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[jtbc] Age of Youth - Han Ye Ri, Park Eun Bin, Ryu Hwa Young

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Age of Youth







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  • Drama: Age of Youth (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Chungchoonshidae
  • Hangul: 청춘시대
  • Director: Lee Tae-Gon
  • Writer: Park Yeon-Sun
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: July 22 - August 27, 2016
  • Runtime: Fridays & Saturdays 20:30
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot
University students Yoon Jin-Myung (Han Ye-Ri), Jung Ye-Eun (Han Seung-Yeon), Song Ji-Won (Park Eun-Bin), Kang Yi-Na (Hwa Young) and Yoo Eun-Jae (Park Hye-Soo) share a house.

Jin-Myung is busy supporting herself financially and studying. She suffers from lack of sleep. Ye-Eun is devoted to her boyfriend, she is clear about what she likes or not. Ji-Won has a bright personality and likes to drink. Yi-Na is popular due to her beautiful appearance. Eun-Jae is timid, but she has an unique taste for men.

Notes
  • "Age of Youth" takes over the JTBC Fridays & Saturdays 20:30 time slot previously occupied by "Mirror of the Witch" and will be followed by "Fantastic" September, 2016.

Cast




Han Ye-Ri Han Seung-Yeon Park Eun-Bin Hwa Young Park Hye-Soo
Yoon Jin-Myung Jung Ye-Eun Song Ji-Won Kang Yi-Na Yoo Eun-Jae

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 Author| Post time 27-8-2016 11:40 PM | Show all posts
        ‘Age of Youth’ is the sweetest, most realistic, & most underrated K-drama of 2016
August 26, 2016/0 Comments/in Entertainment, Television /by Tamar Herman












Watching a K-drama is typically a lot of fun, whether they’re feel-good romances or haunting melodramas. But over the past few years, there has been an uptick in Korean television shows whose sole purpose is to highlight the feelings of a generation. The Answer Me and School (sans perhaps the last 2015 installment) are two such series praised for their capacity to make the audience recognize the trials young people go through. JTBC’s soon-to-be-ending drama Age of Youth strives to do the same, but rather than focus on a generation, it emphasizes the stressors in the lives of young women modern day Seoul and South Korean society as a whole. It does such a phenomenal job that it’s going to be depressing come the award season when Age of Youth will likely be overlooked in favor of bigger budget and high-profile dramas.
Between the superb acting, endearing plotlines, and well-written script, Age of Youth is one of the best dramas South Korea’s seen this year. While high-profile dramas get a lot of attention both locally and internationally, Age of Youth is slowly garnering attention. According to Wikipedia, the show achieved nearly 3 percent of ratings nationally in South Korea during the Olympics, nothing to scoff at. So what’s the big deal and why is this little, 12-episode drama grabbing the attention?
[Disclaimer: Some spoilers are included but no major plot points.]

1. It’s All About The LadiesThese five roommates may not be the best of friends, but they still root for one another through all the ups and downs of the last few months. Have a job interview? Here are some shoes to borrow. (Or not…) Need a drink? We got you, whether you need a raucous party or just to be left alone to nurse your beer and a broken heart. Miss a shift at work? Here are four replacement workers! Break up? We’ll throw you a party! And, my personal favorite, started dating and you’re an innocent cutie (who may not have committed patricide)? Here, have a folder full of porn.


If you’re a fan of K-pop, you’ve probably heard the idea of a girl crush girl group (BlackPink and Twice, anyone?) But Korean dramas aren’t exactly known for their strong, tough “girl crush” characters for women to look up to. Handsome men? Check. More or less independent women who still swoon the minute they see one of those men? Check. But women doing their own thing? Sometimes…? That’s what this whole show is about. The quintet are one another’s cheerleaders, sometimes lovers, and even though there are still misunderstandings the beauty of the show is that the five women truly support one another.





2. The Actresses Are All Fabulous
I was a bit doubtful, considering that Age of Youth had no names I recognized except former T-ara member Ryu Hwayoung (who looks a lot like actress Park Shin Hye) and former KARA member Han Seungyeon, who play a high-end call girl and a blinded by love student in an abusive relationship respectively. But all of the stars are phenomenal actors. The viewers will root for the five women, even at their worst. And by worst, I mean when you find out that at least two of the main characters have killed people.
credit DOLLIU on Tubmlr

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Han Yeri in particular evokes a sense of sadness even though she has the least lines in the show, but she is such a consummate actress that every movement is full of meaning. And if you don’t absolutely hate the characters played by Ji Il Joo (slimy Doo Young) and Min Sung Wook (the restaurant manager), then you should go back and rewatch because those two actors make it believable that there are such detestable people in the everyday world.

