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Master’s Sun preempts Wednesday episode for holiday
by | September 17, 2013 | 187 Comments

Just a heads up: There’ll be no Master’s Sun this Wednesday. Boo. Hiss. After much, MUCH vacillation, SBS has finally(?) decided to preempt Wednesday’s episode of in favor of Chuseok programming. Which is understandable, since Chuseok (which falls on Thursday) is one of the biggest holidays in Korea, and regularly scheduled television programming during that week is often pushed in favor of specials and movies.

It would sting a little less if SBS hadn’t been so wishy-washy for weeks deciding what to do with Master’s Sun, which was maybe getting an extension, then no definitely NOT getting an extension, then still talking about extensions, and NOT preempting, and then preempting after all. The show set to follow, Heirs, had originally planned for an October 2 premiere but pushed that back to October 9 in the past week or two. SBS stated that it could slot in a short drama special for a week, back when they were saying Master wasn’t getting extended.

Master’s Sun will air Episode 13 on Thursday, and will not air 14 this week. That puts the show off pattern for the rest of its run, prompting the question of whether SBS will extend by one more episode so the final week gets two full hours. Huh, what a handy way to get an extra episode out of a show that wasn’t going to give it, I’m just sayin’. Over on MBC, Two Weeks will air both episodes as scheduled. KBS will be airing Chuseok specials this week, and new melodrama Secret premieres next week.

The Master’s Sun preemption is particularly frustrating given that last week’s Episode 12 cliffhanger was a heckuva nail-biter — what a terrible way to leave us hanging. Feel free to vent, but an earnest plea: NO SPOILERS! That includes Episode 13 preview talk, though spoiler-free speculation is fair game. Don’t make me go over there.

If you must, please be considerate of spoiler-phobes among us and use spoiler tags: <spoiler> </spoiler>

Via TV Daily


187 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. dustdevil

    This last minute decision making is such an interesting contrast to the US tv-land announcement that Mad Men is going to end with two, 7-episodes seasons in spring 2014 and 2015. (I can’t decide which I find more annoying!)

    • 1.1 DorothyCee

      Okay, after checking all day to see if episode 13 was finallly posted, I am totally disappointed! This drama is so great and so special that it is all I can think about at the end of each weeks’s airing. I dread it coming to an end, but to hear that I have to wait even longer…!

      Here’s a hint: when things cause delays in shows in America, the networks sometimes air programs in the very wee hours of the morning for the viewers that they know are waiting! Perhaps too late for this showing, but maybe something to think about in the future?

    • 1.2 gapeach05

      It’s Thursday, and the hours are standing still…It feels like an eternity till I can watch Master’s Sun. I was so …Ugh…that I went and looked for JW’s “One stormy night” hard reading just to make me feel better…btw, children’s stories have good endings right?!?…
      Ack…Hurry up clock, I want to see JW and TY!!!

  2. the other kay

    ahhhhhhh wednesday come faster!!

    • 2.1 yammy

      you mean thursday. noooooo

      • 2.1.1 the other kay

        omg you’re right. so no ep 13 preview til tomorrow? gah

  3. sweetcloud

    Well at least watchers will see the fall out of the cliffhanger on Thursday. If they pushed back both episodes I think something akin to Thor’s hammer would have hit SBS’ building πŸ˜€

    Glad that Two Weeks doesn’t get delayed =)

    • 3.1 paper

      LMAO Thor’s hammer!!! XD You just made my day after this upsetting news~<3

    • 3.2 KDaddict

      Thank goodness for 2 weeks tonight!

    • 3.3 MysterMel

      Think more Loki chaos if they bumped both or universe collapsing black hole. Thanks for th humor!

  4. Angèle Bilien

    you just killed my night, day, week and life

    • 4.1 Shukmeister

      LOL – that was my first thought, since I work a night shift but I have been setting my alarm for 9am to watch this show streaming from the SBS site. [sigh] I guess I’m sleeping in tomorrow. πŸ™

      • 4.1.1 katsu

        lol. that is the first and last time in my life I ever want to see the words “guess I’m sleeping in tomorrow” accompanied by a frowny face…

        • Shukmeister

          IKR? And yet, it was how I felt this morning.

          “Look at the sun, brightly streaming through the curtains while little happy motes dance in the air and WHERE THE HECK IS MY JOONG-WONNIE!!!

          • jhu


            this is so heartbreaking and hilarious all at once. i feel for you, sister.

      • 4.1.2 paper

        OMG I have uni in the morning till late afternoon on thursdays so I have to sleep early & wake up early to DL the episode D:

        But I laughed so hard at your sleeping in comment with the sad face xD

      • 4.1.3 Shukmeister

        LOL –

        It’s kind of scary, my dedication to this show, even though I’m recapping Who Are You, this is the current crack drama for me.

