Drama: On the Way to the Airport (공항 가는 길)
Release Date: September 21 – November 10, 2016
Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 22:00
Choi Soo-A (Kim Ha-Neul) works as a purser at an airline while her husband Jinsuk (Shin Sung Rok) is a pilot and they have a daughter Hyo eun. Hyo eun moves to Malaysia to study and meets Annie, who is Do Woo’s (Lee Sang Yoon’s) daughter. Choi Soo-A meets Do Woo and they become close and fall in love. Unfortunately, Do Woo is also married to Hye Won (Ji Jin Hee).
Kim Haneul – Choi Soo A
Lee Sang Yoon – Seo Do woo
Shin Sung Rok – Park Jin Suk
Choi Yeo Jin – Song Mi Jin
Jang Hee Jin – Kim Hye Won
Ohmygod. Why didn’t i watch this drama earlier? I was so moved by the story, right from episode 1. I got sucked by the story, the beautiful cinematography and soundtrack. I can literally feel the romance and chemistry between Soo A and Do Woo with just their gazes. This definitely did not start as a sexual affair. They started out as parents/friends who can relate to one another though there was already a hint of attraction from the start. And being able to tell each other their problems and find comfort with one another eventually they fell in love.
I’m not condoning extra marital affairs and I’m not saying they are right but looking at their relationships with their husband/wife, you just know that there is no more love, not even a “relationship” to “ruin”. Soo-A and Jinsuk’s relationship felt abusive to me. Emotionally not physically. That Jinsuk has to decide and control everything and still gets away with having a few teases with his fellow FAs is so wrong. I’m surprised Soo A was able to hang on that long. I guess she has been enduring it for her daughter and not wanting to rock the boat. It took meeting Do woo that she finally became courageous. To think for herself and her happiness too and to live the life that she wants. I sometimes feel bad for Jinsuk yet when he says something cruel to Soo a, I just want him out of her life.
On the other hand, Do woo and Hyewon’s marriage is also so weird and wrong. From the very start I disliked Hyewon. Her face tries to look so innocent and like she is the victim when she has manipulated and lied to Do Woo for years. And nice Do woo has been taking it until the death of Annie, which triggered him to man up too. i think Soo A and Do woo meeting each other was all it took for them to stand up for themselves and get out of their own abusive marriages.
I like what Do Woo said to Hye won. This is about their marriage and has nothing to do with Soo A. Whether or not they met the marriage would still have not worked after all the lies. I was interested to see how they will try to bring them together and I was satisfied how the story continued. After they both dissolved their marriages, they didn’t immediately go to one another. They tried to live away from each other and to think things through and when they both found the courage and free themselves of the guilt, then they met up again. And seeing them together at the airport was the perfect ending for me. i just wished that there was more interaction between Do woo and Hyo eun.
This easily just went up to one of my favorite dramas of all time. Oh and Soo-A (Kim Ha Neul) looks so beautiful and classy in everything she wore! I don’t know how she manages to walk in those high heels. And i love how they writers were able to wrap up everyone’s storylines, including Jinsuk and Hyewon neatly.