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Answer Me series to go back to 1988 this summer?

The third series from the creators of tvN’s hit throwback dramas Answer Me 1997 and Answer Me 1994 has pretty much been in the works since the the end of 2013 (when Answer Me 1994 wrapped). Pre-production stalled for a considerable length of time this past year, but now with Misaeng in the rearview mirror, tvN seems more eager than ever to get PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung locked down for their as-yet-unnamed drama (aka the cable network’s next big hit). The wheels are back in motion for what will likely be a July premiere — the question now is what exactly that drama will be.

It probably goes without saying that the anticipation for this team’s third collaboration is high, which leads to lots of speculation in the press and lots of backpedaling from Shin PD every time one of these rumors surfaces about the direction of his next drama. The latest wave is pretty specifically about Answer Me 1988, which seems to be a strong contender for the third installment of the franchise, though producers were quick to say that it’s just one of many possibilities, and that the next drama might not even be another Answer Me series.

Obviously there’s a lot to focus on culturally and economically at the time of the Seoul Olympics in ’88, and the music would be Cho Yong-pil and Lee Moon-se (admittedly, this is more my parents’ music than my music, so it doesn’t quite have the same soundtrack-of-my-life immediacy that 1997 and 1994 had).

Honestly I’d rather the team do something entirely new, because I think we’ve seen enough of this formula, and I’d love to watch them tackle a fresh concept. It’s just not likely that the network is going to let go of their nostalgia-fueled cash cow anytime soon, so I’m fully expecting another Answer Me series to come around the bend. Okay, but… Is it too much to ask that we stop hunting for husbands this time? Let’s at least change up THAT part of the game, yeah?

Answer Me 1988, OR Answer Me Other Significant Year in Recent-ish Past, OR Drama That Is Not Answer Me… is planning to air on Fridays and Saturdays in July.

Via IS Plus, TV Report

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I'm glad Rim has a drama so there's lower chance he will get a 2nd lead role here.

(The shipping wounds......... they have not healed yet.)

Already sending out pity cards to fans of the second lead here. Whoever it is. (Or hey, maybe it'll be wife-hunting this time!)

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LOL but yeah! No more 2nd lead Rim, please!

Also I'm still not over Chilbongie *cries bitter tears*! If they go with the same formula I won't be shipping anyone until the last episode! I'm not in for that pain again :P
HAH and the wife hunting thing...someone on another forum had the same idea and I'd actually think that would be funny^^

And damn Answer Me 1994 was 2013? Holy crap where did the time go?

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88 is parent-generation, can we have dad or mom hunting?

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Sure! We can get a whole town of moms/dads who look exactly like the Reply97/94 parents.

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Wow that's a nice twist idea. Anyway, I gave up on reply 94 coz of the husband mystery even though I love the characters, it's just too frustrating. Honestly, not really looking forward to another installment esp if they want to do something similar. Reply 1997 still the best for me.

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no offense but jae rim is not a good actor. i used to like him but he hasn't improved in a while and reply is known for great acting. i doubt he will get a lead here..

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My poor poor Chilbongieeee TT. Yeah clearly the scar from that shipping war still exists.

So yes if Rim would have been in this drama it would have been 2nd lead in this drama it would have been unbearable. Especially after Surplus Princess ( still bitter about that too ><)

Now all that's left to is pray to the drama gods that they don't cast another actor I love as 2nd lead *prays*

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Answer me 1994 is the only drama that I shipped the second lead.. I totally expected her to end up with chillbongieee :(

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I'm okay with the husband guessing game as long as we don't take too long a time to get to the end. It's just too cruel. >< My wounds from the previous shipping war are not healed yet. My poor Chilbongie. T____T

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Maybe they should hunt for wife instead this time.

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HAHAHAHAHA!

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Ikr! ;-)

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Ok, that is a brilliant idea! They should definitely do that.

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well, if they keep going, they´ll reach my birth year.
1988, huh. turbulent times here
if we made a similar series, it would probably mean " fervent protesters who lost their ideals"...

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Excuse me for the intrusion, but do you mean Tiananmen ?!

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nope? I am not chinese

well difficult to explain. I think the end of 1980ies was very turbulent in many countries. all boiling, not breaking yet
so going back to that time would be interesting. even just from the news that would come from TV

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I hope, they will go back to the 16-episode-format.

