Is that the face of dismay you’re wearing at hearing this news?
A Gentleman’s Dignity has already been put on hold for one week while SBS has been broadcasting Olympics coverage instead, but it was supposed to air its last two episodes this weekend. Now the broadcaster has announced that there will be another pre-emption, bringing another week of waiting before finale week rolls around next weekend.
Sigh. I’m not even watching the show consistently and I think that’s a bummer. If anything, it’s one way to seriously kill momentum, RIGHT before the ending. One week I could understand (although it really makes you wonder why things got to that point in the first place—SBS has known about the Olympics for FOUR YEARS. Surely it had time to do the math and plan dramas accordingly). But two consecutive weeks does put a damper on the drama just when excitement usually is ramping up to the big finish.
If you want to look at it from a glass-half-full perspective, I suppose there’s the consolation that this is a Kim Eun-sook romantic comedy, so really, we’re not wondering Oh no, will they or won’t they? Because you know they will—stuff might not make sense along the way, or there might be needlessly complicated angst, but you know the couple’s gonna get their happily ever after. Or afters, in this case of four ajusshi bachelors and their respective love lives. Still, if you’re a fan, that silver lining probably isn’t looking too shiny. When you want your drama fix, you want it NOW.
The final week, Episodes 19 and 20, will now be shown next weekend (August 11-12), pushing follow-up drama Five Fingers back another week. Unless, you know, SBS changes its mind again. It’s not out of the question, given that next weekend coincides with the closing ceremony. Cross those fingers now…
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