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16 Shows Like Twenty-Five Twenty One You Must Watch!

Twenty-five twenty-one is a south Korean coming of age romance drama that aired from February 12 to April 3, 2022, on tvN, Written by Kwon Do-eun and Directed by Jung Ji-Hyun. The drama stars Kim Tae-Ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun-Wook, Lee Joo-Myung and have been rated 8.9 on my drama list by 9,848 users. The drama follows the story of a teenage daughter who starts reading her mother’s diary from the 90s during her high school days. The diary unfolds the story of fencer Na Hee Do her journey from her fencing days as a high schooler competing with rival Go Yu Rim her supporting love interest Baek Yi Jin and her two high school friends Moon Ji Woong and Ji Seung Wan.

1) Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a South Korean coming of age sports rom-com drama that aired from 16 November 2016 to 11 January 2017 on MBC TV written by Yang Hee-Seung and directed by Oh Hyun-jong. The drama stars Lee Sung-Kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-Yoon, Kyung Soo-jin and have been rated 8.8 on my drama list by 74,551 users. The drama depicts the story of weightlifter Kim Bok Joo and her ample dedication to sports, Bok Joo just like any other girl of her age also has a desire to be feminine at times and she finally gets a chance to go through a relationship drama when she finds her childhood friend Jung Joon Hyeong who is now a swimmer with the help of her supporting boyfriend caring friends and loving father Bok Joo aims to win a gold medal in weightlifting.

2) Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way is a South Korean slice of life romance drama that aired from May 22 to July 11, 2017, on KBS2 written by Im Sang-Choon and directed by Lee Na-Jeong. The drama stars Park Seo-Joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong, and Song Ha-Yoon and has been rated 8.5 on my drama list from 47,387 users. The drama focuses on four friends who are now in their twenties struggling to find their happiness. Taekwondo player Ko Dong Man, who wants enough money to support his family, Choi Ae Ra who once had a dream to become a television anchor but now works in a shopping mall as a receptionist to make ends need, and couple Kim Joo Man and Baek Seol Hee who are in a relationship since six years but goes through a rough phase due to miscommunication.

3) Rookie Cops

Rookie Cops is a south Korean coming of age romance drama that aired from 26 January to 16 March 2022 Written by Lee Ha-na and directed by Kim Byung-soo. The drama stars Kang Daniel, Chae Soo-bin, Lee Shin-young, Park Yoo-Na and have a rating of 8.3 on my drama list by 3,784 users. The drama follows the story of a group of students studying at the Korean National Police University. Students of the university go through different challenges to fulfil their dream to bring a change in society, they come across many hurdles as they get to know more about the demands of their profession.

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4) Reply 1988

Reply 1988 is a South Korean youth rom-com tv series that aired from 6 November 2015 to 16 January 2016 on tvn written by Lee Woo-Jung and directed by Shin Won-ho. The drama stars Lee Hye-Ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Go Kyung-Pyo, Park Bo-gum, and Lee Dong-hwi in main roles and has a rating of 9.0 on my drama listby31,172 users. The series follows the story of a genius baduk player named Choi Taek and his 4 childhood friends who lived in the same neighbourhood in the 90s. The drama mainly depicts day to day life happenings of the family and the kids as they find happiness by sharing and caring for each other, it also highlights the struggles of teenagers from high school grades, to falling in love with your childhood friend.

5) Reply 1994

Reply 1994 is a South Korean rom-com drama that aired from 18 October to 28 December 2013 on tvn Written by Lee Woo-Jung and Directed by Shin Won-ho. The drama stars Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Kim Sung-Kyun, Son Ho-jun, Baro and Min Do-hee it has been rated 8.1 on my drama list by 14,175 users. The drama is set in the 90s revolves around six friends who are in university. They live together in the boarding house owned by Sung Na Jung’s parents. Na Jung’s parents look after the students and make sure that they feel at home, the drama makes the viewers guess who will end up with Na Jung at the end of the drama.

6) Reply 1997

Reply 1997 is a South Korean teen rom-com drama that aired from July 24 to September 18, 2012, on tvn Written by Lee Woo-Jung, Lee Sun-Hye, and Kim Ran-Joo Directed by Shin Won-ho. The drama stars Jung Eun-Ji, Seo In-guk, Hoya, Eun Ji-won, Shin So-Yul, and Lee Si-eon in the main roles, it has been rated 8.5 on my drama list by 33,154 users. The plot revolves around six friends who live in Busan South Korea in the 90s, Sung Shi Won is a die-hard fan of south Korean boyband H.O.T the series highlights the craze of high school girls for boybands during the 90s. The drama records day to day happenings of these 6 kids as the plot moves back and forth between two timelines 1997 and 2012 where all of them got together for a reunion and viewers keep guessing who is getting married to Shi Won.

7) Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a 16 episode South Korean Slice of life Rom-com drama that aired from August 28 to October 17, 2021, on tvN. The drama is based on the 2004 south Korean Mr. Hong, Mr. Hong film by Kang Seok-beom and Shin Jung-goo. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Written by Shin Ha-eun Directed by Yu Je-won starring Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho, and Lee Sang-Yi, has been rated 8.8 on my drama list by 29,823 users.

The plot revolves around an intelligent and hardworking dentist Yoon Hye Jin, but due to some circumstances she stops working as a dentist. She moves to Gongjin village to find peace from her daily chaotic life where she meets Hong Doo Shik for the first time. Doo Shik is a kind and genuine person who lives in the same village and looks out for everyone in the village. At first, Doo Shik helps out Hye Jin but later on, the two of them get attached to each other.

