DRAMA CLUB: The Master's Sun Episodes 16-17 (3/4)
Vivi here, and I kind of just want to say “Yes, all of that” to what Drama Debussie and Rosie said in their posts this week. Perfect wrapups, ladies! As they said, the drama ended with a lot of closure. This has to be in my top 5 for best kdrama finales ever.
Every time I thought, “But what about (insert random side character here)?”, they would cut to a satisfying ending for said random side character.
Okay, I take that back a little bit. I could have handled a nice, happy ending for my favorite cameo character. He takes Gong Sil around for a year, and then what? Does he find himself a ghost bride? Or another girl who sees ghosts? Basically, what I’m saying is that I would have been perfectly happy to cut the whole story about the dead little boy to put more Lee Chun Hee on the screen. Is that so wrong?
Ok, I'm done now.
I like the idea that they were trying to get across when Gong Sil left that she was going more for her own sake than some version of noble idiocy, but I’m not sure I buy it. After all, she left to find herself--so that she could be good enough for Joong Won. That being said, I was happy to see that Gong Sil found confidence and a sense of self-worth (read: lots and lots of money) even though she didn’t get rid of the ghosts.
I don’t know why, but I found the mental image of Gong Sil striking it rich by selling a formerly haunted house strangely hilarious and awesome. If this show ever has a sequel, I think it should be entitled Gong Sil’s House of Horrors, and it should be all about Gong Sil and Joong Won living with a bunch of ghosts in a gigantic haunted manor.
Who do I need to contact to make this happen?
Even though the show had plenty of similarities to other dramas, it often twisted them just enough to keep things interesting. For example, in the first episode, I was positive that the step-uncle would try to use Gong Sil to steal the company from Joong Won, but he ended up being really endearing in the end.
How could I have doubted this face?
I also want to take a second to recognize something that went under-appreciated this whole time: the score. Seriously, the use of music in this drama for humor or sorrow was extremely consistent and effective the entire time. Would we have cried so much without the sad ghost music? I doubt it.
Now that it’s over, I can confess that I had my doubts going into The Master’s Sun. I was worried that it would start out in a promising way, only to fall apart at the end. I’m happy to say that my doubts were completely unnecessary. Thanks for pulling through and giving us some wonderful new kdrama friends, Hong Sisters!
Missed a post from the Master's Sun Drama Club?
- Episodes 16-17: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 13-15: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 11-12: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 9-10 [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 7-8 [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 5-6 [Part 1] [Part 3] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 3-4 [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
- Episodes 1-2 [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
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