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Full Sun: Episode 16 (Final)

What a ride Full Sun has been over the past eight weeks, and now that we’re at the finish, I would say that I don’t regret the choice for a moment. Sure there was pain (and I mean lots of pain) and the show sought to wring tears out of me to the bitter end, but never have I enjoyed watching such solid acting performances that commanded my attention from start to finish.

In its final hour, there are plenty of tears to be shed along with numerous noble acts to protect loved ones. Not everything is tied up in a neat little bow, but I suppose nothing in life really is. All you can do is hope that there’s a silver lining, like the 2.7% in ratings the final episode pulled in. It wasn’t always rosy Full Sun, but still, you’ll be missed.

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FINAL EPISODE RECAP

Back at the villa, Se-ro recounts to Young-won about Woo-jin’s final moments—how he seemed like a good man who was wronged. He still regrets how he left Woo-jin alone, wondering if the man would still be alive if he didn’t.

Young-won says it wasn’t Se-ro’s fault, and in fact it was Se-ro who reported the incident to the police, called her, and exposed Daddy Han’s wickedness. And for that, Woo-jin is sure to thank him. But the tears keep coming, and Young-won argues that Se-ro had to live to tell the world how angry and hurt he was. Se-ro counters that Young-won would have been able to live a comfortable life if only he didn’t come back and she didn’t meet him.

She answers that she prefers the harder choice to loving him and being with him even through the hard times. “I love you,” she confesses as she hugs him. Se-ro murmurs back, “I love you.”

With the police patiently waiting to arrest Daddy Han, the chairman issues final instructions to his family at the breakfast table. Madam Baek can’t believe that her husband would remain prideful at a time like this, particularly towards her. Then she holds her own pity party over how she wasn’t a gold digger, and he was the one who couldn’t trust her.

It’s Daddy Han who interrupts her wallowing, reminding her to act her age. She counters that this is the only time she’ll be able to express herself when he’s preparing for their divorce. Daddy Han says there are plenty of things he’d like to say since his burden is great, but she already knows it without him specifically saying so.

And maybe for the first time in a long time (if ever), he offers up a simple praise to his wife’s cooking. He acknowledges Madam Baek’s deep regret towards Young-won, and with his head held high, gives himself up to be arrested.

Young-won assures Hong and the others that Se-ro is safe with her. It’s cute how Hong bids the couple goodnight with a kiss over the phone and smiles wide.

No one wants to be the one to relay the news to Kang-jae that Se-ro is fine, though they all know that Kang-jae cares. Hama appeals to Jae-in to try to persuade Kang-jae because of his feelings for her.

Hong wonders when they’ll be dating, and even though I know that the show has joked about a “bromance/romance” between Hong & Hama, I can’t help but sympathize with Hama’s slight disappointment at the clarification of when they’ll be each be dating other people.

Daddy Han’s recent scandal and arrest leaves President Shin grumbling about his potentially failed investment in Belle la Fair. Kang-jae assures him that they should maintain the company’s stock price even if they have to take out a loan—plus, he can buy some time and keep Daddy Han under his thumb.

President Shin doesn’t seem too convinced, and he asks if Kang-jae really believes Se-ro wasn’t the one to hand the incriminating evidence on Daddy Han. Oh interesting, so you are trying to protect Se-ro.

Se-ro is of no concern to them now, Kang-jae argues, but President Shin thinks differently—Se-ro’s a walking time bomb and they either need to throw him in prison or terminate him.

Jae-in sends a text to Kang-jae informing him that Se-ro’s fine (and refrains from asking how he’s doing). Upon seeing the message, Kang-jae muses to his lackey that he prefers the nighttime to the daytime. Looking out his window, he says, “[Things] sparkle. I want all of those things that sparkle.”

Neither Se-ro or Young-won fall asleep right away that evening as they lie next to each other, staring into each other’s eyes. Young-won tells him not to give up on himself, because he’s in love and loved by someone.

