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My First, First Love is An Ode to Young Adulthood

*No Spoilers Ahead. We don't do that here*

Let's discuss 'My First First Love,' but before we get into that, let's review this memorable scene:

My First First Love is the best feel good drama I've watched in so long. If I wasn't literally BURSTING in laughter, or crying because I sympathized so much with the characters' struggles, then I was shaking my head in agreement when they'd discuss their plight with the stress of University or securing a stable job. This was such an endearing show and I can only hope there's a Season 3 because the girls (aka me) NEED it.

My First First Love is a Netflix drama about 2 boys and 2 girls who all live together in their rich friend's apartment (which literally looks like my dream accommodation if we’re being completely honest). It follows their individual stories of trying to find themselves in this chaotic world, pursuing their dream careers and hobbies, making friends, and finding love.

This drama is literally jam packed with young, fresh talent. It stars Jisoo (the rich friend with the dreamy condo), Jung Jinyoung from B1A4 (the poor friend who wants to live a stable life), Jung Chaeyeon from Dia (the poor friend who was abandoned by her mother and aims to become a architect like her late father), Kang Tae-oh (the rich friend who was abandoned by his parents for wanting to pursue his dream of being an actor) , Choi Ri (the chaebol (INCREDIBLY wealthy) friend who ran away from her strict home to learn how to be independent), Hong Jiyoon (the stuck up girlfriend who wants to become a famous photographer like her father), and so much more.

There’s honestly nothing I love more than a good young adult TV show or film. I literally love observing the experiences of these characters because it reminds me of my own current lived experiences. I love seeing how they deal with certain situations because it also shows me how I should or shouldn’t handle similar situations in the future. One major thing that I took away from this drama that I KNOW I need to be wary of is trying to avoid a relationship where I cannot communicate with my partner because I am “too considerate” of them and their feelings. Having solid communication is ESSENTIAL to develop a strong, long-lasting, and honest relationship with someone. You can’t expect your partner to always know what you’re thinking or going through, but you also cannot always keep details about your life away from your partner because you don’t want to “inconvenience them.”

The things that happen to you, whether they are good or bad, are not things that you should hide or feel ashamed to keep away from your partner. Throughout this drama, a few characters would refrain from sharing devastating news that were taking place in their lives with people that care for them because they didn’t want to burden them, but what I’ve learned is that if someone TRULY cares for you, they would be willing to listen to you and offer support every chance they can. You are NOT a burden to people who care about you. If you share either your grievances or celebrations with your loved ones and they respond negatively, cut that bitch OFF!

Also, another thing I’d love to mention is how good the outfits were. Every character was DRESSING!!! Let me just show you instead of telling you:

There were just so many iconic scenes throughout this show. Here are some gifs that I compiled from Tumblr to give you a sneak peek. All credits go to NETFLIX. Don't sue me.

  1. The sneaky hand hold

2. The umbrella fight

3. Ga Rin showing OUT and pulling out STACKS outta her bag

4. Tae-oh dragging thoughtless men

5. Tae-oh and Do Hyun's wholesome friendship

6. Tae-oh calling Song-i during the thunderstorm

7. ALSO, I won't spoil WHO said this to WHO, but let's really digest this iconic quote. JUST LOOK AT THIS:

A: "It’s not because I feel awkward… It’s because I like you a lot. The more I’m with you, the more I become attracted to you. It’s such a new feeling, that I’m not used to it yet. That’s all. You take my hand as if it’s no big deal but it makes my heart explode. I’m happy whenever I feel your gaze on me. Every time you call me by my name, I feel like I’ve become a flower. I’ll try and be more honest with my feelings from now on. It may take some time, though. 

B: You were honest enough just now."

Anyways, what's wild is that I've ALREADY seen this drama before. The first time I watched it, I was on my way to Japan, so I downloaded all of Season 1 and basically finished it before we got to Tokyo. The way it literally warmed my spirit and made me feel all fuzzy inside. Not because it's cheesy, which I'm thankful for, but because it's just so easy to watch and relatable too. It doesn't feel like it was written by someone who's completely out of touch with college life and modern day friendships and relationships, which made it all the more enjoyable. When I found out that there was going to be a second season, I was literally in tatters.

Me, knowing I'd have to wait another year for another season

Nonetheless, if you're looking for something that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, but actually feels real and true to the experience of many young adults, this is the drama for you. It was funny, heartbreaking, frustrating, and romantic all at the same time and it was exactly the kind of show I needed to watch during these extremely boring, mundane times.

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