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Just dont make another mystery husband hunt. Frankly, I'm stille a little bitter from being Chilbonged.

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agree. just please, not that husband mystery again. i will never recover from being Chilbonged.

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You know that there must be something inherently wrong with a drama, when calls itself a rom-com and yet leaves half of it's viewers with a PTSD :-D

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I will never forget about Chilbong. Never have I feel so cheated just because of drama. The pain is still lingering somewhere in my drama heart....

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Me too. Gosh all the drama surrounding the husband just about killed me..and the worst part was dealing with the disappointment of the finale which aired around Christmas time. The makers owe us compensation for all the heartbreak.

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Is it naive for me to hope that 'guess the husband' game won't happen again? But since they are keeping the franchise name it is unlikely that my wish will ever become true. Can I at least hope for shorter episodes?

On a plus side, I am very exited that it is set in 1988. Those flashbacks in Healer make me really want to see a drama about student political movements of the time. Also, Korean rock music! No K-pop! I am so glad that they chose the 80's instead of catering to Hallyu fans.

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If you like reading fiction, you might like the book "I'll Be Right There" by Shin Kyung-Sook-- it's about students in the 80's. I picked it up because Healer also got me interested in that time period!

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I love reading. Thanks for your recommendation! This book sound right up my alley.

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Thank you for the recommendation. I've been pretty blown away watching Kdramas and Korean movies that remind me how recent that turmoil was, and that the first democratic election was held in 1987. Of course the problems didn't end there, but goodness... that wasn't that long ago.

A plus of my Kdrama and film watching is that I've learned so much about that time period.

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I only ask for one thing: Please, no more cute expressions, they always use the same type of characters that don't exist in real life. Please, show us something new and don't use the typical resources

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What kind of characters are you talking about?

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It's great comedy, do not take that away!

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And that's why it's called a drama. The writer gets to write their own characters and the actors/actresses brings the character to life.

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Answer me 1997 is still my fav of of the answer me franchise :)

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I believe 110% in PD Shin and his team. Whatever it is, just bring it on!

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my first thought seeing this was: Oh no, not another one of that "out of these men one of them is my husband" I was so on chilbongi's ship that I cried so much and am still not over it. I did love AM1997 tho

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I LOVED "Answer me 1997" but I only liked "Answer me 1994".

The 1994 version felt waaaaay too long. They should have cut back on the number of episodes or even episode length.

And the "Who's the husband" game was interesting in the first drama, but it stretched for too long in the second one.

It would be nice is the Second Lead guy got the girl this time around.

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I second this! Loved loved loved AM97. AM94 was just okay for me.

Like many commenters here, I too am still traumatized that the team I shipped didn't happen in AM94. But I'm kind of used to that . . . this is dreamland after all.

However, I viscerally hated the excessive guess-which-one-I-married teasers in AM94. It wasn't so much the mystery aspect, it was that they had to dangle it in every. single. episode. and that was a huge mistake. They should have put it in the first episode and just revealed at the end of the drama. The teasers were pointless b/c they were never going to do the reveal until the end anyway.

I also thought the AM94 team just got greedy (adv revenue and all) which was why it was 20 episodes instead of 16. Those additional 4 episodes did them no favors.

But we're all still talking about it over a year later so I guess they don't care all that much what the viewers think.

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*21 episodes, not 20

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Omg, that last line is priceless.

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yea.. nuff for the husband mystery. Because this time I think we will be all on the same right ship. Unless they will pull something else this time like giving it to the second lead. Which will defeat the purpose of him calling that if he gets the girl. That thing about Chilbongie still haunts me. SLS surely cuts deep.

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Was hoping for 2002 but maybe it's too recent

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I heard rumors that it was going to be a 2002 one and focus on the world cup, but 97 or 94 covered this year to some extent.

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I'm hoping for 2002 too because since i'm 8 at that time, i kind of remember what happened around that time. So it would be nolstalgic for me too

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I must be a sucker for punishment, 'cos the OST of 1994 & 1997 automatically started rolling in my head...

I agree, though, the writers (from what I've seen of their Answer Me franchise) would be more than capable of tackling a new concept!

