Doona! has landed at No. 7 on a global popularity chart for Non-English TV series available on the streaming Netflix.
Celebrating the feat, director Lee Jung Hyo, who made his comeback three years after Crash Landing on You, shared his feelings about releasing the drama through Netflix. He stated, “Crash Landing on You is all about a love that conquers fear of death, while Doona! is a sweet tale of first love memories. It’s a drama where you can find as much enjoyment in the depth of emotions as in the narrative. It’s my first Netflix series, so I’m pretty anxious about how people will react. I hope many would add this one to their watchlist and give it a rewatch whenever they feel like it.”
Many viewers are curious about how the drama will end. As for its ending, the director explained, “I wanted to create a fantasy-like yet realistic romance between idol Doona (Suzy) and college student Won Jun (Yang Se Jong) through Doona!. Who knows how life will unfold, right? They might or might not cross paths again, but they’ll always remember each other. Their memories could turn into reality someday, or maybe not. That’s why I designed the opening of the show to feel like a memory. In the first episode of the series, she narrates, ‘You said…’ as if recalling the past. Towards the end of the ninth episode, the subway scene is not set in 2023 but in the future. I know there are many lingering questions. I didn’t want to give a clear answer as I wanted to cheer them on, who may be living their lives together or separately somewhere right now.”