I will have to include a “worst ending category” on my year-end summary, and I really hope that I won’t see another closure like this, well come to think of it, it was not even an ending.
But really BIG? What happened to the ending? It was so flat and it didn’t really end. You got all the watchers who dragged themselves to finish the drama really disappointed. I stayed even when I was dozing the first 6 episodes, I said Gong Yoo oppa can make it up for it, and hope that halfway I’ll see a light… you obliged and I was close to buying the soul switching-secret siblings who were vitro fertilization twins born years apart and who fell in love with the same girl who was all confused and weak throughout the drama.
It took me 7 episodes to settle in the groove and I was perturbingly holding my emotions on the get going of the series because it was not hitting on my love niche. It was so different… it felt so different if you are a Hong sisters fan. They are my favorite kdrama writers, they gave me My Girl, Gumiho, Greatest Love, Dokko Jin and You’re Beautiful , so it really got me staring at the ceiling face palmed after I ended watching it.
Kang Kyung Joon and So Yoon Jae got into an accident and putting up the former in a coma as the latter survived. But the sort of magical accident switched their souls thus making the 18-year old rowdy teenager inside a 30-year old doctor’s body. Before the accident, So Yoon Jae was supposed to meet his fiancée Gil Da Ran who was all mopey and unsure if her fiancé really loves her. She was also Kang Kyung Joon’s teacher. When Kyung Joon woke up in Yoon Jae’s body he was forced to deal with a life that has a connection to him and experience loving for the first time a woman who was waiting for her beloved to come back. It was then revealed that the body he was thriving was in fact his long lost fraternal twin brother but they were born years apart. Yoon Jae needed an operation when he was young to survive and the only solution was to produce another sibling. Through vitro fertilization Kyung Joon was carried by Kang Hee Soo, who was also their father’s first love. The brother’s weren’t aware of each other’s existence until they fatedly meet again and this time Yoon Jae did the saving.
With the supernatural, time travelling and impossible stories I have seen this year, I was not surprised with how they wove the miracle conceived brothers. I was not perplexed but I won’t applaud it. I was groping what the main conflict they were trying to arrive… was it Gil Da Ran’s emotion and who-i-really-love-analyzation? Was it Kyung Joon’s why did my long lost family forsake me questions? They presented a love story and didn’t give a decent ever after?
I was waiting for Yoon Jae to come back and answer the million dollar question. I was rooting for him, yes even in comma, because I thought that it was really their love story and his little brother was just someone who will make them realize each other’s worth, but it diverted 360 degrees forcing a May-December love affair that looked good but didn’t feel right.
BIG was half-baked story wise, and you can barely feel its romance because it was not meant to be. Signature Hong sisters’ humor went in every now and then, but nothing much special like how they used to insert it. To be honest I didn’t like how indecisive and somewhat faltering GIl Da Ran was and that’s maybe the reason why even if KKJ paraded the most adorable teenager trapped in a full grown man’s body I was not left fascinated nor interested on how their love has progressed.
Yoon Jae was a character they should have built up more, he could have been an equalizer… well actually, he was the runaway hit I was expecting. It will be interesting to see how love will be realized if they let him give a fight, but making Gil Da Ran struggled to let go and sacrifice love in a circumstance where the love triangle was not achieved, it definitely didn’t hit the love drive.
I didn’t like the love story period. I didn’t like how the characters went to play their part but failed to salvage the drama potentials. BIG was “not big enough” to have held on my diverted self. It made me crawl on my way to finish it. It made me wonder if some evil spirits took over the Hong sisters’ body. It made me sad that Gong Yoo oppa was all pretty and hot and funny there, but I won’t remember everything about it.
I hauled myself to get through it. I went to 5 stages of grief to let go of it. I ended up feeling lost, empty and not in love after seeing it, that being said you have to love Gong Yoo and the Hong sisters soooo much to finish it.
P.S I love Jang Ma Ri and the music… but that’s just it.
Mr. D’s Comments
Hmmm, well then, lets just say, Imagine this….. You get the best writers, take on some amazing acting talent, veteran and new and you throw it all together and create a drama, oh did i mention you decided to not bother finishing the story!!!!
Had amazing potential, great chemistry between So Yoon Jae (kkj) & Gil Da Ran and Ma Ri’s sheer determination to get what she wanted was great.
If there isn’t a special (additional) episode i will feel hard done by after waiting every week for the english subbed version.
The sisters have what i am rather upset to say, their first failure in my opinion, lets just hope its a momentary dip in their, up to now, unblemished record.