The Korean Drama industry has been churning out content that even Netflix binge-watchers have started to take notice of. However, there’s one writer who truly stands out when it comes to producing content that appeals to foreign audiences and critics alike: Park Ji-eun. If you haven’t yet seen one of her dramas, we highly recommend you check out the following ones, which have received the most attention from foreign viewers and critics alike (ranked by number of views). We’ve also included the synopsis of each drama below to give you an idea of what to expect before you start watching them! Park Ji-eun’s Crash Landing on You – A Must-Watch K-Drama
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What to expect from the drama
We can expect Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin and Lee Jeong-hyo to deliver stellar performances. With experienced director Lee Jeong-hyo helming and veteran screenwriter Park Ji-eun at his side, we’re assured a wholesome story with enough twists and turns to keep us hooked. If you love romantic comedies or have been searching for one that doesn’t revolve around chaebols and power tripping, then you should keep an eye out for Crash Landing on You.
Reasons why you should watch this drama
If you love action, romance, and like shows with smart dialogue, then you’ll probably enjoy Crash Landing on You. This drama will appeal to those who love a good plot twist and character development. With an engaging story line that will take you through many twists and turns throughout its 16 episodes, it is one of our favorite dramas here at DramaFever (and one of Son Ye-jin’s). Directed by Lee Jeong-hyo (Baker King Kim Tak Goo) and written by Park Ji-eun (What Happens to My Family?), Crash Landing on You is about a successful South Korean businesswoman named Yoo Da Bin (Son Ye-jin) who gets involved in an airplane crash that kills everyone except for her.
Main cast of the drama
Hyun Bin (playing Jang Tae Jin), Son Ye-jin (playing Kang Min Jae), Kim Jung-hyun (playing Jang Hyeok Soo) and Seo Ji-hye (playing Choi Soo Young). Park Ji Eun’s newest drama, Crash Landing On You follows a successful businesswoman named Kang Min Jae who is desperate to have a child. She desperately tries to conceive through IVF treatments until she meets a man named Jang Tae Jin. Together, they embark on an adventure in building their family by sharing their love and knowledge about fertility treatment.
Love it? Hate it? Why
Park Ji-eun’s Crash Landing on You is a 2019 South Korean television series that I really enjoyed watching. It is about a successful businesswoman, Hae Yi-ra (Son Ye-jin), who is based in South Korea but has to leave her position as CFO of an international technology company because of family reasons. She decides to hide her identity and pretends to be another woman for 8 months, working for Hyun Soo Kang (Hyun Bin), an advertising company CEO. Hae Yi-ra knows Hyun Soo Kang because he’s best friends with her brother, Joon Ha (Kim Jung Hyuk). Watch it if you want something different from your typical Kdramas or if you like office politics and romance!
How does it compare with other Korean dramas
I don’t watch a lot of Korean dramas. The ones I have watched, though, have been all about family ties, which is why it was pretty surprising for me to see Crash Landing On You, which lacks strong family ties. There are twists and turns in each episode that will make you want to watch them all at once. My favorite aspect of Korean dramas is their love stories and they were my only motivation to keep watching them when they became complicated because of their multiple characters. However, Crash Landing On You has a different concept from those other dramas. It has been beautifully written by Park Ji-eun and it has an unexpected ending that can make you laugh or cry depending on your perspective. I recommend watching it!
Comparison between movie and drama version
While I liked Crash Landing on You as a movie, I like it even more as a drama series. I loved it because it was realistic and relatable despite its whimsical storyline of time travel. The movie is about a divorced couple who reconcile after realizing that their previous marriage still binds them together to perform mysterious tasks in order to save mankind from an impending extinction by traveling through time between 2017 and 2037. Both versions are equally good, with each having its own pros and cons. I think they complement each other quite well since they are made by different production companies with different storylines but similar characters.
Is Crash Landing on You based on true story?
Park Ji-eun’s Crash Landing on You is not based on a true story. The drama does center around a failed businesswoman, whose life begins to unravel after she discovers her husband has been cheating on her for years. However, there are no real-life scandals involved with Park Ji-eun (Son Ye-jin)’s character in any way. In fact, Song Hae Jin (Hyun Bin) serves as a major source of support throughout much of No Ra’s struggles, helping her believe in herself again by encouraging her to follow through with her passions and dreams.
Is there a happy ending in Crash Landing on You?
There is no confirmed ending to CJEO as of yet. With new episodes airing every week, it’s very hard to say what will happen next. Although, since it is a romantic drama, we can assume that there will be some kind of happy ending or at least an emotional one. Usually in dramas with lots of romance and problems, there are two ways that things play out
Who is Hyun Bin wife?
Hyun Bin (born June 12, 1982) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in various television dramas such as Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats (2009), Secret Garden (2010), Miss Ripley (2011), That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013) and My Love from Another Star (2013–2014). Hyun Bin has been nominated for acting awards at both local and international levels, winning an Asian Excellence Award and two further SBS Drama Awards. He is currently a contract star with YG Entertainment, having previously signed with KeyEast.
Has Son Ye-jin been married?
Yes, she has been married twice. Her first marriage was with A Moment to Remember co-star Kim Rae-won from 2007 to 2013. The two stars met and fell in love while filming in 2003. They divorced without having any children together. In September 2015, she got married to a noncelebrity and had their first child, a daughter named Rina, by January 2017.
Can a North Korean marry a South Korean?
In South Korea, North Koreans and South Koreans are NOT considered to be citizens of different countries. Both North and South Korean citizens have one nationality (Korean). They are considered two parts of one country. This makes them eligible to marry each other. However, they may not be able to get married in their respective countries because of certain reasons (It is illegal in both North Korea and South Korea for North Korean citizens to marry foreigners). So if a couple wishes to get married, it will usually have to go through a marriage broker and get married overseas. This can cause problems because some governments may not recognize them as being legally married even though that has nothing to do with either South or North Korea itself.
Can a North Korean go to South Korea?
In December 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed an agreement that paved the way for a formal end to war. If a peace treaty is signed between North Korea and South Korea, it would make South Korea one of only two countries (along with China) with which North Korea maintains diplomatic relations. It’s likely too early to say whether such a treaty will be drafted, or if it could impact travel by citizens of either country to each other’s nations. At present, however, anyone entering South Korea from North Korea must hold valid ROK or DPRK visas before they can cross. Anyone caught trying to enter without documentation can be detained for up to three years by either country—or both.
What is the number 1 Korean drama?
The number 1 Korean drama is Another Oh Hae Young, a 2018–2019 South Korean television series starring Seo Hyun-jin, Eric Mun and Sung Joon. The romantic comedy tells a story of a woman who gets to know her first love again by getting married to him. It is one of most successful South Korean dramas. Watch it if you want to get inspired!
How old is Lee Min Ho?
He was born December 29, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a Korean actor and singer who began his career as a model before pursuing an acting career in 2006. He is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009), City Hunter (2011) and The Heirs (2013). Other notable roles include The Legend of Hyang Dan (2007), Brilliant Legacy (2009), Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats (2010) and …Let’s get married (2014). As a singer, he has released one extended play, Hands Up, in 2011.
What languages can Hyun Bin speak?
The South Korean star’s recent appearance in a drama about an alien landing in Seoul has sparked feverish interest not only for his acting, but also for his linguistic skills. Despite being born and raised in Seoul, Hyun can speak fluently in English, Chinese and Japanese. As he was growing up, Hyun watched American films dubbed into Korean. He said he would repeatedly watch certain scenes over and over again to understand what was being said. As a result, Hyun is able to perfectly mimic accents from different parts of America.