'Memories of the Alhambra': Finale leaves fans heartbroken, filled with questions, and needy for season 2
'Memories of the Alhambra' came to an end with a highly anticipated, yet terribly disappointing finale on Sunday, January 20.
Most of us watched every episode of 'Memories of the Alhambra' with great joy and increasing marvel at the witty ways in which screenwriter Song Jae Jung manages to intertwine sci-fi with romance. The k-drama came to an end with a highly anticipated, yet terribly disappointing finale on Sunday, January 20.
The fate of Jin Woo (Hyun Bin) was left hanging by the thread, the bug in the game remained unexplained, and what happened to Se Joo during the time he went missing needed to be revealed, when we went into the finale. It would be fair to say that these subjects were addressed only partially, and to fans like Sam, who has been following the show religiously since episode 1, many questions remain unanswered.
I can’t believe Memories of the Alhambra ended like that... pic.twitter.com/PuVh6Z1lmN— TRVNG (@baesandbiases) January 20, 2019
"How were Mr. Yoo, Professor Cha, Cha Hyung-Seok and secretary Seo considered as 'bugs' in the game? How did Mr. Yoo live even after being stabbed by Emma and being turned to dust in the game?" asks Sam, before telling MEAWW that he dislikes that fact that no one was "ever held accountable for the deaths of the people or that it was never really explained how the game could kill people, it was merely termed as a 'bug'."
Meanwhile, Celeste, another super fan of the show, feels like the all the conflicts have been answered in the finale, including the one involving Professor Cha.
However, the fan thinks more could have been done to do justice to Se Joo’s friend Marco. "He's a bug too right? Or maybe Emma has handled it already because of the stabbing event she had witnessed with Marco and Se Joo?" speculates Celeste.
Mood bc Memories of the Alhambra is done and we got a trash ending pic.twitter.com/mjPcj5VUVr— Janelle (@janelledeee) January 20, 2019
Radha, who calls the ending of 'Memories of the Alhambra' "beyond tragic", says that she is trying not to blame the writer, but she is "drastically disappointed" like her fellow-fans. Not, all fans are as easy-going though, with some fans claiming that they now "hate" the writer for how badly the finale panned out.
Fans like Asmita are annoyed by the fact that many unnecessary revelations were made in the finale, like Jin Woo’s ex-wife remarrying, especially when issues about the bugs were unresolved. The fact that he hid in a dungeon, even though the bugs got deleted has also left Asmita – and many others – confused and irked.
MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA ENDING GOT ME LIKE pic.twitter.com/3yhrCvhyHb— kay (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡ (@balenCHANga) January 20, 2019
However, Celeste, even though she understands why many fans are devastated by the ending, calls it an "open-ending finale", which was "very sad and beautiful" because of the feeling it left with the audiences. "I am hoping for a second season," she tells MEAWW. Meanwhile, Radha is hoping that Hyun Bin and Park Shin-hye will reunite for another show that will really explore their romantic chemistry.