‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ is one of the newest Korean dramas that premiers on February 12. The drama is about the diverse charms of the beautiful youth in 1998. Taking the background of events during the financial crisis in South Korea, this drama has several interesting things not to be missed. Here are three reasons why this drama is a must-watch.
1. A star-studded cast of talented actors and actresses
‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ is a drama that many Korean drama connoisseurs have been waiting for. This drama became a comeback event for Kim Tae Ri after starring in the drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’ in 2018. As many of her fans already know, Kim Tae Ri is an actress who rarely appears in dramas. Although, she has starred in the film ‘Space Sweepers’ with Song Jong Ki in 2021. However, Kim Tae Ri’s presence in this drama still feels special.
In ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’, Kim Tae Ri plays Na Hee Do, a high school student who is also a member of the school’s fencing club. She is paired with the favorite actor of a million people, Nam Joo Hyuk who plays Back Yi Jin. This 27-year-old actor often appears on television through several of his leading dramas such as ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ and ‘Start-Up’. Certainly, the presence of Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk in ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ will make fans’ hearts flutter.
On top of that, the drama also features Lee Joo Myung, WJSN’s Bona, and Choi Hyun Wook, who will show us their acting abilities and diverse charms.
2. A fresh and inspiring youth story
‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ tells the story of the lives of youths in achieving their dreams. Na Hee Do is a high school student who struggles to become a member of the national fencing team. While Back Yi Jin is a young man who struggles to survive after his father’s company collapses due to the financial crisis in South Korea. Yi Jin also has a lot of part-time jobs, ranging from comic rental guards to delivering newspapers.
3. Shows the 1998 financial crisis in South Korea
In addition to telling stories about the lives of youths who are interesting to follow, this drama also tells the story of the financial crisis that happened in 1998. The financial crisis is also often referred to as the IMF financial crisis, in which many countries were affected by the crisis, one of which was South Korea. Back Yi Jin’s father’s company was hit by the financial crisis and ended up going bankrupt. This makes the Yi Jin family forced to lose their property and make their lives separate from each other. Yi Jin also had to survive by doing various part-time jobs. The financial crisis also made the fencing team at Na Hee Do’s school disband due to a lack of funds.
“Twenty Five Twenty One” airs every Saturday and Sunday and it’s available on Netflix and tvN. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the drama below!