18 again (2020) is a South Korean drama which has a total of 16 episodes. This drama airs from September 21, 2020 to November 10, 2020 on Monday and Tuesday every week. It streams on JTBC’s original network on a weekly basis with a duration of each episode around 1 hour 10 minutes. The show was immensely popular for its stellar cast and brilliant projection and representation. The show’s genres include comedy, romance, life, youth, drama, and fantasy. With direction under Ha Byung Hoon and screenwriting under Kim Do Yeon, Ahn Eun Bin, Choi Yi Ryoon.
18 again is also known as Eitin Eogein. This drama is based on the 2009 film 17 again by Jason Filardi and stars Kim Na Neul, Yoon Sang Hyun, and Lee Do Hyun in the lead roles. Drama 18 has again been awaited drama as its release was scheduled a little earlier than its original release date but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 Again (2020) Plot Summary
The plot summary of this drama revolves around the three main characters named Jung Da Jung, Hong Dae Young, and Hong Dae Young (18 years old also named Ko Woo Young). Hong Dae Young and Jung Da Jung are both married and have spent nearly twenty years together in their married life. They seem happy with the parents of these twins. Their children were also eighteen years old and they seemed perfect from the outside. But what looks perfect on the outside may not be perfect on the inside. Jung Da Jung was fed up with her husband and his consistent bullshit and couldn’t take it anymore one day when she heard that he was leaving her job. Jung Da Jung felt that she could be happy without him being alone too and didn’t have to go through all the daily hardships and immediately filed for divorce from Hong Dae Young.
Devastated by his wife’s decision, he took the time to think whether he had done something right or not. Her regrets and deep thoughts made her realize her mistake about what she could have done better. Regret filled his mind and his body turned into that of an eighteen year old boy. She saw it as a new opportunity to improve on her current life and mistakes and accepted admission to her son’s school with the mind of being thirty-seven years old. He relived his life when he was eighteen and named himself Ko Woo Young. He somehow got to know himself better and tried to correct his ridiculous mistakes with the thought of being thirty-seven years old. In an eighteen year old body, Ko Woo Young realizes his mistakes and that he still has a lot to learn and try to see life from a whole different perspective.
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The Cast of 18 Again (2020)
In the cast, we have Kim Na Neul as Jung Da Jung, Yoon Sang Hyun as Hang Dae Young, Lee Do Hyun as 18 year old Hong Dae Young, or Woo Young. In supporting roles, we have Roh Jeong Eui as Hong Shi Ah, Ryeoun as Hong Shi Woo, Wi Ha Joon as Ye Ji Hoon, Kim Kang Hyun as Go Deok Jin, Lee Min Do as Choo Ae Rin, Han So Eun as Jung Da. Jung, Choi Bo Min as Seo Ji Ho, Hwang In Yeop as Goo Ja Sung, Oh So Hyun as Jeon Bo Bae, Lee Eun Jae as Uhn So Mi, Rhu Da Bin as Hwang Young Sun, Bin Chak Uk as Bang Gi Young, Kim Yoo Ri as Ok Hae In, Ahn Nae Sang as Moon Sang Hwi, Jang Hyuk Jin as Heo Woong Ki, Kim Yoon Hye as Kwon Yoo Mi, Go Eun Min as Im Ja Young, Yang Dae Hyuk as Nam Gi Tae, Kim Mi Kyung as Yeo In Ja, Lee Byung Joon as Hong Joo Man, Lee Ki Woo as Choi Kwon, Kim Joong Ki as a teacher, Kim Yun Jeong as a co-worker, and Moon Woo Bin as a Go play employee. Apart from them, several other actors and actresses were also seen as guest roles in the drama.
Will there be 18 Again Season 2?
So far no confirmed news has been released from the production team, the drama was also shown on the global platform Netflix and was quite successful. Considering the fans’ requests, they might even have season 2. Even though the drama ended on a happy note and probably won’t be extended but is still in great demand, the show may return to air.
If you are a big fan of Korean dramas and you have never seen the show, give it a try. If you’ve already watched the show and want to watch it again, you can listen to Netflix any time and watch it whenever you want. The drama is also always available on the original JTBC network.