After this first episode, I’d decided to leave it as just a “first” episode recap but after I saw the special aired on April 1st I decided to pick it back up. These ladies’ journey is one that I don’t mind experiencing and perhaps we can learn a few things about growth, strength and new beginnings.
With dramas premiering every five seconds, there are some that fly under my personal radar. Mostly because, the brain is filled with too much distraction. But right on the cusp of the Spring season I ran across this drama by Takahashi Maki (Fuyu no Sakura, My Girl) based on a series of novels by Nonami Asa. The premise immediately intrigued me— Two ex-convicts who become friends in jail and once released rely on another to try to rebuild their lives.
And since, my Heartless City partner is off vacationing and then readjusting to non-vacation duties— (Have fun Ripgal! Eat some delicious goodies for me!) I thought I’d share a taste of this drama while those posts are on a mini preemption.
This post is actually a long time coming. Enjoy.
Finales are usually hard to watch. The most logical and probably selfishly basic reason is, they rarely, if ever, end the way you envision, desire, or are even led to believe. I’m not one that needs a “happily ever after” but I always need an ending that makes sense. Love stories need to end cohesively, whether the couple remains together, separates or is open-ended. But regardless, if you’ve grown to love characters and relished the opportunity to see them live, laugh and love, the ending is a parting. Therefore, no matter what type of person or story lover you are, romantic or realistic, parting has to feel like a resolution. Whether it resolves some things, rekindles many things, or removes all things, once we part, there has to be a reason for the journey.
[Typically, during a recap I take about 100-150 screencaps,but in this episode I took over 200! So since I got a little snap happy, for the finale, I thought I’d jam in as many as I could to this final recap. Be prepared for a snapped recap! Enjoy :)]
This episode definitely was a long time coming. I apologize for the delay, but we’ve had a few weather issues over here and I’ve been without power and net for a couple days. I truly wanted to have this out days ago. Oh, well…
It’s the penultimate episode, wrought with all the things we need to make us crack a couple coconuts and smear ourselves with ash waiting for the finale.
[**edit R,R & R has been added. I have decided that I will do a Open Mic post about this drama once the finale recap is released. I know there are alot of things that I don’t mention in my R, R, & R section and plenty of things you may want to comment on. So please use the comments sections at the end of the recaps to display any desire to cover things that perhaps I forgot or you just want to discuss and I’ll cover those things in my OMS. Thanks and enjoy :)]