Thirty-Nine (2022) Review


JTBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Thirty, Nine’ is a real human romance drama that deals with the deep story of friendship, love, and life of three friends who are about to turn forty. Actors Son Ye-jin, Jeon Mi-do, and Kim Ji-Hyun meet as three friends who are thirty-nine years old. Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love, and loss on the brink of turning 40.

Son Ye-jin and Jeon Mi in JTBC’s new drama ‘Thirty-Nine’ screenplayed by Yoo Young-ah, directed by Kim Sang-ho, produced by JTBC Studios, Lotte Cultureworks.

‘Thirty-Nine’ is about the ordinary and windless daily life of thirty-nine-year-old friends who meet by chance one day in their second year of high school and look at their forties together. The three people, who formed a precious relationship at an unexpected moment, encounter an unexpected thing again one day and live a day of thirty-nine that is hotter than ever. What kind of fate awaits the three people, the story of the three women who will fill the first half of 2022 beautiful and heartbreaking is a curious story.

First, Son Ye-jin plays the role of Cha Mi-jo, the director of Gangnam Dermatology Clinic. She is a person who grew up in an enviable wealth between her caring father, generous mother, and her good-natured older sister. I look forward to seeing how Son Ye-jin, who is loved and trusted by the public for her in-depth acting, will complete her Cha Mi-jo character, which will once again fascinate the small room.

Jeon Mi-do, who will show another thirty-nine life with Son Ye-Jin, takes on the role of acting teacher Jeong Chan-Young. She ran with her dream of becoming an actress, but she did not work out as much as her heart, so she became an acting teacher. Although her way of speaking may seem blunt and harsh, the sincerity in her words makes her a character impossible to hate. The transformation of Jeon Mi-do, who will write a new character for her life through the character Jeong Chan-young, is also paying attention to what kind of work will be filled in her thirty-nine years.

Lastly, Kim Ji-Hyun plays the role of Jang Joo-hee, a cosmetics manager at a department store. The character Jang Joo-hee is the owner of her timid personality, and due to her timid personality, she has yet to really experience a romantic relationship. She says that everything has a time, and now that she is at the end of her 30s, attention is focused on whether it is okay to expect good things and the character Jang Joo-hee, which will be played by Ji-hyun Kim.

As such, ‘Thirty, Nine’ is the meeting of three actors who have performed unparalleled in dramas, movies, plays, and musicals, including Son Ye-jin (Cha Mi-jo), Jeon Mi-do (Jung Chan-young), and Kim Ji-hyeon (Jang Joo-hee).

As such, in ‘Thirty Nine’, we plan to draw the daily lives of Mi-Jo Cha, Chan-Young Jeong, and Joo-Hee Jang, who will spend a very special thirty-nine years. In their 39th year, which will be embroidered with special events such as meeting new people and challenges, a farewell to a loved one awaits. I am at an age where I am used to meeting and parting, but I am curious as to how I will accept the unexpected farewell of a precious person and fill the remaining time with what.


  • Drama: Thirty-Nine
  • Native Title: 서른, 아홉
  • Also Known As: 39, Seoleun Ahob
  • Screenwriter: Yoo Young Ah
  • Director: Kim Sang Ho
  • Genres: Friendship, Romance, Life, Drama
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 12
  • Airs: Feb 16, 2022 – Mar 24, 2022
  • Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: jTBC, Netflix
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older