Rating:
Average user rating 4.0
69

My Spring Days: Episode 1

What a pleasant surprise. My Spring Days premiered on MBC this week, and while it does inevitably have that comfort food vibe, it still adds enough of its own zest to become a hearty, standalone dish. With an unconventional pairing at its center and plenty of space for serious drama down the road, I was expecting a rather dreary affair—but instead, what we get is a premiere that knows how to balance (what could easily be) its more melodramatic tendencies with warmth and humor. Especially humor.

Note: This is just a one-off recap for now. Waiting to see how next week shakes out before making any promises.

SONG OF THE DAY

Girls’ Generation – “Mr.Mr.” [ Download ]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 
EPISODE 1 RECAP

“People say that you can do anything if you try hard enough,” a voiceover tells us. “But the truth is that there are some things you can’t do, no matter how hard you try.”

The words are said over a series of touching vignettes: a young son helping his blind mother find her way, a mother begging a doctor to save her son, and a young patient, LEE BOM-YI (Sooyoung), smiling when she learns that she’ll receive the heart transplant she needs.

The voiceover continues before and during the transplant surgery that in cases where there is no hope, all anyone can do is pray for a miracle. When the surgery is successful, and Bom-yi’s new heart begins to beat in her chest, we hear: “But miracles do happen. For now, let me tell you about a beautiful miracle that happened to us.”

After some time has passed, Bom-yi wakes up in her own room, filled with books about nutrition and healthy eating for a healthy life. She sighs with relief as she feels her heart beating in her chest, and looks to a map of Udo (an island off the coast of Jeju island) tacked to her wall as she thanks her invisible donor before promising that she’ll live yet another day to the fullest.

Bom-yi heads to a vegetable market auction (which gives me terrible Bachelor’s Vegetable Store flashbacks), and takes the produce to the hospital, where she works as the chief dietician for their cafeteria.

She also oversees patient nutrition, and has a sharp eye for noticing when someone’s not eating as they should be. She politely but firmly scolds a stubborn grandma for not finishing her meal, and attempts to get her to eat so she can help herself on the road to recovery.

But when the grandma complains that a healthy young woman like Bom-yi can’t understand a sickly old woman like her, Bom-yi throws down the gauntlet and unbuttons her shirt to reveal her transplant scar. Now that the grandma is listening, Bom-yi promises to get her anything she wants to eat—she only has to name it.

Since the grandma wants ox bone soup, Bom-yi wakes up her friend/coworker JOO SE-NA (Ga Deuk-hee) at dawn to get the ingredients they need. Though Se-na is not pleased when she finds out that Bom-yi plans to get the hospital’s beef from the same market, since it means she didn’t order it beforehand like she should’ve.

Her plan doesn’t end up working out when she realizes, much too belatedly, that there’s a limit on the amount of beef she can buy—so she can’t get enough for the hospital.

The man selling said beef is our hero, KANG DONG-HA (Kam Woo-sung), who takes special notice of Bom-yi… but not enough to give her even one extra package of beef. She has to get back in line if she wants more.

Looks like we can’t escape some hospital politics, since belabored secretary BAE JI-WON (Jang Shin-young) has to deal with her hospital’s no-nonsense chairwoman and the fact that their star doctor hasn’t yet showed up for an important business meeting.

That star doctor is KANG DONG-WOOK (welcome back, Lee Jun-hyuk!), currently being filmed while performing a surgery.

Bom-yi leaps at the opportunity to buy more beef once crabby ajusshi Dong-ha is no longer manning the counter, but is caught in the act by him anyway. He finally asks her why she needs so much, and she explains that it’s for her job as a hospital dietician—but he doesn’t buy it.

Instead, Dong-ha thinks she’s trying to buy their well-priced (sponsored) beef to turn around and sell it for more money, and accuses her of being a no-good scam artist. Bom-yi won’t stand for that, and demands he apologize.

Dong-ha scoffs, and tells Bom-yi she’s wasting her time looking for mannerly conduct from a butcher. He tells her to go home before he cuts her up like a side of beef, causing Bom-yi to become even more offended that he’d threaten her body, which she considers to be a gift from her parents.

She won’t let this one go, but when Dong-ha roughly turns away from her, he ends up knocking her over. He has no sympathy for the fact that Bom-yi’s beef has now been ruined, nor does he care that other customers are filming them as he threatens to break Bom-yi’s legs if she ever shows up again. I’m pretty sure he means it.