(btw, I wonder what happened to tvN's "Flower Boy" franchise - did it morph into something else, or have they abandoned it? Was Misaeng an Office Flower Boy instalment in disguise?)

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It was supposed to be a trilogy and all 3 dramas have aired.

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Ah, yes, 3 must be the magic number - thanks @Sour Grapes!

I remember thinking that tvN titles had "Flowers" everywhere! I think I must've been thinking of the Grandpas Over Flower series.

Well, I've yet to watch SUFBB (which many say is the best of the bunch), so I'd better get cracking on finishing that trilogy!

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SUFBB is definitely my favourite out of three. It is much more about friendship than romance. I am a little jealous that you haven't watched it yet, I wish I could experience it again :-)

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Shut Up Flower Boy Band is definitely the best of the three Flower Boy series - but you'd do better to find that out firsthand. Go watch!

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Agreeing with the rest, SUFBB was the best. The conflict, the emotions... So so good.
Trust me, just watch the first two episodes and you will be sucked.

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I haven't watched it either. I wasn't particularly swept away by the 2 Flower Boy's I've seen, so lost interest. But I've heard a lot of recommendations of SUFBB -- including from one of the head beanies in a panel discussion at KCon. Guess I'd better get on it.

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I'm just going to go ahead and echo what everyone has been saying: Watch It!

I was actually iffy about starting it, just because it looked just way out in left field silly with a supposedly serious premise. All the recommendations finally pushed me a few years later.. and I was sold. It was so good; definitely my favorite of all the Flower Boys series... and something I still think about and return to at times.

(Also, I heard somebody once say that Dating Agency Cyrano was a Flower Boys series, but I didn't think that was likely. Then again, I never did check it out nor did I read any news related to it since. XD)

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Thanks beldaran. That's reassuring coming from someone who was hesitant as well. As of now it's on my list.

I never saw the Dating Agency Cyrano series. I saw the earlier movie Cyrano Agency and thought it was cute. Not sure how closely related.

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I originally intended to watch it for Lee Min Ki, but now I see it's got Sung Joon and Jo Boa as well! Even more reasons to watch.

Oops, this has turned into a mini-SUFBB thread - sawry!! But thanks heaps for the recommendations, guys!

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I loved and still loving AM1997, and I'm indifferent on AM1994. They dragged the story way too long, with its 21-episodes and more than one hour duration for each episode. But yeah, the thing that annoyed me so much is the husband hunting. I prefer the team to make something new, too; something fresh, the one that doesn't include the husband hunting.

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Dear Reply,

If you continue with your 21 movie-length episodes and if you continue with that "guess the mortal enemy that I cannot live without" game, I only have one thing to say to you: Bye.

And if you insist on playing with me by inserting false clues a la 1994, I am never speaking to you.

Love, your ever adoring fan,

Peeps

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Co-signed,

pogo.

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Lol!

*insert manual thumbs up here*

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I really don't like the queer-baiting they've done in this series so far...if they're gonna have a gay character they better give them some depth and an actual loveline.

Reply 1994's ending with Binggeure being applauded for (::::spoiler::::) being a "real man" with a girlfriend just annoyed me beyond belief...

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So any person who questions his sexuality as a teenager has to be 100% gay? Brilliant logic. I loved what they did in Binggeure, the spectrum of human sexual orientation is far more complex than being definitely gay or definitely straight.

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I get why people are all for more "queer" representation in the media but too much of it (as in, characters are made gay just because the audience wants more gays on tv) just makes it gimmicky, which, I think is insulting to the "queer" community. (queer is in " because I'm not sure what's so queer about them but that's how they address themselves, so... *shrug*)

Also, why does it have to be gay vs non-gay nowadays? Why can't it be, "I just love someone"? JunHee loved YoonJae, and BingGeuRae thought he loved Oppa. Turns out, he loved DieDie Noona. It's just like a teenager having crushes, falling in love, falling out of love, and basically finding his way through Romance. Isn't that what most people go through? So I though BingGeuRae's story was well done. (and also, because I didn't bring anythin g from 1997 to 1994, so I didn't fall form that red car trap... korea has lots of red cars) "

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@Peeps 'Also, why does it have to be gay vs non-gay nowadays? Why can’t it be, “I just love someone”?'

