It’s midway point for Record of Youth and my koala sense is that a time jump is coming up. The start of the drama said 2018 so what we are watching is clearly the stardom start and rise for Hye Joon as well as the foundations of his romance with Jung Ah. Where they are in 2020 is unknown though likely apart, and hopefully the drama gives us enough time to get them together for good. Perhaps the rushed getting together was due to lack of time for the usual episodes long romance building because we got to get enough time for them to see them validate the young romance that is sweet but not serious enough to be a lifelong commitment (yet). Hye Joon is a star now but will likely see more bumps ahead thanks to his evil ex-manager and Hye Hyo’s mom maybe doing something to her son ahead at all costs. I wish I could connect more with this drama, Park Bo Gum is shining like the mega star he is as he elevates the material but all I get is soft comfy breeze of friendship when I watch him with Jung Ah. I love their friendship actually, and if there is a time jump I hope their second romance go around introduces the passion.