While discussing methods to get star doctor Dong-wook to renew his contract with their hospital, it’s revealed that hospital chairwoman JO MYUNG-HEE (Shim Hye-jin) is Bom-yi’s mother.

To add to the drama, Bom-yi and Dong-wook are set to be married (whether it’s an official engagement, I’m not sure), but even having Dong-wook as her son-in-law doesn’t soothe Chairwoman Jo’s worry that he’ll sign with one of the many other hospitals dying to have him.

But when her cohort recommends ousting her husband, Bom-yi’s father, from his position as director so that they can offer it to Dong-wook as an incentive to stay, Chairwoman Jo actually seems to consider it.

We meet Bom-yi’s father, LEE HYUK-SOO (Kwon Hae-hyo), while talking shop with Dong-wook. Daddy Lee knows he wasn’t invited to the big meeting because of his wife, but wants to know why Dong-wook didn’t go.

Dong-wook sighs that his interests just aren’t with Chairwoman Jo’s hospital, which Daddy Lee tsks at him for—how else is he going to earn money for that organ transplant hospital he’s always wanted to build? It’s clear the two have a friendly rapport, even if Daddy Lee is a little bit crabby that Dong-wook will be stealing his Bom-yi away by marrying her.

His crabbiness is just for show, because he loves Dong-wook like his own son now, and especially since he saw him crying the day of Bom-yi’s heart transplant five years ago. Surprisingly, Dong-wook’s tears then weren’t just for Bom-yi (who he probably didn’t know then), but because the donor was a relative of his. Uh oh. He’s Dong-ha’s brother, isn’t he?

After feeding the stubborn grandma the ox bone soup she’d wanted so badly, Bom-yi grumbles about the crabby butcher ajusshi she got in a fight with as Dong-wook treats her scrapes.

Though he tries to ease her mind about it like a good oppa, Bom-yi can’t help but feel that what Dong-ha said about her “living her life for free” is true—she should have been dead a long time ago, but because she got a new heart, she got an extra life for free.

Dong-wook gently argues that a heart isn’t free, but it’s precisely because it can’t be bought with money that Bom-yi argues it is, because that makes it priceless. And since she can’t pay for a priceless thing, that makes it free.

While Big Beef employs a legal team to pull down the now-viral video of Dong-ha knocking Bom-yi over, Dong-ha is schooled in parenting by his own daughter when he makes his younger son cry by taking away his toy.

Since they’re in the middle of the airport (having come from Seoul to Jeju Island), Dong-ha eventually just throws his son over his shoulder. They’ve got to get to Udo, which means Dong-ha doesn’t have time to indulge his son screaming that he hates him.

As fate would have it, Bom-yi has also just arrived on the island, and she also takes a ferry to Udo, the island from the map she looks at every morning.

She sees only the back of a man on the shore throwing liquor and food into the sea, and instead of looking at his suit and concluding that he’s performing a memorial service, she concludes that he’s littering and presumes to take him to task for it.

It’s Dong-ha, of course, and while he instantly recognizes her from their incident at the butcher shop, she can’t do the same because he was wearing a mask then. The second she leaves him alone, Dong-ha resumes paying his respects to the dead.

When Bom-yi spots Dong-ha’s children waiting nearby, she has no idea why tears suddenly spring to her eyes. After brushing them away, she notices that daughter KANG PU-REUN has bled through her pants, and tells the girl so she can go home and change.

Bom-yi wraps her sweater around Pu-reun’s waist for modesty, while her brother, KANG BA-DA, asks Bom-yi why she was crying earlier. She’d rather switch the subject, and finds it cute that their names mean “Blue sea” when put together. (Pureun translates to “blue” while bada translates to “sea.”)

Little Ba-da doesn’t think it’s so cute, since their grandmother’s told them that the “blue sea” is responsible for their mother’s death. When Bom-yi comforts him though, Ba-da asks his older sister if that’s what their mother used to do.

Dong-ha sees the three of them just as Bom-yi wraps Pu-reun’s shirt around her waist so she can go home comfortably. She even gives the girl her business card so she can call her any time, which is when Dong-ha intervenes.

“Don’t you recognize me?” he asks, but Bom-yi doesn’t. His tone is accusatory as he asks his daughter why she was acting so close to a stranger, which soon turns into a bicker-a-thon between him, Pu-reun, and Bom-yi.

