God’s Gift – 14 Days: Final Week ~ What just happened!!!



Okay, I’m amazed how God’s Gift – 14 Days managed to plummet from “one of the best shows this year” to “one of the worst shows ever” status for me. How can these writers just throw cold water on the viewers’ face with their crappy endings. The final scene of the drama is simply a hard pill to swallow. I’m so, so enraged right now that I simply can’t express it here!

Spoilers ahead

So Dong Chan died. Why? Just like that. Some forecast of a woman he doesn’t even know said that only one of the two can survive, he deduced that he might be one of those along with Saet Byul, and he simply sacrificed his life—when he knew perfectly well that everything was happening due to some human beings and not any supernatural power that he can’t avoid or fight with. I am angry because the last scene was so out of character for him as thinking and acting rationally was one of his personality traits and he simply abandoned those and this can be applied to the earlier scene as well when he made himself arrested as the real murderer for Soo Jung. But we don’t even know what happened in that lake—there was a splash sound, so he might have died. And then, why Soo Hyun and Saet Byul are smiling as if nothing happened to their knight in shining armour! And don’t even ask about everything that was thrown at us in the last episode. The protagonists were being beaten up by the bad guys in each step they took and I would have digested all that only if the drama had given a satisfying ending. Alas, we didn’t even get that. And I seriously rolled my eyes after Saet Byul kept on getting captured again and again—all the tension just disappeared. All the conspiracies that secretary was able to pull off (for example, planning out the false call in Dong Chan’s mother’s voice), the reasons he explained for doing all the plotting — looked too contrived and hodge-podge.

And we can also consider it an open ending—but that is even worse because I think the writer couldn’t decide what to do next. He or she found the easiest way possible to come out of the dilemma—to go for a so-called epicness by sacrificing the hero (without any reason) but not make the viewers totally sad by confirming his death (which could have at least explained everything clearly). Or they might have wanted to give an artistic touch to the drama—meh.

The drama didn’t even bother to explain how Soo Hyun and Dong Chan travelled back in time. Were they some special people who got a second chance?

And what do I say about my shattered dream of seeing Dong Chan and Soo Hyun together at the end, along with Saet Byul *sobs*

So, after making us exercise our grey cells for 8 weeks, and making me love the show for 7 weeks straight, God’s Gift – 14 Days ended with leaving a very, very bitter taste in the mouth.

The saving grace: Jo Seung Woo, who masterfully and effortlessly delivered a nuanced and amazing performance, bringing both hearts and smarts to his role. I really want him to continue acting in more and more dramas and keep on making my day with his charming acting.

I don’t regret watching this drama at all as it reminded me how much I loved Jo Seung Woo after watching his film Classic and after entering dramaland, that sweet memory got faded a bit. But now I’m again a very happy fan of his 🙂

17 thoughts on “God’s Gift – 14 Days: Final Week ~ What just happened!!!

  1. toweringlights02

    *Spoiler Alert in my comment*

    Nooo! I couldn’t resist so I read this post. Nooo! I think I am going to go into my corner and cry. Dong Chan is my favorite male character so far in all of dramaland. I’m going to need a minute. *sobs*

    1. snow Post author

      Awww…if this makes you feel any better….the drama didn’t actually show him dying…it had a bit of an open ending….but he is not shown anywhere in the last scenes….very hodge podge execution and writing in the last ep….very disappointing..

      Dong Chan is definitely one of the best drama heroes ♥

  2. zhaoul

    I haven’t read your spoilers because I have to decide now whether or not to watch this drama. It seems to be the concesus that it started well but many people seems upset with the ending.

    1. snow Post author

      It was totally an awesome ride till 15 episodes….but….as many Kdrama writers love to just mess with the viewers at the last minute, the ending really made all of us utterly disappointed…..it has nothing to do with being sad or anything but it didn’t have any sane explanation for the whole thing that happened….

      Still, it is worth watching for Jo Seung Woo…lol…:D

  3. dramapenchant

    I agree about the ridiculous ending (read my rant post) but I wouldn’t dismiss the show completely! It did have it’s charms and was well paced and thought out for the majority of the show…

    Oh and my Jo Seung Woo was simply amazing!!! I want him to grace my screen in another drama but not too soon. He deserves a rest and the drama filming conditions are terrible and he’s a A-list actor! But of course the workaholic that he is, he has Hedwig the musical soon and he’ll probably sign on to some movies (which I prefer for him…)

    1. snow Post author

      Yes….the show was super-awesome till 15 eps…but everything was just all over the place in the finale….and that ending really killed my love and affection for the show….as I always expect DC to act with brains and that last scene was just too much for a character like his…and this is the reason I didn’t like his sacrifice by getting arrested as well…he could have used some plan like he always does…I would have even accepted his heroic death if he was fighting or something…but just by believing a prophecy, he decided such a huge thing…

    2. snow Post author

      Jo Seung Woo ♥♥♥
      The dramas can be so exhausting for the actors….that’s true…but I’ll prefer if he’ll act in dramas as then, I’ll get to see him gracing my screen for 8 or more weeks…yes, I’m being selfish here 😛

      1. dramapenchant

        Exactly, they turned one of the best characters in kdramaland into a complete fool in the finale! So out of character…but I still love the show 🙂

        I’m guessing he’ll probably do another one in a few years…I really don’t know what to do now without him gracing my screen 2x a week…I basically watched all his movies and YT videos already lol

          1. dramapenchant

            Hmmm JSW has had very diverse roles. If you want something romantic, I suggest you check out Love Phobia and Who R U. However, if you also have the time, I’d watch Tazza and Marathon. I think those two, along with The Classic, were his best works 😀

  4. Pishyyy

    couldn’t agree more about DC being so out of character in the finale.. he knows SB is alive, but then he remember those stupid prophecy and what, he gave up his life because he think if he lives then SB will die..? that’s ridiculous as hell because we know how amazing and strong DC is as a fighter.. i’m so mad, feel like smacking the writer’s head..grrrr.. if they want to kill him, atleast do it with more honorable way.. poor my ahjushhi…

    1. snow Post author

      LOL…..everyone is mad at the writer…and here I was praising him/her a few days back… 😀
      I could have even taken the sad ending of DC dying if it was a heroic death but he dies just like that, without any sensible reason…it is really annoying! That whole last episode was seriously a mess..

  5. F (@FakhrinAhmad)

    In final episode, director really don’t know how to make it well. For example when dong chan and saet byul omma met presidents daughter in hospital. If the photos cannot be the evidence, why they don’t recorded everything during the conversation? It will be the great evidence. But once again, all of this was a director fault.

    1. snow Post author

      I know right! They could have used so many tricks to win over the bad guys….that is what made me so annoyed in the last episode that the characters were acting so out of character…LOL 😀
      Totally spoiled what could have been a great series!


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