Have you ever wished that your life was like a K-drama? Have you ever dreamed of the most beloved of K-drama tropes materializing before your eyes? Perhaps you’ve pictured Hyun Bin piggybacking you home as you clutch a gigantic rabbit doll. Maybe you’ve imagined that Jo Jung Sukfell in love with you despite the fact that you’ve regularly been possessed by a determined ghost. Desi Lee, the main…
Judging from its title, I thought Age of Youth would have light & cute
vibes resembling the bittersweet of youth ages. But, apparently, this drama is
darker and a bit depressing. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, in fact, I am
pleasantly surprised that this drama was dare to take sensitive issues in
society (such as sugar daddy, dating violence, mistreatment at workplace) and
pull it to an intriguing plot. All 5 main characters are flawed, and seem
unlikable based on first episode, but when their layers are peeled off one by
one, I start to relate to their stories. This drama is not just about a bonding
relationship of 5 girls who live together in boarding house, or the characters that
are described only as white & black – protagonist & antagonist. As a
coming-age drama, Age of Youth offer
more mysterious stories and complex characters, but still, can give moral
values about how to overcome struggles and growing up. It’s such a pleasure to
find an unconventional K-Drama like Age of Youth,a little gem of female centric
drama with well-written story,and I can’t wait eagerly for Season 2.
The Korean drama Oh My Venus is defying “K-drama Land” odds.
There isn’t any “will they/will they not”, there isn’t a very strong 2nd lead. The lead female is average, but not in a “messy hair, bad clothes” way. The lead male announced his relationship and is proud of it. Not trying to run or make excuses.
Every time something bad happens, it draws them closer instead of further apart.
Kang Joo Eun is strong and knows who she is and what she wants.
All of the people surrounding Kim Young Ho are so supportive, funny and just amazing.
Even the 2nd lead female isn’t completely repulsive.
Just waiting for SOMETHING really bad to happen…. *crosses fingers* that it somehow only gets better!!