He finally backs down the way all dads do when daughters talk menstrual cycles, which is pretty funny. Bom-yi leans in the same way his daughter did to whisper in Dong-ha’s ear that he better take good care of his children, since she knows they don’t have a mother. I’m sure your intentions are good Bom-yi, but maaaybe leave the parenting to the parent who’s twice your age.

Apparently, the reason Big Beef is now involved in the butcher shop kerfuffle is because Bom-yi filed a complaint afterward, leading to a meeting between their people and her people, represented by secretary Ji-won. After curtly assuring them that Bom-yi isn’t after settlement money, Ji-won considers the matter closed.

Daddy Lee is proud of his headstrong daughter when Ji-won brings the news to them, but Chairwoman Jo doesn’t find it quite so amusing. Regardless, she asks Ji-won to gather every bit of information possible on her future son-in-law.

Dong-wook finds out through Daddy Lee that the online butcher shop scandal brewing because of Bom-yi is partially his fault, since he wrote her a doctor’s note that got her out of work for a day.

Neither of them know where Bom-yi went off to, and Daddy Lee jokes that she must have another man. But when Dong-wook wonders whether Bom-yi knows where her heart came from, Daddy Lee claims she doesn’t know who the donor is—but because the heart was delivered via helicopter, Bom-yi would have a rough idea of where it came from.

Daddy Lee guesses she went to Udo (judging from the map in her bedroom), and since today is the anniversary of her donor’s death, they figure that’s why she went.

It is, since Bom-yi has brought memorial food to the sea shore for the donor she’s never met. “Thank you,” she says, with tears in her eyes. “I’m sorry… I should’ve come here earlier.” It’s sad how she tries to be cheerful despite herself, as if she’s afraid of making the spirit of her donor upset on her account.

“Can I ask… how should I live? Can you tell me?” Bom-yi asks. “You know, there were places you wanted to go, things you wanted to do, and even people you wanted to meet… right? I don’t know how, but if you just tell me, I’ll do anything. I know it won’t make a difference, and I know it’s for my own sake, but… this is the only thing I can do for you.”

The touching music accompanying her monologue is cut comically short when Dong-ha suddenly interrupts from nearby to ask what she’s doing there—is she planning to throw herself into the sea?

Bom-yi gives him a long-winded explanation as to why she’d never opt to die young when she has to live each day to the fullest for a very very long time, and I love how Dong-ha is all, Well, then get down from there.

But then he has to clarify that he’s not the one worried about her being perched precariously on a rock, it’s his neighbors.

Cut to: A bunch of the islanders standing on the shore, watching her curiously. Hah. Out of pride, Bom-yi refuses Dong-ha’s help, but no sooner does he turn around that she slips and falls into the ocean.

She passes out fairly quickly and starts to sink, while Dong-ha runs and dives in after her. But a phantom pair of hands reach up from the depths to push Bom-yi up by her feet, jarring her back to consciousness moments before Dong-ha is able to grab her and pull her to the surface.

Under the water, we see the woman who pushed Bom-yi to safety smile sadly and wave goodbye. Is this the spirit of her donor?

Dong-ha administers CPR to Bom-yi, but the name he cries is his late wife’s as he desperately tries to get her to wake up. One of his neighbors brings him back to reality, and Dong-ha reverts to calling Bom-yi “agasshi” as he continues to administer CPR until she spits out water.

No sooner does Bom-yi open her eyes that she says, “There’s someone in there! I saw someone in the water!” Assuming she’s lost her mind, Dong-ha hurriedly carries her on his back to the nearest clinic, where he has to keep pushing her back down to the cot every time she gets up to insist she’s fine.

The physical comedy that ensues with the doctor, Dong-ha, and Bom-yi is pretty funny, especially when the neighbor who accompanied them chastises her for yelling at Dong-ha when he saved her life… only for her to bluntly reply, “I almost died because of him!”

She claims that it’s his fault she was in a hurry, and when she threatens to sue him, Dong-ha fires back that she sure likes to use that word a lot. When she doesn’t understand him, Dong-ha seems genuinely confused as he asks her if she has a legitimate problem with recognizing faces.

Bom-yi is offended because she totally recognizes him… as the man she met throwing garbage into the sea. Hahaha, and that’s the final straw for Dong-ha, who decides that it’s time to leave the crazy girl alone.

After he has to point out that she’s wearing the bag she thinks she’s lost, Bom-yi looks down and notices that Dong-ha’s foot is bleeding—he’d lost his shoes while piggybacking her earlier. At least she finally thanks him, however reluctantly.

