Spring Day (TV series)

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Spring Day
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Also known as Spring Days
Genre Romance, Drama
Written by Kim Kyu-wan
Directed by Kim Jong-hyuk
Starring Go Hyun-jung
Jo In-sung
Ji Jin-hee
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Moon Jung-soo
Teddy Hoon-tak Jung
Producer(s) Kim Yang
Yoon Shin-ae
Running time Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 (KST)
Production company(s) SidusHQ
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release January 8 (2005-01-08) – March 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)
Chronology
Preceded by Save the Last Dance for Me
Followed by Green Rose
Website tv.sbs.co.kr/bomnal/
Korean name
Hangul 봄날
Revised Romanization Bomnal
McCune–Reischauer Pomnal

Spring Day (Hangul봄날; RRBomnal) is a 2005 South Korean television drama series starring Go Hyun-jung, Jo In-sung, and Ji Jin-hee.[1][2][3][4][5] Loosely adapted from the 1995 Japanese drama Heaven's Coins (星の金貨, Hoshi no Kinka), it aired on SBS from January 8 to March 13, 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 20 episodes.

The series marked Go Hyun-jung's acting comeback 10 years after she retired from the entertainment industry upon marriage to a chaebol (they divorced in 2003).[6] Largely due to Go, Spring Day became the 5th most popular Korean drama of 2005 with an average viewer rating of 30 percent.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

Go Eun-ho (Ji Jin-hee), a doctor from Seoul, goes to Biyang Island to meet his father's mentor. There, he meets Seo Jung-eun (Go Hyun-jung), a silent, elusive beauty who has suffered a trauma so great that she's lost the will to speak. Fascinated and empathetic, Eun-ho helps Jung-eun find a way to overcome her past. But just when her gratitude starts to blossom into love, fate cruelly intervenes, leaving Eun-ho in a coma, caused by a car accident when driving with his long-lost mother, who died at the scene.

At the hospital, Jung-eun meets Eun-ho's stepbrother Eun-sup (Jo In-sung), who is also a doctor. Despite his best intentions, Eun-sup finds himself powerless to resist Jung-eun, and he falls for her as Eun-ho lies comatose. Later, Eun-ho does regain consciousness, but his state of mind is stuck in childhood. Little by little, he begins to regain his memory. One day as he intercepts a car, he starts to recall the past and understand that his unacknowledged pain and fear of cars resulted from his mother's death. Jung-eun, fed up with hiding the truth, tells him the shocking news that his mother died in a car accident.

Latent rivalries and misunderstandings come to a boil as the two brothers fight for Jung-eun's affection, with other opposing characters making matters worse. A bar girl and Kim Min-jung both despise Jung-eun for stealing the hearts of Eun-sup and Eun-ho, respectively. Eun-sup's mother also shows disdain for Jung-eun, since she sees Jung-eun's grandfather, her husband's mentor, as a threat to her marriage. Spiteful that Eun-ho desires to marry Jung-eun, Eun-sup's mother contemplates a plan using Min-jung to poison their relationship. Min-jung visits Jung-eun, deceitfully telling her that she is hindering Eun-ho from a successful career by furthering his studies at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which his family wants for him. Believing this, Jung-eun breaks off her engagement to Eun-ho, and leaves him.

Eun-sup one day sees the phony medical school pamphlet that Min-jung presented to Jung-eun, and tells Eun-ho about it. Min-jung admits her scheme to Eun-ho, saying it was done out of her love for him. Eun-ho confronts Jung-eun and tells her about the misunderstanding, but Jung-eun refuses to reconcile. She then confesses that her heart loves Eun-sup, not him. After Eun-sup learns that Jung-eun loves him back, they spend more time together before she goes back to Biyang Island. In the end, Eun-ho decides to forget his feelings for Jung-eun and forces himself to like Min-jung. The two brothers are reconciled. Eun-sup leaves Seoul to become a doctor at the Biyang Health Center, while living with Jung-eun on the island. The ending scene recalls the drama's opening scene as Jung-eun runs to the ferry to reunite with her love, who is now Eun-sup.

Cast[edit]

  • Go Hyun-jung as Seo Jung-eun
  • Jo In-sung as Go Eun-sup
  • Ji Jin-hee as Go Eun-ho
  • Han Go-eun as Kim Min-jung
  • Shin Choong-shik as Seo Dal-ho (Jung-eun's grandfather)
  • Jang Yong as Go Hyung-jin (Eun-sup's and Eun-ho's father)
  • Lee Hwi-hyang as Oh Hye-rim (Eun-sup's mother)
  • Park Chul-min as Lee Jin-tae
  • Lee So-yeon as Kim Kyung-ah (bar girl)
  • Lee Kyung-jin as Eun-ho's mother (piano teacher)
  • Park Jung-woo as Sung-joon
  • Lee Hee-won as young Seo Jung-eun
  • Jang Ah-young as young Seo Jung-eun
  • Jo Eun-sook as Yoon-sook (runaway mother)
  • Oh Ji-hye
  • Lee Hyun-woo
  • Jung Jong-joon as gang boss

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Sun-woo (9 November 2004). ""I Want a Second Spring Day"". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ Hwang, You-mee (15 January 2005). "TV dramas woo viewers with top actresses". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Ji Jin-hee and Cho In-sung to meet with Japanese fans". KBS Global. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  4. ^ "A drama Bomnal airs in China and Hong Kong". KoreaContent.org via Hancinema. 17 August 2005. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (3 November 2009). "10LINE: Ko Hyun-jung". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  6. ^ "Ko Hyun-jung Poised for Belated Big-Screen Debut". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  7. ^ Shin, Hae-in (21 December 2005). "'Boorish' women knocked out 'Cinderellas'". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 

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