So cute! So so cute! How can a random stabbing scene shoved into an otherwise brilliantly scripted drama not totally ruin the flow, and then once we see the BTS pictures, actually make me appreciate it more? With Nice Guy over and done with, I’m actually quite mellow about it ending and don’t have that rabid feeling of loss and despondency that I usually get when a drama ends. Nevertheless, seeing these final batch of BTS stills released by KBS is still such a wonderful treat, and my favorite is the one above when Maru embraces Eun Gi at the intersection while he takes a knife to the side courtesy of the rogue agent lawyer Ahn. What’s beyond hilarious is seeing how giddy Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won are between takes, whereas Kim Tae Hoon is still in character and being all bad-ass and evil.
What struck me during the entire filming of NG is how lighthearted the mood is on the set, with picture after BTS picture showing the cast goofing off. The drama really benefited from tight writing from Lee Kyung Hee that allowed the actors to understand their characters and have time to pull out the performance they need at each juncture. I think my ability to let this drama go probably does stem from its narrative completeness, so in the end I feel gratified that this journey is done and don’t have any lingering needs or regrets. Would I like to see EunMa babies? For sure. Do I feel cheated out of a boating scene? Definitely. Would I trade either for some fan service scenes that might ruin the flow of the drama? No. And for that I remain grateful that Lee Kyung Hee stuck to her guns and managed to give her OTP a happily ever after that was sweet and meaningful.