Psst – I’ve got some spoilers ahead. It may or may not make you happy, but rather than rumors its definitive proof as to how the drama will likely end. You know you’ve got it bad when you’re on a bus, in the mountains, drifting snow outside, and you are desperately searching for a signal to get online. At least what happened to me was reasonable if not a sad homage to addicted drama fans the world over who happen to go on vacation the week your crack drama ends. The random bus scenes and Mae Ri on the mountain in episode 15 – that was all WACK! As pissed off as the preview for episode 15 of Mary Stayed Out All Night made me, I still wished I could recap it and discuss with everyone.
A few quick thoughts before I deliver the goodies: (1) DC Gall and Baidu was awash with fan speculation last week – none of it was actual production leaks, therefore not credible, so don’t let the crazy talk amongst angry fans or creative fan-fiction upset you, (2) I am mad not because the ending isn’t Mu Gyul-Mae Ri (it is, trust me, I’ve said it before and will keep saying it, this is their love story), but because the new writer really took their journey on an unnecessary and irrational detour to the foregone conclusion.
I hate that. I want both my ending and how they got there to be consistent and meaningful to watch. M3 lost me (and every viewer with a functioning brain) at the latter half. I can defend the first meandering and rather plotless half as the very charm of M3 for me. The last half became plot over character consistency and story development. But it’s all come to a end, and I am really sad. I know everyone came here to find a happy M3 haven, and I hope all the fans enjoy the ending (keeping my fingers and toes crossed) and have fun chatting about it here!
As an added bonus, have a very spoilerrific M3 pictures from today’s shoot in Hongdae. In case it’s not clear, Mae Ri sports a more mature look. I see time jump happiness for our Holiday Couple.
Have fun reminiscing about M3 and shooting the breeze (and any slings and arrows). A mediocre drama is very forgettable, and almost always its the truly great dramas that stay in our minds. With the exception of the train wreck dramas, where years from now I still make fun of fondly and with a snarky eye. Much as I love M3, this thing was a train wreck that I find myself happy to have enjoyed because it gave me my most awe-inducing couple of the year in Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seok. Captain of the Holiday ship – signing off for now!