“Youth of May” has already blown us away with its aesthetics, robust appearing, and the candy romance! The 12-episode retro romance drama is sort of a contemporary spring breeze throughout this season that’s dominated by darkish and heavy dramas. The total tone of the premiere episodes is sort of lighthearted, and it matches nicely with the nice mild colours and exquisite surroundings.
Given the traditionally vital time and place “Youth of May” is ready in, we are able to count on the story to take a extra severe and even tragic flip sooner or later (the present is already hinting at it), however in the meanwhile, we’re actually having fun with the nice and cozy and fuzzy emotions the drama evokes in us. Here are 4 issues we particularly cherished and two issues we hated in regards to the premiere episodes.
Warning: minor spoilers on the premiere episodes under.
LOVED: The extremely gifted most important solid
The most important solid is comprised of 4 extremely gifted younger actors, which could as nicely be the drama’s strongest level. Their appearing is so good that you may in all probability watch their performances even when the story weren’t something particular (not saying that that is the case although). All 4 of them are up-and-coming actors that we positively must look out for sooner or later.
Lee Do Hyun performs Hwang Hee Tae, a medical pupil from the distinguished Seoul National University who returns to his hometown Gwangju after a tragic incident. He clearly is aware of what he needs and seems to be a carefree younger man from a wealthy family, however he truly grew up in troublesome situations and bears a variety of ache in his coronary heart. When he involves Gwangju, he runs into the cheeky nurse Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Si) who doesn’t draw back from standing up for others when she sees injustice. Kim Myung Hee desires of finding out overseas however is struggling along with her monetary scenario and having to assist her little brother.
Her greatest pal is Lee Soo Ryun (Geum Sae Rok), a regulation pupil who’s concerned in pupil protests regardless of being from a wealthy family. She has a boyish allure that one wouldn’t count on from a wealthy younger girl, which makes for a extremely intriguing character. Her older brother Lee Soo Chan, who works within the household enterprise, is performed by Lee Sang Yi. So far, he doesn’t appear to care a lot about societal points, however he has a really heat persona which could create some attention-grabbing conflicts sooner or later.
LOVED: The historic setting
K-dramas are an excellent type of leisure, and it’s even higher if we are able to additionally be taught one thing about Korean tradition and historical past alongside the best way. The 1980s is a time interval we seldom get to see in K-dramas, not to mention vital turning factors throughout that point just like the Gwangju Uprising, which makes “Youth of May” all of the extra particular. It shall be very attention-grabbing to see how the coed motion will have an effect on the characters’ lives within the upcoming episodes!
LOVED: The fairytale romance
The romance between Hwang Hee Tae and Kim Myung Hee is so stunning and straight out of a fairytale. Lee Do Hyun and Go Min Si make what may simply flip into tacky scenes work with their impeccable appearing and current us with heart-fluttering moments. Hee Tae is completely smitten along with his cheeky nurse and we like it!
The younger and good-looking man manages to make Myung Hee open up her coronary heart to him along with his honesty and endurance. You can actually really feel his sincerity by way of the display, so it’s no surprise that Myung Hee is slowly falling for him as nicely. It shall be an actual pleasure to observe their blossoming romance within the coming episodes.
LOVED: Kim Myung Hee and Lee Soo Ryun’s friendship
Despite coming from totally different social lessons, Kim Myung Hee and Lee Soo Ryun have a stupendous friendship. It’s very nice to see how they assist one another inside their personal possibilites, and hopefully this received’t change all through the drama (particularly not due to a man). I’m additionally curious how they turned associates within the first place and would like to see extra of their backstory in future episodes.
HATED: Hwang Hee Tae’s dad
Hwang Hee Tae’s dad, Hwang Ki Nam (Oh Man Seok), seems to have all of the traits that make a powerful villain. He is a crucial determine within the safety pressure with an enormous need for energy and doesn’t appear to care about anybody however himself. As it seems, he took Hwang Hee Tae in solely as a result of he deemed the latter to be helpful to him and would readily discard him once more if he isn’t anymore. My coronary heart aches when seeing Hee Tae being handled like that by his dad, and I can solely hope that his lonely soul will obtain the love and heat he couldn’t get from his household elsewhere.
HATED: The opening sequence
The drama’s opening sequence, which is ready within the modern-day, was a giant shocker. We are proven a shabby man who will get startled upon seeing the information about an unidentified skeleton that was found close to Gwangju Station, and it looks like he acknowledged the sufferer’s belongings. Naturally, we’re keen to search out out the identities of the person and the skeleton. Could they be two of the primary characters?
All 4 most important leads are so endearing that I actually want for a cheerful ending for all of them, however the historic setting in addition to the opening certainly screams tragedy. At least we already know what’s going to come our means and might get our hearts (and the tissues) ready. Hopefully – if some characters actually need to die – it is going to be a significant dying embedded into a stupendous and natural story. Until then, let’s benefit from the present’s joyful vibes for so long as they’ll final!
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Alice is an evening owl who simply can’t get sufficient of Asian leisure. When she’s not watching dramas, she’s busy spreading the love for them.
Currently watching: “Youth of May,” “Taxi Driver,” “Mouse,” “Miss Crow with Mr. Lizard”
All-time favourite dramas: “Ode to Joy,” “Back in Time,” “From Survivor to Healer,” “Children of Nobody,” “My Mister,” “Hospital Playlist”
Looking ahead to: “Move to Heaven,” “Hospital Playlist 2,” “The Oath of Love“
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