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18 vs. 29 (열여덟, 스물아홉)

열여덟, 스물아홉 (Yeol-yeo-deol, Seu-mool-a-hob)

Directed by Ham Yeong-hoon (함영훈)

Screenplay by ,

Romantic comedy Drama Romance

KBS | Airing dates :

16 episodes


This drama takes the audience back to the 1990s. The main character of the drama, Yoo Hye-chan, 29, reverts mentally to an 18-year-old girl after having a car accident. As she recovers her memory and the relationship with her husband, Kang Sang-yeong, she goes through many hilarious and heart-moving moments.

Hye-chan, who was a beauty queen in high school, marries her former classmate Kang Bong-man. In 2005, she turns 29. But after a fierce fight with her husband, she heads to court to file for divorce, unable to control her rage anymore. On her way to court, her car clashes with a truck, and as a result she develops amnesia. She only remembers herself as a senior high schooler, when she was sassy and outgoing, and popular with her peers. As her memory reverts to her adolescent years, she suddenly becomes crazy about the dance group "Seo Tae Ji and Kids", which was popular with teenagers back in the '90s. While looking strong on the surface, deep inside she is soft-hearted and feeble. She likes Jane Campion's movie "Piano" a lot. Although Kang Bong-man, nicknamed "Ice Prince", is the ideal of every girl in Hye-chan's school, she regards him as shallow. The guy she really likes is her senior, Jeong Shi-woo.

But in reality, Hye-chan's husband is Kang Bong-man, whom she despised so much in high school. He changes his name to Kang Sang-yeong when he becomes an actor. In the latter part of the drama, Hye-chan recovers her memory and pursues her dream of becoming a film director. When Hye-chan loses her memory, Sang-yeong becomes preoccupied with mending their shattered relationship. He collects all the messages they had exchanged in the past to help her remember who he is. The replays of Hye-chan's memories, which are presented in diverse ways, add to the drama's tantalizing plot.


Park Seon-yeong : Yoo Hye-chan

Hye-chan is a 29-year-old housewife. The plagued relationship with her husband, the "handsome king", spurs her to file for divorce. But on her way to court, she gets into a car accident, and when she wakes up she thinks she is 18. While physically she looks like a housewife in her late 20s, mentally she reverts to the age of 18. But as time goes by, she recovers her memory step by step.

Ryoo Su-yeong : Kang Sang-yeong

When his wife asks for a divorce out of the blue, he agrees to it because it hurts him a great deal. But finding that his wife has amnesia after the car accident, he makes every effort to help her recover her memory and mend their relationship. He is one of the most sought-after commercial film models and a famous entertainer.

Park Eun-hye : Sin Ji-yeong

A top-rated actress, Ji-yeong falls for Hye-chan's husband, Kang Sang-yeong, one-sidedly, while Hye-chan acts like an 18-year-old girl as a result of her amnesia.

Lee Joong-moon : Kim Nun

Nun is a high-school student who sincerely loves Hye-chan.


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  • Choi Si-won to star in Chinese drama

    2014/05/01, Source,
    Singer and actor Choi Si-won of the leading K-pop idol group Super Junior revealed on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, that his next project will be on the Chinese drama "Billion Dollar Heir". Although it was labeled as the Chinese version of the megahit Korean drama series "The Heirs" by some local media outlets, Choi explicitly noted that the new drama is "not a remake of 'Heirs', but a whole new story, [for the production team] bought the copyrights from [another creator] long ago",...More
  • Super Junior Choi Si-won son of conglomerate CEO

    2011/01/06, Source,
    Super Junior member Choi Si-won [Asia Economic Daily] Idol group Super Junior member Choi Si-won's father has belatedly been found to be the head of Boryung Medience Co., Ltd., a company affiliated with major Korean pharmaceutical firm Boryung Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Choi's father Choi Ki-ho, 57, was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Boryung Medience on January 3, making him one of the two CEO's jointly leading the company engaged in the development and marketing of maternity and baby healthcare products,...More
  • Choi Si-won says "never dreamed of being a singer or actor"

    2010/06/23, Source,
    Korean singer and actor Choi Si-won appears on celebrity talk show "Win Win" [KBS2] Super Junior member Choi Si-won, who recently starred in TV series "Oh! My Lady", has confessed that he had never dreamed of becoming a singer or an actor. "It was not my dream to be a singer", the singer said during an appearance on KBS2 TV's celebrity talk show "Win Win", which aired Tuesday evening. "I just had the dream that I wanted to make my name known quickly and becoming a celebrity was the fastest way to do that, so I went to an entertainment agency",...More
  • Choi Si-won to join the cast of "IRIS" spin-off

    2010/06/18, Source,
    Singer and actor Choi Si-won [SM Entertainment] Super Junior member Choi Si-won will be joining the A-list cast of upcoming action TV series "ATHENA", the spin-off to last year's hit blockbuster drama "IRIS", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Friday. Taewon announced in a press release that Si-won will be gracing the small screen as Kim Joon-ho, a new recruit at intelligence agency NTS, who dreams of becoming a spy, in the show starring Korean stars Jeong Woo-seong, Cha Seung-won, Soo-ae and Lee Ji-ah,...More
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 Kim Won-seok (김원석)
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70 min 
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Airing dates : 2005/03/07~2005/04/26

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hi guys how can i watch the movies or drama in this website?
2013-03-29 19:32:08
2008-11-13 21:36:57
Hialrious.... luv this drama....!!!!
woowww, this drama no 1 for me!!! Lee Joong-moon cayoooo!!!
2008-01-27 21:09:19
2008-01-10 18:27:18
i like this drama...its really great
nice drama!!!
2007-08-18 08:11:15
2007-07-16 01:33:30
choi si won u r so cuteeeeeeeeeeee
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