My daughter successfully recruited me to the fan club of Captain Ri, the very charming lead character in Korea’s TV series Crash Landing On You. His fan club includes my sister, her daughters, Oyen, and now me, plus maybe millions more from Korea and the Philippines alone.
Played by Korean actor Hyun Bin, Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok, is the perfect guy to fall in love with.
I spent several hours watching the Korean romantic / comedy / suspense / action series on Netflix.
Today we finished the 15th and 16th episodes and I spent a gallon of tears crying every time Captain Ri shed tears over his first and forever love Yoon Se-ri, played by Son Ye-Jin.
Who’s not gonna fall in love in this storyline:
Yoon Se-ri is the young, beautiful, smart, ultra-successful businesswoman, heiress of a Korean billionaire. A twister suddenly appeared while she was paragliding in South Korea. She woke up hanging up on a tree in North Korea. Captain Ri was on duty patrolling the area when she saw Se-ri. She fell right on Captain Ri. Mahirap magkwento, I will not be able to express how intense the love of Captain Ri is towards Yoon Se-ri. Just go watch it.
if this were an American movie, there would be a lot of torrid kissing, nudity and effing love scenes to demonstrate the intense love between Captain Ri and Yoon Se-ri, but the beauty of this movie is it has depth and substance. It clicks even with just a hug and literal lips to lips, no saliva-exchanges, between the lovebirds.
The movie is in Korean and dubbed in English for our reading pleasure.
I’ve been hearing my daughter speaking to our dog Mochi in Korean.
Kamsamida is the only word I remember, not from Crash Landing on You, but from the Korean restaurants in Manila.
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