My First First Love

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My First First Love
My First First Love (2019 poster).jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul첫사랑은 처음이라서
Genre
Created byJung Hyun-jung
Written byKim Min-seo
Directed byOh Jin-seok
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Sang-baek
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time46–56 minutes
Production company(s)AStory
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18) –
present (present)

My First First Love[1] (Korean첫사랑은 처음이라서; RRCheossarangeun Cheoeumiraseo; lit. Because It's My First Love) is a South Korean television series starring Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon and Jung Jin-young. The first season was released on Netflix on April 18, 2019.[2][3][4][5] The second season is set to premiere on July 26, 2019.[6][7]

Synopsis[edit]

The drama tells the story of five youths and their messy encounters with the concept of first love. Yoon Tae-oh is a college student whose friends — a college drop-out, a runaway family friend, and his long-time childhood friend — decide to unexpectedly move into his house, due their own individual reasonings. Now they must all learn to live together and learn to love.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Tae-oh has been best friends with Song-yi since they were in elementary, and feels the constant need to take care of her. Because of this, he has always been conflicted about his feelings towards her, often having a secret on and off crush. He initially pursues a relationship with Se-hyun.
Song-yi experiences the most hardship out of the entire group, as her father dies and her mother abandons her, and she is eventually left homeless. She is best friends with Tae-oh but unlike Tae-oh, she fully understands that her relationship with him as purely platonic. She is an architecture major. She develops a close relationship with Do-hyun.
A friend of Tae-oh's from college. He focuses on finding a stable job and studying rather than finding a girlfriend. Unlike Tae-oh, he does not come from a wealthy family. He is the only one of the group to not live with Tae-oh. He develops a close relationship with Song-yi.
Ga-rin and Tae-oh's families are friends. She is an heiress to the Daebaek Group. She born into an extremely wealthy family, Ga-rin wanted to experience her own independence so she ran away to Tae-oh's house in Seoul. She develops a budding friendship with Hoon.
Hoon has known Tae-oh since elementary but the two didn't become friends until college, before Hoon dropped out. Like Tae-oh, he comes from a well-off family but is financially cut off by his father and continues to focus on his career as musical actor. He develops a budding friendship with Ga-rin.

Supporting[edit]

  • Hong Ji-yoon as Ryu Se-hyun[10]
A beautiful art major who is 2 years older than Tae-oh. He pursues a relationship with her after he mistakes her for being his blind date.
  • Yoon Da-hoon as Yoon Jeong Gil, Tae-oh's father
  • Park Soo young as Do-hyun's father
  • Jung Si-ah[11] as Tae-oh's step mother
  • Yoon Bok-in as Song-yi's mother
  • Jeon Soo-kyung as Ga-rin's mother
  • Jo Seung-yeon as Choi Seok hwan, Hoon's father
  • Oh Young shil as Hoon's mother
  • Park Yoo rim as Choi Min-ah, Song-yi's friend and a fellow architecture major
  • Lee Ju-Eun as Song-yi's friend

