2:22 pm - 06/29/2019

One Spring Night Episodes 21-22 & 23-24 Discussion + Overall Season Thus Far


Synopsis: Lee Jung-In (Han Ji-Min) decides to prioritize happiness in her life. She works as a librarian. Her longtime boyfriend is Kwon Ki-Seok (Kim Joon-Han). He has impressive credentials like a good job as a department head at a bank, wealthy family, handsome and smart. Lee Jung-In meets Yoo Ji-Ho (Jung Hae-In). He is a pharmacist and a single dad. They fall in love.

Main Cast: Han Ji-min, Jung Hae-in, & Kim Jun-han.
Director: Ahn Pan-seok
Writer: Kim Eun
Network: MBC
Episodes: 32
Release Date: May 22 - July 11, 2019
Runtime: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 20:55 KST

Watch Here: Netflix (On July 12: US, Mexico, Canada & other territories will receive the drama) I OnDemandNice
Sources: Asian Viki I Mydramalist I Gif

So about last night...
modestgoddess79 29th-Jun-2019 07:02 pm (UTC)
Where are people watching this?
apathycollusion 29th-Jun-2019 07:06 pm (UTC)
Check out the OnDemandNice link! Or ahem other ways (Not sure if we can post the site name?).
modestgoddess79 29th-Jun-2019 07:34 pm (UTC)
Looks like Netflix will have it July 12
apathycollusion 29th-Jun-2019 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yep! Also I'm glad its doing well in the ratings b/c these type of slow burn mature storylines are more needed!
thebloomroom 29th-Jun-2019 08:46 pm (UTC)
UGH WHY ISNT IT ON NETFLIX YET im so annoyed!! I thought it would be airing live like romance is a bonus book
apathycollusion 29th-Jun-2019 08:48 pm (UTC)
LOL. The show is available ahem elsewhere, that's what I'm doing before the series ends.

So far, thumbs up. P.S did you see the recent episode? (Network tv is trying to catch up with cable with the mature storylines)
citzera 30th-Jun-2019 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm starting to become really tired of ex-boyfriend, but even more of Jung In's father who appears to have nothing good in him at all. It's not cheating when one part refuses to recognise that they've split up even been told over and over again.

I really enjoy watching this every week, but I think they need to wrap up the fight about Jung In soon. The side plots are big enough to need more screen time but as of now it doesn't feel it's given much attention. We also need more Eun U.

I still consider the scene where Jung In shows Ji Ho her dinosaur sticker the best scene in the series. It was such a nice moment for them, and so meaningful for Ji Ho ;;
apathycollusion 30th-Jun-2019 12:13 am (UTC)
The ex-bf needs to stay out!! He can't take no for an answer :/

I loved that the mother stood out up to her husband, she's fiercely protective of her children which is great.

They've 4 full length episodes to go, so I hope they end on a high note. Its not how a drama begins to me, its how it ends/sticks the landing which is ultimately going to decide the drama.

Lets hope they don't introduce Ji Ho's ex-wife or something in the last parts. More couple time pls!

Very cute, and I love that the show is showing a part that would be female given to a male (the single father). #Happyendingpls4thecouple
mallmouse 30th-Jun-2019 10:32 am (UTC)
Isn't this available worldwide on Netflix?? That's where I watch it.
My thoughts on this show:

-The writers did a bad job with the bf. In the beginning you couldn't help but feel really sorry for him, so later they started trying to mess him up by showing us things they never even hinted before. Even to the ridiculous point of getting JH to say that he hated how he'd underestimate him etc, when the bf hadn't done that in front of him. Anyway.

-So many actor overlap with Something in the rain, come on, it's like those actors were on special offer or something.

-I really appreciate the director, esp. in how he builds up the UST. However, all his love making scenes are done in the exact same way, and it is getting very predictable (or maybe all kdrama sex scenes are like that?)

-I'm certain that the mother will appear soon...

I'm addicted to this show omg I don't want it to end
apathycollusion 30th-Jun-2019 05:53 pm (UTC)
"Lanch two episodes weekly in Asia and most English-speaking territories from May 22, one hour after its television broadcast in Korea."

" In the U.S., Mexico, Norway and Japan, all episodes will be released on July 12, while in the rest of the world, two episodes will be on the service weekly from June 1."

