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Crash Landing on You
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Also known as
  • Emergency Love Landing
  • Love's Crash Landing
  • Crash Landing of Love
Hangul사랑의 불시착
GenreRomantic drama[1]
Romantic comedy[2]
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byPark Ji-eun
Directed byLee Jung-hyo
Starring
Opening theme"Sigriswil" (Opening Title ver.) by Kim Kyung-hee
Composer(s)Nam Hye-seung & Park Sang-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland[3]
  • Mongolia[3]
Running time70–110 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networktvN, UXN
Picture format2160p (UHDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseDecember 14, 2019 (2019-12-14) –
February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)
External links
Website

Crash Landing on You[4] (Korean사랑의 불시착; RRSarangui Bulsichak; MRSarangŭi pulshich'ak; lit. Love's Emergency Landing) is a South Korean television series directed by Lee Jeong-hyo and featuring Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun, and Seo Ji-hye. It is about a South Korean woman who accidentally crash-lands in North Korea. It aired on tvN in South Korea and on Netflix worldwide from December 14, 2019, to February 16, 2020. It is the highest rated tvN drama and the third-highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history.

Synopsis[edit]

Crash Landing on You tells the story of two star crossed lovers, Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), a South Korean Chaebol heiress, and Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin), a member of the North Korean elite and a Captain in the North Korean Special Police Force. One day while Yoon Se-ri goes for a short paragliding ride in Seoul, South Korea, a sudden tornado knocks her out and blows her off course. She awakens to find her paraglider had crashed into a tree in a forest in the DMZ in North Korea (an area forbidden for South Koreans). She then meets Ri Jeong-hyeok and falls into his arms when descending from the tree. Ri Jeong-hyeok eventually gives Yoon Se-ri shelter, and develops plans to secretly help her return to South Korea. Over time, they fall in love, despite the divide and dispute between their respective countries.

Her family suppresses the news of her disappearance out of fear that it will depress the stock price of the family-controlled chaebol. In particular, Se-ri's two brothers, Se-jung and Se-hyung who are rivals, both claiming to be the rightful heir to their father's company. Just before Se-ri's disappearance, their father had announced that he planned to anoint her as heir because his sons are incompetent. Her brothers are supported by their equally ambitious wives, Do Hye-Ji (Hwang Woo-seul-hye) and Ko Sang-a (Yoon Ji-min).

Se-ri's and Jeong-hyeok's story is intertwined with that of Seo Dan (Seo Ji-hye) and Gu Seung-jun (Kim Jung-hyun). Dan is the beautiful daughter of a wealthy North Korean department store owner. She has been studying cello in Russia for several years but returns so that she can marry Jeong-hyeok, to whom she is engaged through an arranged marriage (and whom she has only met a few times). As she returns to Pyongyang, she crosses paths, not for the first time, with Gu Seung-jun. Gu Seung-jun, who had previously been engaged to Se-ri, fled to North Korea (under the protection of corrupt North Korean officers) in order to escape from the pursuit of Se-ri’s brother Se-hyung, under whose incompetent watch he had embezzled large amounts of money. Although their initial encounters are unpleasant, they eventually fall in love.

The story follows Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri as they try to get her home. They both also discovered how their fate was connected with each other before even they had met . They are impeded by Cho Cheol-gang (Oh Man-seok), an evil State Security officer, who a number of years ago had arranged for the murder of Jeong-hyeok's older brother, an officer who tried to expose him. The story eventually shifts to Seoul where both comedy and drama ensue for all four main characters, Se-ri’s family, and the arch-villain Cho Cheol-gang.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A proficient but emotionally reserved captain in the Korean People's Army who is stationed along the North Korean DMZ. He is well-respected by the unit he leads and the locals of the rural village he resides in. While he comes from a powerful political family (his father is the director of the General Political Bureau), he prefers to keep his lineage secret. A piano prodigy, he was studying to become a concert pianist in Switzerland before being forced to join the North Korean military after his older brother (with whom he was very close) died in a mysterious car accident. He hides and protects Se-ri after she accidentally crash-lands in his patrol territory. As he tries to help Se-ri find her way back into South Korea, he begins to fall in love with her.
A South Korean chaebol[5] heiress with a troubled family history as she is her father's illegitimate child (while her father loves her, she is the target of resentment from her half-brothers and their wives, as well as neglect from her step-mother). She is nonetheless an independently wealthy businesswoman who runs her own successful fashion and beauty company, Se-ri's Choice. She is known for publicity stunts, being a tough boss, a picky eater, and having a keen business sense. She meets Ri Jeong-hyeok after accidentally crash-landing in North Korea due to a paragliding accident. She begins to fall in love with Jeong-hyeok as he tries to help her return to South Korea.
An intelligent, charming, but poor South Korean conman with British citizenship. After his family went bankrupt, he ingratiated himself with Se-ri's brother, Se-yung, in order to embezzle from their family's company. Se-yung attempted to organize a marriage between and Sung-joon and Se-ri, but Se-ri sensed Sung-joon's ill intentions on their first meeting. After this rejection, Seung-joon successfully cheated a fortune from their family's company under Se-yung's watch, and fled to North Korea to avoid arrest.
A North Korean department store heiress and aspiring cellist who is also Ri Jeong-hyeok's fiancée through an affianced marriage arranged by their parents. While she has been infatuated with Jeong-hyeok since they were high school classmates, he doesn't reciprocate her feelings, but agrees to the betrothed marriage out of a sense of duty to his parents.

