Korean drama 'One Spring Night' is perhaps the most realistic romantic series you will ever watch on Netflix
Characters on 'One Spring Night' are written differently and are dealt with in an organic way – they are grounded and in touch with its emotions, something that is rare to find in romantic dramas these days.
It isn't often that a romantic drama steers away from the tropes that make the genre redundant. And this rare feat is captured in the Korean romantic drama 'One Spring Night'. A story about two people who meet at a time when their lives are uneventful, 'One Spring Night' first premiered on the Korean channel MBC on May 22, 2019.
'One Spring Night' is a story of two people whose uneventful lives are shaken up by unexpected love, leading them to seek what their hearts truly desire, instead of being fixated on faith.
Lee Jung-in (played by Han Ji-min) who is well known for her leading roles in 'Yi San', 'Familiar Wife' and 'The Light in Your Eyes', is a librarian who knows how to appreciate the small things in life. Jung Hae-in, who is perhaps best known for his work in 'Something in the Rain', plays Yu Ji-ho, a well-mannered pharmacist who tends not to hesitate when it comes to love.
Jung-In decides to prioritize herself, her life and her happiness. She is in a long-time relationship with her boyfriend Kwon Ki-Seok (played by Kim Joon-Han), who not only comes from a wealthy family but also has a steady job as the department head at a bank. He also happens to be handsome and smart.
Their life is at a point where they start discussing marriage and they soon begin to see their relationship in a completely new light. Things are seemingly going just fine till Jung-In meets Ji-Ho who is a pharmacist and a single father – and they fall in love.
Directed by Ahn Pan Suk, who is known for his realistic storytelling of love and emotions in television dramas such as 'Behind the White Tower' and 'Secret Affair', 'One Spring Night' is a series written on a clean slate. Characters on the show are written differently and are dealt with in an organic way – they are grounded and in touch with its emotions, something that is rare to find in romantic dramas these days.
For 'One Spring Night', Ahn has collaborated with writer Kim Eun once again, with whom he worked together for the mega-hit drama 'Something in the Rain'.
In Asia and most English-speaking territories, 'One Spring Night' launched two episodes weekly since May 22, 2019 – an hour after its television broadcast in Korea. However, in the US, Mexico, Norway and Japan, all episodes will be released on July 12, 2019, while the rest of the world will see two episodes weekly from June 1.
More than a love story, 'One Spring Night' is a story about love, faith and belief. It is about putting yourself out there regardless of the hurdles because what you're seeking, is seeking you.
You can watch the trailer for the series here: