The End Sept 15, 2010 19:55:23 GMT -5
Post by Ken on Sept 15, 2010 19:55:23 GMT -5
I know it's a little early for the post-mortem on this drama, but it's pretty obvious where this one is going - I did peek at one of the other boards and there are no real surprises. It really does end the way you think it will (pretty much)! And it does end, which is a bit of a relief in itself!
While it's true that we've all seen much better K-dramas, I can actually think of a couple nice things to say about this one:
First, some of the plot developments in I Love You, although nonsensical, are the sort of things that make these K-dramas endearing: I mean, who borrows money from a loan shark so they can pretend they got an advance from a publisher? The line between irritating and amusing can be very thin indeed, but a couple (not many, though!) of the plot oddities found their way onto the amusing side for me.
Second, and Joanie pointed this out to me when we were talking about the drama, 16 episodes isn't too bad a length for one of these dramas when it's not that hot and it wasn't bad only having to put up with it one night a week. As bad as it got sometimes, a quick flip of the channels to what most of our fellow Americans are watching and suddenly I Love You doesn't look quite so bad!
There's also another silver lining! Next week, MHz will be starting a 5 episode series called Freeze, which is a story about vampires:
I was skeptical at first, but it stars Lee Seo Jin, who starred in Phoenix and Damo and who was just terrific as the king in Yi San! If anyone can pull off playing a vampire, it's him!
So I Love You wasn't great, but at least it's (almost) over, the ending wasn't horrible, and we've got something to look forward to.