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CRASH LANDING ON YOU (2019): forbidden love

Crash landing on you is about a pure yet forbidden love admist enemy borders, changing lives of Yoon Se-ri and Ri Jeong-hyeok for ever.

Filled with emotions and drama, the series highlights the boundaries set up by human behaviour and leadership. Wounded by the restrictions, Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok make their way into a brighter world with freedom.

Genre: Romantic-comedy, drama

Directed by: Lee Jung-hyo

Written by: Park Ji-eun

Available on: Netflix

Age rating: 13+

Seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 16

Duration of each episode: 1hr 10min- 1hr 52min

Original language: Korean

Based in: South Korea, Switzerland

Crash landing on you CAST:

  • Hyun Bin as Ri Jeong-hyeok
  • Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri
  • Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan
  • Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung-jun / Alberto Gu
  • Yang Kyung-won as Pyo Chi-su
  • Lee Shin-young as Park Kwang-beom
  • Tang Joon-sang as Geum Eun-dong
  • Yoo Su-bin as Kim Ju-meok
  • Ha Seok-jin as Ri Mu-hyeok (Ri Jeong-hyeok’s older brother)
  • Nam Kyung-eup as Yoon Jeung-pyeong ( Yoon Se-ri’s father)
  • Bang Eun-jin as Han Jeong-yeon (Yoon Se-ri’s stepmother)
  • Choi Dae-hoon as Yoon Se-jun (Yoon Se-ri’s older stepbrother)
  • Park Hyung-soo as Yoon Se-hyung (Yoon Se-ri’s 2nd oldest brother)
  • Hwang Woo-seul-hye as Do Hye-ji (Se-jun’s wife)
  • Yoon Ji-min as Go Sang-ah (Se-hyung’s wife)
  • Go Kyu-pil as Hong Chang-sik (Se-ri’s Manager)
  • Lim Chul-soo as Park Su-chan (Se-ri’s insurance agent)
  • Jun Gook-hwan as Ri Chung-ryeol (Jeong-hyeok’s father)
  • Jung Ae-ri as Kim Yun-hui (Jeong-hyeok’s mother)
  • Jang Hye-jin as Ko Myeong-eun (Dan’s mother)
  • Park Myung-hoon as Ko Myeong-seok (Dan’s uncle)
  • Oh Man-seok as Cho Cheol-gang
  • Kim Young-min as Jung Man-bok

Crash landing on you TRAILER:

REVIEW:

Yoon Se-ri, a top notch buisness women from a wealthy south korean family accidentally lands in north korea. Unaware of the possible consequences she is helped by a North korean army captain, Ri Jeong-hyeok.

While, Yoon Se-ri hides at Ri Jeong-hyeok’s house, it becomes a tool for the Lieutenant commander to destroy Ri Jeong-hyeok’s family and status.

Ri Jeong-hyeok’s comrades help plan Se-ri’s sneaky departure where on the other hand Ri Jeong-hyeok Diggs into his late brother’s death.

Se-ri and Ri Jeong-hyeok find themselves catching feelings and get into a forbidden affair.

Crash landing on you STORY PLOT:

(Spoilers)

Episode 1:

Yoon Se-ri, a well known South Korean buisness woman and head of her company Se-ri’s choice finds it hard to accept her unbiological family.

The whole family is startled when Se-ri’s father announces her as his company heir. Se-ri decides to test paragliding gear herself and is met by a storm that leads her astray.

Ri Jeong-hyeok’s team and South Korean Army come face to face when three individuals are caught digging cultural artifacts illegally. Jeong-hyeok concerned over the matter, decides to investigate the situation but the Lieutenant commander tries to stop him. Ri Jeong-hyeok’s comrades decide to drink up and enjoy before the company switch scheduled next day.

Se-ri’s manager gets worried and concerned over her disappearance. Se-ri finds herself in an unknown area and is unable to contact her manager. Ri Jeong-hyeok spots Se-ri and suspects her for being a spy. On getting clearance over her innocence, he decides to let her run away to her country. Doubting Jeong-hyeok’s intentions, Se-ri runs away in a wrong direction, making her way into North Korea.

Unable to catch Se-ri before she enters North Korea, Ri Jeong-hyeok and his comrades fear getting punished. Se-ri’s family reaches out to search for her, pretending to be worried.

Se-ri is confused when she reaches the army village, thinking it to be South Korea. Ri Jeong-hyeok pulls her into his home before she could have been caught.

Episode 2:

Se-ri’s brothers and sisters-in-law pretend to care about the accident to get into the good looks of their father.

Yoon Se-ri tries to convince Ri Jeong-hyeok that the incident could lead to nation-to-nation problems and so he should take care of her until she finds a way back home.

Ri Jeong-hyeok’s comrades are surprised to find Se-ri alive at Jeong-hyeok’s house and think se might be a spy. Se-ri explains them how they could get in trouble for letting her into the country in the first place if they don’t help her.

