I have been sick all weekend, which sucks…but on the plus side, I have so much drama watching time on my hands! So far, I have finished Reply 1997, written reviews on other dramas I finished, and started Another Oh Hae Young. I also started High End Crush, Personal Taste, and We Got Married. But Another Oh Hae Young is the most interesting right now. I wish I wasn’t watching Weightlifting fairy with someone else because it is killing me to not just marathon it right now. I start a lot of new dramas when I am sick because I hate when they end.
Now for a quick review on Reply 1997.
The drama was very cute. I liked that it had short episodes, and the story was great. I loved watching the kids in the late 90’s because that was kind of my time too. I was a little bit younger than them, but I remember the mad scramble to tape your favorite show on your VHS player. And as crazy as Shi Won was about H.O.T, that is how I probably would have been about N*Sync had I been 16-18 instead of 10. So, if nothing else, I would have liked it for those reasons. Lord knows how much of a fangirl I have become…just for Korean Idols instead of American ones…and I am not a teenager, so that is kind of embarrassing sometimes.
The lowest score they got was for the significant lack of eye candy. I like some of the actors, but in this show, they did not look good. But you grow to love them as you get to know them. So, all in all, solid B.
And here is my chart:
|Reply 1997||separate chart –>||TROPES||SCORE|
|Category||My Score||My Reasons||accidental kiss||100|
|Length||10||Short 30-45 min episodes! And only 16 of them. The perfect drama length||crazy mom|
|Tropes||9||There was a great back hug and all the other tropes were cute too. I only had a small problem with the Noble Idiocy…but then, who doesn’t?||drunk/drinking||100|
|*****Spoilers Below!!!!*****||gender bending|
|Kiss/Skinship||10||Kiss in the very last episode made everything worth it in the end. 🙂||hit by a car|
|Believable Love Line||10||love triangle||100|
|Sub total||88||piggy back ride|
|bonus points for quotability||0||rain scene|
|negative points for amnesia||0||terminal illness||100|