Just to get this out of the way: Yes, I officially SUCK at speculating when it comes to Fugitive. My guess as to which major character will die at the beginning of the final episode was not only totally wrong but also totally off the mark. The guy wasn’t even in the scene.
And I knew it: I jinxed myself. Dammit.
Anyway… right this moment, I couldn’t help but compare my over-all reaction after watching the finale of Fugitive with my over-all reaction after watching the finale of A Love To Kill. I had so many complaints about ALTK, but at least I had strong reactions to it. I look forward for something to complain about every week. (That doesn’t sound like a complement, but in a way, it was.) With Fugitive, it was… meh. I can’t say I like it – because I don’t – but I can’t say I hate it, neither. I didn’t feel any ‘bang’ for a supposedly huge finale episode. Which is so sad because the series started really big. It ended with a whimper. Moreover, resolving everything within less than 30 minutes felt so anti-climactic. It’s like… we had to go in circles for 19 and a half episodes and it still ended up that way.
My only lingering issue with this is [SPOILER] how they resolved the ‘romance’ area of this drama for the two lead characters. I know that the Kieko character has already been shrugged off as soon as her last scene was aired, but does it have to be completely forgotten?? Poor thing, she had to watch her boyfriend propose to another woman on national TV. Jiwoo, you’re such an ass doing that, don’tcha know? Jiwoo and Jini’s relationship had not enough build-up and was left open-ended. I don’t think a couple of smacks constitute a happy ending, especially for two people who still have issues left hanging.
Anyway… I’m still looking forward to tomorrow’s special episode. Hopefully it’s going to be worth missing the final leg of The Amazing Race Asia.