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Spoiled myself for the ending of Gaksital and I am not even sure I will bother finishing as it is so bloody stupid, I have no words! I don't mind Mok Dan dying because tragic dramas are my bread and butter (IRIS is in the running for my favorite drama ever, after all) but the rest - so idiotic! The way the situation with Shunji was resolved (if I can even use this word!), and above all, where Kang To ends up - wtf, not only is there is no sort of closure to the story, I feel like I've just been following one of those propaganda novels I read in my Communist childhood. So he ends up fighting some more? Okaaaay - and the point of the story and his arc is??? They might as well have ended this drama eps ago.

Seriously, so angry!!!


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Date: 2012-09-06 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mionenoelle.livejournal.com
I know right? I found the previous episode pretty bad too mostly because the heroes acted with such frustrating complacency, which resulted in pretty much a lot of deaths (including Mok-dan's, which means it's pretty stupid, too). So much fail, so much plot-induced stupidity... sigh. And this show was so good.
Edited Date: 2012-09-06 11:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-07 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, it was so good for most of its run, but the ending ep pretty much wiped out all my goodwill.

Date: 2012-09-07 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mionenoelle.livejournal.com
Haven't watched the last one yet (even though I'm spoiled), but since the heroes' stupidity in episode 27 drives the conflict in the finale, I'm gonna go ahead and say I will watch it with much eyerolling and snarking. So sad this should happen to an otherwise excellent drama.

Date: 2012-09-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amandioka.livejournal.com
Don't tell me the evil guys don't die?

I can take MokDan's "sacrifice" if everybody else (the good guys) get a happily ever after. But from what you're saying, that doesn't happen...

*sigh* I guess I won't even watch the ending either.. maybe with a lot of fastforward.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
The evil guys - Ueno, Kimura Taro, Shunji do die. I just don't buy how Shunji does.

Date: 2012-09-09 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rectherapyfreak.livejournal.com
They made Shunji go too crazy to make him end the way he does imo. He is angrily blaming Lee Kang To to the end and then just gives in...I don't buy it. To be quite honest I didn't really ever buy his character...He goes from being such a super nice person to an evil sadistic monster for little reason imo. Both his brother and father were horrible people and he knew it. Of course if they were my bro/father I would be REALLY upset that they died to but I would understand completely that they had it coming...and if anything would ask for forgiveness. Then he finds out that his dad killed Kang To's dad and his brother killed Kang To's mother and he still is hell bent on killing Kang To!

Date: 2012-09-09 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes, Shunji's sudden repentance made no sense to me at all.

Date: 2012-09-07 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
its a pretty hopeful ending, and waaaaay happier then what i expected. all the bad guys die, and only mok dan on the good side really bites it. even Kye Soon's cute lil bro and village hothead deuk soo live on!

Date: 2012-09-06 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mszesty.livejournal.com
The problem I have is that I don't actually buy that Shunji would - well, you know. As much as he hates himself for becoming a monster, he hates Gaksital and the Korean rebels waaaaaaayyyy more. And it just doesn't make sense character-wise. Shunji has spent twenty-some episodes blaming Gaksital for his brother's death (and later, his father's too) without ever stopping to think that he and his family might be a part of the problem. I guess you could argue that Mok Dan's death put him over the edge, but I dunno. He just doesn't have a history of self-reproach.

But I haven't seen the last two episodes yet, so maybe that'll change my mind.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Agreed - I have zero problem with Shunji dying but I cannot believe he has enough sane humanity left in him to feel such guilt that he would take his life. Such a cop out.

Date: 2012-09-06 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleobulle.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know. I'm really crushed. I don't feel like translating episode 28 but I feel I have a responsability to do it anyway because a lot of people depend on it to watch the drama. I'll be dragging my feet and it's going ot be hard.

So he ends up fighting some more? Okaaaay - and the point of the story and his arc is???
That's exactly it! They already used that when he picked himself up after killing his brother. How could they have him do the same thing after they killed Mok Dan off? We already knew he was 100% committed to the cause. What the hell, drama? It's like they chose to push their "free korea" and how awesome the freedom fighters were agenda and threw characterization to the dogs.

Episode 28 really boggles the mind. How could a drama so well-written unravel like that in a single episode? I really didn't expect it. I'd decided to trust the writer to the end since she'd amazed me several time through the drama by her awesomeness.

