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[Drama 2019-2020] Crash Landing on you, 사랑의 불시착

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  1. 1. What will happen to the OTP at the end of this drama?

    • Sweet happy ending for Ri-ri in SK
    • Cue sad music ..the divide is just too great ..the OTP will be separated
    • An open ending where they will meet again on the bridge in Switzerland ...

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Thank you all for posting these wonderful articles on CLOY! Great reads and makes me proud of the show! I couldn’t agree more with their observations esp concerning the MeToo movement. Yoon Se Ri is a total girl badass and Capt Ri is indeed the modern man-hero we all need. One particular scene that resonated with me is when Seri was giving her speech to her employees and Capt Ri was just in the background, standing tall and proud of his woman. And when Capt Ri gave her the couple rings for her bday, Seri with all her wealth and flashiness said it was the most beautiful ring she has ever seen. 

 

It was also refreshing to watch a kdrama where the main leads are not constantly in a shouting match with each other. There was only one instance where Capt Ri raised his voice and it was when they were debating about destiny vs coincidence. Funny scene. Lol. And I’m honestly getting tired of the main lead guy being the CEO of something. Like most kdramas I’ve seen, the male leads are almost always the CEO. Hahaha. 

 

Btw why does it seem like Koreans like to yell a lot and get a little violent in kdramas? It’s a cultural thing, I guess no?  My husband is korean but he grew up in the States so he isn’t like this. I’m a little bothered sometimes when watching a scene and I’d be like btch i’d sue your a$$ for assault if you hit/kick/shove me like that! Lmao Thankfully CLOY doesn’t have a lot of this, the kicking and the hitting part was mostly between Seo Dan’s mom and her Uncle. Lol 

 

@TotoroSY sold on Hospital Playlist! Ill give it a go! and I’ll just probably lurk here for Baeksang updates as I’d most like miss it being on the east coast and having 2 hyperactive toddlers to deal with. God help me lol. I’m also a big fan of LOTR and was obsessive about GoT during its run. Lol. I’m currently reading The Witcher along with some books about life in SK and NK. Dang this kdramas. We’d be experts in everything Korean in no time. lmao 

 

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Governor of Osaka is also a fan of CLOY.

 

Another example of HOW CLOY is going viral in Japan. 
 

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15 hours ago, anney said:

. I mean...i honestly hope someone can give me ANY reference of a k-drama with anything close to how these 2 characters are written - because I would genuinely like to check it out

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Honestly nothing comes close to CLOY.

But if you want to try a drama where the main lead respects the fl ,allows her to shine and protects her in a unique way.,I would like to recommend "Still 17".It was a really sweet and heart endearing drama.The male lead character was indeed swoonworthy and the character development in that drama was awesome.

Another slice of life drama that deals with judiciary is "Miss Hammurabi". Although the fl annoyed me a bit sometimes but the male lead and supporting cast was great ,sensible and reasonable.Romance was not the main theme there but it felt so real as if it can happen in any other work place. 

 

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2 hours ago, eLizza said:
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Honestly nothing comes close to CLOY.

But if you want to try a drama where the main lead respects the fl ,allows her to shine and protects her in a unique way.,I would like to recommend "Still 17".It was a really sweet and heart endearing drama.The male lead character was indeed swoonworthy and the character development in that drama was awesome.

Another slice of life drama that deals with judiciary is "Miss Hammurabi". Although the fl annoyed me a bit sometimes but the male lead and supporting cast was great ,sensible and reasonable.Romance was not the main theme there but it felt so real as if it can happen in any other work place. 

 

 

Still 17 - great call - healing, funny, romantic, uplifting .... and IMHO one of the best - heartwarming - flips at the end.

 

Its as if the writer was saying .... oh, you're feeling good now? Well here, I'll make you feel twice as good :lol:

 

And the OST is great as well

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14 hours ago, QueenieBee said:

Saw this on my google news and thought I would share it here. I love seeing North American coverage of CLOYs success across the globe: 

 

"TV drama on forbidden love casts spotlight on life in North Korea"

 

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1211971

 

I love how CLOY is being highlighted by all these US media outlet. I hope it continues to get this recognition and promotion, and continue to gain new fans in US and other countries. If CLOY manage to get some top awards at Baeksang, that will be another boost for its viewers (fingers crossed).

