My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
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.


18 vs. 29 | Cast

18 vs. 29 | News

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss

18 vs. 29 | Shopping

18 vs. 29 | Pictures

  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
  • 18 vs. 29's picture
    18 vs. 29
SmallestSmallMedium Slideshow, Slider

View all 40 pictures for "18 vs. 29"

18 vs. 29 | Reviews

18 vs. 29 | Facts

 Kim Won-seok (김원석)
 Assistant director
70 min 
Web site
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2005/03/07~2005/04/26

18 vs. 29 | Community

Your reviews


Commenting guidelines

- Stay on topic and do not spam.
- Emoticons are fun, but actual thoughts are appreciated.
- Refrain from abusive language.
- Post only in English, as this is an English language community.
- Do not share pages or media unrelated to the topic you are commenting on.
- Do not request or mention illegal download/streaming services.
- No graphic content allowed.
- Respect the right of other users to share their opinion. Arguments are welcome, fights are not.

Comments which break the rules will be erased. Repeated rule breaking will result in blacklisting.

To participate to HanCinema, you must sign up or log in. Sign up, Why ?

Fan club  
Quick message
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
12345 2>
Message board

To participate to HanCinema, you must sign up or log in. Sign up, Why ?

Old message board

18 vs. 29 (열여덟, 스물아홉)

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide
Korea Joa
Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations