Seung Jun is a singing coach and part-time singer at weddings, where he performs without any enthusiasm. He is insecure and withdrawn and has suffered panic attacks since being brutally dumped by his first love. Jae Hyun, a newly hired pianist at the wedding venue, becomes instantly besotted when he meets Seung Jun and immediately sets out to pursue him romantically. Seung Jun, while not rejecting Jae Hyun’s advances outright, is unable to let anyone get close to him. As the two continue to work together at weddings, will the warm and outgoing Jae Hyun succeed in wearing down Seung Jun’s defences? (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Happy Merry Ending” (해피메리엔딩) by dorae (도래). Edit Translation
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I'm Happy and Merry That it Ended Quickly
The wedding singing sequence in the first episode captured me. (Side note - the decoration on that venue was absolutely fantastic), I thought it was a strong promising start. Unfortunately things didnt get better after that.
What i dont understand is if this series is meant for streaming or web, why cant they just add few more minutes per episodes. Aside from the obvious intention of patching the episodes together to transform it into a feature length movie - Is there a standard format that requires them to squeeze the playtime like this?
I love short series - when done right. The problem is, Korea has bombarded us with quite a few luckluster short series that are not only under developed but are totally forgetable and that is exactly what we have here. There is nothing in the series that made me want to care about the main leads. Characters keep making questionable choices. There wasnt enough to tell us their backstory, and they didnt develop their love story in a way for me to care about them.
The only thing i liked is the music bcause these two leads can really SING. Jae Hyun's finale song is heartmelting.
The sad truth is Im just glad it ended quickly and i can just put it behind me and forget about it. If these are the caliber of series that GagaOOlala can offer, i think they will have a hard time capturing subscribers.
Rewatcheability - 4 just because Sung Tae is so cute
Story - 5. What story?
Songs - 9
Overall its a 6.5 and thats me being generous. Watch only when youre stuck in a traffic somewhere.
They got their "Happy Merry Ending," but what about the viewer?This was just a mess, plain and simple.
First off, this should have been a movie. The pacing would still be absolutely ridiculous, but at least not as noticeable as in drama format. Not to mention, the characters' conflicts and feelings come and go whenever necessary but not in any flowing or sensical way.
Really, only these positives come to mind: The leads' pretty faces, nice singing voices, and good kissing scenes. Nothing else.
Near the end, I felt so detached I would liken it to the experience of an AI robot trying to understand human emotions.
I honestly wonder if they made this just for the OST; otherwise, I can't see a point in its existence.
This is definitely a skip, my friends. I finished it only because I felt obligated to.