 

Here's some highlights of the article which I like. The reviewers clearly spelt out why they enjoyed the drama and found it so meaningful. This is a good reply to some of the anti-CLOY posts in other forums/ blogs who hates on the drama and call it "cheesy" . Sure, CLOY has its cheesy moments, but the drama's meaningfulness is much much more than that :

 

The show has attracted huge audiences from Australia to China and the United States. And nowhere has it had more impact than in South Korea, where few people can remember a unified peninsula. Korea split in two at the end of World War II in 1945.
 

"I watched the drama because it is not a heavy drama about the two Koreas, but a drama mainly focused on love," said Ashely Jun, a translator who lives in Seoul and is a big fan of the show.

 

"It is meaningful, in that it showed some ordinary concerns like love, friendship and family affection in North Korea," Jun said. "Viewers might think that North Koreans are not that much different from them."

 

"Crash Landing on You" stands as "remarkably nuanced" and "sensitive," said Howell, accounting for its popularity.

 

"It gives us a window into life in North Korea that is actually, it may be boring to say, but just normal," he said. "Yes, people lead everyday lives in North Korea."

 

Although South Korea has produced many movies about the North, and some have been huge hits, this series has enjoyed runaway success because the makers have "tried to show North Korea as it is" and dropped tired tropes, said Ramon Pacheco Pardo, a Korea specialist and associate professor at King's College London.

 

Other observers agree. Rather than military parades and goose-stepping soldiers, or images of the leader Kim Jong Un at staged events, the show is about real life, which Pacheco Pardo said makes it credible for viewers.

 

"For some South Koreans it may be shocking … and overseas as well," said Pacheco Pardo, as it shows that for North Koreans, as for South Koreans, "politics is not our only concern."

 

"Crash Landing on You" ends with a flash-forward as the lovers meet in Switzerland, a historically neutral country. Neither defects to the other Korea and the question of whether their relationship could thrive on either side of the divide is left to the imagination of viewers.

 

 

11 hours ago, MsHoon2219 said:

Thank you all for posting these wonderful articles on CLOY! Great reads and makes me proud of the show! I couldn’t agree more with their observations esp concerning the MeToo movement. Yoon Se Ri is a total girl badass and Capt Ri is indeed the modern man-hero we all need. One particular scene that resonated with me is when Seri was giving her speech to her employees and Capt Ri was just in the background, standing tall and proud of his woman. And when Capt Ri gave her the couple rings for her bday, Seri with all her wealth and flashiness said it was the most beautiful ring she has ever seen. 

 

It was also refreshing to watch a kdrama where the main leads are not constantly in a shouting match with each other. There was only one instance where Capt Ri raised his voice and it was when they were debating about destiny vs coincidence. Funny scene. Lol. And I’m honestly getting tired of the main lead guy being the CEO of something. Like most kdramas I’ve seen, the male leads are almost always the CEO. Hahaha. 

 

Btw why does it seem like Koreans like to yell a lot and get a little violent in kdramas? It’s a cultural thing, I guess no?  My husband is korean but he grew up in the States so he isn’t like this. I’m a little bothered sometimes when watching a scene and I’d be like btch i’d sue your a$$ for assault if you hit/kick/shove me like that! Lmao Thankfully CLOY doesn’t have a lot of this, the kicking and the hitting part was mostly between Seo Dan’s mom and her Uncle. Lol 

 

@TotoroSY sold on Hospital Playlist! Ill give it a go! and I’ll just probably lurk here for Baeksang updates as I’d most like miss it being on the east coast and having 2 hyperactive toddlers to deal with. God help me lol. I’m also a big fan of LOTR and was obsessive about GoT during its run. Lol. I’m currently reading The Witcher along with some books about life in SK and NK. Dang this kdramas. We’d be experts in everything Korean in no time. lmao 

 

 

I love that Vogue Japan article so much, cuz it spells out why this OTP, and why this ML and FL, is different from the other Kdramas, and hence attracting so much of love. Again, another well-written essay on why people fall in love with CLOY, and love the romance so much.

 

Oh yes, a lot of ML in Kdramas are either CEOs, heir to a rich empire, a king, a prince, etc etc. They are like a knight in shining armour coming to rescue to damsel in distress. But then CLOY also has that same trope, but they put a new spin to it cuz the ML is not the same Kdrama ML though he IS influential (in NK) and he IS a knight in shining armour to YSR. But the way he does it is so different, never forcing his way into the FL's life or POV etc. And the FL was a damsel in distress of a different kind. She negotiated her way for the hero and his ducklings to help her escape, made them cook meat for her, made the hero serve her meals and coffee etc etc. LOL!! She was still so strong and independent even in distress. That's why we love their love story so much!!

