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Election day preemptions for Rooftop, King?
by | April 9, 2012 | 127 Comments

Okay, remember… don’t shoot the messenger… So there are elections this week on Wednesday, which means preemptions for the Wednesday-Thursday dramas. The thing that’s hard to pin down is the official word, since so far it’s mostly been speculation online about what each broadcaster will do. As far as official news goes: Rooftop Prince will be preempted and air Episode 7 on Thursday. The King 2 Hearts is planning (or trying) to keep its original schedule but hasn’t given their official statement, and Equator Man will stick to its original schedule.

There’s also a lot of speculation about how ratings will shake out now that Rooftop (12.5%) has turned the tables on King (12.1%) and Equator (10.2%) has joined the double-digit party, only to have the elections turn everything around again. But I feel like that’s moot until we see how things settle down next week once things get back to normal. Freak ratings will just be freak ratings.

Now the things that aren’t official: Rooftop Prince might air both Episodes 7 and 8 back-to-back on Thursday. Maybe. King might end up doing the same. So what that means is, prepare yourselves for a possible princeless Wednesday, and then brace yourselves for a royal clusterfuck on Thursday. We will recap accordingly, even if it requires bending the rules of space and time. (But in all seriousness, we’re not machines, so please stock up on calming herbs and breathing exercises to get you through this difficult time.)

It’s a good thing we stocked up on soju sundaes. Who needs energy drinks when you’ve got whipped cream for the sugar rush and soju to stave off the impending bout of insanity?

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127 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. taraLuvJJ

    just three words..
    why… why.. why…?!!

    • 1.1 girlfriday

      Sorry to hijack your comment, but: Official press releases from SBS/MBC have been released — both Rooftop and King will air back-to-back episodes on Thursday.

      So, clusterfuck it is.

      Time to dig out our sweatbands and Eye of the Tiger.

      • 1.1.1 Laurustinus

        For some reason that made me picture a flash mob of kpop fans in sweats with sweatbands dancing to Eye of the Tiger! LOL, Thanks for the update girlfriday, your awesome pants! I hope the recaps don’t drive you insane, keep the soju close at hand!

      • 1.1.2 pumpkinattack

        YES!!!! I must prepare to get everything done on Wednesday because I’ll be doing nothing else on Thursday. Let’s get it on!

      • 1.1.3 Rovi

        oh fuck…
        then that means I’ll have to download all 4 episodes on Friday…that is, kpopella has time to upload 720p HDTV eps…DX

        • 1.1.3.1 Banana

          Horray for these kind people who tell me where to watch/download dramas because i’m too stupid to find them.
          Thankyou Rovi. :)

      • 1.1.4 zsa

        clusterfuck…LOL…you coin the darnest words…hehe

      • 1.1.5 Xaris Villa

        THATS it. I was afraid this would happen and just when I’m DYING to know what’s going ot happen next. I’m afraid that the famine-feast thing will probably ensure I have a mother of a moodswing this week.

        It is for times like these that call for a MARATHON!!!!
        A Sungkyunkwan Scandal one to be exact – I need my Yoochun fix in whatever way, shape or form.

      • 1.1.6 jessly

        Latest news:
        According to Soompi, SBSNow tweeted that only 1 episode of RTP will be shown tonight. No changes on MBC front.

        A little hope on my part: maybe JB and GF can co-recap the 2nd TK2H episode coz I love the banter when you two recap together. LOL

        • 1.1.6.1 Raine

          I second that~! A co-recap would be fun~ <3

      • 1.1.7 Carinne

        Holy Toledo!

        When the chaos is over, I’ll join you both screaming, “Yo Adrian, We Did It!”

  2. sally_b

    RE: (But in all seriousness, we’re not machines, so please stock up on calming herbs and breathing exercises to get you through this difficult time.)

    This ^.

    …my first thought after reading about elections/TV pre-emptions on another blog was….”wow, the Dramabeans Goddesses are gonna have a hellish week.”

    so YES….everyone, let’s be *chill* for the sake of our divine recappers ~ ❤ ….cheers!

