Twenty Five Twenty One (Korean) is a 2022 South Korean television series directed by Jung Ji-hyun and starring Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun-wook and Lee Joo-myung. The series depicts the romantic lives of five characters spanning from the year of 1998 to 2021. It premiered on tvN on February 12, 2022, and aired for 16 episodes. It is available for streaming on Netflix.
The two season series was a commercial hit and became one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a hardworking young man is trying to rebuild his life after his wealthy family has lost everything. He meets a teen fencer who, in spite of numerous odds, pursues her ambitions with hard work and a joyful abandon. Together the two help one another to forward.
Due to the South Korean financial crisis, a high school fencing program gets canceled and Na Hee-Do, a member of that fencing team, must find a new school where she can continue to train in the art she loves. The same financial crisis causes Baek Yi-Jin’s father’s business to go bankrupt and his dreams of going to college and working for NASA are shattered. When the two meet, Na Hee-Do’s upbeat determination helps Baek Yi-Jin move forward to become a newscaster, and his strength of character help Na Hee-Do get through all the difficult times that finally lead her to becoming a Korean national fencing competitor.