So I was finally able to watch the final episode and I can only echo what everyone said. Luckily though despite that the experience could've been better the final episode didn't feel like many final episodes that I've watched in recent years in which the couple only had a 2 minute reunion with them standing opposite eachother. Yes, they needed to wrap up a lot and could've done much better but it is what it is.
I think with Oh Sol and Sun Kyul we got a couple which is so believable. Even though in the beginning they really didn't like eachother, especially Sun Kyul who was just grossed out by Oh Sol's overall appearance and way to eat. But I thought the drama developed very well how they fell for eachother. I also liked that Sun Kyul was the one who had to convince Oh Sol and make her fall in love with him. But he never came across as a stalker or abusive. I never felt uncomfortable. Simply because Sun Kyul despite his cool personality on the outside in the beginning did turn out to be warm person on the inside who craves for love. And Oh Sol with the loss of her mother and giving up her dream as an athlete did just the same. So it makes these two perfect for eachother.
Kim Yoo Jung and Yoon Kyun Sang were rocking their characters and I thought it was a good departure for Kim Yoo Jung from her days as the child actor to finally doing leading roles. She is... in the end still young and has career ahead, so still time to do more meaty roles. But I'm glad she wasn't afraid to do all the kissing scenes and for someone like me who wasn't sure if this pairing could work, surprisingly and happily it turned out well due to the professionalism of Kim Yoo Jung and Yoon Kyun Sang.
As for the drama: when being honest CWPFN wasn't a perfect drama. But there are rarely perfect dramas out there. And for me it delivered what it wanted to deliver. A heartwarming story with lots of humor but also serious underlying tones. Those serious topics could've been developed more but in the end 16 episodes are not enough to go really deep.
What the drama did well was to have likable side characters as well which never really felt like side characters. I loved the Cleaning Fairies. I adore Secretery Gwon, even though her story arc with her son could've been developed more. I like Oh Sol's father, even though he was also problematic in putting his conflict and burden on Oh Sol and even pressuring her about her job. Oh Dol I liked as well but I thought his behavior toward Joo Yeon was a bit too much - please, to all the boys out there, do not drag a girl from a date like she is a kid that's NOT romantic. Joo Yeon was so much fun and a good friend to Oh Sol, having her back after the 3-minute makeout session.
Of course there were characters which I disliked or liked less. Mae Hwa was this forever young mom who in the beginning had no understanding for Sun Kyul's needs but she came around eventually and also in the end rooted for Oh Sol because she knew how good she was for her son. This was I was able to root for her as well. Grandpa though was really the character I didn't like until the end. As someone mentioned the chaebol plots are super boring and unnecessary - at least the way they're told most of the times.
And then there was Song Jae Rim who did a great job as Choi Goon, Choi Daniel or whatever his name is in the end. I'm very happy they didn't drag us through a love triangle plot until the very end. That would've been so 2007. I think what I liked the most is that in the end he turned out to be a good friend and supporter for Oh Sol and Sun Kyul. Please send this signal of "the 2nd lead doesn't need to be a douchebag" to all the writers in k-industry - thanks.
For me the drama stays warmly in my memory. It was my weekly dose of fluff and it made me laugh a lot. So for that alone I can say this drama was a success for me personally. And to me the cast and crew of this drama deserves a "Best Cast and Crew"-Award for 2018. We were simply blessed.
On that note I also want to thank everyone in this thread for this lovely time I was able to share my thoughts and gifs about this drama. And always remember this BGM for when Sun Kyul was kissed for the first time. kkkk
See you all in other threads soon! (And I'm sorry for this looooong post!)