The BEST Episodes of Answer Me 1988

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2020

Network: TVN

Centered around the excitement of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a group of teenagers witness South Korea come of age as it is catapulted into the international spotlight. Set to a soundtrack of pop hits that define the time this hopeful group of teenagers quickly discover a whole new world outside of their humble neighborhood alleyway.

Hand in Hand

#1 - Hand in Hand

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 6, 2015

A group of teenagers come of age in 1988. As the Seoul Olympic games approach, there's a growing gap between what they share with their parents and each other.

star 7.49
47 votes
One Thing You Misunderstood About Me

#2 - One Thing You Misunderstood About Me

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 7, 2015

Duk Seon is concerned about her family's behavior at a funeral. The boys try and see an adult movie and deal with a vicious bully. The neighbors celebrate Taek's Baduk victory.

star 7.44
45 votes
Preparing for Winter

#3 - Preparing for Winter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 20, 2015

With Bo Ra joining student protests, Sun Woo hurting his leg, and Mi Ran going out of town, the families realize how much they need their mothers.

star 7.40
42 votes
To That Person

#4 - To That Person

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2015

Christmas is approaching, and the neighborhood kids do a Secret Santa that leads some to jump to conclusions. The parents scramble to grant Jin Joo's Christmas Wish.

star 7.39
41 votes
Can't Help~ing

#5 - Can't Help~ing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 14, 2015

While husbands and wives bicker intensely, it becomes apparent that the kids' grades have fallen into the gutter. Parents and kids take different approaches to helping Taek deal with his Baduk loss.

star 7.38
42 votes
Goodbye, My First Love

#6 - Goodbye, My First Love

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 9, 2016

Times have changed, and the gang has moved on, but the fight for Duk Seon's heart remains the same. Parents and siblings complain that all the gang does when they're home is sleep and drink.

star 7.35
71 votes
The Rich are Innocent, and the Poor are Guilty

#7 - The Rich are Innocent, and the Poor are Guilty

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 13, 2015

The parents disagree with how their spouse spent money. The children go on an overnight field trip and get into all sorts of trouble.

star 7.31
45 votes
The First Snow is Falling

#8 - The First Snow is Falling

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 21, 2015

Taek has five opponents left before he can be crowned champion, and the neighborhood is anxiously cheering him on. Winter is here, and love is in the air.

star 7.29
41 votes

#9 - Memory

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2015

Jung Hwan, Duk Seon, and Taek may find themsleves in a love triangle. It's Dong Ryon's birthday, but disappointment in his mother leads him to run away from home. Meanwhile, Sung Kyun is depressed during his own birthday celebration and nobody knows why.

star 7.25
69 votes
What It Means To Love Someone

#10 - What It Means To Love Someone

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 2015

Sun Woo learns his mother's secret, and he is heartbroken. Bo Ra helps him do the right thing. Meanwhile, the gang has dinner together and Soo Yeon, formerly Duk Seon, sees something she won't forget.

star 7.25
69 votes
Between Love and Friendship

#11 - Between Love and Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 25, 2015

As Bo Ra plans to take the Bar exam, a disheartening college consultation inspires Duk Seon to study harder. Two accidents lead to unexpected resolutions.

star 7.24
70 votes
What it Means to Cross the Line

#12 - What it Means to Cross the Line

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2015

Sun Young's house risks forclosure due the machinations of her mother-in-law. When Mr. Choi falls ill, Duk Seon accompanies Taek to a Baduk tournament in China.

star 7.23
69 votes
Three Prophecies

#13 - Three Prophecies

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2015

The mothers get their fortunes told, which might not come true in quite the way they expect. Bo Ra and Sun Woo continue dating in secret, and the parents get into a high stakes game of cards.

star 7.23
70 votes
Superman is Back

#14 - Superman is Back

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 2015

Il Hwa awaits results from a biopsy. The mothers encourage Sun Young to pursue Mr. Choi. An erroneous news report about Taek sets the neighborhood into a panic.

star 7.22
68 votes
One Warm Remark

#15 - One Warm Remark

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 28, 2015

Bo Ra is wronged by her boyfriend, opening a window for Sun Woo to make his move. No Eul has a girlfriend, and Duk Seon's disbelief and disapproval stirs up some serious trouble for the family.

star 7.20
69 votes
Don't You Worry

#16 - Don't You Worry

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 19, 2015

Duk Seon's character is called to action and praised when she helps stabilize her new classmate, who has a medical condition. A redeeming blessing falls into the laps of the Sungs. Jin Joo has an accident.

star 7.20
70 votes
Life is an Irony (1)

#17 - Life is an Irony (1)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 26, 2015

Bo Ra moves out of the house to prepare for law school, while Duk Seon is devoted to studying hard.

star 7.19
70 votes
You Did Your Very Best

#18 - You Did Your Very Best

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 15, 2016

In the mid-90s, the elders retire, couples are reunited, and there are two surprise weddings. In the present, Duk Seon and her future husband argue about their first kiss.

star 7.16
69 votes
Life is an Irony (2)

#19 - Life is an Irony (2)

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 8, 2016

As the students finish their senior year and prepare for exams, they deal with heartbreak and discuss their wishes, hopes, and dreams.

star 7.14
69 votes
Goodbye, My Youth. Goodbye, Ssangmundong.

#20 - Goodbye, My Youth. Goodbye, Ssangmundong.

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 16, 2016

Everyone in the gang has matured into adulthood in their own way, and marriage and the growth of family seems to be in the air. As the lovebirds pair up for good, Duk Seon and Taek walk us through their youth, and the memories and feelings they have for their parents, all of these years later.

star 7.11
71 votes