I think the preliminary verdict is that tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles is a relative disappointment, vis-a-vis the largest budget in K-drama history and of 54 billion won even greater by far from the most recent biggest budget K-drama Mr. Sunshine with 40 billion won. Mr. Sunshine at least broke cable ratings records but Arthdal has been averaging 6% ratings through the first and second season run. The third and final season is coming at the beginning of September after Hotel Del Luna ends it’s surprisingly successful run, a much needed win for the Hong Sisters who have delivered a few turds in a row until Hotel. Arthdal leads Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won are back on the promo circuit and first comes a new pictorial that’s quite lovely but still just doesn’t sell me on these two are a fated onscreen couple. I thought season two ended on a high note but the early episodes were so clunky I don’t know if any new viewers will tune in for the final season to give Arthdal a chance to increase its ratings.