Kim Tae-ri and Nam Joo-hyuk reminisce about summer in Twenty Five Twenty One
With the premiere only a few weeks away, tvN has been ramping up promos for their upcoming romance Twenty Five Twenty One which stars Kim Tae-ri (Mr. Sunshine) and Nam Joo-hyuk (Start-Up).
The story re-visits the South Korean IMF crisis in the late 1990s and we experience the impact this has on our characters while they’re still young and just venturing into adulthood. Eighteen-year-old Kim Tae-ri is an aspiring fencing athlete, but is forced to detour on the path towards her dreams when the sport is cancelled at her high school.
Meanwhile, Nam Joo-hyuk, four years her senior, needs to figure out how to support himself and his family when they go from wealthy to poor overnight. It is at this point where the two first meet, and the drama follows their growth as they pursue their goals, and their relationship develops.
The newly released video teaser starts with blue skies and white flowers, a shot that’s captured with the hashtags: #TwentyFiveTwentyOne #NaHeedo (Kim Tae-ri’s character) and #fencingathlete. Kim Tae-ri jumps and runs around, enjoying the falling flower petals and beautiful weather. She narrates the appearing captions: “Maybe because I was running or maybe because I was excited, I felt kind of breathless. The wind blew around me and brushed green leaves against my body. It was the middle of summer.”
We then cut to a sandy beach, and this scene is captured by hashtags as well: #TwentyFiveTwentyOne #BaekYijin (Nam Joo-hyuk’s character) and #reporter. Nam Joo-hyuk sets up his camera equipment and puts his earbuds in before basking in the sun and taking everything in. Similar to Kim Tae-ri, in voice-over, he reads out the accompanying captions: “The summer that felt like it would go on forever… we met in our youth when we were the most passionate. That summer belonged to us.” As we see a family playing at the beach, Nam closes the teaser with the drama’s title, “Twenty Five Twenty One.”
Written by Kwon Do-eun (Search Query: WWW) and directed by PD Jung Ji-hyun (You Are My Spring, Search Query: WWW), tvN’s newest drama premieres February 12.
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