The Girl Who Sees Smells Finale Review (and I seriously love you Nam Goongmin)

And Nam Goongmin has been freed at last! I’m not going to lie, I felt nothing upon today’s conclusion. This show was so ridiculously stretched beyond belief that I’m glad for the sake of everyone involved that it’s over. This netizen’s comment (pulled from netizenbuzz) summarizes everything I felt about our final couplet of episodes.

“Never in my life have I seen such an unresolved final episode. Why did Kwon Jae Hee become a murderer, why did he want to take so many lives, what happened at the adoption, who killed his foster parents, did Oh Jae Pyo resolve his questions, how did Kwon Jae Hee survive the car being drowned in the Han river when everyone else died, how did he know that the interior was copied from the model house.. No answers at all. Why is a new episode being introduced in the final episode? There’s only so much the viewer can pass off as being a drama.. there’s no reality at all and nothing to tie it all together. It’s all so forced. I could write a better drama than this ㅡㅡ”

A thousand times, yes, random netizen. This drama honestly started off with a bang. The murder, the escape, her accident within just five minutes into the episode had me hooked instantly. So it’s rather sad to send it off with a ‘meh’ on my end. I mean, this show got bloated, crazy, crazy bloated (and it’s only 16 episodes!). We had random mushy talk, and minutes and minutes of our lead couple being cute to the point where I cheered when Jaehee appeared. We had more than enough time to address all the issues this netizen mentioned, including Yeom Mi’s father’s death, but they were curiously glossed over, hence the start unsatisfying ending.

Having said that, I’ll  remain mum on the subject of faults and focus on the good points. Mainly, Jaehee. Oh Nam Goongmin you have earned yourself a lifelong fan. That was some great acting. Regardless of where the show went, you remained consistent and really likeable. You played a villain with layers, despite those layers being ignored. I’m still sort of scared of you which means you’ve done your job.

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Here’s an ode to your creepy stares and demonic rage and how upset you got when Moogak ‘burnt’ your books.
(To be sung to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer)

Jaehee the Barcode Killer (killer)
had quite a lovely smile (and a sexy bod!)
and if you ever saw him (saw him)
you would think him just your style (he’s really hot!)

But Jaehee the Barcode Killer (killer)
had a secret he couldn’t name (due to trust issues)
for he couldn’t recognize faces (faces)
so he’d wait until you said something (prosopagnosia)

Then one foggy Seoul midnight
Jaehee began to play (ha ha ha)
weaving alibis quite airtight
he kidnapped someone that night

And seven days from that one, (in a white cell)
Jaehee would do the deed, (suffocation)
the victim would turn up quite dead (but who cared!)
Jaehee had a book to read!

*waves hankerchief* I’ll miss you, Jaehee.

Choi Moogak and Chorim were as adorable as always, but it was really Moogak that I found adorable these past two episodes. From his “churrrrrrrrrrrrrr” freakout when the other guy hit his car, to his crybaby face when he lost the ring to his daydreams to his adorable petulance at the lack of sexy times, he had me grinning and itching to pinch those cheeks.
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Incidentally, I found the song that Moogak was butchering singing quite familiar. Took me a second to guess why. It’s the same song that Ji Sung sang on Healing Camp which he often sings to his wifey over the telephone *swoons* Where do I get me one of these men? Oh my churrrrrrrrrrr

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HAHAHA. I love this face, I love this side of Yoochun. He’s got to keep doing more of this.
But no mention of Moogak should be made without his new wifey. I did like you, Chorim from your daydreams, to how flustered you got around Moogak to your independent spirit and the way you’ve so clearly gotten him wrapped around your little finger. It’s good to know that these two will be back on the Special Investigation Team, chasing down inept criminals their own way.
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Awww, you guys really are cute together.
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And last, but in no way least, Lieutenant Yeom Mi and the goofball copsters. I seriously loved this girl. Yoon Jinseo, I think you’re gorgeous. Please take a lead role in a drama, preferably with Nam Goongmin, and continue playing awesome characters.Seriously.
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I honestly would have!
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Man, I would love for there to a spinoff and see her story or something.
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Why is she so perfect?
Inspector Kang, Detective Yeh, Detective Ki. Nice to have met you. And how glad am I that we finally got to meet Elena Vashilivnashivanova. Yay for Detective Ki!
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All in all, The Girl Who Sees Smells was an okay ride with a cute couple, an awesomesauce second lead, fun copsters, and a very memorable villain. It had its share of ups and downs but I’m rather glad I watched it anyway due to Nam Goongmin and Yoon Jinseo’s addicting performances. Live well, Choi Moogak and Oh Chorim!
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Random Notes:
Talk about a fun tongue-twister. Elena Vashilivnashivanova, Elena Vashilivnashivanova, Elena Vashilivnashivanova.
GIVE ME YOUR CHEEKS, PARK YOOCHUN!
Dear Nam Goongmin, are you built like a horse…all..over? *slaps self*
No, Shin Segi. I’m not cheating on you.

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3 thoughts on “The Girl Who Sees Smells Finale Review (and I seriously love you Nam Goongmin)

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  2. Thank you for the review! And to the ode! hahaha
    I am so glad to see others who are like me that are more into the second leads..I can actually see NamGoong Min and Yoon Jin Seo together. They were the reason I managed to finish this drama. I’m sad they didn’t have a chance to have a loveline. But another project together perhaps? I’ll seriously watch it if that’ll be the case.

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