The Package

The Package. One of the best underrated dramas. The “tour” theme is different than any other typical Korean drama. Story about a group of tourists in a package tour to Paris. Lead by a Korean tour guide and every traveler who joins this tour has their own stories. That’s what make this drama interesting.

The overall story is actually light but solid. San Maru (Jung Yong Hwa) is one of the traveler and Yoon So So (Lee Yeon Hee) is the tour guide. San Maru is one funny innocent character who has backstory about his jobs and relationship and Yoon So So has bad story in the past that makes distance with her family. They meet and fall for each other.

The storyline is not only focus on the main lead characters. All the travalers here are having their backstory. My favorite story beside the lead couple Maru-So so is about Jung Yeon Sung (Ryu Seung Soo) and Na Hyeon (Park Yoo Na). *spoiler*

A father and a daughter. I can cry watching their story. Being a single father with one teenager daughter is not easy and for their case is touching to me.

They always fight, but care for each other. The father who can’t close his bathroom because he worries about leaving his daughter alone even tho it’s just for some minutes. And it happens until now. There is one of my favorite scenes that makes me cry hard, when Na Hyun make a video of his dad when they’re travelling, a video to his dad’s girlfriend. I like her pure words. A video to her future mom.

Thank you for accepting my dad. A Man who can’t do anything. However… (I love you…)

I’ll call you ‘Mom’ one day. Please wait even it takes a while.

Having Paris as the setting is one of the strength points. The scenery is so pretty, the color grading is my fave. Great casts too. Yonghwa’s doing a great job portrays an innocent and funny character here. He’s maybe like most of us who do selfie once we arrive at our new destinations when we go travelling haha. Lee Yeon Hee as the tour guide speaks French here.

Yoon So So and San Ma Roo romance here is one sweet thing. Moving on from their past broken hearted, they find something missing in each other, in this tour package.

There is one young couple (Choi Woo Sik and Ha Si Eun) in the group. They’re dealing with their insecurities and still in doubt about their relationship even tho they dated for a long time. I think their story is so relatable. And there’s one old couple (Jeong Gyu Su and Lee Ji Hyun) who always fight but so loving each other. And their story is so hearwarming.

Watching this drama can be like a throwback too. Because you can see places of interest in Paris reminicing your memories there. I really like it. Even though I have never been to Paris yet but it feels like I’m going there with them.

Everything here is in the right amount, acting, story, cinematography, even the sountrack. The slice-of-life drama that I like. I hope there is this kind of drama again in the future.

Streaming on Apple TV | Amazon | viki

Check out this OST playlist. The most favorite is Fateful Love by John Park.

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