*Final post on The Seventh Day*
I finally finished this series! Actually it’s been a while since I’ve finished it (end of March) but haven’t had the time to post it up! Sad to say but I was actually waiting for the series to end…I expected the story to be a lot more touching and that the final episodes would really “move” me as many have reassured. Thus I kept watching on, until I reached the end and didn’t feel much. I was quite disappointed and felt the ratings reflected how I felt: a very average series that could be easily forgotten. The story is very cliche and ordinary. Was it really that tragic? The leading casts may be an eye candy but that’s about it. I’ve spent 20 episodes watching 2 couples fall in love with each other, and watching them “love each other”. If Korean dramas are really like this, then maybe Korean dramas really isn’t my thing. Nevertheless, there were some scenes I liked which will be discussed as follows.
I think from episode 16-18, Bosco and Natalies’ relationship developed nicely. Their scenes were cute..Bosco and Natalie don’t seem to mind talking about their relationship with others. Natalie openly tells the people who were reading through a magazine that Bosco was her Boyfriend before “Don’t you think we match?” while when Bosco saw his colleague reading Natalie’s comic, he proudly tells him that he was actually the guy in the book =) I guess this comes to show they treasured the relationship and is happy that it happened, even though they can’t be together now. It‘s no longer a big deal~
More cute moments~ Natalie planned to travel to Japan and Bosco didn’t want her to leave. The group decided to have a farewell party for her and when Bosco was buying a present for her, he knows she will like a certain teddy bear, even her friend ‘Jessie’ didn’t understand/know Natalie as much as he did. When the gang were playing ‘Spin the Bottle’ (where they had to answer any questions asked) Bosco deliberately asks her if she had to leave? Bosco was indirectly telling Natalie that he doesn’t want her to go =3..so cute…xD When the two get paired up to buy drinks, it starts to rain and he uses his jacket to shelter the two~ the two were about to kiss but Bosco drops his jacket XD They know they have feelings for each other, but were holding back because of ‘Jessie’ who Bosco was already dating.
On the day Natalie had to leave, she deliberately pretended she couldn’t catch a taxi, hoping Bosco would stop by and send her off. The airport scene was really sweet! He hugged onto her and told her not to go <3 Unfortunately she does leave..
Out of all this though, I was really annoyed that Bosco had left “Jessie” hanging while he started pursuing Natalie. At first he saw that Jessie was a nice girl and did many things for him, so decided to give her a chance and the two started dating. However, when he realised the one he loved was Natalie, he should have broken off the relationship instead of two-timing! That’s so unfair to Jessie. He should have made it clear to her instead of lying to her, even keeping her hopes up when he was about to go to Japan and find Natalie by bribing his dad and sister to help him. I did find it entertaining to watch how Bosco tried to contact Natalie and get away from Jessie~ though I don’t like Jessie either because she was selfish… She saw the message Bosco had left Natalie and she deleted it. I’m not saying I prefer Bosco with “Jessie” than Natalie, but I didn’t like how Bosco was cheating on her. I think that ruined it for me.
When Bosco found Natalie in Japan, he lied to her that he came alone to find her, making Natalie think that he had already broke up with Jessie. In the cold at the bus stop, the two kiss each other and got back together. Disaster was approaching ><Bosco and Natalie slept with each other where Jessie appears in front of Natalie’s door the next morning.
A confrontation scene occurs, where two hearts are broken. I really hated how Bosco handled the situation. After this moment, I didn’t like Bosco and Natalie’s relationship because it felt so messy. I don’t like the whole “get back together because of the baby problem” that almost occurs in every TVB series.
Months past and Bosco finally finds Natalie who has been avoiding him etc. When he realises she was pregnant with his child, he tries to find ways for her to accept him. At the end, Natalie gives birth and Bosco manages to move Natalie and she forgives him.
As for Kevin and Niki’s scenes, I didn’t find much that was special. The break-up scene between them was quite sad though, watching tears that just kept falling from Niki’s eyes as Kevin tried to explain himself and reassuring her that she was the one most important to him and not Selena. Niki replied with a “I don’t think so”.
I liked episode 17 because I felt sorry for Kevin’s character even more. I can finally feel the love he has for Niki and all the things he tries to do so she would change her mind. However, Niki persistently acted cold towards him. It was really sad watching the two like that. Niki does successfully make Kevin ‘hate’ her but she ends up giving up hope on living because Kevin is no longer in her life. She didn’t want to take the treatments and her heart-broken father couldn’t bare seeing his daughter like that. He ends up telling Kevin the truth and the two end up getting back together. I kind of got bored of the couple after they got back together: they got married, and wanted to have a baby of their own.
It doesn’t make much sense to me that she could still give birth in her condition.. Anyways, watching the two was..very boring. The moment after she gave birth to her baby was sort of touching though. She had to do her operation but she didn’t want to be separated from her baby so soon..the only other part I felt sad was when she was looking at Jack-the dog through her camera phone..
Everything made it seem like Niki would not survive the operation. However, she does and Niki was able to watch her daughter grow up until she was 5 years old. Niki does eventually die from Cancer and Kevin continues on live happily with their daughter..I think thats a nice ending for her, since she did get to spend time with their daughter~