The Internet Reacts to “Who Are You: School 2015” Finale
Yesterday was D-day of the highly anticipated finale of the KBS youth drama “Who Are You: School 2015,” which would provide the answer to the question that has had the K-drama world divided- who does Eun Bi (Kim So Hyun) end up with? Will she choose the male lead character Han Yi Ahn (Nam Joo Hyuk) or the second lead, Gong Tae Kwang (Yook Sungjae), who has made everyone question if he is really only a second lead? What about Eun Bi’s twin, Eun Byul, and the bully So Young (Jo Soo Hyang)?
The finale came and went, and depending on how you interpreted the ending, the episode answered all or none of those questions. It left the internet in an uproar and everyone had something to say, whether it was expression of elation or absolute frustration. Here’s what it looked like. *Warning. There are spoilers all over.
Before the finale aired, people had to mentally and emotionally prepare for what was to come.
Also, I am about to watch the final episode of #School2015. There will be feels. I’m not ready.
— The Mortal Institute (@TMI_Institute) June 17, 2015
After watching the episode, people reacted in various ways: Some couldn’t handle all the feels.
Some couldn’t believe what they saw.
Some wanted to pretend it didn’t happen.
After watching School 2015: I WANNA RESET I WANNA REST I WANNA RESET HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHA — 150629 /sei (@cheesetae) June 17, 2015
Some were just like:
Some felt the symptoms of the Second Lead Syndrome.
There were various interpretations of the ending:
Some saw it as an open ending.
I actually liked the finale of School 2015. I mean, I saw that open ending coming. But…now what do I do with my life.
— Anahi Castro (@jewelortsac) June 16, 2015
But most saw it as an YiBi (Yi Ahn and Eun Bi) ending.
So there was a lot of anger in the TaeBi (Tae Kwang and Eun Bi) camp.
The writers got a lot of hate.
Someone came up with this perfect summary of what the writers did.
The ending left people so peeved, they opted to just ship Tae Kwang with someone else.
For some, this was just another K-drama lesson learned.
What I learned about OTPs in kdramaland after Reply94,DS & Sch2015.No matter how strong the other OTP ,the OTP fm ep1 always end up together
— khjpearl (@khjpearl) June 16, 2015