Find Out More About “Spring Of Crush”: The BL Webtoon Getting A K-Drama Adaptation Starring Yoo YoungJae & Kim Song
2022 is on a roll with webtoon adaptations!
The latest addition to the incredible roster of webtoon adaptations confirmed in 2022 is the lauded BL hit “Spring Of Crush“, also known as “춘정지란” in Korean. Created by author Noh MyeongHee, “Spring Of Crush” achieved unprecedented success during its serialization and was even acclaimed by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency.
Popular OTT platform WATCHA will be producing the K-Drama adaptation, helmed by director Lee ChangHan. Idol/actor Yoo YoungJae (former B.A.P member) and actor Kim Song will be leading the project, playing the roles of Jin GeumSeong and Choi HyeSong/SalByul respectively.
Jin GeumSeong is a sincere, honest, and well-read young nobleman who nonetheless leads the life of a peasant. He lives with his mother, who is ridden with bad debt, and does what he can to earn money. In addition, his duality as a hard worker during the day and a scholar by night makes him popular among women.
One day, while gathering firewood, he happens to witness a woman walking into the water mindlessly. Assuming that she intends to drown herself, GeumSeong jumps in to rescue her without hesitation.
This woman is none other than the third daughter of Choi Jinsa, Choi HyeSung. As it turns out, she is no damsel in distress. Instead, she’s a man named SalByul, disguising himself as a woman to evade slavery.
A few days later, GeumSeong finds out that he must get married to resolve his mother’s debt. With no other feasible option at hand, he agrees, only to find out that his bride-to-be is none other than Choi HyeSung, the woman he saved from a “near-death” experience in the water.
While GeumSeong is marrying to pay off his mother’s debt, SalByul also has a hidden motive. Through this marriage, he will not only be able to escape slavery but also migrate to a faraway land and start a new life. Thus, what begins as a mutually beneficial relationship soon becomes a warm, blooming romance when SalByul’s heart starts to flutter for GeumSeong.
That’s not all! We also have a second lead/antagonist plaguing our OTP’s happy married life. Introducing Min SeoYun, the privileged son of Lord Min, played by Woo TaeHa. SeoYun is obsessed with HyeSeong, so much so that he will go to any lengths to obtain her.
Before being adopted as the third daughter of the Choi Jinsa family, HyeSeong was a slave to SeoYun. Although she made a narrow escape, SeoYun is now on the hunt to find her. Upon discovering that HyeSeong is now married to GeumSeong, he prepares to threaten the couple, with no regard as to the means for achieving his ends.
Thus begins a fateful entanglement of love and hate between GeumSeong, SalByul, and SeoYun: one that will keep you at the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. You can read the webtoon in Korean here.
“Spring of Crush” is now airing, exclusively on Watcha.