Some Reddit users were surveyed to uncover K-Dramas that not only failed to meet these expectations but also left viewers with regrets, particularly their final credits.
What unfolds when you eagerly invest your time in episode after episode of your supposed favourite K-drama, only to encounter an ending that defies your expectations — in a negative way? These shows, initially anticipated to be different, unique, or to elevate the action from their predecessors in sequels, have unfortunately fallen short of fans' expectations upon release.
After dedicating substantial hours of your life to a K-Drama, the expectation is that it should be worth the invested time. Some Reddit users were surveyed to uncover K-Dramas that not only failed to meet these expectations but also left viewers with regrets, particularly their final credits. Here are a few mentioned in the discussions.
Strong Girl Nam Soon
The sequel to the immensely popular series "Strong Girl Bong Soon" introduces viewers to Gang Nam Soon, the cousin of Do Bong Soon. Much like her cousin, Gang Nam Soon also possessed superhuman strength. However, the show did not match the excitement fans had for the first series. The cast and storyline failed to resonate with many viewers. They even found themselves sympathizing with the antagonist — until even the plot failed to do justice to the character.
Sweet Home 2
The much-anticipated sequel, the show continued the narrative of a group of survivors in a world plagued by monsters. However, not all viewers were on board with Season 2. For some, the new characters were deemed "uninteresting," and the storyline was criticized for being overly extravagant.
The Beauty Inside
The show revolves around a top actress who has an unusual secret — she transforms into a different person for a week every month, quite literally. However, according to viewers, the series took a significant tonal shift and not everyone was a fan of this change.
The Bride of Habaek
In this fantasy-romance K-Drama, a water god descends to Earth with the mission of obtaining sacred stones required to ascend to his throne in the Divine Realm. To fulfil his quest, he seeks the assistance of a human woman, the last descendant from a family destined to serve him. However, not all viewers were enamoured with the series and some found the leads' love story, plot, and character development lacking.
Memories of Alhambra
This series unfolds primarily in Spain and traces the journey of a company CEO who encounters a hostel owner, and together, they become entangled in a complex augmented reality game. Unfortunately, for users, the conclusion of this show ended up spoiling their overall viewing experience.
She Would Never Know
In this office romance, a newcomer at a cosmetic company finds himself smitten with his senior co-worker and attempts to woo her. However, by the end, viewers found the female lead to be "insufferable."
Because This is My First Life
This series revolves around a K-Drama writer who enters into a contract marriage with her landlord, strictly for business purposes, with no intention of dating. Despite facing criticism for its ending, a specific viewer expressed regret over watching the series primarily due to their dissatisfaction with the female lead.