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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