I absolutely loved the ending for My Liberation Notes. We were literally dropped into their everyday lives in episode one and we leave them trudging through their everyday lives and struggles in episode 16. Only this time they have a smile on their face and are still on their liberation journey. PHY is a genius. I will greatly miss these characters so much.

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    So are you ok with the lack of character growth in the show (except for Change-hee)? Just curious, as I was disappointed in that aspect. In your words I am inferring that you like the ending because it shows we may never achieve true liberation, but it is the pursuit of liberation in our daily lives that is important. Is that a correct inference? I just want to understand your feelings, because many beanies feel the same as you.

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      I feel like our characters did have character development. The simple fact they were able to move forward with their lives with a more positive outlook was enough for me. They weren’t going to get a personality change. I didn’t expect and wouldn’t have liked, say for example, Mi Jeong to embrace people wholeheartedly or be a bubble of joy. It’s a very slice of life drama, especially the Yeom siblings, and I feel like character growth in real life isn’t as grandious or flamboyant as television depicts it. I don’t believe true liberation is impossible but I agree with the drama that it’s not something you can achieve that easily. Mi Jeong said part of that journey was finding out what our issues or problems are and I agree. We can’t accomplish anything if we don’t take the time to address what our issues are at the core. Like Gu finally took a step forward and we can assume he’s going to embark on that journey to try to overcome his alcoholism. So I guess what I’m getting at is that that journey is just as valuable as the liberation itself. This message was enough for me and it resonated to me on a very personal level so perhaps that’s why I loved this show so much.

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