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K-movie recommendation: “Hot Young Bloods”

Hot Young Bloods (Poster)

It’s time for a rewatch and a little throwback because we already miss Lee Jong Suk!

Hot Young Bloods is a 2014 romance-comedy youth film starring Lee Jong Suk, Park Bo Young, Kim Young Kwang, and Lee Se Young.

It tells the story of four high school students as they face different phases of life through friendship, love, betrayal, and rivalries.

This movie will surely make you come up with different realizations in life. Here are the main points why Hot Young Bloods is a highly recommended film:

1. Small but terrible Park Bo Young

Park Bo Young as Young Sook

Called as “chief,” Young Sook is the leader of a girl squad in their school. She is known as a tough girl who fear no one but when it comes to Joong Gil, her heart softens.

2. Frustrated casanova Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk as Joong Gil

Joong Gil, a boy who goes to school not to study but to hit on other girls. He liked to date anyone and he has a checklist of his target on who to date next.

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3. Scenes portraying age of youth

You will definitely get entertained on how these high school students live up their life. The reality in school where students tend to fight over small things as well as proving themselves so people around them would believe in them. Everything else in life of a teenager are tackled in the film.

The other side of Young Sook

And who would ever forget this iconic scene of Joong Gil trying to impress So Hee? This scene is indeed hilarious.

4. “Hot Young Bloods” life lessons

As we grow up, we will realize that fun and enjoyment are big part of our youth. All the confessions, heartbreaks, and rejections are memories of our youth that certainly give an impact on us and on our being. Mentioned below are some life lessons that you will learn upon watching Hot Young Bloods.

Know when to take risks

It all started when they are still young but due to family conflicts, their friendship was challenged.

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Young Sook took all the risk, several times to show that she’s into him. However, Joong Gil did not take it seriously. Still, at the end of the day, Young Sook confessed and took the risk knowing that she would face those consequences.

Protect your people

Protecting someone shows that you care for him/her. On the other hand, Young Sook always protects Joong Gil because she loves him even if it’s still one-sided at first.

In reality, each of us must also do what it takes to protect those people who are important to us, so we won’t lose them.

Being ‘mediocre’ is fine (we are all a ‘work in progress’ anyway)

Do not be discouraged if you think that you are not good enough. Remember that everything happens through a process.

Young Sook and Joong Gil did not perform well in school but eventually, they happen to find what makes them happy. We all have our own timings in life so don’t lose the spirit! Keep on going!

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Loving someone does not require excuses

If you love someone, show them. Tell them. Life is short and if you just spend it on worrying on things that you didn’t put any efforts in the first place, you’ll never know what will happen.

Young Sook and Joong Gil took all the chance to make it up for each other. In the end, they both attain the happiness that they are longing for.

Take it or leave it. In the end, what matters the most is that, you showed them how you feel even if you are uncertain whether you will get a “yes” or a “no.”

Meanwhile, if you haven’t watch Hot Young Bloods yet; then, you should give it a try! You will surely love Lee Jong Suk’s character on this movie.

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