Recently concluded KBS period romance and political drama Youth of May is only screenwriter Lee Kang‘s second full length drama, after Spy and also doing drama specials. I love love love male lead Lee Do Hyun but didn’t like the promos much and also feel rather bland towards female lead Go Min Si so I didn’t end up watching when the drama aired but now I may because I really like what the screenwriter said at the end of the series when interviewed. Spoilers after this. The story was always written that female lead Myung Hee was the dead body at the beginning of the drama, that she would die. The point was showing how even one death could have waves of impact on people around that person, and also show how in the progression of time and history people who survive and live must continue to walk forward. What is important is that the person lived, was not forgotten, and made an impact, but the point of the drama is to use a turbulent time to tell a story about love and loss and the strength to go on. The drama was loosely based on the novel Running in May and the screenwriter tried hard to be faithful to telling a story with consistency and integrity. With so many K-dramas going to pot on script this is really an admirable and meaningful thing to hear, that there are talented people in K-end not going for an easy sell.