This series has been one nostalgic rollercoaster of emotions since episode one – and this was no different. I thought this was the finale. It is not. There are still two episodes left.
Golf and Gun: After last week’s episode, I am not sure exactly how I feel about Golf. He’s pretty much acted like Gun was the least important person in the world to him. I get it, he’s got a job, he’s busy, and that’s super important, but come on man, you’ve got this bright and beautiful boyfriend waiting for you at him. Treat him like he at least like he exists.
Even still, their breakup scene was hard to watch. First was such a great villain in TharnType: 7 Years of Love and he’s moved into the romantic hero role with such ease. He’s an absolute joy to watch on screen and because of this, I really am mad at Golf for making Gun cry!
Champ: He’s a workaholic. I get it, and he’s lost his most important person, so he’s shut everyone else out. It embarrasses me to admit, but I relate to this more than I should.
Nan and Chompu: I really like how Nan’s dad told her that he knows she is the reason he’s become a better person.
Name and Em: The song they played for Name’s mom’s birthday had me in tears. I have loved how much these characters have grown. Name was treated with nothing but respect and kindness. It was a beautiful thing watching them.
I am really glad this is not the finale. Way too many loose ends to tie up. Also, I need to get better about paying attention to how many episodes a series has.
More next week so..
I’m not sure where else I can debrief….
Golf & Gun. IntellectuallyI know a fictional TV drama shouldn’t leave me feeling despondent but my heartapparently didn’t get the memo that this breakup isn’t being played out in reallife. But maybe that’s the point. Maybe the writers are giving us a taste ofreality and we’re suppose to accept that first loves don’t always endure. That life happens, people change, they becomeambivalent and end up moving on. But Idon’t want a taste of reality. Realityhappens all around me every day. Iinstead want to bask in the glow of these two riding off into a glorious sunsettogether. Golf’s indifference isheartbreaking. When he looked at theirfriend’s wedding announcement and just blithely said something like “I know youthought this might one day be us and I’m sorry I can’t give it to you” I feltcrushed. You’re right. Golf acts likeGun was little more than an insignificant participant in his life and he’ssuper nonchalant about just closing that chapter as if it was little more thana footnote. How can he act so callused abouta relationship so many years in the making and one in which Gun played such a principalrole? Golf was probably my favoritecharacter. I refuse to accept that he’sbecome such a dick!! Em and Name. Thank God the episode offered at least a glimmer ofhappiness. Beautiful. The song to his mom required Kleenex Champ. I truthfully still haven’tfigured him out. He seems to harbor inordinateanger towards his family, treats them in a very passive aggressive manner, alwaysseems offended that he feels excluded from big family news and yet ignorestheir efforts to reach out to him. Is hestill grieving the loss of his grandfather? If so, why is his anger directed at his family? He appears to at least have a pretty goodrelationship with his sister and yet he’s dismissive of her as well. Really confusing because though his solutionis to immerse himself in work it’s obviously not making him any happier. I hope they succeed in tying up all theseloose ends. Nan and Chompu. I’m reallyenjoying watching the evolution of their relationship, appreciate how underChompu’s influence Nan is growing into his potential and becoming a reallyloving, responsible, mature guy. I tooliked the exchange with his father. Forreasons I don’t fully understand however, I don’t feel exceptionally investedin their relationship. Maybe it justneeds the next two episodes to continue to grow on me.
Sorry this ended up being long. As I said, after reading your impressions, Itook advantage of the opportunity to allow myself to debrief!