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"A Close Friend – Who's Only Just a Friend"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
On his 20th birthday, Yoon Tae-oh convinces his father to let him live in his grandfather's house. He accepts on two conditions: he cannot invite girls to the house and his father will make random visits once a week. His father does not follow through with the latter, and although happy he is living on his own, Tae-oh mentions his friends, Choi Hoon and Seo Do-hyun, have become a nuisance to his new house. Tae-oh also has a secret crush on his bestfriend, Han Song-yi, and makes the effort to always be there for her, especially after her father passes away. One day, Tae-oh overhears a group of students asking Song-yi if she has feelings for Tae-oh, which she denies, and thus, upsets Tae-oh. Furthermore, he mentions to Song-yi that he has a blind date. Unlike Tae-oh, Seo Do-hyun focuses on finding a stable job, rather than finding a girlfriend, as he is not from a wealthy family. Meanwhile, Choi Hoon is kicked out and cut off financially by his father after learning that Hoon is focusing on his music career rather than college. Meanwhile a wealthy young woman named Oh Ga-rin sneaks out of the airport, possessing a note with Tae-oh's name and address, in order to avoid visiting her mother for vacation. Do-hyun happens to be witness to Song-yi being evicted from her house after she is unable to reach her mother. Hoon, Ga-rin, Song-yi and Do-hyun unexpectedly meet up with each other in front of Tae-oh's house. Already late for his blind date, Tae-oh becomes distracted by a beautiful young woman walking by.
2"I Need a Room and You Have Many"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh assumes the same woman he saw from earlier is Yu Se-yeon, his blind date. Meanwhile, Do-hyun calls to tell him that Hoon, Ga-rin, and Song-yi are all at his house, and mentions how Song-yi seems to be in trouble, and so Tae-oh decides to leave the date. Hoon and Ga-rin argue over who should live with Tae-oh. Ga-rin destroys her cell phone after her mother attempts to call her. Unlike the others, however, Song-yi withholds the truth behind why she came to Tae-oh, thus, he encourages her to go home. Tae-oh learns that the supposed “Yu Se-yeon” was not the real name of the woman he met earlier, even so, he becomes curious about who she really is. Song-yi retrieves her father's name plate from her old house, and runs into the same woman from Tae-oh's date. She is the daughter of the new homeowners, but acts rudely with Song-yi. At the library, Song-yi avoids telling Do-hyun where she slept for the night. Meanwhile, Tae-oh discovers his mysterious blind date is actually Ryu Se-hyun, not Yu-Se-yeon. Se-hyun points out that he also assumed that she was his blind date, but Tae-oh calls it fate since they met each other unexpectedly, and they both have an interest in filmmaking. Do-hyun later discovers Song-yi sleeping in the library. Tae-oh discover that Song-yi is homeless after stopping by her house. Do-hyun helps Song-yi find another place to sleep. Song-yi finally receives a call from her mother, who tells her she is not coming home any time soon. Song-yi takes a walk to a bridge and uses a telephone for the suicide hotline, which leads the police to show up and take her back to the station. Do-hyun shows up at the station, after Song-yi disappeared earlier, and almost lies about being her guardian until Tae-oh shows up, claiming to be her guardian.
3"Fretting about Someone"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh and Song-yi apologize to each other after he admits he was hurt that she did not tell him about her problems. Tae-oh is still indecisive about allowing Hoon and Ga-rin to live with him, but states that it's different with Song-yi. Do-hyun returns Song-yi’s suitcase, and Song-yi begins to suspect that she may have feelings for Do-hyun. Tae-oh later mentions to Do-hyun that he wishes Song-yi would find a boyfriend, as he cannot always be there for her, especially since he is planning to pursue a relationship with Se-hyun. Do-hyun and Song-yi have a private lunch together. Hoon brings Ga-rin to work with him, as an extra. She decides to learn decision-making skills from Hoon after he is berated by his boss. Song-yi (still unaware of her connection to Tae-oh) runs into Se-hyun during a group project, and learns that she is not into committed relationships, and thus, may have multi boyfriends. Meanwhile, Tae-oh has dinner with his parents, and his stepmother gossips Song-yi’s mother abandoning her family and possibly having a new boyfriend. Tae-oh warns his parents not to talk about it in front of Song-yi. When Tae-oh arrives back home, he overhears Song-yi on the phone admitting that she may have a crush on someone (referring to Do-hyun) but Tae-oh assumes she is talking about him. Before he can leave, Song-yi discovers him nearby and then awkwardly asks if he happen to “hear everything?”
4"The Guy You Told Me About"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh lies to Song-yi about not knowing that she has a crush on someone, but assuming that her crush is on him, leads him into having a dream where he kisses Song-yi. He begins to act different around Song-yi, initially refusing to give her a ride to campus but then changes his mind after he sees her riding a very crowded bus. Ga-rin goes with Hoon to an audition and she reacts like a fangirl upon hearing him sing. Both are aware that they are talking about Song-yi when Tae-oh admits that he may have to reject someone whom he thinks has feelings for him and Do-hyun admits that he has developed feelings for someone he recently met, much to Tae-oh’s surprise. Song-yi starts sleeping in Tae-oh's old tent in front yard of the house due to Ga-rin’s loud snoring. Song-yi suggests that they invite Do-hyun after Ga-rin offers to plan a party as a thank you to Hoon, Song-yi and especially Tae-oh. Tae-oh is interviewed about joining the film club but can only join if he makes a short video that can make Se-hyun smile. Tae-oh hesitates to do invite Se-hyun over his house due to his current living conditions. During the party on the rooftop of Tae-oh’s house, Do-hyun asks Song-yi to spend some time together before she gets too busy with her upcoming internship. A drunk Song-yi admits that she has a crush on someone, to the group, but doesn't say who it is.
