Age of Youth K-Drama Review

Age of Youth is so near and dear to my stomach right now, but it’s such a peculiar drama that I’ve had a hard time figuring out what to say about it. It’s realistic, changeable, heartfelt and one of best available female-centric dramas I’ve seen in a while.

Overview

Age of Youth follows five very different young women–responsible workaholic Yoon Jin Myung( Han Ye Ri ), self-confident seductress Kang Yi Na( Ryu Hwa Young ), cutesy daughter Jung Ye Eun( Han Seung Yeon ), reticent freshman Yoo Eun Jae( Park Hye Soo ), and outgoing life of the party Song Ji Won( Park Eun Bin ). As the 5 maidens share a residence, they proliferate together and share their sufferings and prevail.

Review

Love it with a big passion

I roughly missed this establish because it aired without much fanfare and initial reports complained of a slow premiere, but fortunately Outside Seoul ‘s rave reviews reassured me to pick it up, and I was immediately secured.

This show is something special. At first sight, it’s about all of the stereotypical beings you converge at college, but then you peel back the beds was discovered that each and every person has more going on than encounters the eye. I desire courages who feel real, and when I watched these women, I felt like I was watching a( slightly more dramatic) edition of our friend and college roommates.( For the record, I was the Eun Jae of our group–insanely reticent and touchy and necessitating more outgoing roommates to learn me how to not be a lunatic and go on dates. Coco was unquestionably our Ye Eun, but don’t tell her I said that ….)

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Because I went into this series with so few info about it, I was more than halfway through before I discovered that it came from the same scribe as White Christmas , but once I knew that, everything met so much better impression. The series unquestionably isn’t afraid to be grim, and the latter half turned often darker than I envisioned. Like White Christmas, the series pushes frontiers and hypothesis about its courages, and yet somehow it doesn’t obliterate the soft, sweetened flavor of the first few chapters. I felt like the darker points were handled well, and the narrative “ve had enough” cute or odd times interwoven throughout the heavier duties to preserve a realistic sense of balance.

If I have one complaint, it’s that this is the one series I please could have been longer. There was a little boy threads throughout the series that I wanted to follow in more depth, but I got the sense that 12 chapters simply didn’t give the writer enough time to follow up on all of them.

SPOILERVILLE: Ending discussion

Instead of going into too much degree about the establish as a whole, I thought it would be easier to give thoughts on each character’s tale.

Jin Myung: Where did I even get this numerous sobbings to cry over this person? Is there a year-end awarding for realizing my stomach hurt most? Because Jin Myung would prevail it in a heartbeat. Oh wait, perhaps she did make, and her prize was Caring Dreamboat Chef, my own personal pick of the accessible male results( yeah, large-scale catch that he beat out Vengeful Ahjussi and Aggressive Douchebag Extraordinaire ). Can we have a sequel just about her and Supportive Dreamboat Chef seeing one another and smiling shyly in the sprinkle?

 Fill the sequel with cute umbrella produce placement, and the establish pays for itself!

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