tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One has grabbed the viewer’s attention with a youthful, heart-fluttering story.
The first two episodes illustrate the first meeting of Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri), an aspiring student fencer, and Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk), a man who lost everything due to the IMF crisis. The two brought a touching story to viewers as they cheered and helped each other.
Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk showed great chemistry in the show as the two main leads. Notably, the Mister Sunshine actress made a perfect drama return with the fiery character named Na Hee Do who is full of youthful energy. Nam Joo Hyuk showed great emotional acting as Yi Jin, who represents the devastated youths in the IMF era.
The show garnered attention with its beautiful scenery and intriguing plot set in 1998. It also made the viewers tune in as it shed light on the lesser-known Olympic sport: fencing. Additionally, the soundtracks added a special atmosphere to the show and helped the viewers dive into the storyline.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One achieved good viewership ratings as well. The first and second episodes each scored an average nationwide viewership rating of 6.4 percent and 8 percent, taking first place in its time slot.
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