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The poll is now closed! And at 148 votes, we are at 10.14% (15 votes) for Option 1 (massive tragedy, Maru & Eun Gi die), 55.41% (82 votes) for Option 2 (moderated sadness; Maru dies, Eun Gi lives on), and 34% (51 votes) for Option 3 (People live! Yay!).

Now, let’s see what writer Lee Kyung Hee hits us with. I’m kind of busy in real life, so after I post this, till I get to watch this baby for myself, I’m gonna stay off Twitter and k-drama sites. Good bye, cruel world!!

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Don’t you DARE go soft on me!

I didn’t have the know-how to build in an expiry date for my Nice Guy Ending Poll, but obviously it would make no sense to keep the poll running once the last episode has aired, so I’ll call the results then. At the moment, with 134 votes in, we are 10% at option 1 (they die tragically), 58% at Option 2 (they reconcile, but Ma Roo dies while Eun Gi survives), and 32% at Option 3 (happily ever after).

I think it’s really sweet that some of you are so sunny and optimistic as to go for ‘Happily Ever’, but I have to say that from having had my money on Option 2 like most of you, I’m now shifting even to Option 1; if not in the detail (maybe they’ll live?) at least in a massive conflagration of Tragedy (anyone who survives will be broken and miserable). The direction of the show’s tone and sensibility would make it very challenging, I feel, to bring sunshine, rainbows and world peace in the end, while maintaining thematic or artistic integrity. At most, perhaps it could manage to turn around without awkwardness to moderated sadness. But with two episodes to go, I just can’t see my way to any relaxed, unclouded cheeriness at the end of this ride. But… we shall see, shan’t we. Only a few more days to go!

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Polling time! We have eight episodes of Nice Guy to go. Eight episodes of delicious angst, betrayal, and counter-betrayal. Much as it may seem in bad taste to be wagering on the outcome of a train smash, let us throw decorum to the wind and have a bit of fun.

Nice Guy is an interesting creature. It is entirely unoriginal in its use of melodrama tropes, and yet it doesn’t feel old or stale. In fact, it’s rather gripping. Its plot seems eye-rollingly contrived, but its execution is so fine it doesn’t feel stupid.

One thing is for sure: It will all end in tears! And probably a high body count. Or… will it? Let us pit our wits and shamanic powers against writer Lee Kyung Hee!

18 Nov ’12 Postscript: The poll is now CLOSED! (Well, technically, it isn’t, because I can’t figure out how to, and if you want to be annoying you can still vote even though we all know by now how it ended.) For the results as of the time of the airing of the last episode see here.

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