Crash Landing on You – Episode 9

My little heart can’t take all those sweet moments..and I’m not only speaking about our couple..I loved the moments with his parents too..loved how his mom put his happiness above all else..loved how she is so not typical of the usual tigress rich mother..loved how the father was sooo out of his depth when he was staring love in the face..I mean..honestly..how can any parent not love it when their child is so obviously loved by another?

I do feel badly for Dan though..not think she’s right in forcing this relationship along..(what relationship??) but because she’s obviously so hurt..and it’s not just hurt pride..knowing that she liked him so many years ago and has kept those feelings and nurtured them along…realizing that he was nice to everyone and didn’t even remember her when they met in Switzerland..having her expectations dashed at what she thought would be a future with him..I just feel for the girl. At first I thought that her reaction was a bit much since it was an arranged marriage and they hadn’t seen each other in 7 years but knowing about her one-sided crush gives us a wrinkle that I hadn’t counted on.

 

#crash-landing-on-you, #ha-suk-jin, #hyun-bin, #jang-so-yeon, #kim-jung-hyun, #kim-jung-nan, #kim-sun-young, #kim-young-min, #lee-shin-young, #oh-man-suk, #seo-ji-hye, #son-ye-jin, #tang-joon-sang, #yang-kyung-won, #yoo-soo-bin

Crash Landing on You – Episode 8

Oh my goodness that was one of the best scenes..that silent communication as they stare at each other and he wipes away her tears and tells her to stop crying..it was such a perfect example of where the relationship between these two is..it’s not the words she’s uttering.

I also don’t care if it’s the usual kdrama blip but I loved the fact that no gas in the car meant more time for our couple to be together..isn’t there always an abandoned hut or school closeby???

And..how hilarious is that when Dan’s mother got all the truth out of our snarky guy and then couldn’t remember a single detail??? Loved that..though you’d think that his companions would have gotten him away before damage was done!!

 

#crash-landing-on-you, #ha-suk-jin, #hyun-bin, #jang-so-yeon, #kim-jung-hyun, #kim-jung-nan, #kim-sun-young, #kim-young-min, #lee-shin-young, #oh-man-suk, #seo-ji-hye, #son-ye-jin, #tang-joon-sang, #yang-kyung-won, #yoo-soo-bin

Crash Landing on You – Episode 7

In this episode…

Recap coming soon, but for now, let’s just relive that moment, you know which one I’m talking about…

Impressions…

Chingu: Lots and lots of things happening in this episode..where to begin?

Maybe with a question: will we see a noble idiot in the next episode? And yet the danger is real, not only to themselves but to those around them — the consequences could be devastating to both, so probably not idiocy at all.  Still, I loved how Binnie’s mom stood up for him while the dad was ranting at the potential danger he’s put them all in — not that he wasn’t right, of course.

I’m still finding lots to love about our girl though..love the fact that she addressed the elephant in the room and gave him the three logical choices of dealing with their lovely kiss..also loved how she was miffed when he chose the last one. LOL It’s funny how he can be so “naive” when dealing with her on any emotional level but yet he’s always quite resourceful when he has to defend himself or his men from the evil commander. I was wondering how on earth he was going to get out of this one..not only did he get out of it, but now people are fawning all over him because of his revealed identity!!

And, of COURSE she has his blood type..would you expect anything else????

#crash-landing-on-you, #ha-suk-jin, #hyun-bin, #jang-so-yeon, #kim-jung-hyun, #kim-jung-nan, #kim-sun-young, #kim-young-min, #lee-shin-young, #oh-man-suk, #seo-ji-hye, #son-ye-jin, #tang-joon-sang, #yang-kyung-won, #yoo-soo-bin

Crash Landing on you – Episode 6

In this episode…

Se-ri gets her passport photos and Jung-hyuk begs the proprietor for an extra copy (though he refused earlier to get a couple photo with her). In the lobby, Seung-joon spotted her and dragged her into an elevator to ‘chat’ (hide from goons) which Jung-hyuk interrupts (eyes glaring). Se-ri introduces him as her bodyguard, but sees this as a chance to consider alternative arrangements for getting home. Dan and Seung-joon meet (again!) and share ideas on money and relationships, and later Dan and her mother get ready to save her future marriage and set up a parents meeting in the hotel as well. Foolishly, Se-ri does meet up with Seung-joon and they go for a walk, worrying Jung-hyuk like crazy until he’s called in to help out again. They head off for beer and chicken and see the first snowfall (we, and Se-ri, know what that means!) A picnic is staged with the Company 5 boys for farewell, this time with the men sorry to see her leave, even Chi-soo. She’s sent off to the airport not by Jung-hyuk, but by Kwangbum (the only one to know about the trucks of doom). Turns out Jung-hyuk’s made alternate arrangements — a hot motorcycle and a mobile armory, just in case — and they’re needed. A cycle/truck battle ensues and he’s shot!

Impressions…

Chingu: Robin – you are so right when you say that those village women remind you of El Cuartel de las Feas..indeed they do!! I thought that they would irritate me but because the scenes are quite short they turn out to be  funny rather than tiresome.

Robin: If their scenes went on too long it would take precious time from the main story, but they work so well because they are short and because they’re such talented veteran actresses who know how to deliver a punch/line! They’re important too because they become a surrogate community, almost/quasi family in the making for Se-ri, who clearly does not have much in the way of family support.

Chingu: Is there anything more bittersweet than saying goodbye? Once again we have the coming departure and the sweet farewells and even though it’s the second..third?..time round..it always feels sad to think that if she did leave she’d never see these awesome people again.