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Park Su-chan, Se-ri’s insurance agent is heartbroken upon hearing the news of her disappearance. When left at home, Se-ri calls Jeong-hyeok often for her first world problems.

Ri Jeong-hyeok meets up with the Lieutenant commander to request an allowance on investigating a suspicious car crash. The lieutenant commander, who is actually behind the incident, tells him to continue his research and visit the trial bureau.

Gu Seung-jun, a South korean resident reaches North Korea to hide away and seeks help to stay. On seeing Se-ri breakdown due to her situation, Ri Jeong-hyeok buys body care supplies for her.

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The Lieutenant commander orders his colleague to deal with Ri Jeong-hyeok but his colleague is scolded by the General for his deed. The general announces that Ri Jeong-hyeok is the son of the general political bureau’s director.

The lieutenant commander finds out Ri Jeong-hyeok’s relation with Ri Mu-hyeok. Ri Jeong-hyeok rushes back to his house upon hearing tihe call for a sudden village checking. The lieutenant commander finds Se-ri’s hiding at Jeong-hyeok’s house. Ri Jeong-hyeok reaches in time to save Se-ri by telling a lie and calling her his fiancee.

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Episode 3:

Everyone in the neighborhood is surprised by Ri Jeong-hyeok’s fiancee. His real fiancee arrives back to her home after years.

Lieutenant commander

The lieutenant commander orders the wiretapped to finds more information about Ri Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri in exchange for his son’s better future. The wiretapped recalls the time he helpedin getting Ri Mu-hyeok killed. A microphone is set up for recordings.

Jeong-hyeok researches more about the accident. Se-ri’s older bother tries to find out the man who took his money. While, Se-ri’s insurance agent tries to convince her manager on the possibility of Se-ri being alive.

Se-ri

Jeong-hyeok plans Se-ri’s sneaky departure by a boat but are caught in the act. They pretend to be a couple and return back to the house. Se-ri tries to runaway on her own by paragliding back but is rescued by Jeong-hyeok, before she is caught.

Episode 4:

The wiretapped comes face to face with Ri Jeong-hyeok in the market. Se-ri is left in protection of Jeong-hyeok’s comrades. She plans on helping Jeong-hyeok get a promotion, by making an impression on the Senior Colonel’s wife.

Ri Jeong-hyeok finds out about the special vehicles use for accidents. Lieutenant commander finds out that Se-ri is not who she is pretending to be. Ri Jeong-hyeok, his comrades and Se-ri enjoy a feast by the fire.

Se-ri’s brothers argue at dinner table to take her position in the company. The arguement is interrupted and ended by their mother.

Ri Jeong-hyeok thinks Se-ri might have feelings for him. He starts to care more about her. The insurance agent reaches out to Se-ri’s brother to explain her possible situation. 9

Seo dan takes a cab to go meet Ri Jeong-hyeok.

Episode 5:

Ri Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri come home to Seo Dan’s arrival. Jeong-hyeok introduces Se-ri as his partner in a mission. Ri Jeong-hyeok drops Seo Dan at her house and meets up with her mother.

Gu Seung-jun is startled by the possiblity of the women he saw to be Se-ri. He recalls the time he got rejected by her due to his money oriented intentions. The ladies from the neighborhood arrive to meet Se-ri after they think she has been cheated on. Se-ri waits for Ri Jeong-hyeok’s return.

Seo dan

Episode 6:

Ri Jeong-hyeok returns and asks Se-ri to change her get up for her sneaky departure out of the country disguised as a North Korean woman. Lieutenant commander beats up Ri Jeong-hyeok’s comrades to get some truth out from them but is unsuccessful.

Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok leave in a train and make memories by the bonfire when the train gets delayed and stops midway. They reach a hotel and get Se-ri’s passport photos clicked.

Gu Seung-jun comes across Se-ri at the hotel and tries to have a talk with her. Se-ri introduces Jeong-hyeok as her bodyguard. Seo Dan arrives at the hotel to inspect Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok’s relation.

Gu Seung-jun runs away from the men sent by Se-ri’s brother and is introduced to Seo Dan at the rooftop. Gu Seung-jun records and sends Se-ri’s audio to her brother, to save himself. Jeong-hyeok and Seo Dan meet each other with their parents and decide upon a wedding date.

Se-ri bids goodbye to everyone before she leaves for the airport. She is met with an accident when lieutenant commander sends people to kill her. Ri Jeong-hyeok gets injured in his act of saving Se-ri. He is taken to the hospital.

Episode 7:

Se-ri takes care of Jeong-hyeok at the hospital. Seo Dan and her mother go apartment hunting and meet up with the ladies of the neighborhood.

Gu Seung-jun tries to reach out to Se-ri and is relieved when Se-ri calls him. Se-ri asks him for a favour, to help her return back home. The lieutenant commander reaches the hospital to threaten Ri Jeong-hyeok and is interrupted by Jeong-hyeok’s father.

