Korean Drama “Youth Of May” (Synopsis + Cast + Preview)

“Youth Of May” is a KBS2 original drama series that released on 3 May 2021 and is available to watch online on Viki*.


“Youth Of May” kdrama will tell the story of one part of the history of Korea which is set during the Gwangju Uprising in May 1980, through the youth of that time.

Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun) is a bit naughty in personality. He is a medical student at the Seoul National University College of Medicine. He entered a top university so that he can break a stereotype that single mothers cannot raise their children well. Hwang Hee Tae also likes music and he often goes to music cafes.

Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Si) is an independent woman who has been working for three years away from home. She is a nurse with great skills at one of the hospital in Gwangju. Myung Hee is beautiful but as a result of her struggling life, she has become cold in nature.

Lee Soo Ryun (Geum Sae Rok) is the best friend of Kim Myung Hee. She comes from a rich family and is an aspiring law student.

Lee Soo Chan (Lee Sang Yi) is the older brother of Lee Soo Ryun. He has studied abroad in France and is now helping his father with the business.


Romance, Melodrama, Historical


  • Lee Do Hyun as Hwang Hee Tae
  • Go Min Si as Kim Myung Hee
  • Lee Sang Yi as Lee Soo Chan
  • Geum Sae Rok as Lee Soo Ryun


  • Oh Man Suk as Hwang Gi Nam (Hee Tae’s father)
  • Shim Yi Young as Song Hae Ryung (Hee Tae’s stepmother)
  • Kim Won Hae as Kim Hyun Chul (Myung Hee’s father)
  • Hwang Young Hee as Choi Soon Nyeo
  • Uhm Hyo Sup as Lee Chang Geun
  • Kim Eun Soo as Lee Kwang Kyu
  • Park Se Hyun as Lee Jin Ah
  • Kim Tae Bum as Park Dong Wook
  • Kim Yi Kyung as Oh In Young
  • Kwon Young Chan as Kim Kyung Soo


Korean drama “Youth Of May” will have a total of 12 episodes.

STILL CUTS (more at Official Site)

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  1. Lee Do Hyun earlier starred in Korean drama “Sweet Home” (2020).
  2. Go Min Si earlier appeared in Korean drama “Love Alarm 2” (2021).
  3. Geum Sae Rok earlier appeared in Korean drama “Joseon Exorcist” (2021).
  4. Lee Sang Yi earlier appeared in Korean drama “Once Again” (2020).
  5. Lee Do Hyun & Go Min Si previously starred together in Netflix drama series “Sweet Home” (2020).


Teaser/ Highlights

*Drama is subject to regional availability.

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