Of course, it’s out of the kindness of his heart that Dong-ha invites her to his house to take a shower (since he saw her wringing the water out of her shirt), but it comes out like an invitation to shower together.

Bom-yi scoffs and storms out, leaving Dong-ha to repeat his question to himself to figure out where he went wrong. Hah. But when she happens by a picture of Dong-wook on the clinic wall, she can’t actually call him since her phone got dunked with her.

When Pu-reun asks her father what happened to “that unni,” clearly worried about her, he tells her that Bom-yi is going to take the last ferry out. Pu-reun says there are no more ferries for the day, which Dong-ha definitely hears, but doesn’t immediately respond to.

Instead, he and his children sing together the whole truck ride home, all smiles and laughter.

Bom-yi finds out the hard way that she won’t be taking a ferry today, and gets into the first bus she sees outside, figuring it’ll take her somewhere.

In what must be some sort of dream sequence, the bus driver is revealed to be Dong-ha, and Bom-yi is the only passenger. It starts to feel less and less like a dream when she asks him why he didn’t tell her about the ferry thing sooner, enough to make me think it IS real. Huh?

She asks that Dong-ha drop her off “downtown,” which, on a small island like Udo, is the middle of nowhere. Bom-yi wanders the country roads until she hails down a passing truck—also driven by Dong-ha.

Bom-yi blinks, then asks herself if he has a twin or if everyone on this island just looks similar. I still don’t know if she’s just imagining everyone in town as Dong-ha, or if Dong-ha is using all these random methods to help her without looking like he cares.

Dong-ha drops her off when she asks to be taken to an inn, but she’s surprised to see the neighbor who accompanied them to the clinic… and especially surprised to see Dong-ha’s two children, who inform her that this isn’t an inn. It’s their house.

Bom-yi realizes what Dong-ha pulled belatedly, and he brushes his act of kindness off by saying it would’ve been much easier if she’d just accepted his offer earlier. Wait… so he went through all that trouble to help her? (And the Best Ajusshi Ever award goes to…)

While Pu-reun takes her clothes out to dry, Bom-yi wears a dress that once belonged to their mother—it was the only article of her clothing Dong-ha didn’t throw away.

Meanwhile, Dong-wook tries to call Bom-yi with no response. After pulling out a picture with him, his brother Dong-ha, and his brother’s late wife, he thinks back to Daddy Lee’s question about how exactly the donor was related to him.

And when Dong-wook deflects the question by asking if Daddy Lee really thinks he came to this hospital just to stay close to the heart… well, that pretty much says everything, doesn’t it?

Dong-wook cites a theory called “cellular memory” that posits the idea that memories aren’t just stored in brain tissue, applicable only to transplant patients who may take on new behaviors because of the organ they received.

Buuut, he claims that while Bom-yi’s transplant was a happy surprise for him, it’s not the sole reason he fell for her. Daddy Lee is the one to tell him that he should keep the details a secret from his family, since Bom-yi will be seeing a lot of them once they’re married.

Back on Udo, Dong-ha is in for an unwelcome surprise when he sees Bom-yi outside in his wife’s favorite dress. He’s instantly flooded with memories of his wife, and sees Bom-yi as her…

…But when Bom-yi catches him staring and doesn’t know why, she just stares right back.

 
COMMENTS

It’s really nice to go into a show with zero expectations and come out with a result like this. As I like to do when recapping, I stayed away from any promotional materials and read only the bare bones of what I had to know before diving right in.

Even with blinders on, it was hard for me to imagine something mind-blowing coming out of a one-line premise that included a man falling for a girl who received his wife’s heart in a transplant operation. And yes, this episode was very on-the-nose about the connection between Bom-yi, her heart, and pretty much everyone else in the cast.

But there’s something to be said for the way My Spring Days managed to get that point across without being obnoxious about it, and I think that something boils down to good old fashioned sincerity. The show just feels earnest, which is a pretty intangible quality but a quality nonetheless—and that goes miles toward making a conventionally unconventional story like this into something that not only just works on a fundamental level despite all its impossible coincidences, but also manages to be charming in its own right.

I was a little daunted by the fact that I’d never seen lead actor Kam Woo-sung in anything, ever, but I love the natural charisma and lived-in feeling he’s bringing to Dong-ha. While I’d initially written him off as a crabby ajusshi whose emotionally-scarred heart could only be melted by Bom-yi (or so it always goes), I actually really came to like him as a character. Maybe it’s because he defies normal heroic conventions by not just being an everyman, but a working-class widower with two children and a surprisingly high tolerance for female shenanigans.