5"Saying I Like You"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh becomes embarrassed after admitting to Song-yi that he knows about her crush but that he assumed it was him. She states that she knows the difference between how she feels about her crush and how she feels about Tae-oh. Do-hyun and Song-yi later meet up together to watch a movie and have dinner. Meanwhile, the group are trying to cheer up Hoon after he doesn't get a call back from the audition. However, things becomes tense when Tae-oh's father confronts Do-hyun’s father about the rent money he seems to owe him. Even though Tae-oh tells his father to stop, he leaves only after trying to confront Song-yi about the money her mother owes him. Song-yi begins work at the internship, during which she encounters Lee Dae-geon, a graduated student who happens to be the supervisor. He acts “consistently" sleazy with Song-yi and her friend, Choi Min-ah. On her way home, Song-yi lies about not being able to meet up with Do-hyun at the bus stop, assuming he is too busy at work, as she doesn't want to bother him, but he happens to see her meet up with Tae-oh at the bus stop after they learn that Hoon actually did get the role from his audition, news that they plan to surprise him with, later on. The next day, Do-hyun assures Song-yi that she doesn't need to be so considerate about him (i.e. lying about not being able to meet him at the bus stop) and asks her if she and Tae-oh have ever had feelings for each other.
6"Confession Day"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh finally asks Se-hyun to be his girlfriend. Ga-rin buys a new cell phone for herself and Hoon before she starts work at her new part-time job. Tae-oh finally decides to talk to Do-hyun since it has been awkward after the confrontation between their fathers. Tae-oh is surprised to learn how serious Do-hyun seems to be about asking out his crush. Meanwhile, Tae-oh’s short video is successful in making Se-hyun smile. Hoon discovers that he was only cast as an understudy, and thus, he may not even get to perform. Se-hyun admits to Tae-oh that she really likes him, which makes his happy. While home alone, Hoon is visited by two bodyguards (sent by Ga-rin’s mother) offering a large reward in exchange for Ga-rin’s return, thus, Hoon discovers that Ga-rin comes a from very wealthy family. Song-yi begins to tutor Yeong-ho, Tae-oh’s younger half-brother. Do-hyun asks Mr. Yoon, aka Tae-oh’s father, if he can do maintenance on the building he owns, in exchange for him not raising the rent on his father’s shop, to which Mr. Yoon agrees to. Meanwhile, Se-hyun kisses Tae-oh after he discovers that she lives in Song-yi’s old house. Do-hyun finally asks Song-yi to be his girlfriend.
7"A Rain Shower"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Although both are happy that they are now officially dating, Song-I suggests that they keep it a secret from Tae-oh, for now. During her group project, Song-I learns that one of the male students is doing Se-hyun's work for her, before learning that Tae-oh is dating Se-hyeon. Later on, Song-yi discovers that Se-hyun has also convinced Tae-oh to do some of her work for her as well. Song-yi warns him of Se-hyun’s manipulation but he justifies Se-hyun when he admits they are entering a film contest together. Financially broke and feeling like he is getting nowhere in his career, Hoon struggles to decide whether or not to return Ga-rin to her mother, in order to get the reward money. Song-yi invites Do-hyun to go with her on a one-day trip to Gangneung for her field report. Back at the house, Tae-oh warns Song-yi about the rumors of Lee Dae-geon (the supervisor from her internship), of how he would do things to girls after getting them drunk. Tae-oh slowly begins to have feelings for Song-yi, again, upon discovering that she now has a boyfriend (still unaware that she is dating Do-hyun). Se-hyun learns that Tae-oh’s mother died when he was young, she suggests that he make a video of him growing up alongside his parents for the film contest, but Tae-oh says he will think about it. After her date with Do-hyun, Tae-oh finds Song-yi caught in the rain, barefoot, and without an umbrella. He is worried she will be heartbroken by her new boyfriend, and advises her breakup with him. A thunderstorm leaves Song-yi, Ga-rin, and Hoon scared and so Tae-oh stays up with them to watch TV, during which he begins to show his feelings for Song-yi, again.
8"Turning Point"Jung Hyun-jungKim Min-seoApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)
Tae-oh is upset to learn that Song-yi is planning a day trip with her boyfriend to Gangneung, whom he does not trust. Hoon learns from another understudy that he may be getting fired soon. Hoon comes home depressed and so, Tae-oh suggest that they all (including Do-hyun & Se-hyun) go to Gangneung with Song-yi and her new boyfriend. Tae-oh rents a large car so they can all drive to Gangneung together. Tae-oh warns his friends not to reveal that they all live with him to Se-hyun. Tae-oh tells Do-hyun about the night he found Song-yi in the rain (after her date with Do-hyun) and tells him that he does not like Song-yi’s boyfriend. Ga-rin tells Hoon to be optimistic about his future like she was when ran away to Tae-oh’s house. Song-yi discovers that Se-hyun may have another boyfriend, besides Tae-oh. Se-hyun discovers that Tae-oh’s friends live with him after talking with Ga-rin. Hoon becomes depressed after he receives a call from the production company and is fired. Hesitant to tell Tae-oh about Se-hyun's deceit, Song-yi warns him not to trust Se-hyun. When they are alone together, Do-hyun admits to Song-yi that he feels jealous about her closeness with Tae-oh, but the two finally kiss after Song-yi refers to him as her “love story”. Unaware that he is nearby, Tae-oh witnesses their first kiss and realizes that it has an effect on him, emotionally.

Season 2[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
9TBATBATBAJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)

Production[edit]

The series is pre-produced; filming began in September 2018 and ended in January 2019.[12]

References[edit]

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