 

That scene of RJH proudly looking on as YSR made her speech was such a strong representative of a healthy, strong relationship between a couple. YSR looked to him for strength and assurance before that speech and he gave her the encouragement she needed. Perfect couple!!

 

About the shouting, LOL! After watching so many korean dramas and movies, and also reading comments from koreans themselves, I think the shouting and beating does happen in Korean society. Maybe not as much now with the new generation. But many years ago when I visited Korea, I did notice a lot of shouting esp amongst the older generation. I also read somewhere that Koreans are like the Italians of Asia, very expressive and demonstrative. Maybe that's why all the shouting and physical demo LOL!!

 

Seo Dan's mom kicking and beating up her uncle is the funniest thing ever LOL! But I can still see love and affection between them so that was OK for me. :D

 

Yes!! Hope you'll enjoy Hospital Playlist. The directing and acting there, plus the script is top quality. And we have another LOTR fan!! And GoT too!! I love fantasy genre. And yes, watching Kdrama will make you a language, food and culture expert on all things Korean. 

 

 

10 hours ago, veespn said:
 
Governor of Osaka is also a fan of CLOY.

 

Another example of HOW CLOY is going viral in Japan. 
 

 

I saw that article online about the Osaka Governer but couldn't tell what the story was about in connection with CLOY. I thot it just said the politician claimed he look like RJH lol!! Wow so even the Governor of Osaka is a CLOY fan!! And lots of other top profile celebrities and Japan top athletes too!

 

I couldn't understand the viral tweet - what was it about?

 

 

3 hours ago, eLizza said:
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Honestly nothing comes close to CLOY.

But if you want to try a drama where the main lead respects the fl ,allows her to shine and protects her in a unique way.,I would like to recommend "Still 17".It was a really sweet and heart endearing drama.The male lead character was indeed swoonworthy and the character development in that drama was awesome.

Another slice of life drama that deals with judiciary is "Miss Hammurabi". Although the fl annoyed me a bit sometimes but the male lead and supporting cast was great ,sensible and reasonable.Romance was not the main theme there but it felt so real as if it can happen in any other work place. 

 

 

21 minutes ago, LeftCoastOppa said:

 

Still 17 - great call - healing, funny, romantic, uplifting .... and IMHO one of the best - heartwarming - flips at the end.

 

Its as if the writer was saying .... oh, you're feeling good now? Well here, I'll make you feel twice as good :lol:

 

And the OST is great as well

 

Heard a lot of good things about this Still 17 series. Should try to catch it, but got so many backlog dramas to watch!! The FL was in Strangers and acted really well there. Heard her acting here was good too. Same for the ML. Putting it in my To Watch List on Netlfix. :D

 

 

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11 hours ago, MsHoon2219 said:

 

Btw why does it seem like Koreans like to yell a lot and get a little violent in kdramas? It’s a cultural thing, I guess no?  My husband is korean but he grew up in the States so he isn’t like this. I’m a little bothered sometimes when watching a scene and I’d be like btch i’d sue your a$$ for assault if you hit/kick/shove me like that! Lmao Thankfully CLOY doesn’t have a lot of this, the kicking and the hitting part was mostly between Seo Dan’s mom and her Uncle. Lol 

 

I have the same thoughts about Korean dramas  constant yelling matches very loudly, not very common in other cultures. Probably it's the Korean culture or they were directed to act such.  Another observation of habitual looking out into open space whenever they are have problems & have serious thinking - like staring out of the windows or at the seaside alone for a long time - deeply in thoughts.

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2 hours ago, LeftCoastOppa said:

 

Still 17 - great call - healing, funny, romantic, uplifting .... and IMHO one of the best - heartwarming - flips at the end.

 

Its as if the writer was saying .... oh, you're feeling good now? Well here, I'll make you feel twice as good :lol:

 

And the OST is great as well

Now that I think about it,the male lead had many things in common with Captain Ri. He had an emotional baggage due to which shut himself off from the world. He was a man of few words with a soothing voice. And most importantly always encouraged the fl in during struggles and would protect her in his own unique ways without overstepping his boundaries.He would always silently look out for her without being obvious just like Captain Ri. I m a goner for naive and caring male leads. But the plot also needs to be well written so as to not make me cringe .The otp were cute in an exceptional way .It was great to see the ml embrace a new life again.Honestly it was a great watch.The music was good too. @TotoroSY you should definitely give this a try.Wait a second was the fl in Strangers??.I mean Shin Hye Sun.Then I need to check that out immediately.

