They’re just strange in many ways. Strangely met for the first time in the most unusual way. Strangely tangled with great chemistry in no time. Strangely against the general perspective about woman-man’s height difference, but still look so good together. And I’m strangely so drawn to them!
Honestly when I saw their screen time together, I always have automatic thought like; Ah, if only Seo Jang Hoon was a little taller. But at the same time, I want to keep watching them because they’re just so cute together.
I like their cute bickering, their conversation that hinted some deep meaning, their interaction that full of chemistry… I like almost everything about them. Ah, I wish their screen time together can be a little longer, and longer, and longer hahaha.
Seo Jang Hoon’s confidence really amazed me. He was aware about the height difference (of course), but it didn’t discouraged him. Or he just didn’t show it? I don’t know, but I think his personality really matched with Jo Eun’s. He is witty and manly at the same time, while Jo Eun easily flustered despite of how she seems. That makes their interaction become really interesting.
This is really the first time I watch that kind of pair (and being so drawn to them!) in Kdramaland. So this is a whole new experience for me, but it’s really interesting and got me excited. I still have the general perspective in mind that man should be taller than woman, but then I think maybe the idea of Seo Jang Hoon and Jo Eun being couple is (really) okay xD
Aside from them together, I’m drawn to Jo Eun character much more than I expected. Well, actually I really didn’t have any expectations about the season 2 in general. Because there were many cases when the sequel didn’t follow the success of its predecessor. But Age of Youth 2 really against all odds, and it did well. And so far, I like the season 2 more hahaha.
Okay, back to Jo Eun. Her character already caught my eyes from the first time she appeared. Indeed, the tomboy-ignorant-cool type always draw viewer’s attention. And things got more interesting when it turned out that she’s not really that type.
I first raised my eyebrows when Jo Eun likes the doll gift from her friend, saying it’s cute. I was like; wait, isn’t she a tomboy and boyish?
And I almost freaked out when she fangirling over idols. I keep asking in disbelief; what, what is she?!
Wah. This is really the real example that general perspectives and judgement are scary. Applause for the drama, respect!
From the fangirling moment, I paid more attention to Jo Eun character. Maybe as fellow fangirl (?), I’m drawn to her easily and empathize with her. And as the drama going on, it turned out that Jo Eun really not the type that we thought at first. She is more like the sensitive, caring, and cute type; although it seems that she didn’t aware about it.
Beside Jo Eun, my favourite is still Song Ji Won all the time! Song Ji Won never failed to amazed me with whatever she did, talked, and wear hahaha. Everything about her is just so extraordinary, extreme; and I like it :)
Not to forget her chemistry with Im Sung Min. I shipped them so much since the first season, and regretted that they didn’t end up together. I see the hope in this season 2… but I don’t know. They just seem worrying hahaha. Maybe we need about 5 seasons for Song Ji Won and Im Sung Min become together? Hahaha let’s just hope it won’t.
And after all this long writing, my biggest protest is why the subtitle took really looong? It was really a challenge for me to get into this cycle : wait for the subs, then watch without subs (because I’m not patient LOL), then wait for the subs again, then re-watch with subs (because everything never be the same with the subs hahaha). Really a long routine, right? :D
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to my favourite pair(s), and the drama in general. Wish this season will wrap up the stories well without leaving some unanswered questions behind!
Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki, who met on the set of the 2016 drama “Descendants of the Sun,” just announced their upcoming nuptials, rocking the world with their happy news. Let’s take a look at other K-drama couples who made shippers’ dreams sail by tying the knot in real life.
Ku Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun
They met on the set of their 2015 drama “Blood” and married a year later in 2016.
Ah, I feel like crying everytime remember that AOY 2 has ended. It’s always hard saying goodbye to a good drama, moreover I’m really attached with this drama.
I remember before AOY 2 aired, I told my friend that I’m going to drop this drama anytime if the story is messy, if the new member is disappointing, and another if. But my worries were nowhere to find, and I like this season soooo much. Yes I liked the first season, but wasn’t too attached as how I’m now hahahaha.
