jTBC Trio of Besties Drama Thirty Nine Premieres this Wednesday to 4.406% Ratings

K-viewers got a midweek treat this Wednesday with the arrival of jTBC Wed-Thurs drama Thirty Nine, adapted from a hit C-drama and with the female character led cast navigating the trials and tribulations of being on the cusp of forty years old. Age is for sure just a thing but I can see a culture fixated on women’s age mining those landmines for a compelling drama while throwing in a big of happy ending cotton candy possibilities with a male lead paired up with a female lead. What grounds this drama is the strong cast with the ladies side having Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, and Kim Ji Hyun and the men led by veteran Lee Moo Saeng along with Yeon Woo Jin and Lee Tae Hwan. The first episode is off to a promising ratings start of 4.406% but the reviews have not have effusive. It skews positive with strong praise for Son Ye Jin and Jeon Mi Do, separately and together, but dissatisfaction with the music choices and the directing, plus concern for the script which is good enough for now but not compelling right out of the gate.

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