[Review] Twenty Again – 두번째 스무살


As a teenager, Ha No Ra (Choi Ji Woo) dreamed of becoming a dancer. After getting unexpectedly pregnant in high school, she quits school and gets married. For the next two decades, No Ra’s life revolves around being a housewife and mother. Now 39 years old and facing divorce, No Ra is mistakenly diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given 6 months to live. She decides to go back to school and experience the college life she missed out on when she was young.

Upon her family’s strong opposition to attending university, No Ra decides to enroll secretly. Amongst her fellow freshman class is her own son, Kim Min Soo (Kim Min Jae), and his girlfriend, Oh Hye Mi (Son Na Eun) and her husband, Kim Woo Chul (Choi Won Young), accepts a position there teaching psychology. No Ra’s theater arts professor turns out to be Cha Hyun Seok (Lee Sang Yoon), a high school friend who crushed on No Ra when they were young.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/20/15

It’s Friiiiday!  *Runs around in circles.  It’s been a long week.  When I’m not doing something for this blog, I’m usually at my day job and we recently moved offices in the midst of our busy season.  Hence, the backlog of reviews.  But it’s Friday and I have to admit that Dynamic Duo’s new album has been helping me get through the week.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/16/15

As I try to listen to a variety of different songs to find something to feature in my weekly music playlist, it’s easy to overlook the tranquil ballads as it may take some time to catch my ear right away. However, it’s been a hectic work week for me and I found that listening to the tranquil tracks helped me to filter out the outside noise and focus on my task. Both songs are by indie female artists who are singer/songwriters but the songs are very reflective in that they both look back at their lives and have themes of regret and wanting to move forward.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/13/15

Real Men Season 2 has added a few more cast members recently.  The new members are Announcer Lee Sung Bae, Rapper Din Din, Actor Lee Ki Woo, Comedian Heo Kyung Hwan, Z:EA member Kim Dong Jun, Actor Lee Yi Kyung.  And they’re all headed to the Marines.  (Semper Fi??)  Unfortunately, there were a few members that didn’t quite pass the physical fitness test to get into the Marines, such as DonSpike and Jung Kyu Woon, the latter still healing from when he broke his arm from the last time he was on Real Men.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/9/15

This week I’m featuring artist known for being sexually explicit.  Some may be uncomfortable with the fact that these artists are venturing in the 19+ territory but they are adults.  I don’t think I’m a prude about the subject matter but there are aspects of these tracks that I want to critique.  Typically, I use this column to feature tracks that I like and though I do like these songs to a certain extent I hope to use this space to also discuss varying points of view.  Beyond what is considered “art” and being open-minded enough to discuss adult subject matter, I think listeners can take in the message they’re depicting and critique it objectively.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/6/15

I sang.  I danced.  I jumped up and down.  I felt like a teenager again.  Last week, I went to the K-Pop 90’s Legend Concert.  I hemmed and hawed over the ticket price but then thought, ‘When am I going to see these guys live like this again?’  I’m so glad I did because it was a lot of fun!

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