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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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Wanted to share this since I have not seen it posted here... this scene in Dinner Mate is so funny.... they even used the OST from CLOY.... :loolz:

 

Have not visited here for a while.. can't believe this thread is still quite active.. anyway, shoutout to fellow Binjin shippers... you know who you are :handsup:

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Ratings episode 14 (Nielsen Korea)   Nationwide: 17.705% Seoul: 18.612%  

@Lawyerh , @cenching , @sadthe1st @Sejabin , @im0202 , @vangsweetie637 @lu09 @Sarang21 @thanie , @hibiscus23  now we know how he will be if his wife giving birth  # don’t move darling   

On how to save a life (by Ri Jung Hyuk) I AM NOT OKAY, GUYS!!! MY FEELINGS!!! I NEED TO TALK.  Yoon Se-Ri hates her birthday. She hates her birthday so much that she attempted suicide o

Hi to all,

 

An avid fan here of CLOY. Sigh. I can't get over this K-Drama. It's been 5 days now after completing the series and tears still keeps flowing (I keep watching clips from different episodes). Please help me to move on. Can anyone please suggest a new drama series to watch? I can't find any that is as good or better than this show. I have tried the Descendants of the Sun, but I couldn't stand the lengthy dialogue so I stopped (didn't even completed Episode 1). Appreciate your response. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, cloyfever said:

Hi to all,

 

An avid fan here of CLOY. Sigh. I can't get over this K-Drama. It's been a 5 days now after completing the series and tears still keeps flowing (I keep watching clips from different episodes). Please help me to move on. Can anyone please suggest a new drama series to watch? I can't find any that is as good or better than this show. I have tried the Descendants of the Sun, but I couldn't stand the lengthy dialogue so I stopped (didn't even completed Episode 1). Appreciate your response. Thanks.

Hello... welcome to this family...We have been like this since February..:tounge_xd:..Trust me it is really hard to move on from CLOY and most of us are maintaining the post drama condolence period of six months subconsciously. I haven't finished bingewatching any drama after CLOY and that's why watching live shows as I soon get bored or start comparing it with CLOY. CLOY really sets the bar so high..

If you don't have any problem with ongoing dramas then you can try" It's okay not to be okay". The chemistry, acting and the cinematography are awesome but the story will give you chills. (available on Netflix)

Even Seo Dan is starring in another show called Dinner Mate and it made lots of CLOY reference. (Available on Iqyi)

As for fantasy genre, I m watching Mystic Pop up Bar and it will be ending this week .So far it is funny and entertaining.(available on Netflix)

 

On a side note ,CLOY domination goes on..This time it is from Italy

https://rep.repubblica.it/pwa/generale/2020/06/23/news/crash_landing_on_you-259906073/?rss&ref=twhr

 

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2 hours ago, eLizza said:

 

 

On a side note ,CLOY domination goes on..This time it is from Italy

https://rep.repubblica.it/pwa/generale/2020/06/23/news/crash_landing_on_you-259906073/?rss&ref=twhr

CLOY continues to dominate fearlessly, I felt giddy when I saw some famous personalities in the US being hooked into this, HALLYU wave brought to us by BinJin, PJE, director, the greatest supporting actors and the whole CLOY Fam! I remember when SYJ accepted an award in 2018 (apologies which award was that, I just remembered her black dress) she mentioned that she hopes to bring back the Hallyu wave right? She did! I'm apparently obsessed checking all the ratings CLOY have in different websites, platforms, and media, I feel a little competitive about this :D . I've read the scholarly article on CLOY, I was touched by all points raised. I hope to hear more articles coming out from different parts of the world to proudly cheer to our all time favorite Kdrama (well for me :sweatingbullets:):dorakiss:

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Here's another great news about CLOY popularity in Japan. NHK, which is Japan's biggest channel and is national TV, did a 6-min feature on CLOY!! That is really amazing!!  If someone here can understand Japanese, will be great to have a summary of what was said. Content likely similar to previous Japan news reports, but in case there's any new info in this NHK program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, TotoroSY said:

Here's another great news about CLOY popularity in Japan. NHK, which is Japan's biggest channel and is national TV, did a 6-min feature on CLOY!! That is really amazing!!  If someone here can understand Japanese, will be great to have a summary of what was said. Content likely similar to previous Japan news reports, but in case there's any new info in this NHK program.

 

 
Awesome! Wow this is impressive...CLOY is truly a phenomenon in Japan right now. I wish there is an English translation but from a hunch I think they featured real life NK defectors who has a similar love story as our main leads. So proud of CLOY. I think one reason it’s so popular worldwide is its universal theme of romeo & juliet-ish love story, the fascination on North Korea... you couple that with a well written script, incredible cast chemistry and you got yourself one unforgettable hard-to-get-over masterpiece. 

