DRAMA CLUB: My Love From Another Star Episodes 20-21 (1/2)
With heavy hearts and tears in our eyes, we find ourselves forced to say "goodbye" to what has to be, on of the best dramas we (or at least I) have ever watched, our beloved, My Love From Another Star. How the end managed to sneak up on us so quickly, I couldn't say, but here it is and all I can do is breathe a heavy sigh of contentment as I dive into these final two episodes... Care to join me?
I'll begin by pointing out how pleased I am with how neatly this drama was wrapped up; there were no loose ends, no strangely disjointed moments where you were left wondering what the heck just happened... Every character, in one way or another, had his or her story brought neatly to a close and I can leave this drama with a refreshing amount of satisfaction, which, I have to say, is very nice.
I am beyond happy to see that Jae Kyung got what he deserved in the end. The joy I felt bordered on giddiness as I watched Jae Kyung's attorney stand up in court and state that he had nothing to say in Jae Kyung's defense! I applauded when Lee Beom Joong came to tell his son, in person, that he was going to have to pay for the crimes he had committed because he, as his father, was no longer going to use his money to cover them up. It may have taken him a ridiculously long time to see the error of his ways, spoiling Jae Kyung has he had for all those years, but in the end, he repented which means, in my book, all has been forgiven.
I would have liked to have seen Hee Kyung finally end his infatuation with Song Yi and end up with a lovely, sweet girl before it was all said and done with alas, we can't always have everything we want. I suppose I can be happy knowing that, in the end, he seemed to become more of a overly-supportive friend of Song Yi's than the incredibly annoying puppy he was when this drama began. At least I can be happy knowing he never ended up with Se Mi.
Speaking of Se Me, I have to admit that, as much as I hated her in the beginning, by the end, I found myself warming up to her. She too inspired my applause as she began to see the error of her ways and take steps toward becoming a better person. I must say, I appreciated her honesty as she confronted those she hurt most, namely Hee Kyung and Song Yi, and I like that she has started down the path to restoring those relationships, despite the fact that it's not going to be an easy journey. I'd like to think that by the time we get to the "three years later" she and Song Yi have established a mutual respect for each other that keeps them friendly competitors in their work without making them overly chummy.
As for our heroine and her crazy, messed up family, I was so happy to see the strides taken toward reconciliation by them all. While they may not be entirely whole, we leave them in a much better place than where we found them and that makes me incredibly happy.
Last but certainly not least, we have our OTP, who filled my heart with a delightfully painful mixture of joy and heartache. The last week they spent together before Min Joon disappeared was the sweetest, most genuine display of real love I have ever seen in a drama. There were no over-the-top gestures, no hysterical confessions, simply an "I love you" delivered with a beautiful sincerity, so heart-felt it moved me to tears. While it pains me to think that Song Yi and Min Joon will spend the rest of their lives as if they're swinging to and fro on some great pendulum, forever moving from moments of pure bliss when together to moments of bitter heartache when apart, it's better than having Min Joon disappear completely. Over all, Song Yi and Min Joon have found a way to live "happily ever after" and I can't ask for anything more.
Now it's time for you to share your thoughts on My Love From Another Star's grand finale. Are you as happy with the way things turned out as I am or would you have liked to see things settled differently. As always, I'd love to know what you're thinking so be sure to leave a comment below.
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Episodes 20-21 [Part 1] [Part 2]