Mr. Chunderella, aka Lee Chun-hee, has been added to SBS’s upcoming airport drama Take Care of Us, Captain, which earlier cast Ji Jin-hee as an airline pilot and Gu Hye-sun as his co-pilot and love interest. Let’s just hope that the romancing happens off-duty, because there’s enough to ruin air travel already without having to worry that the two knuckleheads in the cockpit aren’t doing their jobs properly, isn’t there?
Lee Chun-hee plays an air traffic controller at Incheon International Airport with seven years of experience under his belt. He’s prickly and cool, but possesses a cute, playful side that sometimes crops up. He’ll add another side to the love polygon as a romantic rival for Gu Hye-sun’s affections. Again, I reiterate: I really hope all this romantic competition is off-the-clock, because two pilots and an air traffic controller are exactly the types of characters I have no patience for seeing futz up their work with personal baggage.
Lee’s character is also described as a man “who boasts the best tower control skills,” which just makes me go pfffffffffffft. Seriously, Korean dramas, not every character has to be The Best at everything, especially in fields where having A Best is a ridiculous notion. “Oh, he’s The Best salaryman ever!” “My postman? He’s not just great, he’s The Best postman in the district!” Are we basing this distinction on how many crashes he hasn’t been responsible for? Because frankly, that’s a category that shouldn’t have an award; it’s called Just Doing Your Job.
The drama follows the lives and careers of the various characters who populate the airport, from the aforementioned airline pilots, the flight crew (of whom Yoo Sun is a member), the airline executives (Honey Lee), the maintenance staff, and others. Take Care of Us, Captain will begin shooting mid-November and will premiere on January 4.
Via TV Report
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