Following last year's cable breakout hit Answer Me 1997
, the nineties nostalgia fest continues with Answer Me 1994
(a.k.a. Reply 1994
) revolving around the residents of a Seoul boarding house run by everyone's favorite mom and dad, Lee Il Hwa and Sung Dong Il, and their spunky daughter played by Go Ara. Most of the boarding house residents Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Joon, B1A4's Baro and Tiny G's Min Do Hee are students who moved from provincial towns to the big city for university. Like 1997
, the series charms in spades through the characters' humorous and heartwarming daily lives and interactions, mixed with colorful dialects, college initiations, fangirl crazes, ambiguous romances and makeshift families and friendships that last a lifetime.
Newly moved to Seoul, Na Jung (Go Ara) and her parents open their boarding house doors to four new students: strait-laced Shamchunpo (Kim Sung Kyun) who looks the oldest but is actually the youngest, laidback and loud-mouthed Haitae (Son Ho Joon) who is unlucky in love, quiet and sensitive Binggeure (Baro) who is unsure about med school and petite, foul-mouthed Yoon Jin (Do Hee) who is obsessed with Seo Taiji. Na Jung, meanwhile, devotes her energy to obsessing over the hunky college basketball team and fighting with close family friend Garbage (Jung Woo), who is like a brother and maybe more. Add Binggeure's Seoulite cousin Chilbongyi (Yoo Yeon Seok) an ace baseball player who takes immediate interest in Na Jung to the bunch, and the Sung family boarding house is always filled to the rafters with bustle and food. Together, this group of Gen Xers will face the ups and downs of the nineties as times change and relationships change, but friends and family stick to the end.
This edition comes with special features including commentary, audition video, making of, interviews, unreleased video, bloopers, poster shoot, script reading and behind-the-scenes.