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I didn't come immediately on this forum after watching the final episode, since I wanted to get my thoughts together. 

 

Ending: looks like KES decided to break her sad/ open ending record of past 2 dramas and gave happy ending to ALL the characters!:joy: 

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So I see everywhere ( YT, news article comments) saying that this is happy ending but I actually felt it was bitter-sweet LOL

The fact that they couldn't stay as husband-wife all the other days of the week is so sad BUT the entire 2nd half of the episode I was smiling but then I felt the bittersweet ending was masked with them showing us their happy moments. I still am happy with the ending because it is not open-ending:lol: and tbh I don't how KES could give complete happy ending .:)

 

 

Ok I realized how many theories/ plot points that we thought about/ read too much (including spoiler pics) and we all ended up being clowns: :joy:

 

1. Chief's solitude scenes:

Most of us: oh is he in LL's gang? Is he keeping track of JTE/ sin jae 

End: some half assed cooked up story about him helping his friend's family:lol: 

 

2. Adult yoyo kid:

Most of us: oh he is the bully and he was seen with LG in KOC. Is he the bad guy?

End: he is the yoyo kid. I admit when they revealed his identity I was like WTF?!:lol: I still don't get it. So he purposely bullied SJ so JTE saves him? Or is it that his bad and good personalities got divided btw 2 universes? Why did his voice sound villianish when he said, 'I thought this string will break but it didn't. Should I do that or keep it ?' :unsure: ( or is it just in my mind lol)

 

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In Goblin, Deokhwa was innocent that's why God chose him whenever he wanted to convey message but here it didn't make any sense to me about that bully guy/ LG teammate character. 

In fact if they showed Nari as yoyo kid it was more digestable since she used to speak pyschic wisdom here and there like saying that Lee lim would be beheaded, her telling JTE that doppleganglers could kill each other and seung ha having clicked photos of Lee lim at the race and LG coming across that photos via Jo yeong. Basically it would make more sense to me to tie up all Myeong nari and seung ha scenes together  with yoyo kid to show that she was always helping them indirectly.

 

3. SJ backstory and everything:

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Ok this is mostly me::lol: oh he will play pivotal role in bringing down Lee lim in the final battle

End: not that much role in the final battle.. I came to the conclusion that KES wanted to show the effect of Lee Lim's action and she chose one character to show how life was drastically changed! Both kang kids got happy ending and sin jae which we saw also got JTE in terms of Luna ( I guess they like each other in present KOC, so in previous loop Luna kissing him , asking him how he got the wound were all pointing that they were destined together.) I am happy that he got his happy ending.

 

4. Luna: I think in earlier interviews LMH said he is curious about Luna's story BUT we didn't see anything substantial.

I admit this is mostly me: oh Luna -JTE are more than just doppleganglers and what with all the random clues that they showed, I was completely clowned:P

 

5. PM koo and her mother's switch: Don't know what role it played. Them showing her mother's shop in 1994 in the first episode and did we also analyse the calender LOL

 

6. Seeing wedding chairs photo:

Oh it's a wedding or wait funeral  or wait late Queen's memorial mass?

Turned out it was Pm Mo elected ceremony. I found it funny when she said she will be the pm to give mostly written reports but LG insists that she visits him in person LOL

 

7. Seeing vintage photo:

We: Oh they must have gone back with lady Noh? or To stop Lee Lim's birth?! Oh wait maybe JTE Is lady noh itself and LG is his grandfather in that photo :lol:

 End: it is OTP just time travelling LOL

 

8. Church scene:

We: they must have married . That's why LG asked the priest to keep it a secret and 

Oh KES also clowned us by telling us that church is in the same place in both the universe and we thought oh it's going to play pivotal role in bringing OTP together. :joy:

 

9. Lee Lim's umbrellas: :lol:  multiple time travels and multiple flutes what not.

 

10. Lady noh- ROK : huh? So how did that help the story?

 

11. Japan - KOC mini war: although we sort of came to the conclusion that it was unnecessary but I remember thinking that may be lee lim was involved in that LOL I still held out hope that it would play role in future episodes.

 

12. Deaths: I think we predicted almost all lead character's death at one point of time especially JTE but she didn't die in any time loop, not even once :lol: (not that I am complaining)

 

13.  Other random scenes that I thought were important: Lee lim gang near salt pans, pm koo's ex husband being involved with the illegal project of  Guyoung canal that Lee lim was using, old man who was there with pm koo, face mask girl , etc.

