by cuzie, February 9, 2013

Cuzie's 3 Types of Horrible Kdrama Endings

SPOILER ALERT! Includes the following:
• City Hunter                         • Fashion King
• Faith                                   • Bad Guy
• Rooftop Prince                    • 49 Days
• IRIS/Athena                        • High Kick Through the Roof

Have you ever wondered how a drama will end? Will it be a happy or a sad ending?  You are so curious that you can’t even sleep at night. You always imagine every single possibility every minute, every hour, every day. Will it end like this? Will it end like that? Waiting for another week is killing you.

Then, when it comes to an end, you feel like the world is crumbling around you. You wonder if the writer has brain damage to come up with such a horrible ending. Or maybe she was possessed by the stupidest ghost in the world to just imagine that kind of ending. Maybe you just stand speechless right in front of your computer wondering what the hell is happening! IS THIS THE END?

The "Telepathic" Ending

A lot of our beloved K-Drama Endings are filled with telepathy (they just stand there staring at each other, and then they will give each other one little smile that, of course, it’s just them who knows the meaning behind it) and BANG! THE END! That’s why I called it telepathic. I mean, c’mon, a little hug won’t hurt. A passionate kiss would be so much better (talk about Queen In Hyun’s Man), I’ll even welcome holding hands. Just please do something besides a SMILE. You can even end it like Nice Guy, it’s the same ending, but with a little thought of Maru that said ‘I’m happy’ reverse all, I know what he’s thinking, and that’s enough, sweet even.


                                City Hunter                                                                            Faith
I don’t know why Lee Min Ho is always stuck in this kind of ending. Both City Hunter and Faith are great dramas that I love so much. Faith is well written, has a romantic love story, and has a good fight. I hated waiting for another week just to watch another episode. I even felt sad when it came to an end, but the ending was, without a doubt, disappointing. In City Hunter, I don’t even understand what’s happening, where is Nana going with that bag? There’s no explanation. And that smile? It’s definitely not helping. Then suddenly he’s driving a car and, yes, this is the end baby. People assume that maybe, just maybe, there will be City Hunter season 2. Faith is just the same. Is that what you do when you haven’t seen each other for a few years? If it was me, I would run and hug him tightly. It would be good to be in his arms, stare at each other, and smile. Hehe. That’s the ending I want. Not the writer I guess. LOL

Two others: RooftopPrince (at least, they’re holding hands, haha, but I don’t know who he is.  Is he Lee Gak, Tae Yong, or Tae Yong who has Lee Gak’s memory? I’m still wondering) and Athena.

The "Unknown Death" Ending

You watch a drama. Maybe it’s good, maybe it’s not. Then you get the feeling that it will have a sad ending. Either a lead may die, or the leads won’t be together. You find it okay actually, but some absurd character killing is definitely NOT an option.


Fashion King

The first few episodes are worth watching, and then it gets boring. Still, I endured it, because I told myself, "Maybe it will get better." When it’s still boring, I told myself, “finish it ‘cause you’ve already started it”, and I regret having done that. I should have dropped it on the fifth episode. This drama is definitely a bad one. It’s a mess right from the start. Come on, the title is Fashion King and the story is supposed to be about a bunch of youngsters who dream to get to the top with a 4 square love line. However, no one has succeeded by the end, and the love story is the worst part. Ga Young never found Young Gul’s letter, and Young Gul never heard Ga Young’s confession. Why? Because he’s already dead - shot by a mysterious guy. Ga Young had no idea that Young Gul was already in the other world. Bleh...

Bad Guy

This drama started as a promising one. If you’re looking for a revenge drama, this is it. The story is full of intrigue and deceit, and the way he manipulates his enemies’ minds is thrilling. Then when the producer needs to cut the episodes down because the main lead must go to military service, it ends up really bad. From the very first episode, you must realize that there’s not even the slightest possible way for it to have a happy end. Being shot by his sibling is fine, but to have just one paper announcing his death behind the female lead’s back without her realizing, it is definitely the worst way to end this story.

Another one: Iris (being shot by mysterious guy, again, and the main lead didn’t notice it, again and again)

The "Dementor Kiss" Ending

This is the most horrible kind of ending. You watch a drama and love it. You’re even crazy for it, but when it ends you want to throw your computer out of the window. Oh, and hey! Look beside you! There’s a dementor that sucks up all your happiness and leaves you in your room soulless. It’s unbelievable that it would end that way. You never imagine in your wildest dreams that this great drama must sink to the bottom of the sea when it reaches the end. Your fingers automatically press shift + delete + enter.


49 Days
I feel so sad for our female lead character. She’s been betrayed and must work really hard to find 3 tears, and she did it. She lives! Just to die again in 6 days. Everyone must scream, “It’s not fair! I really thought it’s going to have a happy ending. Han Kang will finally have the love of his life, Ji Hyun. Ji Hyun will finally find the man who loves her unconditionally.” The writer finds it uninteresting to have it end that way. So there you have it: a disappointing ending. It was a masterpiece until it reached the end.

High Kick Through the Roof

No drama will beat High Kick Through the Roof as the worst ending ever. It started well, and it got better and better with every episode. I especially loved Jeung Eum and Daniel’s love story. It’s funny, cute, and romantic all at the same time. Each character had good development. I laughed and cried throughout the story.

But the last episode erases all those feelings. I even thought of bumping my head against the wall, wishing to have amnesia. If you want to watch this drama (or sitcom), avoid the last episode so you won’t waste 42 hours of your life for nothing. I mean it.

So what do you think? Horrible endings, right?
It's okay if you disagree; do express your opinions below.