or any kdrama addict out there, just the plot would make you wanna watch this drama already. it shows you the ins and outs of making a drama, the production, the scriptwriting.. from the choosing of actors and overseas locations to PPL's and to the wrapping up of the last episode.
this drama bears it all.
Oh Seung Ah is portrayed as an A-list actress with a primadonna attitude. but despite her bitchiness, you wont help but fall in love with her character. Main characters include Ki Joon as a manager, Kyung Min as a director and Yeong Eun as a scriptwriter.
i definitely felt great admiration to Kim Eun Sook while watching this drama. the way she wrote the script was witty, more so when they were delivered by the actors. Yeong Eun is very talkative and her lines were usually long. Song Yoon Ah acted her out beautifully, was always consistent and never fell out of it.
another amazing thing about On Air is it has a DRAMA within a DRAMA - Ticket to the Moon (which i might add, also had a nice story to it. if they were to make this into a real drama, i would go and watch it.) it's nice to see how they anticipated the first episode, how the blessing ceremony and press conference for the drama were held and even their excitement for the viewer's ratings. it seemed all real to me. the cameo appearances are a plus to this drama as well. it's amazing how they connected reality to this drama.. to the point of making up "Shim Chon" played by Ha Ji Won as its rival drama, inviting Lee Seo Jin and asking him to hint 'marriage' in one of his lines. then comes Kim Jung Eun in the next episode wherein she was hosting her real show Chocolate.
it reveals the reality and hardships of the people working in this industry, how they would have less time for their husbands, for their children and even for themselves (one would be lack of sleep). the scriptwriter, for example, is pressured by time, compelled to finish each episode and also go to the extent of revising it a hundred times until she finds her scenes satisfying. it also reveals how actors and actresses handle the controversies they encounter and the deep wounds that it leaves to them. of course, romantic scenes are needed to spice up the drama and it did just that. the writer was good at making the audience guess who would end up with whom. i assure you though, it's not an open-ended one and yeah, the writer wrote the best and most fitting ending for this drama.
the drama created so much buzz when it was running. it was loved by many and ratings even reached 24%. the most watched after KBS1's daily drama ended. the soundtrack too is a must listen.. can you believe, the FOUR MAIN cast sang for the OST? plus Cherry (who played Seung Ah's rival). so that makes it 5. five actors who were in the drama sang for the ost. this is the first time it has ever happened.
im so missing this drama and the actors so much right now! it's a MUST NOT MISS one and i URGE you (if not force LOL) to watch this. it's got everything. you need to watch it so you'll know what i mean.
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