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[Drama Review] 'My Lovely Girl' - Episode 16 (FINALE)

By eric_r_wirsing   Friday, November 7, 2014   49,717   31,151   0



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The OTP, together again

Hyun Wook
plays his song for Se Na. They exchange confessions of love and embrace. The next day, when he comes home from work, he finds Se Na gone and a "Dear Hyun" letter. A year passes and Shi Woo is back from overseas promotions, Hae Yoon is the President of ANA, and Hyun Wook is a top-flight songwriter again, as well as co-DJ on a radio show where he dispenses musical advice. Jae Young's company is in financial trouble, and Hyun Wook tells him he should've stuck to writing songs. Later, on Hyun Wook's recommendation, they extend an offer of hire to Jae Young as songwriter. Hyun Wook meets with his dad, this time a less stressful meeting; his stepmom intends to become a singer and wants her stepson to write a song for her. Se Na heads back to Seoul and goes to see her friend Joo Hong, who is now pregnant. Her husband, Gong Chul, is Shi Woo's manager.

Hae Yoon plays schoolmarm to a couple of little boys.

Se Na and Hyun Wook meet twice and fight twice about the choices she made. Shi Woo finds out she is back and he goes to meet with her. He reads her the same riot act as Hyun Wook, but not so coldly. He asks her to write songs for him, but she replies she has her life to live. Hyun Wook talks things over with his friend, Sung Jin, who suggests that if he's done being mad, he should tell her he wants her back. He proposes using music to woo her. Hyun Wook invents situations to give him an excuse to call her up. The first time he gets her over there, his father and Hae Yoon show up just as he is about to tell her how he feels. The second time is a grand gesture, two keyboards facing each other with a huge bouquet of flowers in the middle, but by the time he sets it up, she's decided to head back early. He uses his spot on the radio program to talk to her directly, tells her to stay wherever she's at. He finds her and takes her into a lover's embrace.

Hyun Wook's father and stepmom, happy together

I'm a bit confused. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but why all this? Why break them apart just to get them back together again? It seemed like the writers were reaching. So they fought tooth and nail to be together, on again, off again, and on yet again, and then Se Na leaves, even though she loves him. The "I will burden you" card seems much more about her than him. Yes, Hyun Wook's life changed, he moved forward, he's doing what he is supposed to be doing, but wouldn't it have been better with her in his life?

Setting up his grand gesture

That said, I loved the little things that Hyun Wook did to see her again. I laughed when he faked losing his pen and accused her of moving it to get her over to his place. I smiled when he set up the two keyboards facing each other (with the bouquet in the middle), so they both could participate in the song he wrote for her. That's one thing I can say about the show. If nothing else, it is pretty funny. Everything from over the top antics from characters like Kang Tae Min and Shi Woo's former manager to warm, fuzzy, chuckle-worthy moments with Se Na and Hyun Wook.

K-pop Mama

There were quite a few plot threads they left dangling that could have spiced up some of the episodes and gave them more heft. We never see if Jae Young is actually able to swallow his pride and accept the offer to write songs for ANA. We never hear if Hyun Wook's K-Pop mama actually hits the big time. We never figure out if Hyun Wook, Se Na, or the both of them will be writing songs for Shi Woo. And other characters like Rae Hoon, Ra Eum, and Mi Na were gone in the first handful of episodes, never to be heard from again. I would have liked a little more closure than "Se Na and Hyun Wook are together again, thanks."

Hyun Wook as DJ

All in all, it wasn't a bad series, it just suffered from too many tropes and not enough oomph. I'm not sure the writers knew what they intended to convey a lot of times, and I think that weakened the characters somewhat. You had kind of a spineless Hyun Wook, an odd shipping, a threat to the relationship in Shi Woo that was really no threat at all, and a bunch of unresolved things. With that out of the way, I thought the actors did a great job with the material they were given. Kudos go to L, Rain, and Krystal for carrying this series. It seemed to be pretty popular, so we may actually be seeing these guys in other dramas soon. Thanks for watching with me, guys! I'm really enjoying your comments, too. What did you guys think of the show overall, now that the finale has aired?

SEE ALSO: Krystal cuts her hair into a short bob for the first time since debut

  1. Krystal
  2. L
  3. Rain
  4. my lovely girl

drama_ahjumma Sunday, August 30, 2015

I'm one year late in watching this drama and can only say it's because of Rain I tortured myself through it. ;This is the first time I wish the second lead character would end up together. Who on earth though teaming up Rain and Krystal? Zero chemistry and her acting

mary_be Tuesday, November 11, 2014

so the drama ended...and I'm still wondering where did victoria cameo in??

exo_saranghae Monday, November 10, 2014

Don't like the ending at all...its disappoints me in a way..

through out the whole drama I've always had this big amount of hope inside me that L and krystal would end up together..and the way they only put L on the screen for like god knows what..5 minutes??Doesn't make sense..and that wanted made me ship L/Krystal more huhu ;

The whole drama was literally just about Rain and Krystal breaking up..then get back together then break up again... i just don't get it.. /scratches head/ huhu It was all about their love life, I'm sure the writers DID give some anticipationand hope to some viewers that L and krystal would end up somehow in a least..But NO..its didn't happen

Not a good ending at all..

ckbepolo Saturday, November 8, 2014

I like Rain and Krystal love team. I think Krystal is the apple of his eyes but who would not fall for her. Pretty face and charms dont be suprise if Rain be link with her and leave Kim Tae. I thought i was the only one thinking about the ending im glad that other critics notice it too I thought i was smoking dope lol...I love the way Krystal look at Rain as he is the only guy for him.

ckbepolo Saturday, November 8, 2014

I agree with most of everyone that ending was not well put together. Holes and unexplained event in the story

shichaa Saturday, November 8, 2014

could have been a nice drama, but it got kinda boring and the leads had a sibling-like chemistry..

drama_ahjumma Sunday, August 30, 2015

So true

b1a4luv Saturday, November 8, 2014

i'm just glad it's over because the longer it gets, the "no chemistry" between rain and crystal's characters is getting very annoying. ;because there is a more obvious spar between shiwoo and sena, you can't blame viewers for wanting them to end up together instead. the storyline would have not been disappointing ;if you could just feel that chemistry between rain and just can't feel the love

drama_ahjumma Sunday, August 30, 2015

I should have read these comments before I started to watch it

ZanaBae Saturday, November 8, 2014

; ;Please watch my videos about this amazing drama :-) ;

shyni Saturday, November 8, 2014

I think this drama could've done well, but due to the disappearance of characters, like Raeum and Raehun, and therefore the disappearance of some extra layers to this story, the drama became empty. After maybe 5 or 6 episodes, the whole story was just Sena and Hyunwook's relationship and Hyunwook and his various issues, and we didn't even get a properly explanation of all of that either. As the author mentioned, there were a lot of plot holes namely Shiwoo. Shiwoo did show some growth throughout the show, but at the end, he ;was still persistent in waiting for Sena, thinking that she'll eventually change her mind and come back to him, there was no closure in that relationship. But even then, can we blame him for thinking she would come back. Despite the fact that she blatantly said she likes someone else, actions speak louder than words, she always went back and forth with Shiwoo and Hyunwook. Overall, this drama had potential, but wasn't very good.

kava Saturday, November 8, 2014

Terrible ending! good thing it was the last episode the writers should have been fired for ep 15 16

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