View Archives

Will 'She Was Pretty' Conclude With An Open-Ended Finale Like 'High Kick 2?'

BY Adrienne Stanley | Nov 04, 2015 10:02 AM EST


"She Was Pretty" screenwriter Jo Sung Hee is renown with audiences and critics, as a member of the creative team that delivered one of the most ambivalent K-Drama endings of all time.

Jo was a writer for the 2009 family drama, "High Kick! 2," the second installment in the popular "High Kick Through the Roof" series. However, the finale episode did not feature the type of happy ending Korean drama viewers have come to expect. 

"High Kick! 2" concluded with an accident involving Choi Daniel and Shin Se Kyung. The bulk of the drama, which also starred Hwang Jung Eum, was centered on the comedic interactions of the main characters. 

As "She Was Pretty" draws to an end, audiences have expressed their concerns that the beloved drama could have the same fate as "High Kick! 2." 

A report published by the Korean outlet MBN addressed the issue of ambivalent endings and the introduction of conflict within the series, which is winding down to its penultimate episode.

MBN noted the plot devices that remain unsolved, including the identity of the mysterious "Writer X" and the family background of editor Kim Shin Hyuk (Super Junior's Choi Siwon). 

Episode 14, which aired on November 4, provided more clues for viewers, but little resolution. 

After failed attempts to secure a key interview, Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) experienced another lapse in his health. 

Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) attempted to support his efforts at the Most, but she was limited in her abilities, as an intrepid reporter who is just beginning to learn the ropes of fashion publishing. 

However, Shin Hyuk could have the key to saving the sinking magazine, as he was forced to return to his true identity. After sharing one last sweet moment with Hye Jin, he entered the office building, clean-shaven, with a look that hints at his potential as the unidentified publishing heir. 

Will 'She Was Pretty' conclude with a happy ending? Will Siwon become a mean-spirited heir with only two episodes to go? Comment below and share your thoughts. 


Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

© 2016 All rights reserved.

In Case You Missed

Copyright ⓒ 2019 All rights reserved.


Real Time Analytics