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Wow...CLOY domination continues in Japan. Another Naver article related to how CLOY is being recieved there and comparing its popularity to that of Winter Sonata level which brought the first Hallyu wave . CLOY is not only popular there but it is loved by critics as well. The largest Japanese review site gave it a score of 4.6 out of 5.B) 

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/001/0011707895

 

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18 hours ago, eLizza said:

Wow...CLOY domination continues in Japan. Another Naver article related to how CLOY is being recieved there and comparing its popularity to that of Winter Sonata level which brought the first Hallyu wave . CLOY is not only popular there but it is loved by critics as well. The largest Japanese review site gave it a score of 4.6 out of 5.B) 

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/001/0011707895

 

 

Thanks for the latest news! Now they added the drama ratings too, showing CLOY is both popular AND rated highly on quality by Japanese viewers! Actually it’s the same in all ratings sites too, with high number of  users giving it top ratings. It’s already end June, 4 months after it aired in Japan, and the news keep coming out. The highest compliment is comparing it to the impact of Winter Sonata. I think article also had a comment from Vast who said they received interview and picture requests, but couldn’t arrange any promo or events in Japan currently cuz of Covid situation. 

 

@MsHoon2219  Yes I’m still amazed Japan is still so crazy about CLOY after 4 months. Means the drama is really going viral there! The fact it’s no. 1 on Netflix Japan for so many weeks/ mths is so impressive! All the elements in the drama just came together beautifully and created Magic that audience can’t get enough of. Plus it has that rewatch addiction which is a strong sign of Hallyu wave impact. 

 

 

 

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@eLizza Hi it's me again! just wish to share that I manage to find a good replacement  but a lighter version with more comedy :) "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" it's also on NetFlix. Not as super top notch as "Crash Landing on You" but this can be a good show to watch next if you are wanting to continue the K-drama fever.

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25 minutes ago, cloyfever said:

@eLizza Hi it's me again! just wish to share that I manage to find a good replacement  but a lighter version with more comedy :) "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" it's also on NetFlix. Not as super top notch as "Crash Landing on You" but this can be a good show to watch next if you are wanting to continue the K-drama fever.

 

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I already watched this a year ago.. Although the chemistry between leads is good but the story is a bit meh! with all those tropes involving childhood lovers, and workplace romances.. Initially it was fun with lots of comedic elements but at some point later on  I found it to be dragging with lots if fillers.. Hope you don't feel bad as you seemed to like this drama. Nonetheless WWWSK was a hit with some good acting and many people loved it. It was just that it didn't live up to my expectations as I watched this after witnessing the hype.

 

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@elizza no worries, yeah, story is a bit mild and characters are a bit younger too. I'm currently at Episode 11 or 12 where the dark past has been revealed. Yeah not sure how the rest of the Episode will progress. Let's see. :)

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8 minutes ago, swclw said:

HI, sorry I know this is not BinJin Soompi thread, But I cant find it in soompi.

Is there any problem with the thread? Thank you.

 

I cant find it either. It seems it disappeared.

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I watched CLOY again. Sigh, I don't think i can get over with this show. I invited some of my friends who hasn't seen it yet, and some were cursing me like mad as they also caught the CLOY fever  :D hahaha.  Btw @eLizza you are right about the other "secretary kim", I understand now what you meant by filler, everything became rubbish and didn't continue watching after the part where kim stayed overnight with the vice. yuck, it ruined everything. Anyways I'm going to check out who the screenwriter of CLOY is.  Most people neglect or doesn't know the role of the screenwriter. He/She must have done other successful Drama or Movies.

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7 minutes ago, cloyfever said:

Anyways I'm going to check out who the screenwriter of CLOY is.  Most people neglect or doesn't know the role of the screenwriter. He/She must have done other successful Drama or Movies.

No no..that CLOY writer is a star writer..She is appreciated a lot in Korea and recently even awarded by the unification ministry.At this point ,her name only will draw lots of audience . I mean even her worst performing drama has a double digit rating for public channel. She has done many successful projects..CLOY is my third drama from that writer. So the score stands for 1 vs 2. I disliked the first one but loved the  last 2 .

 

Even I infused my friends with CLOY fever.:w00t:

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A little tidbit news on CLOY OST. Just found it on tweeter, but it was dated back in April. CLOY OST actually scored pretty good in Gaon Digital points, almost double of the other dramas that aired around the same period. This makes me happy cuz there some naysayers earlier who said CLOY is not really making a cultural impact in SK and one of the proof was the OST is not that popular. Well, this shows it WAS popular. :D

 

 

 

 

 

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Yet another CLOY news from Japan, this time by Japan Times which is the oldest and biggest english paper in Japan.

 

One very interesting point about this article is that CLOY was only the next Kdrama that received domestic media attention after Winter Sonata. Though some other dramas and K-culture was popular in Japan, but the media typically under report them to protect  Japanese pop culture. But even the domestic media could not resist reporting about CLOY because the impact was that big!! GREAT NEWS FOR CLOY!!

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/04/national/media-national/crash-landing-on-you-netflix/

Korean drama successfully crash lands on a Japanese audience

np_file_20565-870x673.jpeg Actor Hyun Bin stars in "Crash Landing on You," a TV series on Netflix that has attracted a strong following in Japan during the pandemic. | REUTERS
BY PHILIP BRASOR

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

 
 

One beneficiary of the coronavirus pandemic has been the video streaming service Netflix. Stuck at home with free time on their hands, many people, rather than finally clean out the attic or write that book, turn to effortless pastimes. Binging TV serials is custom-made for these times.