Which brings us to Bom-yi, who’s clearly got her heart (unintentional!) in the right place, even if she can be a tad bit impulsive and quick to judge. I do like that she isn’t perfect, because when she first woke up and thanked her heart donor for giving her another day to live life to the fullest, I was worried that she’d be way on the opposite end of the heroine spectrum—you know, the kind who derive all their nutrients from drinking flower nectar and working every part-time job ever.

So the fact that Bom-yi has some people skills to work on, as plainly noted by Dong-ha, makes her that much more likable and relatable. She’s fun, whether she’s being worldly beyond her years or especially dim, so I’m interested to see where her story leads with Dong-ha and his apparent brother. Because this is probably the only drama where it would be actively weird for the heroine’s fiancé to be much more concerned with what’s on the inside rather than what’s on the outside.

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , , ,

69

Required fields are marked *

cool. I might start watching too! running out of show after Joseon Gunman and Marriage Not Dating...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This was a show i was rooting for especially because of the whole aejoshi or noona romance thing and also because I liked the leads.
I just saw the first episode and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. It has a cool, kind of old-wordly charm that I enjoyed.

Thanks for the recap Heads. Hope it keeps getting recapped

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you HN2! If its an easy, breezy watch I might give it a go! It does sound lovely though ~

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Despite the pitch, I checked out the first 2 episodes of this drama for Kam Woo-sung who's a solid actor & oozes charisma in everything he's in be it on small or big screen... All the cliches we can think of are there, and obviously there are plenty more to come but as Heads#2 pointed out it's really full of charm & fun...
Hope they keep up with the pace & the tone. It might turn out to be a drama worth a recapper's time...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

+1
Although I am liking the show a lot more than I thought I would, it was a bit too heavy on many of the usual clichés, including even the "gold-hearted lady makes granny special food" one.

On the plus side, this is one of the very few dramas where I actually like the kids (far too many are portrayed as nothing more than props so we can all see the crying face close-ups, which all look fake).

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was really surprised with the comedy added to the series. I thought it will be like all of those melos that are serious tearjerkers. I'm rooting for this drama actually and I'm surprised by Sooyoung's acting.

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Many of the lines were actually funny, and so far it has not resorted much to that awful slapstick "humor" with a bunch of idiots sitting around slapping heads.

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, it really is great that a drama can be funny without being asinine or obnoxious or simply hair-brained. And, as someone pointed out, the kids are great, too. Above all, I like the heroine. She is so normal. She tries so hard to do what is right. And the actress is so personable.

Gosh, the drama has so many clichés, but yet, it manages to keep them all fresh and arrives with its brain intact.

This is a drama that telegraphs every move it makes. But it says what it means and it means what it says. If you need a temporary shelter from all those Kdramas that are overwrought with contrivances, this might be it.

So when will Josh Duhamel make his appearance?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

"So when will Josh Duhamel make his appearance?"

????

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

It is an "All My Children" soap reference, I think.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_du_Pres

0

I was taken aback how much I liked the characters both by the acting and the warmth and subtle richness of the direction.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I watched the first ep and liked it.

But I'm not going to continue it due to the issue I have with the basic plot. When she got tears in her eyes automatically after seeing the kids, it was enough for me to decide as I like feelings to develop organically and I think the drama will keep on giving the signs to the leads that they have this special connection (well, because that's what it's about, right?) and hence, it's good to say goodbye when I know I'm not going to be happy later.

But I loved the two leads here! And yes, the actor who plays Sooyoung's father and his relation with her fiancé.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

not interested in watching this too...

no problem if the drama portrayed the female lead as 'motherly' despite hey young age. but no, the female lead is implied to now be the kids real mother simply because her heart is from the kids actual mother. *rolls eyes*

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm a SONE so it's a must for me to watch this drama.. I don't have any expectation since i don't know who the lead male is, but i fell in love with him since episode 1..

I already watch the first two episodes and love everything about thks drama.. Looking forward for the next episode...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Another drama with an SNSD member falling in love with a much older widower with kids. Hah!

I enjoyed the first 2 episodes of "Spring Days". But then again, I'm a sucker for this kind of stories.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Always nice to check in on sooyoung's progress with her acting career. I always thought she had potential. Also, seeing lee jun hyuk post army (still see him as city hunter's prosecutor) is an added bonus.