    • 2.1 jumbalaya

      agree

  3. elle loves kdrama

    Sadface :*(

    PS: Thanks for the bromance pictures, they will get me through the day after reading the disturbing news…

  4. djes

    I never think Kim Sung min is cute…until The King 2 Hearts, WTH??!

    Anyway. I’m happy about this. I need to take a break from these royal businesses..
    ( Who am I kidding??)

    Javabeans, Girlfriday, you can sleep earlier on Wed, then wake up all day on Thursday!! :P

    • 4.1 topper

      I really hope TK2H open up lovable roles for him in the future, given that his appearance will be limited.

      • 4.1.1 danna

        you should check out Can You Hear My Heart…his bromance with Jung Bo Suk’s character there is really adorable as well

    • 4.2 djes

      ( i mean Lee Sungmin. I thought I revised it already :( )

      • 4.2.1 topper

        Haha, happens that we can call them the Lee family in real life too.

        • 4.2.1.1 Laica

          True, there’s also Lee Yoon-ji!

    • 4.3 Ani

      Yeah, those Lee Sungmin-Lee Seunggi pictures are pretty adorable.

    • 4.4 eb

      Totally agree. Kimg Sung min’s character is so attractive.

      • 4.4.1 eb

        Likewise, the musical actor Jo Jung suk…his clueless character is adorable.

      • 4.4.2 eb

        Oops, I meant Lee sung min

    • 4.5 danna

      I was just noticing on another site that Lee Sung Min is my new Ahjussi crush….last time I had such a reaction to an ahjussi was while watching Ahn Nae Sanf in SKKS

    • 4.6 HK

      Oh my god, those pictures are adorable! And I love how the older bro’s sideways smile on the show when the little bro say something outrageous. I’m going to be so sad when (if?) the older bro’s character is no longer in the drama.

      • 4.6.1 KRush

        I know! I keep thinking…

        There MUST be a reason it’s called King 2Hearts and not Prince 2Hearts!!! D:

        All three shows are shaping up as excellent competition for each other. As long as the writing doesn’t suffer in some silly effort to wring a few ratings from another really great show’s audience, I’m good.

        ALSO: Yes, that photo was adorable! Good luck, ladies, we’re all cheering you on!!!

  5. Jess

    Luff this sentence: “So what that means is, prepare yourselves for a possible princeless Wednesday, and then brace yourselves for a royal clusterfuck on Thursday.” <3 <3

  6. ccinta

    As far as I know, MBC will air back-to-back TK2H episode 7 & 8 on Thursday (it’s already on their tv schedule). And same goes with SBS. After I heard about this, my initial reaction was: TK2H & RTP subbers & recappers are going to have a hell day on Friday. So everyone, please be patient, okay? =)

    This is the first time I don’t really care about the ratings as finally we have 3 great dramas broadcast at the same time.

    Take your time to recap RTP & TK2H, javabeans & girlfriday.

    • 6.1 julianna

      ahh so it’s for sure now. It’s a good thing that I know this before hand, otherwise, I would be freaked out…lol xD But yes, I agreed with ya – ratings don’t matter, at least not in this case, when all 3 dramas are equally awesome. (Though I’m slightly leaning toward The King more because of my Seunggi bias…hehe)

  7. topper

    I’m all for royal clusterfuck, but all fans please pray for recappers/subbers and give them lots of cheering and patience.

  8. Peeps

    Just a question… Is election day also a nation-wide public holiday for South Koreans?
    And why of all days… Wednesday? It’s like, Monday: work, Tuesday: work and then BAM, Wednesday: VOTE.
    Why not on Sunday so that people can think through this vote on Saturday?? (Lee JaeKang, your Royal Highness, why’d you give your politics such a weird schedule?)

    Any South Koreans knowledgeable on this topic?? Thanks!

    • 8.1 red

      haha.. know its a bit weird, over here elections are on saturdays or sundays so everyone can get to a voting booth

      that said, is it compulsory to vote in korea?

