The time has come for us to say goodbye to this bittersweet roller-coaster of emotions, otherwise known as Angel Eyes. Of course before we do that, we have the last two episodes to get through so we’d better get crackin’!
I have to say, I was ready to flip some tables when I realized Soo Wan left Dong Joo and an ENTIRE FLIPPING YEAR went by before they got back together. SERIOUSLY!?! Why does every drama writer in the world seem to think it’s appropriate for a couple to separate before they can spend the rest of their lives together? Do most people fall madly in love with their soul-mate and then decide that the only way to love them is to leave them and I just don’t realize that’s the case? I suppose that’s possible but for some reason, I doubt it’s actually the case. I mean who in their right mind would willingly give up the person they love more than anyone or anything in this world, just because they think it’s the “right” thing to do? It’s not like there’s some cosmic love police out there, patrolling the world, forcing couples apart when they get too happy. So why would Soo Wan think that leaving Dong Joo was right? After all they’ve been through, after all they’ve overcome, why would Soo Wan give up now? It just doesn’t make sense! In fact it’s just plain stupid! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! /end rant/ (Sorry, I get a little carried away sometimes…)
Thank the drama gods there was at least one character in this story with enough sense to set Soo Wan straight or we’d all be crying into our pillows right now. Bo Ram’s dad is the first and quite possibly the only character I’ve ever come across in a drama that actually had the right perspective on this whole “love them by leaving them” thing and I cheered when he flat-out told Soo Wan that both she and Dong Joo were being complete idiots. (Because they totally were!) Saying “goodbye” to someone you love isn’t something you do because things are hard, or because you feel bad about something, saying “goodbye” is something you should only do when circumstances beyond your control force you. If you truly love someone, you hold onto them with all your might and you never let go. That’s what true love is and I’m so very glad Soo Wan and Dong Joo finally figured that one out. At least now that they’re together, I see them being truly inseparable for the rest of their lives. (Or until they figure out that Dong Joo’s dad died attempting to rescue Soo Wan’s mom… I never understood why that first and most important event never managed to come up. You’d think that with all of the other drama in this story, someone, somewhere would have uncovered that most life-altering coincidence but no. Maybe the writers thought that it would be too much for this doomed yet destined couple???)
Speaking of couples, I was a little disappointed that after an entire year, Teddy still hadn’t worked up the courage to confess his feelings for Ellie. At least she’s a smart enough girl to pick up on Teddy’s obvious feelings and sweet enough to stick around for him. To be fair, Teddy did finally confess to Ellie but it doesn’t really count when she’s passed out in a drunken stupor on his back. I would have much rather preferred to have his confession made to a conscious and warmly receptive Ellie but since you don’t always get what you want, I’ll be content with what I was given and I chose to believe that Teddy will be true to his word and let Ellie know just how much she means to him everyday for the rest of their lives. (Oh, and kudos to Teddy for building up enough strength to carry his tiny little Ellie home when she gets too drunk to walk. Way to stick to that workout buddy!)
As frustrating as most of these last two episodes were, in the end, things were wrapped up nicely and I walked away feeling satisfied. All of the side stories were brought to some sort of conclusion, the OTP finally managed to get together and everyone else seemed to get as happily an ever after as they could manage, so I’m pretty happy, though, I have to admit, this was probably one of the most overly melodramatic dramas I’ve watched in a while. Still, despite it’s many “Oh my gosh, this is just too much drama!” moments, I still enjoyed the overall story and since I got the happily ever after I wanted, I’m going to give Angel Eyes a solid four out of five zombies.So tell me, were you as satisfied with the ending of Angel Eyes as I was? Would you have liked to have seen things turn out differently? If so, what would you have changed? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below! Oh, and if you have any suggestions for which drama I should review next, please go ahead and leave those in the comments as well!
You can catch up on all of my previous reviews of Angel Eyes here: