SBS waited until quite the last moment to confirm the followup drama to Wed-Thurs ratings leader but relative disappoint Legend of the Blue Sea. The network will be airing Lee Young Ae‘s comeback sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Diary at the end of January. The exact date hasn’t been confirmed yet because Legend preempted this week’s episode 14 on Thursday due to the year end network awards so SBS can either double up and air two episodes on one day to catch up or have Legend end on a Wednesday with a filler the next night and Saimdang start the following week.
I’m pretty pessimistic on Saimdang, it comes with such high publicity thanks to Lee Young Ae getting lured out of retirement but then the production adds pretty wooden Song Seung Heon as her male lead and suddenly it’s iffy on quality. With that said, the production has the PD who did some amazing sageuks in The Legend and Tamra the Island, not to mention even I’m curious to see what Lee Young Ae’s onscreen talents and charisma has matured into after twelve years away from acting.
Preview for Saimdang: Light’s Diary: