I find 49 Days to be curious drama, one that eschews more standard set ups, but also lacks the comfortable beats. I love how it’s the opposite of makjang, and really very atmospheric, moody, and melancholy. I’m glad I stuck with it, though I stand by all my earlier critiques, because ultimately it’s fixed the problems I had with it, and delivered in ways I appreciate.
We’re eight more episodes until the end, and I think we’ve got plenty more story to tell, even with Kang the super sleuth having figured out pretty much ALL the secrets that everybody has been harboring in this drama. He’ll totally be Ji Kyung’s daddy long legs going forward (you know, the secret behind-the-scenes support for our intrepid heroine). This drama is really like an old-school locomotive, one that takes a while to get chugging and build up speed, but once it hit that break point, it’s got a smooth and steady ride to the finish line