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Drama preemptions abound for the Olympic Games

Sad news for impatient drama viewers, which may be a redundant moniker. What, you can’t just give me my crack and then TAKE IT AWAY. The London Olympics will be taking over some major primetime broadcasting slots, and it looks like dramas will be preempted left and right. Everyone take a deep breath, and stock up on some behind-the-scenes videos and reruns to tide yourselves over for the next few weeks.

  • Gaksital (KBS, Wed-Thu) will air one episode each week for the next two weeks. So that’s Episode 17 this Wednesday July 25, and Episode 18 next Wednesday August 1. I do not like this at all. Gaksital will never forgive you!
  • A Gentleman’s Dignity (SBS, Sat-Sun) will most likely delay its final two episodes until after the Olympics, and is still working out whether it’ll delay for one or two weeks. Suffice it to say, preempting the final two episodes is decidedly un-fun. At least the main couple is in a good place before the break?
  • Ghost (SBS, Wed-Thu) will also most likely be delayed a week, and air its final two episodes August 8-9. This is probably the cruelest preemption as far as narratives go, since cutting out a week before the last episodes of a mystery thriller is just plain mean. Stay strong, people. You’ll make it.

So then following those preemptions of current dramas, premieres of new dramas will also be pushed till after the Olympics:

  • Faith (SBS, Mon-Tue) had always planned its schedule this way and is set to premiere Monday, August 13.
  • To the Beautiful You (SBS, Wed-Thu) has delayed its premiere a week, and will now start Wednesday, August 15 along with Arang and the Magistrate (MBC, Wed-Thu).
  • Five Fingers (SBS, Sat-Sun), the weekend drama that will replace Gentleman, will now premiere a week or two later, depending on Gentleman’s final schedule.

They make a patch for everything now, right? Where’s my patch for my drama addiction? *rocks back and forth* It’s going to be okay… It’s going to be okay…

Via Star News 1, 2

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wow.. I've never disliked the olympics more than right now.... hahahahaha

It was okay until you pointed out how it will affect my life!!!!
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OMG Bridal Mask and Ghost DELAY WHYYYYYYY. O MIGHTY HEAVEN GODS SAVE US. Looking forward to Arang tho ^^

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This is just mean, why are they doing this, that means I would not watch ghost this week because if I do I am not going to be able to hold on that week to watch the ending... and a Gentleman's dignity how can they hold off the ending that is just mean they can find a place for the last two episodes. Hate this.

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aw sucks.. No Gentleman's Dignity this weekend.. guess i'll just catch up on other shows or maybe dramas or maybe sleep instead or watch the olympics!

Either way.. we will all have to wait patiently.. which is going to be hard for most of us (including me) but Im going to use it as catch up on sleep and social time. :)

Thanks for posting the news about our fav dramas!

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The preemptions won't bother me at all since I'm not currently watching any kdramas.

I think there will be more drama just watching the koreans compete in the olympics like in archery, where one of their best archers is practically blind.

I've rewatched the movie Pacemaker twice just to get in the right mood for the Olympics.

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My head goes crazy right now. WHYYYYYYYYY?
I need to see Ghost every week so badly. HUHUHUHU
I begin to hate Olympic now.

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ok, this is out of topic, but does any kind soul out there knows where can I get the high quality version of Gaksital's promo picture at the top there? Wanna have it as my notebook wallpaper. Thanks a lot. ^^

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waaah, this is a bit late, but thank you so much! ^.^

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I guess this is where waiting for dramas to end before watching them comes in handy,lol.

Ahh, but I'm sad I'll have to wait LONGER. And I really want to see Gaksital )'=

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I don't think I can make one episode a week of Gaksital, but on the upside, Joo Won, Park Ki Woong, and the Gaksital team may get slightly more rest now? I don't want my heroes and baddies so sleepy as the story is getting tenser.

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*Breathes heavily and starts freaking out*
What? I have to wait and extra week for ghost! That's cruelty! It's hard enough waiting for one week as it is! This is terrible news! I don't think I'll be able to make it alive! :(

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this sucks. last 2 episodes of a gentleman's dignity postponed. couldn't they have planned it out better?

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Preemtion of Gaksital is tearing apart my heart TT^TT

On the other hand, our poor Joo Won + other cast and crew finally get a well-deserved break. Also, they won't be forced into live-shooting = better quality episodes and script...I hope?

Please sleep more Joo Won!!

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Gastikal => I am eagerly to see this series. Oh, I can't be patient to wait once a week.

Kang to (Joo won), I am a fan of you. You are really good acting in this drama. You show your talent. Fighting !!!!!!

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gaksital nor I WILL EVER FORGIVE YOU!!!!! *cries* darn you olympics, how i love you but hate you for getting in my way of dramas...

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Actually it is good news for me. I do love my Korean dramas but I love watching the Olympics. Probably watch a couple of hours a day so I don't have to make a choice.

My question- Didn't the Korean broadcasters know the Olympics were happening this year so they could plan ahead of time?

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How about Yu Jun Sang and Kim Nam Joo's drama, "My husband Got A Family"?....

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Omo the preview of Gaksital new ep 17 is ouuuuut and it looks good !!!!
http://youtu.be/Sr1E6QVfNcs
But how i will survive after this episode waiting until next week this is the question !!!!

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My Gaksitaaaaaaaal!! Noooooooooo!!!!
My weekly drama crack!! T_T

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does this mean that all the drama productions' cast and crew could actually take a breather and rest better for awhile? if so, i actually wouldn't mind that at all! it's heartbreaking to see my favorite actors looking zombie-fied with each subsequent episodes...