Supporting[edit]

People around Yoon Se-ri[edit]

  • Nam Kyung-eup as Yoon Jeung-pyeong, Se-ri's father, South Korean Chaebol and chairman of Queen's Group. After serving time for financial malfeasance, he looks to name one of his children heir to his chairmanship.
  • Bang Eun-jin as Han Jeong-yeon, Se-ri's step-mother. She struggles to reconcile her resentment towards Se-ri as a product of her husband's infidelity with Se-ri's sincere love and affection towards her.
  • Choi Dae-hoon as Yoon Se-joon, Se-ri's immature and dimwitted eldest half-brother.
  • Hwang Woo-seul-hye as Do Hye-ji, Se-joon's materialistic but supportive wife.
  • Park Hyung-soo as Yoon Se-hyung, Se-ri's greedy elder half-brother, whose naiveté allowed Seung-joon to embezzle funds from the Queen's Group.
  • Yoon Ji-min as Go Sang-ah, Se-hyung's intelligent and ruthlessly ambitious wife.
  • Go Kyu-pil as Hong Chang-sik, Se-ri's over-stressed team manager.
  • Lim Chul-soo as Park Soo-chan, Se-ri's insurance agent, who becomes obsessed with proving that Se-ri survived the paragliding accident.

People around Ri Jeong-hyeok[edit]

  • Jun Gook-hwan as Ri Choong-ryeol, Jeong-hyeok's father, director of the General Political Bureau and vice-marshal of Korean People's Army.
  • Jung Ae-ri as Kim Yoon-hee, Jeong-hyeok's mother. Like her husband, she still grieves Moo-hyeok's death.
  • Ha Seok-jin as army captain Ri Moo-hyeok, Jeong-hyeok's deceased older brother, killed in a staged accident.
  • Oh Man-seok as Cho Cheol-gang, a corrupt member of the North Korean Armed Forces' Security Bureau who runs criminal operations, and is the principal villain of the story.[8]
  • Yang Kyung-won as Pyo Chi-su, a master sergeant major in Jeong-hyeok's unit, who enjoys drinking and antagonizing Se-ri because of his paranoia against South Koreans.
  • Yoo Su-bin as Kim Ju-muk, a staff sergeant in Jeong-hyeok's unit, who uses his fascination with bootleg K-Dramas to explain South Korean culture to his team.
  • Lee Shin-young as Park Kwang-beom, a first lieutenant in Jeong-hyeok's unit, oblivious of his model good looks.[9][10]
  • Tang Joon-sang as Geum Eun-dong, a lance-corporal in the Jeong-hyeok's unit, who is the sole provider of his family and youngest member of the unit.
  • Kim Young-min as Jeong Man-bok, a North Korean wiretapper coerced by Cheol-gang to facilitate criminal activities, which has made him feel guilt about his work. He knows the truth behind Ri Moo-hyeok's death and is ostracized as "The Rat" by members of the village due to his job.[8]

People around Seo Dan[edit]

  • Jang Hye-jin as Go Myeong-eun, Dan's wealthy mother who owns Pyongyang's largest department store, and is eager to see Dan married.
  • Park Myung-hoon as Go Myeong-sok, Dan's uncle who is also a high-ranking officer in the State Security Department and supportive of both Jeong-hyeok and Dan.
  • Hong Woo-jin as Director Cheon, a corrupt North Korean government official who helps people illegally enter and stay in North Korea.

