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27 Times We Fell In Love With Ryu Jun Yeol On “Reply 1988″

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27 Times We Fell In Love With Ryu Jun Yeol On “Reply 1988″

January 16, 2016 — that’s the last time we saw Ryu Jun Yeol as Kim Jung Hwan on “Reply 1988,” when the drama series broadcast its finale.

We’ve been waiting since then.

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Very very anxiously.

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Even though we caught glimpses of him during “Youth Over Flowers” in Africa (along with his “Reply” co-stars Go Kyung Pyo, Ahn Jae Hong, and Park Bo Gum), it hardly sufficed. I watched “Socialphobia” to ease the pain and then cursed not being within reach of a “Glory Day” screening.

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But now, he’s coming back to K-drama screens.

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That’s right, Ryu Jun Yeol. Returning to K-drama.

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Stop whatever you’re doing.

It’s time.

In celebration of RJY’s return in the upcoming “Lucky Romance” on May 25, let’s take a look back at the show that made us fall, undeniably, completely, hopelessly, head over heels, in love, with Ryu Jun Yeol.  (Warning: this article contains spoilers for “Reply 1988.”)

It’s hard to say when exactly we first fell in love with the actor in the third installment of the Reply series; there were just so many moments. Perhaps it was one of Jung Hwan’s scenes of brooding solitude. Or the admirable bromances. Or maybe it was every time he smiled. Or maybe it was a culmination of the 27 moments below by which Ryu Jun Yeol had us enamored.

1. When he stood up to bullies

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He decided to man up and get rid of the mean faces getting all up in pal Sunwoo’s grill.

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2. When he performed in Duk Seon’s talent show

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When Duk Seon’s friends break limbs during a field trip, him and the rest of the squad came through with a killer rendition of “Sobangcha’s Last Night.”

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3. When he got stuck in an alley with Duk Seon

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While trying to avoid getting caught sneaking out past curfew, Jung Hwan and Duk Seon duck into an alley to hide from the dean. Yes, it was awkward, uncomfortable, and absolutely glorious.

4. When he greeted his new Jordans

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When he waved hello to his crisp new Air Jordans. Ah, that we’d be looked upon so sweetly.

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5. When his shirt ripped open

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Duk Seon accidentally rips his shirt open while grabbing for dear life on one tortuous bus ride. Accidents happen, even onscreen. Oops, and thank you, writers.

6. When he scrubbed his face so hard his nose started bleeding

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It was the day of the tutoring session with everyone and Duk Seon. Cutest nosebleed ever.

7. When he obliged his dad with a presidential greeting

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Jung Hwan’s dad, lovable but 100 percent cheesy, does enjoy a vivacious greeting, often with Duk Seon. And we knew that Jung Hwan absolutely hated some of those Gouda tendencies. But, on this particular occasion, he indulged his father, who was feeling a bit down.

8. When he became Guardian of Vicious Bus Rides

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Protector of turbulent bus rides, Kim Jung Hwan’s your man. He’ll hold so tight his veins will pop out. You’ll be standing secure and unscathed. Take that, thrashing death traps of public transportation.

9. When he waited for Duk Seon to get home

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That’s right — somebody we know waited up.

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10. When he pretended the house was a disaster without his mother

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Things appeared to be smooth sailing while his Mom (Ra Mi Ran) was gone. A little too smooth for her liking. Jung Hwan pretends that he and the boys are absolutely useless without her.

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11. When he showed up with an umbrella and said to “come home early”

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That scene. Killed me.

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12. When he showed up for burgers

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Jung Hwan meets Duk Seon when she calls him, to her shock — and her friends’ delight. We were happy to see him, too.

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13. When he gave Duk Seon the gloves

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When Jung Hwan passes on Duk Seon’s Christmas gift via No Eul.

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14. When he told Duk Seon not to go on that blind date

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15. When he wrote in his mother’s passport

After learning that his mother doesn’t know English, he writes out the phonetic pronunciation of her name in her passport.

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16. When he “accidentally” bumped into Duk Seon’s classmate

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Duk Seon’s former classmate, whose first love was Duk Seon, gets “accidentally’” bumped into by Jung Hwan. Shameless accident, eh?

17. When he agonized over that pink shirt

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Ah, that shirt. Duk Seon gifts him with a pink shirt for his birthday, which isn’t exactly his usual style. But when Jung Bong asks him for it, he wouldn’t give it to him. It wreaks quite the damage when Jung Bong receives the exact same shirt.

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18. When he asked the bus driver to wait

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He asked the ahjusshi to wait ten seconds for Duk Seon. (In real life, driver waits for no one.)

19. When we found out he’s been carrying a picture of Duk Seon the whole time

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Jung Hwan’s had a photo of him and Duk Seon in his wallet the whole time! I know!

20. When he indulged his brother

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Jung Hwan does things for his brother that he doesn’t really want to do, like stargazing. But he loves his Hyung, so he humors him.