This is my first Kam Woo Sung project and although he hadn't grabbed me in the first episode I warmed up to him in the second. He's got the irritable ahjussi vibes pat down. Quite befitting of his character. There's this tic he does throughout episode 2 where he picks stuff out between his toes with his fingers (yuck) but it's all part of being in character.
King and the Clown and Alone In Love are still on my to-watch list.

Episode 1 was okay for me even with the dialed down expectations due to the premise, while episode 2 was enough to keep me watching.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ga Deuk-hee is back playing the hero girl's best friend! The third lead role is in excellent hands!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for recapping this! Really loving both episodes so far. I'm definitely in for the long haul if the melo is executed humanely.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I loved the first two episodes! They were warm and inviting. I can't wait to watch this story unfold and each character develop. Charming, charming, charming!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you for the recap.

I didn't read anything about this drama after reading the plot. I thought oh dear, that's melodramatic. However interesting plot development. I might check episode 1 out. Sometimes it's not the plot but the delivery. It looks as if it has a heart and a direction. I am not in favour of the main lead pairing as well. He looks so much older but let's see them sell it then.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

That is kind of where this drama is at. The plot is not particularly new, but the actors seem to be doing a really good job with it so far.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was also very pleasantly surprised by the first 2 episodes of this series. It just had that right vibe n am loving the main characters.

I've watched the 2nd episode like 4 times already!

It looks like we are going to have cute bromance with this Dong-ha n his friend like what we had with the other Dong-ha n Spinach on Witch's Romance.

This is my first time seeing Kam woo Sung n frankly don't feel much of that 20 year gap between him n Sooyoung who is actually funny/feisty in this series.

Looking forward to this week now that the plot is nicely set up. BTW - love the kids-father interaction!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Gosh', I am so happy to see a My Spring Days's article, haha.
For real, thanks for the recap. I really wanted to read your opinion on this drama and so, I hope you will continue to watch and recap it :)

I have followed the drama since I first read about it. Well, to be more precise, since Sooyoung was cast lol.
But yeah', even though I knew what was going to happen in those two episodes, I wasn't disappointed nor bored at all. Instead, I was craving for more and more and this is how I know that I am really loving a drama.
The storyline may be full of clichés but it is done so well and with such a heartwarming feeling that it feels just so refreshing.
The directing is really good too. I freakin' loved the opening scene of episode 1. For real, it was wonderful. You don't know anything about the characters nor the plot but it's just so touching ... (gotta watch it again hehe)
And of course, the acting. The PDs didn't lie when they said they chose actors who have proven their acting skills. All of them are good and so, I am a really proud Sooyoungster :P

I am rooting for the two brothers so I am TeamBomYi, haha. She has great chemistry with the two so it's so damn hard. Despite his age, Dong Ha has that sexy rough vibe whereas Dong Wook is well ... super hot :P

Gah, I hope you are going to do episode 2 because it's really really good.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I don't want to like it, I don't want to like it!
This and Iron Man premiering at the same slot I felt a sence of relief that there'll be less dramas to look forward too...
But this sounds like a good watch. Kam Woo-sung. And. Lee jun-hyuk!

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I lasted 35 minutes with Iron Man, but still watching this one :D

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I watched both the 1st episodes of Irom Man n My spring Days. At the end of Iron Man I was scratching my head but at the end of Spring Days - i had the good family feeling. No brainer as to which one to spend my hour onon Wed/Thur.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Boy, I agree with you HeadsNo2. I had no expectations when I started it, thought what the heck I'll watch the 1st two episodes, then probably move on. I was pleasantly surprised.

I hope they keep it up. Have been too many series where the start is promising only to then break down into predictable dreck. I thought the 1st two episodes of Angel Eyes was some of the best television I'd seen...ever. Then, oy vey, what drivvel. It hurt to watch.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I forgot. I thought I hadn't seen Kam Woo-sung before and was also impressed. But it turns out I had. He's the lead in the movie "Big Bang". It's a fun ride.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The "cellular theory" was explored in an episode of OBGYN Doctors, where a woman who received a heart transplant was strongly attracted to (and adopted) the newborn baby of the woman donor. Thought it was interesting. Might give this one a brief try. Thanks for the recap.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Same idea as in the movie "Return to Me" with Minnie Driver as the heart transplant recipient and David Duchovny as the widower. No kids involved, and different vibe, but similar concept of being drawn to one another, etc.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Watched the first 2 episodes this weekend and really loved them! Hope you continue to recap :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Literally just finished watching the second episode so it's funny to see your recap here ^^ I surprisingly really enjoyed the first couple of episodes. I'm sart

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oops. I meant to say that I'm finally starting to realize that synopses are never good indicators on what dramas are actually about. I mean, the plot sounded totally melodramatic (not usually my thing unless it's really good) but I was pleased to see that it was a light-hearted and easy watch ^^ Hope it continues this way!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The show so far is good, but I just can't get over the age gap. I'm rooting for Dong-Wook all the way partly because I like the actor even though I know he's not going to get the girl. The whole situation is pretty cliched so I really hope the show makes some unexpected plot twists to keep it from becoming Summer Scent. Maybe have Bom-Yi end up with someone else *wink wink nudge nudge*.