Seo Dan coincidentally finds out the truth about Se-ri’s identity. Se-ri reaches Gu Seung-jun’s mansion. Worried about Se-ri’s sudden departure, Jeong-hyeok locates her to get her back safe.

Episode 8:

Lieutenant commander tracks down Jeong-hyeok and reaches Gu Seung-jun’s mansion. He beats him up to get out some information but is unsuccessful. Ri Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri after leaving Gu Seung-jun’s house, spend the night at a school and return back home after that.

Se-ri sells the proposal ring given to her by Gu Seung-jun and buys some gifts and a vintage watch for Jeong-hyeok with the money. Se-ri gets kidnapped before she reaches back home and Jeong-hyeok gets suspicious about her possible death.

Episode 9:

Ri Jeong-hyeok is put behind bars and Se-ri finds herself locked up in an unknown room. Seo Dan says she wants Jeong-hyeok locked up till their marriage date, to avoid his meeting with Se-ri.

The wire tapper’s son bring him the vintage watch Se-ri bought for Jeong-hyeok but dropped during her kidnapping. The wire tapper realizes the watch belongs to Ri Jeong-hyeok’s older brother and has evidence against the lieutenant commander. He keeps the information hidden after he decides to protect Ri Jeong-hyeok.

Ri Jeong-hyeok is released from prison when the word reaches the Senior Colonel. Se-ri comes faceto face with Jeong-hyeok’s mother and father and explains her side of the story. Soon Jeong-hyeok reaches home and finds Se-ri is safe. They plead his parents to help Se-ri cross the border.

Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok find out their related past. Ri Jeong-hyeok and his comrades help Se-ri reach back into South korea.

Episode 10:

Everyone is startled to find Se-ri back alive. The wire tapper gives Jeong-hyeok his brother’s watch and tells him the past incident.

Ri Jeong-hyeok printe out the evidence and gets the Lieutenant commander arrested but he flees away by planning an accident. He travels to South korea to hurt Se-ri and have some power to destroy Jeong-hyeok’s family.

After hearing about his intentions, Jeong-hyeok illegally trespassed into South Korea to protect Se-ri. Ri Jeong-hyeok’s father sends his comrades and the wire tapper to South Korea on a mission to get Jeong-hyeok back.

Episode 11:

Se-ri is delighted to have Jeong-hyeok with her again. She buys him a wardrobe and introduces him as her new bodyguard. Ri Jeong-hyeok reaches in time to protect Se-ri from the lieutenant commander, who chases Se-ri in the parking lot.

Gu Seung-jun starts having feelings for Seo Dan.

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Episode 12:

Se-ri orders a gang of men to find the lieutenant commander in exchange of money. Ri Jeong-hyeok’s comrades, after spending nights at spa finally meet up with him and Se-ri welcomes them into her house.

After the arrest of senior colonel, the neighborhood is in a stare of unrest. Se-ri’s older brother and his wife get suspicious of her hiding a man at her house.

The insurance agent and manager meet up with Se-ri’s father to tell them the truth about Se-ri’s older brother working against her safe return. Se-ri is heartbroken on reaching home and assuming that everyone left. She is surprised by Ri Jeong-hyeok and his comrades, on her birthday.

Episode 13:

While everyone is out having fun, the lieutenant commander catches hold of the wire tapper blackmailing him to work for him again. Instead of letting him have his way, the wiretapper plans a way out with Se-ri and others.

Ri Jeong-hyeok and his comrades come face to face with the lieutenant commander and get in a fight. Se-ri gets shot while saving Jeong-hyeok. The lieutenant commander runs away.

Episode 14:

Everyone is worried about Se-ri when she is rushed to the hospital. She wakes up and finds how much her mother actually cares for her and finds a recording of his brother’s planning.

On the other hand, the South Korean security department is warned about the possible trespassing. The director of General political bureau lies to save his son and family and promises the return of his son back with advantage.

Ri Jeong-hyeok tracks down the lieutenant commander and ends up in the hands of the security forces, after killing the commander.

Episode 15:

The security forces find no evidence against Ri Jeong-hyeok and his comrades being involved in harmful plans. Se-ri tries to save Jeong-hyeok but he refuses to agree on his relation with Se-ri.

Gu Seung-jun runs away from the men sent by Se-ri’s brother. He proposes to Seo Dan but has to leave the country. His plan fails when Seo Dan is kidnapped and he runs to her rescue.

Episode 16:

Gu Seung-jun gets killed in the fight and leaves Seo Dan behind, grieving the loss. The security forces of both the nations agree on a secretive exchange of trespassers. Ri Jeong-hyeok and others, return back safely.

Jeong-hyeok leaves scheduled messages for Se-ri till her birthday. Se-ri makes a tradition of going to Switzerland every year to find him.

DO I RECOMMEND IT?

The trailer doesn’t do justice to the amazing series. It is an emotional yet heart warming story line. I surely recommend it!

RATING:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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