Who is not ready to say goodbye? That would be me. And I’m guessing all of you other Sickos (lovers of Love Sick: The Series) out there are also weeping a little tear, thinking of the end of this beloved show.
But we have 12 more episodes, you say? Why am I already crying about it now, you ask? I saw this on Instagram:
Yes I follow Captain and White on Instagram. I also follow the official Love Sick Season 2 thread—what do you want to do about it? Huh?
Knowing that they have finished filming the drama, and the actors are already walking away made me realize how much I’m not ready to let this show go—although as they’ve gotten to <spoiler> the point where they are officially ready to give their relationship a try </spoiler>—it’s probably a good thing that they end soon. There is nothing quite so bad as a show sticking around for longer than necessary—you know—like US shows, where they routinely ruin characters with the dirty linger.
Now, I’ve liked shows before, I’ve been that person who pauses a show to see how much time was left in the last episode because I don’t want to reach the end. I’ve also, on occasion, finished the last episode only to start again with episode one—but this is the first time I’ve simulcasted a show where I’ve been so connected with the characters.
It’s been a fun experience, and hopefully one I’ll have again.
But for now, I will sit here and mourn the end of my new favorite show. I’ll look forward to finally reading the novel Love Sick is based on. I’ll anticipate the day where I won’t have to grumble the words, “Fucking Jeed.” I’ll start planning the round-up podcast with the ladies.
Although the podcast listeners are probably looking forward to the day where we stop yammering on about it…
Going back to the Love Sick ending thing though–it does make you wonder if this answers the Love Sick season three rumors. If our main couple is saying goodbye to the characters, then the chances of them coming back for another round seem small. Does this mean that the show is a rumor? Or does this mean the show will go on without them? Between you, me, and the lamppost, the producers and marketing team seem a little money hungry (with its incessant PPL and trying to make spin-off shows work), so I wouldn’t put it past them.
If this is the case, though, is it the same show? Within season two they’ve added enough side characters and alternate OTPs (Ohm/Mick, Win/whoever he ends up with, Earn/and whoever he gets, and let’s not forget Phun’s sister and her cute romance) to make the worked big enough to build more stories—but how would they explain away Phun and Noh not being there? And, more importantly, would the original book author be involved? We’ve been able to accept the changes to the story because we heard p’Hed was heavily involved and we knew she had her characters best interest at heart—but without her supervision, would it be as good of a drama?
While I liked the world of Love Sick, and I do like some of the other couples, I’m there for one thing: Phun/Noh. Without them? It will probably reach second season for me (the time where I usually lose interest in a drama). And I’d hate to see what was such an enjoyable drama’s reputation dragged down because the production team doesn’t know when to quit.
So here’s a question for you—have you had a drama where the end closing in made you sad? That you just didn’t want to end? What was it?