Cable network tvN aired episodes 3 and 4 of its fantasy drama Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) this weekend after two weeks off and the drama picked up right where it left off on Christmas Eve’s episode 2. Ratings for Episode 3 matched episode 2 of 5.6% and went up to just breaking 6.0% for episode 4. It’s not a surprise because the drama is fun and worth watching for the Hong Sisters creative spin on the Journey to the West classic tale, but also understandable for those put off by all the production woes that have come to light from inability to finish special effects prior to airing to unsafe and over long working conditions on set leading to a catastrophic injury for a staff member who fell off a ladder and is still in the hospital suffering paralytic lower half symptoms. The production company has come out and fully apologized for all its mistakes and misconduct, adding another PD to the production and giving the crew two days of vacation to recuperate. I’m all for airing one episode a week to keep up the pace and keep the working conditions above board, but I think with the Minister of Labor keeping an eye on Hwayugi this is one production that will toe the line going forward.