“But I can’t have you,” Se-ro replies. She counters that he has her now, even if things are different tomorrow. She likes that he’s alive and that he’s tangibly with her now. Putting a hand on his heart, she says that it’s a miracle how the person who loves her the most loves her back, and that she can look him in the eyes and talk to him.

Se-ro says she should thank Woo-jin because her resilience stems from her love for him. Young-won asks if he’s ever loved someone else, and Se-ro answers that he was too busy and never thought that love existed.

She jokes that his life sounds pretty boring, which gets him to crack a smile. She figures that he’s probably never held a long conversation while looking into someone else’s eyes like this and wishes that time would stop.

And for a moment it does as Se-ro narrates in voiceover that while people can make other people die, it’s only people who can help other people live. Se-ro wakes in the middle of the night to see Young-won curled up to him. He thinks to himself, “I’m lucky to have met you in this harsh world. Thank you for loving me. You saved me. That’s what I wanted to say.”

It’s both sweet and sad how mundane their conversation is over breakfast. Young-won takes note of Se-ro’s favorite things, and Se-ro musters a smile to say that he’ll make sure to check if she remembers if they meet again.

He’s content with knowing that she’ll remember everything because seeing each other will only bring up painful memories for them both. He’d be sorry over how he can’t make her truly happy because they can’t undo the past.

She asks that he doesn’t forget how much she loved him, and Se-ro promises to remember. He sends her off by herself after breakfast, nodding along that he’ll make sure to get treatment and that he won’t remain in the dumps.

Young-won turns back to hug him one last time, telling him that she knows the hard knock life he’s led, the pain that he’s in, and that they still love each other even though they have to part.

As she drives back to Seoul, Young-won promises to Se-ro in her head that she’ll make everything her father did to him right again. She then sits down with a reporter to tell a very long story, starting from the events in Thailand five years ago.

Daddy Han sticks to his right to remain silent despite the argument that his silence could be misconstrued as contempt in court. He doesn’t deny what’s already been made known but when he doesn’t speak any further, he’s told that Young-won called to volunteer to testify against him.

Although Daddy Han argues that his daughter is innocent, he’s told that Young-won could also face punishment if they find that she deliberately overlooked the money laundering. It’s too late to ask to spare her now in exchange for his cooperation, but Daddy Han pleads his case anyway.

Se-ro keeps his promise to Young-won and gets himself checked out. It should come as no surprise that it’s serious and another damaging incident could end Se-ro’s life. He needs an operation as soon as possible, but we know that that option is never a drama hero’s first choice.

Third Wheel Lackey still keeps tabs on the others, and Hama smiles with glee at the recent shipment he’s planning to sell at a higher price. Stealing is all that they know and they still have to make a living, and just as Hong reluctantly agrees to make this his last job, they hear sirens approaching.

It’s almost sad/funny then that they try to act cool while sneaking out, but then forced to run anyway. Hama ends up getting caught, and maybe the police aren’t there to nab him for the diamonds because they ask where Se-ro is instead. Hama gags, having swallowed the diamonds moments before getting caught. Ew.

Hong guesses that Kang-jae made the order to squeal on them, but then we see Third Wheel Lackey take a beating for acting without orders. Kang-jae firmly states that he’s the one to make the decisions around here.

Neither Daddy Han nor President Shin is paying attention to him now, and Kang-jae plans to threaten the former with that USB drive before he runs for himself. Little do they know that President Shin has overheard that declaration from outside the office.

Kang-jae barks at his lackey to leave, and just outside, President Shin silently crooks a finger to Third Wheel Lackey, beckoning him to follow. Ohhh snap, you’re going to use Third Wheel Lackey against Kang-jae…

Kang-jae recalls his last painful conversation with Se-ro at home. The doorbell rings, and he’s surprised to see Jae-in. She’s here to reconcile with him, taking his hand for a handshake.

He apologizes for his behavior towards her last time, and notes her awkward reaction. Then Kang-jae does the most adorable thing and says he doesn’t get how far their reconciliation goes.

He tests his boundaries with a soft kiss, and when Jae-in doesn’t protest this time, he swoops in with a deeper kiss, and she closes the door behind them.