    • 8.2 cherkell

      These are for Parliamentary Elections (just like voting for our Senators here in the U.S.), and are held every four years on the second Wednesday of April since sometime in the early 1990s. A public holiday as well — no work, school, banks or mail delivery, and stores have the option of staying open or not (the smaller ones will close; the big retail operations will not). The same legislative block that are going through elections right now also voted to have them later in the spring so as to not conflict with Seollal (Lunar New Year) festivities. So I guess you can blame them. ;)

      It’s going to be the same situation with the 4th of July this year — two days of work, and then come to a screeching halt for a day off on Wednesday, then back to the grind again (unless one is fortunate enough to take off the two days before or after). Kinda puts a serious crimp into any barbeque plans, that’s for sure!

      I find the whole political process fascinating — but we should be thankful American politicians don’t campaign riding through neighborhoods with loud bullhorns blaring day in and out! For those Korean Nationals currently living abroad, I hope you’ve made your vote count this year!! And for our own DB Recap Gurus, I hope you enjoy the few hours of freedom this delay brings. You’ve been working so hard the last several months, you need it!! :)

      • 8.2.1 Peeps

        “…thankful American politicians don’t campaign riding through neighborhoods with loud bullhorns blaring day in and out!”

        Haha… I think i need to clear something up. I’m not American… So I have no idea what the American citizen has to/does not endure during elections…

        But thank you for your detailed explanation!

        @red: i checked the internet. It says that voting is NOT compulsory for South Koreans. According to Wikipedia, total turnout in the 2008 elections was just 46.0% (o_O).

        • 8.2.1.1 Shukmeister

          That’s still probably better than an American election turnout in most cases, especially at the city level.

          Cherkell – I’m happy with the Wednesday Independence Day, mostly because, since I work for the police department, I get double pay that day!! Which will pay for the barbeque that weekend. ;-)

      • 8.2.2 Daniella

        I think it’s cool that election day is an off day for people because then there couldn’t be an excuse as why you couldn’t vote (:

      • 8.2.3 midwestmz

        A day of rest is nice now and then, especially when the next day you can sit, gorge and be transported to a rapturously funny place. That being said, showing maturity here, at one time they did drive the larger cities of the U.S. with very large electric bull horns on the top of panel trucks. Very fuzzily remember them, and have seen them in the older moves I’m so fond of.

    • 8.3 la dee dah

      In America, voting days are on Tuesdays… though we don’t get a public holiday that day… so it’s not unusual to have voting day in the middle of the week.

      • 8.3.1 JoAnne

        It’s not a holiday, but I think they still don’t sell liquour and bars are closed, right? I never notice anymore because it doesn’t really matter to me. The alcohol part, not the voting part. I vote because if I don’t, I don’t have the right to complain!

        • 8.3.1.1 alua

          That’s what they did in Costa Rica.

          I don’t think that they did/do that anywhere I else I have lived, because that was the only time I noticed it (not because I cared… just because it was blatantly obvious when a section in the supermarket was suddenly totally wrapped and taped up).

      • 8.3.2 la dee dah

        Bars are closed? Hm, never saw that happen, I think it’s business as usual everywhere on election days in the U.S. But I just googled about it, and it seems it depends on the state, while others did used to have that law but don’t anymore.

        • 8.3.2.1 cherkell

          I remember when I was growing up in Chicago, alcohol sales were banned and the bars were always closed on an Election Day up until the polls closed at 7 PM. That especially used to suck big time when an election day fell on the same day as Saint Patrick’s Day… and that’s why the (primarily Irish) aldermanic council eventually struck down the law. ;)

          My friends in Daejeon dread the general elections; it’s worse for them this year with a new baby and those candidate trucks going up and down their neighborhood during the day. No one is able to nap or get around comfortably through the crowds of frenzied pollsters. At least with the insane way politicking goes on here in the States, we can turn off our televisions if the advertisements get to be too much to bear. Could you imagine the carnage if candidates here started adopting the same campaigning methods as those utilized in Japan and Korea? Aigoo…

          • 8.3.2.1.1 shel

            Don’t have TV, but I do need an extra mailbox for all the political junkmail. Talk about killing a few thousand trees….