People in the North Korean village[edit]

  • Kim Sun-young as Na Wol-sook
  • Kim Jung-nan as Ma Yeong-ae
  • Jang So-yeon as Hyeon Myeong-soon, Jeong Man-bok's wife.
  • Cha Chung-hwa as Yang Ok-geum

Special appearances[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"December 14, 2019 (2019-12-14)
Knocked out by fierce winds while paragliding through the air, Yoon Se-ri, a wealthy businesswoman from South Korea wakes up on the north side of the Korean demilitarized zone. The North Korean military tries to track her down, but without success. Finally, Ri Jeong Hyeok, a captain of the North Korean military finds her.
2"Episode 2"December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15)
After talking Jeong Hyeok and his comrades into hiding her in his home, Se-ri gets a taste of his way of life. Gu Seung-jun buys refuge in a secluded villa in North Korea through a broker.
3"Episode 3"December 21, 2019 (2019-12-21)
Se-ri was discovered hiding at Jeong Hyeok's home during an unexpected home inspection. Jeong Hyeok invents a bold background story for Se-ri as a recently-returned agent from Division 11, the secret division of North Korean military which has spies sent to South Korea. He calls Se-ri his fiancée, in his attempt to protect her. However, his rival, Cho Cheol Gang isn't so easy to fool. Seo Dan, Jeong Hyeok's fiancée for ten years, returns to North Korea after finishing her studies in Russia.
4"Episode 4"December 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
When her escape plan falls through, Se-ri turns to another idea for a way out. Dan heads to the village to see Jeong Hyeok. The villagers are confused on seeing Dan, as they think that Se-ri is Jeong Hyeok's fiancée.
5"Episode 5"December 28, 2019 (2019-12-28)
Jeong Hyeok agrees to marry Dan sooner, as his parents wish, but they must do him a favor first. Seung-jun catches a glimpse of Se-ri.
6"Episode 6"December 29, 2019 (2019-12-29)
Dan is less than happy when she hears Jeong Hyeok and Se-ri are at a hotel together. Meanwhile, Seung-jun plays what cards he has to save himself.
7"Episode 7"January 11, 2020 (2020-01-11)
A flight out of North Korea awaits Se-ri at the airport. But unwilling to leave Jeong Hyeok while he's injured, she brings him to the hospital instead, thus missing her flight out of North Korea.
8"Episode 8"January 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)
Keeping Jeong Hyeok away from Se-ri turns out to be much more difficult than Seung-jun anticipated. Cheol Gang stays on their tail.
9"Episode 9"January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)
Se-ri faces her kidnapper. Elsewhere, Jeong Hyeok is forced to spread a formidable rumor about himself in order to escape Cheol Gang's clutches.
10"Episode 10"January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)
Back to her cushy life in the spotlight, Se-ri takes care of business — though nothing feels quite the same. Jeong Hyeok goes after Cheol Gang in South Korea, who in turn is after Se-Ri to use her to blackmail Jeong-hyeok's family.
11"Episode 11"February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
It is Jeong Hyeok's turn to adjust to a new world. Back in North Korea, Dan gives Seung-jun a place to stay after he loses his protection.
12"Episode 12"February 2, 2020 (2020-02-02)
Hoping to meet Jeong Hyeok, his comrades attend an event hosted by Se-ri's company. Seung-jun opens up to Dan over a bowl of rice porridge.
13"Episode 13"February 8, 2020 (2020-02-08)
Se-ri sends the comrades on a shopping spree, and plays hooky from work with Jeong Hyeok. Jung Man Bok encounters a dilemma.
14"Episode 14"February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)
While Jeong Hyeok keeps watch over Se-ri, his comrades make themselves useful. Seung-jun can't stop worrying about Dan.
15"Episode 15"February 15, 2020 (2020-02-15)
South Korean officials try to figure out what's going on, but they're given conflicting stories. Seung-jun flees from his captors.
16"Episode 16"February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)
Before departing, Jeong Hyeok leaves behind a surprise that keeps on giving messages from Jeong Hyeok's phone everyday. The last message tells Se-ri where to find Jeong Hyeok. Dan delivers bittersweet justice.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The premise of Crash Landing on You was inspired by a real event involving South Korean actress, Jung Yang.[3][11] In September 2008, Yang and three others had to be rescued after bad fog had caused their leisure boat to drift "into the maritime boundary between North and South Korea."[12] Park Ji-eun, the drama's screenwriter, was introduced to North Korean defector turned film adviser and writer Kwak Moon-wan, who became part of the drama's writing team.[13][14] Kwak, who studied film directing in Pyongyang and had also been a member of an elite security force protecting the Kims, helped in crafting the drama's plot and in conceptualizing the setting and scenes in the drama portraying North Korean life.[13][14]

