Thirty but Seventeen (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (2018)

By Farah - Monday, September 24, 2018

This is a first drama that has a whole round up post and a #FirstImpression post ever since I started reviewing dramas (okay more like, fangirling and expressing my thoughts) and establishing #FirstImpression label on this blog. Show, what have you done to me?! :)

Snippet of the drama (From Viki)
A life can change in an instant.

Woo Seo Ri (Shin Hye Sun) was a 17-year-old violin prodigy who is getting ready to study abroad in Germany. But a serious car accident leaves her in a coma.

Gong Woo Jin (Yang Se Jong), who caused the accident, is traumatized and plagued by the guilt of what he has done. Thirteen years later, he works as a set designer but is emotionally cut off from everyone around him.

When Seo Ri wakes up unexpectedly from her coma 13 years later, she is in the body of a 30-year-old woman but is mentally still only 17. Can Woo Jin help her adjust to her new world and learn to live and love again?

Credit: Here

My thoughts
What a beautiful, cute, fluffy, and healing show! I obviously jumped into this show solely because of Yang Se Jong but I came out as a fan of all the main characters. I didn't know that I will love this show this much but wow, it easily climbed up to the Top 3 of my most favourite Korean dramas all the time.

Too bad, it was cut to 16 episodes from 20 episodes. Rating was not a problem for this show as I heard it was consistently number 1 in its time slot, but I think they had to cut it short as few of the slots were used to aired the Asian Games? I wish it was longer because I felt like some of characters didn't get a proper closure like the girl who likes Chan.

What I loved the most about this show were the characters and the journey that they went through to embrace this life. For instance, I loved seeing Gong Woo Jin trying to open up to the people around him after being emotionally closed of for 13 years. It was a huge step for him, a hard one on top of that but boy, was it satisfying to see that sparkly smiles on his face.

Also, Woo Seo Ri. Girl had it tough as she went from 17 to 30 in a blink of an eye, I don't know how will I react if I were in her shoes and I don't want to think about it because honestly, it can be scary to see a part of your life to be robbed from you. However, I think she's done her best (given her situation) to fully living her life in what she called intermission.


I personally think this show resonated to me on so many level. It kept reminding me that your life is your own and everyone has his/her own time. Also, you should not compare your personal growth with others. And, you should do whatever that makes you happy and aim to be a better person at your own pace along the way.

So many good things to say about this show (especially about Chan and Jennifer) but I'm going to stop here because I don't think I could stop if I started. lol! I highly, highly, highly recommend this show for everyone who needs some warmth and fuzzy feeling in his/her life.

Thank you show for the fun and healing ride for the past few months. I think I'm going to see again sooner that I would love to as winter is coming and you look like the best pick-me-up show for this winter.

I'm going to end this post with a a piece of narration by Gong Woo Jin :)

"When one door to happiness closes, another door to happiness opens up for you. But many of us are only focused on the closed door, and don’t even realize that another door has opened up. Perhaps, the other door to happiness might not be something grand or special. Perhaps,the small and trivial things that look insignificant, are the other doors to happiness."

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14 comments

  1. sedih pula bila drama ni dah habis..

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    1. Samalah. Sebab tu I plan to rewatch this show again this winter😊

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  2. I'm impressed of how good they play their characters. My heart aches every time. Plus, they're both so cute! kyaaaa~

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    1. I loved almost all the characters in this show especially the main characters and the small family. Made me want to root them all the way :D

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  3. walau pun cerita ni dah habis tapi kak belum habis khatam lagi tengok. baru di episod 8 kot kalau tak silap. haha. banyak sangat drama korea, tak terjangkau nak tengok ^_^

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    1. Drama yang ni berbaloi kalau tengok sampai habis. The pace can feel a lil bit slower but it's a good kind of slow pace ^^

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  4. I'm currently looking for the next Korean dramas to watch and then I stumbled to your post. I guess this drama is the one. Gotta watch this asap 😊

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    1. Yes, please watch it. I highly recommend this show.

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  5. kat blog siapa ya sy baca pun buat review psl cerita ni... positif review jg

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    1. Drama ni characters driven, bila characters semua baik je, tambah dengan plot yang okay (though mungkin pace dia agak slow bagi sesetengah orang), itu yang orang bagi review positif kot.

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  6. macam best je, teringin nak tengok tapi malas nak download 😭
    lama dah rasa tak layan kdrama 😅

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    1. Kalau malas nak download, stream je? Akak sekarang semua pun stream je. Malas nak download drama-drama ni dah.

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  7. kak nina dh lama xtgk drama hero ni berlakon

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    1. Ni drama dia paling baru lepas Temperature of Love.

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