Answer Me 1988 fans petition to change the ending
What do you think of Answer Me 1988's ending? The ending, or resolution of the husband mystery, to the popular coming-of-age drama has stirred up strong buzz among fans. Some fans are even joining an online petition to change the ending.
(Caution: Spoiler alert!)
Ever since the Answer Me series of period dramas started, there has been a "husband mystery" where we don't find out which guy gets the girl until the very end. There are clues sprinkled along the way to keep us guessing. It is the same for Answer Me 1988, the third installment in the series, where fans gradually divide into Team Taek versus Team Junghwan, based on their favorite choice for Sung Deok Sun (Hyeri).
Unfortunately, only one team wins!
After episode 20 was aired, the backlash has been strong. Many fans apparently feel that the clues could have pointed to either Taek (Park Bo Gum) or Jung Hwan (Ryu Joon Yul), and the resolution to the husband mystery is not convincing enough to those fans.
Not content with just voicing her dissatisfaction with forum discussions, Filiipino fan Sharmaine Nacino has taken action. She set up an online petition to call for an alternate ending. She thanked the hard work of the cast and crew to a wonderful drama, but said that Deok Sun didn't even get her own wedding to show her marrying her intended-husband. In other words, she wants an ending that would clearly settle the mystery and would also show happy endings for all the young characters.
So far, there are more than 440 fans who have joined the petition.
What do you think? Are you satisfied with the ending, or would you sign the petition?
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