Oh wow, I’m neither surprised but still befuddled by so much ado about nothing. tvN was ready to celebrate the successful premiere of weekend fantasy sageuk Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen), debuting with the second highest weekend ratings for the network and improving in the next episode. Either viewers didn’t get the memo that it was “fantasy”, hello time-travel and body-swapping!, or they just have too much time on their hands because the network has been inundated with complaints since it premiered. In three days its gotten 736 citizen’s protest written to the network. The complaints range from “distorting history”, “demeaning real historical figures”, “lowering the reverence for real cultural assets”, and “sexual harassment glorified onscreen.” I’ve read K-netizens online whining and there’s also anger at the drama adapting the Chinese novel and drama Go Princess Go as the writer of the original work had another novel that was deemed to be “anti-Korean” for using Korean-esque characters and country in a negative way. Sigh, I’m not sure if this will impact ratings for future episodes but right now there is a vocal contingent ragging on Queen Cheorin left and right.