Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Reply 1994, 1997 and 1988
Which one is better??
Is it worthy to watch them all? In which order?? (I would leave the best for last)…
I hope you guys can help me.

2
10

    I read the small synopsis of all in wikipedia, but I don’t want spoilers.
    The summaries didn’t say much to me. I feel more incline to reply 1988, since I think that’s the one with PGB, but I know nothing about the others. Only that they are all very famous.

    0
    0

    I would say Reply 1997 – Reply 1988 – Reply 1994

    1988 is my favourite but it’s incredibly long per episode, so I wouldn’t suggest it to somebody who hasn’t seen any reply series yet. I would suggest to see 1997 first.

    4
    1

      But if you want to avoid any spoilers cuz some casts do make cameo in the series, it would be 1997 -1994 – 1988 (the order of when they aired).

      3
      1

        i suggest watching in order as they aired…
        1994’s cameos were a blast!

        5
        0

    1997 is my favorite and I watch it again and again. I don’t rewatch the other two. 1994 was my least favorite. 1988 was great until the end, but the last part was not so great in my opinion.

    6
    0

    For me 1997 is leaps and bounds better than the other 2. It was fast paced (~45 min eps against ~1.5hr for the other seasons) and had the right concoction of nostalgia and romance.
    1988 was also well done, specially in the family+friendship department. The romance, well I preferred the side couple rather than the main ‘who is the husband’ mystery.
    1994 was nice, the gags were good, but the episodes could drag. The friendship was great to watch! The romance, well I’ll leave you to make your own judgement about it.

    So chronologically 97 -> 94 – > 88 (as 13infamyass mentioned, there are cameos from the previous show in each subsequent season)
    My preference 97 – >> 88 – > 94

    I throughly enjoyed each and every one of them, but 97 is in my top 10 all time list

    4
    0

    I agree with 97 first (its the best n the husband mystery wasnt meant to toy with the viewer). However you like the best fr last right?
    88 is great but really looong episodes so may feel it a bit tedious..
    94 havent watched it yet not sure if its worth the hours..

    4
    0

    I’ve only watched 97 and it was great. I’d rec reading the recaps too of you can swing it. They give a little bit more insight.

    3
    0

    I haven’t seen Reply 1994.

    If you want fun, crazy nostalgia, sizzling romance: Reply 1997.

    If you want deeper look at family and friends relationships, with a calmer vibe: Reply 1988. (It’s my favourite – Beware longer episodes though)

    4
    0

    I liked 1988 the most. It felt really homely and focussed a lot on the families instead of just having the spotlight on the main couple. And it also gave me the most conflicting ‘second male lead’ syndrome ever! I just couldn’t decide who I wanted to win because I liked both the guys.

    1997 is my second favourite. I loved it like anyone else but at times I felt she didn’t really deserve him!

    1994 – completed it on my second try. Go Ara’s ‘pursed lips’ became too much for me at one point but I was determined to see it all!

    0
    0

How come Boyfriend keeps on being so and so and so and soooooo good?
I am surprised. 😀😍😀

8
2

    I know!!!! There was just one teeny tiney problem with that last episode, but goodness, that balcony kiss was electric at the end.

    1
    1

      Not only at the balcony!! Uff.. I really blushed with the last minutes of everything in Cuba…

      0
      0

Mr. Sunshine was on hold, but I started to watch it again. Wow! I had forgotten how beautifully don’t this show is, but I know it will make me cry… ottoke??? 😥😥😩

4
2

    Me too!!! I’m getting through the last 4 episodes this week, because of my hiatus this fall, and I keep thinking how beautifully made it is. Just exquisite. It doesn’t move me emotionally like Goblin did, but still very well-done.

    2
    1

      You and your Goblin! 😂😂😂
      But it is ok. I feel moved. Mr. Sunshine is beautiful and cruel, but maybe because of that it moves me. I am on ep. 18

      0
      0

Finishing Oh Hae young again, and I have never wanted so much for an OTP not to end together!!!😂

4
2

Really, can somebody tell me how long is mr. Sunshine?

0
2

DON’T THINK, FEEL! 😍

18
0

Well, now that “the house helper” officially ended and with mr Sunshine and Oh Hae young again on hold, I am really really in a drama slump. 😐

2
1

    Even watching all those shows before, nothing is so good, nothing can compare to My Ajusshi
    When is anything at least so good like it going to pop out????