            I also hate the evening phonecalls. Hubby told someone last year that he was voting for whichever candidate didn’t call him during dinner.

  9. jessly

    Dear recappers, thank you for your hardwork.
    Btw, if you add up all 3 ratings, it’s only 34.8% total.
    Moon/Sun imo does not even rival each of these in terms of quality but it’s ratings rival them combined. Smh.

    • 9.1 Mystisith

      Totally agree with you. And still, i would like the ratings to reflect the quality of what lands on the Korean screens. I’m upset with RATINGS. I probably just should ignore them, but i can’t.
      I hope and wish k drama producers/writers/advertisers stalk the net to see which shows are truly popular.
      “We love you people”.

      • 9.1.1 Yellow

        in different timeslots each one of these dramas have the potential to be #no.1

        i dont understand why people love TMETS

        Is it the anticipation of a second story from the writer of SKKS?
        Anticipation of KSH and HGI’s comeback drama
        Need to fill the “epic romance drama” hole left by Princess Man?
        The relative crappiness of the shows Wild Romance and Take Care of Us Captain?
        Because most of the viewership is female?

        What was it :/
        i really want to know why such an inconsistent show became a blockbuster

        • 9.1.1.1 dolta dodol tenan

          How about tree deep with roots

          it’s freaking awesome drama too XD

    • 9.2 Bluefyre

      THIS to you both @jessly @Mystisith
      That is all

      :D

    • 9.3 Saima

      I agree with you….Moon/Sun started out with a bang i only watched the 2 eps when the child actors were leaving….then I followed it up with reading the recaps and after a couple of weeks I stopped doing that as well!!

      I’ve heard really good things about Equator Man….was avidly following RTP but have yet to watch the last episodes!! The villains are black in their characterization and this last week TK2H totally had my attention!! I am saddened that the plot is not ‘doing it’ for the domestic audience. Someone on the Ep 6 recap thread mentioned that the crew was aware of this right off the bat and LSG told during the press conference that they’ll be sticking with the original storyline despite the ratings.

      Even the combined powers of HJW and LSG is unable to pull in the ratings….prior to this show LSG’s shows did really well!! TK2H ratings=what a disappointment!! :( I wonder how the domestic audience’ll react when the King will be murdered!! oyyyy!! This is the most I’ve thought abt ratings!!

      • 9.3.1 ccinta

        I actually dropped TMTETS after episode 11, and just reading the recaps to fill in what’s going on with the storyline.

        But I finished watching all 20 episodes of Take Care of Us, Captain. It’s a great drama but too bad many viewers dislike the main lead actress, which probably one of the reason why they didn’t watch Captain.

        After reading LSGi message to his fans that this time he’s really enjoying filming the drama and not really think about the end results (ratings), I kind of predict that TK2H is a risky project (not risky in terms of acting, chemistry, delivery etc), but risky in terms of sensitive issues of NK-SK storyline. I think maybe this was the reason why many top actors declined to take part on this drama project, so kudos to Lee Seung Gi, Ha Ji Won, Jo Jung Suk, Lee Yoon Ji and all other casts & crew who bravely tackle this project.

        TK2H is not everyone’s cup-of-tea drama even though it has the power of LSGi and HJW as well as great storyline, music, movie-quality cinematography and solid acting across the board. So that’s why I don’t really care about the ratings because I really enjoy TK2H.

        • 9.3.1.1 YGBear

          I dont think K2H was that much of a risky project
          TK2H started off with a huge advantage compared to the other shows
          40% lead in from TMETS (come on they got like a 17% premiere )
          big budget
          Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won
          Did i mention Ha! Ji! Won!?

