Our Blooming Youth is a South Korean mystery romance television series directed by Lee Jong-Jae and starring Park Hyung-Sik, Jeon So-nee, Pyo Ye-jin, Yoon Jong-Seok, and Lee Tae-sun. It tells the story of the crown prince, who is cursed, and a genius girl accused of murdering her own family. It is scheduled to be released on February 6, 2023, on tvN, and will air every Monday and Tuesday at 20:50.
Our Blooming Youth Korean Drama Profile
- Drama: Our Blooming Youth (English title) / Youth, Climb the Barrier (literal title)
- Genres: Historical, Mystery, Romance, Drama
- Director: Lee Jong-Jae
- Writer: Jung Hyun-Jung
- Network: tvN, TVING
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: Feb 6, 2023 – Apr 11, 2023
- Airing Days: Monday & Tuesday
- Time slot: 20:50 KST
- Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Our Blooming Youth Plot Synopsis
The plot of the drama follows Crown Prince Lee Hwan (Park Hyung-Sik) and Min Jae-Yi’s (Jeon So-Nee) love story.
Min Jae Yi (Jeon So Nee) is quiet and kind, which is everything a nice daughter of a well-known family should be. She is engaged to the son of the Second State Councillor and understands that accepting her fate is the only way to bring honor to herself and her family, which she does with dignity and charm. Jae Yi diligently gets ready for the future by devoting herself to learning everything she needs to know to be a decent wife and mother. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for her.
The murders of Jae Yi’s family occur four days before her wedding. With no one else to hold accountable for the unanticipated tragedy, Jae Yi suddenly finds herself the target of terrible accusations. If fate hadn’t decided to step in, Jae Yi—blamed for her family’s deaths—might not have had much of a future at all. Jae Yi is saved from a terrible situation by the lonely crown prince Lee Hwan (Park Hyung Sik), who enters her life at the perfect time. However, her rescue comes at a cost.
Lee Hwan, who is afflicted by an enigmatic curse, agrees to help Jae Yi—but only if she will also help him in breaking the curse. Jae Yi accepts the prince’s terms because she can’t deny such an offer, which leads to both of them embarking on an unexpected journey toward love.
Our Blooming Youth Kdrama Cast
Park Hyung-Sik plays Lee Hwan, a lonely crown prince who holds the secret of a mysterious curse.
Jeon So-nee plays Min Jae-yi, a genius girl who pursues the truth while being framed for the murder of her family.
Pyo Ye-jin plays Ga-ram, Min Jae-yi’s only friend.
Yoon Jong-seok plays Han Seong-on, Lee Hwan’s friend and Min Jae-yi’s fiancée.
Lee Tae-sun plays Kim Myung-jin, the most educated person in Joseon who studied everything in the world.