Hello, My Twenties!

Hello, My Twenties![2] (Korean청춘시대; Hanja青春時代; RRCheongchunsidae; MRCh'ŏngch'unsidae; lit. Age of Youth) is a South Korean television series starring Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-su, Ji Woo and Choi Ara.[3][4][5] It aired on JTBC from July 22, 2016 to October 7, 2017.[6][7][8]

Hello, My Twenties!
Age of Youth-JTBC.jpg
Season 1 promotional poster
Also known asAge of Youth[1]
Genre
Written byPark Yeon-seon
Directed byLee Tae-gon
Kim Sang-ho
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producersHam Young-hoon
Choi Hyuk-jin
Park Joon-seo
ProducersPark Jae-sam
Park Jun-seo
Choi Jae-suk
CinematographyJeon Hyun-seok
Hong Il-seop
EditorsPark So-young
Bae Hee-kyung
Running time70 minutes
Production companiesDrama House
Celltrion Entertainment (season 1)
Take 2 Media Group (season 2)
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJuly 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) –
October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07)

SynopsisEdit

A slice-of-life story about five girls who live together in a sharehouse called "Belle Epoque" and how they connect over the growing pains in their youth. It is based on the issues that younger generations are likely to face in South Korea.

CastEdit

OverviewEdit

Character Portrayed by Season
Season 1
(2016)
Season 2
(2017)
Yoon Jin-myung Han Ye-ri Main
Jung Ye-eun Han Seung-yeon Main
Song Ji-won Park Eun-bin Main
Kang Yi-na Ryu Hwa-young Main Guest
Yoo Eun-jae Park Hye-su Main
Ji Woo Main
Jo Eun Choi Ara Main

MainEdit

A 20-year-old Psychology major student who comes from the countryside.[9][10]
A 22-year-old Culinary Arts major with a religious background.[11]
A 28-year-old hardworking business major with a complicated family situation.[12]
A 22-year-old, majors in Journalism, a quirky adventurous roommate who claims she sees ghosts.[13]
A 24-year-old sugar baby with expensive taste.She eventually works hard to be a career woman.[15]
  • Choi Ara as Jo Eun (season 2)

RecurringEdit

Jin-myung's love interest, Italian restaurant chef.
Deputy of the share house, Belle Epoque's owner, Jo Eun's love interest.
Ye-eun's love interest; an engineering student who knows nothing about dating.
A member of an idol group Asgard who is five years into his debut, but yet to reach stardom.

Special appearancesEdit

Season 1:

Season 2:

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)
214August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07)

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
English titleKorean titleOriginal air date
11"Fear of Takeoff #Slipper"출발선상의 두려움 #슬리퍼July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)
22"Is This Underwear Yours? #LiesandNoMakeupFaces"이 팬티가 네 팬티냐? #거짓말과 민낯July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)
33"I've Never Once Loved Myself #RottenRoots"단 한번도 스스로를 사랑하지 않았노라 #썩은 구근July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)
44"My Dream is to Be an Office Worker #ProofofPoverty"내 꿈은 회사원이다 #가난의 증명July 30, 2016 (2016-07-30)
55"The Reason For Loving Someone, The Reason For Not Loving Someone #MenandWomen"누군가를 사랑하려는 이유, 혹은 사랑하지 않으려는 이유 #남과 여August 5, 2016 (2016-08-05)
66"In Retrospect, It Was Foreshadowing #StartingPoint"알고 나면 그날의 일은 복선이 된다 #시발점August 6, 2016 (2016-08-06)
77"I'm Someone Who Shouldn't Be Happy #SleepParalysis"나는 행복하면 안 되는 사람입니다 #가위August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
88"Hope, That Damn Hope #SuspiciousMan"희망, 그 빌어먹을 놈의 희망 #수상한 남자August 13, 2016 (2016-08-13)
99"If You Stay in Your Place, You Won't Get Lost #Shoes"제 자리에 서 있으면 길을 잃지 않는다 #구두August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
1010"We Believe Because We Want to Believe #Lie"우리는 믿고 싶어서 믿는다 #거짓말August 20, 2016 (2016-08-20)
1111"If You Watch Closely, Everyone Has Special Circumstances #Earrings"알고 보면 모두가 특별한 사연들 #귀걸이August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
1212"Even So, Life Goes On #Aftermath"그래도 삶은 계속된다 #후유증August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
English titleKorean titleOriginal air date
131"Angry Over Small Things #TheWorldofUs"나는 작은 것에 열 받는다 #우리들August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)
142"Coward #TheStranger"나는 겁쟁이다 #이방인August 26, 2017 (2017-08-26)
153"Decide to Hate #CrimeandPunishment"나는 널 미워하기로 마음먹었다 #죄와벌September 1, 2017 (2017-09-01)
164"To Survive #TheSelfishGene"나는 살아남았다 #이기적 유전자September 2, 2017 (2017-09-02)
175"Wavering Heart #FirstLove"나는 마음 갈대와 같도다 #첫사랑September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
186"I'm a Miracle #InSearchofLostTime"나는 기적이다 #잃어버린 시간을 찾아서September 9, 2017 (2017-09-09)
197"Center of the World #TheScarletLetter"나는 세상의 중심이었다 #주홍 글씨September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
208"Self-Dishonesty #Confessions"나는 나를 부정한다 #고백September 16, 2017 (2017-09-16)
219"Wounds #ParadiseLost"나는 상처가 되었다 #실낙원September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
2210"Might Be Me #TheSenseofanEnding"나일지도 모른다 #확률September 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)
2311"Betraying Oneself #Disgrace"나는 나를 배신했다 #추락September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
2412"Affirming Oneself #StandbyMe"나는 나를 긍정한다 #스탠바이미September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)
2513"Seeing Oneself #AllthePrettyHorses"나는 나를 보았다 #모두 다 예쁜 말들October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
2614"Their Mirrors #SoLongSeeYouTomorrow"그들은 그들의 거울이 있다 #안녕 내일 또 만나October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07)