          So whilst the subject matter of K2H is certainly risky K2H was positioned to be no.1 from the beginning so more than the ratings itself it is the decline of ratings that is concerning rather than the growth of the other shows

          • 9.3.1.1.1 Mystisith

            A website that brings some light on the K2H ratings matter. Here is the link for one article, but there are many of them on the blog if you’re curious.
            http://tryp96.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/12-04-09-news-tidbits-lee-seung-gi/

          • 9.3.1.1.2 YGBear

            ^ but that cannot be the sole reason for rating
            I’ve seen this argument brought up two weeks before (even before Rooftop prince took no.1 and Equator man broke 10%)

            if the dramas ratings declined simply because the airtime was shorter
            the ratings would initially drop but stay constant

            What we are seeing is a gradual decline week by week

            I have heard that theory
            and South Koreans are not happy with dramas that deal with reunification
            and also excessive product placement (dunkin donuts’)

          • 9.3.1.1.3 Saima

            I think us int’l viewers are concerned about them BEING FORCED to change up the story line/scenes to improve the ratings!!

          • 9.3.1.1.4 ccinta

            I mean risky project in terms of reunification (NK-SK) storyline. They got a decent 16% premiere rating and it declined as the domestic viewers are not happy with this kind of storyline. It’s not helping that the election is coming up and the NK missile will be launched really soon. And domestic viewers are not used with black comedy drama.

            All 3 dramas started at the same time, so I don’t think TK2H has the huge advantage here. People can easily choose whichever drama (broadcasting station) they wanted to watch after TMTETS ended.

            In the past, many A list actors dramas failed in ratings; been there so many times. So HJW doesn’t guarantee high ratings. In this case, the storyline is actually great, but many domestic viewers are really sensitive about it.

            As international viewers, I’m in love with TK2H. It’s a very high quality drama, it’s fiction yes, but it triggers me to research more about NK-SK relationship.

    • 9.4 bluetsukky

      This got me wondering as well. The summed up ratings for the 3 dramas are quite low. What’s pulling the rest of the numbers from the dramas? Or is it possible that the rest of Korea are turning off their televisions while the 3 dramas are airing?

      I hope the ratings won’t affect the quality of the three dramas.

      For the subbers and recappers, good luck haha. I hope you won’t stress yourselves so much just to feed us kdrama watchers our drama-fix. XD

    • 9.5 la dee dah

      I noticed the trend is that the huge dramas start off with lower ratings (so that the combined numbers of all dramas are much lower), then by the time it gets to near the halfway point, the ratings for one drama will be very high (like where the heck did all these additional viewers come from) while the other dramas stay with their lower consistent ratings. I don’t think Moon/Sun got into the 30% ratings until episode 9 or 10. So we should see what happens by the time these three dramas get to around the same point.

  10. 10 bluemoon

    Sad there’s no Rooftop ep on Wednesday, but double the Rooftop family goofiness on Thursday! :)

    Since Wednesday is election day in Korea…most (if not all) public & private schools have the day off…yay! :)

  11. 11 Bluefyre

    LOL!! “royal clusterfuck….soju sundaes”
    girlfriday you are simply PRICELESS :D
    Please share the secret in bending time and space!
    Haha.

    BTW, here’s the schedule for Rooftop:
    http://jyj3.net/2012/04/07/info-120406-rooftop-prince-broadcast-schedule-change-for-episode-7-and-8/

    Both on Thursday.
    “Ahh…! Stress…” from today until Wednesday for me. :P

  12. 12 drey

    lol to girlfriday & also all d comments coz they made me laugh despite having to miss RTP & TK2H on wed!!!

    thanks for your hard work!!!