 

Seeing so many plot points and random scenes I wonder how many endings did KES had in mind or whether she decided to have happy ending so ignored some things to make it happen or she cut short the story because of time constraint or because she  felt that it would be too complicated or because of sbs ratings. ( ok don't come at me guys ,I know TKEM is an international and VOD hit but may be KES is traditional when it comes to ratings :lol:) or may be WE used too much of our brain LOL

 

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Despite it's shortcomings I sincerely thank KES for giving us a no nonsense OTP who knew what they wanted and acted as mature adults in love. After watching so many dramas it is rare to see OTP which is not conventional or unique but KES managed to give us exactly that. Both the leads were unique in their own ways defying rich guy and middle class/ poor girl stereotypes and when they come together it's like MSD just best friends turned lovers vibe + quarelling as married couple + helping each other to survive in their respective world.:wub: 

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1 hour ago, realistic2280a said:

Just finished watching the episode...

 

Hmm... i havent read others comment.. i want to put my thoughts here first...

 

1. How could they even cross the world every weekend??? Until they grew old?? I mean shouldnt someone make some sacrifice?... of coz we want JTE become queen and they dont have to cross the world like that :mellow:

 

2. Why did JY remember but not Lady Noh?

 

3. Nice plot twist on Luna being Koo adopted daughter...

 

4. SinJae became hot shot businessman, everyone rejoice right?

 

5. Yeong... well, he has his lovebird now too.. haha...

 

Im not sure im happy with such ending.. its like the writer didnt want to give a happy ending but forced to, hence we have somewhat a happy but unsatisfactory ending... hmm...  sigh

 

Gonna read the comments, backreading now.. 

 

 

Oh ya, i dont buy the argument that because Luna is in KoC hence JTE cant come to his world. She was waiting for him like crazy, even willing to sacrifice herself in the process... so an excuse of Luna being in KoC hence cant go over... is a very weak conclusion to the drama.. sigh... LG is smart, crossed universe for his love, im sure he can think of something.. 

 

Also, why JTE's ID was in little Gon's hand is still unknown... yes yes, LG got it from... ops i forgot, but my question is, why JTE.., i thought there might be a back story to their story, on why they are fated to be together... sigh

 

The chances of a 2nd season is so low... the chances of being in a drama together is also low (not impossible, see LJK and MCW's new drama; Taiwanese dramas has better % of popular leads to be in several dramas, maybe coz RoSK just have a lot actors) :huh:

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22 minutes ago, SCSfanz said:

 

@SweetButters  luckily there wasn't anything different about JTE's commenting on JY's relationship with MSA . i think most were accurately translated, but i did notice minor errors here and there especially when the pronunciation of a word sounds similar to something else. This was probably what happened in the CCTV scene.  i think it's just that sometimes there are certain nuances that cannot be translated. You wouldn't miss the story line but some trivial stuff might get missed like the cctv scene.

 

Another Eg. this scene was in fact translated correctly but in Korean,  they weren't counting (one,two,three etc). middle screen caption was completely off but i don't really think there's anyway to explain it in English so that was really the closest . i felt It took the joke away from non Korean speaking audiences though.

 

 

 

Can you please explain this again? I must have missed the joke when I'm backtraking.

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13 minutes ago, SCSfanz said:

 

@Heilothey wore clothes in arthdal chronicles, so that would likely be a prelude of the prelude arthdal chronicles. :joy:

 

Now that I think of it properly it would have to be called the prelude to the origins of Arthdal Chronicles 

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24 minutes ago, gwin said:

 

It was an open ending.   They just showed us with that small glimpse that they stayed together until they grew old, but they didn't really tell us  what they eventually did all those years.  I'd like to think that in my head, they eventually found a way to stay together in one of the worlds.

 

JY remembered because LG saved him, and I guess because the yoyo kid chose not to break that string.

 

The ending was the most appropriate one they could have given us considering the theme of this show.   There really isn't a way for either of them to make a sacrifice to move to another world, considering where they were at that point in their respective lives.  

 

How is this open ending? They got old together if that is not closure ending then i don't know what closure ending is

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Guys, I need help! I’ve been wanting thIs particular bgm for the longest time and the instrumental OST has finally been released. It’s now available on Apple Music, or listen on Spotify for free.

 

The bgm in Ep1 starts from 11:17 where the Saviour comes in to rescue the young LG. I’ve been listening to the entire OST for the last 6.5 hours(I bought mine at 12noon) and I DON’T HEAR IT ANYWHERE:(
 

I would appreciate anybody with a pair of fresh ears with access to the OST if they could identify  that piece or if it’s indeed omitted. 
 

Kamsahamnida! :wub:

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Good morning.. 

 

So I slept last night without writing my long thoughts on the last episode but before I do I would like to mention that I enjoyed this series and it came in the right time for me to watch it. 

 

I will begin on Tuesday to rewatch 2 episodes per day hope you all join me 

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5 minutes ago, Hikki said:

Guys, I need help! I’ve been wanting thIs particular bgm for the longest time and the instrumental OST has finally been released. It’s now available on Apple Music, or listen on Spotify for free.

