[드라마] ‘9 Ends 2 Outs’ – finally!

Yesterday I finally managed to finish 9 Ends 2 Outs! Phew! And I didn’t like it. 😦

And although I’m not asking for my 16 hours back, can I barter for… probably my 6 hours back?

I feel bad because I used to like this drama when I started watching it. I fell in love with it right away. But somehow, towards the middle, I knew that I would have some problems with it towards the end because I develop a liking towards Hyung-Tae and Nan-Hee’s own love interests that I’m afraid I might not like them when they start having a romantic relationship eventually.

And my instincts were right. After they started getting romantic with each other, I lost interest. But not only that. I also hate the fact that things just keep repeating. Nan-Hee’s problems, their feelings towards each other, the other characters’ problems. There are also too many characters and not everyone gets their ‘resolution’. I was like, “So what happened to him and him and her?”. I also think there are too many open holes in the drama.

Nan-Hee is cute (and I think Park Soo-Ae is a good actress), but I ended up hating her character so much! I empathized and sympathized with her, but towards the end I don’t think her character developed much. Hyung-Tae is handsome – and hot. He was so cool at the start, but when he started acknowledging his feelings towards Nan-Hee he became such a jerk! He likes Nan-Hee yet he keeps dating his pretty girls. As if hurting Ji-Sun is not enough! He is worst than Sam-Shik!

I really feel bad because I like the premise of this drama. As I’ve mention before I’m a sucker for 30-something-women stories. They could have made this a whole lot better. But the story became really dragging towards the last half. It became too bad – it makes me sad. It doesn’t help that I’m watching 49 Days too (which is really addicting). It makes this drama more boring.

When I said before that drama watching for me is starting to become a task because I study as I watch, I didn’t realize that it was REALLY because of the drama. I thought then that I like 9 Ends 2 Outs but I feel so lazy watching it.  I thought because I have to study it as I watch that’s why I’m feeling lazy. I really thought then that I like the drama. But somehow I didn’t feel what I used to feel when watching dramas. I thought it was me who changed. Apparently it was a wrong drama choice. I didn’t realize that it was a sign that it was not my kind of drama after all. I started watching 49 Days and I’m hooked! And I feel exactly how I’ve always felt whenever I’m watching dramas.

Oh well, I love the dialogues in 9 Ends 2 Outs anyway. Plus of course I’m thankful because I found a very nice cheer-up song – Fly Again. And thanks for a lot of new words and expressions you taught me. But other than that, unless I know you have a feeling towards (or falling in love with) your best friend, I won’t recommend this drama to anyone. 😦

홍양이, 형태야 잘 살아! 안녕~

3 thoughts on “[드라마] ‘9 Ends 2 Outs’ – finally!

  1. I couldn’t disagree more with you. I just finished watching it, and yeah even though I agree that there are some plot holes indeed, I think there were enough explanations about each storylines to be satisfied. The way I see it, the series was focusing in the relationship between the main characters, not the supporting ones. Also, in real life not everything gets resolved at the end just like that, and for instance (maybe about the plot holes), I kinda of enjoyed that by the end the friends were not necessarily involved in the decision of the main characters to date. That’s their choice, they don’t need to go on and communicating it to everyone, they’ll more likely find out later anyway. As for the inconclusion of the friend’s life, well, I thought it was kinda of sweet for one the best friends that she could understand love better based on meeting the guy who had problems with the wife. It wasn’t necessary for me they ended up together so I could say wow this is another korean happy ending as they tend to do it with many dramas, at the end out of nowhere everything gets fixed up…and that’s not it works in the real world, nor does it gets fixed up for everyone at the same time.

    About the character’s development, well Nan-Hee got to grew up alot I think towards the end. It’s not like they found out their feelings and got married and happily ever after..she kept living on her own in search for her dream and independence. She couldn’t keep dating the baseball guy either, I agree with the creators for making her leave him. It was unfair to keep him, he needed to live and mature more still, also he needed to take other opportunities he couldn’t have done it with her. His dream was kinda of in-progress, and even if the romantic in us maybe would like it that the relationship survives everything, it was also selfish to keep him from a good future for a love that was already uncertain for both (regret and grudges can persist for along time even if there is love between the ppl).

    Hyung-Tae is too hot to even care about anything bad he does… just kidding. He was a player indeed, but the way I see it is that he was hurt. Not an excuse of course, jerks are jerks no matter what. And yet, he didn’t exactly make promises to any of the girls, and again, that doesn’t make him less of a jerk, but still the girls decided to go with him, bad choice or not that’s another story. It’s not that he was ‘cheating’ or sth Nan-Hee, cause they weren’t together. I get how you can feel cheated ’cause before getting back with the gf he declared his feeling to the girl, but she rejected him. Maybe that’s also not enough of an excuse, maybe our romantic side again tell us he should’ve waited for her…but he did broke up with Ji-Sun for her, to not drag her along when acknowledging his feelings for his bf. Once rejected…well he tried to forget, couldn’t do it still and did the right thing later on instead of cowardly keeping up a facade with her.

    Sorry for the long post hehe

    • No! I’m sorry I was already inactive when you left your comment. I just read it and I am actually thinking of rewatching it as I most likely have missed a lot then. A lot have changed already since then and my POV might have changed a lot as well. Thanks for your comment and I’m so sorry.

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