K-drama review: The Penthouse season three – high-society melodrama, long past its prime, wraps with disappointing finale

This article contains spoilers.2/5 starsAll good things must come to an end, but for hit K-drama The Penthouse, which just brought its third and final season to a close, the “good” petered out a long time ago. This drawn-out closing season, which was extended by two episodes despite flagging ratings, lazily cycled through imitations of the show’s earlier highlights, until it reached a perfunctory and sappy climax.Korea’s makjang dramas, akin to Western soaps, rely on peaks of feverish melodrama…


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