Twenty Again

Twenty Again (2015)

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38-year-old Ha No Ra dreamt of becoming a dancer in her high school years, but met her husband Kim Woo Chul when she was 19. After having a child, she focused on taking care of her family and had to give up her dreams. In hopes of becoming a proud wife and mother to her college professor husband and her son Min Soo, she strives to enter college and ends up getting read moreaccepted into the same college as her son.

  • Native title:

    두번째 스무살
  • Also Known as:

    Our Heaven; 우리들의 천국; 20 Years Old Again; Doobunzzae Seumoosal; Second Time Twenty Years Old; Twenty Years Old for the Second Time; Second 20s;

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Marooya
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Oct 17, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Have you always been waiting for a drama that actually teaches you something valuable? and makes you think of your own life? and boosts your energy? and has a positive effect on you? Well, this is it.

Story
A perfect combination of reality and life presented in the best manner it could be presented in. The writer managed to keep the story true and realistic with real life issues (based on experience read more it's all real) and yet kept it fresh and fun to watch. This drama carried out a strong message "it's better late than never" "the present is really a present (gift)". Try to live your life without regrets, live your life first for YOU before anyone else, appreciate the time you have now and live it to the max. This is the 1st drama that made me think of my own life and gave me hope and refreshed my memory with my past life and made me think of my present and future. This drama has boosted my energy and gave me positive insight even with all the issues that were discussed in the drama there is always bright side to everything. For once no villains no insane characters.

Acting
The whole cast were so true and natural to their characters but Choi Ji Woo and Lee Sang Yoon are the show's strongest point!! They had an amazing on screen chemistry they seemed so true so real and so adorable. They managed to present such normal average characters and bring them out into life in a very delightful manner (and people say it's the character that makes the actor) that's not true at all even with such plain characters those two have managed to show us how wonderful of actors they are.

Rewatch?
Definitely YES I would rewatch it over and over again because I need something as positive as this to boost my energy and remind me that it really is never too late.

Overall
Are you a drama lover? This drama fits everyone's taste because it's a slice of life and yet it has everything that we as drama fans love and would wanna watch. If I could I would personally go and thank everyone who helped making it.
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palak
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Oct 29, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Dramas with moms going back to school have been trending recently (not that I'm complaining). And with that thought you might consider Twenty Again to be unoriginal. But it's not. In fact, it's amazing. On the surface, it's a middle-aged woman, her failing marriage and her petty attempt to save it. But it is so much so much more. Just what you expect from a TvN drama.

The plot is predictable yes read more but it never works against the favor. You might consider you'll get bored while watching this show. That's what I thought. But before I knew it, I had breezed past all episodes and had joined the chorus of the post-drama depression. The approach of the show and the mood in which it is presented is very easy going. A husband cheating on his wife is the plot for every 50 episodes family melodrama in Korea. But Twenty Again presents it with a more creative, more youthful edge. You see everyone's side, feel everyone's side and realize everything happened for a reason. There are no bitter feelings for revenge. I never once felt mad at the husband or felt sad for the wife. Both gained so much from whatever they went through. It was worth it.

Coming to characters. Choi Ji Woo was the reason I started this show. I have seen her previous dramas (most of them classic) and I was very curious as to how she'll pull off this character. She did a solid job. No Ra's journey of self-discovery was absolutely beautiful, even if the overall tones for it were very light. I cannot imagine anyone else for this part, she was flawless.

The male lead, I loved him in My Daughter Seoyoung. He is so handsome. But he played a role I have never seen him in. He did not over-utilize that dimple (a first for me to see) and he played an agitated character. It was nice to see him play a role like this. The husband's role was wonderfully done. That balance between not liking him but still not disliking him was so marvelously done. The supporting cast was equally good. The son, the friends (such wonderful friends), son's girlfriend (she annoyed me but I get the need for her role). I felt Na Soon Nam and Park Seung Hyun needed more screen time and more depth though. They were great.

The ost was decent.

Overall, it was really good. I love the kind of vibe TvN dramas give me. They always experiment with new ideas, sometimes even setting trends. It makes me feel like they make dramas because they love making them, they understand them. Instead of making dramas based on what we want, they make us understand what we want. That's just amazing. And Twenty Again lived up to that.
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The guy's character frequently offers his help and care for the girl. Both drama was so heartwarming. The guy feels sad for the girl for her misfortune, and tries to make her days better. Both possesses slice of life kind of drama which are relatable.

The romance and comedy is just fantastic.

I would rewatch these two!
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Both dramas deal with the female lead growing into herself/finding herself. Also, in both, the female leads have to deal with a hostile working/school atmosphere, are faced with being older than everyone else and have family that doesn't support her dream.
The male leads in both are sweet and funny, not like the usual jerk leads. Finally, both dramas are light and funny, with a lot of heartwarming moments.
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    Chuu Jan 29, 2017
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    elvirad Nov 4, 2016 - edited

    Well, at first I watched this with no expectation at all, but wow this drama is so much entertaining to watch ♡

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    Meeiishal Oct 22, 2016

    First ep. was really weird that I almost dropped but glad I didn't. Amazing life drama. just excellent! Gets you right in the feels.

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    ShinMinAh_05 Oct 7, 2016 - edited

    is that happy ending?

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    Zhenni00 Oct 6, 2016

    so cute >o<

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    Johnson-Shampoo Sep 19, 2016

    My show

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    SaraD Sep 4, 2016

    Thought it simple, but nah, it was too deep.. Loved every minute.. Great and beautiful! 10/10

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    Mighty_Brosia Aug 31, 2016

    IT would be awesome if they make season 2 of this.. How their relationship grows until they get married...naahhhh.... I just really want to seee hyun suk again... :)

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    Mighty_Brosia Aug 27, 2016 - edited

    Wow.. It's so hard to wait when will the time their relationship will be bloom. without any conflict etc.. And it s worth the wait! I'm satisfied how the story ends.. Those sweet scenes in the last episode was so real... Great job guys!! Lee Sang Yoon stand out definitely. He manage to maintain his grumpy attitude while showing ha no ra how much he love her... its not ur typical main lead that they became soo kind on the lead girl and forgot what they really is.. I'm craving to their next drama... Became one of my favorite... :)

    I'm ur fan now my grumpy with awesome dimples LSY.. :)

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    INFIRES May 31, 2016 - edited

    The main leads did a good job despite her being 6 years older XD

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      NotYourOppa Oct 9, 2016

      I don't really like that actress but you're right. However it's shame her forehead almost doesn't move..:o

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    hollywillow May 9, 2016 - edited

    I came here because of Lee Sang Yoon, should I watch this? Is it worth it? I'm looking for some sweet romantic time

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      Marooya May 13, 2016

      Yes definitely worth watching ^^
      Lee Sang Yoon's character is the sweetest here.

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    Afsii Apr 17, 2016

    I really like the plot but it is really slow paced, 10 episodes in but I still find it slow........

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    alexandrish Apr 16, 2016 - edited

    So I really loved this drama but it's getting slow now... Can anyone tell me at which episode he finds out that their divorced?

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    Fanbender Mar 16, 2016

    Twenty Again was extremely underwhelming. I didn't like or hate this, but the comedy, actors, and scenes like the flashbacks were lacking. Perhaps this drama could have been better with a different director.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Aug 28, 2015 to Oct 17, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Friday, Saturday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 3,654 users)
  • Ranked:

    #347
  • Popularity:

    #155

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