So as the drama already wrapped up, I’m still mourning, but I want to share some of my thoughts for the last time. Well, maybe; if I don’t suddenly remember something from this drama later :D
I’ll start from my current favourite, Jo Eun :)
I like the other girls too, but I keep wanting too see Jo Eun more. I already mentioned her twice in this blog, yet I still have many things to say hahaha. The more I watched her in this drama, the more she shows her new sides. The image that I saw in the few first episodes were very different with the ones from latest episodes; but the older ones didn’t disappeared. It was all her personality, which make her unique.
One of her personality that I just realized recently, that Jo Eun has impulsive side. She was like; for now I’ll just go, and let happen whatever will happen. And if I recall again, this impulsiveness already showed from the first episode when she moved in just because of an anonymous letter. I mean, it’s not even her business, she didn’t even know who the sender & recipient of the letter; but she just moved in there. Beside impulsiveness, it’s also show that she has caring side and sympathy toward other.
The impulsiveness also showed when she decided to go to the address of possible-letter-sender. Maybe it seems like she has no plans for the future, but sometimes the impulsiveness is needed. If she wasn’t impulsive, maybe she will just hesitate to take a step and become braver. Maybe she and Seo Jang Hoon won’t be together, if she didn’t straight things up despite the fact Jang Hoon will going to army soon. Applause for our Jo Eun!
Actually I start to dislike Jang Hoon as the drama going on; simply because he’s too kind to other women hahaha. I become suspicious if he was not serious with Jo Eun and just want to have fun. But then I saw him really likes Jo Eun and cares for her, so I think I can forgive his past (?) LOL
Not to forget the chair that he made it himself almost all the time in his screentime (LOL), it said “My Jo Eun” ❤
And talking about army, I remember the scene when Jo Eun crying so hard after send Jang Hoon off to military. It was really broke my heart :( Keep strong, Jo Eun! Let’s reunite next year and be happy with him for a long time!
Next are Song Ji Won and Im Sung Min, as I can’t describe them without grouping the two together hahaha. They have the longest history, the greatest chemistry; yet didn’t end up together. Again.
But strangely, I have no complaint about it. We know that their relationship indeed was not the simple one and can be concluded quickly. They start as friends, person-to-person friends (if we recall back to the first season); so it’s harder to move into romantic one. I don’t know if there will be season 3 or not, but I want to cheer for their happiness together as long as possible.
And Im Sung Min is really an ideal type! He has the good boyfriend material, also still become a fun and understanding friend. Im Sung Min always can accept whatever Song Ji Won did and talked, no matter how weird or difficult it is. He’s being honest and told Ji Won straightly that since he met her, everything was mess. But he still always be there for her and accept her as how she is.
It’s indeed difficult to find a sweet scene from this two, but their chemistry felt really strong hahaha. I remember what my friend said, the two of them are really a good pair because Song Ji Won is freely become herself without minding the image too serious and Im Sung Min never demanding. Ah, really an ideal pair, right? :D
Aside from the two being pair, I like how strong their character are. Of course, all of the cast in this drama has strong character. But for them, Song Ji Won especially, I can’t imagine if there is a true person behind the character. I never watched her in other project, so I can’t imagine how a girl with the face of Song Ji Won but is not Song Ji Won hahaha. It feel like Song Ji Won is a real person out of there, not an actress playing as her. I truly give my respect for Park Eun Bin who delivered Song Ji Won’s character perfectly :)
Another character that I want to talk about is Yoo Eun Jae. Many people disagree with Ji Woo playing as Eun Jae, saying that she’s not suitable for the role. I also felt uncomfortable in the first episode, watching everyone are the same but only Eun Jae’s character change. But I didn’t mind it so much because I’m not really fond of Eun Jae’s character since first season. Her character was too frustrated and didn’t left so much impression for me, honestly.
But I think Ji Woo did a good job. As the drama going, I start to forget that they change the actress and I just enjoy the drama. And I think, that’s what we should
do. It’s not like I dislike Park Hye Soo or what, and I have no problem with her. But I mean, let the one who was left just left; and appreciate the present one.