 

The South Korean romantic melodrama “Crash Landing on You” is the one that has received the most attention, at least in Asia. As far as “Korean Wave” exports go, it’s standard fare: True love beset by extraordinary forces arrayed to keep our protagonists apart. Fate figures decisively in every episode. Plot twists are the rule rather than the exception. Dei ex machina run riot.

 

 

What makes “Crash Landing” generative of not only gushing fan tributes and magazine profiles but also scholarly analyses is its high-concept premise. Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), an heir to a South Korean conglomerate, goes paragliding and is blown into North Korea, where she lands in a tree and is discovered by Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin), a handsome army captain and the scion of a powerful political family. Forbidden love was never so forbidden, and the show runners play up this aspect exhaustively — 16 installments, each between 70 and 112 minutes in length. It’s become the must-see TV series of the pandemic, even for viewers constitutionally averse to the kind of contrived storylines and hyperbolic presentation typical of South Korean dramas.

 

For Japanese viewers, it’s no big deal. A cursory scan of satellite TV schedules reveals an appetite for South Korean drama that’s insatiable, and in line with the parallel Japanese affection for K-pop. What’s interesting about Japan’s love affair with South Korean exports is that domestic media, while recognizing its popularity, rarely gives them their proper due. Almost 20 years ago, when the drama “Winter Sonata” was a genuine phenomenon, the Korean Wave couldn’t help but generate media scrutiny. Since then, however, there’s been a zero-sum aspect to the coverage. Whatever attention the Korean Wave receives is seen to be at the expense of Japanese pop culture.

 

However, “Crash Landing” is irresistible. Hyun, the series’ heartthrob, graced the cover of the June 26 issue of the Shukan Asahi magazine, which contained a section showcasing the best Korean dramas to stream at the moment. It leaves out one of Netflix’s top-rated Korean offerings, “Mr. Sunshine,” which would seem to hold more interest for Japanese viewers. For one, it stars Lee Byung-hun, an older male heartthrob who has been popular in Japan for years. It also has a Japanese subtext in that it takes place during the years just before Japan annexed the Korean Peninsula and involves the local resistance movement. Many Korean dramas and movies are set before and during the colonial period, and sometimes these depictions offend Japanese nationalist sentiments, which hold that Japan’s control and annexation was, on the whole, benevolent. These depictions are not shy about the brutality of the era, but it has been my observation that Korean dramas tend to be harsher on Korean collaborators than on their Japanese overlords.

 

A drama about a romance that bridges the gap between two countries that are still at war comes with its own interpretive pitfalls, not least of which is the reality that it was Japan’s control of the Korean Peninsula that led to its division by the Allies after World War II. But “Crash Landing” doesn’t address history. Any portrayal of North Korea in a sympathetic light is going to be problematic in Japan given the still unresolved matter of Pyongyang’s abduction of Japanese citizens in the past, but just as “Mr. Sunshine,” despite its overwrought romantic premise, can teach Japanese viewers something about their history, “Crash Landing” gives them a glimpse of North Korean life they’re not going to find elsewhere. Viewers literate in the grammar of Korean dramas will see through the exaggerations, and North Koreans become relatable as people, or, at least, relatable as Korean drama characters.

 

One Japanese commentator sees how this aspect could conceivably offend viewers. Journalist Renge Jibu, writing in the Asahi Shimbun, admits that at first she thought there was something improper about setting a work of entertainment in North Korea. The drama only hints at the suffering North Koreans experience with regard to human rights and doesn’t indicate the fierce resentments many feel toward South Korea and the West as a result of the carnage of the Korean War. But everyday hardships, like frequent power outages and shortages of medical supplies, are carefully, sometimes comically, built into the plot, and, more significantly, while the writers do gently mock a group of North Korean soldiers as rubes when they infiltrate Seoul, they never look down on them. In the drama the good guys and bad guys in North Korea are no different from the good guys and bad guys in South Korea.

 

Another writer, Minori Kitahara in the magazine Aera, credits the Japanese popularity of the series to Hyun. Kitahara acknowledges that Jeong-hyeok is too good to be true, and, as a feminist, she finds the idea of a man who does everything to protect the woman he loves depressing, since “protection” tends to go hand-in-hand with “domination” in a patriarchal society. However, watching the show during a pandemic has had its own effect. Kitahara thinks the Japanese government has failed in its promise to “protect” its people from the physical and economic scourge of the virus, so she finds comfort in Jeong-hyeok’s humanistic attitude toward everyone he comes into contact with, and not just the object of his desire, though she credits that attitude to South Korea, which produced the drama, rather than to North Korea, which supposedly produced Jeong-hyeok.

 

A running joke is that whenever Se-ri becomes indebted to a North Korean who helps her, she says she will repay them “after reunification,” a line she invariably delivers in a weary tone. Such idealistic pronouncements have become empty over the years through overuse, and it’s unlikely, even within the extreme fantasy parameters of the tale being told, that North and South will settle their differences anytime soon. But it’s nice to imagine the possibility, if only for 16 episodes.

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