(Gosh, I’m gonna miss seeing them together like this… SIGH)
Yup. Their last filming, folks. Apparently, their time on WGM is up, and they have filmed their last episode yesterday (Korea time, October 29). And so I guess, by now, most of us AlShinners knew about the news already, or if you’re like me, I’m still ‘digesting’ this news very slowly. Savoring every moment of it, and thinking back what if and what could’ve been, etc. etc.
“Alex-Shinae couple filmed their last episode on the 29th”
My thoughts on this latest breaking news *lol*…
When I read the headlines, my heart skipped a beat. It was rather shocking, but in a ‘calm’ sort of way. Maybe because I have prepared myself many times in the past, or maybe because I feel like I’ve been waiting for them to get it on for real… in real life. =D Dunno, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. So though some news reported that Shinae cried during their last filming, in the back of my mind I knew that she and Alex have built something special between them (which I like to call it ‘friendship’ first, because the romance part can come a bit later =) wouldn’t it be great to be bestfriend with someone you’ll be spending the rest of your life with? I think it would. And both of them seem to have this ‘area’ taken care of.)
And as many news and rumors about their departure have surfaced these past few weeks (plus the fact that Shinae will have to film her drama in a not-so-nearby location), they finally reached the decision to say goodbye to “We Got Married”. AlShin’s final departure will be airing sometime in November – haven’t read the exact date yet, as some articles say ‘end of november’, but some mention mid of november – but I’d like to keep my hope up that we’ll still have at least 3 more episodes. Since usually one filming can fill up to 2 broadcasting dates, so let’s say this weekend is the planetarium date, then in the next two weeks we’ll get to see their two last episodes on We Got Married. And if I have my say on this, I’m hoping for a very sweet ending without the drama, which probably almost like when Lee Hwi Jae and his partner (what’s her name?) departed on WGM. Very subtle, no messy sentimental drama, AND we got to see them hand-in-hand emerging into the crowd as they silently waved their goodbye to us viewers.
What’s next after WGM? Well, to be honest, right now it’s like a mix-feeling. A part of me still can’t imagine Sundays without AlShin on WGM, but then again, another part of me is wishing that they’ll exit this program (before it crashes… lol. omg, just look at the ratings. Family Outing is eating them alive.) Then I asked myself, would it be really that bad for us viewers who are seriously rooting to see them hook up in real life? Hm, maybe not really. It won’t be that bad, and it sounds more like a wise decision on both of them to exit now, when it seems like the time is up for real this time. November is just around the corner, and both of them have tons of activities to fulfill and for us to look forward to. And like I mentioned before, no more WGM in their agenda could be a great beginning to start thinking about themselves, without pretending to be married. (I would really like it better if they could start thinking about the REAL marriage without any rules to follow, no cameras around, etc… etc..) Just like what happened to my “LOVERS” couple, Lee Seo Jin & Kim Jung Eun, them too made the decision to date AFTER the drama is finished, done and over with.
SO… by all this, I’m still keeping my hopes up and look forward to see any ‘development’ between them, but also keeping it real that even though it might not happen, I’m happy enough because both Alex-Shinae have brought so much joy (for real) in my life these past few months. (I know it may sound crazy… but it’s true. Thank God for bringing Alex and Shinae into the show.) The sooner they get off their ‘pretend’ marriage, the better the chance for them to really hook up together, or start to build a real-life friendship/romance (whichever they prefer), isn’t it?
Cheer up, AlShinners! :) Alex and Shinae’s memories as a couple will always there in our minds and thoughts, just as when we really love watching a drama, and when it ends, we get sad and heavy withdrawals, and we might start rewatching from the very first episode just to ‘ease’ the pain, but the good thing is that we still have: 1) Alex on Blue Night; 2) Shinae on Empress Cheon Chu (I’m really hoping it’ll be a record-breaking drama as it is Shinae’s comeback on TV screen after long years of absence), 3) Clazziquai’s comeback. Who knows there will be more news and fan-account in regards to their ‘life after WGM’ hehe. Peace~ <3