As all fans of K-dramas know, Netflix is diversifying its content more than ever. The platform is releasing more than 25 K-dramas this year. Some of these projects are highly anticipated like All of Us Are Dead and Twenty Five Twenty One. While the former created a storm soon after its release by remaining in Top 10 charts, the latter has an official trailer courtesy to Netflix.
What is Twenty One Twenty Five about?
As bright as the trailer of the series looks, it has a little dark undertone. The K-drama is set in 1998, during a time when South Korea was facing a financial crisis. We watch the lives of two characters as their businesses went bankrupt and high schools had to downsize themselves.
Due to this Na Hee-Do, played by Kim Tae-Ri has to abandon her dream of becoming a professional fencer. Her high school fencing team gets disbanded but she somehow finds her way to the fencing national team.
On the other hand, there is Baek Yi-Jin played by Nam Joo-Hyuk. The character is a rich young man whose father’s business goes bankrupt in the same financial crisis. This leads to a drastic change in his lifestyle from that of a wealthy person to a poor one. He works part-time, delivers newspapers, and is on his way to becoming a sports reporter for a broadcasting network.
The one thing that has left fans wondering about this K-Drama is its peculiar title. Twenty Five Twenty One is about two young people who first meet when they are 22 and 18 years old, respectively. Later, they meet again at the age of 25 and 21. This time around, they fall in love.
Who will we see in the show’s cast?
Apart from its unique theme, the one thing that sets apart Twenty Five Twenty One from other K-dramas is its reputed cast. Viewers will see Kim Tae-Ri from The Handmaiden as Na Hee-Do. Alongside her, Nam Joo-Hyuk will play the role of Baek Yi-Jin. The actor is known for his role in Moon Lovers and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.
Popular k-pop band WJSN’s Bona and actors Lee Joo-Myung, Seo Jae-Hee, Kim Hye-Eun and Choi Myung-Bin will appear in supporting roles.
Twenty Five Twenty One will appear on the platform on February 12, 2022 with Valentines just around the corner. Make sure you have the time to watch it on the day!