PS: Still nobody can beat our RiRi couple.Thats  a given fact.B)

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27 minutes ago, eLizza said:

Now that I think about it,the male lead had many things in common with Captain Ri. He had an emotional baggage due to which shut himself off from the world. He was a man of few words with a soothing voice. And most importantly always encouraged the fl in during struggles and would protect her in his own unique ways without overstepping his boundaries.He would always silently look out for her without being obvious just like Captain Ri. I m a goner for naive and caring male leads. But the plot also needs to be well written so as to not make me cringe .The otp were cute in an exceptional way .It was great to see the ml embrace a new life again.Honestly it was a great watch.The music was good too. @TotoroSY you should definitely give this a try.Wait a second was the fl in Strangers??.I mean Shin Hye Sun.Then I need to check that out immediately.

PS: Still nobody can beat our RiRi couple.Thats  a given fact.B)

 

Well the ML & FL did have that one argument about her appearing on stage to play the violin - but it was still sweet because while she was yelling at him to not interfere he shouted right back he didn't want the woman he loved to get hurt :wub:  that was a really good scene!

 

Yes Shin Hye Sun was in Strangers but not the lead female.  Wonder if she'll be in season 2

 

 

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2 hours ago, eLizza said:

Now that I think about it,the male lead had many things in common with Captain Ri. He had an emotional baggage due to which shut himself off from the world. He was a man of few words with a soothing voice. And most importantly always encouraged the fl in during struggles and would protect her in his own unique ways without overstepping his boundaries.He would always silently look out for her without being obvious just like Captain Ri. I m a goner for naive and caring male leads. But the plot also needs to be well written so as to not make me cringe .The otp were cute in an exceptional way .It was great to see the ml embrace a new life again.Honestly it was a great watch.The music was good too. @TotoroSY you should definitely give this a try.Wait a second was the fl in Strangers??.I mean Shin Hye Sun.Then I need to check that out immediately.

PS: Still nobody can beat our RiRi couple.Thats  a given fact.B)

 

Alright alright!! I will watch Still 17 soon. :D  And yes, Shin Hye Sun was in Strangers, but not exactly FL :  



I'd consider her 2nd FL and very central to the story. If I am not mistaken, she was nominated for Best New Actress in Seoul Awards. You should really watch Strangers (also known as Secret Forest). It stars Cho Seong Woo (The Classic) and Bae Do Na (Kingdom) plus a host of other great actors/ actresses. It won Baeksang Daesang (drama), Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Cho Seong Woo). And also nominated for a host of other Baeksangs. It was even listed by The New York Times in the Top 10 TV Shows 2017 (#10). Check out the wiki page for it.

 

Of course, no other couple can beat RiRi lol!! Yes we are biased, but not really. They really have one of the best chemistry of an OTP that O have seen, even minus all the skinship. Just their eye contacts alone can SLAY us!!

 

 

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3 hours ago, LeftCoastOppa said:

 

Well the ML & FL did have that one argument about her appearing on stage to play the violin - but it was still sweet because while she was yelling at him to not interfere he shouted right back he didn't want the woman he loved to get hurt :wub:  that was a really good scene!

 

Yes Shin Hye Sun was in Strangers but not the lead female.  Wonder if she'll be in season 2

 

 

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Oh yeah I remember that scene now. Actually it has been a while since i watched it so I just remember some of the basic gestures.But as far as my memory serves he would always try to make her happy and feel confident.

 

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I think this CLOY article by NBC News was posted here earlier but I just found out that NBC News actually TWEETED it on their official Tweeter account , with 7.5M followers!! WOO!! CLOY world domination!!  Hope the Baeksang judges see this too!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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I have watched CLOY now about 5x. Taking a break to watch other Baeksang nominated shows. Right now, CLOY is still my favorite. So hoping the show will win Best Drama/Daesang or even Screenplay. Right now, I think the show's competiion is When The Camellia Blooms. I did small appearance from Jang Hye-Jin) . Mainly hoping for SYJ Daesang/Best Actress and HB for Best Actor :)

 

I love more news of CLOY being watched around the world. I am from Canada. Sadly it is no longer on the top 10 on Netflix but I think it was in Feb/March. 

