It’s time to bid farewell to the other high profile winter K-drama, following the conclusion of Goblin over the weekend is today’s final episode 20 for Legend of the Blue Sea. The final episode clocked in at 17.9% ratings, in line what it was averaging during the majority of its run, but a drop from last episode’s series high of 21%. With that said, Legend maintained it’s ratings lead throughout the entire airing and got enough buzz to warrant being called a hit. It’s not a huge hit, and for me was a hit in a negative way on the screenwriting skills of Park Ji Eun. I found her You From Another Star flawed but refreshing and Producers was a step above in characterization improvement, but Legend felt like she was plagiarizing herself in the most awkward and hamfisted ways. I’m glad leads Lee Min Ho and Jeon Ji Hyun acquitted themselves admirably without much to work with, now it’s off to bigger fish to fry.
Missing 9 settled into the second week with drop to 4.7% ratings while Chief Kim premiered to 7.8%. SBS is not going to let an odd day mess with its drama schedule as it premieres the Lee Young Ae comeback drama Saimdang: Light’s Diary tomorrow on Thursday. I don’t have much to say about the conclusion of Legend, in the end the drama barely touched me emotionally and the bits that worked were so sporadic it failed to creative any cohesive connection with the story. I did like the happy ending for the OTP, this story was so anemic might as well give them a fairy tale ending whether it makes sense or not. Let them have human-mer babies and live happily free of anymore reincarnation chains.