This week Wed-Thurs will have no new K-dramas or shows airing due to the high profile real life event that is the South Korean presidential election. Thirty Nine is the biggest name drama to get a preemption but between the war in Ukraine, economic woes domestically, spiking COVID-19 cases, and two new dudes up for president I can’t see the domestic audience being in the mood for much entertainment at the present. The results are out and there will be a ruling party change in South Korea, incumbent President Moon Jae In is not running so his party the Democratic Party of Korea nominated Lee Jae Myung while the opposition People Power Party put up former Prosecutor General Yoon Suk Yeol as the candidate. It was apparently a nail biter of a race and late Wednesday night Lee Jae Myung conceded to Yoon Suk Yeol who will be the new President of South Korea.
Awful result! Will set SK backwards.
More fuel to the worrying increase of men..many of them surprisingly young..who are pro-misogyny.
Good god. I was just reading about his wife.
She is kinda not First Lady material. My god.
Sorry. Have family in SK you see.
Kill Heel premiere of tvn did well on election night with 4.4% and peak of 5.4%. Could be due to no dramas airing on rival channels and female viewers tuning in after voting.
Read that all candidates were terrible. So basically it’s “choose your poison” kind of situation for the Koreans.
They all sounded corrupt and terrible in their own ways, but I really wish it wasn’t the dude who based his whole campaign around gender issues, pandering to the worrying increase of young males who are anti-feminists. His pledge to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family is going to hurt a lot of people.
Looking at how close the results were I bet some people stayed home and didn’t vote because they thought neither candidate was a good choice…this is why exercising the right to vote in a democratic country is so important no matter how difficult the choice.
I’ve been reading up about him and yikes…I get they swung the other way because of the previous President and the affiliated party but I really hope this one is not an even more regretful choice in the long run. Good luck to them.
Scary time to be a woman in South Korea. Women can’t even have short hair without getting attacked.