It’s tempered good news for MBC as the network debuted a new Mon-Tues drama, taking over for the very lowly rated Night Light on the third day of the Lunar New Year. Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People managed to double Night Light’s average ratings but that’s not saying much since Night Light averaged around 3-4%. Rebel got 8.3% TNmS but the time slot leader remains SBS drama Defendant which brought in 12.8% for episode 3. Sadly Hwarang remains unable to gain any traction as it now falls to third place with newcomer Rebel taking the more standard sageuk route, all Hwarang got was 6.9%. Cable network tvN elected not to air a new episode of its faltering drama Introverted Boss, which makes sense since it was still filming episode 5 that was supposed to air this Monday after hasty script retooling.
Those watching Hwarang, can you share some thoughts on why the drama isn’t hooking viewers, aside from the terrible hairstyles on all the male leads. I was really turned off by the previews but figured if it got good reviews or high ratings then I would give it a shot but now I’ve kinda written it off.