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This tweet is one example why our Capt Ri is perfect. OMG I can’t even. He’s so precious it hurts and I wanna cry. Lol

 

https://twitter.com/rijeonghyeoks/status/1261955619126304768?s=20
 

 

and oh I also saw on twitter that CLOY is ranked number 3 on Netflix today in the Philippines. I think it had been in the top 10 since CLOY started last year and had been number 1 for many weeks. It’s a certified ‘CLOYNATION indeed. Lol 

 


 

*okay I don’t know why the 1st tweet didn’t appear but I just posted the link instead lol

 

19 hours ago, forumsoomp said:

I have the same thoughts about Korean dramas  constant yelling matches very loudly, not very common in other cultures. Probably it's the Korean culture or they were directed to act such.  Another observation of habitual looking out into open space whenever they are have problems & have serious thinking - like staring out of the windows or at the seaside alone for a long time - deeply in thoughts.


oh yes! Lol I guess that isn’t too bad. It’s usually when the characters are just standing and staring longingly into each other’s eyes that I have a little problem with. I’d be like dang it! Just hug or kiss already will you! Hahaha! But I think that’s one of the beauty of kdramas esp when the leads have incredible onscreen chemistry. You feel the intensity of emotions, your screen sizzles and your heart flutters with them :wub: Our RiRi is one perfect example, their chemistry is just out of this world! 

 

 

19 hours ago, TotoroSY said:

Oh yes, a lot of ML in Kdramas are either CEOs, heir to a rich empire, a king, a prince, etc etc. They are like a knight in shining armour coming to rescue to damsel in distress. But then CLOY also has that same trope, but they put a new spin to it cuz the ML is not the same Kdrama ML though he IS influential (in NK) and he IS a knight in shining armour to YSR. But the way he does it is so different, never forcing his way into the FL's life or POV etc. And the FL was a damsel in distress of a different kind. She negotiated her way for the hero and his ducklings to help her escape, made them cook meat for her, made the hero serve her meals and coffee etc etc. LOL!! She was still so strong and independent even in distress. That's why we love their love story so much!!

 

About the shouting, LOL! After watching so many korean dramas and movies, and also reading comments from koreans themselves, I think the shouting and beating does happen in Korean society. Maybe not as much now with the new generation. But many years ago when I visited Korea, I did notice a lot of shouting esp amongst the older generation. I also read somewhere that Koreans are like the Italians of Asia, very expressive and demonstrative. Maybe that's why all the shouting and physical demo LOL!!

 

 


Yes! I love the power dynamic between our main leads, both powerful and rich. Their status wasn’t used as a major conflict in the story , rather it was used as a tool so they were able to save and help each other and when needed, get out of danger. And so true! I love how Seri made things work her way when she landed in NK. She’s such a boss! Lol I also love the pep talks she gave herself to survive. 
 

Good observation on Koreans’ social behavior! I’m watching Reply 1988 and I’m baffled at how the kids could yell at their parents like that. Like man, I’d get my butt whopped real bad if I do that. Lmao. But I love the aspect of high respect towards the elders in their society and considering how great and thriving their art culture is, they’re probably a very demonstrative lot indeed. 

 

 

 

6 hours ago, ElectricHearts said:

I have watched CLOY now about 5x. Taking a break to watch other Baeksang nominated shows. Right now, CLOY is still my favorite. So hoping the show will win Best Drama/Daesang or even Screenplay. Right now, I think the show's competiion is When The Camellia Blooms. I did small appearance from Jang Hye-Jin) . Mainly hoping for SYJ Daesang/Best Actress and HB for Best Actor :)

 

I love more news of CLOY being watched around the world. I am from Canada. Sadly it is no longer on the top 10 on Netflix but I think it was in Feb/March. 


You’re one rewatch ahead of me! Lol Other than CLOY, I haven’t watched the other nominees but also hoping it will take home a few big wins!  Glad to know the show made it into the top 10 in Canada before! I keep checking the US list almost on a daily basis but I haven’t seen cloy as of yet so I keep rewatching hoping it’ll make it! hahaha. Although it’s been verified by independent sources that it’s one of the most viewed TV shows in the US, it’d still be nice to see it on my TV screen itself. :D

 

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6 hours ago, ElectricHearts said:

I have watched CLOY now about 5x. Taking a break to watch other Baeksang nominated shows. Right now, CLOY is still my favorite. So hoping the show will win Best Drama/Daesang or even Screenplay. Right now, I think the show's competiion is When The Camellia Blooms. I did small appearance from Jang Hye-Jin) . Mainly hoping for SYJ Daesang/Best Actress and HB for Best Actor :)

 

I love more news of CLOY being watched around the world. I am from Canada. Sadly it is no longer on the top 10 on Netflix but I think it was in Feb/March. 

 

Wow!! 5X! That's amazing. I'm in my 3rd watch now. Baeksang competition will be tough, so cross my fingers that CLOY will bag some major awards. Glad to know that CLOY was on Top 10 Netflix Canada in Feb/ Mar. That's already great achievement!

