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Twenty-Five, Twenty-One

Twenty-Five, Twenty-One: Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk

twenty five twenty one korean drama cast and synopsis
Credit: tvN

General Information

  • International Title: Twenty-Five, Twenty-One
  • Original Title: 스물다섯 스물하나 (romanization: Seumuldaseot Seumulhana)
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Youth
  • Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2022.02.12 ~ 2022.04.03
  • Airing Slot: Saturday & Sunday at 21:00 KST
  • Broadcasting: tvN
  • International Distributor: Netflix, TVING
  • Starring: Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk
  • Director: Jung Ji Hyun
  • Writer: Kwon Do Eun
  • Highest Rating: TBA
  • Awards: N/A


Twenty Five Twenty One is romantic Korean drama following the life of youth from 1998 to 2021. 1998 is an era when South Korea underwent financial crisis. Na Hee Do is a fencing prodigy and member of high school fencing team. Unfortunately, this fencing team is disbanded due to national crisis. Meanwhile, Baek Yi Jin used to live in wealthy family. However, financial crisis also causes bankruptcy to his family business. As the consequence, he is financially struggling now. He has to take part time job to deliver newspaper. Later, he works as sports reporter at UBS and meets Na Hee Do in Asian Games event.

Main Cast

Twenty-Five Twenty-One cast kim tae ri
Credit: tvN

Character name: Na Hee Do
Actress name: Kim Tae Ri
Kim Tae Ri’s notable works: Alien, Space Sweepers, 1987: When The Day Comes, The Handmaiden, Mr. Sunshine, Entourage, etc

Twenty Five Twenty One korean drama cast nam joo hyuk

Credit: tvN

Character name: Baek Yi Jin
Actor name: Nam Joo Hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk’s notable works: Remember, Josee, Start-Up, The School Nurse Files, The Light in Your Eyes, The Bride of Habaek, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, School 2015, etc

Extended Cast

Bona as Go Yoo Rim
Lee Joo Myung as Ji Seung Wan
Choi Hyun Wook as Moon Ji Woong
Seo Jae Hee as Shin Jae Kyung
Choi Myung Bin as Kim Min Chae
Kim Young Sun
Kim Hye Eun as Yang Chan Mi
Park Yoon Hee as Baek Yi Jin’s father
Choi Min Young as Baek Yi Hyun
Park Jun Pyo as Baek Yi Jin’s uncle
So Hee Jung as Ji Seung Wan’s mother

Cameo & Special Appearance

Lee Joong Ok as Na Hee Do’s former coach
Jung Yu Min as Hwang Bo Mi

Character Relationship Chart

twenty five twenty one character relationship chart
Credit: tvN (translated & edited by Kepoper)

Na Hee Do is high school’s fencing club team. Unfortunately, the fencing club is disbanded due to IMF crisis. She adores Ko Yu Rim, national fencing team athlete. Later, she is transferred to Taeyang High School and attends the same fencing club with Ko Yu Rim. Hee Do is close to Baek Yi Jin, a part timer in comic rent. Yi Jin came from rich family background who is financially struggling now. His family used to be Ko Yu Rim’s sponsor. Later, Yi Jin becomes UBS reporter and junior of news anchor Shin Jae Kyung (Hee Do’s mother). Hee Do and Yu Rim attend to the same high school with Ji Woong and Seung Wan. Seung Wan is class president and Ji Woong’s best friend. Ji Woong’s is a popular student who falls for Yu Rim.

Original Soundtrack

“Starlight” by NCT‘s Taeil

Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations



  • Twenty Five Twenty One takes over previous tvN’s Korean drama Bulgasal time slot on Saturday and Sunday
  • Twenty Five Twenty One is directed by Jung Ji Hyun who previously directed notable Korean drama projects such as You Are My Spring, The King: Eternal Monarch, Search: WWW, and Mr. Sunshine
  • It becomes reunion project for actress Kim Tae Ri and director Jung Ji Hyun after tvN’s drama Mr. Sunshine in 2018
  • Twenty Five Twenty One becomes Nam Joo Hyuk‘s comeback project after phenomenal Korean drama, Start Up, in 2020

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