It’s premiere week with some big name dramas I’ve been waiting for but due to work business and travel I’ve only been able to watch the new SBS Fri-Sat night drama Vagabond. Episode 1 aired this Friday and the network split it into three parts with commercials in between to maximize the ad revenue so the ratings were 6.3%, 8.0%, and 10.4%. It would be a solid success in these ratings days if episode 2 kept up the highest point ratings and maintained double digits even in the teens.
I’m sure there are fans and detractors of both leads Lee Seung Gi and Suzy who are hardwired to love or hate it on sight so the feedback for this drama will likely be polarizing. I straight up loved it, the entire hour passed so fast and I was riveted to the tight story telling and well directed action sequences. Lee Seung Gi is the heart and soul of the drama, his character’s grief over losing his nephew and I’m so committed to his quest for truth and vengeance already. Suzy is intentionally kept mysterious for now and so far she’s not a distraction so yes, this drama is off to a great start for me.