Se-ro frowns to hear about Hama, but he’s certain that the old man won’t face severe consequences. He tells Hong not to worry because he has to clear his own name and apologizes for getting him and everyone else into this mess.

Although I’m not exactly sure how President Shin persuaded (or threatened) Third Wheel Lackey, but the One USB drives ends up in his hands. The problem now is what to do with Kang-jae—should he give him another chance or is he useless now?

Speaking of whom, Kang-jae is having a most pleasant morning talking about his love for musicals with Jae-in. He’s adorable. They’re adorable. His cheery mood is cut short when he receives a call from President Shin with an order to bring Se-ro to him tonight.

He knows that Kang-jae has kept in contact with Se-ro and challenges Kang-jae to prove that he’s on the businessman’s side. This threat is clearly something Third Wheel Lacky didn’t anticipate.

Se-ro makes his presence known once Kang-jae is off the phone, and declares that he’s going to turn himself in on the grounds that he doesn’t want to fight with Kang-jae anymore.

President Shin’s threat looms over Kang-jae’s head as Se-ro explains himself and says this might be the last time they see each other. Kang-jae tells him to do whatever he wants, but asks if he’s free tonight.

Young-won is told that she won’t have to go under investigation. We see why when Daddy Han walks in dressed in prisonwear and shares his decision of how he plans to come clean about Belle la Fair, making sure to leave her out of it.

When Daddy Han says he cherished his daughter and was amazed by all the little things she did, Young-won points out that the men she loved were also cherished by their own parents. She asks if her father had her so that she can live a miserable life and cries over how she once adored her father.

She promises never to see Se-ro anymore if her father can clear his name. Daddy Han asks if his daughter doesn’t care what happens to him, and Young-won answers, “Wouldn’t it be hard to forgive you?”

Se-ro is on his way to meet Kang-jae when learns that Young-won revealed her father as a murderer. Which means he’s probably not going to make that meeting, and after Kang-jae can’t reach him, he slips outside to plead with President Shin to leave Se-ro alone, only to get hung up on.

Se-ro learns of Young-won’s whereabouts through Manager Min and watches her from a distance as she calls him. He picks up and Young-won says that she feels like he’s close but can’t bring herself to turn around and see that he isn’t there.

He asks why she took it upon herself to bring Daddy Han down when he could manage just fine. She tells him to take care and hangs up.

Kang-jae heads over to the designated rendezvous point, asking where Se-ro is. He’d led to the car and locked in. Oh crap. Kang-jae is sharp enough to realize what’s going on and fights both men in the car, though, one of them starts stabbing him like crazy. Accckkkk.

By some sheer miracle, Kang-jae fights him off and is somehow still conscious enough to call Se-ro. He tells Se-ro there’s no need to come anymore, saying that he took care of everything.

He apologizes and thanks Se-ro, adding that they’ll talk tomorrow before abruptly hanging up. Omg, and then it’s totally heartbreaking how Kang-jae drops his phone before he can call Jae-in, who’s at home watching a movie by herself.

She calls in worry, though, her call goes unanswered, and Kang-jae chokes out his last breath. *tear*

Daddy Han learns of Young-won’s accusations towards him and that Young-joon went to threaten President Shin for the One USB drive. Daddy Han realizes the day has come for him to come clean about everything.

Se-ro returns to his old home to find it tidied up, along with a present and note from Young-won. In it, she writes that Se-ro can have a warm inviting home to return to, and for him to know that she’s living somewhere in this world, breathing the same air and thinking the same thoughts as he is—that way he’ll know that he’s not alone.

Se-ro lies down outside with his eyes closed, taking in the sunny weather.

Three Years Later. Se-ro walks along the road with a little boy named Min-jae, enjoying the beautiful spring weather. He walks into a flower shop, and as it turns out, Min-jae is actually Jae-in’s son, and she warns Se-ro not to take her boy to play with Hama, lest he pick up bad life lessons.

Wait a minute… does that mean Kang-jae’s alive?! This show better not give me a cookie and then take it away from me!

