Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties Korean Drama Review

I know it’s been a while since my last post, I apologize for that and the delay…

Anyways…

I have a couple of reviews that you can say were at a back burner, need a refresher, look over and to be worked on more…and this was one of them.  Either way I apologize for being behind schedule on posting this review. But on the bright side, I was able to touch this up …  To make sure I gave all of my thoughts on this… Woohoo!!

Disclaimer: Pictures of the show, cast are not mine. And just add, info on the cast I got from Wikipedia, MyDramaList and Asian wiki.✌️  By the way, just to sneak in, you can find this Korean tv series on Netflix and it used to be available on Viki… So Netflix it is!

Anyways been a long time coming and finally presenting…

Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties Korean Drama Review

First off… please don’t take what I say seriously… just with a grain of salt, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film, literature and television… Not at all…nada zilch degree. But I love movies books and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. Despite the lack of degree on this area, I will still do this review as a tv drama lover… And just to clarify too, sorry if at some points I might run on with my words or have any grammatical errors… but I will definitely be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.

Moving on… I will first talk about the original main leads of this popular Korean Drama… Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties…Park Hye Soo, Han Seungyeon, Ryu Hwayoung, Han Yeri and Park Eunbin…

Park Hye Soo is a South Korean actress and singer. She participated in K-pop Star 4 as a contestant. She is well-known for her role in Hello, My Twenties!. She took on her first lead role in Introverted Boss.

In Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!, Park Hye-soo plays Yoo Eun Jae. As Yoo Eun Jae, she is 20 years old and is the youngest of the Belle Epoque dormitory girls. She is shy and is from the countryside. She is a Psychology Major. She over time experiences her first love at college and has deal with family issues.

Han Seungyeon better known mononymously as Seungyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is well-known as former main vocalist of the South Korean girl group Kara and for her role in Hello, My Twenties!.

In Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!, Han Seungyeon plays Jung Ye Eun. As Jung Ye-eun, she is 22 years old and a Culinary Arts major with a religious background. She loves make-up and wearing alot of pink. She has lots of friends, has a steady boyfriend who is happens to be bad but she loves him so much and has a habit of eating alot when she is nervous.

Ryu Hwayoung is well known by the mononym Hwayoung, is a South Korean actress and singer. She is a former member of South Korean girl group T-ara.

In Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!, Ryu Hwayoung plays Kang Yi-na. As Kang Yi-na, she is 24 years old and is not studying. She is sugar baby with expensive taste who likes keeping fit. She pretty much dates rich men who buy her expensive clothes. She easily get impatient but she is a loyal friend.

Han Yeri is a South Korean actress.

In Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!, Han Yeri plays Yoon Jinmyung. As Yoon Jinmyung, she is 28 years old and is a hardworking business major with a complicated family situation. She is very serious and strict about the house rules for saving energy. She has three part time jobs to pay for her school and is always tired when she gets home.

Park Eun-bin is a South Korean actress. She debuted at the age of five and has starred in numerous TV dramas as a child actress. She played her first leading role in 2012 time-traveling romance Operation Proposal . Park gained recognition for her role in youth drama Hello, My Twenties! and its sequel.

In Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!, Park Eun-bin plays Song Ji-won. As Song Ji-won, she is 22 years old and a journalism major. She is the Belle Epoque’s quirky adventurous roommate who claims she sees ghosts. She always dresses extravagantly and has a habit of lying. She wants to lose her virginity before she graduates and takes every opportunity to openly talk about sex and say a lot of dirty jokes.

Now…I will move on about Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!

Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties! is a slice-of-life story about five college students who connect over the growing pains in their youth. This story comforts and sympathizes with the pain of youth (mostly those in their twenties) and it is based on the problems that generations can face such as peer pressure, dorm life, bullying, scandals and dating violence.

The story begins when the youngest and last member of the Belle Epoque dormitory girls…Yoo Eun Jae…finally arrives. Upon her arrival, especially meeting the rest of the girls in order…Jung Ye-eun, Kang Yi-na, Yoon Jin-myung whom she met first. While with Song Ji-won she meets a week later…. But even before meeting the last dorm-mate a lot of things already went on respectively and between Yoo Eun Jae with the first three roommates. But they soon come to an understanding. When Song Ji-won finally joins them more things come along…whether it is their own individual issues and issues amongst themselves; to heartwarming bondings, understanding eachother, watching out for eachother…

Anyways, even though is a 2016 drama, I will leave the summary of Age of Youth aka Hello To My Twenties  up to here so I won’t give away too much…

Finally, I will talk about my thoughts and overall review about Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!

I thought that Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties! is an awesome slice of life youth-oriented drama. It brings you through the motions…  You get amused, excited, sad, frustrated, angry and /or get moments like …does that really happen…and then get an overthought that….yes things like that do happen….  Then when things get relatable you get through motions of nostalgia of college life, dorm life and feelings of all the changes and events that come to play thinking of those times.

Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties! is a mix of hilarious, heartwarming, some drama but as I said an awesome, slice of life, youth-oriented drama that will bring you through the motions. Also unlike most Korean dramas that show and have alot of fluff and has an unrealistic world, this one is definitely better compared to those and is more relatable and it has such a good plot that is quite unpredictable…with issues or events that, can happen in real life.

