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Follows the lives of three friends in their thirties. Seo Ji Won is a budding web-based cartoon author who decides to devote her undivided attention to her craft – forsaking love in favor of her career. And her decision pays off. By the time she is 25, she is a published author. Now, aged 30, she has become a well-recognized writer with scores of devoted readers. But turning her back on romance turns out to be harder than she first thought when Lee Seung Yoo, her first love from her middle school days, returns to the scene to turn her world upside down. And things get more complicated when the film director Cha Do Hoon – who has been charged with adapting Seo Ji Won’s web-based series for the screen – confides in her and appears keen to strike up a close friendship. At the same time, her friends Lee Ran Joo, who works as a radio announcer, and Hong Ah Young, who runs a cafe, are also facing hard times. One day, Hong Ah Young's ex-boyfriend who hurt her in the past appears in front of her once again. Meanwhile, Hyeong Joon Young, who had a one-night stand with Lee Ran Joo and now has feelings for her, works part-time at Hong Ah Young's cafe. (Source: Viki, AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "Born in 85" (85년생) by Hye Won (혜원). Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Feb 23, 2021 - Apr 13, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Daum Kakao TV Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 3,444 users)
  • Ranked: #9221
  • Popularity: #1592
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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34 people found this review helpful
Apr 15, 2021
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 14
Overall 6.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.5

It's all mess here

So it was all mess. Nothing particularly good I would say kind of a waste of time. Thank god it was short series or it would have been the worst outcome. Though genres are romance, comedy in the end it turned out to be a real headache. The FLs character isn't likable or I'll say I didn't like her decisions. The main love story between leads is the failure of the show and wait what? twisting rom-com like a thriller, action isn't a good thing at all. I mean the last twist damn I was frustrated because of it.

The things I liked were the second couple (I would have loved if they were leads) well they definitely were show-stealer, the friendship of the trio was admirable. Liked the character development of some characters. So there wasn't anything better than this for me. Well yeah, it does have visuals so you can watch it for it.

So overall it wasn't that good though it's a short drama, I won't recommend it for sure!

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20 people found this review helpful
Apr 14, 2021
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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It's real life and it's okay!

I'm satifasted with the drama. First of all, the cast is amazing! I was impressed with the debut of Baek Sung-chul. He and Hani were the best couple EVER!
Then, the stories unfolded evenly, giving us the information to keep up with the gaps. The ending was, at the very least, interesting, simple and real. I wish she was already very well with the director? Clear. However, how unrealistic would that be, considering all the trauma of past relationships? Min Hyuk, I was angry with you, but it just proves how good the plot was and you are an excellent actor! In short, this k-drama is adult, realistic and even simple. I thought it was well distributed in its episodes and was very consistent. And I recommended for those who are not looking for a drama of great events, but an easy and light entertainment to watch.

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  • Drama: How to Be Thirty
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Feb 23, 2021 - Apr 13, 2021
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Daum Kakao TV, Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 3,444 users)
  • Ranked: #9221
  • Popularity: #1592
  • Watchers: 10,102

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