Second 20s

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (379)

Second 20s is a South Korean romantic comedy-drama television series that aired in 2015. The show stars Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sang-yoon, and Choi Wonyoung in lead roles. The plot of the show revolves around a woman named Ha Nora, who is a 39-year-old housewife with a husband and two children. After living a life filled with responsibilities and duties, Nora decides to pursue her dream of going to college and achieving her goals.

The show takes off with Nora's husband, Choi Jin-woo, getting a divorce and Nora suddenly left with nothing but her kids and a mountain of responsibilities. This situation leads her to feel lost and aimless, but one day, she decides to enroll in the same college her son goes to. With this decision, Nora's life changes completely, and she begins to discover herself and her dreams.

Nora's journey through college is not easy, mainly due to the generational gap that exists between her and her classmates. But she perseveres through the difficulties and gradually begins to enjoy her newfound freedom and independence. Along the way, Nora becomes friends with her classmates and even finds herself attracted to her college professor, Lee Sang-yeob.

One of the most significant themes of the show is the relationship between Nora and her son, Kim Min-soo. Before she went back to college, Nora was a relatively strict and authoritarian mother both to Min-soo and his younger brother. However, with her newfound outlook on life, Nora begins to understand the importance of letting go of some control and trusting her children. Through the show, the relationship between Nora and Min-soo transforms into a more adult and peer-like interaction.

Another theme that the series explores appropriately is the idea of youthfulness and aging. Nora feels oppressed by her age throughout most of the show, and she feels as though she has missed out on the accomplishments and experiences of typical college students. However, Nora's time in college, along with the people she meets, teaches her to embrace her age and accept that everyone has their own pace and journey in life.

The chemistry between the lead characters and their performances is another standout aspect of the show. Choi Ji-woo plays her role as Nora exceptionally well and creates a believable portrayal of a middle-aged woman going through a unique phase in her life. Lee Sang-yeob, who portrays Nora's professor, also gives a satisfying performance as someone who is struggling with his own demons and learns to be vulnerable with Nora.

The show's production value is also commendable, with a crisp and polished look that adds to the overall storyline. The soundtrack and background score complement the scenes and help convey the emotions of the characters.

In conclusion, Second 20s is a relatable and heartwarming show that explores the themes of aging, relationships, and chasing one's dreams. With its strong performances, in-depth character explorations, and engaging storyline, Second 20s is a must-watch for those who enjoy slice-of-life dramas.

Second 20s is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on October 26, 2015.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
No-ra leaves school and enjoys her single life. She is shocked by Hyun-suk passing by her coldly.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
Hyun-suk confesses to No-ra but makes her prove she doesn't like him. He takes her on many dates.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
No-ra and Woo-chul finally get divorced. She faints from the after-effect of the divorce.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
No-ra finds out that she was Hyun-suk's, first love. Yun-young asks him if he likes No-ra.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
No-ra's heart pounds when seeing Hyun-suk. Her feeling grew knowing that he helped his grandmother.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
No-ra announces the divorce. Misunderstanding their relationship, Hyun-suk distances from her.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
Hyun-suk and Woo-chul have an intense fight. He takes No-ra at his bike to make Woo-chul envy him.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
Seeing No-ra on stage, Hyun-suk and Woo-chul's hearts drop. Min-su finds something in dad's drawer.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
Woo-chul says he won't divorce if No-ra quits school. She shuts him up, mentioning his love affair.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
Hyun-suk finds out that No-ra is fine and healthy. But his attitude changes, hurting No-ra.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
No-ra witnesses her husband cheating on her. Hyun-suk prepares a surprise event to cheer her up.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
No-ra works at Hyun-suk's office. Thinking of her as terminally ill, he helps her live happily.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
No-ra is not terminally ill. Not knowing this, Hyun-suk is perplexed seeing her excluded by people.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
Hyun-suk corners her asking why she is attending university behind her husband's back.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
No-ra is accepted to college. She meets her alumni Hyun-suk, who became a popular professor.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
No-ra is on the verge of getting divorced. She begins studying for the college entrance exam.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 26, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (379)