This weekend’s first drama finale was on SBS with its Fri-Sat drama Backstreet Rookie (Convenience Store Morning Star) ending its 16-episode run on Saturday. The drama got it’s highest rating ever of 9.5% in the second half of the final episode, and the drama averaged 6.6% AGB nationwide. That’s a whole point lower than predecessor The King: Eternal Monarch which averaged 7.7%, but BR probably cost like 1/20th the budget of The King and came with almost no expectations or buzz at the level of The King so I guess it’s a nice niche way to wrap up BR’s run that it also didn’t end up being lecherous or offensive the way the original manhwa source material was. I only watched 4 episodes before losing interest, still love leads Kim Yoo Jung and Ji Chang Wook and their acting and chemistry was perfectly fine (they were cute together and the age difference wasn’t jarring), but I didn’t like their characters or the story so got off the viewing train. For those who watched the entire drama, do share if it’s overall worth it and some pluses/minuses. The network will be taking a two week break before the next Fri-Sat drama the sci-fi Alice with Joo Won and Kim Hee Sun premieres on August 28th.