A win in the final stretch of a run is nothing to scoff at, and for what it’s worth a nice way to cap things off. With the ending of highly rated youth sageuk romance Moonlight Drawn by Clouds last week, the Mon-Tues prime time ratings was up for grabs and the perennial last place resident that is Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo capitalized on the opportunity and vaulted into first place. Episode 17 of K-Bu Bu Jing Xin was a hairsbreadth away from breaking double digits, netting 9.8% for SBS to reclaim the glory. It wasn’t anything to be terribly proud of, almost a pyrrhic and may not even last long. KBS‘s new rom-com The Man Living in Our House came in second with 9.0% and Woman with a Suitcase on MBC rounded things out with 8.3%. It’s like half the Mon-Tues viewing audience evaporated after the ending of Moonlight but maybe a few more will trickle back in coming weeks.
Episode 17 of K-BBJX is the absolute calm before the emotional storm and I may have to take a breather now and marathon the final three episodes after it’s done. This is one drama where I can’t take the angst to come, especially since I know how it arrives in the source novel and am so invested in 4th Prince getting some happiness finally I can’t bear to see it wrenched away from him due to forces beyond his control. Argh, can’t this emo hurt boy just be happy for once!