  13. 13 reglest

    *Handing GF & JB bandrek & bajigur*-traditional drink from my country to keep your body warm- and runaway from cold
    *preparing nice luke warm water to massage their hands*

    • 13.1 djes

      hello fellow Indonesian!! :D

      • 13.1.1 windmill

        Indonesian hearties….just like me :D

        • 13.1.1.1 reglest

          Hello Indonesian hearties!! Should we sent bandrek & bajigur today? For our lovely GF & JB??
          Honestly, I’m worrying their health for recapping two episode back-to-back. GF, JB please don’t feel forced, we’ll wait it sincerely :D

          • 13.1.1.1.1 dolta dodol tenan

            i’m indonesian but what is bajigur and bandreg eheheh?i’m from central java XD

    • 13.2 jane

      LOL bandrek and bajigur.

  14. 14 iyra

    i don’t care about ratings,for me king 2 hearts is the best…can’t even imagine not being able to watch it on wednesday!!!

  15. 15 kayana20

    I am just trying to get through the next 3 and a half days but I solved the mystery of why the Prince came to this time and next week is when we all will be going crazy.It’s climax week!

  16. 16 WickedBiccie

    Hmmm, on the one hand, the elections screw with my princely dramas and will have me in serious danger of going into Drama DT’s……..on the other hand the elections are giving me a day off work, so I can bus it down to Jinhae and admire the Cherry blossoms (and probably experiment with soju and whipped cream to aid the aforementioned Drama DT’s).

    So all in all, cosmic balance is maintained. ;)

    • 16.1 WickedBiccie

      P.S Thanks for the bromantic pics! They deserve to be printed, laminated and cherished!

  17. 17 Arhazivory

    Hmmm….hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

    Hmmm. Ok!

  18. 18 sugarpunch

    UGH. POLITICS. hahahhaha, just kidding. I’m a little sad, though… my sad life is made more exciting every week with these dramas. SIGH… I guess i will turn to variety shows for comfort now. *splats on ground*

  19. 19 Raitei

    The voting schedule sounds kinda weird, but I’m all for watching back-to-back RTP episodes! :D

    I hope it doesn’t become too burdensome for you gals, though. Recapping can be really tough, and when you have to recap two full episodes, it can become crazy. Thanks for recapping these awesome dramas, though! ^_^

  20. 20 katiamon

    This is sad, i’ll miss Rooftop Prince on wednesday. thank you for the recaps, you guys!!!! i’ll wait until friday to read your awesome summary.

    BTW i don’t mind if you delay the recap of K2H, hehe…

  21. 21 A

    I totally agree with ccinta’s view on TK2H being a risky project. I don’t live in Korea so watching TK2H is like watching any other korean dramas. It’s so interesting and addicting watching the actors tackle this kind of drama which encompasses almost everything: romance, politics, drama, suspense etc. It’s very well portrayed and has made me an instant Lee Seung Gi fan with his over-flowing charisma.

    TK2H is surprisingly a very very good drama ( I actually like this more than RTP now) but unfortunately I think this is the sort of drama Korean people feel very sensitive about and it might not suit all ages, even though they have Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won :(

    Having said that, I think it’s such an awesome drama to watch for pure enjoyment and not pin it against anything happening in the real world. It’s such a great fiction story and I can’t seem to get over it. Thursday is such a long way away!

    • 21.1 emelita

      I concur. Love knows no boundaries. To me and many other overseas audience, TK2H is pure fiction to be enjoyed — a modern-day romantic tale of Prince Charming getting swept off his feet while trying to sweep a girl off her feet — of course, amid suspense that is created by a maniacal character who thinks he is king of the world. That’s all.

  22. 22 Jasmin Rice

    As for the rating, I think we have to add the Equator Man and Love Rain too.

    I think there were not much rating for other drama during the Moon Sun airing. I do not like other dramas at that time . I did watch Captain. Good drama but I careless about the lead actress. I love Dong Wook but I hate Wild Romance.

    Well, different viewpoint.

  23. 23 Sarah A.

    I just want to say I really appreciate how much effort you girls put into this blog. You could always just say recaps will be a day/two days late, and no one would have any right to complain.

    Anyway, I have no idea how you do it, but thank you!

  24. 24 Nana

    Noooooooooooooo :-(

  25. 25 jomo

    Has this site ever had 5 airing episodes to recap in one night before?

