The Spring Day of My Life

The Spring Day of My Life (2014)

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Terminally ill young woman, Lee Bom Yi, is able to extend her life when she undergoes a heart transplant operation. She embarks on a new life, living each day to the fullest and positively, for the person who donated their heart to her. Then one day she meets Kang Dong Ha, CEO of Hanuiron and the widower of the woman whose heart she received. Since he lost his wife in an accident, read morehe has raised his two children by himself. They begin falling into a special kind of love, based on the unique subject of 'cellular memory' (medical term, a symptom where recipients remember the habits or personalities of the donors and since a body's cells store memory independently from the brain, it leads to an organ transplant's recipient to form new habits similar to the donor).
On the other hand, Kang Dong Wook is a cardiothoracic surgeon and conflict arises when his first love, a beautiful, sensible and eloquent woman, falls in love with Dong Ha, his hyung. Bae Ji Won wants the widower for herself and she’ll do her best to redirect his attentions. She’s a cold hearted and sharp-thinking team lead in the PR department of the hospital and a favorite of hospital chairman Myeong Hee.

  • Native title:

    내 생애 봄날
  • Also Known as:

    Spring Day in My Life; My Spring Day; Nae Saengae Bomnal; Springtime of My Life;

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purplenette
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Nov 2, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Normally I am not into dramas like this. I'm so glad I made an exception and watched this drama. TSDOML is a emotionally fulfilling drama that made me somehow hopeful and happy through all the crying. The story isn't anything new or exceptional, but that is what makes it so great. The simplicity of the story is the charm or it all. The writer introduces characters that everyone can relate to if read more you are a parent, child or lover. It is beautifully portrayed even though some of it is long and there are more flashbacks than are necessary. I didn't give it a perfect score, because I sometimes felt like the director should just let the viewer feel with out the flashbacks. Other than that the drama was really good.

The acting is excellent. Unexpectedly the chemistry between Kam Woo Sung as Dong Ha and Choi Soo Young as Bom Yi is palpable. The age difference between them in the drama is 18 years and in real life is 20 years. I think some people might have a problem with it. However, Bom Yi is the kind of person in whom everyone would fall in love. Bom Yi's personality is well written and portrayed. Choi Soo Young is beautiful and seamlessly kept balance between optimism and depression I have totally fallen for Kam Woo Sung. His portrayal of loving strength is perfect. I would definitely want to be in a relationship with that kind of person. I am now going to find time to watch every thing he has done. The other actors are good too, but I came to not care much about anyone other than the main leads and the children,

The music is beautiful.

I won't rewatch this, but I can see someone might want to rewatch it.

I highly recommend this drama.
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DramaAddiction
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Dec 27, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
“If there’s a chance that I’ll be reborn, I’ll make sure I”ll be healthy in my next life and I will love you much more and much longer than I did in this life. Then I’ll be the one who’ll protect you.”
Finally got around to watching dramas again. Real life is so demanding sometimes, however I’m so pleased that I chose to continue and finish this drama. I had watched a read more few episodes while it was airing but like I said real life had gotten in my way and I wasn’t able to finish it till now. If you have read my reviews before, you know that I’m a huge melodrama fan, and though this isn’t strictly a melodrama..it had all the aspects I love about melodramatic dramas. I found myself crying in almost every episodes, and I love that. I love the fact that the writing in this drama actually made me care about the characters, all of them, and worry about what would happen in the end. I must say though, that I was a little worried about watching this drama in the first place. It seems I’m always a little cautious about drama with idols in them. I had never watched any other dramas where SNSD’s Sooyoung was the main female, so I was a little hesitant to say the least, since many of the SNSD girls have kind of disappointed me in their dramas.

