BY Julie Jones | Sep 05, 2014 10:41 AM EDT
"The Joseon Gunman" and "Fated To Love You" both ended this week with epilogues (spoiler alert) that caught up with the characters three years later.
The struggle to achieve a happy end was a little harder for the "Joseon Gunman" as it involved several deaths and betrayals. A few significant leading characters died in the fight for freedom and the heroine almost died of her wounds.
But ultimately Yoon Kang, played by Lee Jun Ki and Soo In, played by Nam Sang Mi, survived to love each other and fight another day. The passage of three years finds that he has become a hero to the people. He continues to fight for injustice.
The 22-episode drama ended in first place with 12.8 percent of the ratings.
"Fated To Love You" also ended with an epilogue that showed Lee Gun, played by Jang Hyuk, and Kim Mi Young, played by Jang Nara, happily married and the parents of twins. Choi Jin Hyuk's character also has something to smile about as he finally found his long-lost sister and they will never be separated again. Even Kim Mi Young's widowed mother finds a suitor in the person of Doctor Octopus. Lee Gun and Kim Mi Young did have their share of hardships to face. They faced an unknown future due to a degenerative illness and the loss of an unborn child, but their happy ending was bright and sunny, without a cloud in the sky.
"Fated To Love You" finished its 20-episode run with 10.5 percent in the ratings.
In third place but still going strong was "It's Okay, It's Love," starring Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin. The drama scored 9.4 percent in viewer ratings.
In recent episodes the mystery novelist played by Jo In Sung has confessed his love to the psychiatrist played by Gong Hyo Jin. And his love helped heal the emotional scars that kept her from fully loving anyone. But at the same time she has come to realize just how mentally disturbed Jo In Suing's character is. And she wants to commit him so he can get treatment. But since he is convinced that his imaginary friend is real, she will have to trick him.
Next week "The Joseon Gunman" will be replaced by "Iron Man," starring Lee Dong Wook and Shin Se Kyung. "Fated To Love You" will be replaced by the romantic comedy "My Spring Days," starring Girls Generation's Sooyoung and Kam Woo Sung.
Did you see either of the finales? What did you think?
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