3. No Chaebols
Can it be true??? Chaebols, or the (usually young and handsome) heirs of family conglomerates, often play a role in many popular South Korean dramas. But Age of Youth is almost entirely devoid of this K-drama cliche. Some characters come from wealthier backgrounds or earn more, but overall, most characters are regular, everyday middle class Koreans living in random neighborhoods throughout Seoul. This is a drama so, of course; everybody still has the best phones and looks stylish, but it’s a step in the right direction to make relatable television. It’s clearly one of the best dramatizations of everyday life out of Korea, and the U.S to be honest, this year.

4. It Talks About All The Big Issues
Sex, depression, stalking, murder, death, poverty, finding direction, workplace harassment, and prostitution are just some of the things that Age of Youth addresses.
While many dramas make a big deal of sleeping with someone, in this drama, it just is normal. The budding romance between Park Hyesoo and Shin Hyunsoo’s characters, Eunjae and Jongyeol is sweet and innocent, but the minute they kiss the next question the other girls ask is when they’re going to have sex, no coyishness whatsoever. This is the real world, and these are real young women with desires.


And as for finances, it simply makes sense a few episodes in when the roommates discover one of their peers is selling herself for money; it’s the only way to live fashionably in Seoul. (Some social commentary, maybe?) A recurring theme, several characters encounter situations where they face being forced to reject money in favor of preserving their self-respect. Even debt is portrayed realistically, as something horrifying and life-threatening. And the debt collectors aren’t ruthless gangsters as in most dramas, they’re just guys trying to collect even while feeling bad for harassing a college student to pay for her mother’s mistakes.

5. We’re All PeopleThe first episode gave us a basic introduction through the five women living in the house together. And while it seemed like the story would be centered around newcomer Eunjae, but by the end of the episode the screenwriting enabled viewers to see the point of view of each of the quintet and has since followed that pattern. It was, in essence, a maturing from the typical K-drama trope of following just one or two main characters. Age of Youth is all about the process of growing older through college years, and those few minutes of understanding the other housemates for the first time seemed like the first baby steps that will lead the path to adulthood (which, unfortunately, will likely arrive when the final episode airs this week).

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6. It’s Not Just About Romance
If you haven’t realized yet, this show isn’t the typical K-drama romance. These girls sit around chatting sometimes, do laundry, exercise, play pranks, bicker, date, go to school and work, etc. Thankfully, Age of Youth is filled with young women who are literal Wonder Women doing their own thing and it’s very clear that happiness doesn’t innately mean finding Mr. Right. It’s still a K-drama, so that definitely helps, but these ladies are searching for their paths in life first with romance coming as just one part on a path to self-fulfillment. Even though each of the five women have some sort of loveline, the relationships are used more to depict personal growth and character development rather than the innate goal of this drama.

7. But We’re Still Rooting for Happy Endings
While Age of Youth is atypical for a drama, it will still likely aim for the happy ending trope and that’s not particularly a bad thing. (Although if one of them gets a sad finale… Well, it will just prove how quasi-realistic this show is!).


Even though it’s not all about love, each of main characters are young teens and twenty somethings (the youngest Eunjae is 20 by Korean standards, likely 18 internationally, while the eldest Jinmyung is 28 Korean age/26 internationally) and looking for happiness. For some of them, at the moment that hopefully includes the men who have been cheering them on as they overcome their hardships and for others it means finding out what makes them happy.

Have you watched Age of Youth? Which roommate is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and be sure to subscribe to the site and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up with all of our posts.

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Post time 28-8-2016 08:35 AM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
dauswq replied at 27-8-2016 11:40 PM
‘Age of Youth’ is the sweetest, most realistic, & most underrated K-drama of 2016
August  ...

Mcm best....

Memula baca sinopsis mcm x berminat sgt...tp bile baca review yg bwh tu terus berminat...

Iols rs mesti drama ni penceritaan mcm reply and my dear friends...pelakon2 sume x penah tgk kecuali yoon bak dgn seung yeon kara tu jer...

Wima nk tryla..sbb byk drama yg tgh layan ni dh nk abis..so byk slot kosong...

Jom tengok jom...
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Post time 29-8-2016 01:33 PM | Show all posts
wima replied at 28-8-2016 08:35 AM
Mcm best....

Memula baca sinopsis mcm x berminat sgt...tp bile baca review yg bwh tu terus berm ...

Memang best... baru tadi tgk final episode...
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Minami2013 replied at 29-8-2016 01:33 PM
Memang best... baru tadi tgk final episode...

sila review guna option sedia ade tu
lps bace dlm bhs melayu, lagi smgt kami nk tgk
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wima replied at 28-8-2016 08:35 AM
Mcm best....

Memula baca sinopsis mcm x berminat sgt...tp bile baca review yg bwh tu terus berm ...

tgh nak abiskan good wife dulu, baru layan drama ni
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dauswq replied at 30-8-2016 01:47 AM
tgh nak abiskan good wife dulu, baru layan drama ni

Yup..lepas abih good wife nk lyn drama ni plak...

Pastu...iols nk try layan drama saeguk sbb ramai namja...

