The Korean Drama Crash Landing On You finale bids farewell with the highest viewership rating on tvN history. It even beat out the finale episode ratings for Goblin which was aired on the same network!
According to Nielsen Korean data, the charming Korean drama series achieved a nationwide rating of 21.683% and peaking at 24.1%. It even beat the finale ratings of Goblin, another Korean drama series which was also aired on tvN.
Crash Landing On You first aired on tvN in December . It tells the story of a billionaire actress who accidentally crashes into North Korea and falls in love with an army soldier serving Kim Jong Un.
Not only that the series is about romance between two different worlds in an unlikely place, but it also depicts the everyday life of people living in the North. Even the accents and rods used in the series has drawn praises from its viewers for its superb portrayal.
The main actors in the series are South Korean stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin. In the story, an empire heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally crash lands on the North Korean soil while she was paragliding. She meets a captain of the North Korean army Ri Jeong-hyuk.
Ri Jeong-hyuk will try to hide and protect the heiress as she find her to return to South Korea. As the story progresses, the two will find themselves falling in love in the most inconvenient a The series got an impressive review from different critics.
They praise Crash Landing On You for its true to life portrayal not only of the actors but also even on the accuracy even on the tiniest details of the plot. In one of the scenes, portraits of North Korean founder Kim II Sung and his son Kim Joong II can be seen on the walls of every house. Propaganda slogans can also be seen on the streets of Pyongyang.
The crew of the show also included several actresses and a writer from the North to actually make the show feel like they were actually back in a North Korean village.
These accuracy even on the smallest details added to the superb performance of the whole series. Main reason why critics complimented the show.
In an interview with a professor in Chungnam National University, the professor stated that the show changes the stereotypes on North Korea and it indeed shows that North Korea is also a place where people live a normal life. The show depicts the everyday life on people living in North Korea.
The show is also a manifestation on how tensions have eased on the Korean peninsula. In 2017, fears of war have been replaced by diplomatic thaw and series of summit even though the process is now stalled.
Crash Landing On You’s 16-part series reaches its climax on tvN this weekend. In the Philippines, the hashtag #CrashLandingOnYouFinale trends a few hours after its finale was shown.
Crash Landing On You’s episodes are also available via Netflix.
Crash Landing On You finale made its mark in South Korean history as one of the highest rating finale episodes ever. From its brilliant plotting to well placed conclusion, the show truly deserves such high ratings.
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