 

4 hours ago, MsHoon2219 said:

This tweet is one example why our Capt Ri is perfect. OMG I can’t even. He’s so precious it hurts and I wanna cry. Lol

 

https://twitter.com/rijeonghyeoks/status/1261955619126304768?s=20
 

 

and oh I also saw on twitter that CLOY is ranked number 3 on Netflix today in the Philippines. I think it had been in the top 10 since CLOY started last year and had been number 1 for many weeks. It’s a certified ‘CLOYNATION indeed. Lol 

 

For the twitter link, when you post it a pop-up will ask you if you want to post just link or otherwise. Usually it should post the full tweet. You do need to click enter once you paste the link.

 

Yes Phil really super crazy about CLOY! #3 ranking is so impressive after 3 months the finale was aired! In Malaysia, it's also went back to Top 10, climbing from #8 to #7 and now its #6! I saw a tweet that it's #9 or #8 in Singapore!

 

4 hours ago, MsHoon2219 said:

Yes! I love the power dynamic between our main leads, both powerful and rich. Their status wasn’t used as a major conflict in the story , rather it was used as a tool so they were able to save and help each other and when needed, get out of danger. And so true! I love how Seri made things work her way when she landed in NK. She’s such a boss! Lol I also love the pep talks she gave herself to survive. 
 

Good observation on Koreans’ social behavior! I’m watching Reply 1988 and I’m baffled at how the kids could yell at their parents like that. Like man, I’d get my butt whopped real bad if I do that. Lmao. But I love the aspect of high respect towards the elders in their society and considering how great and thriving their art culture is, they’re probably a very demonstrative lot indeed. 

 

Seri was really the boss! Even when she was with Gu Seung-Joon and his "butler", she sat them down for a meeting to discuss the plans for her escape from NK back to SK lol!! I love how CLOY portrays a strong FL who is a leader, CEO and in total control of different situations she is in (or at least she tried to control it). Yes, her pep talks are so funny and cute! That's also why it's so funny to see her interactions with no-nonsense Captain Ri who is not intimidated by her bossy ways, but still he gave in to her cuz he's soft-hearted.

 

All this yelling in Kdramas are so funny at times! It seems so natural too, and no one thinks there's anything wrong with it LOL!! But yes, their respect for elders and seniors are really really strong in SK. Even amongst siblings, the older one gets served food first before the younger. I learnt that watching Return of the Superman. :D

 

 

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@TotoroSY oh thanks for the tip! I didn’t see the popups yesterday but I see them now for the tweet below. My phone’s messing up with me. LOL. The last time I was active in forums was before twitter became huge so this all new to me lol! And yes! I love that we can see snippets of our main leads’ distinct personalities in subtle scenes like that. Like with Capt Ri, in his 1st few scenes at the DMZ, he was able to pinpoint the location of the robbers by the sound of gunshots and even the type of firearms that were used. Then at the carpark scene in SK with Cho Cheol Gang pointing a gun at him, he was able to locate Seri in the dark just by listening to her voice. I guess it alludes to him having good ears being a musician. The writer and director are both geniuses! 
 

On another note re: Baeksang. It’s a bit of a bummer that we can only vote via TikTok. I thought I’d never but I guess I’d be a tiktoker now. :lol:

Let’s do this! 
 


 

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On 5/23/2020 at 10:13 PM, TotoroSY said:

 

WOW! You are a LOTR fan too? I was almost fanatical about it during the airing of the movies. Read the 3 huge books TWICE. Have 2 copies of it, cuz need to lend one copy to friends. And joined all the different forums and read LOTR fan experts dissection of every detail LOL! I love fantasy genre! Yes, LOTR really broke all the preconceive ideas and boxes set by award predictors. I am also hoping hard that CLOY can have that same impact at Baeksang and K-ent and beyond. Sometimes, a product need to make its fame outside of the country before it can be acknowledged back in its own homeland. Not that CLOY was not popular in SK,  but I do think it is even more popular and reviewed positively abroad in other regions.

 

I think that was a pretty standard Kdrama trope ML = rich heirs who are kinda a jerk, but usually have a troubled history that made them that way, meeting the FL who's poor and struggling. But that's probably more prevalent back in the early 2000s to 2010s. It's slowly shifting, with more balance between the FL and ML in terms of status and "power" of influence. And I do agree that CLOY's FL and ML is actually quite different, though they still have some similar tropes, like both are from rich or influential background ie the elites in society. Big difference is how YSR is an independent successful woman and RJH is not the jerk rich heir, but instead is quiet and stoic, and always treat YSR very a very gentlemanly way and protecting her, and proud of her achievements instead of being insecure about it. One reviewer pointed out that RJH is more like the usual Kdrama 2nd ML who's the nicer guy vs the ML, but never wins the girl. I found that so true!! I think we might be able to find this type of new era FL and ML in recent Kdramas RomCom, but I need to think more about it - can't think of one immediately, esp one with high profile like CLOY (maybe some other posters here may give some suggestions).