Se-ro happily takes the boy to see Uncles Hong & Hama and Grandma, too, and while it’s just downright adorable to see everyone smiling and laughing, are we going to get an explanation of how this happened in the next four minutes?!

Hong says the boy resembles Kang-jae, and ohhh now I get it—Jae-in must have gotten pregnant on that night she spent with Kang-jae. Grandma grumbles over not having a grandson of her own.

Se-ro is sent out on a delivery for an order of white roses, and something tells me I know exactly who that recipient is. Back at Belle la Fair, Young-won returns to work as a jewelry designer, now that Manager Min is the company president.

So when Se-ro comes bearing flowers in a similar manner that started off the series, Young-won comes to smell the flowers, then peeks her head out with a smile. Aw.

And this time, she greets him as Jung Se-ro, who smiles back at her. Double Aw.

As they walk underneath the cherry blossoms holding hands, we hear Young-won say in voiceover that there were so many things she wanted to do with him if they ever crossed paths again: watch a movie together, to take a stroll together, to eat his cooking, and so on… all things Se-ro wanted.

 
COMMENTS

Aw, I really didn’t expect to get a happy and open-ended ending, but I’m so glad that we did considering the turbulent emotional rollercoaster that was Full Sun. Even though I should be relieved and happy that our hero gets to live and even has another chance to love the love of his life, I can’t help my suspicions of whether this was our originally intended ending, because not many shows that starts off with its hero about to commit suicide gets a rosy ending.

Far be it from me however to deny Se-ro happiness, given how much pain and torture he’s gone through. Hell, he deserves ALL the happiness and love in this world and more. Still, it’s almost jarring to see all of our characters be built up for eternal sadness to see them genuinely happy. So I’m going to guess that Se-ro did get that operation after all. That’s why he’s alive, right? Right? You know what, I’m going to stop being a Debbie Downer about it and accept our happily ever after, because we could all use a bit more cheer in our lives.

But allow me one solemn minute to grieve over Kang-jae’s death, because I absolutely adored his character from start to finish. It was sad to see him go, especially when he got the girl and I just wanted Jo Jin-woong to live long enough through a show to enjoy life in a dramaverse. Kang-jae was by far one of the more intriguing and compelling characters in this show, and I can’t stop singing praises about him—especially when he breathed his last trying to protect Se-ro.

That very thought makes me realize a glaring plot hole in Full Sun’s finale with the question of whatever happened to President Shin’s intention to kill Se-ro off, too. I suppose I could guess that Daddy Han’s full confession got the businessman thrown in prison, too, but surely that corrupt businessman wouldn’t simply give up on a target. But then again, this is a world that takes forever and a day to get things done.

And as for Se-ro’s revenge that was sometimes, if not more convoluted than it ever needed to be, I’m happy that the show turned its attention to our leading couple, because they commanded more of my attention than any of the business dealings in this show. Full Sun is one such case that benefited from a strong cast with both interesting and intriguing characters when it came to people we actually cared about, along with strong acting performances from all, and notably, Yoon Kye-sang and Jo Jin-woong.

It’s a pity then that the actual ratings didn’t reflect my growing love for the show, especially in its latter half. However, it was comforting to know that the cast didn’t give up on the show in terms of performance, and the writing didn’t resort to pulling anything out of left field to save its numbers.

Overall, we got a solid melodrama with an intense opening with a narrative that chugged along to tell a very long story of one man who was wronged. Getting a satisfying show feels like a rarity in dramaland nowadays, so I have to treasure it when I can. Would I recommend this show to a friend? Let me cry a hella loud damn yes. Just make sure to bring a tissue. Or twenty.

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Thanks so much for recapping this drama. I also really enjoyed it from start to end and Loved reading your insights.

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I realy enjoyed it too but how could they kill Kang-jae I'm still crying over him

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Overall, I thought it was a good series, but not a great one. Overall I would give it 8/10.

One thing that was a bit unusual about this series is that Evil Daddy actually went to jail, and his daughter did not forgive him. Far too often dramas have over the top "feel good" endings, where the kids forgive their chaebol daddy for killing off a few people and destroying peoples lives.

