At this point everyone in Legend of the Blue Sea seems to be just going through with the motions, and the same can be said for the too flimsy plot now stretched so think it’s taken the idea of circular fate and made it feel like lazy writing. There was tons of exposition and bad guys behaving so moronically bad as to orchestrate their own sting operation while providing confession ready answers with minimal prodding. Thankfully I detest the stepmother so much for her unmitigated greed and sociopathic ways I don’t care how she got nabbed as long as she’s not swanning off for another episode to count her dough. Episode 18 of Legend dropped down from the magical 20% ratings mark down to 18.3%. but that didn’t mean MBC‘s newcomer Missing 9 did well in it’s debut either. Missing 9’s first episode garnered 6.5% ratings but good buzz for the fresh concept and sleek execution. KBS is still airing a short drama and Chief Kim won’t premiere until next week on January 25th.