For weeks, I've been hearing all about Crash Landing on You or CLOY on social media. When I first heard about it and found out it was a Korean drama series or K-dramas, I went oh yeah (but no). 😐😐 But then my Filipino friends went on and on about it and how wonderful and "kilig" it is, so I said why not. I've been watching The Handmaid's Tale, which is pretty hard stuff, so it was time for something light.
Something light was not exactly what Baby Girl would describe it though. Poor little girl had no clue what was going to happen to her. She went through every possible emotion. Anger, Happiness, Sadness, "Kilig" ... 🤪🤪
As my first K-drama series ever - I watched Meteor Garden when I was younger, but that was Taiwanese I believe? Anyways, I liked CLOY. First from a cultural aspect. I don't know how authentic it was, but I liked seeing how life is in South Korea and most especially North Korea! Second, I liked how the romantic story panned out.
I'm not going to talk about the ending in details here. But I did like it. It's neither entirely happy or sad. A perfectly happy ending would have made it unbelievable and a sad one would have been...well, depressing. Instead it is bittersweet - a realistic poetry.
P.S. The episodes are an hour to an hour and a half long so be sure to have time especially if you want to binge-watch. But this lockdown, if anything, has given us the gift of time.