The second week of SBS Fri-Sat night drama Vagabond basically is unchanged from the first week, so I say this because those who like it will continue to do so and those who don’t probably have no reason to start now. Episode 3 ratings are 7.3%, 8.4%, 9.3% and episode 4 took in 6.8%, 8.1%, 10.2%, so this big budget drama doesn’t appear poised to break the ratings doldrums across the industry. I think it’ll still recoup back the budget because Netflix is live airing and this drama is well-suited for that international audience, it’s fast paced, sleek, and entertaining to watch.
For a K-drama veteran I have issues: namely Suzy is not delivering depth in her performance, Lee Seung Gi‘s character is one-dimensional though his acting is hard-carrying the show, and there are just soooooo many baddies involved in this conspiracy it’s impossible to believe that at every juncture Lee Seung Gi’s attempts at finding out the truth is stifled, plus he’s basically unkillable which is hilarious but necessary for the story. Overall I’m still enjoying myself and pleased to have a different pace of drama to watch.