ProductionEdit

On February 16, 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.[6][7] It was announced that Ryu Hwa-young would only make a cameo appearance, and that a new actress would be cast as the fifth girl of the Belle Epoque.[19]

Originally, it was expected that all five main roles would be the same from the previous season. However, early on Ryu Hwa-young was removed from the main cast.[20] Instead, a new character, Jo Eun, was created to fill the five-person dynamic of the show. Park Hye-soo was also supposed to be part of the main cast, but due to a scheduling conflict, she stepped down from the role. Unlike Ryu Hwa-young, this happened late into pre-production and it was decided that another actress would play her character Yoo Eun-jae; Ji Woo was cast.[21]

Onew was originally cast in the role of Kwon Ho-chang, but he stepped down in light of controversy surrounding him ten days before the drama's premiere, and was replaced with Lee Yoo-jin.[22]

RatingsEdit

Average TV viewership ratings (season 1)
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen TNmS
Nationwide
1 July 22, 2016 1.310% 0.9%
2 July 23, 2016 0.473% 1.0%
3 July 29, 2016 0.911% 1.4%
4 July 30, 2016 0.807% 0.9%
5 August 5, 2016 0.788% 1.5%
6 August 6, 2016 1.279% 1.6%
7 August 12, 2016 1.361% 1.5%
8 August 13, 2016 1.373% 1.6%
9 August 19, 2016 1.752% 2.8%
10 August 20, 2016 1.265% 1.4%
11 August 26, 2016 2.508% 2.5%
12 August 27, 2016 2.122% 2.2%
Average 1.329% 1.6%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
Average TV viewership ratings (season 2)
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[23] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 August 25, 2017 2.228% 1.995% 2.5%
2 August 26, 2017 2.405% 2.341% 2.9%
3 September 1, 2017 1.657% 1.7%
4 September 2, 2017 2.431% 2.256% 3.1%
5 September 8, 2017 2.248% 2.8%
6 September 9, 2017 2.817% 2.658% 3.2%
7 September 15, 2017 2.839% 2.825% 3.1%
8 September 16, 2017 3.099% 3.092% 3.0%
9 September 22, 2017 2.772% 2.674% 2.7%
10 September 23, 2017 3.145% 3.029% 4.0%
11 September 29, 2017 3.657% 3.494% 3.6%
12 September 30, 2017 4.069% 3.725% 4.2%
13 October 6, 2017 3.040% 2.893% 2.8%
14 October 7, 2017 3.252% 2.960% 4.1%
Average 2.836% 2.829% 3.1%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
  • This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Original soundtrackEdit

No.TitleArtistLength
1."The Whereabouts Of Love"Maximilian Hecker05:00
2."On Your Collarbone"Jordan Klassen04:19
3."Enjoy The View"David Choi03:31
4."Offbeat"Clara C03:12
5."24 hours"Mayu Wakisaka03:51
6."Toodoo"The Tellers03:39
7."What Up?"Hector Guerra03:36
8."Dick & Jane"Sidney York02:18
9."Mirage Of Bliss (part I)"Maximilian Hecker03:39
Total length:33:05

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Hallyu Star Award Han Seung-yeon Won
1st Asia Artist Awards Rising Star Award Shin Hyun-soo Won[24]
Park Hye-su Won[24]
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (Television) Nominated[25]

ReferencesEdit

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