“Crash Landing On You” is one of the most talked-about kdramas in 2020 and now the highest-rated tvN drama of all time, the drama broke so many records with its last episodes and fans couldn’t have been happier.
I’ve already written a quick recap of “Crash Landing On You” ending, you can read it here. Today, I’d like to talk about my thoughts on “Crash Landing On You” ending.
Note: this is a subjective review, if you can’t handle opinions, don’t bother.
“Crash Landing On You” is in my opinion, no way near the best-written kdrama I’ve ever seen, it’s a light rom-com for the most part that shouldn’t be taken seriously. I enjoyed the drama but I mainly stuck around because I really liked the cast and their characters not because of the plot, it wasn’t that interesting to me or gripping to me.
For “Crash Landing On You” ending, I expected the outcome we’ve gotten. I can’t say I was disappointed with the ending because judging by how the writer did everything until that moment; I knew what we were going to end with.
I was a bit upset by the ending because Gu Seung Jung didn’t end up with a happy ending nor did Seo Dan when I think they were the victims of circumstances. Seo Dan had her fiancé fall in love with someone and basically cheated on her despite their family promise. When she finally got over it and fell in love with another man, he’s taken away from her too soon.
Gu Seung Jung is also a victim because of Seri’s family. His family was ruined because of them and he did what he did because he wanted revenge, this is in no way a defense to what he did but I would’ve loved for a cheesy happy ending for them too.
“Crash Landing On You” was fun but every episode felt so long and for no clear reason. I couldn’t understand the need for 1 hour and a half episode each time. “Crash Landing On You” finale was the ultimate long episode, almost 2 hours and honestly, it all could’ve been wrapped up in 45 minutes and we would’ve still ended up with filler scenes.
It had many unnecessary filler-scenes and touched on each character ending over and over again and even went through mundane everyday tasks that didn’t need to be covered. To convey the ending the writer would’ve wanted, 2 hours weren’t needed. I was bored a lot of times whilst watching the final episode and felt that a lot of scenes could’ve been omitted or just simply rushed a bit more. But it also felt to me that the writer wanted to give fans the ultimate fan service, which isn’t bad but nice of her, the cute interactions between Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s characters, it’s what all of us came for. It felt like a gift to everyone who thoroughly enjoyed this on-screen couple.
I’ve always found Writer Park Ji Eun dramas to be boring the more I saw of them, they start out with a bang and towards the middle fizzle down only to pick up towards the end.
She’s the writer behind “My Love From the Star”, “The Legend of the Blue Sea” and “The Producers.” She has a lot of interesting ideas but she always repeats herself and uses the same clichés over and over again.
I know this might be something most people will disagree with but I definitely believe Writer Park Ji Eun dramas are this successful not because they’re written so well but because they have amazing actors in the leading roles.
All of those dramas I’ve mentioned wouldn’t have gotten half the attention they did if it weren’t for the lead cast. And I believe that Koreans tuned to “Crash Landing On You” partially because they’re curious about what exactly is going on between Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.
Just a couple of hours ago rumors about them dating surfaced again after fans spotted them holding hands in between takes in a video shared by tvN. Hyun Bin agency expressed their frustration and stated they’re not dating, for the millionth time already. Korean media and netizens, in general, have been very invested in their ‘possible’ relationship since 2018 when they worked on that movie together.
tvN used their chemistry and teased their off-screen romance so much for their benefit, that’s clever marketing in my opinion because they all came out winning from it.
Overall, “Crash Landing On You” ending was okay but a bit too long for my taste. Despite my personal thoughts on this, I fully understand why a lot of people will disagree with me; I understand what makes “Crash Landing On You” this popular.
This is not to say I am bitter or have any bad feelings towards anybody, I am happy the drama is this successful and I found out about many talented actors through it so that’s also a win for me. It’s nice to see your favorite actors’ dramas do well whether you find them worthy of the attention or not, in the end, they all worked hard.
What about you guys? What did you think of “Crash Landing On You” ending?