Another unusual plot twist was that the hero actually finally realized that his daddy was not the nicest person in the world.

I think what the show lacked though, was any feeling of suspense - it was more like the retelling of a story that was familiar, and just filled in some details about it.

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I was surprised and glad too that the daughter wouldn't forgive the father !

I started to watch the drama thanks to Gummimochi's recaps, stuck to it because of Yoon Kye Sang but at the end I also really liked YW's arc, going from being a cry baby to becoming SR's savior.

What the drama was lacking for me was a great villain. Jo Jin-woong was so good at looking vulnerable even at his worst that it was difficult not to feel for him . The dad & Shin were really not interesting.

After the intensity of episode 15's last scene, episode 16 felt more like a check list, a Xmas check list, with a nice touch at the end. A strangely sweet ending for an intense love story.
Hopefully this means that the drama will get a second chance and found a new public.

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Well, this is the ending we get, kind of what I wanted, but less good than I thought. I wanted Kang-jae to live. No matter how he treated others, I never really doubted he had stopped caring about anyone. His morals got twisted with greed, sure, but his caring and the love he felt for everyone (Se-ro and Jae-in in particular) was really what saved him (sort of) so that he was able to die with a (somewhat) clear conscious. I'm super sad he died, but it is nice to see his son, Min-jae, filling everyone's lives and to know that a piece of him is alive in the drama's world.

I'm glad, though, of the ending we got for the leads. Se-ro and Young-won can begin again, and no one can stop them. At least, that's what I'm taking from this ending.

This drama was amazing, one of the better melodramas I've seen in the four years that I've watched K-dramas. The actors and the writers never caved in to the poor ratings, which I'm very thankful for. The low ratings are a real shame, but they did not dampen my appreciation for the awesomeness that was Full Sun.

Thanks for all the incredible recaps, Gummimochi!

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"The actors and the writers never caved in to the poor ratings, which I’m very thankful for."

Me too.

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Thanks for the recaps and I'll join in to add my love for this drama. I would also recommend it and echo my thanks to the cast and crew for delivering each episodes in spite of their disappointment with the ratings. 8/10 I think is a fair rating.

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I would give the actors 9.5/10 but maybe 7/10 for the writers.

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i thoroughly enjoyed this drama and was very satisfied with the ending!

i also just finished Crazy for Love - yoon kye sang from 2007... talk about a parallel storyline!

the ensemble cast was GREAT in Full Sun, and i have been a fan of YKS since Who Are You w/go ara. this was an excellent watch...

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Finally...a happy ending.Phew
I had actually dropped off this drama after ep 4 as I didn't found the story moving as much,BUT I continued it again after seeing people's reactions that despite it's low ratings,it is a very good storyline...
Also this was my first drama ever with Yoon Kye Sang as lead,BUT I am quite impressed with him and now he is on my good actors list..
I am so happy that they didn't pulled off a Shark-like-ending,BUT they still killed Kang Jae....huh...well I consoled myself by saying that someone has to be sacrificed in a revenge thriller....
Thanks gummimochi for the wonderful recap.

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Yay! I really enjoyed this one, too. I actually liked that lack of suspense and that it was more character driven and heartfelt. I think that's what makes this stand out as a revenge melo because it seems much more introspective and we get to see all the effects that these kinds of situations have--especially on different people. I don't feel like we always get to see that in dramas (at least not until the last minute).

I also liked that Young Won did not forgive her father. I always hate when dramas try to redeem these awful and evil fathers by making their kids forgive them for all their crimes just because there dear ole dad. It doesn't work like that...and I appreciate that the heroine states that forgiveness is hard--he'll really have to work for that and even then, I don't think he will ever do enough.

I was also sad about Kang Jae but appreciated that he also got his silver lining, even though he didn't get to see it. It was so nice to see everyone in their silver lining that was the final moments of the finale TT__TT !! And the new family that Se Ro now has--people who actually care about him...and even Young Won, too. I dunno about President Shin, but it did feel to me as if Se Ro was just an annoyance and his real plan was to get Kang Jae, the last phone call between them felt like he knew that Kang Jae wouldn't follow through. It just always felt like he wanted to kill SOMEONE and didn't matter who D: So, it would be nice if the show had let us see him getting thrown in jail.

