You know there’s something special about a drama when it has you dreading the finale and hoping beyond all hope that some chain-smoking bigwig will give the go-ahead to extend it by a few more episodes. Surely there’s enough juice for at least four more? What about Yong-ha and Cho-sun’s back stories? Don’t tell me you’re going to cram everything into the last four episodes!
I can’t believe I’m going through withdrawal symptoms even before it’s over.
Oh God, what are you doing to me, Sungkyunkwan Scandal?
Stage 1: Denial
What do you mean it’s going to be replaced with Mary Stayed Out All Night on November 8?
(Aside: I must be the only person in the entire universe who isn’t looking forward to this one. While I can appreciate that Jang Geun Suk is pretty and all, he just doesn’t do it for me. Now, my mother on the other hand…)
Stage 2: Anger
Stage 3: Bargaining
Somehow I don’t think this is going to have the effect I’m hoping for. Anyone with any bright ideas?
Stage 4: Depression
November 3, 2010
Me: Hello, boss? I won’t be coming into the office today. I, uh, have a fever and my heart feels like it’s been through a blender.
Boss: Blah blah DEADLINE blah blah CLIENT blah blah blah…SCHEDULE blah blah blah…
Me: [hangs up phone] …Seon-joon…Yoon-hee…Jae-shin…Yong-ha…why did you guys have to go and leave me like this?
Stage 5: Acceptance
As with everything else, life goes on. The dull ache will eventually subside and my ears will probably be bleeding from listening to the soundtrack one too many times. Hopefully, KBS will be kind enough to give the go-ahead for a sequel.
Until then, thank you, Sungkyunkwan Scandal! You’ve been a blast! *sob*