Thirty- nine is a South Korean Romance drama, centered on three women who are in their late 30s. Directed by Kim San-ho and Son Ye-jin, this series explores emotions like romance, friendship, and typical life in the ’30s.
Korean dramas are famous for the essence of romance they have in their series and thirty- nine is no less. In addition to romance, it also touches on the friendship of women and how they stay with each other despite the trouble. The series also unveils certain secrets at the beginning which hints to the audience at the way the series is about to end.
Thirty-nine is exclusively aired on Netflix and JTBC. The entire series is a sum of 12 episodes and 2 episodes are launched every week. Now we are here, in the final week, waiting for the last two episodes of the series. Episode 12 will air on March 24, 2022. This episode marks the end of Thirty-nine.
Thirty-Nine: A Short Recap
Thirty-nine opens by introducing the three key characters of the series. Mi-jo is a doctor by profession. Chang-Young is an artist and Joo-hee is a cosmetics manager at a store. Mi-jo was adopted in her earlier days. She used to visit the home from where she was adopted often.
A shocking truth comes to light pretty early in the series. One of the three characters is about to face a tragic end towards the climax. Mi-jo discovers that Chang-Young will die soon because of her disease. Mi-jo, who wanted to take a sabbatical leave for a year uses the time to be with her best friends later.
In the meanwhile, all the three friends understand about Chang-Young’s condition and spend their time together. They also meet their boyfriends as the episodes progress and also struggle with their professional and personal life but still try to live life to the fullest.
Meet the Cast
Mi- jo is played by Son Ye-Jin. Chang-Young who meets with a tragic end is played by JeonMi-do and Joo-hee, the cosmetics manager is played by Kim Ji-Hyun.
The younger versions of the leads Mi-jo, Chang-Young, and Joo-hee were played by Shin So-Hyun, Ha Seon-ho, and Lee Da-Yeon respectively.
The men that were romanced by the leads of thirty-nine were Seon-woo, Jin-Seok, and Hyun-Joon and it was characterized by Yeon woo-jin, Lee Moo-Saeng, and Lee Tae- Hwan.
Episode 12: “Samseong-dong, Hyochang-dong, And Gocheok-dong” – What to Expect?
Dong usually refers to a ward or a neighborhood in South Korea. The title is about three different locations in South Korea. It indicates that the friends have moved to different wards to begin their lives again.
Being the final episode, it would have a lot of emotions to be screened. This can screen the end of Chang-Young, who was battling for her life all these episodes. Whatever sub-stories this episode has doesn’t matter.
The heart of this episode will all be about what happened to Chang-Young?
Episode 12: What to Know Before Watching?
So far, the series has really dragged its feet all through the episodes. Maybe I feel that way because a lot of stories that could have been maintained a secret came to light early. This made the audience wait only to see how the series would end and what would happen to the friends after the end of Chang-young.
The storyline has no twists and turns. It was easily predictable and that could be the reason why the views went down for the subsequent episodes after the introduction of the characters.
But, this episode is what we all have been waiting for. It actually has higher expectations. The story is about to end the way it has to. But what will happen to the friendship and romance after that?
Episode 12 is titled as three different wards of South Korea. You can expect the friends to move away after the expected end. Will they still be in touch even though they move away? What happens to Mi-jo and Joo-hee? Will they end up with their partners?
With this episode, the series Thirty-nine ends. The episodes in the middle were definitely dragged and found boring here and there. But, the end is going to stay in the hearts for a while. Every end is just the beginning of another new start. Let’s wait and see how Thirty-nine ends.
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