I feel empty, I was so invested in this drama.

Arang, save me from my pit of despair. Please.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I am so upset - the drama took everything that made Kang To compelling and gutted it to make him a symbol - all complexity gone. Gaksital started out strong and stayed so for most of its run but ultimately it got subsumed in its nationalistic agenda. I did not watch this for nationalism or some hagiographic view of the the independence movement. I watched it for the characters. And they all got short shrifted to push the nationalistic message. What a waste.

At least I still have Faith and Arang and Five Fingers and May Queen.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
AND "ANSWER ME 1997"!

Date: 2012-09-07 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Heh, I love AM1997 but I am not obsessed with it the way I am with the others.

Date: 2012-09-07 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mionenoelle.livejournal.com
mte. I think this is the reason for my flagging interest in the last few episodes.

Date: 2012-09-06 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usisblog.livejournal.com
That was the reason because I never started it. I dislike Tearjerkers without Happy End. And when a story ever cried "Drama" then it was this one.

I just hope Faith won't go this way but as you pointed it is going Fushigi Yuugi. The Mangaka isn't known for her Happy Endings *sigh*. I think ES has to return.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I don't mind unhappy endings (I loved both IRIS and Hong Gil Dong) but they have to have a reason. This is all blah.

At least nobody is dying in Faith...

Date: 2012-09-07 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usisblog.livejournal.com
Reasons are in the eyes of the beholders. I'm sure a lot of viewers would say it made sense indeed.
As I said, I still don't like unhappy endings even when it makes sense. Real Life is delusional enough, in my dream world no one who is dear to me dies or is left alone without hope :P.

Yet! I like that the bad guys aren't black/white and I can kinda like them. But every time I like the bad ones it ends bad. So I keep my fingers crossed and hope the writers aren't that into Fushigi Yuugi.
Edited Date: 2012-09-07 07:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-07 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
Its not unhappy ending at all, but I think mousie dislikes how the story was resolved. like how Shunji dies for example. didnt ring true to her. and also the ending is very nationalistic etc etc.

Date: 2012-09-07 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yup. I don't think it's a 'rocks fall everyone dies' ending a la Hong Gil Dong, IRIS, A Love to Kill, MISA, Tree with Deep Roots (though I suppose that one is arguable), Bichunmoo, The Myth and a score of other dramas that ended in a truly horrifying 'everyone suffers and dies' manner, and yet which I either liked or adored.

I just don't like the way we got there at all.

Date: 2012-09-06 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
This isn't my type of drama at all so I've only been following it through the posts of friends like yourself. But Muchadoaboutlove posted some thoughts that seem to make sense, despite the suckiness. "Remember how Kangto kept repeating a line that went something like this? 'Since I’ve decided to put on this Bridal Mask, I don’t have a choice but to keep going. There’s no turning back for me and I have to see it till the end.' I realized something: the moment he put on the mask, he’s not the ordinary Lee Kangto anymore. He’s the freedom fighter Gaksital. He’s basically the same as the other freedom fighters; the only difference was he had his mask on. He’s been living double lives as Lee Kangto and Gaksital, and finally, he succeeded in shedding his Lee Kangto persona. Mokdan was the only person who’s associated with the Lee Kangto persona and by killing her off, this brought a new meaning to Kangto’s life: no more Kangto, there’s only a man left: Gaksital, the freedom fighter that would protect their country until the end. So, his bride’s death made him a better person, a Gaksital who’s more focused on the independence movement."

Date: 2012-09-06 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Bleh, makes me feel like I watched rabid nationalist or Communist propaganda or similar. Ugh.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanaenam.livejournal.com
When Gaksital started airing, I caught a few episodes but dropped it, in part, because I feared precisely this. I have students who are of Japanese descent. I just didn't need nationalistic propaganda to push my buttons needlessly.

Date: 2012-09-07 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, this.

Date: 2012-09-06 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mszesty.livejournal.com
That interpretation makes sense. It kinda makes me think of Nolan's Batman trilogy with the Bruce Wayne vs. the Batman identities.