Filming[edit]

The production process proved to be "painstakingly meticulous", owing to South Korea's relationship with North Korea where most of the story's plot ensues.[15] The use of the honorific Chairman to refer to North Korea's leaders was avoided, and the North Korean lapel pins used by the cast members taking North Korean roles were one third smaller than their actual size.[16] Props manager Joo Dong-man said the crew did not have a "guidebook on multiple hurdles he had to hop over — skillfully and delicately – to accurately depict the country while dodging criticism" and, thus, had to be careful "not to misrepresent the state". They worked with guidance from North Koreans living in South Korea and research.[15][3]

The first script reading took place on July 31, 2019 in Sangam-dong, Seoul, and filming overseas started at the end of August 2019.[17] North Korean scenes were shot in South Korea and Mongolia.[3] Scenes that took place in Switzerland were shot on location.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, Crash Landing on You has two (out of two) positive reviews.[18] Variety Magazine named it one of "The Best International Shows on Netflix,"[19] and Time Magazine also ranked it as one of the best Korean dramas on Netflix.[20]

Jo Walker of The Guardian's "Stream Team" called it "addictively off-the-wall, heartbreaking and hilarious,"[21] while Aljazeera stated that it is a hallyu success.[22] Adella Suliman and Stella Kim of NBC News also suggested that the drama "features all the ingredients a viewer could wish for" and has "drawn a global audience of millions, many no doubt searching for entertainment as they while away their time in coronavirus-related lockdowns."[23]

Audience response[edit]

Early in its run, Crash Landing on You was the fourth highest rated Korean cable drama.[24] The final episode's ratings made it the third highest rated Korean drama in cable television history, surpassing fellow tvN dramas Reply 1988 and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.[25] With 1.75 billion online views, Crash Landing on You outperformed the prior leader, Mr. Sunshine, for most viewed drama clips by 200 million views as of February 17, 2020.[26] It was labeled “National Romcom” by the South Korean media due to its high popularity.[27]

It was a hit in Singapore,Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. A-list celebrities from these countries posted pictures on their social media platforms stating that they are currently binge-watching the drama. Some even photoshopped themselves on photos with lead stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin.[28] It was also an immense success in China. The hashtag for the drama’s final episode has received over 460 million views on China’s Twitter-like—Weibo. The streaming website for the South Korean drama, which holds the copyright in China with Chinese subtitles, crashed on the night it aired the final episode due to the enormous number of users.[29] It likewise became a big hit in Japan, reaching number 1 on Netflix.It became viral on the internet with many Japanese celebrities stated that they binge watched the show.[30] According to Yahoo Japan,the drama attracts a wide range of people. One of The North Korean scenes where there was a blackout also gives a nostalgic feeling to Japanese people in their 50’s because they were familiar with the power shortage when they were young. Also, the success of the drama helps revive the hallyu wave in Japan that has been declining for years.[31]

Crash Landing on You emerged as one of the top shows on Netflix (who owns the distribution rights outside South Korea) and continued to enjoy widespread popularity even after the show has ended.[32]

South and North Korea[edit]

Although the series is a work of fiction, it has some received positive reviews from North Korean defectors for its depiction of everyday life in North Korea. At the same time, some details, such as the availability of food, relatively warm behavior of the army and the ease with which the characters cross the border have been criticized.[33][16][13][34][23] One of the extras (who portrayed a North Korean villager) is a writer and actress from North Korea who states that she felt "like [she] was actually back in a North Korean village."[34] Kwak Moon-wan, a North Korean defector, who had served with the Supreme Guard Command (which protects the ruling Kim family) worked as an adviser for the series, providing the writers with details about life in North Korea as well as North Korean governmental agencies that added credibility to the show.[35]. He acknowledged some of the criticism, admitting that he has taken liberties with the depiction of North Korea (such as not mentioning food shortages), but rejected the claim that he was glamorizing the regime or drawing a false equivalence, saying that the show also depicted some of the darker aspect of life under the regime, such as the issue of kotjebi (child homeless) and the frequent power cuts. Some North Korean refugees, such as Chun Hyo-jin, who defected from the border village of Hyesan at the age of nineteen, tend to agree: "Even if what they say, that it glamorizes North Korea, is true, would they choose to live there? I don’t think so". Even though the drama leaves political matters aside, which are essential to the North Korea issue as she sees it, she says it still is of great significance: "Its depiction of North Korea is a bit far from reality but it has made the people interested in North Korea"[36]. The drama's producer Lee Jung-hyo said during a press conference in Seoul in December: "I know some people are uncomfortable about our subject, North Korea, but we don't portray a wholly authentic North Korea in our drama. Most settings are closer to a fantasy, although some aspects do reflect real North Korean life"[37].

