18 vs 29 (Korean Drama 2005)


Yu Hye Chan is 29 years old. Hye Chan is married to Kang Bong Man who is her old classmate in high school whom she despised and hated but later fell for. The story opens with her decision to get a divorce. She has a car accident on the way to the courthouse. When she wakes up at the hospital, she has no memory of her life past age 18. Her husbandtries to support her since she is basically helpless now. As she recovers her memory, she also starts to recover a relationship with her husband and begins to fall for him all over again.

Excerpted from: MyDramalist

Words from Me:

This drama caught my attention after watching Sweet 18.

Back in 2005, this was aired in our local channel and I remember sitting in front of the TV laughing out loud because of the convoluted situation a husband and wife was put through.

Yoon Hye Chan is a 29 year old woman who wants to divorce her husband, due to an accident she lost all her memories and reverted to her old self as an 18 year old. This is where all hell was let loose and where her husband’s real trouble began. Kang Sang-Young is an actor who’s trying to mend his relationship with his wife Hye Chan but was unable to when she was in her 29 year old self. Now that his wife had amnesia, he had to go all through those silly high school details so their love with each other would be rekindled… but wait! There’s more! He has to toughen himself up because his competitor this time is a young lad who is 18 years old and very much willing to help out the 29 year old Hye Chan in her 18 year old mind.

What I liked about this drama was the humor, the silliness of the characters, the hilarious mishaps the leads had to go through and the flashbacks. I loved the flashbacks the most because that’s where the main details of the drama are. It shows what exactly happened in the past that explains the situation the characters are in the present and as to why it was taking place. Another bonus to the flashbacks are the young actors who were portraying Hye Chan and Sang Young’s 18 year old self, both were really cute and an eye candy to watch.

Music wise, there nothing note worthy about it, basically it’s just there to give emphasis on what’s happening but other than that it just zips right through your brain. Though all in all this is still a drama I would definitely recommend for those looking for a light and easy watch kind of show.

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