    1
    0

Silly question:
In the DB poster of Thirty but Seventeen, the boy in the right side is Ahn Hyo-seop?

2
5

    Yes.

    1
    1

      Ohhh, I didn’t want to believe it, but that makes him the second lead. 😥
      Not happy about it

      2
      1

        I’m pretty sure his debut was in Father is Strange with a secondary role, so this is pretty big for him. He is doing a great job as our adorable Chan~

        1
        1

          I love him as Chan, but wasn’t it “entertainers” before “father is strange”? Because he also acted in Entertainers as well.

          0
          1

Taking a walk through a botanical garten in Cologne!

22
0

Today I ate my first Korean food. Very happy. Thank you, @swunnie. We had fun together! 🙃😊🙃

32
12

    Ooh yum! What did you get? Is that bibimbap?

    2
    1

      I should have written it because I don’t remember the name of the dish, but swunnie always goes there, so I will ask her😆

      1
      1

    Jealous!!! Not only that you got to be with another Beanie in person but had some very delicious looking food as well!

    3
    0

    Sounds fun! Beanie meet ups are the best!

    1
    0

    Fantastic!

    1
    0

    Shhh, javinne, I might be in Prague next year!

    1
    1

      Prague is not far away. One can go by bus (economic)… just let me know!

      1
      1

        It’s tentative. My daughter may be playing in a music festival there next summer.

        0
        2

          Well, the only idea is awesome! We will see.
          I also want to believe I can go next year again to the midwest before my visa expires, but I honestly don’t know😐.
          Oh my, I need a better income 😂

          1
          0

          Prague is the best, I hope you go!

          1
          0

I still miss My Ajusshi. 😖
Watching Secretary Kim, but it is predictable.
When, when will such a good drama come back again?
Can they make My Ajusshi part 2??😀

11
4

    The one thing I’m loving at the moment is Greasy Melo and it got pre-empted! The drama Gods are unfair.

    0
    1

      What does it mean to get “pre-empted”? 🙄

      0
      1

        It means a show got pushed out on a particular day for a specific reason like e.g. Olympics coverage, the holiday season, or a meeting between an insane autocrat who has lost touch with reality and Kim Jong-un.

        1
        1

          Ahhh, well at least it didn’t get cut off from episodes, I hope.

          0
          0

i just found a Korean store in the city i live, and i bought my first Korean ramyun (that truly comes from Korea, i mean)
So.. very happy, happy happy joy joy 🙂
Now I need to learn to prepare it LOL

25
6

    Yay, how awesome! Tell us how you like it!

    1
    0

    Learn by watching Dances With Ramen / The K2.

    2
    0

    I can help here! The secret is to boil the noodles separately. Yes, you can make it all together, which is the purpose of ramen, to make it quickly and easily, but it tastes so much fresher when you boil them to just barely al dente and drain the water. Have a tea kettle of boiling water prepared as well. Put the ramen in a bowl with the seasoning packet sprinkled on top and then pour in the new water from the tea kettle. Mix and enjoy. I usually put some spinach or kale in mine too and the water blanches it under the noodles. Also, I usually put a poached egg in too. Yum! I hope you enjoy it!

    1
    1

      You know, Ally, I am breaking my head trying to figure out how to create the flavor. I cannot buy any of those mixing mini bags you get for it, seasoning, i suppose, because i hate spicy food. So, how do i season the water by myself??? Just like, paprika pulver, curry, cummin, and these stuffs??? I could add many things, even cilantro, which we love in the south, but it wont taste korean!!! 🙁
      I want it to taste korean, but without the spicy touch!!! LOL

      0
      1

        Sorry, I’m clueless there. I use the packets, but you can always buy the nonspicy ramen, right?

        0
        1

          Yes. That is what I did. Don’t worry. YouTube has the answer. I have to search for related cooking videos.
          Also, I will visit with an unnie a korean restaurant very soon. I will ask there too…. 😉

          1
          0

My Ajusshi♥
I will miss you!

17
4

    This is such a cute picture. After all that has happened to our characters, I can now picture the four of them just sitting together and having fun like that!

