WATCH: Alex Gonzaga Parodies "Crash Landing On You" And It's The Best Way To Start Your Week
It's called "Crush Lande On You," and if you aren't giggling by now, you will be after you watch the 14-minute video
We can always count on Alex Gonzaga to save the day with her unbridled, all-for-the-sake-of-comedy shenanigans.
Despite being on an indefinite break from regular showbiz work, the comedienne continues to find ways to entertain via her YouTube channel, Alex Gonzaga Official, that doubles as a vlog, a music video streaming platform, and most recently a source of K-Drama parodies. (We were just as puzzled as you are, but trust us. It's worth learning more about).
Just last Friday, Alex and her fiancé, low-key businessman Mikee Morada, dropped a bomb of a video that currently holds YouTube Philippines' #1 spot on the trending list, as of this writing. It's gained more than four million views but that really doesn't surprise us!
That's because the video, clocking it at a lean 14 minutes and 43 seconds, is a slap-your-thighs funny parody of hit K-Drama Crash Landing on You. Alex is Son Ye-jin, Mikee is Hyun Bin, and the ordinary sights and sounds of Taytay, Rizal are edited to become placeholders for North and South Korea.
The "show" even has a title: Crush Lande On You. It's made by Jejflix, the same "production company" that released Alex's Bird Box parody from 2019.
There are "helpful" subtitles, too, because it is a K-Drama done in an foreign language, after all.
The opening sequence is familiar to CLOY fans; Alex's Yoon Se-ri (stuck atop a mango tree) is discovered by Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok, and the exchange that follows is nothing short of meme-worthy. This is also where our characters introduce themselves—be ready to get acquainted with leading lady Sam Sukah and Re, whose moniker is short for Wellington Sylvestre.
The humor is purposely self-aware (Alex addresses the cameraman to ask for a ladder when Mikee refuses to help her down from said mango tree. The cameraman obliges) with a ton of Filipino-specific references (hairdresser Ricky Reyes is mentioned), making the scenarios and dialogues all the more silly.
Viewers will also not be left wanting for physical and body gag humor (the amount of gunk that flows forth from Alex's mouth when her character reveals her gingivitis is generous). You can't say we didn't warn you.
It's all clearly on-brand for Alex who must have had as much fun filming as her fans did watching the Internet masterpiece.
By the time the climax rolls around, viewers will never see the childhood game of patintero the same way ever again. Lest we spoil it for you, all we have to say about that is, ladies (or men), find a man who'll willingly rescue you from the ill-fate of being the afternoon's taya.
Watch until the very end for bloopers.
The video couldn't have come at a better time. Not only have Filipinos been aching for comedic reliefs as they sit out almost 200 days under quarantine, but Mikee and Alex also marked a milestone in their (real-life) relationship.
On August 2, the couple held a pamamanhikan, a tradition in Filipino weddings where the couple's families officially agree to the coming union. Mikee and his family headed over to Alex's home in Taytay, Rizal and enjoyed a buffet dinner prepared by a guest chef.
Alex and Mikee got engaged in December 2019 and have hinted that their wedding will soon take place.
Congratulations to the husband- and wife-to-be, and may this only be the beginning of a long list of Jejflix projects to come.
Photos from @cathygonzaga