Kang Nara, a North Korean defector who advised the show's production team, stated that about 60% of North Korea's depiction in the show is accurate[38]: "The richer families in North Korea like to show off their wealth by adding lace curtains to their windows. So that was pretty well portrayed". She also appreciated the detail about kimchi caves: "Since rural North Korea doesn't get electricity, they don't have refrigerators. They have kimchi caves where they store kimchi, and that was also recreated well"[39]. House checks are also a regular affair. She revealed that she once had to hide inside a furnace at the house of the broker who helped her to escape to avoid detection. In the drama, the heiress had to hide in the kimchi storage area when security forces came knocking one night. As depicted in the drama, North Koreans are allowed to choose only from a fixed list of hair styles - 18 for women and 28 for men. "There's a punishment for you if you don't comply" Kang said in an interview with YouTube channel DKDKTV[40]. On the other hand, as she explained in a YouTube video, the characters were able to slip across the border much more easily than in real life: "I had to pay a broker 10 million won (US$8,400) to swim across the Yalu river [which borders North Korea and China] while being shot at from behind by soldiers [when I escaped]"[41]. Cartoonist Choi Seong-guk, who defected to the South in 2011, also said the drama set is 60% accurate. The portrayal of jangmadang, or local markets where all kinds of goods, including imports from South Korea, are sold is especially real, he told The Sunday Times. However, he felt that the drama "glamorized the soldiers too much, almost to an uncomfortable extent". He said North Korean men enter the military when they are 17 and serve for 10 to 13 years. "During this time, they are... ruthless and harsh, robbing homes and raping women at night"[40]. Still, he hopes the drama will make its way to North Korea and go viral: "I hope the North Koreans who see this drama will realize how positively the South Koreans think of them and learn to change"[40].

Yun Suk-jin, a professor at Chungnam National University, also notes that the series "changed the stereotypes on North Korea and candidly showed that it too is a place where people live."[34] Sarah A. Son, Lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Sheffield also agrees, noting that Crash Landing on You responds to the "socio-cultural divide" between the North and the South, which academic scholarship cites as one of the biggest obstacles to future unification. Son argues that "through the re-framing of stereotypes, albeit with some creative licence, Crash Landing on You arguably humanises the North for its audience in ways that inter-Korean dialogue has not in recent years. Despite its soft-focus romanticisation of the political situation, Crash Landing on You brings the pain of the division to a personal level for a generation of Koreans who, unlike their grandparents, have no memory of what it was like to be a single nation."[14] Joanna Elfving-Hwang, associate professor of Korean studies at the University of Western Australia concurs, stating that “North Korea tends to appear in our imagination as the ‘axis of evil’, we think of [negative things like] nuclear weapons and human rights abuses…this drama has dared to think about North Korean people differently and represented them as quite human and quite Korean.”[41] Steve Hung Lok-wai, a Korean affairs expert from Chinese University of Hong Kong states that the drama sidestepped larger political issues through a narrative that did not end with the male lead's defection: "Lots of people questioned whether the male lead, the North Korean soldier, would end up defecting to the South for love, but they were able to sidestep that scenario and gave it a plausible ending where the two would meet in Switzerland". Thus, he argues, it's "quite smart because they avoided all the real taboos but made it believable enough where it would make people think about these political problems."[41] John Delury, a professor at Yonsei University, praised the series for its decision to draw parallels between powerful families in both the South and the North, and to humanize North Koreans beyond generic stereotypes.[42]