 

And also while I was googling about CLOY's success and impact in Japan, I found this VOGUE JAPAN article about how RJH is the post #MeToo era type of hero, which compliments the current modern independent and successful woman, as represented by YSR. That's why many career ladies in Japan has fallen for the RiRi love story and also fallen hard for Captain Ri, cuz that's the type of boyfriend/ life partner they are looking for to support them. I posted it at Binjin thread but somehow didn't post it here.

 

Here it is, with auto-translate in the spoiler. It's a very good read and makes a lot of sense why CLOY love story and the characters of RJH and YSR is so relatable to the modern woman.

 

https://www.vogue.co.jp/change/article/crash-landing-on-you

 

The post #MeToo era heroes portrayed by the Korean drama 'Love's Emergency Arrival'.

BY RENGE JIBU
April 14, 2020.

 

It has a wide range of support beyond traditional Hallyu fans, especially from women with specialized skills. Around me, executives, corporate managers, editors, reporters, translators, lawyers, and researchers in various fields have seen "Untimely Landing" and talked about its appeal.

 

The scene that many people say is "my favorite" is near the end of the fourth episode. When Seri is lost in a North Korean market, Jong-hyuk comes looking for her with an aromatic candle in one hand. A few days ago he couldn't tell an ordinary candle from an aromatic candle, he said, "This time it's a scented candle. Am I right? He asks Seri.

 

 

 

LOTR is one of my top movies, along with a few handful of others hehe! But you're definitely a bigger fan than me haha! Here's to CLOY breaking barriers and mindsets in film awards and k-ent!! Thanks for sharing that article, I love how it resonates with many people, especially modern, aspiring career women! 

 

I can never get tired of that market scene...the way RJH looked at her with that slow eye blink and warm, comforting smile with the candlelight...ayo, all hearts are slayed right there and then if they haven't yet before that scene :lol:

 

On 5/24/2020 at 12:33 PM, eLizza said:
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Honestly nothing comes close to CLOY.

But if you want to try a drama where the main lead respects the fl ,allows her to shine and protects her in a unique way.,I would like to recommend "Still 17".It was a really sweet and heart endearing drama.The male lead character was indeed swoonworthy and the character development in that drama was awesome.

Another slice of life drama that deals with judiciary is "Miss Hammurabi". Although the fl annoyed me a bit sometimes but the male lead and supporting cast was great ,sensible and reasonable.Romance was not the main theme there but it felt so real as if it can happen in any other work place. 

 

 

Thank you for the recommendation! Have added the show to my Netflix's list. I really love and appreciate good character development, especially in dramas..although sadly, it's not easy to find dramas that's strong in this area. After watching several dramas post-CLOY, I realized how many dramas fail to live up in this aspect or I find myself being so annoyed at poorly written characters lol. Can't stand lead characters that are dumb especially or lack common sense, I think that's my pet peeve hah!

 

Btw, @TotoroSY I've finished Strangers, thanks again for the recommendation previously! I like the chemistry between the leads although there was no romantic development but hopefully they'll expand on that in season 2! Currently watching Healer, can't remember if it was you or someone else who recommended it here previously but so far I'm liking this series! The leads are cute together and the overarching plot is simple but interesting :) The ML's character feels like it's Superman-inspired lol. 

 

On 5/25/2020 at 8:04 AM, MsHoon2219 said:

This tweet is one example why our Capt Ri is perfect. OMG I can’t even. He’s so precious it hurts and I wanna cry. Lol

 

https://twitter.com/rijeonghyeoks/status/1261955619126304768?s=20

 

Oh my..I never saw it from this POV until now!! Still so much fresh angles to discover about their characters :wub: I definitely need a re-watch again to analyze and take note of these details lol. 

 

On 5/25/2020 at 5:56 AM, ElectricHearts said:

I have watched CLOY now about 5x. Taking a break to watch other Baeksang nominated shows. Right now, CLOY is still my favorite. So hoping the show will win Best Drama/Daesang or even Screenplay. Right now, I think the show's competiion is When The Camellia Blooms. I did small appearance from Jang Hye-Jin) . Mainly hoping for SYJ Daesang/Best Actress and HB for Best Actor :)

 

I love more news of CLOY being watched around the world. I am from Canada. Sadly it is no longer on the top 10 on Netflix but I think it was in Feb/March. 