I believe Se Ro got his operation since the doc did say he had to get the surgery immediately, but I wanted to be shown him getting rolled in or something, lol. Those the only two things.

All in all, I think it was solid and I loved all the main players in this, the story, and the acting. I really, really miss the show and it only just ended.

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Gummimochi, thanks so much for all your hard work!

The acting in Full Sun was superb. I was relieved to have a happy ending but question why we needed "fate" to bring them back together.

Also, why is such a smart guy, still in his 30's, with his innocence established, working as a delivery boy? Shouldn't he be in school or in a training program? There seems to be a theme in some melodramas (like Chuno for example), that after achieving success the "wrong way" it is best to go back to a working class life.

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Well, it seems that the flower shop is owned by Jae In and maybe in part by himself. Nothing wrong with that. Seems like a nice little business, to me.

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Yaaaaaayyyyyyy....happy ending!!!!
I started watching this show a little late but quickly caught up....and i got really caught up in the emotional whirlpool of this show...Se Ro was OMG so convincing and agonizing in every gut-wrenchhing scene.....if only Kang Jae could've stayed alive....but i do see how that was necessary for his closure...because he would've kept stealing or went to jail because of Manager Shin...so i liked that he got tthe girl before leaving the world...other than that i cannot believe the ratings were so low for a show that was very consistent and together...but it continued to please me till tthe end and for that i am thankful.

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Well, I just don't care the story. I just happy this show ended happily and Se Ro and Young Won can be together again. It's rare I get satisfying end nowadays, especially revenge melo in KBS. I've been burned by Shark and many others so I'm grateful for the writer and the casts to maintain a good drama. Sure there's plot hole but it doesn't cut my enjoyment from the show.

Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye are amazing!! It's the first time I watch them but they acted so well, especially in romantic scenes. I feel happy when they kisses and it's rare I feels that way in a drama.

Full Sun, whatever your ratings and whether or not people in Korea watched you, I still love you. Thank you for being a good drama, a good tear-inducing, and a great way to introduce Yoon Kye Sang for me!

P.S: I searched Yoon Kye Sang cooking show video because you, Full Sun and Gummimochi. Thank you!

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Can we just take a moment and mourn over Kang Jae's death :'( He was my favourite character and he had to die after he finally got his girl. At least he died happy and awesomely protective. But I can't imagine how Jae In must have felt when she finally starts learning to love Kang Jae and they spend the night together and he suddenly dies and probably only 2 weeks after his death does she know that she was even pregnant. That must've been painfully heartbreaking - at which you're happy that you have a part of him with you but just cant help but imagine how amazing the future would be had he still be alive.

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Kang Jae was my favorite character. I hoped to the end that he would turn around, and I'm glad he talked at the end about his life, and his background.

It was a good melodrama, but still, I think there was FAR TOO MUCH crying. People who need to toughen up don't cry so much. I thought it was excessive even for a Kdrama. It was also somewhat slow. But still good.

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Totally agree on a bit too much crying and slow .. but i enjoyed it nonetheless...

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I have a sneaking suspicion that the ratings were low because the Korean public hasn't forgiven Yoon Kye Sang for leaving g.o.d.

Loved the show from start to finish. Every character was acted superbly. Definitely one of my fav dramas of all time. Currently in LOVE with Yoon Kye Sang!!!!

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What a ride it was, indeed. A stellar cast and a story that was compelling enough to keep me tuned in. Thank you for the wonderful recaps, gummi! This drama was a nice surprise.

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I loved the ending!!!! I was really a bunch of nerves waiting for the last ep all the time praying Se ro and YW would have their happy ending because they both deserved it.

