Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sang-yoon courted for On the Way to the Airport
On the Way to the Airport is the name of a new project under consideration at KBS, which spent some time (a LOT of time) fighting with SBS to claim Jealousy Incarnate, then sulking about losing it. I guess they decided to move on to more productive avenues, and word is out that offers have been made to Choi Ji-woo and Lee Sang-yoon to headline the new drama in the timeslot meant for Jealousy Incarnate. But… we just saw them together in Twenty Again!
Not that I disliked them together, since they were adorable and that drama was sweetly funny and I loved their rapport as bickering adults with crushes on each other (well, mostly it was him crushing on her)—but I tend to think couple reunions work best when some time has actually passed between shows. (Twenty Again wrapped last October.) Still, I suppose I wouldn’t be unhappy to watch them be Twenty Again Again, although reps for both stars stated that they’ve only received offers, and have not decided anything.
About the story: On the Way to the Airport centers around married couples and the “second adolescence” experienced in one’s late thirties and early forties. It isn’t a drama that’s specifically about flight crew, but does intend to portray their everyday lives in detail. It also depicts island life on Jeju as well as old-fashioned Korean architecture (han-ok), both noted as popular romantic ideas/fantasies.
That sounds pretty scattered as far as plots go, but reading between the lines, I’m presuming that there’ll be a lot of travel to and from Jeju, with one or more main characters a part of the crew, possibly undergoing some kind of mid-life crisis despite being happily married. (The plot description does state that it’s not a story about dating or adultery, but about couples in honest relationships.) It sounds to me like it’s a warm human drama type story, but we’ll have to await further details.
This will be the first drama series written by screenwriter Lee Sook-yeon of movies One Fine Spring Day and The Sword With No Name; directing is PD Kim Chul-kyu of Hwang Jin-yi and Daemul. On the Way to the Airport will air at the end of August as a KBS Wednesday-Thursday series.
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