Why don’t we hire teenagers to be teenagers anymore?
- Genre : Youth, Romance, Sports
- Origin : South Korea
- Episodes : 16 (1 hr. 10 mins.)
- Aired : February 12 – April 3, 2022
- Where To Watch : Netflix
- Starring : Kim Tae Ri | Nam Joo Hyuk | Bona | Choi Hyun Wook
Thoughts: Don’t adjust your streaming, this is NOT a new installment of the Reply series. Regardless of how similar the vibes are, this is something different, or at least I hope it will be. Starting this, I went in thinking it was going to be boring but surprisingly the pacing kept me interested. Also, Nam Joo Hyuk’s ability to play this soft-spoken, spirit broken boy is becoming his niche. I did find myself 100% distracted that Kim Tae Ri is supposed to be playing this 18-year-old when she is clearly not. I will be really surprised if this show takes a different path than the one they’ve set up for us. Too bad they don’t have the balls to make this a Woman-love story between Na Hee Do and her rival Go Yu Rim. Now that would be fun. But for now, I’m liking the side characters, especially Moon Ji Woong. Played by my Racket Boy, Choi Hyun Wook. I love an employed man. Anyway, I’m just waiting for the time jump that will happen so I don’t have to keep “believing” Kim Tae Ri is 18.
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I think it did seem a bit strange to think that Kim Tae-ri is supposed to be eighteen, but I did get used to it. However, I’m a bit disappointed that they didn’t then decide to keep her for the older Hee-do too – if they can make her younger, why not older?