|HE GOT HOTTER!!!!|
KMUSE: Wow, just wow. Tell me I am not the only one to really really love Hyeon's new hairstyle. I guess finding out that you killed someone makes hair just naturally un-gel and look artfully tousled.
DONGSAENG: I noticed how at one point it looked like it had been colored a bit. Just little hints of a beautiful brown to add to the overall gorgeous effect. This man has ruined me for other men.
DONGSAENG: For me, this is just one of the many unanswered questions. Was Min really born that way? Was he just saying that to help his hyung not feel bad for the consequences of that day? Hyeon forgot the day his mother was murdered, Min did not. Did witnessing Mom's murder and Hyeon shooting her killer turn that young child into the psychopath he is today, ripe for molding by the true psycho Joon Yeong? It is a possibility. I personally am leaning towards a yes on that one and that Min is only saying he was born that way in an effort to protect his brother. It was said in a very protective way, long before Hyeon actually figured out what the cards meant and got his memory back. My gut tells me that this poor little adorable psycho was created through this traumatic experience and didn't pop out of his mother's womb that way. But we will never know and so it will always and forever be up to interpretation and opinion and the possible basis for fan wars going forward. Team Born that Way vs Team Made that Way. Ooh, this could get ugly. ;)
DONGSAENG: I agree in that I didn't like the way they took her character. And I swear if that girl wasn't getting herself into yet another scrape right up into the last episode! Agh! Hasn't she learned anything yet?! I liked her a lot in the beginning of the drama. She was funnier and more plucky without being a magnet for danger. I love how she has been in Hyeon's corner, quietly supporting him and always there for him. I just wish she had a bit more of that spunk from earlier and a little less of the constant damsel-in-distress doing really moronic things that no smart cop/human would ever do.
DONGSAENG: It's almost like he finally got a really good look at himself, just as was suggested he do. All these years he's thought of himself as a savior of abused and mistreated children all in a misconstrued attempt to save his own child self from a tragic life. So he stands there and takes a really good look at who he actually is. And then gets a little crazier for the rest of our story after that. Yay!
DONGSAENG: I wouldn't have it any other way. It's been what makes this drama special - the odd relationships between the Daddy Killer/Brother Stealer and the two brothers. You can't logically explain it, but, if you've been along on this journey, you probably get it too.
|Helllloooo boys! Ahh! I want a copy of this to carry around in my own wallet! These two perfect specimen of manly hawtness right here! Smiling and looking so happy and adorable! Can I just squinch them both??|
KMUSE: I screamed and cried.
KMUSE: A bit fuzzy? Those lines are almost written in invisible ink. It almost deserves a word heavier than "frenemy", but I am still too emotional to think of a proper made up word. Readers, feel free to brainstorm in the comments for anyone who feels the urge to properly explain Hyeon and Dr. Death's relationship to us.
|So channeling Forrest Gump right here.|
KMUSE: 100% thought about Forrest Gump right here. And again, you see their odd relationship shine through. It amazes me how connected I feel to them. It is almost to the point where I imagine if one of them died, it would be as if a part of the other man also dies. Two sides of the same coin as the case might be.
DONGSAENG: Absolutely disjointed and awkward in the transition for sure. This is kind of where they lost me. If any point in this drama turned me off to this drama, it was this odd transition post-dead Min.
KMUSE: I am not completely against the time jump. However some of the execution felt really off. Especially when you get further to the part that involves where Hyeon was and what he was doing. For such great writing, it felt a bit sloppy. I kind of wonder if Jang Nara's real life car accident during filming this final episode had anything to do with the choppiness?
DONGSAENG: I had wondered about that same thing here. For those that don't know, Jang Nara was in a car accident on her way to the final filming at 1:00am the day this episode aired. I can only imagine she was rattled and there may even be the chance that they scrambled things around a bit in order to accommodate their rattled and banged up leading lady. Pure conjecture on my part, but it really was uncharacteristic of this writing team to get so sloppy and weird here and so I can't help but wonder.
KMUSE: I need more details. So many blanks about what went on during this year long absence. It was cute to see them all happy to see Hyeon back. Poor Grumpy Cop and his rejected reunion hug.
DONGSAENG: It's great to have the team back together again. Grumpy Cop and all. And that new guy is cuter than the old one now sitting in prison, so yay for that! It's the important things that truly matter, you know?
KMUSE: OH THANK GOODNESS!
DONGSAENG: More unanswered questions - Where is he? Hospital hospital or mental hospital? What is our time line here? How long as he been there? How long has Hyeon known he was alive? What happened when Hyeon asked Joon Yeong for his brother's body? A year is a long time people. I need answers!
DONGSAENG: That kiss!!!! More Min time would have been great, but I would not have wanted to miss that kiss! I KNEW he had it in him. Dude, he looked like he was going to suck her face off. So much better than the kiss of earlier with the wide-eyes and shock. When he's on point, he's on point, and boy, was he on point!
DONGSAENG: So, did Min end up choosing to live as himself and face his crimes and punishment in an effort to live with his brother or did he choose the false identity, ensuring that he would have to live in hiding for the rest of his life? We saw the envelope with the new identity left lying on the hospital bed. That means he chose to come clean, right? So many questions I have left unanswered!!! If I didn't know any better, I'd swear that they had set this one up for a sequel. It totally had that kind of feeling at the end. Note to the kdrama gods - please don't make a sequel. As much as I'd love some closure and questions answered, a sequel would be a bad idea. Leave it ambiguous and frustrating, because ambiguous and frustrating beats ruining the whole thing with trying to squeeze another 16 episodes out of it.
DONGSAENG: My final thoughts are that this was a fantastic drama with a decent ending, despite the few frustrations I had with aspects of it. SIG was a god and literally got hotter in each episode which is what proves he is a god, because getting hotter in each episode would be impossible for a mere mortal man. Min was the runaway sensation in my opinion, the kid that stole hearts and ran away with them. Joon Yeong's character was delightfully complex and sympathetic. As much as I hated him, I didn't actually hate him. I felt pity for him even as he was shoving the knife into Min's body, something I didn't think I'd ever be able to forgive him for. Is it weird that I'm glad he got away in the end? That he remained on the loose? As crazy as he is and with his long history of killing people, I just don't feel him as a threat to society. He's a warped vigilante out there, misguided but with a decent heart. All in all, I hearty two thumbs up for this drama.
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