Cherishing the here and now with Sohn Ye-jin, Jeon Mi-do, and Kim Ji-hyun
More promos have been released for JTBC’s upcoming drama Thirty-Nine, starring Sohn Ye-jin (Crash Landing on You), Jeon Mi-do (Hospital Playlist2 ), and Kim Ji-hyun (Artificial City).
As close friends for decades, the trio of 39-year-olds was expecting their 40s to be just another chapter in their lives together. Life, however, decided to throw a new obstacle in their path, and they suddenly find themselves grappling with the possibility of death, and parting ways in their friendship.
The newly released teaser begins with Sohn Ye-jin shaking her head and correcting someone that she’s not a spinster. It cuts to Sohn spending time with Jeon Mi-do and Kim Ji-hyun, and they happily take photos together. In the next cut, Sohn meets with Yeon Woo-jin (Undercover) afterwards, and explains that her friends are more than family to her.
The music suddenly becomes serious, and we see a grave Sohn Ye-jin clenching her fists and rushing to her office. In denial, she demands, “Did this get switched?” Jeon Mi-do tries to stay calm as she asks, “Is it a terminal illness?” and Sohn responds angrily, “Who said anything about dying?!” Meanwhile Kim Ji-hyun hides in the stairway to cry and hugs Sohn Ye-jin afterwards. Jeon says honestly, “I wish you didn’t have to go.”
The teaser then cuts to a sequence of the three friends having fun together, and the intermittent text screens read: “We didn’t realize how much we cared about each other.” Sohn Ye-jin determines that, “While we still have time together, either we have as much fun as possible, or just wallow in sadness.” In the next sequence, we see Sohn on dates with Yeon Woo-jin, and she spits out her drink in surprise when he shares, “I have a new hope for the future. Becoming [your] husband.” The two embrace happily after she puts on a ring, and Sohn concludes, “Become history’s happiest terminally ill patient.”
The teaser closes on a shot of the main cast — including Lee Moo-saeng (The Silent Sea) and Lee Tae-hwan (Secret Royal Investigator) — looking out a window together at the snow.
Premiering on February 16, JTBC’s Thirty-Nine is written by Yoo Young-ah (Boyfriend) and directed by PD Kim Sang-ho (Run On).