Cellular Memory, the thought that maybe the organs donated by people may retain the memories and feelings of those who have passed, will be passed on to those who receive the transplant is a really interesting concept. I am no stranger to this, and have seen many movies, and read up on the subject. It is an interesting theory, and it depends on who you ask when they come to believe this. A drama set somewhat around this premise was something that really drew me to it. However, the drama is more about love, life, and death, and how donating can change a person’s life since it was stated in this drama that Korea has one of the lowest percentages of donors in the world. Though the drama starts with the nation of Cellular Memory and some hints of medical, we do stray away from those theories and medical related content for most of the drama, in my opinion. This drama leans way towards the romance aspect of its genre and there isn’t anything wrong with that. Romance between large age gaps, can sometimes be a complicated thing to film, and show especially since Sooyoung is a idol, but I thought they did it justice. They didn’t nee to me physical to show the love and emotions they had for each other, and it showed how they were connected on a much deeper level than just that, and I think it worked out so well for this drama.

I thought the acting in this drama was so good. I really appreciated the cast in this drama. They gave it their all, for the level they were up to acting wise, and I never thought to myself that they seemed awkward or out of place in the drama, which can happen from time to time in many dramas (even those that are good). Kam Woo Sung did a great job as the leading male, he was charming and he played the character well. I could see why someone would fall in love with him, his rustic charms came through perfectly in his portrayal of the character and he seemed realistic, and not fake and that could come from both his acting skills and the writing. Sooyoung surprised me a lot in this drama. I didn’t know how I would feel about her, but I think she fit the role perfectly. Is her acting mind-blowing, no, but she did the role justice and that’s all I can really ask of her for right now. She hasn’t been the MAIN in a drama that many times, and I think she did a great job for the character she was portraying. It was great to see Lee Jun Hyuk again, though he is second leading male and that makes me sad. I want him to be leading male so bad, because I think he is such a great actor and deserves it. I haven’t seen him in a drama where he was, so that kind of bothers me..not saying I have seen all his work..but from what I have seen he does a really good job and this drama is no exception. Though many people may not be on board with his actions, as a character, I think he had good intentions and he does actually care for Bom Yi..maybe not in a romantic way per-say but he does care for her. I thought he put on rather great emotional scene and he made me feel for him. I thought he fit perfectly in this role and I love seeing him in dramas. I may be a little bit of a fangirl..forgive me. I would love to talk more about the cast, however this review is getting a little long, but I thought the cast was amazing. They had some really talented actors and actresses in this drama that spans many ages and I enjoyed them all!

Overall I thought this drama was great. It really hit my heartstrings hard and tried to pull me apart. The OST and cinematography in this drama was beautiful and helped elevate the great writing and acting in this drama as well. The ending however, is up for debate on what actually happens. It is an open-ending and I know many people do not like that, however I do enjoy them. It is up to you to maybe put the pieces together and figure out what really happens in the end. However the answer is not set in stone, and many people like to point in a certain direction and say yes THIS IS what happened however, unless the write comes out and says “well this is actually what happened” I think its fair to say that you may interpret it however you want, just be aware that the ending may not satisfy everyone, though I was very much okay with it. I think this drama was beautiful and it had me in tears through most of it. If you enjoy romances, which this is such a sweet one, and melodrama (which are my life) I think you would most likely enjoy this drama. It may not be an outstanding melodramatic drama, no, but it gets the job done and I cant fault it for that because it did take me on a emotional journey and I will definitely remember it for that.
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Giving heart to someone else... PLUS!! Jung Kyung Ho (Falling for Innocence) is Sooyoung's (Spring Day of My Life) boyfriend in real life and they did a drama with a similar plot. How funny is that? Lol.
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Both stories revolve around an organ transplant and have sweet developing love stories with similar sounding OSTs
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    Ineta Jul 4, 2016

    Ah, this drama actually gave me quite a lot of mixed feelings.
    At the beginning, I really loved this. The first episodes (which I both rated 9.5, btw) were made so well, I enjoyed them so much, and I was like -- wow, what if I've found another favorite drama of mine!
    But soon my ratings became lower. I'm not saying this got really bad because it didn't. It was a pretty solid drama all the way through. But somehow something just happened and I couldn't enjoy this as much as I did at the beginning. It's not like all the next episodes were bad though, there were some other really great episodes.
    I feel like the biggest problem in this drama for me was the way most of the episodes felt very slow and sometimes even too draggy. I also didn't really enjoy Kam Woosung's acting, I eventually started to feel like his voice kinda lacks emotion. And the main couple didn't really 'work' for me.
    Now onto the good stuff: Sooyoung's acting was wow!! I was so impressed by it, especially in the last few episodes. She didn't seem awkward at all, not even for a second. I also loved her character and the way she always stuck to her beliefs. The family aspect of this drama was also very sweet, I enjoyed all of the interactions between Bomi and Pooreum and Bada.
    So I would recommend this drama to people who like to watch something very calm (if I can say it like that?), emotional and who do like to watch sincere, heartfelt family dramas.