Because inequality exists, homophobia is rampant, and heterosexuality is still very much the norm. If in the future LGBTQ+ media representation becomes the norm, "just loving someone" rather than a specific gender would reflect that. Until then, we need same-sex attraction to be addressed and handled properly rather than vaguely hinted at or erased altogether as it is in Kdramas.

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But being confused about one's sexuality is also part of life and if art should reflect the LGBT part of life, why shouldn't it reflect this confused part too? Just because LGBT is not accepted in real life, it doesn't mean that the media has to keep pushing it without consideration for its own artistic needs and goals. Like you said, if only LGBT could be seen as normal... And if it wants to be seen as normal in the media, shouldn't the exposure be subtle and normal instead of it being constantly stuffed into people's face? And honestly, there are many people who could have thought: maybe I'm gay, only to find themselves falling easily for the other sex and then giving no heed to their "gay past", because it's a thing of the past.

All I'm saying is, life is unpredictable and being gay or not is not black and white and a show should be allowed to be wishy washy on that front, instead of being forced to make one of its characters gay just because it'd been hinted at. It's not being against LGBT. It's just... Life.

And anyway, considering 1997 went there, I doubt 1994 was being queer bait.

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I respectfully disagree. None of it was explored at all and hence it was depicted in a heteronormative light and perceived as such. What could be perceived by the LGBTQ+ community as being bi-curious or having fluid sexuality is not how it's perceived by the general audience in this kind of case (which was only vaguely hinted at all along).

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You know how homophobic (in general) Korean society is. Shove a gay couple in their faces and they will explode. Bad analogy: you don't introduce someone to spicy food by giving them a ghost chili, you do it gradually. Same here. Because both Junhee's and Bingurae's stories were so vague and devoid of any sexual tension viewers could empathise with them. And empathy is a step towards acceptance.

Also, IMHO, reverse discrimination is almost as bad as regular discrimination. There is nothing worse to a plot of drama/movie than a token sexual/ethnic minority inserted into the plot just to appease some viewers. You just can't promote diversity by restricting someone's creative freedom to portray characters the way they want to.

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Awesome comment! Korea is a very conservative nation, which stems from Confucianism/Christianity and can be easily shocked by these storylines. Answer Me would be less likable in Korea if they weren't introduced gradually or vaguely.

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+10000. The only thing that I did find really obnoxious, though, was the red car thing--you know, when they hinted he might be Joon-hee's boyfriend that picked him up at the end of 97. That in my mind was queer baiting. But other than that, their portrayal of Binggeurae's confusion was sensitive and nuanced, and well-done.

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I was hoping for an '80s themed Reply series; will be on board regardless the era or storyline.

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Please no more Answer Me series. Can we just cast Seo In Guk and Jung Eun Ji together in another (anniversary) drama of tVn. Period!!!!

Though AM'97 is one of my favorite drama of all time.

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YES, THIS!!! OMG! I want a Seo In Guk - Jung Eun Ji reunion drama in tvN!!!!

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Can we add chilbongie with his gf/wife to this one too..just to ease our everlasting pain? ;;

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Yes, and can Seo In Guk be an adult (for most of the show) this time? I do so love his portrayals as high school aged kids, but he's an awesome adult, too!

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But Seo In Guk is at his best when he's playing high school kid role lol

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Oh, please! TvN, for the little respect I have left of you, don't go there. Find something new and refreshing to pull off your sleeves. I know you can.

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All that I wish for no more 90-minutes long per episode anymore that's all I'm saying.

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*sigh*

I guess the lure of over 10% ratings again is too much for tvN. I was sort of hoping this franchise had ended already because the writer did such a disappointing job with the sequel. :(

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Funnily enough, even Korean viewers are expressing dissatisfaction with the husband hunt concept - I hope that means tvN actually listens this time.

There are better ways to get your ratings than with a cheap device and draggy episodes - tvN is in danger of locking themselves into franchises which they will then run into the ground.

