More potential roommates for JTBC’s Age of Youth
Han Ye-ri, Sunny
Han Seung-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young
JTBC’s new campus sharehouse drama Age of Youth has three more potential roommates alongside Han Ye-ri (Six Flying Dragons), who is still considering the offer to headline. Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, Kara’s Han Seung-yeon (The Racer, Jang Bori Is Here), and Ryu Hwa-young (Come Back, Ajusshi; Ex-Girlfriend Club) are all in contention to join the drama, described as an upbeat story about five very different women living together in one house.
The new Friday-Saturday drama comes from thoughtful writer Park Yeon-sun of Wild Romance, White Christmas, and Alone in Love, and the scripts are said to already be complete for the 12-episode series. Directing is PD Lee Tae-gon of Beloved Eun-dong, Your Neighbor’s Wife, and Dowager Queen Insoo.
It’s a light, cheerful drama about five women who differ in appearance, personality, major, taste in men, and relationship style. They’re all college students living under one roof, and through them, the show will explore a wide range of relatable issues that concern contemporary women, like dating, sex, dieting, living with roommates, and other interpersonal relationships. It sounds promising, especially with the focus on women.
Nobody’s been confirmed for the drama, but all four actresses are considering favorably, and hopefully Han Ye-ri will sign on and anchor the cast. I don’t really know what to expect from Sunny, since I’ve only ever seen her do variety shows. She’s bubbly and adorable, but that doesn’t always translate into good acting. Han Seung-yeon has at least had a decent amount of experience doing small roles or web dramas and drama specials; and Ryu Hwa-young is a relative newcomer, but she’s been good in all the supporting roles she’s had so far, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of her. I could really use a lighthearted I Need Romance-type of drama, especially if there’s some good chemistry among the girlfriends.
Age of Youth will follow Mirror of the Witch on Fridays and Saturdays beginning in July.
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