What happens when three women from completely different backgrounds get together? A friendship like you will have never seen before. Growing Season is a coming of age web-drama that beautiful portrays the relationships that three young women form, and how they grow up over the course of the completion of one group assignment.
Hidden somewhere in the wonderous world of YouTube are these short sweet web-dramas that unlike your traditional K-dramas do not run so long. With every episode having an average run time of twenty to twenty-five minutes, you can probably finish the entire season within four hours or so. Growing Season is one of those feel-good dramas which leave you with a warm feeling in your heart and hope in your eyes.
Ban Ah In (Park Su Ah), Heo Ji Yoo (Park Ji Won) and Kang Ha Yeong (Kim Cha Eun) are studying in the same college but they lead completely different lives. However, when they are put together to finish a group assignment. The girls all have different outlook towards life, relationships and career. The show follows them as they work together to overcome their initial reticence, grow into who they are meant to be and support each other in achieving their goals. The girls stand up for each other, support the others when they are down and act as each others protective shields, guarding each other, holding one another up when any of them falls.
The series, although short and sweet, addresses a lot of raging issues that not many would talk about (I will be spoiling it big time for you if I tell you what they are). I love how the makers choose to address the issues. And kudos to them for handling them so sensibly. While there are so many movies and series that celebrate “bromances” and brotherhood, we do not always come across shows that celebrate the bond and friendship women share. The show very beautifully captures the essence of their friendships, their conflicts and their relationships with each other as well as the people around them. I also commend the protagonists, the supporting cast and everyone involved with the project who addressed so many important issues in such short episodes.
In my opinion, Growing Season will be one of the best YouTube suggestions that I have gotten so far. So, in case you are wondering about what to watch this weekend, please give Growing Season a chance. A lighthearted, feel-good romantic, youth drama that will warm your heart. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.