Btw, I the restaurant where they all were sitting near Jae in's flower shop belong's to Se Ro's grandma and Sero...because the restaurant is named Sun Ok Chib of Sun Ok's House and Sun Ok is Sero's grandma's name hehe

So I would say Se Ro is doing quite well by himself even though he isn't working in an office wearing suits ^_^

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I loved the ending!!!! I was really a bunch of nerves waiting for the last ep all the time praying Se ro and YW would have their happy ending because they both deserved it.

Btw, I the restaurant where they all were sitting near Jae in's flower shop belong's to Se Ro's grandma and Sero...because the restaurant is named Sun Ok Chib of Sun Ok's House and Sun Ok is Sero's grandma's name hehe

So I would say Se Ro is doing quite well by himself even though he isn't working in an office wearing suits ^_^

I am so going to rewatch this drama again! I hope to see Yoon Kye Sang in another drama soon because his acting is superb!

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I truly love Full Sun for its solid acting, consistent story line throughout, directing, breath taking cinematography, the beautiful bgm (the music director is a genius!)/soundtracks. I'm very picky with my drama choice, so when I fall for a gem like Full Sun its hard for me to let it go.

Thank you Full Sun for the wonderful journey you've taken me, and for introducing me to Mr. Yoon Kye Sang, what a brilliant actor he is. I esp. love how he show his emotion & his inner conflicts, that you can't help but root for him. I've started watching his previous works, and I can say he just earned a forever fan. Han Ji Hye, she is stunningly beautiful, I think I have a huge girl crush on her, she plays the Yeong Won a delicate woman who grew strong because of her love to a T. The interactions between Sero & Yeong Won are always the highlights for me, when this two share the screen, you can feel that they are meant for to be together come what may.

I'm glad, the writer gv both Sero & Yeong Won a temporary separation as they both need the time to heal so that they can breathe easier & move on with their life, and in the end be together again. Well they say, time heals all wounds and sadness.

Its such a pity it didn't receive the attention it deserve unlike its melodrama predecessors (Secret, Nice Guy, which I like) coz imho, Full Sun is much better across the board.

p/s. I thot the place where Sero made the delivery was not Bella Fair, or am I wrong? I reckon it was a new Jewellery establishment called Rex or smthing, as I think Sero would hv noticed if he were to made the delivery at the old shop, and also with all the scandals tht Bella Fair was in, it would be a miracle that it wud survived at all.

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Totally agree, I have watched Secret and Nice Guy but I like Full Sun better.

Maybe because the leads is not as popular as Song Joong Ki - Moon Chae Won and Ji Sung - Hwang Jung Eum.

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Beyond the clouds :-).i've never thought that i would LOVE this drama so much!it makes me cries each ep.
Yoon kye [email protected] sero/lee eun soo,.i don't know him and i just realised that he is actually
So handsome!!! <3 Love him.( lucky you Honey Lee. ;-) ).same goes to Han ji hye,i love her character as Han young won in this drama too.she was so soft and kind :-) <3

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Thanks for the recaps. This show really lived up to its title Beyond the Clouds. Life is never smooth sailing but if there is love and understanding, people can overcome the odds and live happily. YW proved her love in that she was determined to clear SR's name from being framed again.

YKS and HJH are both great actors, and this show is worth watching from the start to the end. Hope we will see them act together again, and take it that the ratings were unfair to all who put in their efforts in this show.

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It's too bad about the ratings. This was a solid show, great cast, great acting and great cinematography. Wish more people would've given it a chance.

I'm glad it ended on a happy note, as I was so afraid that Jung Se Ro was going to die until episode 16. Thank God he made it and reunited with the love of his life. Very satisfying ending indeed though I'm sad that Kang-Jae died. The latter episodes focused a lot on his pain, and just when he finally got together with the woman he loves, he had to be "offed" like that. Very sad. He wasn't a bad man, just a conflicted one.

Question for anyone who would care to comment: Why is it that most of the time the really bad guys don't die in Kdramas? I would have had more satisfaction if either Han Tae-Oh or President Shin had gotten killed instead. That's one loose thread I felt the drama left undone. Now we have President Shin as a 'new' Han Tae-Oh running around and killing anyone he considers a disposable threat. Will Kang-jae's death ever get avenged, I wonder? And will the other gang members ever discover that he was not onboard with getting Hama arrested? More loose threads (sigh).

