Reply 1997 (2012) [Eungdaphara 1997] is a South Korean romantic, comedy, drama television series directed by Shin Won Ho. It stars Jung Eun-ji , Seo In-Guk, Hoya, Shin So Yool, Eun Ji Won, Lee Si Eon, and Song Jong Ho. It aired on tvN from July 24, 2012 through September 18, 2012. The last episode recorded the highest ratings at the time for a Korean cable drama, and the series has gained praise from audiences and critics for being well-researched, refreshing, genuine, and full of humor and heart.
Reply 1997 is a drama that focuses on the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when idol groups took center stage and K-pop was blossoming.
Set in the 1990’s, Reply 1997 centers around a female high school student named Shi Won (Jung Eun-ji), who idolizes the boyband H.O.T, and her 5 high school friends in Busan. The timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high school students in 1997 and their present, as 33-year-olds preparing to attend their high school reunion dinner in 2012.