Anyway, it's interesting but it's still not an emotionally satisfying ending. I would have rather LKT had died actually, because then at least his whole fight had meaning. With this sort of ending, he has to keep on fighting on after losing his mother, brother, his new wife, and his former best friend. That just seems like a hopeless life, even if he has embodied the Gaksital persona for a good cause. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if I should even bother watching the last few episodes.

Date: 2012-09-06 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I disagree. What about that grand speech from Yang Baek in episode 26?
Quoting girlfriday:
"Yang Baek: What do you think is the one thing in a grown man’s life so precious that he must protect it with his life? I believe it’s love. I love Joseon, I love my hometown, I love my mother, my wife, my son. Watching those that I love be violated by the Japanese, how could I not feel rage? If you truly love Mok Dan, you put your life on the line to stay by her side and protect her, and fight the ones who would torment her."

She may be a liability staying by his side, but having her by his side is what spur him on in his fight for freedom. Are you saying that it is better for her to die so he can focus on the independent movement without distraction?

Though I'm more upset with Shunji's death. They should have come up with a better way to send him off. I rather he actually goes out and fight with Kangto and allow Kangto to kill him than taking his own life.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Exactly. On every count.

Date: 2012-09-07 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
I knew this drama wouldn't have a happy ending... and I thought there was a 50% chance it would be a shitty ending.

I'm so glad I didn't keep watching!!

Not only would it be a huge sacrifice for me to watch a LONG drama, but I would be SPITTING FIRE right now after getting that ending!

Is it safe to say this won't be your #1 favorite drama of 2012? (you should have stayed faithful to Queen In Hyun's Man!)

Date: 2012-09-07 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It wasn't my n1 before - neither was QIHM - Shut Up was. So far, I think it's going to end up either Faith, Shut Up or QIHM (the more time goes by the more I love it). Of course, that is only for airing dramas - there might be an upcoming one that will blow them all out of the water.

Date: 2012-09-07 01:52 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
awww i hope you don't give up since all those hd caps are so appreciated!

Shunji's death - appropriate. Mok Dan has always been his spark of humanity. I find it interesting that even through death, she brought back
enough conscious in him so that he does not add to Kang To's burden. Dealing the death blow to his best friend, no matter the betrayals between would have finished Kang To. As Bridal Mask, he had to end Shunji's life, but to do it personally would take him beyond Mok Dan's death.

Bridal Mask is a story of redemption. And yes, it is fitting that Kang To must fight on. I don't see it as a nationalist propaganda, but a story of love for a nation.
One that requires a hella lot of sacrifice, and the will to keep moving forward even after losing so much. That is how freedom is won. By blood, by devotion.

And also, what a great conclusion for Rie. Finally embracing her Korean heritage, and to share that moment with Katsuyama.
Gawgh! They kill me so good.

Date: 2012-09-07 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I'll probably watch and post when I calm down in a few days.

See, but the story was not presented as that about love of a nation - it was presented as a story of redemption, with friendship gone wrong and love gone right. If I knew from the start it was about love of one's motherland, I'd have stayed far away as my Soviet upbringing made me allergic to these types of stories.

I don't think Shunji's end made any sense - to me he was too far gone to be consumed by guilt and remorse enough to take his life, Mok Dan or not Mok Dan.