 

Have you watched When The Camellia Blooms? I've saved it on my Netflix too but have yet to watch it..mainly curious for its many nominations in Baeksang, I think it's the only drama with more nominations than CLOY. 

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On 5/26/2020 at 4:18 AM, MsHoon2219 said:

@TotoroSY oh thanks for the tip! I didn’t see the popups yesterday but I see them now for the tweet below. My phone’s messing up with me. LOL. The last time I was active in forums was before twitter became huge so this all new to me lol! And yes! I love that we can see snippets of our main leads’ distinct personalities in subtle scenes like that. Like with Capt Ri, in his 1st few scenes at the DMZ, he was able to pinpoint the location of the robbers by the sound of gunshots and even the type of firearms that were used. Then at the carpark scene in SK with Cho Cheol Gang pointing a gun at him, he was able to locate Seri in the dark just by listening to her voice. I guess it alludes to him having good ears being a musician. The writer and director are both geniuses! 
 

On another note re: Baeksang. It’s a bit of a bummer that we can only vote via TikTok. I thought I’d never but I guess I’d be a tiktoker now. :lol:

Let’s do this! 
 

 

You're welcome! I found out through test-and-trial too. Plus it's more tricky to post via phone - I usually use my notebook. 

 

I think the writer, director and actors did a very good job to convey the unique personalities, skills/ talents and other idiosyncrasies of the characters ie YSR and RJH. Even from the first 2 episodes, their distinct characteristics are very evident, which is credit to the strong writing of characters, good directing and actors performance. Even the 4 ducklings personalities are also well conveyed and each stand out on their own. That's why each of the drama characters are so engaging and we feel like we know them well, and so we are heavily invested on what happens to them.

 

Happy TikToking!! All the CLOY, HB, SYJ, Binjin fans are going crazy voting non-stop the last 2 days! Good news is that HB is now leading at #1 and SYJ at close #2 (but she's facing a much stronger contender in the female nominees). So keep voting!!

 

3 hours ago, anney said:

I can never get tired of that market scene...the way RJH looked at her with that slow eye blink and warm, comforting smile with the candlelight...ayo, all hearts are slayed right there and then if they haven't yet before that scene :lol:

 

This market candle scene is probably the most quoted when fans are asked about their favorite scene in CLOY. What's really so beautiful about it is how Captain Ri doesn't start reacting in a panic when he finally saw SR, and nor does she ran over to him, and we get this over-dramatic scene. But instead it was this calm reunion of the OTP, and then instead of asking SR if she's OK or where did she disappear too etc, Captain Ri just said "This time it's a scented candle". :wub:  They didn't have to say much to each other, but their eyes and smile say it all. THAT was fantastic writing, directing and acting!!

 

3 hours ago, anney said:

Btw, @TotoroSY I've finished Strangers, thanks again for the recommendation previously! I like the chemistry between the leads although there was no romantic development but hopefully they'll expand on that in season 2! Currently watching Healer, can't remember if it was you or someone else who recommended it here previously but so far I'm liking this series! The leads are cute together and the overarching plot is simple but interesting :) The ML's character feels like it's Superman-inspired lol. 

 

Oh good! You've already finished Stranger. Hope you enjoyed it. One of my favorite TV shows. Many times I go back and watch certain scenes cuz the writer was so good at dropping clues which you only realise later in another scene. And yes, I did recommend Healer. It's a fun and light-hearted watch, with good OTP chemistry. ML was indeed llike a superhero LOL!!

 

When The Camelia Blooms - it appeals to some but not to others. I enjoyed it quite a lot, cuz of the slice-of-life element. There's also a thriller/ mystery element  built into the storyline, but mostly its about an underdog finding value in herself. Try a few episodes to see if you'd like it. The drama has one extra nomination for Best New Actress category vs CLOY (if I recall correctly).

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, TotoroSY said:

The drama has one extra nomination for Best New Actress category vs CLOY (if I recall correctly).

It has got one extra for best new actor category. The young kid playing GHJ's child was nominated.

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1 hour ago, eLizza said:

It has got one extra for best new actor category. The young kid playing GHJ's child was nominated.

 

Oh yes you are right! I kept thinking Pyo Chi So (Yang Kyung Won) was nominated for Best New Actor instead of Best Supporting Actor.

 

 

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