Chinese netizens celebrate love after South Korean drama ‘Crash Landing On You’ comes to an end

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/2/17 19:48:40

Hyun Bin (left) and Son Ye-Jin Photo: VCG

Chinese netizens began calling for the protagonists of South Korean TV drama Crash Landing On You to start a romantic relationship in real life after the drama came to an end on Sunday.

The hashtag for the drama's final episode has earned 460 million views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Monday. The website for South Korean TV, which broadcast the drama with Chinese subtitles, crashed on Sunday night due to the sheer number of fans heading to the site.

The finale also broke records for South Korean TV ratings with a peak viewer rate of 24.1 percent and an average nationwide rate of 21.68 percent, surpassing the previous record set by Goblin, according to reports.

The show is a cross-border love story between a rich and charming heiress from South Korea and a handsome army officer in North Korea.

The happy ending for the two protagonists, played by Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin, has driven many Chinese netizens crazy, leading them to rush to social media to share their excitement. 

"The end would have been far more perfect if they could have had twins," one netizen posted on Sina Weibo.

"They are such a fit for each other. They were even born in the same year. I wish they could go to the civil affairs bureau in real life and get married," one Chinese netizen joked on Sina Weibo.

An entertainment blogger on Sina Weibo called Crash Landing On You a top-notch show, and praised the actors, director, screenwriters and even the singers of the original soundtrack. The clear editing, appropriate background music and distinctive characters in the story made it a high-quality work.

"Although the story is far removed from real life, it portrays the image of an enviably perfect on-screen couple played by Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin, who through their superb acting skills captured the attention of audiences. Meanwhile, people have a high interest in the mysterious country - North Korea. The warm and interesting plots of the ladies in the village as well as the funny four North Korean soldiers also stirred people's interest," the blogger wrote.

The fashionable outlook of the two main female actresses also attracted many female Chinese netizens. Many of them asked for the brands of the clothes and accessories worn by the two in the drama online.

However, some Chinese netizens showed their disappointment concerning the heartrending ending for a supporting couple. Some commented that they were too sad to fall asleep after seeing the supporting actor Gu Seung-joon die and leave his lover in the end.

"I cried all night last night and I still feel sad! The scriptwriter is too cruel! Why couldn't the couple live together? Why don't they deserve love," one Chinese netizen complained on Sina Weibo.

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