I know it’s hard, but it’s now time for us to say goodbye to our beloved K-Drama.
But before that, we must acknowledge first Crude Play’s bravery to finally admit the truth. Yes, it put their career at risk, but making the right decision is always worth the troubles that come with it. With the love and support coming from the most important people in their lives, I believe that the boys will be able to bounce back stronger and better than ever.
Mr. Kang In-woo (Choi Min-soo) sure knew how to cast a spell on someone because WHO Entertainment CEO Yoo Hyun-jung’s (Park Ji-young) stance softened right after he talked to her about the boys’ decision. He reminded Ms. Yoo that her choices aren’t the only right ones. He also told Ms. Yoo that it’s maybe too late for the two of them. Wait, what?! Did Mr. Kang just mean he also has feelings for Ms. Yoo?! I thought it was a one-sided love all along!
After Ms. Yoo’s convo with Mr. Kang, it was revealed that she accepted Crude Play’s terms for their contract under WHO Entertainment which include some time to stay away from the limelight and to practice for their next album. Ms. Yoo also allowed former Sole Music director Choi Jin-hyuk (Lee Jung-jin) to take Mush & Co with him after So-rim turned down her offer to sign with WHO Entertainment following Sole Music’s closure.
It’s definitely good news for Crude Play and Mush & Co, but it means otherwise for So-rim and Han-gyeol. Ms. Yoo accepted Crude Play’s terms only on the condition to extend Han-gyeol’s contract with WHO Entertainment as music producer. Meaning, So-rim will not be able to sing Han-gyeol’s songs for a long time as she declined Ms. Yoo’s offer. But I like how Han-gyeol consoled So-rim with maturity. He told her that it’s alright she won’t be able to sing his songs yet because what’s more important is she’s happy with her decision to stay with Mr. Choi’s guidance where she can continue singing with her bandmates and childhood friends.
Mr. Choi’s shift to the good side (I’m not saying he’s evil though) since Ji In-ho’s (Jang Ki-young) car accident is too quick that it’s kind of hard to believe. Though I’m very glad that he now aims to help his talents grow and not to simply profit from them. It puts me at ease knowing that Mush & Co is in good hands. Mr. Choi’s decision not to take Chae Yoo-na (Hong Seo-young) with him because of the belief that Ms. Yoo’s talent agency can better protect her career also proved that his feelings for her are genuine. Even though they had to break up, I’m quite sure they’ll still end up with each other.
The episode finale took us to a year later where we can see that everything seems to be going on smoothly—Mr. Choi now has his own talent agency, Mush & Co is busy preparing for their new single courtesy of Seo Chan-young (Lee Seo-won), the Crude Play boys are slowly making their way back to the limelight with a mini concert, and of course, Han-gyeol and So-rim’s relationship growing deeper and stronger. The proof is a sweet kiss while they’re on a picnic. Yay!
Overall, The Liar and His Lover is a good K-Drama to watch. It’s light story about dreams and young love is satisfying, plus it has a nice OST that sticks with the ears for days. Lee Hyun-woo and So-rim also exuded strong chemistry with each other, while the other actors fitted well with the characters they played. But I think Lee Seo-won gave quite the most memorable acting with his portrayal of the insecure yet sincere second male lead. Sure, there were several lapses here and there, but still bearable to keep on waiting for the next episodes each week. If I were to rate it, I’d give it 3.5 stars!
Hey, don’t be sad! The Liar and His Lover has ended but I think the existential crisis won’t last too long because a new K-Drama will be covered right away by yours truly here on Ahjummamshies and that is Love in Trouble a.k.a. Suspicious Partner starring Ji Chang-wook and Nam Ji-hyun. So, I guess it’s not goodbye for us but rather, see you next time!