 

The bgm in Ep1 starts from 11:17 where the Saviour comes in to rescue the young LG. I’ve been listening to the entire OST for the last 6.5 hours(I bought mine at 12noon) and I DON’T HEAR IT ANYWHERE:(
 

I would appreciate anybody with a pair of fresh ears with access to the OST if they could identify  that piece or if it’s indeed omitted. 
 

Kamsahamnida! :wub:

 

I am not 100% certain if it is the right OST but check out Orbit. I think it played alot in the first 2 episodes 

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It was my first experience of watching any Korean airing drama and it was also first time that I joined any forum thanks a lot guys you made my experience a happy one I will remember how we felt bad for ratings at the beginning but now we don't even care and we are so happy with the achievements TKEM made I will remember your memes too I really enjoyed your thoughts,theories,positivity a lot I am happy that I meet a lot of good people here who belongs to different fandoms but don't let down or insult each other or each others likes and dislikes.

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Good bye for now but I will keep coming on this forum :)

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10 minutes ago, Joanna Alfson said:

 

How is this open ending? They got old together if that is not closure ending then i don't know what closure ending is

I agree this was close ending as we can get considering the story. I think if they ended with LG finding JTE and JTE giving sweet smile to him and camera zoomed out as the final scene then it would be open ending LOL . so here OTP is basically time travelling weekend couple and after they grew old they could stay at one place( When JTE is finally retired)

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6 minutes ago, Umjicheok said:

I agree this was close ending as we can get considering the story. I think if they ended with LG finding JTE and JTE giving sweet smile to him and camera zoomed out as the final scene then it would be open ending LOL . so here OTP is basically time travelling weekend couple and after they grew old they could stay at one place( When JTE is finally retired)

 

But why do we assume that they are weekend couple and where do we get that informations from unless it was taken from KES desk i will accept it:joy:

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13 minutes ago, Joanna Alfson said:

 

But why do we assume that they are weekend couple and where do we get that informations from unless it was taken from KES desk i will accept it:joy:

Huh? Because that's what I understood and got the info from watching the episode. 

1. JTE aying bye to LG after the weekend is over

2. JTE  going to that bamboo forest when weekend arrives

3. Intern asking her what she does in the weekends (because chief was curious)

4. Every time travel they going back to various timelines/ universe so that they are not caught by their doppleganglers. If they were supposed to stay together on all days then it would be difficult for them to hide LOL

 

Also neither LG can leave KOC nor JTE will leave her father and she was shown as still working as the detective so if not weekends then when will they spend time together? Lol and yes they can definitely spend holidays together. 

That's why I said they most probably stayed together all days of the year post retirement or may be after JTE father's demise

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Woow! Just watched the finale this morning to avoid any spoilers I stayed away from this thread for atleast one day. 

 

This is my take on the last episode. 

 

- I loved the ending almost perfection and I also love the scenes they had together that was swoon-worthy including the additional romantic time-travel that took place was great. 

 

- I loved the fact that ES and JY both got happy ending with Nari and MS

 

- Ji-Hun is alive and his mom is also alive and they got good ending including SJ and his counterpart both got good endings. 

 

- Luna got a good ending also but the PM didn't get good ending 

 

- Lee Lim is no more thank goodness and the same thing happened to the cousin who perished in the hands of JY

 

- But all in all I loved the episode and the ending to this series was absolutely fantastic 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Umjicheok said:

Huh? Because that's what I understood and got the info from watching the episode. 

1. JTE aying bye to LG after the weekend is over

2. JTE  going to that bamboo forest when weekend arrives

3. Intern asking her what she does in the weekends (because chief was curious)

4. Every time travel they going back to various timelines/ universe so that they are not caught by their doppleganglers. If they were supposed to stay together on all days then it would be difficult for them to hide LOL

 

Also neither LG can leave KOC nor JTE will leave her father and she was shown as still working as the detective so if not weekends then when will they spend time together? Lol and yes they can definitely spend holidays together. 

That's why I said they most probably stayed together all days of the year post retirement or may be after JTE father's demise

 

Just because they meet on weekends in that specific time doesn't mean everything will be weekend until we fast foward 80+ years it just doesn't add up. If i told you two people grew old together will the assumption be weekend 

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1 hour ago, Heilo said:

I was on the edge of my seat when this scene came on. I was thinking wait what are we going all the way here

 

Me, it was the whole episode...

My seat was on the edge of myself.

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(sorry, I can't resist to say this kind of stupidity, but it relate well my disapointment)

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Random stuff: I just discovered that the BGMs have been uploaded on spotify (lol so late) and now I'm reliving all these scenes huhu

 

But I must say 'The Day' breaks me everytime. Lordte those scenes from episode 15 turned me into an emotional wreck.

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