    Historical!

    The last thing you need to worry about is getting the recaps to us “on time.” What does that mean to us anyway?

    It is hard enough to gather the facts and comment on them the perfect way you do for ONE show.

    On the other hand, this royal clusterfuck won’t happen again for many many suns, it’ll be fun to see how it all shakes out.

    I especially can’t wait for the infrequent guests who complain that it wasn’t fast enough.
    That always cracks me up.

    Meanwhile I am actually watching Shining Inheritance to fill my no-K2H time. I am actually wanting to strangle Jung and her mom, while stabbing Moon Chae Won’s mom.
    Thanks for giving me something to do while they talk about whatever the hell they talk about and I don’t listen anyway.
    LSG has come a long way, hasn’t he?

    • 25.1 Momos

      You got me there alright, Jomo.
      I do too whatever airing in my local TV channels, from Sassy girl Chun Yang, Lie to me, Full House to a thousand days promise, though I haven’t watched the last one.
      Still, I think I wud be hanging dry for RTP ep.7 as I marathoned 1-6 during last long weekend…or maybe I can marathon K2H while waiting for the recaps?? Ehmmm…
      Anyway, am really grateful for DB n all the commenters, you all have helped improved my infatuation to k-dramas..

      • 25.1.1 mamacat

        Hey me too – rewatching Shining Inheritance and holding off eps of TK2H. LSG has come a long way but the hair still looks the same! While I really enjoyed SI back then, watching it again makes me roll my eyes at all the OTT makjang elements. And for some weird reason, I keep thinking HHJ’s hair looks dry, brittle and unhealthy.

        • 25.1.1.1 jomo

          Prolly because it was!

  26. 26 xiaoxiongmao

    Looks like I have to wait till Friday for FOUR episodes of TK2H and RTP as I don’t have access to simultaneous telecast..but my weekend will be exciting! so many days to go! gosh!

  27. 27 m2

    take ur time girls, we would patiently waiting the recap, thanks for the info :)

  28. 28 Noelle

    Love the pics!

    I guess I’ll just have to marathon episodes of Rooftop to get my much needed fix…or do math. I’m leaning more towards the former.

  29. 29 Lilian

    Oh Wow! Looks like weekend will be catchup time for me =)

  30. 30 Cessie

    Are soju sundaes a real thing? I’m not much of a drinker (I know, I’m a bit…weird.) but this sounds like a really good idea.

    • 30.1 jomo

      To keep us busy waiting, how about a recipe contest where the ingredients have to be soju and sundae stuff?
      It’s always good when at first the idea makes you shudder.
      It would be named the Royal Clusterfuck, of course!

      • 30.1.1 Mystisith

        Soju sundae, with chunks of strawberry donuts for me!

    • 30.2 alua

      Not weird.

      Give me the choice between juice and liquor (any), I’m always going to go for juice.

      Can’t remember the last time I drank actually (although I remember the last time I bought some wine for an event because they carded me :-))

      That said, I will have to try the soju + whipping cream combo because of Rooftop Prince at some point…

      • 30.2.1 jomo

        I guess that is what those shots can be named, too.

        “Hey, everyone! I have some soju and Rediwhip, let’s do some Royal Clusterfucks!”

  31. 31 crazyjnx

    “royal clusterfuck” you should copy right that. LOLS. forewarning you that I will now adopt and spread that line.

  32. 32 HallyuFan32

    i live in america, so i don’t get what’s going on. if i read correctly, does this mean that both eps of Prince and K2H are going to be on Thursday? O_O. yikes.

  33. 33 Czmych

    At lest they are going to try to air this, not to cancel as was it done (twice!) with Musical.

  34. 34 NieMM

    Oh no…Thursday is going to be a ‘no sleep night’ LOL!

  35. 35 Mia

    I seriously LOVE all three: K2H, RTP, AND EQUATOR MAN.
    Equator Man is seriously awesome, and I think some of us get side-tracked from all the lee seung gi and yoochun that we forget about it. It’s ratings are climbing up b/c it’s amazing! I can’t wait to watch the next episodes!

