Belle Epoque girls come home to a surprise in first Age of Youth 2 teaser
JTBC’s upcoming female-centric coming-of-age drama Age of Youth 2 has just released its first teaser. The series is about the ongoing lives of five very different college women, who have their unique backgrounds and outlooks on life and love. Living together, sometimes they butt heads, but eventually they learn to understand and depend on each other.
Most of the main cast members from the first season are coming back to the sharehouse, Belle Epoque, for a new set of cohabitation hijinks. At the core of this friendship circle, Han Ye-ri will reprise her role as the eldest, who often works several part-time jobs because she’s saddled with debt from her tuition fees, living expenses, and even her sick sibling’s hospital bills. If she seems tired and expressionless most of the time, it’s because she’s so wrapped up in running back and forth trying to earn money that she doesn’t have the freedom or flexibility to explore her emotions fully.
Park Eun-bin played the boy-crazy bubbly glue of the house, but she’s actually a wise soul underneath it all, and her lovable spunk holds all the friends together. Han Seung-yeon’s character was in an abusive relationship last season, and it was especially heart-wrenching when she broke up with her boyfriend and lied to her housemates that she was leaving on a trip with him, while she actually just went to the nearest bathhouse. Her character believes that lies can sometimes be like makeup: Just as makeup can be used to hide flaws and build confidence, lies can be used to hide the unwanted truth from being discovered, and in the same way, once you start, it’s hard to stop. Hopefully, they’ll both be luckier in their love lives this time around.
Ryu Hwa-young (Father Is Strange) and Park Hye-soo (Introverted Boss) were their other roommates, but they’ll no longer be returning, and in their place fresh faces have been added: Ji-woo (Star of the Universe) will take over Park Hye-soo’s role as the walllflower maknae Eun-jae, and Choi Ara (Big Heat) will join them as the mysterious new roommate who comes to the house because of a letter. There will be fresh lovelines this season as well, and three new actors have been confirmed to be in romantic storylines. They include Shinee’s Onew (Descended From the Sun), Ahn Woo-yeon (Circle), and Kim Min-seok (Defendant).
This first teaser shows us the familiar rooms at Belle Epoque, with cute signs of the girls living together such as crumpled up passive-aggressive post-it notes, labeled fridge items, and their characteristic rack full of different style slippers. The chalkboard listing house rules says: “Again, back to Belle Epoque.” At the end of the teaser, the door opens and we see the girls grinning and beginning to say hello… until they see something or someone offscreen that causes them to stop mid-sentence in surprise.
JTBC’s Friday-Saturday drama Age of Youth 2 will begin on August 25.
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