Alongside an abundance of K-Dramas gaining attention from netizens, one that has definitely taken viewers on a rollercoaster journey is Twenty Five Twenty One. Whether it had netizens feeling nostalgic, emotional, or happy, it’s a K-Drama that has captured the hearts of fans worldwide.
In particular, netizens were shocked when the genre for Twenty Five Twenty One was changed recently. Eagle-eyed fans noticed that it’s categorized as “Melodrama,” although it had been “Rom-Com” on online listings.
— yuri (@kdeurama_) March 19, 2022
When this happened, the internet went into meltdown, and it started to raise more theories about what could have caused such a change. In particular, one of the more unique theories from fans includes Nam Joo Hyuk‘s character Baek Yi Jin.
One of the saddest theories that many have about the K-Drama is on the topic of “Baek Yi Jin‘s death.” In the series, when it returns to the present day, Hee Do (played by Kim Tae Ri) is all grown up and has a daughter named Min Chae. However, the father of the child is unknown…
As the child knows nothing about the father, many speculated that if it is Hee Do’s and Yi Jin’s, maybe Baek Yi Jin died when the child was young. Although many netizens have not wanted to believe that this could be true, many have shared their thoughts on it through social media.
Well, it seems like the rumors are so substantial and widespread that even the actor Nam Joo Hyuk himself decided to address the rumors. The actor recently appeared in a video on the official YouTube channel of MANAGEMENT SOOP, his management company, and answered all sorts of random questions.
After answering many questions, Nam Joo Hyuk sent a letter to all Twenty Five Twenty One viewers. He explicitly spoke about all the rumors and comments he’s had about his character’s apparent death.
Dear viewers of Twenty Five Twenty One, I can say now that I got so many calls asking why I die…
— Nam Joo Hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk then joked that with all the rumors and speaking of his character’s death, he felt almost like netizens and everyone is trying so hard to make it happen, even if it might be the opposite.
I don’t know why people try so hard to kill me. I think there were evil forces. (To evil forces) Stop it.
— Nam Joo Hyuk
However, his final words gave hope to netizens as he explained that they should continue to enjoy the show as there is a lot more to come. Hopefully, it means that the happy ending everyone wants could be a reality.
I think the remaining episodes will be fun to watch and I will be able to show you a lot of different sides. Please stay excited, and please keep watching until the end.
— Nam Joo Hyuk
Hopefully, Nam Joo Hyuk’s message to the spirits and netizens’ love of the show and a happy ending means that these theories don’t ever come true. It would be amazing for the show to finish like a fairytale.
You can read more about the changing of genres and why netizens have come up with sad theories below.