Date: 2012-09-07 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
oh wow really? I was okay with it. I thought the fact that he lived was to keep being a hope for the people and stuff? and like at the end there's all these people wearing his mask and robes and the dong jin death squad storming the police office and it blows up. It was I will grant you alot like a propaganda novel but since South Korea isnt trying to convince the populace to bomb japan or smth. I am ok with it. Nationalism is a big deal in Korea lol. altho considering their situation I can kind of understand it.
and Mok Dan died exactly how I expected so while it was sad I was mostly unmoved lol. and I actually I had long suspected that Shunji was kill himself. esp since i suspected he would be responsible for her death either directly by killing her or her killing herself in order to escape him. hence when my suspicions came to pass I felt it was inevitable. Like to me it was more powerful than if Kang To had to kill him. Shunji killing himself was him acknowledging what many of us had realized long before, that he was past saving, and he'd become monster and thus the only good thing he could do was punish himself and save the burden of doing it for his ex best friend. I liked it. I had already seen plenty of epic showdowns so far. and kang to's fight with shunji in the beginning of the last ep was to me their "final showdown" type fight. and their meeting in ep 28 was more like the closure between them. Shunji finally accepting that Kang To made Mok Dan happy and he never would have. Hence him giving Kang To the picture and saying it was his. I like that their final confrontation was just words and Kang To laying out his crimes before him. To me that had more poignancy than if Kang To had fought with him and killed him. I mean it was pointless because they had ALREADY fought the last episode and Kang To proved he can beat him. So any tension in that fight in who would win and die was kind of moot. and I was also really happy Rie/Cha Song Joo got away to live a new life. I felt like she deserved to get her korean identity back and live without self hatred. I was so sad when she and katsuyama parted ways ;_; I was worried he'd die protecting her or something but i wonder if him watching her leave and confess she didnt love him wasnt sadder. I'm glad she let him go if she didnt have feelings for him, it was the kind thing to do. But like maybe you'd have liked it better if you watched the last two episodes, instead of just reading about it? Like the way it unfolds makes sense but i dunno how it sounds if you just summarize it via text recap....(then I again I was one of those weirdos that was fine with the 49 days ending but then I knew that it ended sadly, so I was semi prepared even without knowing details)

Date: 2012-09-07 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Re: 49 Days. Don't get me started on that one. I deleted all my files as soon as the last ep aired and it never happens.

I just couldn't buy Shunji having enough self-aware conscience left in him to do what he did. And I think the final stuff was unnecessary - KT grew as much as he was going to go a few eps back, when he decided to join the resistance, give it all for liberation etc. He has not progressed at all since then and there was really no point in last few eps...

Date: 2012-09-07 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
I disagree tbh. Shunji was past being redeemed or saving but I dont think he realized that himself. up till now i think he felt justified in everything he was doing and what spurred him to become a monster was for instance trying to save mok dan, trying to avenge his brother he never really cared about ambition or nationalism or anything like that. I think he started to buy into it more cause his anger and jealousy was poisoning him and he definitely had that dark streak hiding within him all along. just waiting for a catalyst to set it free. It would have been more boring to me for Shunji to become wholly 1 dimensional in his villainy and have to be put down like a dog by the hero. and ofc Kang To would have to deal with the guilt and pain of killing his former best friend. I DO think they should have stressed Shunji's internal conflict a bit more than they did before the finale but there was IMO signs there that he had a tiny spark of humanity left in him. perhaps not enough to really change for the better in the end but IMO enough to realize what he'd become and to end his life for as one last ditch gesture for his friend and also to punish himself. to me it was poetic. but like its all about interpretation I guess. and I honestly from the beginning wanted Shunji's descent to be more gradual and fraught than it ended up being. there was SOME of that, but then for plot's sake it got pushed aside a bit. then brought out again in the ending. but i was happy for it to be back so I was cool with it.

Date: 2012-09-09 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rectherapyfreak.livejournal.com
I agree with your opinions mostly. I thought the ending was pretty good. Shunji though I feel was WAY too evil in the end...but I guess maybe him saving Rie's life is where they were trying to show he still had some humanity in it. His character just changed too drastically for me to really believe in at all.

Date: 2012-09-07 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiacosas.livejournal.com
I know how you feel, dangermousie. You haven't even watched, prepare yourself because this is just too painful to watch. It's just not the same show I signed up for. All the emotional impact I felt everytime a character had a moment of growth/regression was just gone, replaced by overly simplistic attempts at "depth" that felt shallow, contrived and ridiculous.

Sadness~
Edited Date: 2012-09-07 02:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-07 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
First off, Futurama icon! Yay!

Yes, this is not the drama I signed up for either. I don't remember last time a drama this good derailed this badly at the end.

Date: 2012-09-07 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iheartkleenex.livejournal.com
I was good with the ending. I loved the fact that he does go on fighting and that he does survive everything. It would have been great if she were to be there with him, but it's not a surprise that she died. With Shunji's death I was ok, although I would have preferred him to die some horrible horrible death.

Date: 2012-09-07 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Ehhh, I wanted Kang To to die. It would have made more sense to me narratively than any other ending.

