There’s finally a reason for me to sit up and take note of the upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama My Spring Days (The Spring Days of My Life) which will take over for Fated to Love You come September. It’s sad the drama can’t parlay its punny title into an airdate during the same name season, but the subject matter isn’t as springy as the title suggests and a fall premiere might fit the subject matter better. The drama is about a woman who gets a new heart transplant and a new outlook in life. Afterwards she meets the family of the heart donor and a warm love story unfolds. In talks as the leads are Kam Woo Sung and Sooyoung of SNSD, but I’m way more interested in watching the confirmed second leads Lee Joon Hyuk and Yang Jin Sung. Since both seconds leads are bound to get their hearts broken, please drama just let them be together in the end and give me something to cheer about.
The entire cast is fine but I’ve loved Lee Joon Hyuk since he was the adorable mini-me secretary to Cha Seung Won in City Hall while Yang Jin Sung won me over big time earlier this year playing two roles in Bride of the Century. Sooyoung is one of the better actresses in SNSD and has chemistry with older male leads as shown with Lee Jong Hyuk and Lee Chun Hee in the cable drama Cyrano Dating Agency. Kam Woo Sung’s last drama was the sageuk King Geunchogo but he’s best known in dramaland for the lovely divorced couple drama Alone in Love with Son Ye Jin. She was courted for My Spring Days but wisely passed since she’s played a woman with a heart transplant before in Summer Scent with Song Seung Heon. This drama will be helmed by MBC veterans including the PD of Missing You, Can’t Lose, and Thank You while the screenwriter has Hero and some well-received drama specials under his belt.