This drama (from 2006) took me some time to get through when I started to wach it this winter. It is a sad sad sad love story of Su-Ho and Eun-Young, childhoodfriends who loved each other even back when they were young living on a small island in South Korea.
Su-Ho’s dad was not much of a dad. He abandoned his son and left him with gambeling-debts and The 2 kids go of to Seoul to find Su-Hu’s dad. While in Seould Eun-Young gets sick and almost dies. To save her life Su-Ho agrees to become the son of a couple that lost there son that recently died in an accedent. Su-Ho’s new dad payes of the surgery that Eun-Young needs and they leave Seoul the same day. When Eun-Yong wakes up and asks for Su-Ho he is not there, she looks and looks but he is no where to be found. She feels abandoned by him and is very sad. Now she has no one she feels. (She lost her mom not to long ago too…)
Time pases and they both grow up in different worlds, Su-Ho under a new name Jae-Ha and he becomes a famous piano-player. Eun-Young with an aunt that she starts to call mom.
On a tripe to Austria Jae-Ha and Eun-Young meets by chans again. But there is ofcourse a twist, Jae-Ha’s friend Philip falls for Eun-Yong and they date for some time and Jae-ha is dating a girl named Lee-Na. The four of them meet again back in Korea and there is where the story takes place.
Lee-Na is a bitch sometimes… and she knows in her heart that Jae-Ha is not the boy she fell in love with when they were 10 years old but she can’t accept it. Even when she finds out that Jae-Ha died and that the man she loves actually is someone else she still can’t accept it.
Eun-Young and Jae-Ha starts to fall for each other (again) they don’t realise who they are at once, it takes a long long time. And when Jae-Ha finds out he is so upset, feeling that he did her so much wrong by leaving, that he can’t tell her who he is – afraid to hurt her even more and to loose her again.
And while this is going on Philip is causing pain for Eun-Young too, because he tries to make her love him while she can’t cause of Jae-Ha or as she knows him as: Su-Ho-oppa
Then a new problem is the adoptive-parents of Jae-Ha… They dont want him to be with Eun-Young because they are affraid he will leave them… And then it’s Lee-Na. She wants Jae-Ha for her self and she puts up a fight for someone that is not in love with her.
The worst with this drama (exept that it made me cry a lot) is the caracter Philip. Either it is the actor or it is bad lines, he speakes english so it is very easy for me to understand and some lines are just not good.. and the way he delivers them – usch!
I do not regret watching this drama, but it is not one of the best that I have seen. Mostly because it took a lot of energy from me, because the story was so sad. But at the same time as i did not like it for beeing so sad I could not stop seeing it. I did give it a break for some time but I had to know the ending. And I am glad I did see all of it. It is a story that needed to be told, and need to be seen.
It showes love, and trust, and I can recomend you to see it!
Watch Spring Waltz on Kimchi Drama or Drama Crazy
Information about the drama at DramaWiki
And a happy little note is that the actor/singer Choi Si Won is playing Eun-Youngs cousin :) I loved him in Skip-beat and then when I saw Spring waltz again I thought “wait a minute I know him! He is much younger here but still good actor :)