K-Bu Bu Jing XIn finally make it into double digit ratings as episode 18 got 10.1%. nothing to write home about but an achievement for this underachieving drama. But the new drama The Man Living in Our House vaulted over Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and look the lead with 10.6%, nice for a rom-com and definitely a bright of sunshine for drama viewers not eager to wallow in the impending doom and gloom over at K-BBJX.
The story continues to loosely follow the original source novel which means the OTP barely get their palace breather before angst majorly hits the fan with one forced royal marriage for succession sake and one betrayal that hits too close to home. It’s all expected but good golly is it depressing, and in a way that doesn’t even feel remotely hurts so good or potentially cathartic. This version didn’t build up as much romantic intensity so I just want 4th Prince and his happy ending without any desire to cry my eyes out first. Next week is the final two episodes and Lee Jun Ki is holding a fan meeting to watch the final episode. That’s basically the silver lining now.