Children of the 20th Century
- Director Lee Dong-yoon
- Writer Lee Sun-hye
Kim Ji-seok, Han Ye-seul, Lee Sang-woo, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Sang-Hee Lee, An Se-Ha, Oh Sang-jin
- Category Drama
- Date 2017
- Running Time
- Homepage http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/20thbg/
- First Episode
A top actress/singer who has an innocent soul in contrast to her gorgeous look, a slender airline stewardess who loves food and a young attorney who luckily landed a job at a private law firm but finds herself working long hours... All three of these women were members of the Bongo clique from the time they used to live in the same Seoul Mansion apartment complex. They still stay in touch despite their busy lives. Appearance-wise, one friend seems to have a successful acting career, and the other two work in reputable professions in the airline industry and law, but they deal with a lot of stress in their lives. Their lives as thirties in the big city of Seoul is a stressful one and they try to rekindle the lives they had when they were in their innocent teens while also searching for love and maintaining their deep friendship.
Gong Ji-won – Starring Kim Ji-seok
Financial analyst with a logical mind and warm character
At the age of 22, he left Korea to study at Harvard University where he got hired by Wall Street. He was employed at a Hong Kong-based hedge fund for a while and then returned to Korea to work in mergers and acquisition deals. Returning to Korea reminded him of all his childhood friends he missed a lot. And they are three girls who are Sa Jin-jin, Han Ah-leum and Jang Young-shim. He is curious to know what they are doing in their lives and how they have changed.
Sa Jin-jin – Starring Han Ye-seul
Former member of girl band that debuted 17 years ago
Based on her stunning looks, it may seem that a long line of guys would try to ask her out on a date but she has the immature soul of an 18-year-old girl. Many male celebrities have made it public that Sa Jin-jin is the woman of their dreams but Jin-jin is uninterested in their attention. She likes spending time drinking beer and eating fried chicken with her childhood friend Ah-leum. And she is a fan of Ahn So-nee that led to a great friendship with her. But then her sex tape is leaked. She is stunned and angry because she is single and never had a boyfriend.
Ahn So-nee – Starring Lee Sang-woo
Former star singer from a 90s girl band
He used to be a star celebrity and the moniker, “a former star singer” now defines her identity in an irritating way. He has friends who are dear to her like family. They are members of his fan club who call themselves “Candies.” Throughout the years, the Candy fan club members have aged and married. But one candy club member stays single as he only has eyes for Ahn So-nee. He meets this candy club member through a virtual marriage program.
Han Ah-leum – Starring Ryu Hyun-kyung
Stewardess with curvy lines
When Ah-leum falls in love, she will be the first to confess it to the object of her affection. And eventually, she will always get dumped in the end. She maintains that she is in a different single situation from Sa Jin-jin and Jang Young-shim who are also single. And it is because of the one-night stand she had with a random guy when she was 29. Ah-leum dreams of sleeping with that same guy one more time before the year is over.
Jang Young-shim – Starring Sang-Hee Lee
She is an attorney who was always at the top of her class in school.
After passing the bar exam, she thought her future would be rosy, however, it did not lead to any job offers from law firms. Her skills and experience were not enough for her to be appointed as a local judge or get an offer from a big law firm. She had to settle with a job at a small private law practice and before she could even faintly enjoy her luck in landing such a job in a tight job market, she is overwhelmed with work on her first day.
Jung Woo-sung – Starring An Se-Ha
Obstetrician with strong morals and bound to duty
He is obsessed over the cleanliness of his belongings. And he has high standards for the kind of women he finds attractive. It is hard to believe that he used to be quite handsome when he was younger. Despite the fact that his appearance has changed for the worse, he is in denial about it. But one day, he is reunited with one of the Bongo clique girls who once knew him when he was a handsome young fella.
Gang Gyeong-seok – Starring Oh Sang-jin
Attorney with own law practice
After quitting his job at a big law firm that catered to high-powered clients, he opened his own law practice to pursue meaningful cases. But his lack of marketing skills has led to poor earnings. He has one employee called Young-shim and is a very strict boss to her. But he is fond of her. In fact, he thinks that she shares a lot of similarities with him.