Anyways, this is a female-centered drama and  I thought the main cast of Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!…Park Hye Soo, Han Seungyeon, Ryu Hwayoung, Han Yeri and Park Eunbin…did exceptionally well in their respective roles as Yoo Eun-jae, Jung Ye-eun, Kang Yi-na, Yoon Jin-myung and Song Ji-won. And I though that the characters are not lame and the actresses were tailor-made for their roles. I will not expound any more…but their characters are awesome and the dynamics amongst the characters was absolutely amazing and realistic in my opinion.

Anyways there two seasons of Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!

First season is more focus on the bonding and for the Belle Epoque girls to get to know eachother better while the second season is more on bringing in the comedy…but at the same time not exactly centered on the comedy because each of girls do have their own issues to tackle…

I totally loved the first season of Age of Youth aka Hello To My Twenties,  there is so much bonding and each girl has a secret. And soon all are revealed thus leading to the Belle Epoque girls much stronger friendship. Even a lie was what started bringing all the secrets out… I will not expound anymore than that… Peace…

Anyways…

While Second season…although with some major changes affecting the dynamics…including new faces and switching out characters… There is more comedy. But also some drama… each girl have their own issues to tackle… I will not elaborate too much in case you guys haven’t watched this yet…but you definitely have to watch this show to see what I mean… But to give hints or main themes on what the girls goes through…heartbreak, strength, trust, love, survival, friendship, growth, self-worth, truth, justice, and responsibility…

Yet…

Season two… although good, I felt that it is quite lacking compared to the first season of Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties! . This is because Yoo Eun-jae is played by a different actress basically Park Hye-soo was not able to reprise her role for the second season. And Kang Yi-na, played by Ryu Hwayoung was not part of the second season as part of the main cast and a different character was brought in.  Because of this the dynamics amongst the characters got affected by these two major changes….

Don’t get me wrong, Ji Woo who replaced Park Hye-soo, did well as the youngest of the Bell Epoque girls…Yoo Eun-jae… But…. It was just weird and doesn’t seem right seeing a different actress playing the role that was originally played by a different actress.  But I did felt that Ji Woo as second season Yoo Eun Jae…despite being an obvious, different face of the character…did okay enough playing as young woman trying to move on from the heartbreak of a failed first relationship… Although I wasn’t too fond of the crazy things she did when couldn’t accept the break up…and chased him for a bit… But at the same time, I sympathize with Eun Jae, because she is really naive and timid about alot of things especially love and relationships.  And the impression that I got..they weren’t going to last either way because the guy’s reasoning was low cause he only liked her cause she is pretty…. Also, before he noticed her…he was always flocked by women and seems to be somewhat of a playboy in the beginning of the first season…

As for the new character added in place of Kang Yi-na, Jo Eun played by Choi Ara… although her role was interesting and played it well…as a tomboy who falls in love while under the share house… I still felt that her character was kind of lacking and just a replacement even though her role was sort of one of the reasons that brought Song Jiwon’s past to light…

Although, I do want to say that… Han Seungyeon aka Jung Ye Eun has changed from bubbly to always sad and scared especially after her ordeal in season one on top of her own family issues…she experiences another ordeal… I felt really sad for her… First season she annoyed me a bit, but she nor anyone deserves to go through what she’d gone through…. Nobody deserves that! I will not elaborate more that that…

Another missing element in the second season  but slightly minor reason is , it is already 2nd season and Song Ji-won is still single even though she has a potential guy since  the 1st season….her friend from her college newspaper, Im Sung-min.  But I have to begrudgingly admit that delaying her potential love life is a must…because in the 2nd season… her painful past is revealed…she does not remember it though but slowly realizes that involves an old friend/classmate, who comes back to haunt her…  And I find it beautiful that although, Im Sung-min obviously has deep romantic feelings for Song Ji-won… he knows her so well and he knows what it best for her…that he clearly does NOT want to take advantage her vulnerability and her troubles to confess to her and get her to date him… Instead, like in the first season, he remains as her trustworthy confidant whom is always there for her.  I will not elaborate too much in case you guys haven’t watched this yet…but you definitely have to watch this show to see what I mean…

But overall…Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!  is an awesome show to watch and I highly recommend it! Cross fingers on season three with the all the original girls of the Belle Epoque and still respectively played the original cast… Park Hye Soo, Han Seungyeon, Ryu Hwayoung, Han Yeri and Park Eunbin! And hopefully, finally in season three Song Ji-won played by Park Eunbin finally gets official with her potential guy, Im Sungmin…that is if in the third season Song Ji-won’s issue is hopefully and officially resolved cause it was left in a slight cliff-hanger at the end of the second season…    Once again…I will not elaborate too much in case you guys haven’t watched this yet…but you definitely have to watch this show to see what I mean…

Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review of Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties!!!  Hopefully, this review builds your curiosity in checking out this awesome youth-oriented series!!!

If you haven’t read it yet please also check out my review of Age of Youth aka Hello, My Twenties! for the 2018 Chinese adaptation Youth.

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