Premiere Watch: A Moment at Eighteen
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Coming-of-age, youth
Episode count: 16
This week’s premiere is a coming of age story about three young people who struggle to find their footing in that precarious space between childhood and adulthood. Kim Hyang-gi, Ong Sung-woo, and Shin Seung-ho play a trio of students who attend the same school. Ong Sung-woo is a recent transfer to the school and a loner who keeps up an indifferent-to-life facade. When model student Kim Hyang-gi attempts to from a friendship with him, it breaks down his walls and the two form a bond that doesn’t go unnoticed by others. Namely, Shin Seung-ho. Though Shin may appear to be the perfect student, with great grades and a gentle demeanor, that demeanor masks an unsteadiness. Shin struggles with countless insecurities and when he sees Kim Hyang-gi grow close to Ong, Shin develops a hostility towards him. Kang Ki-young will play their immature homeroom teacher, an embodiment of the adage that age doesn’t equal maturity. But as he grows closer to Ong Sung-woo, he comes to realize what it means to be both a good teacher and a good adult.
I love the youth drama genre so I’m excited about both the show and the number of new faces in the cast. Even if they’re a little rough around the edges, there’s something fulfilling about watching young talent get started and come into their own.
- Shin Seung-ho plays the piano for A Moment at Eighteen
- Throwing away the old and bringing in the new in A Moment at Eighteen
- A warm encounter begins a first love story in A Moment at Eighteen
- New posters from youth drama A Moment at Eighteen
- Kim Hyang-gi, Ong Sung-woo, and more attend A Moment at Eighteen script read
- Kang Ki-young, Moon Bin join Kim Hyang-gi, Ong Sung-woo in JTBC youth drama