I finished Doctor John and I liked it a lot up till the last episode. It was actually much much better than I had thought and feared. Except for one detail. Spoiler in comments.

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    WHAT was with that back in Korea for one year with no contact except with Dr Lee??? This was such an infuriating kdrama trope and I was angry.
    I could very very easily accept him having gotten ill after some time and being unable to contact her, and later avoiding contact until he was sure he was better because he was scared, and THEN he would come back to Korea. I could even forgive him if he had kept in contact with Dr Lee during that time. But the part of having been one year back, making Dr Lee lie to the two people he loved most for A YEAR, and even going to the hospital to secretly check on her and them, made me very angry. Don’t tell me he waited until he was better. He had left the only clinic which specialized in his desease so he was either dumb or well enough to come back.
    Anyway.
    Sorry for the rant. It really left a very sour taste in my mouth.
    But I really liked all the other 15 episodes.

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      The drama should have ended with the airport kiss.

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      That’s a mandatory time separation for OTP. I was not mad because I am in this for Dr. Lee and Mi Rae anyway. I got a kick out of Dr. Lee getting a scolding for that. πŸ˜€

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        They were already having the mandatory separation of 3 years. He could have spent it all overseas. Coming back secretly after 2 years was just dumb storytelling. I wouldn’t have talked to Dr Lee for a few months if I were Mi Rae. But nevermind. Now I know the real ending and I can be easy 😁

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          Three years is the industry standard. πŸ˜‰
          I don’t know how Dr. Lee managed to hide that from Mi Rae for that long. He is pretty much an open book to her otherwise. 😁

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      The k-drama trope I hate the most.

      I really liked the first half, liked the second half and pretend Episode 16 doesn’t exist.

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      And to think that this couple has done so well for the last 15 eps. Sigh…They were so honest and supportive that this trope became super whiplash-inducing. Will it kill the writer to simply let them stay in contact and be supportive even during Yo-han’s lowest point??

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        EXACTLY! I even made a post on their refreshing honesty! Sigh…

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    this was my issue with Devilish Joy, i loved it up until episode 15 because it literally made no sense for them not to face his illness together instead of apart. It left such a bad taste in my mouth, i just skipped the last episode.

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