A 33 successful career girl, Dal Ja, who's lousy in love enlists a paid boyfriend, a confident younger Tae-bong to save face from a failed romance. Dal Ja is drawn Tae-bong and also meets a rich separated man who interests her too.
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A 33 successful career girl, Dal Ja, who's failed in love enlists a paid boyfriend, a confident younger Tae-bong to save face from a failed romance. Dal Ja is drawn Tae-bong and also meets a rich separated man who interests her too. Dal Ja's Spring explores career, friendship and family and personal fulfillment, as well as romance. Dal Ja's family, friends, and co-workers are important and provide the backbone of her world. Dal Ja learns many lessons through her family and friends while balancing work, family and finding the path of love in her life. Written by anonymous

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Thirty something women expands her life through love and friendship...
15 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dal-ja is a 33 year old director at a home shopping network. Society, her family, and she wants to find the right man and marry. After a failed romance at work Dal-ja counters with a paid boyfriend (6 years younger than herself) to save face and finds herself drawn to him. She meets a rich man, separated from his wife, and is drawn to him too.

Dal-ja's Spring had fun while dealing with women over 30 (who are considered old), women dating younger men, women dating men with the "right" career path, women balancing work and family, jealous spouses, former loves becoming friends, etc. This show was enjoyable, touching, intelligent and understated. Dal-ja's Spring wasn't overly dramatic and felt realistic. I was satisfied with where all the characters ended up at the end of the 22 episode series.

What I liked about Dal-ja's Spring:

1. Dal-ja was played with pluck and good cheer by actress Chae Rim. Dal- ja's permed hair, her laugh, her toughness, her tenderness, her love for her friends and family, made her interesting and likable. I enjoyed the 22 episode evolution Dal-ja made.

2. Tae-bong the paid boyfriend was sensitive yet guarded and intriguing as portrayed by actor Lee Min-ki. His story was an interesting onion that was peeled during the series.

3. Dal-ja's co-workers were fun and supportive, the kinds of folks you'd want to work with. Even the terror boss turns out to respect and admire Dal-ja.

4. Dal-ja's mother and grandmother loved her and wanted her happiness. To them that equaled marriage to a man with the "right" career which wasn't necessarily the option for Dal-ja.

5. Secondary couple was interesting too. Seon-joo an independent 33 year old home shopping hostess and Se-do a 33 year old home shopping producer (Dal-ja's failed work romance) had their own obstacles to overcome in their relationship. They evolved into good friends with Dal-ja and important supporters.

What I didn't like about Dal-ja's Spring:

1. Tae-bong's mother was quite irritating initially. Fly off the handle anger, not accepting of Dal-ja's relationship with Tae-bong, she was tough to swallow in the early episodes. Eventually she comes to value Dal-ja.

2. Soo-jin Tae-bong's ex-girlfriend was so sure she'd get him back. I felt this character was cliché and expendable.


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