Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 4 of 25, 21, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do and Nam Joo Hyuk as Baek Yi-jin. We discuss:
The songs we featured in this episode: Go by DOKYEOM and Sinin in the Rain by Shin Min Yong.
How we love Kim Tae-ri’s acting in this episode.
How Coach Yang’s training regimen, while tough, almost sadistic, is paying off for Na Hee-do.
How the relationship between Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin is changing and we start to see a hint of something developing between them.
How Baek Yi-jin is really struggling because he can’t land a job.
The hilarious but awkward scene in Seung-wan’s house when the five young people catch all the loaches and Seung-wan’s mom makes them all soup.
Ko Yu-rim’s fury at Na Hee-do because she thinks Na Hee-do has been putting pine drinks in her locker. We also learn about her close relationship with her dad and her insecurities about whether or not she’ll ever win a gold medal again.
How we get a hint of what happens in the future during a conversation between Na Hee-do and her mother in the present day. Her mother mentions that she saw Baek Yi-jin last month, letting us know that Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin are not together today. We also get a sense that Na Hee-do’s relationship with Ko Yu-rim will change.
Our favorite lines from this episode.
The Korean snack shops that feature so prominently in Korean shows.
Loach soup https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chueo-tang
Eating and drinking in South Korea https://www.roughguides.com/south-korea/eating-drinking/