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Kim So-yeon and Lee Ji-ah regret and reflect on the past and choose to die themselves, marking the end of the ‘Penthouse’ journey.
The final episode of the SBS Friday drama ‘Penthouse 3’ (played by Kim Soon-ok, directed by Joo Dong-min), aired on the 10th, was based on Nielsen Korea, with an audience rating of 19.4% in the metropolitan area, 19.1% nationwide, and a peak rating of 21.6%, recorded 14 times in a row on Friday. All programs and weekly mini-series ratings were ranked No. 1 in viewership ratings. It also achieved 7.7% in the 2049 audience rating, a major indicator of advertising officials, showing the power of hot popularity until the end.
In the final episode, Sim Soo-ryun (Lee Ji-ah), who fell from a cliff, was eventually found dead, and Cheon Seo-jin (Kim So-yeon), who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the testimony of her daughter Ha Eun-byeol (Choi Ye-bin), also committed suicide. Three years after the ‘Shim Su-ryun cliff fall incident’, ‘Penthouse’ is a world-famous soprano Barona (Kim Hyun-soo), Kang Mari (Shin Eun-kyung), a secretary to Haeun Construction Chairman Song (A-mi Jeong), and a gentleman. Gyu-jin Lee (Bong Tae-gyu), who still lives in false desires, and Joo-kyung (Han Ji-hyun), who earns their own living expenses, appeared one after another.
In the midst of this, Seo-jin Cheon, who was incarcerated, secretly visited her daughter Ha Eun-byul on a special leave of absence, and the moment Ha Eun-byul’s choir left for a performance at the prison, she said, “I’m sorry for everything, I won’t be a burden to my daughter. Oh, Eunbyeol, don’t live like your mother, you must be happy, I love you.”
On the other hand, Shim Soo-ryun, who had even left Ha Yun-cheol (Yoon Jong-hoon) three years ago, said, “Was all the choices I made so far right? I think I was not a human either.” Afterwards, Shim Su-ryun received a specially made life jacket and a location tracker from Logan Lee just before summoning Seo-jin Cheon to the cliff, but after Logan Lee left, she burst into tears and eventually Chun Seo-jin without wearing a life jacket and tracker. He grabbed his arm and deliberately went to the edge of the cliff and fell into the sea on his own, and his body was found. Logan Lee, who suffered from bone marrow cancer a few years later, also died, leaving a deep impression with the final ‘soul ending’, walking through a long tunnel with Shim Soo-ryun, whom he met at a concert hall in Barona as a soul. In this regard, we have compiled the things left by ‘Penthouse 3’, which stirred up Friday night with an unpredictable development until the last episode.
◇ ‘Penthouse’ season 48 times, 48 times 1st place
Hera Palace, where only the top 1% can move in, and ‘Penthouse’, which depicts the bare faces of those who have the background of Korea’s prestigious art high school Cheong-A Arts High School, is an addictive ‘Marama Taste’ that cannot be escaped once you see it. It has been very popular since As a result, from the first broadcast of season 1 to the final episode of season 3, for a total of 48 episodes, it made a unique record of not missing a single spot in the ‘weekly mini-series’, leading an explosive response to VOD, online video views, and 2049 viewership ratings. Continuing the syndrome-level popularity, it decorated a page in the history of dramas.
◇ Overwhelming performances by luxury actors
Eugene, Kim So-yeon, Lee Ji-ah, Eom Ki-joon, Shin Eun-kyung, Bong Tae-gyu, Yoon Jong-hoon, Yoon Ju-hee, Park Eun-seok, etc. It became itself and completed a luxury performance. Not a single one was left out, and everyone was praised for achieving a new ‘life character’. The actors of ‘Penthouse’, who created many famous scenes in the meantime, overwhelmed the viewers with their full-fledged acting until the last moment of the final episode, leaving a strong impression, proving that they are luxury actors again.
◇ Rookies who shined in the right place
Another thing not to be missed in ‘Penthouse’ was the growth and activity of the child actors. Children, who have lived in the contradictory desires and obsessions of adults, have experienced great changes over the seasons, and have made a story with an important presence. Among them, actors who have built up acting careers in many works such as Kim Hyun-soo, Jin Ji-hee, and Kim Young-dae, as well as newcomers who gave fresh charms such as Han Ji-hyun, Choi Ye-bin, and Lee Tae-bin, are choking the ‘Pent Kids’ who find their lives in a precariously shaky situation. He expressed his passionate acting and clearly imprinted his face and name on the viewers.
◇ The terrible end brought about by human extreme desire
The end of the extreme desires exposed by the wicked was ultimately ruin. Ju Dan-tae, who tried to complete the ‘Ju Dan-tae Village’ at 27 Cheonsu District, where his mother and younger brother died, eventually met his end at Hera Palace, his castle, while losing his fortune, honor, and name. Seo-jin Cheon, who became a monster as a result, was abandoned by her daughter Ha Eun-byul, whom she loved terribly, and ultimately chose to die. Shim Soo-ryun also regretted the past, and in the end made the choice to leave the side of the loved ones, throwing a special message with the causal retribution of the characters who expressed the extreme human desires and the ending that leads to ruin.
The production team said, “‘Penthouse’, which seemed to remain with us, has come to an end. I hope that ‘House’ will remain as a work that gave energy to your daily life.”