The BEST Episodes of Answer Me 1988
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2021
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.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.