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A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos. Shim Deok Chul has had a life long dreaming of performing ballet. He is 70-years-old and retired from his job as a post office employee. Due to life situations, he put aside his dream of becoming a ballet dancer and worked a normal job to support his family. Now, Shim Deok Chul makes the decision to pursue his dream again. His family, including his wife and adult children, are not happy with his decision, but Shim Deok Chul does not waver in pursuing his life long dream. He joins a ballet company to learn ballet. There, he meets Lee Chae Rok. Lee Chae Rok is a 23-year-old man. While growing up, he played different sports like baseball, swimming, and soccer, but he wasn't talented in any of those activities. He then became interested in ballet. His mother was a ballet dancer, but she died from a disease when Lee Chae Rok was young. His father later went bankrupt. Lee Chae Rok learned that he has a talent for ballet, but, after pursuing ballet, he barely has contact with his father and he has a hard time supporting himself financially. Going through hard times, his desire for ballet fades away. At this time, Sim Deok Chul appears in front of him. (Source: Netflix, AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "Navillera” (나빌레라) written by Hun and illustrated by Ji Min. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Mar 22, 2021 - Apr 27, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Netflix tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.9 (scored by 17,986 users)
  • Ranked: #93
  • Popularity: #241
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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83 people found this review helpful
Apr 30, 2021
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
If you’re looking for any kind of romance, this is not the drama for you. If you’re looking for suspense, edge of your seat exciting drama, this is also not for you. But, if your looking for a sweet heartfelt drama with family love, friendship, warmth, sadness, happiness, with a sprinkle of revenge and a plot twist, this drama is for you. The casting and writing were perfect, especially the ML (he is gorgeous by the way), and the senior ML that plays the student of ballet. But the best thing by far, is the ending. This is because all of the plot line is summed up, leaving nothing for you to wonder, what happened to this or that character. If there is one thing that irks me after completing several episodes of a drama to the end, is when it just leaves you kind of hanging. Leaving you to wonder how this couple or character ended up. This drama doesn’t leave you with that feeling, because it clearly explains the future of each character. This is a sweet 12 episode drama that I highly recommend, but have some tissues...

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47 people found this review helpful
May 7, 2021
12 of 12 episodes seen
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Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 10


NAVILLERA will remain one of the warmest Korean Drama ever for all the nostalgic & happy vibes it gave through out the entire thing.

Struggling with your age, when you're on the edge of your life and winning over all the obstacles with hard work and determination to soar within your dream and turning it into a gift, is the greatest message that the drama offers to us.

Such a wholesome and overwhelming drama to witness when you're seeking some comfort in your life. Character development of all the characters have been shown in very short yet in very handsome way. Hats off to Song Kang & Park In Hwan for delivering such a beautiful & graceful chemistry through out the show.

Portraying ballet, a form of art, and explaining life through it, is the major theme of this drama. You will smile widely, laugh, and cry from time to time. It indeed tugs your heartstring with its essence.

Apart from the final performance titled Navillera, the scene that touched my heart was when they hug each other for 1st time before the sepration The last scene was the most beautiful for me when Song Kang and Park In Hwan meet across the label crossing and greet each other through theor ballerina style.

Words might fall short but you will never be able to stop describing how beautiful a drama can be.

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  • Drama: Navillera
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Mar 22, 2021 - Apr 27, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: Netflix, tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.9 (scored by 17,986 users)
  • Ranked: #93
  • Popularity: #241
  • Watchers: 45,427

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