I wish this show isn't airing on the exact same time as My Lovable Girl will because the views will be split. And I love Sooyoung and Krystal so I won't know which show to support. Why must the SM idols be pitted against each other yet again?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I enjoy this show, so far...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Good first episode. It has a really calming feel to it (maybe because of the background music). I don't know why, but it immediately reminded me of "Thank You". Same camerawork maybe... I am liking Sooyoung's acting. It's not perfectly natural yet but it's getting there.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I read on twitter that they have same PD

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I watched the first two episodes. I enjoyed both of them.

Nothing over the top about it..It is fairly simple and feels like a very typical Kdrama. However, it does not bore you even once. There is really good deadpan humor too which was fun.

I wax extremely, pleasantly surprised...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nice to see Sooyoung and Lee Jun-Hyuk on screen again.

The first 2 episodes of My Spring Days [aka The Spring Day of My Life/Springtime of My Life] were all right. Yes it was chock full of (and certainly didn't shy away from) several standard clichés: negative 1st impression, just missed each other encounters at the airport, chance meeting on an island/getaway trip, stranded in need of overnight lodging accommodations, and small world connections (or six degrees of separation), etc.

Inherited memory in organ transplant recipients is an intriguing subject matter to write about and base a drama around. I wish the writer Park Ji-Sook would have had the courage to explore the cellular memory concept/theory with the Kang Family (Dong-Ha, Poo-Reum, and Ba-Da) without having to resort to casting aside and eventually breaking up the committed relationship of Lee Bom-Yi and Kang Dong-Wook. Too bad they are doomed as a couple and aren't the OTP.

I really liked Sooyoung as Lee Bom-Yi.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Huh, I wasn't particularly looking forward to this, but I need some new shows, and sounds like it could fill a spot. Where can I watch it?

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

There are a lot of sites out there like gooddrama but people complain they have too many popping around haha so you may prefer dramacool. They have HD quality for the episodes so it might be more enjoyable :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

You can also watch it on:

http://www.kdrama.com

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

the beginning of the drama was good, i like the directing a lot, though i think the interaction between the two leads was a bit too much, but interesting.
the thing is i do not buy the idea of living for the other person after heart transplant, i hope Bom-yi can live her own life in the end. and it is very unpleasant and sad to break up Bom-yi and Dong-wook after their five years relationship...i am really happy to see Lee Jun Hyuk back to the screen!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I really enjoyed the first week it has an old school feel but in a lot of ways such as giving our heroine a personality it has new school sensibilities.

I foresee a lot of pain though for everyone especially little brother as I'm fairly certain he's going to get his heart broken by big brother twice. I just hope whomever she chooses the choice is hers and not her transplanted hearts.

It seems since 2002 Kam Woo-sung has taken a 4 year break between dramas, which hey is this turns out to be even half as awesome as Alone in Love I'm all for him keeping that pattern up.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i have to admit that SooYoung is the best actress among SNSD members.. no offense, the others are good, but she's just more than just good, she's totally killing it! good job sooyoung!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

i agree watching this drama w/c is one of the best this yr at least for me & some viewers, SY is the best of the SNSD group! she's a star! i like their chem - Kam woo sung may be in his 40s but he's still hot!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

SooYoung is really good, but why do they have to make her fiancee also the brother of the guy she will fall in love with.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I didn't have great expectations about this drama too. But I'm enjoying it.
Nice to have Lee Jun Hyuk back, but too bad Lee Jun Hyuk doesn't have much to do so far in this drama.
Cellular memory is an interesting plot, but contact with the dead wife saving Bom while she was drowning is kind of creepy. The dead wife showing up in the husband's imagination? is making me creep out. I hope she doesn't keep reappearing throughout this drama....

