Significance of Crash Landing on You
The last thing you want to have when watching a sappy K-drama while harboring a bag of chips is to be subjected to a lesson on politics. But alas, this is what makes Crash Landing on You different from others.
The series is an amazing way to introduce how serious the conflict is between South and North Korea. It also presents the realities of living in the North, which many North Korean viewers have described as accurate. This does not come as a surprise considering the show has a real-life North Korean defector on its pool of writers.
As expected, Crash Landing on You caused quite a frenzy in North Korea as the state viewed it as an attack on its values.
“Recently, South Korean authorities and film producers are releasing anti-republic films and TV dramas that are deceptive, fabricated, absurd and impure, putting all their efforts on making strategic propaganda,” North Korea announced through Uriminzokkiri, its state-controlled propaganda site, adding that it’s an unbearable insult against people.