I am back to my notorious habit and that is jumping to the very last episode of a series. Pardon me for the title, I was just….hmmnn…just excuse my total lack of imagination.
The DVD’s were there for the taking. I couldn’t help myself. I was never a fan of complicated melodrama stories but since I got nothing better to do I decided to watch them.
I started with Que Sera Sera since I’ve seen some of the earlier episodes already so basically I know the gist of it. Judging from the last episode, it was better than I thought it would be.
The way they have written the dialogue was refreshing. They attacked the closure of the different situations in the story a lot better. I am pertaining to the scene wherein the characters of Eric, Ji Hye, Kyu Han met after 2 or 3 years in a bar. Although in real life, I am not sure if they would be as mature and as understanding with each other given their past conflict but then again, this is TV so why not give great closures. I also love the ending here. After 16 episodes (although I’ve only watch seven) I must have my happy ending. I wasn’t that surprised anymore on how they made the last scene. I was quite expecting it already. Just like the first time they met. Han Eun Soo was sitting infront of Kang Tae Joo’s apartment door waiting for him to come home…..Credits up so I was off to my next series.
Capital Scandal. A period drama set during the 1930’s when Korea was under Japan’s rule. A story of four people whose lives are embroiled to dangerous missions. I saw some of the episodes on TV and it did not really hold my interest long enough for me to intertwine myself to their characters. Still, I gave it a shot, a speeding bullet to the last episode.
Much to my surprise, I cried. I cried for the way it ended for Lee Soo Hyun and Cha Song Joo. Their love was doomed from the start. The greatest sacrifice one can give is to give up their life for the other to live. Soo Hyun works for the security branch of the Japanese Gov’t while San Joo ran a high class brothel but in truth both are freedom fighters. When they were about to be arrested and surrounded by the Japanese police, both of them had guns in their hands, she shot him in the arm and taunted him by saying malicious things to him knowing they were within earshot but her eyes is saying something else. She was doing all this just to protect his identity and his life. His gun was aimed at her but he could not pull the trigger. When she aimed at him again as if to shoot him again, the Japanese official shot her down many times over. The conversation that took place with just their eyes as she slowly falls down says it all…
The other couple has a different fate. Na Yu Kyung was not sure if Sun Woo Wan was dead in the last encounter with the Japanese forces. She was waiting for him to arrived in the train station, hoping against hope that he is still alive. When the train is about to leave, she did not have any choice but to sadly board it and when she was walking, lo and behold, someone grabbed her hand and…yes….smile everyone. A happy ending.
My third ending is the Snow Queen. I did not have any idea on how the story goes. All I know is that Hyun Bin is included in the cast and that is was adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s story. I liked him in MNKSS but this is drama so I was so hesitant to even touch the DVD and to top it all — CANCER! I’ve had enough of it in kdramas not to mention other asian dramas. Still, why not….just get it over and done with. It wouldn’t be as tortureous since I will only watch the very last episode.
Hyun Bin looked so different in here. Maybe because his character is of a boxer. Gone is the cute yuppy easy going demeanor. Good for him. Trying different roles, making himself more acceptable as an actor than just a pretty face but let’s face it he doesn’t look good here which tells me that he’s really into his character. Still I like him more in lighter roles although I like his acting here, of course judging from the last episode alone. The intensity was there.
The lighthouse by the shore, couple walking hand in hand, side by side and the woman is sick is too much of a cliche already. Seen it several times, I’m just glad she didn’t die there. They handled the death quite just right for me, just the normal ordinary thing which is on the bed.
This one doesn’t have a happy ending because even if after years has passed and he is now a successful mathematician, (don’t asked me how from a boxer to a…, remember I only watched the last ep) he still lonely. It was good knowing that his love for her is so strong and so deep but still he is so young not to have another great love. I am so glad I did not watch the whole episode because I am a sucker for happy endings. Although before I started writing this post I google it and found out that it has an interesting storyline who knows I might watch it again, this time the whole thing.
Props to the creators for the “stationery” shots, great scenery especially the shot where he was sitting infront of the glittering sea and when he was standing in the middle of the vast snow.
Do not get me wrong people, don’t shoot me for not loving them as much as you did (if you did). I did not rate them because I could not, not without watching the whole series. I based all my opinions and views to their last episode.
It wouldn’t have been better if it was just concised in an hour and a half movie. I would have enjoyed it better but that is just me…a notorious last episode watcher.