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But for me I'd rather the bad guy to pay for their sin (rot in jail) rather than be killed. Coz it seem that it wud be a too easy way out for them.

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Yay! A happy ending. Sero and YoungWon deserved the happiness after all the things that they have gone through. I felt bad for KangJae though, but at least he died after spending some happy moments with Jae-in. (Oh that doesn't seem right. )~ Full Sun was a great show with beautiful casts who gave solid acting performances. It made me cry bucket of tears.
Thank you for the recaps gummimochi. ^^

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Thank you gumimochi for full sun recap.. yey sero n yw got their happy ending...

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gummimochi ~

Thanks for the recap. I'm glad I stuck with the show, the first episode didn't really grab me.

I enjoyed Yoon Kye-sang's acting, this being the first thing I've seen him in.

I thought Han Ji-hye's performance was a vast improvement over her recent dramas, ( I Summon You Gold & May Queen), I knew you had it in you girl. Plus she kissed someone, yay, more kissing in the future.

Jo Jin Woong's performance was probably the most rewarding. Hopefully he'll get a leading role out of this.

A shame that the in country ratings were so low. I would recommend this drama.

Son Ho-jun, not much here for you in this drama, keep at it.

Kim Yoo Ri, hope to see more of her in something soon.

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thanks gummimochi for your wonderful recaps:) always a pleasure reading your point of view.

will remember this kdrama for it's beautiful piece of acting from all fronts especially the leads. although the ending did not dwell so much on YW's family, it definitely delivered for giving us SR happy & smiling:)

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I started watching coz I was free. I stayed on because of Yoon Kye Sang. At the end of this drama, he is still the main reason why I would recommend this drama !! His eyes..... Amazing how they can express so much without a word.

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I just finished watching it. I was in the mood for some melodrama and I remember Full Sun mentioned here and there in a positive light, so I watched it.

It was one of the better melodramas I've watched, largely because of the acting and how the characters were written and developed. I was mesmerized by Yoon Kye-sang (I've watched him only in Poongsan before), and Jo Jin-woong was excellent.

Sure, there were (gaping) holes in the plot and story, but I felt that those were much less important. I was more interested in the characters, mainly the lead couple. To me Full Sun was less a revenge drama than a romantic drama.

So, in all, I was satisfied with the drama and would put it in the better melodrama group.

And I will definitely watch Last and meet with Yoon Kye-sang again. :)

Thanks, gummi, for the recap. I read them after I watched the episodes.

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Thanks for recapping Full Sun (aka Beyond the Clouds) Gummimochi & HeadsNo2.

"...not many shows that start off with its hero about to commit suicide gets a rosy ending."
The last show that comes to mind apart from Full Sun is I Miss You (aka Missing You).

At least Se-ro & Young-Won were happy at the end because both leads dealt with emotions of grief and anger, forgiveness vs. revenge, and cried buckets of tears from the 1st episode till the end. A silver lining after the clouds, love was stronger than tragedy in the end.

Ending voice-over from Han Young-Won:

"There were so many things I wanted to do if we met again. Watching movies, walking while holding hands, eating the food you make, reading a book together at a cafe, cleaning your house together, taking pictures together, talking on the phone all night, sharing rings together, going on a trip, sharing an umbrella on a rainy day, saying that I love you. All those things that you earnestly dreamt about."

Yoon Kye-Sang as Se-ro & Jo Jin-woong as Kang-jae both did a terrific job. They delivered performances that were emotionally compelling, most interesting to watch, and continually intriguing. YKS has a lovely smile, a wonderful screen presence, and his acting just captures your attention. I look forward to seeing him in future drama projects.

Why the low ratings? Probably because Full Sun was airing at the same time as Empress Ki, God's Gift 14 Days, and Secret Love Affair. Some pretty stiff/tough competition to be up against.

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I'm going voting crazy!

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My overall: 7/10

Great series.

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