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Yeah, this time let's look for a WIFE. ;)

Honestly, I don't have a problem with another Answer Me installment. The writing (plot not so much but the details of that period and the characters are great), directing, and acting's always good. My only complain about the last one (and it did affect my enjoyment) was the fan wars. Argh, don't get me started now that I remember how delusional some of the fans were about their bias. Lesson learned. After AM 1994, I refrained from reading through the recap comments of dramas I'm watching so that I can enjoy the dramas for what they are.

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Yeah, no more fishing for the husband. And please don't make the eps longer than necessary Other than that, I'm good and fully trust this team. I'm in the minority but I loved Answer Me 1994 more than 1997.

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I loved it more too.

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I loved the initial idea of a nostalgic drama. Going back in time to the 90s was what made Reply 1997 so good. But after Reply 1994, I realized there's a whole lot more working for the first franchise that didn't for the second.

Like long episodes to starters. No one ever knew how long an episode would be for 1994 and tvN refused to cut it down to an hour because Of ratings greed. Can't blame them since ratings = money. But there has to be some standard rule. You don't see KBS extending King Family just because it's getting 40+ or SBS extending YFAS because it's their cash cow. It's unprofessional and decreased the drama's quality.

But yes, mostly, can we just not have the stupid who-is-the-husband question floating around. It's annoying, frustrating and tiring. There's a lot more story to be told rather than manipulating your story in order to keep a lame mystery alive. I never felt they did that with 1997, but 1994 was a troll and nothing else to me. At the end, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.

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The thing is, long episodes are ok if the drama has enough substance or is paced well enough to carry the extra time (Misaeng). And 1994....did not.

I didn't follow recaps here but I can fully understand why so many people feel so burned by 1994 - it really compromised its quality to (successfully) chase ratings, and it actually made me distrust the idea that tvN was any more concerned with quality than the Big 3.

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I hope the team will produce the remake of 'In time with you'! The series has alot of subtle emotions and nostalgia throwbacks too since the school days era of the leads played a crucial role in building up their BFF relationship. I think the Answer Me team has the ability to put it off!

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I think this is already in the works, but whether or not by this team I haven't a clue.

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Again People complaining about the " false clues" that they created, trash was the lead, the clues were there, you chose to ignore Who the main girl liked during the whole drama, in the Last episode you hoped she changed her feelings?

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There is literally not a single person here complaining about getting the husband wrong. Please don't try to restart that childish shipper war, when most of us are having a mature discussion here.

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Now, now, there's is no need for nastiness. And the false clues that I'd mentioned are those like the blurred guy-who's-stature-is-nothing-like-HaiTai standing next to NaJung in her wedding photo turning out to be HaiTai. I never knew that one could lose height so fast. And that kind of playing around is just mean.

Also, nobody really cares who NaJung's husband is now.

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LOl, no one cares now who Najung is married to.

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The first half of the show spent a lot of time focused on Chilbongie even though we knew Na Jung like Trash oppa (who ignored her feelings for a ridiculous amount of time). As a result, it seemed like the show was taking an approach in which Na Jung would fall for Chilbongie and make her forget about her seemingly unrequited love.

Of course about half way through the show it was pretty clear that she would end up with Trash when he finally admitted that he had feelings for her. However, by this point so many viewers were rooting for Chilbongie and were feeling quite scorned by the writers. It is one thing to have a compelling love triangle (which 97 didn't because the end game couple was super obvious), but what they did in 94 was just poor writing and misleading character/relationship development.

Also, don't be so antagonistic about it. I still haven't gotten over how agressive people were in comment threads over this issue.

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Nobody cares who Najung married anymore! +1

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if you use that "who the girl liked during the whole drama", that wouldn't apply in many dramas... recent case would be surplus princess.

in surplus princess, there are other narrative clues pointing out the main lead, but if you isolate the "who the lead girl likes", well, that guy would not the main lead.

oh, and also princess hours, and boys over flowers, and discovery of romance, and marriage not dating, and soulmate, and triple, and witch's romance, and many many more korean dramas.

also, please. the issue was not really who has the husband in the end, the issue was the deliberate baiting done purely to increase advertising revenues, and did nothing to enhance the flimsy story.

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No :(

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Can't wait for Reply: Joseon edition! Oh, the nostalgia:)

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Nah lol. There are lots of Sageuks that provide that type of nostalgia to people that are from that time...

