Age of Youth / 청춘시대 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

age_of_youth-p1Title: Age of Youth
Revised romanization: Chungchoonshidae
Hangul: 청춘시대
Director: Lee Tae-Gon
Writer: Park Yeon-Sun
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 12
Broadcasting Dates: July 22 – August 27, 2016
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: 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.

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– TRAILER –

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– MY REVIEW –

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I really enjoyed this drama! From the first few minutes, I could tell that that the cinematographic style would be different from what I’m used to when it comes to kdramas. It had a bit of an indie feel to it, and was very visually pleasing since they used a lot of bright colours, and good lighting. The dialogue was also quite clever, and often times witty!

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The dialogue as well as the plot were funny and happy at times, and also sad at others, and I both laughed and cried while watching this drama. I like that in following the lives of five college girls sharing a dorm, it addressed many relevant happenstances which women of their age, in their situations would encounter.

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I really liked how the main focus of the drama was the friendship between the five girls, and the struggles of five females sharing an apartment. Each of the girls’ experiences with romance are also very different, as well as very believable! I have to say that each of the plot lines were interesting to see play out, and that certain turns in plot, as well as all of the characters were all quite unique to this TV show.

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I recommend this drama to season, as well as new, kdrama-watchers because I believe that it would be enjoyable for those new to kdramas, as well as those who are used to them, or have already been enjoying them for a while. Overall, it was a joy to watch, even while darker parts of the plot were playing out.

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You can watch this drama too! Just click on the icon below to get redirected to the streaming site which I used, Dramafever:

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I have a paid account, but Age of Youth is available for viewing with a free account too!

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NONE OF THE IMAGES ARE MADE OR OWNED BY ME. THANK YOU FOR READING MY KOREAN DRAMA (KDRAMA) REVIEW! DO YOU WATCH KDRAMAS, OR HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO? OR HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFORE? I’M CURIOUS! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENT BELOW!

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