The upcoming tvN sageuk Our Blooming Youth remains one of my more anticipated early 2023 K-dramas, a combination of the leads and the story being adapted/inspired from the C-novel The Golden Hairpin. You have a brilliantly smart female lead cross-dressing to run away from a falsely accused murder of her entire family and needing to both clear her name and avenge the massacre. Coupled with a complex and emotionally suffering crown prince male lead with his own agenda and mystery to solve, and it’s a recipe for great onscreen narrative development as they band together. The latest preview shows leads Park Hyung Sik and Jeon So Nee separately in danger which is probably what makes their working together all the more critical to mutually achieve their own individual needs.
Preview for Our Blooming Youth: