Twenty-Five Twenty One is one of those K-Dramas that borrows tropes from romantic K-Dramas. It’s a show about aspirations, puzzles, and more concern with the characters than the story. This is not the romantic, sexy romance and cute moments that are common. We will be discussing on Twenty-Five Twenty-One Season 2 Review & Ending in this article.
Kim Tae Ri was Hee-Do’s main character. Hee-Do was both funny and mature at times. He is both joyful and serious about his ambition. This makes her an interesting character. Baek Yi Jin could have had more background. We have heard about his role many times, and he is the male leader. We have not met him yet.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One Season 2 Review
Despite being funny and charming, the ending of this K-drama is inconsistent. There is enough brilliance to warrant a watch of Twenty Five Twenty One. The lack of detail and realisation in the last chapters is alarming.
Soon after Twenty Five Twenty One started airing, keen-eyed viewers saw that Netflix had changed the title of the K-drama. Either from “romantic humor” to “melodrama”.
It should have been classified as “suspense”. Kwon Doeun, the writer, kept viewers riveted for 16 episodes.
How could this photo have appeared in a bedroom of a character? What made her so upset when she heard the name of her ex-boyfriend? Is that a baby gurgling behind her? Does it make sense for mothers and daughters not to coordinate colonoscopies together? Kim Min-chae’s dad?
Kim Min-chae (Choi Myungbin) is the daughter a former fencing champion Na Hee–do. Present day: Min-chae finds the journals that her mother kept between 18 and 21 years ago. Min-chae discovers through the diaries how Hee-do became a Korean fencing star as the audience travels back to 1998. Young Hee-do (Kim Taeri) and Ko Yu-rim, (Bona), are seen developing a rivalry. Hee-do meets Seung-wan (Lee Joomyung), who is the top of his class. Ji-woong (Choi Hyunwook), the school idol, has a crush upon Yu-rim and is Ji-woong.
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Their gang expands to include Yijin (Nam Joohyuk), an older member of the group who has been struggling financially after his father’s collapse. We have a little nostalgia as Hee-do and his friends deal with the bad and good sides of growing up. Mobile phones with no caller ID A crash course in fencing, and a love letter for working mothers.
Twenty Five Twenty One One’s star is Hee-do, a young woman brought up by Kim Tae Ri to an incandescent existence. Tae-ri captures the nerve energy and emotional turmoil that young adults experience in a hilarious, heartbreaking, and endearing way.
Twenty Five Twenty One is a perfect series at 14.5 episodes. It balances multiple storylines and gives you hope for the future. Kwon excels in writing, particularly when it comes to the Yu-rim and Hee-do relationship. Yi-jin, Hee-do, and Yi-jin may be the official couple, but it is the true love story between the fencers. Kwon uses the enemies-lovers trope to his advantage and shows a love that is more important than traditional romance.
This is why, halfway through Episode 15, Twenty Five Twenty One’s writing starts to deteriorate, the audience feels the pain just as much as the characters.
The 9/11 terrorist attack started the downward slide. Yi-jin used to feel the tug of heartstrings and increase his stature. As if Korea reporting wasn’t enough for him to be a hero or a serious journalist. It is absurd for a network that sends a reporter from Seoul City, Korea to New York to report on the aftermath of 9/11. Nam Joo-hyuk is charming and a good reporter. But he is also a talented journalist who has struggled with trauma and is now addicted to his job. Poor writing is not a good sign.
The ending of Twenty Five Twenty One is more detailed than a fringed gown and doesn’t resolve most of the mysteries it was supposed to solve. Instead, it stumbles to an incoherent and disjointed ending.
A show can rarely claim to be both a masterclass on songwriting and an education in how to not write a scene. This dubious merit can be claimed by Twenty-five Twenty One.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One Season 2 ending explained
Heedo and Yejin are confronted by one another during the last episode of Twenty-Five Twenty One. They both regret their anger and emotions and decide to end their relationship. Hee-do wrote in her diary that she regrets the ending and said that she wished it hadn’t. Hee-do accidentally left her diary on a bus. She requests that the driver contact him if the diary is discovered. The diary is eventually sent to Ye-jin because it contained a card with his contact details. He reads the diary, which documents several years of their relationship, and is moved to tears by how much Heedo loved him. They reunite and weep together, but Ye-jin is moving to America for work so they are still apart.
Seven years later, Heedo’s mother is still a respected news anchor and is searching for a replacement. She chooses Yejin, a well-respected journalist, to take her place. He then returns to Korea. We learn that Hee-do has been married. We already know that her daughter is a teenager. And we find out that a local bookstore owner gave her Heedo’s diary while she was at her grandmother’s. Ye-jin asked the shop owner for protection and to return it to Heedo. However, it was stored and forgotten about for many years. Hee-do’s daughter takes the diary to Heedo and reads it. She reminisces over their relationship and discovers that the last page has an entry she didn’t make. Ye-jin had the book and he wrote a note to express his regret at the ending.
Hee-do goes back to the place where they split up, but instead of reliving the angrily fought out moment, she imagines all the things that they never said to one another. She wishes each other well, and tells each other how much it means to her. As a playback of their most memorable moments, she recalls their first summer together. The season is over. Although nothing has been definitively confirmed, Hee-do & Ye-jin will never be together again. There’s always more to be told if there are additional seasons of Twenty-Five Twenty One.