    2
    1

      I am in wild fantasies about the end

      1
      1

        Please share with your fellow Beanies, if you don’t mind. 🙂

        0
        1

          Well… for me it is implicit that they will end up together because they belong together. It is just beautiful. Not fully romantic like the pretty noona… it is better

          1
          0

I am ok with how APAD ended, because however the case, I am a Yeliner, and I am still crying for my Ajusshi, ep 15, even when I only watched the half of it. I am dreading the end tomorrow! 😶

15
0

I am just crazy in love with this show!!! Long live Ye line!!! ♥🎉🎊

20
0

Waiting for this beautiful boy and his pretty noona 😍

15
3

The first time i have filled up my dramabeans bottle! 😬 With healthy green juice 😋

20
3

S

12
10

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    0
    0

    Adorable! I’m also serious about doing a piece with you about 20th century. The only thing is that the one I did about it is really recent, so I don’t know what the DB overlords will do. I think we should try and if it’s really entertaining or heartfelt, they may post another one? I have an email I use to comunicate with other beanies. If you set something similar up, we can take this off-line and figure out how we’d do this.

    0
    1

      Absolutely agree. I also have WhatsApp, of course. Should I give you my email or telephone number first?

      0
      1

        I need to remember my beanie email that I set up for @umbrellaman and you email that. I’m old, so never wrote it down. Lol.

        1
        1

          Dude, I’m old too. Hahaha. I don’t remember the email I set up to be able to check the email you set up. 🤣

          1
          5

            Two birds of a feather are we!

            1
            0

            Sooo, you and umbrellaman are the same user… 😳
            Ok… use whatever email, and please write me to my incognito email as well: katjazafir@gmail.com
            And we will talk how to organize the article, whether it would be two separate parts, or one being the continuation of the other, or whatever…
            Note: my writing English always needs improvements. Because English is not my mother language😅

            1
            0

            @javinne Not the same user! 😂 Ally and I coresponded once using dummy emails and neither of us can remember what those email addresses were…cuz we’re old. Hahahaha

            0
            0

            LOL!!!!
            Now I get it.
            But @Ally will find the way! 😅😂😬

            1
            0

            Ok, girls! Now that we’ve figured this out, I’ll email you offline now, @javinne. And your English is amazing.

            2
            0

I am so crazy about Jung Hae In, I am missing so much the \”pretty noona\” although it hasn\’t started, that I am now watching the prison playbook… 😀

10
2

    I’m going crazy waiting for Pretty Noona! Mostly for Sohn Ye-jin but also for Jung Hae-in. He’s a cutie.

    I have 6 of her movies lined up in my DramaFever queue to help pass the time.

    0
    1

      He is absolutely beautiful and full of charm! To tell you the truth, I may like him more than Lee Jung suk, and that is to tell you a lot!!! 😂
      But it’s ok, my heart is big, there is room for two 😀😍😀😇

      2
      0

Does anybody know which is this korean boyband very famous even here in Europe? I am in France right now and my brother told me there is certain korean band of boys who are super famous here…

1
11

    I am not sure how it is in France (I am from central Europe) but the most famous Korean boy groups right now are BTS and EXO. 🙂

    0
    1

      Ohhh thanks for your answer. My brother of course didn’t know nor is he interested, LOL😂, BUT NOW I AM.
      I thought, ok, they must be really good in order to conquer the heartsame of Europeans! So I have to check it up. Until now I only listen to OST from my favourite dramas, but I know nothing about musical K-pop…
      that is why I was asking.

      1
      2

        I’m not sure who he was talking about but Jackson from GOT7 was invited to the European Music Awards.

        1
        2

        I forgot to mention GOT7 (shame on me!). This group is also popular all over the world. But really, K-pop has been gaining a lot of attention lately, so it is still a mystery who your brother meant. You should probably ask him if you want to know. 😛

        0
        1

          Lol! So many options!!! No, no… My brother didn’t pay attention. He just watched quickly on tv and though, because the band was Korean, that I would know.
          Of course, he didn’t think of the fact that there are different bands, and I didn’t know either. I mean, many boys bands, of course, but many that would be famous in Europe, then how could I know??? 😅
          Anyway, I will check them all up and see if I like their music.
          Thanks again

          1
          1

            Welcome. 🙂 If you need any help with K-pop, let me know!

            0
            0

    I don’t know how big they are but I know Block B and FTI both had European tours last year, and they seemed to go well? So they’re at least known in Europe.

    1
    0