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Thirty-Nine[1][2] (Korean서른, 아홉; RRSeoreun, Ahop; lit. Thirty, Nine) is a 2022 South Korean television series directed by Kim Sang-ho and starring Son Ye-jin, Jeon Mi-do and Kim Ji-hyun. This series revolves around the life, friendship, romance and love of three friends, who are about to turn 40 years old. It premiered on JTBC on February 16, 2022 and aired every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST) for 12 episodes.[3][4] It is available for streaming on Netflix.[5][6]

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Promotional poster
Hangul서른, 아홉
Revised RomanizationSeoreun, Ahop
Created byJTBC
Written byYoo Yeong-ah
Directed byKim Sang-ho
Music byGwon Young-chan
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes12
  • Choi Byung-hwan
  • Jeong Gyeong-jae
  • Kim Se-ah
  • Lee Hyun
  • Hwang Tae-joon
  • Yoo Hyun-hye
  • Jo Hye-sol
Running time70-80 minutes
Production companies
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 16 (2022-02-16) –
March 31, 2022 (2022-03-31)

The last episode of the series logged its highest ratings of 8.1% national wide.[7] Additionally it featured in Global Top 10 weekly list of the most-watched international Netflix TV shows for 4 weeks as of April 3.[8]

Cast and charactersEdit


  • Son Ye-jin as Cha Mi-jo, 39 years old, director of Gangnam Dermatology Clinic.[9]
    • Shin So-hyun as young Cha Mi-jo[10]
  • Jeon Mi-do as Jeong Chan-young, 39 years old, an acting teacher.[11]
    • Ha Seon-ho as young Jeong Chan-young[12]
  • Kim Ji-hyun as Jang Joo-hee, 39 years old, a cosmetics manager at a department store.[13]
    • Lee Da-yeon as young Jang Joo-hee[14]


People around Cha Mi-joEdit

People around Jeong Chan-youngEdit

People around Jang Joo-heeEdit


  • Song Min-ji as Kang Seon-joo, 37 years old, Jinseok's wife, she is from a wealthy family and has a strong desire to have whatever she wants.[23]
  • Oh Se-Young as Cho Hye-jin, 27 years old, Hyun-jun's girlfriend who is a graduate student.[24]
  • Jo Won-hee as Kim Jeong-tak, Kim Seon-woo's father and Kim So-won's adoptive father.[25]
  • Seo Ji-young as Lee Kyung-sook, Cha Mi-jo's biological mother.[26]

Special appearanceEdit



In April 2021, it was revealed that Son Ye-jin and Jeon Mi-do were in talks to appear in Thirty, Nine, a 12-episode mini-series co-produced by Lotte Cultureworks and JTBC Studio.[32] Son confirmed her appearance in June 2021, while Jeon and Kim Ji-hyun confirmed that August.[33][34] Thirty, Nine marks Son's return to JTBC after three years; she last appeared in JTBC's 2018 TV series Something in the Rain.[35]


Filming began in August 2021 after finalizing the cast.[36] On January 12, 2022, photos from the official script reading were published.[37]

Original soundtrackEdit

Soundtrack album by

Part 1Edit

Released on February 16, 2022 (2022-02-16)[38]
1."Still Here" (그때 우리가)Kwon Young-chan, Kang Ah-solKwon Young-chanKang Ah-sol3:51
2."Still Here" (Inst.) Kwon Young-chan 3:51

Part 2Edit

Released on February 23, 2022 (2022-02-23)[39]
1."I Was a Fool"FrommFrommFromm2:58
2."I Was a Fool" (Inst.)   2:58

Part 3Edit

Released on March 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)[40]
1."That's All" (이것밖에)Choi Yu-reeChoi Yu-reeChoi Yu-ree4:25
2."That's All" (Inst.)   4:25

Part 4Edit

Released on March 10, 2022 (2022-03-10)[41]
1."Peony" (꽃말)Kwon Young-chanKwon Young-chanCar, the Garden4:05
2."Peony" (Inst.)   4:05

Part 5Edit

Released on March 17, 2022 (2022-03-17)[42]
1."In your days" (너의 하루 끝에)Song Yang-Ha, Kim Jae-hyun, KyoiSong Yang-Ha, Kim Jae-hyun, Kyoi, Kim Ha-junWheein3:58
2."In your days" (Inst.) Song Yang-Ha, Kim Jae-hyun, Kyoi, Kim Ha-jun 3:58

Part 6Edit

Released on March 24, 2022 (2022-03-24)[43]
1."Did" (그랬을까)Jung Joon-ilJung Joon-ilJung Joon-il3:49
2."Did" (Inst.) Jung Joon-il 3:49


Thirty-Nine : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea[44]
Ep. Broadcast date Title Average audience share (Nielsen Korea)[44][45]
Nationwide Seoul
1 February 16, 2022 "Thirty, Nine" 4.406% (3rd) 4.453% (3rd)
2 February 17, 2022 "One Absurd Day" 5.076% (4th) 5.410% (4th)
3 February 23, 2022 "Something I Had Never Thought Of" 7.414% (1st) 7.806% (1st)
4 February 24, 2022 "Choice" 7.540% (1st) 8.700% (1st)
5 March 2, 2022 "Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2" 5.537% (2nd) 6.183% (2nd)
6 March 3, 2022 "Conviction" 6.945% (2nd) 7.691% (1st)
7 March 16, 2022 [a] "The Inconvenient Truth" 5.708% (2nd) 6.331% (1st)
8 March 17, 2022 "When You Think It's the End" 7.229% (1st) 8.141% (1st)
9 March 23, 2022 "Thousand Nights Over and Over Again" 6.545% (1st) 6.840% (1st)
10 March 24, 2022 "He Who Dances Must Pay the Piper" 7.130% (1st) 7.343% (1st)
11 March 30, 2022 "About Romance" 6.417% (1st) 7.051% (1st)
12 March 31, 2022 "Samseong-dong, Hyochang-dong and Gocheok-dong" 8.122% (1st) 8.941% (1st)
Average 6.506% 7.074%
Special[47] March 10, 2022 "About thirty and nine"
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama airs 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).

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2022 58th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Kang Mal-geum Nominated [48][49]


  1. ^ Due to presidential election broadcast on March 9, the 7th episode aired on March 16. Instead, a special broadcast of episodes 1-6 aired on March 10 under the title of 'About thirty and nine'.[46]


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