Drama: When My Love Blooms
Hangul: 화양연화 - 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간
Director: Song Jung Hyun
Writer: Jeon Hee-Young
Release Date: April 25, 2020
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 9pm KST
Cast: Yoo Ji Tae (Han Jae Hyun [Present]), Lee Bo Young (Yoon Ji Soo [Present]), Park Jin Young (Han Jae Hyun [20s]), Jeon So Nee (Yoon Ji Soo [20s])
[Supporting cast]Park Shi Yeon (Jang Seo Gyung [Han Jae Hyun's wife]), Moon Sung Geun (Jang San [Jang Seo Gyung's father]) Park Min Soo (Han Joon Seo [Han Jae Hyun & Jang Seo Gyung's son]), Nam Myung Ryul (Han In Ho [Han Jae Hyun's father]), Kang Young Seok (Gang Joon Woo [Han Jae Hyun's secretary]), Kim Ho Chang (Jung Yoon Gi [Han Jae Hyun's co-worker]), Kim Young Hoon (Lee Se Hoon [Yoon Ji Soo's former husband]), Jang Gwang (Yoon Hyung Goo [Yoon Ji Soo's father]), Go Woo Rim (Lee Young Min [Yoon Ji Soo's son]), Lee Jong Nam (Jung Sook Hee [Yoon Ji Soo's mother]), Chae Won Bin (Yoon Ji Young [Yoon Ji Soo's younger sister]), Kim Young Ah (Choi Sun Hee [Yoon Ji Soo's co-worker]), Min Sung Wook (Lee Dong Jin [Present]), Eun Hae Sung (Lee Dong Jin [20s]), Kim Joo Ryung (Sung Hwa Jin [Present]), Han Ji Won (Sung Hwa Jin [20s]), Woo Jeong Won (Yang Hye Jung [Present]), Park Han Sol (Yang Hye Jung [20s]), Lee Tae Sung (Joo Young Woo [Present]), Lee Byung Hun (Joo Young Woo [20s]), Choi Woo Hyuk (Se Hwi), Joo Byung Ha ([Student moderator]), Son Sook (Lee Gyung Ja [Han Jae Hyun's mother]), Park Jung Eon [Maid], Jung Gyoo Soo [Principal] (Ep.1), Sung Chan Ho [Judge] (Ep.1), Kim Bo Ra Na [Mom] (Ep.1), Son Deok Ki Kyung Ho (Ep.1), Kim Mi Hwa [Striking temp worker] (Ep.1), Hong Suk Youn [Father protesting] (Ep.1), Lee Yong Yi [Convenience store owner] (Ep.1)
Plot: Twenty years ago, Yoon Ji Soo (Jeon So Nee) fell in love with a man who made her heart sing. As a freshman in the college of music, Ji Soo didn’t expect to catch the eye of Han Jae Hyun (Park Jinyoung), a popular, headstrong law school student, but she did. Falling for him as quickly as he fell for her, the two experienced one of the most beautiful moments any two people can experience together: their first love. But like so many first loves, theirs wouldn’t last forever.
Now in her forties, Ji Soo (Lee Bo Young) is a single mother, working a contract job in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Jae Hyun (Yoo Ji Tae), on the other hand, is a successful, ambitious businessman who has pursued wealth and honor, above all else. Far different than the man he once was, Jae Hyun is hardly recognizable as the headstrong kid he used to be. But when fate brings Ji Soo back into his life, she recognizes him almost immediately.
Suddenly back in each other’s lives, Ji Soo and Jae Hyun have been granted a rare opportunity to start over. But can two people really separated by so many years and experiences, really reignite a flame that flickered out so many years ago?
A story of first loves and second chances, “When My Love Blooms” is a 2020 romantic drama directed by Song Jung Hyun.
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