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Park Bo-gum plays the role of a genius GO player in the hit drama 'Reply 1988'. (The Star/File)
A small reunion held by the cast members of the hit South Korean television series Reply 1988 has caused quite a commotion on the internet.
Lee Dong-Hwi, who plays the role of Ryu Dong-ryong in the series, posted pictures on his Instagram account on Monday, showing him and costars Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Lee Hye-ri and Ryu Hye-Young posing in a photo booth and in front of a mirror.
Park, Go and Lee are seen wearing matching tops of green and white stripes.
Fans could not contain their excitement upon seeing the photos, making Reply 1988 a trending topic on Twitter.
@mesrasimatupang tweeted: “A drama that is always close to my heart. [I feel] like living in Ssangmun-dong and growing up with them.”
User @greenteacoffe__ said that it’s one of the best dramas ever produced for television.
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When the photos were first posted, fans searched for traces of Ryu Jun-yeol, who plays Kim Jung-hwan, one of the main characters. Humorous remarks of how he was stuck at a traffic light emerged, referring to one of the most popular scenes in the series.
However, a fan photo shows that Ryu possibly joined the gang in a restaurant.
"The year was 1988, a time when it was chilly, but our hearts were fiery, a time when we didn’t have much but people’s hearts were warm."— Deok-sun #JunkTerrorBill (@_sngdksn) June 23, 2020
YESSSS we're going crazy over this low quality photo,LOW QUALITY BUT IT TOUCHES OUR HEART PURELY.#Reply1988 #Ssangmundongsquad pic.twitter.com/o1Wi0zKavk
Directed by Shin Won-ho (Prison Playbook, Hospital Playlist), the series follows the everyday lives of five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood, Ssangmun-dong in Northern Seoul in 1988. It also highlights the love triangle between Deok-sun (Lee Hye-ri), genius Go player Choi Taek (Park Bo-gum) and Kim Jung-hwan.
The final episode aired on Jan. 16, 2016, achieving a rating of 19.6 percent and making Reply 1988 the fourth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history.
Reply 1988 is currently available on Netflix. (jes/wng)
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