Next week will tell if the snafu with the airing of episode 2 of Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) will affect the ratings for this tvN drama in the long run. For now there was a slight blip as Sunday night’s episode 2 ratings fell from the high premiere of 5.290% to 4.849%. Episode 2 saw longer than usual commercials for coming tvN shows due to the post-production work not being finished, and even when the drama did air there were mistakes such as exposed wires during special effects and visible green screen, leading the network to cut off airing the episode before it was done.
tvN has apologized profusely and multiple times for this debacle and re-aired episode 2 finished this time the next day,. The network will air episode 3 next Saturday Dec 30th on schedule but episode 4 will be delayed another week and air the following Saturday on Jan 6th. No word if the drama is going to a one-episode a week airing from now on but I’m fine with this delay to get the post-production done, I LOVE THIS DRAMA and goodness I will be patient so the end product is as good as it’s supposed to be and worthy of this fantastic cast firing on all cylinders and the interesting story line.