Reply 1988's Deok Sun and Jung Hwan (played by Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol) may not have been end game in the drama, but for Mhy and Mon, they wanted to give them the "happy ending they deserved." Mhy and Mon are an engaged couple and huge fans of the cult favorite K-drama Reply 1988. Although released back in 2015, Reply 1988 drew in new viewers in the past few months—two of them being Mhy and Mon. "We both really admire how Koreans write for their dramas. We get to watch yung mga mainstream ones," Mhy shares. "It was during ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) when we were introduced to a list of interesting K-dramas to watch. Constant doon sa list yung Reply 1988, so nag-ask kami ng, bakit hindi natin i-try? Ever since, talagang we've become K-drama fans exclusively for Reply 1988."
They took their fandom a notch higher by paying tribute to Reply 1988's ~couple that never was~ by conceptualizing their prenup photo shoot around their classic scenes! Their outdoor photos were shot all over Bonifacio Global City—in a bus, outside a Korean store, and along sidewalks—all while dressed up as Deok Sun and Jung Hwan's most recognizable outfits.
"Pang-family talaga siya," says Mon of his love for the drama. "Ang gaganda ng mga lines, ang gaganda ng mga eksena. May mga nakakakilig, may nakakaiyak, may nakakatuwa. Mix of emotions talaga habang nanonood ka and 'di mo napapansin na sobrang nadadala ka na."
To know more about Mhy and Mon's one-of-a-kind Reply 1988 prenup photo shoot and why they're Team Jung Hwan all the way, check out Episode 9 of Fan Diaries below:
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VIDEO PRODUCED BY: Jacinda A. Lopez, Lily Grace Tabanera, Louise Ferrer, and Andie Estella
VIDEO EDITED BY: Lily Grace Tabanera