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    Kkrazy99 Jun 1, 2016 - edited

    Wooow absolutely AMAZING I LOVE IT start to end!!!!(:

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      Jaylan Feb 27, 2017

      does it has happy ending ??

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    Kkrazy99 May 24, 2016 - edited

    Where can I watch this with subs? It's not fully subbed on viki:(

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      Kkrazy99 Jun 1, 2016

      Thank you I was able to find it and completed it it was AMAZING!!

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    Shana Feb 4, 2016

    This drama remind me angel eyes

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    Bladey Aug 20, 2015 - edited

    This remains my most beloved drama of 2014. And as all my belived dramas it is severely underrated. Im just very gratefgul drasma lie this one, that touch my soul deeply, are still being made.

    I love it from start to finish. And just adore Kam Woo Sung. The relationship was just so beautiful. The story and ending were all beautiful for me. I loved he relationsgip, it was pure perfection. So very very beautiful. I adore Kam Woo Sung, hes such a respectable actor.

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    Montse Aug 18, 2015

    It made me cry the four last chapters
    I didn't like it

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    osakinana Mar 3, 2015 - edited
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      SaeedKhan Jun 26, 2015

      I assume you didnt see the end credits it clearly shows a woman sitting on the bed

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    Mikhal Dec 13, 2014 - edited

    Am I the only one who's thinking that the older brother looks way better than the younger one? I mean he 's old and everything but he's more attractive than the younger one in my opinion ;DD

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      leila Sep 5, 2015

      Then u must be blind. Lee joon hyuk is one of the hottest Koreans out there. Stupid comment

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      naccu Nov 12, 2015

      there's a think called personal opinion leila!!! :)

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    Beeshooo Dec 10, 2014 - edited
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      samsoons Dec 12, 2014
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      SaeedKhan Jun 26, 2015

      I assume you didnt see the end credits it clearly shows a woman sitting on the bed

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      samsoons Jun 27, 2015
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    ChaEunJoo Dec 5, 2014

    I love kdramas. But tbh if someone else was the lead instead of sooyoung It would have obviously bored me to death. I watched because Sooyoung is a great actress and it proved her skills well. It's just the type of melodrama is so boring.

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    BB78 Nov 30, 2014

    hmmm i very skeptical about this drama and i didnt know the main leads BUT i got surprised it was a very good drama and sooyoung is a good actress there was never a second where i didnt believe what she played , she was natural in acting good job!

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    Scorpio8 Nov 26, 2014 - edited

    This drama proves choi soo young as one of the good actress in expressing emotions as well as acting.like this drama a lot.But i don't like the sad ending of this drama.

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    my3views Nov 18, 2014 - edited

    Well worth 16 hours of watching. Woo Sung and Soo Young are tremendous- their chemistry is so complete and touches all senses 100%. out of the 3 Asian drama sites I watch my Kdramas on only Soompi had the licensing to show it, and I am so grateful. This drama has been a special treat, it has introduced me to a new face and Soo Young as Bom-Yi and reminded me of some rarely seen face of Kam Woo-Sung as Dong-Ha but non the less very talented. This drama is a sweetly unhurried melodrama but not so slow that you'd be tapping ur knee saying alright already let move along. This drama is filled with tender healing despite painful hx.and touches on a mystical aspect of love, brilliantly expressed by the 2 lead actor. The secondary characters the 2 asst to the leads added charm and lightened the mood. The age gap is a thought that is in and out of mind faster then a tweet, in great part bc of the chemistry. The 2 child actors really pulled off a top notch performance. Definite a sleeper well worth watching.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Sep 10, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 822 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1058
  • Popularity:

    #527

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