Spoiler alert! Read at your own risk.
Age of Youth is a drama that celebrates love and friendship between five girls – Yoon Jin Myung (Han Ye Ri), Kang Yi Na (Ryu Hwa Young), Jung Ye Eun (Han Seung Yeon), Song Ji Won (Park Eun Bin), and Yoo Eun Jae (Park Hye Soo). The drama focuses on the girls as they build their friendship and find their way through life, of course while enjoying and celebrating the years of their youth.
The friendship these five girls share is simply heartwarming. Their genuine love and concern for one another just makes my heart flutter. This drama excellently showed how there is no perfect friendship. No matter how close you are with the other, there will always be bumps along the way. And how these girls overcame those bumps and even grew closer made me cry for them. I especially loved the moments when they all get together to help one of the girls, joining forces and overcoming whatever it is that was thrown at them.
I loved how everyone has a story – a reason for them to act the way they do. In one way or another, you can definitely relate to one of them and see yourself in her. Each character were so well-written and so different from each other in terms of so many aspects it didn’t give me even an ounce of boredom.
This drama takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You laugh and smile with the characters, you cry for them, and give you butterflies in your stomach all thanks to their amazing friendship.
I loved everything about this drama, except for the ending. Well, I didn’t actually not liked it. I just felt like it wasn’t enough. After learning about their lives, the ending just didn’t give justice to everything they went through as individuals and as friends. It left me with so many questions and have kept me wondering until now. This drama went to the list of dramas in need of a second season. But of course, we all know that in the KDrama world, such thing is impossible.
To put my mind and heart at ease, here’s what I settled with while on the bus earlier today, this drama simply wanted to tell its viewers that just because a drama ended, doesn’t mean its characters’ lives end. They continue on living their youthful years even after the drama and without the viewers watching them every minute of their lives. This is what I want to believe.
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