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8) Racket Boys

Racket Boys is a 16 episode South Korean youth sports Drama, Written by Jung Bo-hun and Directed by Jo Young-Kwang and Ahn Jong-Yeon that aired from May 31 to August 9, 2021, on SBS TV. The drama has been rated 8.8 on my drama list by 6,997 users it stars Kim Sang-kyung, Oh Na-ra, Tang Jun-sang, Kim Kang-hoon and Lee Jae-in. The plot revolves around a group of middle school badminton players who are basically clueless about their potential skills but when coach Yoon Hyun Jong starts training them the team shows the potential to be one of the best players that can compete against the finest teams. The series highlights the struggle and growth of athletes through their slump days.

9) Age of Youth

Age of Youth is a 26 episode South Korean Youth Romance drama that aired from July 22, 2016, to October 7, 2017, on JTBC Written by Park Yeon-Seon and Directed by Lee Tae-gon and Kim Sang-ho. The drama has been rated 8.6on my drama list by 26,706 users, it stars Han Ye-ri Han Seung-Yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-Su, and Ji Woo. The plot revolves around five girls who live in the same boarding house, each of them has their own set of troubles and difficulties in finding happiness in the city of Seoul. Even though they have pretty much a lot to deal with, they still share one thing in common which is to live their 20s without any regrets.

10) Our Beloved Summer

Our Beloved Summer is a 16 episode South Korean rom-com drama that aired from December 6, 2021, to January 25, 2022, on SBS TV, Written by Lee Na-eun and Directed by Kim Yoon-jin. The drama has been rated 8.8 on my drama list by 18,691 users, it stars Choi Woo-Shik, Kim Da-mi, Kim Sung-Cheol, and Roh Jeong-eui. The drama revolves around top students Kook Yeon Soo and mediocre Choi Woong, they shoot a documentary during their high school days that suddenly goes viral on the internet after 10 years. After all these years of not seeing each other, the ex-lovers come together to shoot a video for their friend.

11)Moment at Eighteen

Moment at Eighteen is a 16 episode coming of age south Korean drama that aired from July 22 to September 10, 2019 on JTBC Written by Yoon Kyung-ah and Directed by Shim Na-Yeon. The drama has been rated 8.1 on my drama list by 9,611 users it starts Ong Seong-wu, Kim Hyang-gi, Shin Seung-ho and Kang Ki-young. The drama depicts the story of Jun Woo, Yu Soo Bin, and Ma Hwi Young three of them are classmates when jun woo transfers to this new school Hwi Young approaches him but due to jun woo high some bad experiences in his past high school he finds it hard to open up to others. Hwi Young likes Soo Bin but due to Soo Bin’s new interest in Jun Woo, Hwi Young sees jun as a threat to his love life the drama explores the innocence and choices of 18 years old as they fall in love for the very first time.

12) At a Distance, Spring Is Green

At a Distance, Spring Is Green is a 12 episode South Korean Slice-of-life Coming-of-age drama that aired from June 14 to July 20, 2021, on KBS2. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name by Jin yoong, starring Park Ji Hoon Kang Min Ah and Bae In Hyuk it has been rated 8.4 on my drama list by 8,792 users. The plot revolves around three characters Yeo Joon Kim So Bin and Nam Soo Hyun in their 20s dealing with hardship and conflicts that university students face and they also have a handful of stuff that they do not share with each other.

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13) Dream High

Dream High is a 16 episode South Korean teen rom-com drama that aired from January 3 to February 28, 2011, on KBS2 Directed by Lee Eung-bok and Kim Seong Yoon. The drama has been rated 8.0 on my drama list by 36,878 users it stars Bae Suzy, Ok Taecyeon, Kim Soo-Hyun, Ham Eun-Jung, Jang Woo-young, and IU. The drama is set in Kirin High School where six students strive to debut as k-pop idols under immense pressure and hard training as they learn to evolve through the process of learning songwriting, dancing, and singing with the support of their friends. The teenagers go through the journey of finding love and friendship as they move forward.

14) Sassy Go Go

Sassy Go Go is a 12 episode South Korean teen romance drama that aired from October 5 to November 10, 2015, on KBS Written by Yoon Soo-Jung and Directed by Lee Eun-jin. The drama has been rated 8.2 on my drama list by 24,791 users it stars Jung Eun-Ji, Lee Won-Keun, Chae Soo-bin, Cha Hak-Yeon, Ji Soo and Chae Soo-bin. The drama revolves around 5 students of an elite high school where competition is the only means of survival with the help of their homeroom teachers support the students to learn kindness, friendship and values that they have been ignoring their entire life. The drama focuses on the hardship and struggles of students to get good grades and the pressure that they get from their parents in order to become the no 1 student.

15) Record of Youth

Record of Youth is a 16 episode South Korean youth romance drama that aired from September 7 to October 27, 2020, on tvn Written by Ha Myung-hee and Directed by Ahn Gil-ho. The drama has been rated 7.5 on my drama list by 17,299 users, it stars Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-Seok. The drama revolves around 3 characters Sa Hye Joon and Won Hae Hyo who are best of friends even though they have completely different backgrounds and lifestyles, and struggling makeup artist Ahn Jung Ha who somehow gets tangled with these two boys the story highlights the bad side of the glamourous industry, the drama navigates the life of the characters and their relationship as they chase their dreams.

16) Lovestruck in the City

Lovestruck in the City is a 17 episode South Korean Romantic drama that aired from December 22, 2020, to February 16, 2021, on KakaoTV Written by Jung Hyun-Jung Jung Da-Yun and Directed by Park Shin-woo. The drama has been rated 8.0 on my drama list by 12,813 users it stars Ji Chang-Wook and Kim Ji-won. The drama highlights the hardships of young people that are looking for ways to find happiness and love as they strive to achieve their dream in this competitive world.

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