The Package promises a light-filled, pirate-hunting tour of northern France
Oh, this is so lovely. I’m not sure whether this show will ease my wanderlust or actually make it worse, but either way, I’ll definitely be tuning in to find out. JTBC’s The Package has released a poster and two short teasers featuring our leads Lee Yeon-hee (Reunited Worlds) and Jung Yong-hwa (Three Musketeers), and some beautiful shots of two of the French towns that will provide the backdrop for the travel drama. I have a niggling feeling that the gorgeous locations, which is really another character in and of itself, will be stealing the show for me.
The first teaser lands us in Honfleur, which is known, among other things, for its contributions to the Impressionist movement. I especially love how they used Honfleur-born Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie” to score these teasers. We see Lee Yeon-hee take a leisurely stroll along the old port, which has been immortalized in paintings by the likes of Boudin and Monet, as the copy reads, “You’ve arrived in Honfleur, the town where Normandy’s light was put on canvas.” She walks among the crowds and narrates, “This is the place where we first met.” We briefly see Jung Yong-hwa also wander the streets of the town as the teaser ends.
The next teaser largely reflects the first, though this time, we first see Jung Yong-hwa exploring the walled city of Saint-Malo, historically notorious for its naval mercenaries. The copy says, “You’ve arrived in Saint-Malo, where you look for pirates and end up walking along the ocean.” Addressing his tour guide, Jung Yong-hwa invites her to travel “without your tour guide flag, freely.” Eugh, what I wouldn’t give to be walking on that beach or riding that carousel like Lee Yeon-hee.
This package tour is not all fun and games, though, and it looks like Lee Yeon-hee might have her hands full with the tour group that will make up the central characters of The Package. I love the poster of her with the wide-eyed, these-people-are-crazy look on her face, as she holds her tour guide flag close to her chest. The caption on the poster reads, “Ah… I really can’t take this team…” Hmm, the poster also describes her as the tour guide who “crossed an ocean for a man.” I wonder whether that has anything to do with the mysterious man played by Yoon Park (Introverted Boss) who will try to track her down in France with a single photo. Curiouser and curiouser.
JTBC’s The Package will premiere on October 13 following currently airing Age of Youth 2.