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Youth of May – 오월의 청춘

Youth of May – 오월의 청춘
Other name: Youth in May, May Youth, Owolui Chungchoon, Owolui Cheongchun, Owoleui Cheongchun
Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Youth, Drama, Melodrama
Release: May 3, 2021 – Jun 8, 2021
Episode(s): 12
Country: South Korea
Broadcast: KBS2
Director(s): Song Min Yeop
Writer(s): Lee Kang
Cast: Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Shi, Lee Sang Yi, Geum Sae Rok

Introduction:

Set in 1980 during the Gwangju Uprising, This drama tells the love story of a medical student Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun) and a nurse Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Shi). Their love seems destined by fate.

Hee Tae is a medical student, who entered medical school at the top his class. He seems like an easygoing person, but he also has an unyielding spirit and obstinacy. Myung Hee has worked as a nurse for the past 3 years. She is a lovely person, who stands up against what is not fair.

Hee Tae becomes the pride of Gwangju when he enters Seoul National University College of Medicine with top marks. His best friend Kyung Soo, an avid pro-democracy activist, insists that they open an illegal clinic for students on the run from the government. One day, a factory worker is injured during a protest. In exchange for the costs of discreetly transporting himself and the factory worker to his hometown, Hee Tae must go to a meeting with a potential marriage partner arranged by his father. At this meeting, Hee Tae meets Myung Hee, a nurse persevering through the hardships of life. She only agrees to go to this meeting in place of her friend Soo Ryeon, because she needs to come up with the airfare to go study in Germany. However, Myung Hee and Hee Tae end up falling in love. In May of 1980, amidst the heated passion and cries for democracy that reverberated throughout Gwangju, Hee Tae and Myung Hee find themselves in a twist of fate.

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