I am pretty allergic to nationalistic/overly patriotic stories in general (blame my upbringing in the good old USSR where it was shoved down my throat) so that influences me - I've been getting more and more unhappy with the show's ra-ra-drums-nationalism bent to the detriment of its complexity and its characters in the past few eps and this brought it to a head.
Edited Date: 2012-09-07 03:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-07 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princess-narnia.livejournal.com
De-lurking to comment. I always read your recaps and I love this blog...I just never commented before... So "hello!". :)

I haven't even seen the episode (just read the spoilers and seen pics) but I'm so utterly gutted about how it ended. I was so invested in this show and had really hoped they wouldn't cop out at the end-that is, go all tragic because it was a shocking way to end. But they did and it brought back horrible memories 49 Days all over again for me. I never got around to watching the last ep of 49 Days. I just couldn't. And now, I have another hero with "Kang" in his name who I have to cry over because he lost everything that was dear to him.

Mok Dan's death was so completely unnecessary. I always felt like the catalyst for Shunji's change of heart should have been related to Kang To. It was their friendship that was pretty much a huge driving force in this show and while his interest in Mok Dan was just plain obsessive, his love for his friend had always been very real-well until he started running off the rails. It should have been that friendship that pulled him back on course, not the death of the woman they both loved. That was a huge crime. Its even more painful when you realize what Kang To and Mok Dan had been through all these years. Why in the world can't the hero have some happiness? What is this obsession with killing people off and making us cry buckets at the end? its just all too much. :(

I agree that it really took on a whole propaganda feel towards the end. I mean I'm all for the whole "fight for justice" storyline and I was cheering as loud as the next person when Kang To swooped in to save the day throughout this show, but to take away everything he loved and just make him "Gaksital" at the end with no person or place he could call home just seems terribly cruel to me. What was the whole point anyway? :( Oh and Shunji's death was another thing I couldn't agree with. If the boys had fought it out and Shunji had given up finally, I could have dealt with that. If Shunji had died trying to save Kang To, also ok. What I really wanted was a moment of redemption for Shunji-an eleventh hour redemption even. How they went about it seems in very poor taste for a character that was so richly fleshed out. I had always hoped Shunji would catch himself before he went as far as attempting to actually kill Kang To. Aigoooo. What to do. :(

Now I have to watch the last two eps with my mom on Saturday and you can imagine there will be a lot of bitching when we get to the last ep. The writer managed to serve up 27 glorious episodes, only to kill us all with the very last one. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. :(
Edited Date: 2012-09-07 03:22 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-07 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hi! :)

Yes, KT has nothing left to live for - he might as well kill himself when liberation is finally achieved. I would have been fine with MD and KT both living, them both dying or even KT dying and MD living on carrying his child but this - blergh. (Though my money is on that demonstration at the end leaving everyone dead, so maybe I'll get my wish).

And so agree about Shunji. The crux of his story was never about his relationship with MD but about him and KT. To make it all about MD at the last minute is insane. (Not to mention I don't buy that what he did here would penetrate his insanity enough for him to kill himself).

Ugh.

I don't hate it as much as I did 49 Days ending but that is only because it's humanly not possible to hate an ending more than I hated that one.

Date: 2012-09-07 10:04 am (UTC)
gwinna: (flowers - blue)
From: [personal profile] gwinna
I saw your post this morning, but waited until Dramabeans' recap came out to find out what actually happened before commenting - ultimately, I have to agree that the ending is disappointing. I stopped following the drama live back around episode 9 or 10, not because I lost interest, but because it was too intense and I couldn't take the stress of waiting week by week. I was going to wait until I found out the ending and then marathon the rest, but now I'm not sure I'll finish it. :(

I find it hard to express why I'm so dissatisfied; I'm not opposed to tragic endings per se – I haven't watched as many tragic dramas as you, but even in something like Chuno half the cast died even if the main couple survived. And yet I never felt as though their lives and deaths were meaningless, and that is what I feel about Bridal Mask. Basically the hero loses his mother, his brother, his best friend, and his wife, that's it, end of story, and it just seems so pointless.

