Before the recent Squid Game phenomenon, Crash Landing On You starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin had first brought K-drama to the fore, making waves across Asia, Europe and the United States after its release in 2019.
Romantic & Cultural Themes
Filmed in multiple regions including South Korea, Switzerland and Mongolia, it tells the story of a South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri who tests out her own sporting line on a paragliding trip, but ends up in the demilitarized zone between North and South Koreas due to a tornado. She meets army officer Ri Jeong-hyeok, played by Hyun Bin, who resolves to protect her till they figure a way out.
A cultural phenomenon, the series has generated widespread buzz and gained a cult following since airing. With its last episode ending on a high 21%, Crash Landing on You earned the distinction of being tvN’s highest-rated K-drama in history. Lead actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin even became a real-life couple, to the delight of fans worldwide.
Mixed Reactions from Fans
Recent news that a drama remake is in the pipelines has therefore raised plenty of eyebrows and anticipation alike. With Netflix and Korean media company CJ E&M revealed to be in talks for a US remake, fans are reacting with bemusement as they wonder how certain elements would be adapted, such as “where would [the landing] take place?” and “does US have [an equivalent of] North and South Korea?”, since the essence of the touching love story depends very much on the conflict between two countries that are perennially at odds.
Source: Yahoo! HK
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com