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I keep seeing posts about how sg is “ruining” all of the feminist themes it had or w/e and like not to pop your lil bubble but like the show was always white feminism…like even in season 1 there was what? one poc (James). And then season 2 started treating him like shit and the whole Maggie fiasco like this show was never really feminist for people who aren’t white and some of y'all are making it seem like it was lol

HWARANG ENDING

… It could’ve been worse…

… but it could’ve been better.

… But then again it could’ve been worse.

The good:

  • My baby Dan Se is a Hwarang just like he wanted, he’s not blamed for Hansung’s death, and he seems happy. I wanted a reaction for their grandfather and him when his grandfather found out tho, and how he got off so easily… but then again… the new king is very influential.
  • Yes, Jinheung’s influential, but Sun Woo’s still ambitious and yes he’s going to riding off into the sunset by himself to save Silla without my girl Ah Ro so I doubt him leaving and being separated from him for a few months was because of Maek Jong.
  • SaeRo getting hitched
  • BanYeon. Evey. Single. Precious. Second. Of. It.
  • MAEK JONG BEING KING
  • The Sun Woo x Ji Dwi banter about who’s the king at the end
  • The Sun Woo x Ji Dwi thing where they’re saying the exact same thing about what the king should be like
  • All the Hwarang supporting Jinheung
  • The old fish getting what he deserved (if there had to have been a death scene, I would very much preferred to have seen his)
  • THE HORSES
  • THE HORSES AND THE RIDING OFF INTO THE SUNSET OH MY GOD

The bad:

  • “I have my mother’s blood” bOI you better not be anything like your mother
  • Why did no one tell the other members of the royal family the queen was dying
  • That’s right they were probably on it but they were too late???? but then again Ahn Ji spent a long time talking to her…
  • Banyeon getting like 1% of the screentime
  • Where the heck is Soo Ho when they’re all riding on horses he’s a Hwarang too
  • and he’s not dead like Hansung
  • HE SHOULD BE WITH THEM
  • No Hansung riding on horses with them HE SHOULD BE WITH THEM
  • No Banyeon wedding
  • No SaeRo ACTUAL wedding but hey at least he proposed
  • The feeling of Jinheung getting off easy because nobody opposed him as opposed to Jinheung working for the throne and earning everyone’s respect (but seeing as they didn’t oppose him, perhaps he did do that, hopefully everyone else thinks so)
  • No old fish death scene
  • Not seeing Banyeon getting hitched
  • No Banyeon wedding
  • Lack of Banyeon content in general basically
  • No Banyeon getting the approval of both families
  • SO BAN RYU IS AN OUTCAST????? WHAT???? I DO NOT BELIEVE MAEK JONG WOULD EVER LET THAT HAPPEN GIVE ME SCENES OF EVERYONE PRAISING BAN RYU AND GIVING HIM AND SOO YEON ALL THEIR BLESSINGS DESPITE BAN RYU HAVING AN OLD TRAITOR GOLDFISH FOR A FATHER
  • No redemption arc for Soo Ho where he learns just how bad a taste in women he has
  • GIVE ME DAN SE, YEO WOOL, SOO HO, BAN RYU, SUN WOO, AND JINHEUNG AT BANYEON’S WEDDING AND DRINKING AND HAVING FUN AND TALKING ABOUT OLD TIMES AND GIVE ME PA OH BEING PROUD OF HIS SON AS KING AND GIVE ME AH RO AND SUN WOO MARRIED AND SUPPORTING BANYEON AND GIVE ME HANSUNG ALIVE AND SITTING WITH YEO WOOL AND DATING YEO WOOL AND HIM AND SOO HO REENACTING THE DANCE THEY DID THAT NIGHT
  • I just wanted Hansung alive and well…
  • But yeah the horse thing was dank too :)overall it was ok
  • Lowkey think Goblin was better-written