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Answer Me 1994 meets Answer Me 1988

Oppa-yaaaaaa! Answer Me 1994’s Jung Woo and Go Ara made a surprise visit to the set of Answer Me 1988, which I hope means that we’ll be seeing a cameo from them in the newest installment of the series. Worlds would collide, given how many actors are in both shows, but that’s just the sort of thing that Answer Me 1994 played around with when the 1997 cast made a guest appearance (and Sung Dong-il met Sung Dong-il, in a weird meta mind-warp). In the clip below they’re just visiting the set and wishing the cast well, but come on, you didn’t get them out there and not shoot a funny inside joke cameo, right?

This time we’ve got a group of five neighborhood friends who’ve all grown up on the same street and are 18 years old in 1988. Hyeri is Deok-sun, the second daughter to Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa’s humble family. She’s a middle child who’s constantly teased by her older sister and knocked down by her younger brother, and though she’s always close to last place when it comes to her grades, she doesn’t let that get to her. She likes high-teen romances and cares more about the latest fashions than her schoolwork, and has a bright personality.

Ryu Joon-yeol is Jung-hwan, second son to Kim Sung-kyun and Ra Mi-ran — they’re a family that became wealthy overnight and they still don’t really know how to spend their money. He’s a prickly character who’s discontented about everything and only loves soccer. But he’s also described as a classic bad boy type… heartbreak, here we come.

On the other hand we have the good boy: Go Kyung-pyo is Sun-woo, class president, gentleman, and all-around good kid that everyone and their mother (literally) loves. And the third member of their little trio is Lee Dong-hwi, who plays Dong-ryong. He’s the youngest of five sons in his family, and loves to dance. He’s rather popular at school because he’s a walking encyclopedia on the pretty girls in town, and also distributes pirated copies of erotic movies. There’s always one of these in an Answer Me world, isn’t there?

And last but not least is Taek, played by Park Bo-gum. He’s a genius baduk player who plays professionally, and is considered a national treasure. He became a pro player at 11, claimed the world championship title at 13, and still holds the first-place ranking. Damn, so they really mean boy genius then. He has only four friends in the entire world — the other kids he grew up with on his street.

I see a few familiar character types in the mix, like Hyeri resembling Jung Eun-ji’s character in 1997, or Park Bo-gum having a very Chilbongie-esque life as a famous figure. But it’s the chemistry among the friends that makes an Answer Me series what it is, so I’m looking forward to seeing their friendship in action. I wish the teasers were a little more revealing in that regard, but I suppose we don’t have to wait much longer for the drama itself to show us.

Answer Me 1988 premieres Friday, November 6.

Via Star News

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Can't wait for another round of nolstagia... seems like the cameos will originate from universes in the fourth... or fifth dimension!

Also, Go Kyung-pyo looks unusually young with his bowl-shaped haircut and wide-eyed look, while Park Bo-gum's character reminds one of a younger (and more successful?) Jang Geurae.

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I kinda wish Chilbong wasn't in '94 so that he could be in '88 and I could re-live my swooning. Oh well.

I'm kinda looking forward to this one. I didn't really care for '97 and '94 had some...issues. I also don't want to see Hyeri on my screen. But Go Kyung Po is in this one, so hopefully the ratings are great and he gets more lead roles!

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Awwwwwwwwwww

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It's always upsetting when these actors hit it big with the Reply series and then fail to cement their fame. I think of the two series - only Eunji and Seo In Guk really kept their fame going...

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Thats so true! I really want both Jung Woo and Go Ara to get more meaty tv-drama roles and keep their fame growing. Especially Jung Woo cause I don't recall him doing any other dramas post Reply..

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Jung Woo's been doing movie after movie though

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They found roles in Chungmuro land.

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If you follow the careers of Son Ho Jun, Baro, YYS..they are actually been in projects after projects tv, movies, variety shows, etc. Sung Dong Il was probably the busiest, though.

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Kinda bummed that theres not another female member in the friendship group, like its previous two predecessors, but then again not that big of a deal breaker.

Hoping that'll Seo In Guk will make a cameo where he interacts with Park Bo Gum's character somehow...

Anyways OPPAAA-YAA!

