Much like the team they portrayed, Stove League rose from the bottom and shattered all expectations. Though the broadcasting station clearly tried to capitalize on this sleeper hit by dividing it into smaller episodes to shove more commercials in between and the production side weighed down some of the fun by inserting a ridiculous amount of PPL scenes, luckily the show ended with its intended 16-episode run. Thus, it's now time to say goodbye to our underdog team, Dreams.
Goodbye, coaching staff. You had your ups and downs as well as your petty rivalries, but in the end, you united as a team to help your players succeed. Your characters may have been sidelined, leaving some of your development stunted, but every show needs its side characters to move the plot.
Namgoong Min was the star, and his performance really carried the show. Though KBS snubbed him in last year's award season, it's clear who came out the winner in the end. Who needs a trophy when the viewers have sided with you. May your next project be just as magical as this one.
Goodbye, Stove League.