Right now I happen to be watching Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei/Vigilantes In Masks, and I can't help but compare the two. It's interesting that Kang To at the end of BM is in the same place as Gexiao at the beginning of SHYZM – in both cases the hero has just lost his beloved wife who is everything to him. Although I haven't finished it yet, as far as I can tell SHYZM is all about Gexiao's personal journey after this devastating experience, out of despair and back to the point where he can choose wholeheartedly to live again. Not because life isn't painful but because he has friendship and (eventually) new love to make it worthwhile. The characters' growth (or lack thereof, in the case of the antagonist) and relationships are at the center of everything. And that story really resonates with me. Whereas BM... Kang To's character arc was about becoming a hero capable of sacrificing for others, but he had already reached that point long before Mok Dan died. And after her death he just picks himself back up to continue fighting for the cause. As I said before, meaningless. So I guess you hit the nail on the head in saying that the problem lies in focusing too much on the big picture of the fight for independence as opposed to the personal journeys of the characters. Because that just makes it seem like the characters don't matter, and if they don't matter then the emotional connection to the drama isn't there.

(Kind of tired now so not sure if that made sense.)

Date: 2012-09-07 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I love this post and agree with every word!

The hero of ViM (and Faith) actually start where KT ends up - just a cause/goal and nothing else and the story is about them finding emotional connections to live again. Much more compelling arc.

Plus, the end negates the whole big speech in 25 (?) where it talks about you being a stronger fighter if you have someone to love/protect/live for. WTF then? I am left thinking Kang To had the right idea when he wanted to leave MD to protect her - if he had, she'd be alive now.

Date: 2012-09-07 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
for now, after all the train-wrecked i had when finishing watched BM Finale last night, i decided that ep.27 is the ending for me.. BM is the very first KDrama that i watched when it's still airing and i got a huge dissappoinment as the result (i really shouldn't break my rules for not watching an airing dramas that i dont confident with the ending, that the price i must pay, i think *sigh*),and not that i dont see it coming though, still it really sucks, but i dont really want to throw those 27 great episode away, so be it..
MD death is unnecessary. SJ death is pathetic. KT as heroes for his nation is just ehmm you know lah :p if i want to see a story about nationalism agendas then all i have to do is watching some documentary channel tv *sorry for my lack of patriotism here :p *
i think i belong to the happy ending finale side where in my head KT-MD side by side sitting together under a very bright blue sky, smile to each other watching their children running freely in their new korea as an independent nation and off-course, they kiss passionately, because hey it's not like we're going to see them again in any dramas together for a very long time, i'm sure (yeah i kind of JW-JSY shipper right now LOL sorry for my simple and shallow-minded)... but it is too much to ask, i think :p
but i learn my morale lesson here that action+war-era+romance+kdrama is equal to a very bad combo.. forgive me for being a shallow here but let me nurse my heartbreak for awhile,and maybe sometime in the future i'll learn to understand for whatever message this show want to give us to see, and maybe able to see,learn and enjoy it :p
thank you for give me a place to rants, and i hope i'll see you in Five Fingers (another airing dramas i force myself to watch, simply for the JJH and JSY sakes ,because i have no confident for the ending too heheheeh) beautiful recap posts... --sophiechoice--

Date: 2012-09-07 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Yes, it just turned this story into a simplistic boring mess. ugh,

Date: 2012-09-11 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyrayoo (from livejournal.com)
There. We are at the same boat as you dangermousie. i watched the episode finale live and was cursing at it as well. like i want to smash the cakes prepared from Gaksital post party during the finale to the writer's face. as i mentioned in soompi, where the hell is justice on mokdan's death. it's useless then shunji killed himself? i may have devoured in the idea if he turned into lunatic for the rest of his life. but a non-traditional seppuku won't even help to convince me AT ALL.

The writer was diligently consistent with the poster . That sucks. Per manhwa Gaksital has a happy ending with his loved one.
Ending was terrible for LKT , he's now a living dead walking zombie like together with the people of joseon.

okay i got it, the idea of freedom /indepence. because i also came from a country oppressed by the Japanese. but the writer forgotten about the common denominator of this drama. LIFE.

For the rest of LKT's lifetime, don't serve him potato nor bean paste soup or he will never forgive you.

the ending was too dark i can't find the light until now. im stuck .

tbh, i was waiting for your scaps and all and why am not surprised to see them until now ? :)))

bridal mask was so good until the writer converted that into human in the form of mokdan. WHAT THE..

Date: 2012-09-13 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Too mad to properly watch/cap still.

GRRRR. RAAAAGE

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