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Yes please. SIG-PBG.!!

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Still cute to see go ara and Jung woo still close as ever in their body language.

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Can't deny Hyeri is so pretty. I'm ready to be caught up in nostalgia again, who cares about the cast!! Fighting Reply 88!

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'But he’s also described as a classic bad boy type… heartbreak, here we come.'-
Wonder what should I take as the meaning of this particular sentence lol.

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Loving this fashion. Hyeri's mom jeans give me life.

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:O I thought that vid was a cameo teaser. So Ara leaning on Jung-woo is just friendly skinship?

Wow, they're really close :)))))

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Ara seems really tomboyish, like she's the cool guy's girl? I want to ship them but they give off super friendzone vibes lol. I am really glad to know that they're still close. I mean, i know the group is close, but I'm particularly happy that the two of them aren't awkward or anything. They probs visited kim sungkyun too.

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Jung Woo is currently dating Kim Yoo Mi, an actress.

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Yay for baduk! :D

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friendship development is the best thing about this series. (Except in 1997 everything was good) Park Bo-gum's description resemblance to Chill-bongie is scary, please don't ruin his characters too.
Still mad that Hye-ri is the only female lead in the group. Anyhow, I caaaaaaaan't wait!

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I have a feeling Park Bo Gum is gonna break a lot of our hearts in this show...

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The next "Chilbong"? Uh, please noooooo...
I still remember clearly my Chilbongie feels from R94... I cried so hard for Chilbong back then, and the hurt is still there. LOL ^^-
SLS is always been bad.

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Me too. I love Oppaya but my Chilbong feels made me cry so hard too back then. And from what we've seen in IRY, Park Bo-gum does angst veryyyy well. I don't think I can handle it if they're gonna make him Chilbongie 2.0

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Halfway through the second video it really looks like Park Bo Gum is secretly caressing the other dude's shoulder (even though he's probably just playing with his other hand or sonething). Now I'm kind of shipping it without knowing anything about the plot. WTF self? OTL

I guess a girl can dream :')

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Having suffered through sls with 94, I'm definitely against a GAR and JW cameo. Give me one with the friend gang sure. I just don't want to see those two in the same scene ever again. LOL.

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I take it as we will focus more on bromance friendship since we have more guys here.

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I have no particular feeling about all the casts. But that's not a problem because I love Answer Me series so it doesn't really matter if they pick a buch of complete strangers from the street and cast them into this drama. What I really love about Answer Me (in fact all dramas) is their stories and not the prowess of their actors. Good actors/actresses don't mean a thing if the story sucks.

I love Cinderella story as much as other people but what I love most in romance is the story about friends turn into lover (I'm the biggest believer that the best relationship is the one that comes from friendship). I'm really looking forward to this drama. Hope that the story doesn't dissapoint.

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Blah. I'm in Korea and I don't have internet in my apartment yet and I can't watch this when it airs =( booooooooo sadness. I did see a bunch of those teasers while watching TVN non-stop in the hotel though, lol.

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Oh, I awfully hope Seo In Guk can meet Park Bo Gum in 1988. So amazing for that after watching their bromance in "I Remember You"

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Wow I am squinting really hard to find any of the male leads appealing in those haircuts.

:-)

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D'aww at Oppa-ya and Ah-ra's skinship! ♥
I wonder if the R94 gang still chatting often in the group chat and having meet-ups every now and then. I love their friendship so much.

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Nice to see that bad hair and clothing during the '80s wasn't just limited to the US.

Anyway, can't wait...

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just waiting for dramabeans' review. hhaha. i trust you guys ^^
and of course, the comments here. if i's worth watching, i'll give it a try. but im not hooked to the cast. :(

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Everybody is hoping for Seo in guk's cameo and I am here wishing and praying that Joo won would make an appearance. Imagine him sharing a screen space with both park bo geum and Go kyung pyo after cantabile tomorrow? Aaahhh I am already swooning. Three such talented guys together, whatelese would I need from life than this!

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IMAGINE IF EUNJI AND EUNGUK MAKE A CAMEO IN REPLY 1988!!!!!!! omg! That would be really nostalgic, esp for both of them who havent been seeing or interacting with each other for 2 years or more now!!!!

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