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks to you, I watched this drama. I finished watching episode 2. It's good. Seriously. I think I'm going to root for this one. Everyone even the child actors are good in acting. The directing and cinematography are very good too.. Looking forward for this wednesday!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Am with u f.k. carlos in watching this drama... Really following this drama now. Yeah bb! ♥

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

GUYS I really, really liked 'My Spring Days'
Watched it until Ep. 2 and it's good!
I mean, I watch every current drama under the sun and this caught my attention, primarily because of the SURPRISING chemistry of KWS and Sooyoung!!!

MORE EPS PLSSSSS
DYING HERE

Thanks HEADS!!!
Aboard here guysssssss

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I am rooting for this drama. This is one of my favorite drama that Sooyoung has ever been. Even the second lead actors and actresses are good to. I am really glad the lead actors in this drama are comfortable, no awkward moment is shown. The background music when BY drowned and was saved by DH was also touching,,,and i kept on replaying that part. This drama is good for the whole family to watch

I'm looking forward to the next episode. Thanks for the positive recap and comments!!,

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I like this drama. I laugh when I realize that Boom Yi's mother is the Iron Butterfly on Endless Love. wew she work together with Jung Kyung Hoo and also his lover.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This drama is not for vegetarians (and I am the one).

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hey, I'm one too! I love this drama though ;)

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I don't like the drama, because kindness to one group of beings (people in the hospital) at the expense of lives of others (slaughtered animals) is called ignorance (hypocrisy) in my book. So, I can't really see the heroine as a consistent character.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Only want to watch this for Lee Jun Hyuk :>

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Loving this drama so far and the cast is great! :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I have to admit that I like this show a lot more than blade man so far. The pluses -- acting, chemistry, the mood of the show gives it sort of a throwback air to it. I don't mind that the wife's ghost/spirit whatever helped save Bom Yi -- to me it's a metaphor of his wife either wanting her husband to be happy, or that she's saving the person her heart went to. Now the minuses, there are way too many coincidences in this drama, the writers will end up painting themselves into a corner with their love triangle. You can just see the future pain and suffering for dr. kang. The other thing that puzzles me is that they are trying to restart her heart at the hospital -- doesn't that mean that the heart is bad? I suppose they had to hook it up to something. But most heart transplant donors tend to be brain dead instead of heart dead. Oh well, I'll ignore that part and just admire Bom Yi's pretty face.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

From wiki:A typical heart transplantation begins when a suitable donor heart is identified. The heart comes from a recently deceased or brain dead donor, also called a beating heart cadaver

but what i puzzle is can hospital in jeju island be capable to do the operation? i don't think there are many hospitals capable to do the heart transplant operation in the world even though.

do not like the suffering for dr. dong wook, why make him suffer two times on the same girl (heart), and dong wook and bom yi are happy now, why break them up? all of these are just because they want to have a triangle love conflict for the sake of the main leads couple...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

They mentioned a helicopter.
That means:
1. They flew the heart to Seoul to operate.
or
2. They flew Bom-yi to JeJu.

I am guessing the heart went to Seoul.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This drama is good. I mean really good. I have been in a slump for months now, and I have watched 1 or 2 episode of about everything and nothing really got me. It's like I have seen it all before. And this gem came my way last night, and I am in love.

That lead actor, is older but there is a charm and charisma about him that is undeniable. I have never seen in anything before, but I wanted to see his whole library.

Give this drama a try. I have only seen 2 episode but that I was begging for more.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Completely agree! I just saw episode 3, the chemistry is undeniable.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It was a great drama i like it so much it seems that sooyeong can do some acting
it's better than Iron Man !!
Deabaaak !

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks, heads. I was more than pleasantly surprised at this show. The first ep flew by.

I have finished the 4 de suite and actually downloaded so I wasn't interrupted by watching in segment on streaming sites.

Can't say enough about all the leads, but it is the teenage Hyun Seung Min as Kang Poo Reun that grabbed my attention and didn't let go. Her POV in all this has been fantastically handled. If at the end of all this she is happy, then I will be happy.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

love this drama, is so warm and cozy.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hate huge age gaps especially when it's an older man

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Resisted watching this but then I watched the first episode and I am hooked! Shamelessly watched all 8 eps in one day. I can't wait for the next episodes this week.
The pairing is brilliant! This is my first time seeing these actors and they are both really good!
Give it a try- it will warm your heart and open it just a tiny little bit to allow a bit of love to come in. And maybe, just maybe, open up the flood gates of tears.. That's what happened to me.. Always good to have a good cry every now and then.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *