So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the Olympics gives you like, the gestation period of two elephants in succession to plan, but we’re flying by the seat of our pants, ya hear?
- A Gentleman’s Dignity (SBS, Sat-Sun) will be airing Episode 19 this Saturday after all. They figured out a way to squeeze it into the evening’s lineup, though it airs 20 minutes earlier than its usual time to do so. The problem is Episode 20, which will still be preempted, as of now. No word yet on when they’ll air the series finale. Is is better or worse to get one episode and then a break before the last one? Or is that like choosing between a kick in the shins and a knuckle to the forehead?
- Variety show Running Man (SBS, Sun) will be cancelled this week. So no new episode on July 29. Damnit. Now I have to get my vicarious cardio kick elsewhere.
- On the bright side (See! There is one!) 1 Night 2 Days (KBS, Sun) will air as usual. Ohthankgod. I don’t think I could handle a double whammy variety loss on my Sunday.
- And on the other bright side, the time-traveling, cholera-curing, brain-fetus-having Doctor Extraordinaire Dr. Jin (MBC, Sat-Sun) will air as usual, Episodes 19 and 20 this weekend, and then its two extended episodes 21 and 22 next weekend.
- Reminder: No new Gaksital (KBS, Wed-Thu) tonight; Episode 18 airs next Wednesday. Given what happened in yesterday’s episode, that’s torture and a half. Why must you do this to me, Kang-to-ya? And Ghost (SBS, Wed-Thu) will air Episode 18 tonight, but 19 and 20 are still likely to be preempted next week.
Okay, that’s it for now! Enjoy the Oleeeeeempics!
- Drama preemptions abound for the Olympic Games
- Extension updates: Dr. Jin yes, Gentleman no
- A Gentleman’s Dignity: Episode 1
- Extensions for Gaksital and The Chaser
- Gaksital (Bridal Mask): Episode 1
- Ghost: Episode 1
- Dr. Jin: Episode 1
- 1 Night 2 Days: Episode 376 (Season 2 Premiere)
- Introducing Running Man: Episode 50