The K-media is starting to write articles about the head-to-head competition next week of two high profile K-dramas. Descendants of the Sun and Please Come Back Ahjusshi would be fodder for competition simply by airing on the same Wed-Thurs time slot around the same time, the fact that it premieres on the same day rather than one or two weeks apart makes the anticipation higher to see a convincing winner right out of the gate. No one knows which drama is better qualitatively, or for that matter which one will appeal to the current audience appetite.
Both KBS and SBS have been doing solid ratings for that time slot, Remember (Son’s War) was the winner over The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 but Merchant’s ratings were decent in and of itself. Without seeing the dramas yet, the official drama posters are out for both shows and can be viewed and assessed independently, and on that platform I give the win to Ahjusshi for doing creative and funny posters which highlight the main drama premise in one glance – dead dudes get second chance in hottie bodies, comedy and tears to ensue. I don’t dislike DotS posters but it’s so unimaginatively slapped together, it actually makes me miss the Heirs posters lol, at least those unabashedly showcased the shallow pretty.
Which set of drama posters do you all like better? And for that matter – which drama will you press watch first? It’s wonderful to be overseas and not have to really pick since I’m planning to watch both, it’s really a question of which one first.