These dramas of 2022 unfortunately have sad endings.
In 2022, many high-quality K dramas were released. However, some of them made viewers feel sorry for their sad endings. An example is “thirty-nine”. The drama ended in a tearful twist with the death of one of the three female main characters, Chan Young (played by Jeon Mi Do). Although her death was revealed at the beginning of the drama, the finale still broke the hearts of the audience.
The popular youth drama “Twenty-five, twenty-one” even caused controversy about its ending. The protagonists’ breakup, Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim Tae Ri, ultimately disappointed many viewers who cheered on them throughout the drama.
In “Eve,” after many ups and downs, Lee Ra El (Seo Ye Ji) finally succeeded in her revenge. However, she suffered from the loss of the man she loves and who loves her the most.
The recently completed fantasy drama “Alchemy of Souls” also left the audience speechless and its heroes killed one by one. Although season 2 of “Alchemy Of Souls” is coming soon, the writers still had to deal with audience anger at the heart-rending ending of the first season.
This year, K-drama writers seem to choose open and sad endings. Instead of ending the drama on a cheerful note, realistic endings, though disturbing, are now the trend. This may not appeal to viewers, but it also reflects the reality that not everything ends happily.
In addition, sad endings are sometimes the better option. In “Ewa”, the death of the main character is probably the best way to end all revenge. In “Alchemy Of Souls”, the death of the main character is a way of arousing interest in the second season.
Sad endings also generate more hype on the Internet, which positively affects the impact of drama on social media. All of the above dramas were widely discussed by viewers after the last episodes were broadcast.