If You Loved Age of Youth Watch This Korean Movie

When the male voice singing “Time After Time” infiltrated the screen I knew I was in for a good movie. The song set the tone for what preceded. The film Sunny had the perfect balance of hilarity, sentiment, drama, and heart warm. The feel was very much like Age of Youth in terms of discussing edgier topics, along with the undying loyalty and love each girl showed each other.

It gave a Reply Series feel as well, as it dipped back and forth between the present and future, covering the lives of a group of tightknit girlfriends. Going through the comments section on DramaFever I saw its high praises and figured it was just what I needed.

If you just finished Age of Youth or the Reply Series and are looking for something with the same realistic coming of age value, give Sunny a try.

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The Reply Series: A Detailed Opinion

In the summer of 2012 I was but a tiny inkling on this planet, preparing for my sophomore year of high school, completely unaware of the magic of the K-Drama world. As I ate cold cut sandwiches for lunch and tried to decide if my frenemy at the time would yield to my next move, I wasn’t even aware that something bigger, something beyond me was taking place.

The Reply Series took the world by storm in the summer of 2012, starting with Reply 1997, soon being followed by Reply 1994, and Reply 1988 after its success. I watched each season in order of its release, naturally beginning with 1997 during my Freshman year of college in 2015. They lived up to the hype, so much so making me wonder how I even lived in a Reply-free-world before my discovery upon this gold mine of dramas.

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I’m here to get deep into what I couldn’t get enough of, what made me cringe, what made my heart jump, and yes, the issues I had with each individual season, because even Picasso was once criticized.

Disclaimer: Spoilers lie ahead. Tread at your own risk.

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