First Impressions: Thirty-Nine

I have yet to watch Nothing but Thirty, however, y’all know I love me a good show focused on female friendships.


Genre: Life, Romance, Friendship, Drama
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 12
Air-date: Feb 16, 2022 – Mar 24, 2022
Starring: Son Ye Jin as Cha Mi Jo, Jeon Mi Do as Jeong Chan Young, Kim Ji Hyun as Jang Joo Hee.

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. Cha Mi Jo is the head dermatologist of a clinic in Gangnam. She is a warm character who grew up in a wealthy environment with a caring family and everything she could wish for.

Jung Chan Young dreamed of becoming an actress but ended up becoming an acting teacher instead. Although her way of speaking may seem blunt and harsh, the sincerity in her words makes her a character impossible to hate.

Jang Joo Hee is a department store cosmetics manager. Due to her timid personality, she has yet to really experience a romantic relationship.


Thoughts: Don’t mind me, just silently sobbing after completing episode two. Wow, I just don’t know what it is about me and dramas that wreck my emotions lately, but clearly I have a type. I am always for female centric dramas and I especially eat up ones where there is good synergy with the cast. I am really enjoying this so far. I love that it is also about older women and that there are so many complex intertwinings happening especially as someone who is approaching her 30s soon. I loved the quote saying that we get surgery and take medicine when our bodies are sick and we should do the same when our minds are. I didn’t expect that we would already be told who would pass away which tbh I was also a little sad by that fact because we really don’t need another drama where a terminal illness affects a group of women. I think that each of the characters have something to offer so far and I am very invested in how the story goes. Son Ye Jin is so darn cute in some moments and we love to see it. I laughed, cried and got annoyed all in the span of the two episodes so I am aptly waiting to see how the remaining 10 go. Also, I missed Woo Jin so much so yeah that’s a positive as well. This is giving me Work Later, Drink Now vibes, but with a way melodramatic tone.

Recommendations: If you’re into female centric dramas, enjoyed Be Melodramatic or Nothing but Thirty

Where To Watch: Netflix

First Impression Score: 8.5/10

Until Next Time! xx

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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