The Disney+ drama “The Golden Spoon” tells the story of Lee Seung-Cheon (Yook Sung-Jae), who is born into a poor family and experiences a life-changing event. A mysterious old woman on the street hands him a magical golden spoon. Then, when he uses the spoon to eat at his rich friend Tae-Young’s house, his friend’s rich family becomes his family.
In the drama, Seung-Cheon is given three chances to return to his family: one month, one year, and ten years after becoming a member of a wealthy family. Will Seung-Cheon decide to return to his birth family?
“The Golden Spoon” was adapted from the same-titled webtoon. Although the drama version has a darker tone than the original webtoon, the plot remains the same. Let’s take a look at what Seung-Cheon’s decision in the original story was—whether he stayed with the wealthy family or returned to his old family.
In the webtoon, Seung-Cheon is given three chances to return to his family: after three months, three years, or thirty years since he first used the golden spoon. Seung-Cheon enjoys his life at first as a wealthy person, but when the third month approaches, he is unsure whether he should return to his original family. When he learns that his father has been in an accident, he decides to return to his old family to take care of him.
However, when the time comes to make a decision, he uses the spoon to become rich again to repay the debt owed by his original family.
Seong-Cheon is still living his wealthy life after 4 years. He offers support to his friend Tae-Young, who used to come from a wealthy family. On the other hand, Tae-Young declines the offer because he wants to create his own life.
After 30 years, Seung-Cheon is the chairman of a large corporation, and he is given one last chance to return to his original family.
There have been many changes in Seung-Cheon’s original family. At the age of 60, his father realized his lifelong dream of becoming a cartoonist. Tae-Young became a successful cartoonist as well. The household is no longer poor.
Seung-Cheon’s final decision is not to return to his family. Seung-Cheon is overcome with emotion and tears as he attends his father’s funeral. After passing up the opportunity to be with his original family, he finally realizes what is most important to him. He is now wealthy and successful, but he feels that his life is meaningless.
In the drama “The Golden Spoon,” what would Seung-Cheon’s decision be? Will he return to his family or stay with the wealthy family? Let’s see how things play out in the remaining episodes.