Sleepy Owl Posted September 18, 2022 Share Posted September 18, 2022 On 9/17/2022 at 9:05 AM, partyon said: @Sleepy Owl said that this is not as bad as the downfall of Flower of Evil in the end, but I do not agree. The Big Mouth writers had a good run up until ep 12 - hopefully next time they might be able to make the last 4 episodes equally thrilling and logical as the first 12. I take back my words Noona. The ending was bad, I mean it BAD! I know I have said this at least 2 times for other 2 dramas aired this year, but it felt like the drama was written by someone else ep 12 onwards. A lot of unwanted stuff happened. The writers did a great job in the mystery, but then when it was revealed they seemed clueless on how to move things forward. Maybe if this would have been a 20 eps or even 18 eps long, we would get a better written ending which would make sense. What I hated in this one is the fact that they made Choi Doha such a formidable foe that Chang Ho had to have him killed, which I really think didn't make sense. A lot of things were just left unanswered for no reason. Suddenly Dr. Seo's paper was no longer relevant for the plot, and it disappeared. We never came to know what it really was about, and why all the NR Forum folks were trying to hide it. We never came to know what they were doing in the hidden lab in the basement of the hospital which made Ju Hee so shocked. Suddenly all those Gold and money to Ji Hoon became irrelevant to the plot, even though Chang Ho had hinted to him that BM wasn't the one who stole it, leaving some room open for Ji Hoon to look into himself and get back at Choi Doha. I honestly think those things should have been addressed properly. No one really even tried to look for Hye Jin, and I just feel like that was also stupid. While Ji Hoon might have been the lesser evil guy in the drama, and that he did try his best to help Chang Ho; but the fact that he remained the major bad guy for more than 50% of the drama means he wasn't really the good guy out there, and yet, he would be among the characters who actually achieved the most by this ending. Mi Ho's death is something I think we all had predicted since the episode where they hinted to be have cancer. The whole subplot of her getting cancer was stupid in my opinion. No one really just enters a place which seemed to have collapsed, and she had the chance to wear the mask as well, of the people who just came out, but she just straightaway ran into it without thinking. At the same time, I just feel like her cancer developed so quickly. The writers just wanted her to die, nothing else. I had discussion with @partyon Noona a week ago I believe, and I told her that Mi Ho's survival depends upon writers wanting Chang Ho to be Big Mouse or not. If he wasn't supposed to be Big Mouse, they would keep her alive, but wanting him to be Big Mouse meant that she had to die there, since we all know that Chang Ho would have wanted to leave the organization completely for the sake of his family just like he had said before. I feel like they also underutilized several characters here, and one of them would be Ju Hee. I had expected more from her, especially after she visited the secret lab and decided to get into the management in order to correct things. I just felt like she was plotting a better plan behind Choi Doha's back than just picking up his burner phone and sending it to Chang Ho and co. She was smarter than that, and well, I feel like she could have been more involved in the plot. The other extremely underutilized character was Jerry. He was the number 1 on this list for being Big Mouse for many viewers. Even after the real Big Mouse died, many of us had the theory that Jerry is the real Big Mouse and it was all just staged. But then nothing happened. He had extremely limited screen time, the moment he got into the accident, he just disappeared from the drama for many episodes. Another thing that was actually underutilized in this drama was Big Mouse's Organization. That organization had several high ranking officials in its ranks, and also had several other members working for them. I just didn't understand why Chang Ho and co. were doing most of the leg work, while they could have used their organization a lot more efficiently. The only episode where we saw them use them properly was in the last ep, and it didn't make sense for me. We should have seen them being used a lot more properly, especially to trap Choi Doha. While the ending felt rushed to me, and I am sure to many of us, I feel like they wasted a lot of screen time with the useless debate happening. Almost half the episode (or maybe slightly more) was wasted over this useless debate. They could have done all that maybe in 15-20 mins instead of stretching it to more than 30 mins. IT was a great drama till 12th ep, again, till 15th ep, while I wasn't that hopeful, I didn't think this had as bad a downfall as FOE did, or maybe worse, since I did feel they could end this well. The ending was just so bad, it goes to my list of "Good dramas with very bad ending" for 2022, the other in the list are "25 21" and "Again My Life". 2 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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