There were also critical responses to the themes of the drama in both regions. In January 2020, The Christian Liberal Party (CLP) filed a complaint in South Korea against tvN at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, accusing the network of glamorizing North Korea through this series, in violation of the National Security Law.[43][44][45] Then, in March 2020, a few North Korean media outlets criticized unnamed South Korean programs and films that explored relations between North and South Korea. While Crash Landing on You was not directly mentioned by the media outlets, it was perceived to be among the referenced works. Another is the 2019 film, Ashfall, although that film was also not directly cited in the articles.[46][47]

Commercial impact[edit]

The success of the drama helped to boost brand items due to product placement. The lead characters portrayed by Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin ate Gold Olive Chicken, a product which had a 100% sales improvement due to the show.[3][48] There was also an increase in sales of the Swarovski earrings worn by Son Ye-jin.[49]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Crash Landing on You: Original Soundtrack
Crash Landing on You (Original Soundtrack).jpg
Soundtrack album by
various artists
Released2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelStone Music Entertainment

Crash Landing on You: Original Soundtrack[edit]

The following is the official track list of Crash Landing on You: Original Soundtrack.[50][51][52] The tracks with no indicated lyricists and composers are the drama's musical score; the artists indicated for these tracks are the tracks' composers themselves.

CD 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."But It's Destiny" (우연인 듯 운명)Jung Gu-hyunJung Gu-hyun10cm3:51
2."Flower"
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Yoon Mi-rae4:12
3."Sunset" (노을)Park Woo-sangPark Woo-sangDavichi3:37
4."Here I Am Again" (다시 난, 여기)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Baek Ye-rin3:55
5."Someday" (어떤 날엔)Kim Ho-kyung1601Kim Jae-hwan4:20
6."Sigriswil" (Crash Landing on You Title Full Version)
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
Kim Kyung-hee3:42
7."Spring in My Hometown" (고향의 봄)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:47
8."The Wind of the Day" (그날의 바람)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:58
9."The Song for My Brother" (형을 위한 노래)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:21
10."My Companion" (나의 동무여)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
5:15
11."Like a Wild Flower" (들꽃처럼)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:35
12."Time of Jeong-Hyeok for Se-ri" (세리를 향한 정혁의 시간)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
1:48
13."Moments We Walked Together" (함께 걷던 순간)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Go Eun-jung
2:34
14."Se-ri's Choice" (세리스 쵸이스)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
1:55
Total length:53:45
CD 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Photo of My Mind" (내 마음의 사진)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Song Ga-in4:34
2."The Hill of Yearning" (그리움의 언덕)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
April 23:55
3."All of My Days" (나의 모든 날)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • B.a.B
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • B.a.B
Sejeong (Gugudan)3:58
4."Like You" (좋다)
  • Lee Geon
  • Choi Eun-hye
Lee Geon
3:39
5."Let Us Go" (둘만의 세상으로 가)Dong Woo-seok
  • Dong Woo-seok
  • Yoo Jung-hyun
  • Jayins
Crush3:42
6."Give You My Heart" (마음을 드려요)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
IU4:41
7."Yeong-ae and Villagers" (영애동지와 마을 사람들)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
3:14
8."Chi-soo and Se-ri" (치수와 세리)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
3:14
9."The Song for My Brother" (형을 위한 노래; orchestral ver.)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:35
10."Seo Dan" (단이)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
0:52
11."Same Sky, Different World" (같은 하늘, 다른 세상)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
3:18
12."Picnic" (소풍)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
3:12
13."The Season of Us" (너와 나의 그 계절)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
3:47
14."When That Day Comes" (그날이 오면)  
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
4:22
15."Sigriswil" (Opening Title Version)
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
Kim Kyung-hee0:42
Total length:51:27
Crash Landing on You: Original Soundtrack Parts 1–10
Part 1
Released on December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."But It's Destiny" (우연인 듯 운명)Jung Gu-hyunJung Gu-hyun10cm3:51
2."But It's Destiny" (Inst.) Jung Gu-hyun 3:51
Total length:7:42
Part 2
Released on December 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Flower"
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Yoon Mi-rae4:12
2."Flower" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
 4:12
Total length:8:24
Part 3
Released on December 29, 2019 (2019-12-29)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Sunset" (노을)Park Woo-sangPark Woo-sangDavichi3:37
2."Sunset" (Inst.) Park Woo-sang 3:37
Total length:7:14
Part 4
Released on January 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Here I Am Again" (다시 난, 여기)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Baek Ye-rin3:55
2."Here I Am Again" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
 3:55
Total length:7:50
Part 5
Released on January 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Someday" (어떤 날엔)Kim Ho-kyung1601Kim Jae-hwan4:20
2."Someday" (Inst.) 1601 4:20
Total length:8:40
Part 6
Released on January 25, 2020 (2020-01-25)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Photo of My Mind" (내 마음의 사진)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
Song Ga-in4:34
2."Photo of My Mind" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Surf Green
 4:34
Total length:9:08
Part 7
Released on January 26, 2020 (2020-01-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."The Hill of Yearning" (그리움의 언덕)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Kim Kyung-hee
April 23:55
2."The Season of Us" (너와 나의 그 계절) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 3:47
Total length:7:42
Part 8
Released on February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."All of My Days" (나의 모든 날)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • B.a.B
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • B.a.B
Sejeong (Gugudan)3:58
2."All of My Days" (inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • B.a.B
 3:58
Total length:7:56
Part 9
Released on February 2, 2020 (2020-02-02)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Like You" (좋다)
  • Lee Geon
  • Choi Eun-hye
Lee Geon
3:39
2."Like You" (inst.) Lee Geon 3:39
Total length:7:18
Part 10
Released on February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Let Us Go" (둘만의 세상으로 가)Dong Woo-seok
  • Dong Woo-seok
  • Yoo Jung-hyun
  • Jayins
Crush3:42
2."Let Us Go" (inst.) 
  • Dong Woo-seok
  • Yoo Jung-hyun
  • Jayins
 3:42
Total length:7:24

