A good romance, and I mean the serious and contemplative kind, remains elusively hard to effectively craft. You need both leads who generate onscreen chemistry and a story line that grounds the romance into something the viewers connect with and will root for. I’m wary for upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama Spring Night because female lead Han Ji Min plays an librarian who has a long time seemingly perfect boyfriend when the drama starts but then falls for single dad pharmacist played by Jung Hae In. Even if her current boyfriend turns out to be a douchebag I hope she breaks up with him first before exploring the budding attraction with Jung Hae In’s character. The teaser shows the two leads being very cautious and respectful in getting to know each other, like all PD Ahn Pan Seok dramas this promises to be a slow burn.
Preview for One Spring Night:
I also wary because of the writer but i love han ji min and PD ahn pan seok so i will watch this no matter what lol. I just hope the writer improves. Being in a relationship and finding someone new, a bit of a gray area when it comes to if it is cheating or not. I hope they will write this clearly with no cheating in mind. Still, excited for han ji min’s comeback to melodrama and i trust her judgment of picking this drama.
I don’t expect much, as long as it’s not Romcom, and it’s not added too much with intimate full fun service but filled with dialogue about people exchanging perspectives, I definitely watch it
I’ve been a fan of PD Ahn’s dramas, but his last one proved no amount of actor’s chemistry or artful directing can overcome a crappy script, and an unusually awful OST, so I’m hopeful but wary.