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Haha, agree. It'd be fun to watch it ;))

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NO. They'll inevitably make it all about politics! NON.

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Is there one sageuk that doesn't have any palace drama?

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None to my knowledge unfortunately.

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LOL!! Oh, god... that'd leave me in the dark. I have a hard enough time following any sageuks.

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haha I was thinking the same thing but further back Answer Me: Kingdom of Goreyeo.

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Woops *Goryeo

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aah the joseon era, those were the days :')

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Knowing TVN the next installment will involve 5 friends right out of college and their struggles in their new jobs. The mystery will be who will quit his/her job in search of a different path, disappointing family along the way. However we will know from the beginning that this character will start a business that will be extremely successful in Korea in 2015. Title: Misaeng 1988.

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PPFFTTT!!

I'm sorry, but,

PWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!

I will cry laughing if that actually happens.

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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I miss Misaeng so bad, I might actually watch that.

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Oh hahaha, you should submit your script to tvN!

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Okay, let me try this. Our five characters will be three men and two women. One woman is strong and pushy and wants to prove to the world that she can work as well as men. The other one will work with the intention to quit as soon as she finds the man of her dream$$. Out of the three guys one will be shy, nerdy, and incredibly gifted; one may or may not be gay and will be conflicted and moody; the last one appears to all to be the perfect man, but makes mistakes because he can't accept that other people would actually be just as good as he is. Romance is not the focus here, but there will be hints that perfect man loves pushy girl and gay man may (or may not) love shy guy. Plot twist? The business will be started by the woman who wanted to get married.

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Woah amazing gift you got there! I am serious, I hope you're already doing something with your talent. :D

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I would definitely watch this!!!

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Oh, lordy... you have me in stitches now. Thanks Sue! LOL.

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Hahaha! Seeing the way tvN's been going lately, they might just take you up on that plot!!

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So not looking forward to this. I only watched the second Reply series and the bloated length plus the annoying shipping wars was a big turn off. Even if I was a Trash-NJ shipper, there was no enjoyment to it.

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I skipped out on reading recaps so the shipping wars weren't a thing I noticed

But I still got really annoyed at the length and constant misleading in the present day (still obvious Trash oppa was the one though, but no need to pull our legs about it for who knows how many episodes)

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I feel so weird for saying this, but I was happy that Chilbongie didn't get the girl in AM94. It made him so much more relatable for me lol

I felt like each character was suppose to represent something that we could all relate to. And Chilbongie represented how some of us had first loves, but we never ended up with them. Or how some of us fall in love with people that we never we would have imagined we would fall in love with. That there are people who are "better" (star athlete, popular, etc) who actually like us, and yet for some reason even when thousands of girls want him, we somehow go for that one person who isn't cool or better looking.

I actually love the AM franchise. I loved the slice-of-life feel and the good old fond memories it brings back. I wasn't around in 88, but I think its a great way of introducing people to things that happened that year and building appreciation. And understanding the people around us who were around during that time.

I do hope the episodes don't increase since it does seem to affect the quality.

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I'm one of the few viewers who liked 1994 better than 1997, but even though I loved it, I've think I've seen enough of the same formula. I'd be for another Answer Me series if they changed it up a little, but I'd honestly prefer a completely different series.

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I share the same sentiment of almost everyone in this thread. I am still upset about how 1994 turned out. It got dragged so bad, the excitement of the first half was completely gone by the end.
But the first instalment -1997- was SO GOOD, that I kinda forgave them for messing up the sequel. I am crossing my fingers for an awesome drama set in the 80's!
If it's not too much to ask, can the parents be a part of the show again? They're a great couple. :D

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Personally I want one more Answer Me series either set in 2000, or call it Answer Me the future and focus on the children of Shi-won and Yoon-jae and their friends and Na-jung and Trash and their friends. Oddly enough they'll all look exactly like their parents bringing the entire casts of Answer Me 97 and 94 back to my screen making me happy regardless of how much of a clusterf**k it becomes.

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Whatever they do, they'd have to include Lee Il-Hwa. She was hysterical in both AMs and in Modern Farmer. What is it about her mother characters always having some funny focus on food? I love it and the actress plays it so well.