Chart performance[edit]

Title Year Peak
positions
Remarks Ref.
KOR
"But It's Destiny" (우연인 듯 운명) (10cm) 2019 108 Part 1 [53]
"Flower" (Yoon Mi-rae) 22 Part 2 [54]
"Sunset" (노을) (Davichi) 2020 47 Part 3 [55]
"Here I Am Again" (다시 난, 여기) (Baek Ye-rin) 4 Part 4 [56]
"Someday" (어떤 날엔) (Kim Jae-hwan) 18 Part 5 [54]
"Photo of My Mind" (내 마음의 사진) (Song Ga-in) 35 Part 6 [57]
"The Hill of Yearning" (그리움의 언덕) (April 2) 187 Part 7 [58]
"All of My Days" (나의 모든 날) (Sejeong (Gugudan)) 50 Part 8 [59]
"Let Us Go" (둘만의 세상으로 가) (Crush) 3 Part 10 [58]

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[60]
Nationwide Seoul
1 December 14, 2019 6.074% 6.558%
2 December 15, 2019 7.845% 7.841%
3 December 21, 2019 7.414% 7.689%
4 December 22, 2019 9.499% 9.409%
5 December 28, 2019 9.730% 9.794%
6 December 29, 2019 9.223% 9.535%
7 January 11, 2020 9.394% 9.738%
8 January 12, 2020 11.349% 12.031%
9 January 18, 2020 12.516% 12.355%
10 January 19, 2020 14.633% 15.903%
11 February 1, 2020[a] 14.238% 14.648%
12 February 2, 2020[a] 15.933% 16.413%
13 February 8, 2020 14.097% 14.620%
14 February 9, 2020 17.705% 18.612%
15 February 15, 2020 17.066% 17.406%
16 February 16, 2020 21.683% 23.249%
Average 12.150% 12.863%
Special January 4, 2020 4.810% 4.253%
Special January 5, 2020 3.975% 3.252%
Special January 25, 2020 4.180% 4.283%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
  • On December 31, 2019, it was announced that the series would take a temporary hiatus and postponed the episodes that were scheduled to air on January 4 and 5. It was in order to protect the cast and crew from unsafe filming conditions due to the cold winter weather. Instead, tvN aired reruns of previous episodes that were specially re-edited for viewers.[61]

Honors, awards, and nominations[edit]

In May 2020 the show's scriptwriter, Park Ji-eun, was named "Person of the Year" by South Korea's Unification Ministry, for contributing to "unification education."[23][62]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Note
2020
56th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Drama Crash Landing on You Pending [63]
Best Director Lee Jung-hyo Pending
Best Actor Hyun Bin Pending
Best Actress Son Ye-jin Pending
Best Supporting Actor Yang Kyung-won Pending
Best Supporting Actress Kim Sun-young Pending
Seo Ji-hye Pending
Best Screenplay Park Ji-eun Pending

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The broadcast was delayed due to the 2020 Lunar New Year special broadcast.

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