Gu Family Book - The end or just the beginning?
Now that the drama, “Gu Family Book” or “Kang Chi, The beginning” has ended, I have loads of things to say about the drama, not all of them good. So lets start off. Be warned Spoilers Ahead.
First of all, the ending was One Shocker. I am not really the crying sort but this drama, especially Lee Seung gi made me feel like this while watching the finale...
Once the drama ended, I was like this. Not sure cause now I have to find a new purpose on Mondays and Tuesday or if the finale brought this on.
I had wondered why the drama has such diverse names : "Gu Family book" and "Kang Chi, the beginning". Where they thinking of a season 2? I am not sure. But what I am sure of is that the Gu Family Book plot which seemed to be the focal point in the first couple episodes was brought up very rarely as episodes went on, usually when people didn't have anything to say. Ok, I am exaggerating.
Moving on. There also seemed to be story-lines that seemed so weak and were left hanging. Like CJ being jealous of YW in episode 11. Gon’s secret love for YW. And, why even have a TS-YW engagement. Ok, so they got formally engaged but KC and YW seemed to be parading their love in front of everyone including her father and her fiancé. The worst part was that nobody seemed to mind including the fiancé And the whole hypnotized TS. I mean what was that? I would have liked to see TS caught betraying KC and saving his sister if he was in his sane mind. Now that would have been more heart wrenching. And don’t get me started on the whole Japanese story-line. Towards the end,I didn't care and just skipped the whole damn thing. It was good for a couple of episodes with the whole mysterious plot but after a point it was all rolling eyes. However, these are just a few minor details.
Now to the good part! This was anything but a stereotypical drama. I loved all the characters especially Gon. He was a strong character and I loved every minute he was on screen.
KangChi and Yeo Wool were the sweetest part of the drama and I just loved their relationship.
Kangchi had to act like a noble idiot but thankfully that was for a few dumb minutes before he got his act together. Yeo Wool is now my most favorite character in drama history. She is smart, logical, rebellious and when KC broke up with her, she got pissed rather than upset. Atta girl. It’s a pleasure to see such a refreshing character. One thing you will love about this drama is that, unlike most dramas, quarrels are not drawn out for long. Misunderstanding are cleared almost instantly which was a pleasure to watch. I am so happy that people communicate here.
I also admire Cheong Jo's(CJ). She's the most realistic character in the whole show and one person whom I suffered with the most. Born into nobility and forced into becoming a gisaeng, she didn't break and became stronger. There were times I just felt like standing up and clapping for her. Like in the scene where she poisons her gisaeng senior to put her in place, where she looks GW in his face and says she is going to defeat him. WOW girl! you are awesome! She did, nevertheless show shades of grey while trying to make YW jealous. However, I feel that they could have given her more depth and a stronger storyline as her character was developing well.
Now that I have seen the finale, I am still nursing my broken heart but am hopeful for a sequel. I admit I was quite pissed at the whole reincarnation track at first. (I didn't need another Rooftop Prince.) It's kind of bittersweet as KC did find his YW again, but I am left feeling an emptiness that he was alone for 400+ years while searching for her (I am a hopeless romantic). He chose the one thing he did not want from the beginning: to remain a Gumiho.
The more I think about it, though, I sort of like the ending. It makes thier love story stronger. That it can last through generations. Death cannot do them apart! All in All, a good drama. A good laugh and a good cry. That's what the doc ordered!
Off I go for now, I need to see some hot kissing scenes to cheer up and find a new drama to watch :)