Monday, April 7, 2014

HALLYU ZOMBIE DRAMA REVIEW: Emergency Couple Episodes 20-21 (1/4)

four friendsThough it's hard to believe, this week brings with it the final episodes of Emergency Couple and while this drama and I got off on the wrong foot, I'll be the first to admit that this drama has steadily grown on me, so much so that I'm actually a little sad to be saying my final farewells.
bikingWith these final two episodes, I thought things wrapped up nicely for pretty much every one of the doctors and interns we've been following so diligently these past eleven weeks. As expected, Chang Min and Jin Hee finally found their "happily ever after" and I'm glad to see that this time, they've opted to take things a bit slower and just enjoy each moment as it comes. They've both been through so much, they need this time to reconnect, rekindle their old flame and most importantly, heal the wounds they've both been suffering from for all these years. I have no doubt that, at some point down the road, they'll both agree that marriage is the next step for them to take but I think that when that time comes, they'll both have a full understanding of just how big of a commitment they're making and they'll both fully appreciate what their marriage vows really mean.
you have to come backI'm happy to see that Dr. Gook and Dr. Shim have been left in a place where they have both come to (in their own way) admit their feelings for each other. Admittedly, I would have liked to have seen them progress a bit further before the end but I suppose I'll just have to content myself with imagining that these first baby steps are what eventually leads them to a long and happy life together.
together for the internship at leastAs was predicted by myself, Tanya and Karen, our lovey-dovey newlywed couple, Sang Hyuk and Young Ae, stood on the brink of divorce by the end of this drama but were talked out of making such a hasty decision by Chang Min and Jin Hee. Sometimes characters are just too predictable and these two were certainly a couple of them. Their stupid arguments annoyed me more times than I care to recall but I'm still happy to see they've decided to work things out rather than just give up on their marriage altogether. I'll give them a hearty "Fighting!" along with a desperate wish to see them both grow up soon.
Yong kyu and ah reum happy togetherAmazingly, Ah Reum and Yong Kyu got together in the end and even more amazingly is how much I'm okay with that. For the longest time Ah Reum annoyed the crap out of me and wanted nothing more than to see her drop off the face of the Earth but she, like so many of this drama's characters, really grew up a lot as the story progressed, so much so, I'm actually happy that she and Yong Kyu get to live "happily ever after." I think Ah Reum has finally come to see just how adorable Yong Kyu is and I think she's genuinely fallen for his endearing lost puppy charms.
the mothersAs for the rest of the cast, well, they've all managed to end up better off than when we first started. I'm honestly surprised by the number of characters that have matured over the course of this drama. It's not every day you find a spoiled mother-in-law from Hades leaving her child-tormenting ways but that's exactly what Yoon Sung Sook did and for that I'm sure we're all glad! Amazingly, she wasn't the only character that did some growing. Chang Min, Jin Hee, Dr. Gook, Ah Reum, Sang Hyuk, Young Ae, Yang Ja, Jin Ae, Gwang Soo... They all did quite an impressive amount of growing (at least by DramaLand standards) and as a result, they all found a way to live their own "happily ever after," which leaves me one very satisfied drama-junkie.
secret kissOf course, now that I've shared my thoughts on the finale of Emergency Couple, it's time for you to share yours. What did you like? What did you dislike? What would have liked to have seen done differently? I want to know it all so be sure to share your comments below!
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 Miss something? You can catch up on all of our past discussions of Emergency Couple here:
Episodes 1-2: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 3-4: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 5-6: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 7: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 8-9: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 10-11: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 12-13: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 14-15: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 16-17: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 18-19: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Episodes 20-21: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]

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