K-Drama Review: ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ Ending Explanation

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Twenty Five Twenty One Ending: The Choices Between Dream and Love

Twenty Five Twenty One is a romance drama starring Kim Tae-ri and Nam Joo-hyuk. Ever since the first episode, the drama successfully hit the highest rating, even some of the episodes hit the double digits rating as well.

Aside from that, Twenty Five Twenty One is marked as one of the highest-rated K-Dramas in cable television history. Despite the high ratings, many viewers were quite unsatisfied with the ending. Do you want to know why? Let’s get a further explanation about Twenty Five Twenty One ending through this article below by Channel Korea!

K-Drama ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ Review and Ending Explanation

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Twenty Five Twenty One is one of the tvN’s dramas that has been released in early 2022, where the viewers can watch the drama through both tvN and Netflix. It depicts the story of soon-to-be fencing athlete Na Hee-do (Kim Tae-ri) and soon-to-be reporter Baek Yi-jin (Nam Joo-hyuk).

The two of them accidentally met in a bookstore where Yi-jin worked part-time there, meanwhile, Hee-do was a regular visitor at the bookstore, where they eventually fall in love with each other.

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Using 90s as the background, the drama also tells about choices, where Hee-do and Yi-jin struggle to keep their relationship in the middle of the chaotic situation. Well, it has been always hard to choose love over dreams and vice versa.

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Twenty Five Twenty One also made the viewers get very emotional with the ending since, after all, people have to choose what’s right for the sake of themselves. Let’s get to know more about the ending of Twenty-Five Twenty One!

‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One’ Ending

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During several last episodes of Twenty Five Twenty One, the viewers must have been getting very emotional since Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin’s relationship was on a crisis level. Especially after Hee-do has officially become an athlete and is busy with her competition, meanwhile, Yi-jin eventually becomes a reporter and went to New York due to his work needs.

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Initially, the long-distance relationship seems easy to undergo, but it all changes when the distance destroys them slowly. Yi-jin and Hee-do were arguing over each other. Hee-do asked him to break up because their relationship couldn’t last any longer since they slowly grew apart.

The fact that Yi-jin will be living in New York due to his new job as a New York correspondent and Hee-do is busy with her matches schedules, their relationship just won’t work out.

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Yi-jin let himself suffer alone while adapting in New York, meanwhile, Hee-do insist that she can be there for him and root for him no matter what happened, but Yi-jin didn’t do the same because he didn’t want Hee-do to suffer like him.

Through her diary, Hee-do let all of her true feelings written there, how she regrets saying those hurtful words to Yi-jin, and how she really felt about the breakup. In the last chance, Hee-do and Yi-jin meet each other for the last time. She said goodbye to him, meanwhile, Yi-jin asked Hee-do to always take care of herself.

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Several years later, Yi-jin back to South Korea and becomes a new anchor, where he reports the news about Hee-do’s retirement as an athlete. It was their first encounter after a few years having been apart, although they only meet virtually.

Both Hee-do and Yi-jin look fine while facing each other, even he still congratulates her on her wedding. In the end, Yi-jin and Hee-do can leave their past and face each other with their best version without any regret, even though they don’t see each other anymore as a couple.

That’s everything about Twenty Five Twenty One ending explanation! Overall, the ending is realistic yet ‘fair’ for every character, especially for Baek Yi-jin and Na Hee-do. Twenty Five Twenty One also successfully made everyone mesmerized with the drama’s each episode. This drama is obviously worth watching as well!

Don’t you also think that Twenty Five Twenty One is worth the hype? Leave a comment below regarding that matter, and don’t forget to share this article on your social media!