I start to empathize with Eun Jae in season 2 when realized that she was a caring type. She’s indeed frustrated, but it’s because she’s a sensitive person and that’s not a bad thing. And I also felt the pain while watching her in broken heart state; soaking wet in the rain shower, washing doll in the middle of night, making a load of bread.
It was really broke my heart, and I wish Eun Jae can recover soon. But at the same time, I’m glad she didn’t get back to her ex-boyfriend. It’s indeed a good choice to gather the courage and let go all the painful thing (and person). As the saying told us, never run back to whatever broke you. You did well, Yoo Eun Jae!
Aside from the good cast, I also like how the drama keep telling about reality of everyday life and bittersweet of youth. There are so many scenes that impressed me with how relatable it’s. Just like what my friend said (I recite again :D), this drama didn’t judge anyone and anything. There is no a really good person or a really bad person, not really white or black; but it’s grey. The drama just show the reality and deliver it in the most relatable way.
One of scenes that has a deep meaning for me was when Jung Ye Eun going to her family dinner. She was gather up her courage to tell the truth about herself, but the responses are different from what she hopes. And that scene really left a deep impression for me.
Maybe she just want to be honest and didn’t want to be fake, or think that the truth is always the answer. There is nothing wrong with her and her intention, but sometimes the reality can’t get along well with our intention. And that fact really sadden me, because it’s the truly true reality (emphasizing :D). Some people can accept the truth and ourselves, but some people just can’t. And the hardest and saddest thing is sometimes, the ones who can’t accept are the closest people; like her family. Ah, the bitter reality.
Another relatable thing from many is the friendship between Jo Eun and her childhood, or maybe I should say lifetime, friend. Jo Eun was always with her all the time to the point it felt annoying, but she regretted so much after pushing her friend away. Sometimes we’re too felt bored with our friends and want to keep distance from them; but at the same time don’t want they left forever, because they’re valuable friends.
Maybe we wish if we tell the truth to them, they will understand and draw a distance for a while; but in reality it’ll hurt them (well, imagine if we’re in their shoes). That likely the case for Jo Eun as she being honest with her friend. Relationship with others is indeed hard, because what they think and feel are beyond our control and we can’t do anything about it.
The ending also realistic, and
I have no regret or lingering questions with the end of this season. Not just because the drama end, the bad relationships and things become better in instant. The ending kinda give a message that as long as we live, it’s not over. Everything still going on as it did before, and it will continue like that.
Maybe Jung Ye Eun and Jo Eun will become good friends again with their friends, or maybe not. Maybe Eun Jae will get another boyfriend soon, or maybe not. Maybe Song Ji Won will winning the trial, or maybe not. Maybe Yoon Sunbae will have a successful career soon, or maybe not. That’s life.
I want to keep watching this drama every year, wishing they will make next season again and again. But seeing how attached I’m now and making me hard to say goodbye, I’m torn into two pieces. I think maybe it’s okay if they don’t make another season. The more I become attached to this drama, the harder to say goodbye, right?
But still, it’s really okay too if they make one season per year. As for how I can facing the farewell later, let’s just think later haha. At least, being happy for some time is better than didn’t happy at all :)
I feel like there are so much more that I still want to talk about the drama, although this writing has become this long hahahaha. For now, I’ll stop here. Maybe sometimes I have an urge to reminisce the drama and will talk about them again :D
Thank you soooooo much for all the cast, staff, and team of Age of Youth 2. Thank you for making such a good, relatable, touching, fun, loving, and amazing drama for us. I’ve been happy and grateful all this time while watching this great drama. You all did really, really well!!
The wave of Hallyu stars have all around talent, charisma, and good looks. They are able to effortlessly show their charm and captivate all of Asia and the world with just a simple look, which is why we can’t get enough of them. But, their charisma and pretty faces aside, they were also all once adorable, coo-ing babies. Here’s a look at just a few Hallyu stars and their super cute baby photos!