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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, he 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 older brother. 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. (Source: KissAsian) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 10, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,405 users)
  • Ranked: #5001
  • Popularity: #3235
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
unterwegsimkoreanischenD
31 people found this review helpful
Apr 23, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Here it is spectacular not to be spectacular - yet touching and powerful in all simplicity

"The Spring Day of My Life" fulfills the Rom+/-Com concept in a very balanced mix. The humor is not exaggerated, but has an effective, calm charm with its sometimes true-to-life, sometimes intelligent wit. The equipment does NOT want to present the latest from the high-end in terms of fashion & beauty, and the styling is also reserved. Since the KDrama comes along more on the authentic side, the 'Melo' in 'Drama' is also moderate - it doesn't come across as intentionally pathetic, but it goes straight to the heart with all its consequences. This KDrama offers a love story that has a light-hearted side and is giving pleasure while it doesn't strain any fairytale happiness. Yet it rather chooses authentic dramaturgical paths for the development of the story. Optional use for the handkerchief included.

"The Spring Day of My Life" presents itself as a grounded love story about a single widower with two children and a young woman who, after a heart transplant, carries the heart of his deceased wife. The New Heart with Cell Memory theme is not new to KDrama Orbit. In my opinion, however, there is nothing wrong with picking up on it and telling it anew.

In short: the spectacular is nothing spectacular here, but rather the art of telling a touching love story in all simplicity, yet surprisingly vividly. The two leads marvelous performance makes it work, too. For many, they may not be so well known, but they effortlessly take the audience by the hand. This is Cho Soo-young's first lead role (as far as I know). Kam Woo-sung, on the other hand, has been on screen since the early 1990s - his series partner was still in diapers then... He's an unorthodox, pleasantly idiosyncratic figure on the hero/antihero front. His playing comes without perfected beauty, well-placed chocolate sides and enchanting smiles, but he primarily inspires with his presence, intensity and in places minimalistic efficiency. He always embodies his roles forcefully, authentically and to touch. He doesn't have to collect sympathy points, on the contrary - he likes to show his grumpy, nagging, nasty side.

Obviously the producers were quite generous with flashbacks, but other than that, I don't think there's much to complain. If you're not looking for overly superficial, yet not overly sophisticated entertainment - this KDrama offers comforting heart-ache-smile-and-sigh.

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Completed
purplenette
30 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2014
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
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 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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  • Drama: The Spring Day of My Life
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 10, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,405 users)
  • Ranked: #5001
  • Popularity: #3235
  • Watchers: 4,340

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