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Open Thread #640

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Crash Landing on You: Episode 9
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Crash Landing on You: Episode 9

by LollyPip

Oh! I agree! That's what I meant when I said I was at odds with this "happy ending" given the current controversy/issues with this drama glorifying and romanticizing NK, but I guess I did a poor job of explaining that I'm conflicted with this drama because, despite real world tensions being high between the two countries, within the drama it is far too lighthearted with most of the North Koreans--even Jung-hyuk's high ranking military father-- being far too receptive and protective of Se-ri.

This makes it very easy to imagine an ending where she ends up in NK with all the lovable NK characters, especially when I think of the drama as an isolated work of fiction where anything can happen. Generally speaking, when a drama has a sad/bittersweet ending there is a lot of foreshadowing pointing to it within the drama, but, in this case, if you take away the real-world context and tensions between North and South Korea, this feels more a like an overcoming-all-the-odds-to-achieve-a-happy-ending drama.

Maybe the remaining six episodes will make it clearer within the context of the drama that they aren't going to end up together in the same country, but so far my suspension of disbelief is overpowering my real-world knowledge of North and South Korea tensions.

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