I felt like it was interesting dynamic to see how the writer slowly pulled that on us, he seems manipulative af which feels realistic. I think it was probably how he felt like the bf undermined him b/c he was a single father, and I did love that Ji Ho stood up to him.

I assume thats a good thing lol? I thought the sex scene was tastefully done.

Ugh I heard SITR (Need to watch that!) had that issue :/ Lets hope it doesn't occur b/c that would dampen the show.
mallmouse 30th-Jun-2019 06:39 pm (UTC)
I just came back from abroad, and at the Zurich airport episodes 9-10 weren't even available, even though I had downloaded them! Then went to the Netherlands, and they appeared again...

Anyway, I wonder if the writers changed how they presented the bf because of the audience's reaction. It's not a complete production, right?

Of course it's a great thing how JH stood up and stuff, but, again, there was never an issue with the bf not treating him right. And don't forget that the guy's going through a really hard time rn. Four years, and all that cognitive dissonance, not easy to get over.

As for the sex, not saying that it wasn't tastefully done, but this is the third kdrama I'm watching, all by the same director, and the sex scenes are exactly the same. The music planing while we see the surroundings of the room, then them happy in bed kissing, then nothing. idk, I was hoping for something different this time. More lust maybe too? Maybe more of his body? Or generally, more?

SITR def. did have an issue, and it's obvious that they're trying to compensate by going in the exact opposite direction as far as parents and daughters' reactions are concerned, esp. after the backlash it had received. Even when it comes to the same actress, it's like they're trying to redeem her lol. But nothing comes close to the UST in the first episodes of SITR imo. I actually wish we would have seen more UST in OSN too.
apathycollusion 30th-Jun-2019 07:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm good question. I tried looking up if this was preproduced or not, and didn't find any answer on my end.

There have been some episodes where it was snowing and then to spring (So I'm assuming half pre-produced and the other is live?

Well lets just hope he stops his shenanigans and just go away haha. Yeah I know what you mean, relationships are messy and even though it was 4 years (The female character tried to break up w/ him and he couldn't take no for an answer smh). I think its probably due to how Ji Ho has seen the bf treat her and in turn he's like in a way standing up for her as well.

Lol yea in K-drama, the chance of a lustful sex scene is less than 0. Esp. on a network show, probably none lol, maybe they'll show a shirtless scene soon since many people seemed to like the sex scene. Lets just hope they keep on going with the show's realism and not insert hijacks that will turn away from the main couple! #happyendingpls
mallmouse 30th-Jun-2019 07:35 pm (UTC)
I hate secondary plots, heck I even skip scenes that don't focus on the OTP relationship. However, I'm actually looking forward to seeing how the return of the mother will be handled.
apathycollusion 30th-Jun-2019 07:40 pm (UTC)
Lol yeah honestly this show has a lot of secondary plots with her sisters, and that's enough lol.

I hope the mother in law situation turns out well!!

IA. Plus it wouldn't fit with the realistic nature of this show too. Just let them live in peace!
mallmouse 1st-Jul-2019 11:00 am (UTC)
I really want to see the kid call her mom... And of course prefer her over his biological mom, huh
Btw, how come you say many people like its sex scene? Have you seen several comments?
In all the kdramas I've seen (again, all by this director), it's the woman that initiates the sex, so I'm wondering if it's the same in other kdramas too?
apathycollusion 1st-Jul-2019 06:52 pm (UTC)
The kid did say when asked who she was "Mommy?" Aww.

Regarding the response to the sex scene: I just glanced at the Soompi forum for the show/social media comments/Tumblr and for the most part people are glad the two characters finally did it lol.

Hmm not really sure about that? I think its both 50/50.
mallmouse 1st-Jul-2019 07:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's this specific director's view on consent then.

I've no idea what Soompi is, but maybe if many people have said they liked it they'll give us another one? lol
apathycollusion 1st-Jul-2019 07:54 pm (UTC)

Its basically a forum where people discuss all things Asian entertainment.

mallmouse 2nd-Jul-2019 03:17 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, I've come across that site before. Now I see they have new images awwwww. I've been wondering if we'll get glimpses of what it felt like for a child not to have his mother, e.g. in birthday parties, on Mother's day etc, and how he's hoping he will have one from now on (and kick the biological one out)
aridnili 30th-Jun-2019 10:52 am (UTC)
I love that show and will pick up with the last episodes today.
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