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I have a feeling going that far back won't be as much fun or relatable... unless their target audience is different? The nostalgia won't be same. Can't they do a 2000s?

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I can't say that AM97 or AM94 had the music of my times and my life, but I'm won over by the nostalgia and the characters' experience of the events of their times. (While I was alive back then, I was not in Korea and was living through different historical markers.)

Having said that, I would be all in for an AM88.... which is not a time too far back for remembrance for me. (I was 6 during the 1986 coup d'etat in the Philippines, and I still remember the feeling, the buzz in the air, etc.) No matter what they do with it, the team has been so good with evoking nostalgia that I've been loving the rides.

I am definitely with everyone regarding the "husband mystery", though. I'm fine with mysteries, perhaps peppered through like in any drama that refers back to the past once in a while, but I don't need those teases/hooks at the beginning and end of each episode. I may just be tempted to cut the last 10 mins of every ep.

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The first thing comes into my mind here is our CHILBONGIE! Huk huk our poor Chilbongie..my heart always bleeding for him. Please no more Reply with I-can't-get-over-second-male-lead-broken-hearted..broken-to-tiny-pieces-that- I still cries for him!T.T

I know the writer leaves Chilbongie for us fans..but but it's just to much. I can't take it anymore. I think after Go Ara hugged and left him at the baseball stadium..I cried my heart out till last episode. Okie why am I still talking about this issue?

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...maybe they'll hunt for wives this time...

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I think I'm kind of ambivalent to the new series. On one hand I want it but at the same time I was also a victim of second lead syndrome. Overall, I had no qualms with Chilbongie not being the husband. I would prefer mini mysteries like in 1997 such as one couple is getting married who? Who is my husband? There are a million and one different ways to troll. Its just the whole drama should not be like how can we hold onto the second lead shipper audience til the end? Then its more of a game and makes you want to pull your hair out.

The downside is the series will likely fall victim to lengthy bloated episodes, draggy plot, filler scenes with no relevance (hello ahjusshi drowning in the water???), PPL because that's where the real money comes from. I hope I can support the main couple this time who shouldn't be so mysterious to me. 21 episodes later and I still don't know what Trash thinks. The narrative went back and forth with pushing chilbong and trash forward and behind that it forget the real couple of the show: nareki. By failing to expand on Trash's thoughts like YJ there was disconnect with the audience which is why probably many were neutral or chose the other ship.

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I was TEAM Nareki so I was happy with Reply 1994. :D Anyways as long as the original parents are back then I'm happy. I was hoping they would do Reply 2002 because this was when the Hallyu wave started.

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Urgh... I was hoping there wouldn't be another installment, though I admit I'll probably be watching this one, too.

As others have pointed out it would be nice if the writers/producers switched it up and have it be a guy deciding between two women rather than the woman deciding between two men. Also, I hope there won't be another dead sibling and attraction to a pseudo-sibling situation again even if it ends up being love. Pls no more dead sibling and no more love triangle with pseudo-sibling.

The only thing I would love for them to keep the same are the parents. Honestly, it should be in the contracts that any and all future versions must feature the same parents.

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I came in just to say the same thing, please no more REPLY "WHO IS THE HUSBAND" 19--! I hope it's something new and different too.

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So Im in minor but I really wish for another AM :D Shin PD, please consider hunting for "my father/my mother" this time :D Those hunting games were really fun :)

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I was born at 1988, so I don't really remember what happened at that time. But I love this idea, but please not "finding the husband" again. Please show!

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If they decide to set the next installment in 1988 I will curious to see if they, in any way, will mention or thematize the upheaval in 1987, and the transition from dictatorship to democracy. Obviously, I suspect any real engagement with the dark 1980's will take a back-seat to teen angst and youthful love! :)

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Great news.

Shin PD and the writers are great at writing everyday life and travails with great humor thrown in - so another AM is fine by me.

Just need to do away with the whole "mystery" who is the husband aspect.

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I did enjoy both 1997 and 1994 but I do hope that they dont rehash the same old thing with their third series in 1988. The wholething that made 1997 wonderful was that it was refreshing and novel. Hopefully 1988 can have the same magic

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I think they should just do a movie where both the casts appear in like the 2000s or something hahaha and then play some JYP music (I don't even know if JYP was popular then...)

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