Believe it or not, we find ourselves at the end of Iron Man and though I find it hard to believe this drama is actually over, here I sit, with nothing more to do than give a few final thoughts before I say goodbye.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t really have a lot to say about this rather underwhelming and unimpressive ending. For a drama that started out so well, this one fell flat on its face by the end and I find myself wishing I could go back and rewrite things, just so I wouldn’t have to suffer through the blah that was these last two episodes. I guess I should have known, when they decided to bring Tae Hee back from the dead, that the creativity and uniqueness that first drew me to this drama was about to fly right out the window. What started out as a drama full of interesting characters and a plot line that kept you on the edge of your seat, as you tried to figure out what was going to happen next, quickly turned into a bland mush of the same old drama tropes we’ve suffered through a thousand times over and I found my heart breaking as I watched my once lively and incredibly unique character fall into a giant pit of ordinary with no hope of ever being rescued.
I wish I knew why the writers of this drama decided it’d be more interesting to watch the dramatic story of Tae Hee and Hong Bin reunification than it would to watch Hong Bin deal with life as a temperamental, blade-sprouting super-human who falls for the quirky, plucky Se Dong. To me it seems far more interesting to watch Hong Bin simultaneously fall in love and uncover the truth about his unusual condition than to watch him suffer through the pain of being reunited with a dead ex who dies a couple of episodes later. I’m really left wondering what the point of all of that drama was when all of that time wasted dealing with Tae Hee could have been much better spent. Even if the writers decided Hong Bin’s condition wasn’t of the utmost importance, couldn’t they have done something with the Madame Yoon part of the story instead of bringing back a pointless Tae Hee?
Maybe I’m being a bit harsh on Tae Hee’s character but I really can’t see what the point of her return was, other than to drive a wedge between Se Dong and Hong Bin. She wasn’t particularly useful, unless you count her presence being so flipping annoying that even the perfect Se Dong said enough and started yelling at her behind her back. I guess I’m just annoyed that my lovely OTP had to unnecessarily separate and suffer when they could have been having all kinds of fun helping Hong Bin uncover the extent of his super-powers, or something along those lines. Anything would have been better than watching Se Dong and Hong Bin mope around for episodes on end, struggling with the idea that they’re being horrible people because they prefer to be with the person they love than the person they “should” be with. Sorry but that’s just LAME!
Honestly, I think most of this ending was lame, mostly because I feel like so many of the characters got hosed. Take poor Hong Joo, for instance. That poor boy not only has to suffer Se Dong’s rejection but he then has to deal with his parents divorce and he takes on the responsibility of caring for his evil mother, all while living abroad. Call me crazy but I think Hong Joo’s getting a pretty raw deal! Then we have Madame Yoon who was, without a doubt, one of the scariest women in the history of Dramaland and as the person ultimately responsible for Tae Hee’s (real) death, she should have been held accountable for all of her years of nastiness BUT for whatever reason, the writers decided against that and let Madame Yoon ride off into the sunset without so much as a word of warning. WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH THAT!?! Shouldn’t the villain get what’s coming to them? WHERE’S THE JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD??? I just don’t get it.
The only thing I do get and am happy about is Secretary Ko finding true love. I guess if the OTP has to be separated needless for what felt like forever, at least Secretary Ko can find his “happily ever after” and let’s face it, we all know he deserves it. While I think his girlfriend is a bit of an odd duck, I also think she’s adorable and she seems like such a perfect match for Secretary Ko I can’t help but feel happy for him and I wish him all the luck in the world. (And yes, I know I just wished an imaginary character luck and happiness in his life but whatever… We’re just going to go with the crazy.)
I could probably continue this little rant of mine for quite a while but I should probably wrap this up so Drama Debussie and I have something to talk about in tomorrow’s chat. Instead I’ll do what I always do and ask you what you thought of these last two episodes of Iron Man. Did you love them? Did you hate them? Are you somewhere in-between? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
Catch up on all of The Zebussie Drama Reviews of Iron Man here:
Episode 7 [Part 1]
Episode 16 [Part 1]