21. When Jung Hwan ran after Duk Seon

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When Jung Hwan sprints out of the theater to see Duk Seon, he completely abandons Dong Ryong (Lee Dong Hwi). He cursed every red light. Ah, how the heart burns – we felt it all.

22. When he snuck in a peek at Duk Seon

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He looks in on Duk Seon doing picket girl practice.

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23. When he surprised his mother for her birthday

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After realizing that his parents’ wedding photos were fake, he set up a surprise mini-wedding ceremony for his mother’s birthday.

24. When he’s there for his friends

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Instead of being quick to hit the road back to the air force base, Jung Hwan comforts a troubled Sunwoo over drinks.

25. When we saw him in uniform

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Shoot, that uniform looks good.

26. When he finally confessed (well, sort of)

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“I waited an hour by the front door every day to go to school with you in the morning. I waited every night until you came home from studying. I couldn’t sleep at all because I was worried about you. I’ve thought of nothing but you. Just you. When I ran into you by chance on the bus, and when we went to the concert, and when I got the shirt from you on my birthday, I was so happy that I thought I was crazy. I wanted to see you more than a dozen times a day. I was happy just to see you. I wanted to tell you this a long time ago. I really like you. I love you.”

We knew it was real, though he passed it off in jest.

27. Every time he smiled

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Because every time the corners of his mouth went up was enough to hit us in the heart.

Every.

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Single.

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Time.

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Even the ones he was trying so hard to hide.

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Sweet dreams, my fellow RJY fans.

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When did you first fall for Ryu Jun Yeol?

luckymic is a Soompi writer currently watching “Oh Hae Young Again” and anticipating the premieres of “Entourage,” “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo,” and, of course, “Lucky Romance.” She is also a screenwriter and director.

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52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, 3 June 2016

Best PD Award (TV Show): Shin Won Ho (Reply 1988)

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Best New Actor (TV Show): Ryu Jun Yeol (Reply 1988)

Source: https://twitter.com/kdrama_news

CONGRATS!

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Who were nominated for best TV in which RJ won?

Bogum and hyeri sitting together..that was cute...and when they showed faces of other actors during RJY's speech.. oh the bormance!..

 

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LOL he's hilarious...how you get over there? Sneaky.:lol: Congrats Oppa!!! Can't wait to see you presenting next year! Bless! Cheetah omma you too! Congrats mom/son duo! :wub:

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except for CIIT lead , how are others new actresses?

 

Hyeri has appeared in so many dramas..

 

and Bora has also appeared as sidekick earlier..

And definitely so has the last one on the list..

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20 minutes ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

Who were nominated for best TV in which RJ won?

Bogum and hyeri sitting together..that was cute...and when they showed faces of other actors during RJY's speech.. oh the bormance!..

Best New Actor Nominees (Television)
 
Ryu Jun-yeol - Reply 1988 (Winner)
Ahn Jae-hong - Reply 1988
Byun Yo-han - Six Flying Dragons
Lee Dong-hwi - Reply 1988
Yook Sungjae - Who Are You: School 2015

 

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Wow congrats for the winners from R88! :w00t:

The nominees are competitive, it's impressive for the winners~

Anyway, Park Jung Min the Bora's ex-bf got best new actor in film category and there are Go Kyung Pyo and Bogum as nominees :D

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Reply 1988 Fam winners on stage vid. It's Ryu Jun Yeol fan cam focused, but still shows ShinPD, Park Bo Gum, and Ra Mi Ran.:)

 

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Another Reply 1988 Reunion..

Some candid shoot at Baeksang Backstage :wub::wub::wub:

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Still from Baeksang Backstage...fantaken pics so excuse the quality :)

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Anyway....

CONGRATULATIONS TO RYU JUN YEOL FOR WINNING THE NEW ACTOR AWARD FOR REPLY 1988 AND FOR SHIN PD FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR !!! :heart:

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@bisous        wow ! , lovely picture of Reply 1988 groups at baeksang. ... they are having a good time there. looks like Ryu Jun Yol head behind Hyeri and joking?  Hyeri could not control laughing..  Thank you for posting...

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Shin Won Ho PD shares more about Reply 1988 and his future plans at the 22nd Shanghai TV Festival

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I just finished Reply 1988. One of my favorite family drama ! I really like how they portrait the love between all those families.

I just wish to see the neighbors reaction when they found out that Duk Seon and Taek were indeed dating and how their wedding went. Their dates were so cute !

 

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Thanks soooo much for posting.

it's always informative to hear about original inspiration and the development process.

it's often interesting to learn how directors cast and how they are able to see the core of their characters in specific actors.  It seems that PD Shin was able to see the strength and maturity under PBG's innocence and wouldn't take anyone else seriously as Taek even when they tried out.

There is an old saying that 90% of good directing is casting and by that measure PD Shin is a brilliant director. His casting overall, but particularly of the younger generation who were mostly discoveries, was excellent. Everyone shun in the journey the team created for them. 

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