Netflix announced its plans of developing a South Korean tv show, My First First Love, targeted at young-adult audiences on September 18, 2018. Writer of ‘Little Black Dresses’, Kim Min-seo, came on-board as the writer of trendy teenage romance, with Oh Jin-seok as its director. This coming of age, romantic drama tv series delves into the age-old phenomenon of first love through the characters of four college going 20 year olds as they unravel the messy mystery of love.
Netflix announced the release of My First First Love with five promotional character posters designed to resemble Polaroid photos. Actor Ji Soo is seen smirking confidently, while Jung Chaeyeon’s all white dress and bright smile in her poster looks exceptionally lively. In the third, Jin-young is seen wearing a yellow full sleeve cardigan and looks endearingly clueless, followed by Choi Ri who looks unabashedly bubbly in hers. The last and final poster of Kang Tae Oh sports a handsome smile and is seen to be thinking about music, probably hinting at the character’s interests in the show.
Interestingly, the lead role of ‘My First First Love‘ was first offered to Nam Joo Hyuk, but he declined. Jin-young in a statement to Link 8 entertainment said, “I am thrilled that I am participating in a project that allows me to meet fans all over the world….It is always nice to Hallyu (Korean New Wave) spread overseas, and I will return the interest with acting that won’t disappoint”.
It is clear that Netflix recognizes the potential of Korean dramas. Fans of k-dramas, as they are popularly referred to, are spread across the world and the streaming giant is surely looking to tap on that fandom. My First First Love is a step in the direction. Here’s everything we know about the show.
My First Love Cast: Who’s in it?
The primary cast of the Netflix Original includes actors Ji Soo, Jin-Young, Jung Chayeon, Choi-Ri and Kang Tae Oh. Lead actor Ji Soo has previously featured in several K- drama series such as ‘Angry Mom’, ‘Cheer up!’, ‘Page Turner’ and ‘Fantastic’ among others . Ji-young, Kang Tae and Jung Chaeyeon Oh all have a simultaneous, thriving musical career and are members of the bands ‘B1A4’, ‘5urprise’ and ‘DIA’ respectively. Lastly, Choi-Ri is a South Korean actress best known for her role in the historical 2016 film ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’. They are seen playing four college going young adults trying to cope with their respective messy encounters with first love.
My First First Love Plot: What is it about?
‘My First First Love’ is a romantic coming of age drama which deals with the lives of its five main characters Yoon Tae Oh, Hang Song Yi, Seo Do Hyun, Choi Hoon and Oh Ga Rin as they unravel the complexities of first love while attending college and living together in a house on campus. Tae Ho ( played by Ji Soo) and Song Yi (played by Chaeyeon) are reportedly shown to be two close friends sharing a platonic friendship of close to 20 years. Seo De Hyun (played by Jinyoung) is seen to portray Tae Oh’s best friend, and Song Yi’s boyfriend. The duo of Tae Oh and Choi Ri play the pair of amusingly, bohemian friends who leave their respective homes in the pursuit of their dreams and eventually end up living with Tae Oh.