First impression: When My Love Blooms

When my love blooms reveal poster with GOT7's Jinyoung and Jeon So Nee

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Melodrama, Romance

Native title: 화양연화
Original network: tvN

Actor Park is back with another drama! The melodrama is about romance between a pair of first loves and their reunion 20 years later. Since the main leads are both from the 40s and 20s Han Jae Hyun and Yoon Ji Soo, there will be tonnes of flashbacks.

Yoon Ji Soo (Jeon So Nee) in her 20s, fell in love with a man who made her heart skipped a beat from saving her during a protest chaos. Ji Soo is a freshman in the college major in music and did not expect to be attracted to the popular senior from law school, Han Jae Hyun (Park Jin Young).

Beginning of love

Ji Soo starts to follow Jae Hyun around the campus and confess to him and want to win his heart. This act really surprised me as Ji Soo seems like a very reserved introvert.

20 years later

Ji Soo (Lee Bo Young) is a single mother working odd jobs to survive. Jae Hyun (Yoo Ji Tae) on the other hand is a successful and ambitious businessman who marries a chaebol and ranks wealth and horror above all.

The first love reunite at their sons’ boarding school when Ji Soo’s son punched Jae Hyun’s son after countless attempt of bullying. Stuck in the rural area as the snow hinders the road for the trains back Seoul.

Ever since Jae Hyun found Ji Soo, he starts to follow her secretly and at times stage a coincidence. Despite his wife’s affair, his heart starts to bloom again at 40 when Ji Soo appears.

Beautiful transition

Ji Soo is shocked to see Jae Hyun right before her eyes 20 years later, trying to hide from him and we are still not sure of what happened and the cause.


Flashing back to 20 years ago, Ji Soo is pleasantly happy to see Jae Hyun in front of her.

Back to 90s

Jae Hyun act like he doesn’t care, but he just wants to protect her from the dangerous protest he is passionate and involved in. Ji Soo’s persistent moved and melted him and that is how their love starts to bloom.

*Not for faint hearts ahgases

Why Jae Hyun change?

From marrying a chaebol and ditch his once’s belief, pretty curious what happened to Jae Hyun after he part ways with Ji Soo.

Humans should never step on another human being. That’s one of the reason why I protest.

Jae Hyun in his 20s.

Why Ji Soo left him?

Jae Hyun still don’t understand why she left him 20 years ago and want to find out from her.

Surprised that this melodrama works and really happy that it works as well. Excited to continue and find out what happened 20 years ago.

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