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I don't mind... it will give some benefit for cast and crew.. in the last episode, they looked tired!

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Yeah what about Golden Time.That's my current addiction.Gaksital.Sigh.Do I want a break from my weekly heart attacks?

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I will die a thousand times not seeing the episodes of Gaksital, well at least 1 episode will still catch my breath.

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Since Big is going to air its final episode tonight, I am getting excited for tomorrow because of the two dramas scheduled for Wed-Thu. To The Beautiful You and Arang and the Magistrate only to get popped out like a balloon. This news of delaying the dramas due to the Olympics made me scratch my head. How am I going to endure? *goes to the corner and sobs

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i don't get it why gaksital doesn't air two episodes this week as the olympics start on friday, not thursday

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OMGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the olympics!!! there has never been a time that i cursed at it!! WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO WITHOUT GAKSITAL?!?!?!?!?

less joo won :( there will still be 1n2d right?! RIGHT?! :'(

i guess the only good thing is that the gaksital cast can get more time to film, since they've been in live-shooting for the past couple of weeks. Joo won needs more rest ><

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I'm glad at least gaksital will air one episode. I need my dose of it ^^

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I'm fine with the thought that maybe Joo won and Gaksital staff will get more sleep. But... But... One episode is just... uh-oh.

And with Faith and Arang starting in August I am also kind of worried with them overlapping with Gaksital for too long. Because I should sleep and maybe have some kind of normal life too.

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Oh God... and I was so happy Gaksital will finish airing before the hell of my life begins in September (uni) T___T
I won't enjoy watching the drama in uni! No, no no!!

I woke up to read this shocking news

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noooo!!!!! :'(
Gaksital will never forgive you!

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But then again, this give a break to the amazing crew of gaksital, which is not bad. I'm happy for them and I hope they get more sleep in these two weeks!

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"Gaksital will never forgive you!"
*1n2d JooWon, not LeeKangTo*

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bad.news !!!!!

so, i have to wait for weeks to finally able see the end of Hyun Min vs Ki young ?????

*die*

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*RIP*

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Hey, girls, you will always have Dr Jin to comfort you (*evil lough*: )))))

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Just wondering why SBS KBS and MBC are all airing the Olympics. In Australia, only one local channel has the exclusive rights. I just can't get the point of having 3 tv stations airing the same games.

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I was wondering the same thing. It's the same in the US with one local channel having exclusive rights. And other channels air reruns or summer tv shows.

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GAKSITAAAL!!!
Well, at least they will be showing an episode per week. But... since I follow KBSWorld (classes have started, can't watch and wait for eps like before) would it even affect the schedule?
They air dramas, varieties and whatever else much later (they left off at ep 10, and am waiting impatiently for Wed for ep 11). Would anyone here have any idea how the schedule will be like?

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Btw, all the actors and filming crews could do with a breather... So, a good thing I guess?

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Ugrh Stupid Olympics- closing up the streets , putting dozens of weird motion detectors and cameras everywhere and now the most important thing of all- taking away my kdramas.
;( Crying myself to sleep T.T

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But the camera were already there before... I mean, London's infamous for being the most CCTV'ed city in the world as far as I know!

Agree on the streets.

Or at least they should make exceptions for us cyclists. :-P

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SAY IT AINT SO!!!!!

Gaksitallllllll! if I scream your name enough like old Kang To and Shunji will you appear?

I was hoping to get a good dose of drama addiction before school starts in early sept but these damn olympics are cutting it close! I must have FAITH!!!!!!!! And I need by fantasy dosage (Arang + Faith) :(.

Though, I suppose this is a good time to catch up with I Do, I Do, White Christmas, and Sunny Happiness.

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you are taking away my crack Olympics... I used to be its biggest fan but this year I have cursed it the most.... dramaland has ruined me... I think I would die without my Gentleman's dignity.. after reading this I was a bit woozy.... i WILL SURVIVE.. HOPEFULLY

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Gaksitaaal!!!!

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I remember the people working on the dramas have grueling schedule. Recall the Spy Muyeong (sp?). With the slower schedule, maybe they can rest and provide a fun AND polished endings.

Uh, anyways................................... Gakshiiiiital!

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When I read this post I was all poised to fall to my knees and declaim to the heavens in agonising tones, "Why Drama Gods? Whyyyyyyyy????!!!!!!!"

ahem. Then I realised, actually, for these two weeks I will be at home in Ireland with my family for the first time in a year and a half, and they will probably appreciate me not lurking in my room for several hours getting high on KDramas.

sigh. Cold turkey is a bitch.

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Noooooooooooooooo?!?!?!!?!!! *sad aigoo face :{

Crawls into a corner, cries like a big baby

Ok....... Tantrum over

I guess I will have to go watch some new Jdramas that just started then.

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no problem for the delay ..... even getting interested n exciting the last 2 espd.(GHOST n BRIDAL MASK )

thk u for the info!!

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Ahhhh. AGD and Bridal Mask!!!! noooooooooooooo. I'm not as mad about AGD cuz Yoon and Meahri got together in the last episodes... i can rewatch that for the next few weeks **(BIG SMILE)** I'm behind on Bridal Mask by a few episodes so i'll just take my time catching up.... I can start watching Ghost and Can love become money or the Chaser!! WILL MISS AGD!!!

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SBS's website is showing that they are gonna broadcast ep 19 of AGD at 9:30 local time on Jul 28. Am I missing something-__-?

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GHOST! I dont think I'll make it TT-TT
im dying to know what'll happen next!!!
damndamn im happy for olympics but im hungry for more Ghost episodessss TT^TT

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I needddd to see SJS asap! Ghostttttt!

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