Lee Jong Suk, who now days is better know as Kang Chul, sat down with Chorokbaem Media prior to the finale for “W”, and spoke about the show and it’s much anticipated ending.
The actor opted for a sad ending over a happy one, saying “So many things have happened, I’m not sure how a happy ending will fit in smoothly. This will also depend on the screenwriter. Personally, I prefer sad endings. I think it’ll be good to have a smooth, sad ending. A smooth context and an appropriate farewell will be a heartache, but understandable. It will also makes the drama linger in your mind longer.”
However he said that although his preference is different, the best kind of ending for the audience would be for Kang Chul and Oh Yeon Joo to end up together. Lee stated “To be honest, wrapping it up as how Yeon Joo imagined with love, marriage, and family will be the best ending.”
I think everyone would agree with his latter assessment. The audience have invested so much into the couple, that anything other than to see the two live happily ever after would have fallen short. “W” was one of the best dramas in recent years, and made me look forward to Wednesday/Thursdays. It’s a good thing that 2016 is turning out to be a great year for dramas where we have other ones currently airing and coming our way in the near future.