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Crash Landing On You| 2019

I am finally successful in switching my Mom from her Saas Bahu Soap opera to swooning over typical cliche Korean Drama scenes with me. How did this happen? Well, Crash Landing On You is the first Kdrama I seen with Mum, and we are now onto watching Suspicious Partner together. YAYAYA!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?


Ye-jin Son and Hyun Bin in Sa-rang-eui bul-sa-chak (2019)
The absolute top secret love story of a chaebol heiress who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer who falls in love with her and who is hiding and protecting her.

THOUGHTS


  • A GLIMPSE OF NORTH KOREA
    North Korea is the real world’s fictional dystopian country. I read Yeonmi Park’s Memoir last year, and it left me on such a sad note. I was angry and left helpless as how we couldn’t care less about the present injustice but would rave about the past like it happened to us and we somehow have re incarcerated to get our justice.
  • SWOON WORTHY ROMANCE
    The Romance is a slow burn and I liked it that way, They knew they were going to be star crossed lovers so they were trying their best to not get into a sticky situation but oh well.. it was fate and not co incidence! 😉
Best Crash Landing On You Quotes
  • THE DEATH OF A CHARACTER
    Okay. So I do not want to spoil things for you. But a character dies and I am still not over this fictional loss. Why play with my heart like this?
  • POLITICAL UNREST BETWEEN ENEMY COUNTRIES
    The story revolves around a really rich south Korean lady that lands into North Korea due to a Hurricane. Of course, she happens to meet a soldier that’s doing his duty on the borders.
    I like how this story aims to eradicate the “other” or “alien” status that enemy countries usually give each other for political gains. This movie has that subtle hint of ” We all bleed the same” kind of feeling. It tries to reach out to us in hopes of the common connection of just being human.

    I loved how this series portrays a brainwashed common citizen changing their stance on unreasonable assumptions of their enemies. If you know what I mean!
  • SIDE CHARACTERS
    The side characters in this book are equally entertaining. Apart from two major subplots between the side characters solely used to keep the story progressing, the side characters even though always in the background left a massive sense of thought provoking themes. Unrequited Love and Friendship is just a couple that stood out to me.

Rating: ★★★★★

Overall, Crash Landing On You was quickly added to my all Time Favorites List just half way through the series for its entertainment and underlying themes it managed to deliver.


DETAILS


Release : 2019
Episodes: 16
Genre : Romance, Romance
Streaming On: Netflix.


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