (Si Won) live in the same house. They have known each other since they were young because their parents were friends. But after the death of Seo In Guk's parents they were adopted by Jeong Eun Ji's parents.
Si Won's sister and Yoon Jae's brother love each other but Si Won's sister died of accident so as time goes by Yoon Jae's brother fell in love with Si Won because she has the same personality as her sister.
Si Won and Yoon Jae were MU (Mutual Understanding) since they were young but when Yoon Jae decided to tell his feelings to Si Won, his brother told his feelings to him for Si Won so he couldn't proposed. They have finished High School so they had to be separated for school and after a few years, they met again and their feelings were revealed. Yoon Jae's brother also found it out so he tried to find another girl to forget Si Won.
Si Won and Yoon Jae were happy together and they had a child. Yoon Jae's brother also found another girl. The drama was finished when they had a class reunion and Yoon Jae's brother was their teacher in High School so he was also there.
The drama is about love, school, and family. It's has some funny, romantic and touching stories so you will enjoy every episodes. You will never be bored watching it because of the mix feelings that you can have.
For me, Eungdaphara 1997 (Answer 1997/ Reply 1997) is one of the best drama of the year. Btw, Yoon Jae (Seo In Gook), the Superstar K winner is better to be an actor than a singer. He can sing well but I think he has a better future if he becomes an actor. He's good at acting.
Thanks Daum for the photo.