JTBC’s ‘The Package’ takes us on a France tour

The first thing that came to mind after seeing the promotional material for JTBC’s newest show The Package is “Wow! It looks gorgeous!”. The drama is a travel-romantic-comedy about a group of travellers who go to France as part of a package tour. Lee Yeon Hee (just recently wrapping Reunited Worlds) plays their tour guide and the long list of actors forming the tourists consists of many well-known faces of dramaland — Jung Yong Hwa (it has been a long gap since he last impressed immensely in 2014’s The Three Musketeers) as a solo traveller dumped by his girlfriend, Choi Woo Shik (glad to see him finally in a main role after 2015’s Ho Goo’s Love!) and Ha Shi Eun (Oh Hae Young Again) as a couple dating from 10 years, Ryu Seung Soo (Falsify) and Park Yoo Na (Six Flying Dragons) as a couple with a curious relationship that is hard for others to comprehend, Jung Gyu Su (Ruler—Master of the Mask) and Lee Ji Hyun (Grand Prix) as an old couple who constantly fights, and Yoon Park (Age of Youth) as a mysterious man who has joined the group in order to follow Lee Yeon Hee.

I haven’t seen many Kdramas with such a huge cast ensemble with multiple plot lines, all forming the main threads. Even if the drama turns out to be an okayish watch, at least we will have spectacular background to enjoy. The Package remained mostly buzz-free from the time it was announced. It is fully pre-produced (which explains Lee Yeon Hee’s back to back projects) and the directing credits include PD of What’s With This Family and God of the Workplace and the PD of Nice Guy and I Remember You, It is penned by the writer of Chuno, Level 7 Civil Servant, and Runaway Plan B.

The Package will be a Friday and Saturday drama and starts airing on JTBC from 13 October with a total of 12 episodes.

12 thoughts on “JTBC’s ‘The Package’ takes us on a France tour

  1. Kay

    Yep, if anything it will be gorgeous to look at. I really like ensemble casts in unique locations (Missing 9 was like that too). So I’m very hopeful this will be a fun and thoughtful drama 🙂

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    1. snow Post author

      Yes, Missing 9 was also about different people coming together and having their own stories and forming a bigger picture as well.
      The Package looks breezy and gorgeous. And yes, Jung Yong Hwa is always easy on the eyes 😉

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  2. Timescout

    One of those dramas that could go either way, but hopefully lands on the watchable side. 🙂 At least it’ll be a feast for the eyes… unless TPTB were trolling. Would’t be the first time. ;P

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    1. snow Post author

      Hahaha…yes, definitely a feast for the eyes! I didn’t read much about what everyone is thinking about it. But I’m planning to give it a try.

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      1. Timescout

        It’s actually not too bad, I liked it enough to add it to my current roster. It’s quite funny in places yet sort of contemplative. The pace is on the slow side, which I quite like and it doesn’t solely focuse on the main pair. And yes, it’s pretty.

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  3. Stephanie

    Totally agree with you! I don’t think I’ve watched a K-drama with as many character plot lines as this one, so I’m really excited about tuning in. And just the posters are beautiful to look at, so it’ll at least be pretty to watch 🙂

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    1. snow Post author

      Yep! So pretty and spectacular and breezy! Did you check it out? how is it?
      And I also like Jung Yong Hwa’s dreamy eyes…another bonus point! ha!

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      1. Kimchi Korner Blog

        I have! I’ve watched the first 2 episodes and plan on watching the 3rd and 4th today. I’m really enjoying it so far!! Ha you’re right about Jung Yong Hwa. I’m loving him and his character. He has a little more comedy with this character than in the past roles he’s had. I definitely recommend checking it out!

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