You Are My Spring is a new romance mystery drama to keep your eyes on! Starring Seo Hyun-jin, Kim Dong-wook, Yoon Bak, and Nam Gyu-ri, the series follows characters who live with their seven-year-old selves in their hearts. Hotel concierge Kang Da-jeon (Seo Hyun-jin) and psychiatrist Ju Young-do (Kim Dong-wook) form a heartfelt bond when they become entangled in a local murder case. Check out some reasons why you won’t want to miss out on it here!
Hit Director & Writer
Written by scriptwriter Lee Mi-na and directed by director Jung Jee-hyun (pictured above), you can be assured that You Are My Spring will be a quality drama. Lee Mi-na is known for having written the drama series Bubblegum and she is also a lyricist. She wrote the lyrics for the Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST track “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow” and the Secret Garden OST track “You Are My Spring” among many other songs. Director Jung Jee-hyun also has an impressive track record, having worked on popular dramas like The King: Eternal Monarch and Search WWW.
Solid & Tlented Cast
Jung Jee-hyun praised the main cast, saying, “They’re great actors, so I didn’t hesitate in casting them.”
That is not an understatement, especially with rom-com queen Seo Hyun-jin having acted in dramas like Beauty Inside, Another Miss Oh, and more. Lee Mi-na shared, “I just really wanted to work with her, with all my heart.”
Kim Dong-wook is also a talented actor whose recent works include Find Me in Your Memory and The Guest, while Yoon Bak is steadily gaining recognition with dramas like Legal High and Radio Romance under his belt. Likewise, Nam Gyu-ri is known for taking on diverse characters. With such a solid cast, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Each of the characters have experienced trauma, but they’re all very different. Seo Hyun-jin explained, “Kang Da-jeong has the nickname ‘Trash Seat.’ The reason why is because people like trash always come her way.”
Meanwhile, Kim Dong-wook described his character as “a psychiatrist and very selfless. He’s someone who always tries to save people. He puts others before himself.”
Yoon Bak shared that his “straightforward” character Chae Jun “has a huge crush on Da-jeong”, while Nam Gyu-ri said, “My character is a top actress who gets betrayed by her ex-boyfriend. She’s very lonely and innocent. She is eccentric and warm, but she’s afraid to love someone.”
Introspective Healing Drama
Expanding upon some of the inspirations behind the drama, Lee Mi-na said, “Spring is associated with warmth and healing. Spring is something that comes and feels like hope.”
The scriptwriter also shared, “One day I was watching TV, and someone in their 60’s was eating in a hurry. When they were asked about why they were eating in a hurry, that person said, ‘Do you know the sadness of being the fifth child out of six?’”
Lee revealed that it sparked a curiosity that led her to question people’s memories when they were seven. She further explained, “People have memories from their childhood that have lasting effects.” The introspective look at childhood trauma and experiences will result in a healing story.
You Are My Spring is not just a romance story, as the characters soon find themselves entangled in a perplexing murder case that happened in the building they live in. If you’re concerned about the drama being similar to other romance murder stories, don’t worry. Lee Mi-na explained, “Rather than focusing on the who, it’s more about why they did it and why they got to this point.”
Kim Dong-wook commented, “I found myself having fun while reading each script I received and being curious about the next one. I think viewers will also enjoy it and we’re working hard to make it even more fun.”
Tune in for the romance and thrilling suspense in You Are My Spring, now streaming on Netflix, with new episodes every Monday and Tuesday at 10PM MYT.