Recently minted “national drama” The Moon that Embraces the Sun was supposed to air its final two episodes this week, but in a case of drama outside the drama, the PD of this entire operation recently booked it to join the month long ongoing MBC strike. Bravo to the PD for standing up for his beliefs, but OMG I feel so bad for the fans of the drama and the overworked cast and crew who are left dangling. Initially the rumor was both episodes will be preempted this week, but the latest news is that PD Kim has returned to set and aims to finish all primary filming by March 8th since that is the last day leads Kim Soo Hyun and Jung Il Woo can film due to their jam packed schedules. Talk about cutting it close.
Latest news has MBC airing a special on Wednesday, which will focus on the child actors. I hate to belabor the point, but those darn kids and their story line was the only good thing about this drama. Even poor Soo Hyun is just half-mailing it in at this point. Thursday’s broadcast remains unclear, whether one episode will air, both episodes will air, or once again a special will air.
Here’s what I think: if within the next 10 hours enough footage is shot and edited for episode 19, then MBC will likely yank the special they cobbled together and go ahead and broadcast MoonSun. King 2Hearts is ready to air, and this drama’s ratings are through the roof and its fans will be clamoring for their sure to be peachy King+Queen=Happily Ever After ending. I’m glad I bailed, but I still don’t know why this drama ended up being so dull and flat for me. I’m glad other folks continue to love it, and hope this last minute craziness doesn’t drive you all bonkers.