Politics remains a hot topic in South Korea even as Hallyu and entertainment is big business these days. Whenever there is a big election things either grind to a halt or the drama broadcast looks annoyingly marred with election results. Both are happening this Wednesday April 13th as the election for National Assembly candidates takes place in Korea. On KBS, Descendants of the Sun will air as scheduled and the results will be seen via a scrolling ticker on the bottom of the drama. SBS will preempt the penultimate episode of Please Come Back Ahjusshi and MBC will do the same for Goodbye Mr. Black. Ahjusshi’s last two episodes will air back-to-back on Thursday April 14th starting at 9 pm through 11 pm while Mr. Black’s two episodes will air that Thursday but from 10 pm to 12 pm.
This is a good chance to check in with viewers of all three Wed-Thurs dramas – folks still watching Mr. Black and/or Ahjusshi have any updated opinions or thoughts to share. I still feel awful seeing how low ratings are for those two dramas, and much as I love DotS it’s certainly not well-written fare to the point as to merit record breaking ratings. I find the acting and confident execution of DotS to be its main selling point, so does Mr. Black or Ahjusshi have a good story to be worth a marathon afterwards?