Byk jugak drama2 baru yg interesting...tgh pilih nk masukkan dlm slot ni..
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Post time 30-8-2016 11:06 AM | Show all posts
dauswq replied at 30-8-2016 01:46 AM
sila review guna option sedia ade tu
lps bace dlm bhs melayu, lagi smgt kami nk tgk

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Minami2013 replied at 30-8-2016 11:06 AM
Done!

Review K Drama - Age of Youth

thanks minami
ade nk letak pencalonan utk acting tak? sbb dlm review ade olahan tp tak de tulis nomination..
cthnye han ye ri utk best actress atau park eun bin utk best supporting actress?


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Post time 2-9-2016 11:35 AM | Show all posts
Pendek sgt drama ni
satu sebab fly suka tgk drama2 yg pelakon dia fly xkenal sbb fly akan tgk without any expectations..
bila drama tu best impact dia akn jd besar utk fly..hahaha..
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Post time 6-9-2016 08:11 AM | Show all posts
baru habis tgk cite ni..best...
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Post time 22-9-2016 10:16 AM | Show all posts
wima replied at 30-8-2016 07:44 AM
Yup..lepas abih good wife nk lyn drama ni plak...

Pastu...iols nk try layan drama saeguk sbb ra ...

wima ....

uols dah tgk lum drama ni??

iols smlm off day.. satu malam tak tdo marathon cete ni... mata pun naik tiong sambil buat kerja ni..

cete dia menarik coz ia cete realiti.. mcm ala2 my dear friend n reply..

iols boleh skip tgk Moonlight Drawn semata2 nak habis kan cete ni.. hahaha..


kisah tentang 5 roomate.. 5 org stranger berlainan latar belakang dan sikap dok serumah..

lama2 dorg ni jadi kwn baik.. terus teringat saat2 zaman U dulu.. memang terasa dekat di hati..

aku suka dgn karektar kelima2 sahabat ni...

byk gak pengajaran y kita leh dpt.. @idakamaruddin @irie^nad

dah tgk lum???


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Post time 22-9-2016 10:19 AM | Show all posts
Syik_Gojet replied at 22-9-2016 10:16 AM
wima ....

uols dah tgk lum drama ni??

best ek cite ni

x pnh terasa nk tgk..tp sbb uols dh seru bole la layan


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Post time 22-9-2016 10:19 AM | Show all posts
muka minah ni sekali tgk ingat Park Bo Young


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Post time 22-9-2016 10:28 AM | Show all posts
idakamaruddin replied at 22-9-2016 10:19 AM
best ek cite ni

x pnh terasa nk tgk..tp sbb uols dh seru bole la layan

sama la tak pernah terasa nak tgk..

baca komen sini baru layan.. best la pulak..

byk giler benda best... nak cete panjang lak..

leh baca review kt atas tu..

masing2 ada sejarah hitam masing.. cete mcm mana dorg takel sejarah hitam tu..semuanya bermula bila salah sorg buat prank kata rumah tu ada hantu..

ada gak selit2 pasal cinta, dating..
ada cinta sweet, ada cinta terlarang, ada cinta harta, ada y cinta tak sampai sampai..

hehehe..  


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Post time 22-9-2016 10:29 AM | Show all posts
idakamaruddin replied at 22-9-2016 10:19 AM
best ek cite ni

x pnh terasa nk tgk..tp sbb uols dh seru bole la layan

12 epi saja uols..

itu y gigih nak layan..


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Post time 22-9-2016 10:31 AM | Show all posts
Syik_Gojet replied at 22-9-2016 10:29 AM
12 epi saja uols..

itu y gigih nak layan..

kalau mcmtu bole la tgk..iols byk slot kosong dh ni

hahah

ok hr ni bole start layan.. tp nk tgk bo gum ep 10 dulu



uols karang la review nk bc
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Post time 22-9-2016 10:40 AM | Show all posts
Edited by irie^nad at 22-9-2016 10:41 AM
Syik_Gojet replied at 22-9-2016 10:16 AM
wima ....

uols dah tgk lum drama ni??

i olls dh dnlod and masuk dlm waiting list sbb baca review kat dramabeans best..i olls usahakn tgk lps abihkan let's fight ghost. ni u olls dh bg review haruslah lg semangat nk tgk..best dpt selit drama2 yg true to life mcm ni in the midst of drama2 di kayangan (mcm CN4K)

plus, i olls suke citer2 underrated tp good review mcm ni
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Post time 22-9-2016 10:41 AM | Show all posts
idakamaruddin replied at 22-9-2016 10:31 AM
kalau mcmtu bole la tgk..iols byk slot kosong dh ni

hahah

sejak 2 menjak ni malas sikit nak karang... hohoho...

byk cete dah habis tgk tapi tak karang pun.. huhu...

tp yakin la..tak menyesal tgk cete ni..

tak da chebol anak org kaya tahap petala langit...

semua watak2 biasa mcm kita ni..

lepas tgk cete ni..iols dok fikir bestnya kalau ada bf...hahaha.. maklum la lama gila dah single ni..huhu..
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