    • 35.1 alua

      Hmm, I haven’t ventured into K2H and Equator Man, so maybe I should try that while RTP is getting delayed….

    • 35.2 Ruth

      It is amazing! I’m watching Equator Man and Rooftop Prince and dropped K2H after ep 2. IMO Rooftop Prince is just ok, I watch it to kill time but I’m addicted to Equator Man, it’s so underrated!

      • 35.2.1 alua

        I love RTP… though there are parts I hate. Se-na, and the whole lot of the rich family.

        Park-ha and her little Joseon boys family is what’s so loveable about that drama.

        But darn, that’s a lot of praise you are heaping on Equator Man! Now I feel like I am missing out on something (really wasn’t paying much attention to it).

        • 35.2.1.1 ilovemandoo

          It’s a shame that all three of the dramas are battling for ratings because they’re all quality dramas. T_T Though I guess we all have different preferences. I personally like all three.

  36. 36 Cruelsummer

    The bromance pics are adorable. I’m trying not to think too hard about Wednesday, but damn…Thursday seems super far away *sigh*.

  37. 37 twowin

    Oh dang… if they DO air back to back… GOODLUCK ON THAT <3

  38. 38 ck1Oz

    Hey maybe all the alcohol needed for energy for this recap marathon will give us a Podcast :-0

    Just kidding. I already plan to watch all 4 on Friday and then spazz all day. 4 hours in one hit… got to be a fangirl’s dreams. Except for the K2H spoilers coming out :-(

  39. 39 savelatin

    nooooooooo. well, at least they’re airing back to back. princey marathon!

  40. 40 Sarah

    Back to Back? T.T okay well at least I won’t have to wait when I watch one, although that’s half the fun. I will also just have to wait one more day. It’s okay I guess because on wednesday I don’t have a free hour but thursdays I do XD
    Rooftop prince just doesn’t seem in any way interesting to me but King 2 Hearts… that is just ruthless

  41. 41 Joy

    Thank you so much GF and Javabeans!

    Right now, I’m so diasppointed NO Internet connection for two days. Thank goodness for iPhone! Wahhhhh!

  42. 42 k-soup

    oh crap! major disaster in the making.
    patience is a virtue!

  43. 43 reglest

    야!

    I want to say similar thing, but for TK2H, I don’t mind if RTP recap was delaying :p *poke playfully* peace sign* No offense please*

    I just hope everybody here understand that GF & DB need rest too, and seriously, we, viewers must do not mind in case they delayed the recaps due to their health (or rest) :)

    • 43.1 ilovemandoo

      야..? o w o

  44. 44 Rizzy

    I love both dramas. They each have a unique sensibility and charisma that K Drama Fanatics just can’t get enough of. Just take your time in the recaps JB and GF! We still love you no matter what!

  45. 45 Musings

    I love you Girlfriday, how can so much funny be squeezed into one body. <3!

  46. 46 chillinducky

    Bleh… Thanks for the warning :/

  47. 47 Briggy

    I miss my rooftop prince already.what to do till Saturday(after the subs)

  48. 48 pinkpia

    Good Things Come To Those Who Wait!

    I hate waiting and what am I suppose to do on wednesday, guess I will just have two tuesdays hehe

    JB and GF can take all the time in the world. Your wellbeing comes first girls. I’ll just live my life till then :)

  49. 49 graygirl

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! T.T

    I’m waiting for Thursday to come so earnestly but now have to wait till Friday.. (for sub…)

    My plan is messed up!! Exams end tomorrow and I’m planning to start enjoying by watching The Kings 2 Hearts and Rooftop Prince… T.T

  50. 50 Farpavilions

    Politics getting in the way of romance?

    Oh no!

    Oh wait, that’s the plot of K2H… :p

    • 50.1 Bern75

      haha, that’s a good one, Farpavillions. ;)

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