Huh. I’m a bit surprised to hear that MBC is giving Queen of Reversals an extension, because its ratings performance could only be called disappointing. Perhaps also mediocre. It’s been steadily hovering in safe-but-unremarkable range at around 10%, which is a far cry from the 30% that Queen of Housewives hit last year.
Yet somehow MBC is granting it an extra two episodes. AND considering tacking on 10 more after that.
The Monday-Tuesday romantic comedy was originally scheduled with 20 episodes in mind, and for now a revised total of 22 is confirmed. Currently, MBC’s drama department is consulting with the production and actors for another extension, citing strong rebroadcast numbers as one of their reasons.
If the second extension goes through, that means another month of delays for its successor drama, Birdie Buddy — and just when it had finally secured an airdate after floating for months. (It initially nabbed a spot on the March 2011 calendar, then was moved up to December. Now it’s looking at early 2011 again.) Drama can’t seem to catch a break.
I liked Queen of Housewives well enough, and if I had the time to catch Queen of Reversals I’d probably feel similarly about it, but TWELVE more episodes on a light comedy? Yeesh — if I’d been watching, I’d be tempted to drop it now. Yeah, so I’m a cut-n-runner. (My time is finite and I’m not getting any younger!)
Via Star News
- Kim Seung-woo cameos for his wife’s Queen of Reversals
- Sungkyunkwan ends on a high, Giant approaches 30%
- Kim Nam-joo writes about her marriage and home
- Queen of Reversals kicks off tomorrow
- The comic cast of Queen of Reversals