Sad because “Twenty Five, Twenty One” ended? Check out these youth dramas!
Although the 8-week journey of “Twenty Five, Twenty One” has come to an end, meaningful life lessons about love, friendship, dreams, and growth the drama has conveyed still remain forever in our hearts.
Not only telling a story that centers on a group of five friends – Na Hee Do, Baek Yi Jin, Go Yoo Rim, Moon Ji Woong, Ji Seung Wan from 1998 – 2021, “Twenty Five, Twenty One” is also a healing youth drama that are meant for young people who are going after their dreams and aspirations.
Although Na Hee Do and Baek Yi Jin do not end up together, they are still each other’s youth. The beautiful footage of their youth as they fall in love and grow together, is the best thing that “Twenty Five, Twenty One” brings to the audience.
If you are upset that there are no more episodes of “Twenty Five, Twenty One”, check out the following dramas to once again immerse in the fresh aftertaste of youth!
1. Hit the Top
Starring a young and talented cast including Yoon Shi Joon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae, co-directed by actor Cha Tae Hyun, “Hit the Top”, released in 2017, is another story about young people who are on a journey to find the answer to the questions: Who am I? What is my passion? What do I want to do with my life?
If “Twenty Five, Twenty One” ends on a sad note as the main couple walks separate paths, “Hit the Top” has a joyful ending with every character being able to find a destination to head to, a true direction of life.
After many ups and downs, self-doubts and hardships, fatigue, we see them smile because of what they have achieved. We are particularly impressed with the character Choi Woo Seung – a girl who looks strong but is actually sensitive and does not know how to express her feelings. After failing in a relationship, Choi Woo Seung becomes more fierce but still keeps her pure thoughts and faith in love.
“Hit the Top” is a wonderfully fun and inspirational youth drama that you should definitely watch if you are still agonizing about the ending of “Twenty Five, Twenty One”!
2. Reply 1997, Reply 1994 and Reply 1988
When it comes to Korean youth and slice of life dramas, the first name that pops into our heads is definitely the Reply series.
Not only revolving around people of a young age, “Reply 1997”, “Reply 1994” and “Reply 1988” are also stories of adults, who are first-time mothers and fathers. They are inexperienced and have a lot to learn and worry about, making them young people in adulthood.
The most famous Reply drama, “Reply 1988”, is also our favorite because of the adorable love story between Sung Duk Sun and Choi Taek played by Hye Ri and Park Bo Gum. What we love most about Reply 1988 is how relatable and realistic the story is, from the color, the soundtrack, to the setting, outfits and lifestyle of each family and character.
The Reply series is not only for young people but is also perfect for grown-ups to watch and reminisce about their youth. When you watch the Reply dramas, you’ll definitely see yourself and your own family in the characters.
So if you’re looking for a healing youth drama that contains many messages and lessons about family, love, and friendship, we can’t recommend the Reply series enough.
3. Go Back Couple
Released in 2017, “Go Back Couple” tells the story of a couple who face too many conflicts and can’t stand each other. As they both feel so desperate with their current lives, they suddenly find themselves traveled back to the past when they were still young college students. They are given the second chance to live their youths without regrets.
Both the leading actors Jang Nara and Son Ho Jun did a good job transforming into their characters, giving the viewers a variety of emotions throughout the drama.
Thanks to the journey back to their youth, the two main characters realize they are inseparable. They have come to understand each other better and know what really means the most to them. “Go Back Couple” also has lovely and charming supporting characters, who adorn the beautiful youth story of the leads.
“Go Back Couple” is a youth drama that you should watch with your loved ones or close friends.
Experiencing youth is like taking a shower in the rain, even though we get wet, we still want to do it again. Watching these youth dramas about family, friendship, and first loves is also like that, even though there are regrets, we still want to immerse ourselves in every moment with the characters, whether it’s joy or sadness.