Robin: It’s all the better (er, I mean sadder/poignant) because those piercing eyes of Hyun Bin’s speak volumes. I give you Exhibit N… in the photo above. But it’s not just him; I think that for all the anxiety and tension of being ‘behind enemy lines’ Se-ri is relaxing and coming to enjoy this fantasy interlude. She doesn’t really understand the danger, though, does she? When she asks him if he will get into trouble when she disappears in Europe and takes him at his word when he tells her that he will not she really should understand that he’s lying to her. She could earlier see through Seung-joon back in Seoul, but not be able to figure out that this would of course mean trouble for him? Maybe her lie-dar is not working across the border, much like that walkie-talkie, because who in their right mind would trust Seung-joon? He just reeks of falsehood!

Chingu: Manbok still searching for that inner courage..one step further but not close enough.

Robin: I really, really, really hoped that somehow he would have this time given a hint of warning at least to someone, even if not outright lying to Lt. Com Cho. But I suppose it’s tough rising up after being walked on for so long. One side note: notice how the bribe money they’re so busy flashing around is generally US dollars? What’s up with that?

Chingu: A jealous Binnie is an awesome sight don’t you think??

Robin: Of course he is (see above)! Watching him zipping along on that motorcycle was pure rowr-power too 😉 Hyun Bin has put those action movie skills to work once again. But the quiet moments when is watching her, that look of …longing, and maybe more, are something else again. I kind of wish we wouldn’t get these “Perils of Pauline” cliffhangers at the end of every episode, and I’m glad that I’m not live-watching this show, but if it allows him to show all of these skills, I’m cool with it!

Chingu: As to his official fiancee..I can’t dislike her..after all she’s just as much a “victim” of circumstance as he is..tied to a stranger for years. Is her coldness a reaction to his or just her nature?

Robin: I think it’s her nature; she’s proud of her status, her looks, etc. Se-ri is the first woman who could give her a run for her money with her shiny long (western) hair and clear skin. And it’s pretty clear that her fiancé cannot keep his eyes off of her, so she’s got to deal with this unusual jealous feeling of her own. Her mom’s ‘warpaint’ was pretty damn funny, but I really liked Jung-hyuk’s mom at that dinner. It was as if she was trying to postpone the wedding because she knew it was ALL wrong for her precious son in her own quiet way. Do you suppose Dad was all “get married now!” because of the trouble his son was getting into trying to find ways to help Se-ri? Of course he was! I’m more convinced that the marriage arrangement is one of those family things: e.g., the 2 men saying, “let’s marry our kids” and the kids have no say-so, and the original fiancé would have been his brother.

#crash-landing-on-you, #ha-suk-jin, #hyun-bin, #jang-so-yeon, #kim-jung-hyun, #kim-jung-nan, #kim-sun-young, #kim-young-min, #lee-shin-young, #oh-man-suk, #seo-ji-hye, #son-ye-jin, #tang-joon-sang, #yang-kyung-won, #yoo-soo-bin

I started VIP and after 5 episodes…

So far I’m cautiously enjoying it. The main attraction for me was Jang Nara. I rarely pass up anything she’s in because she’s such a chameleon, sadly her last drama, ironically called The Last Empress, was a real dud so I was keeping my fingers crossed with this one. First of all she does do the classy look so well, those outfits fit her to a T!

She and Lee Sang Yoon play a married couple who work for the VIP special department..treating the extra rich customers with personal  kid gloves..I was actually surprised to see that they were married because their behaviour at work is so impersonal that there is no hint of a personal connection. So far his character is really hard to like..he seems so cold..so distant..so robotic..so empty…even on their ride home together there is little spoken..each one far away from the other..and then one day we discover that he is (or was) having an affair..and it’s probably with someone at the office….the audience receives the same hints as she does as she tries to learn the truth..and there is a list of possible attractive candidates to choose from. Her struggles are obvious..whom can she trust around her? In fact…the age old question that every betrayed wife asks: can she ever trust him again?

What I find interesting is that each character has their own story..very human story at that..some of their troubles we can even relate to..the feel of the show is really dark..in theme and in the visual sense..for instance..their house is always shown in shadows — oppressively so — we shall see if my interest remains strong till the end but even so..I’m not quitting on Jang Nara..lol

#jang-nara, #lee-chung-ah, #lee-sang-yoon, #vip

Happy for Hyun Bin

He’s always been one of my favourites and I felt sorry that his latest couple of dramas did so badly..but finally he seems to have struck gold because I see that the ratings are great! I haven’t seen it yet but I hope that this means that his choice of dramas has improved..either that or his luck has changed..lol!!

#crash-landing-on-you, #hyun-bin, #son-ye-jin

Chingu’s 2020 Viewing List

Completed

  1. K – What Lies Within (Entertaining, but you need a strong stomach!)
  2. K – Vagabond (Disappointing)
  3. K – Tomorrow with You (so..so..so…)
  4. K – Chief of Staff (Felt a little incomplete – obviously due to scheduled second season)
  5. K – Live up to your Name (my favourite of the bunch!!)

In Progress

Meaning, I checked them out and wasn’t in the mood, so they are on standby

  • K – Melting me Softly
  • K – Fiery Priest
  • K – Liar and his Lover
  • K – Welcome to Life
  • K – Rookie Historian
  • K – The Tunnel

This list will be updated throughout the year.

 

 

#2020, #viewing-list