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Can’t Lose bargains its way to extension

So the dust has settled on the behind-the-scenes battle and it looks like the production team and the actors have met halfway on the extension deal. MBC drama Can’t Lose originally announced a four-episode extension, only to have it refuted by lead actors Yoon Sang-hyun and Choi Ji-woo, who only signed on for sixteen. Citing exhaustion (which is sadly the norm in kdramaland), they argued against the extension.

After a few days’ negotiation, they’ve settled on a middle ground: a two-episode extension, bringing the new total to 18. Well, if we HAVE to have more episodes (and I’d argue not), then 18 is better than 20. When we last left off, the couple had newly divorced and begun to finally open up to each other and feel a rekindled attraction, so it’s not a bad place in the story to be.

They can pretty much just add new dating hijinks now that they’ve sort of reverted to an early courtship phase in their relationship. I certainly like the fact that an extension might mean more happy times rather than the usual extended bout of angst, because this drama is thankfully light on the angst-a-whirl, and we’ve already gotten through some of the couple’s heavier conflicts. Now all that’s left is getting back together, and getting it right this time.

The extension brings the finale to October 20, meaning follow-up rom-com Me Too, Flower! starring Lee Jia and Kim Jae-won premieres Wednesday October 26.

Via TV Report

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Another one bites the dust............

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Please just no stupid angst. I hate extensions because that's what it usually means. Don't ruin this kdramaland. Don't you DARE!

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i know! there have been so many dramas that have lost their momentum thanks to extensions, the most recent example being protect the boss. hopefully, this won't follow the usual curse... *fingers crossed!!!*

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Can there be the usual requisite separation angst if they're already separated?

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Good point. I'm not sure what they could do add that usual angst. If they're going to separate again it would be for good. Maybe the evil mother-in-law wants them to stay divorced? I haven't started watching since I have two dramas to finish up.

I'm also not one for extensions. "Protect the Boss," the drama I enjoyed so much in it's first ten or so episodes, lost it's cool, light-hearted vibe after the extension. It fell victim to the usual separation angst.

I'm also looking forward to "Mee (heh, see what I did that?) Too, Flower" so the extension brings it closer to my first term exams D;. Stop screwing with me drama gods!

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awww i thought this show was perfect for 16 episodes.... well, we'll see....

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Hmmmm...not a fan of extensions but hopefully this one will be awesome :)

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i suppose more time to deal with hyungwoo's brother angst?

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I don't know if I am suppose to say yeah! or huh? Love the leads, especially Yoon Sang-hyun, but subs would be wonderful. Recaps make it all the better, but it is also nice to see the body language going on as the give and take goes down.

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Hmm, not sure how I feel about this.. but we'll see and hopefully it won't be too angstyy..
I can already tell the dead older brother thing is gonna kill me.

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Like the drama, the lukewarm response to filming extensions by the leads is most probably due to the low ratings they are receiving, rather than fatigue I suppose.

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I think so too. For two established actors like Choi and Yoon, the ratings from this drama isn't exactly the kind that they were hoping for especially Yoon whose recent Secret Garden did really well earlier in the year.

I don't think the fatigue discourage them as much as the response to this drama does. But its a pity coz the drama is a really feel-good family watch.

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Nooooooooooooooooooooo! sigh. just sigh.

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I thought 4 episode extension would be waaayyy too much, but I guess I can settle for 2 episodes more IF..and only IF they give us more dating scenes. Some angst is fine is the objective is to bring the couple closer and the couple is on the same side. So, the couple vs. omma for example.
Love the chemistry. CJW and YSH are the best!!!!!!!!!

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I hate extension. But more Hotbar!

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Narf. I was re-watching My Princess today. Unless the leads in a Kdrama are teen-agers, you can virturally watch them age as the drama progresses. I think you could hold a contest with close-ups of several lead actresses and actors in which you could place the episodes in order by the darkness of the bags under their eyes.

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It sounds nice. good luck

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anyway~~~18 is much better than 20. sign.
the story is getting more and more fun.
good luck for YSH and CJW. fighting.

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Ugh, the way kdrama actors are treated is truly horrible... It makes me feel dirty just watching.

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yay.. thank God.. 18 is better than nothing.. hehehehe...

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it's their right to refute... but 18 is better than 20, not too long, please...

i so love Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun!

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You would think they would discuss the extension with the actors first before announcing it to the public. Tricky PDs. Tsk Tsk.

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I couldn't get past the first two episodes of this drama. Choi Ji Woo drove me nuts with her rants and sloppiness.
Gave me an anxiety attack.

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