    • 4.2 Pakykul Gunk

      I agree ! It’s killing me too !

    • 4.3 Ms. Elizabeth

      You made me laugh with the “life” thing, funny. But I’m with you.

  5. CupidinLove

    What the what just happened…

  6. zakin89

    Well at least I’ll be going to a concert tomorrow evening which prevents me from thinking too much about episode 13 not airing tomorrow^^ (I’m living in Austria so when the episodes air in Korea it’s 3 PM here and when the viki team is fast I can watch the episodes subbed around 11 PM to midnight)
    And Thursday is my birthday so time will pass quickly too.

    But it still is a pain in the ass because of that freaking cliffhanger from last week! (which I have barely recovered from thanks to a lot of variety :P)
    Although I guess we can consider ourselves lucky to get ep 13 this week. Because another week of waiting would be impossible^^

    • 6.1 kdramas

      Am wondering: since you live in Austria, isn’t viki blocked for you?!

      • 6.1.1 zakin89

        I’m a QC there (doing German subs for some projects) so I can see most of the dramas there πŸ˜‰

        • Van

          Are you by any chance from Vietnam?

    • 6.2 Jo

      It would be interesting to see what are the actual global percentages that watches Kdramas. The Master’s Sun in particular. πŸ™‚

      • 6.2.1 redfox

        Estonia: 0,000000079 %….. (me)
        well there was another dramabeaner from my country, where be she….

  7. redfox

    it was known but… what spoilers. you think if we got any idea what is going to happen we would be this nervous?

    I place my bet on Joong-won not being dead, waking up, gaining ghost seeing ability though. seeing a horde of ghosts freaking out and scaring everyone around

    oy he should see the dumpster and the coffee ghost and would have to take over buying the coffees all the time.

    oh that would be hilarity on the max

    • 7.1 redfox

      oh btw my virus protection is saying you got something dangerous in this site

      • 7.1.1 KDrama Fan

        Could be your spoiler wasn’t properly marked and you’ve angered people…

        • redfox

          it aint a spoiler, it is a speculation. ahh danger averted I think the virus protection just went a bit mad, after updating it doesnt say anything.

          maybe it saw a ghost.

          • Melissa

            “maybe it saw a ghost.”


          • Joy

            Uh yeah it’s a spoiler. Some people haven’t watch episodd 12 yet and now you indirectly told them that he might be dead or in a coma. Thanks.

          • redfox

            but everyone is mentioning it! and there are recaps her of episode 12.

    • 7.2 seersucker

      I would love to see a role reversal like that. He gave little sympathy to GS (until he started to fall for her) and I can see him being such a baby about it.

      I wonder what that will mean for his issues with Hee Joo, though, because I figure either he can somehow see ghosts after and can talk to her, or while he’s tromping around as a semi-ghost he talks to her. Either way they’ve got some business to take care of.

    • 7.3 KDR

      I think there might be amnesia or a coma involved… That way they have their “separation” but not really..

      • 7.3.1 redfox

        no amnesia or coma. it has to happen NOW and with full memory intact, otherwise it would not be funny

      • 7.3.2 CG

        I am guessing he will not be able to be her “shield” anymore. That would create a separation for them, wouldn’t it?

    • 7.4 KDaddict

      I love redfox’s idea, for the laughs, and the win!

    • 7.5 Julia the Berkshire Beanie

      I want to see Joong-Won freaking out when he can finally see these scary ghosts. Can we give him some as frightening as the 404 ghost and have him wet his pants? LOL

      • 7.5.1 redfox

        and he would be clinging to Gong Shil asking for protection….and if she rejects him now he would try clinging to kang Candy or Secretary Kim or even Auntie.

        khmmm, yes, come cling to auntie. all the aunties on Dramabeans wouldnΒ΄t mind.

      • 7.5.2 El


  8. jassarah

    Thanks for letting us know, javabeans. It would have been extra crushing to wake up tomorrow morning and realize that there’s no Episode 13, and that we’re nowhere closer to finding out what happens next.

    (goes to bite nails until Thursday)

  9. sophia

    All that was keeping me together during what has been a hellish work week was the anticipation of Masters Sun tomorrow.

    I realize this is silly. but I’m really upset. SBS does not appreciate the power it has over me. (insert gaksital scream of rage).

    • 9.1 seersucker

      LOL. We are all here with you. http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

      • 9.1.1 raindrops1

        *pressed(with force and rage) the button, this is a dire siatuation, indeed*

      • 9.1.2 PlumWine

        Ha! I think we broke the button.

      • 9.1.3 Yue-lie


        I was so frustrated…you saved the day!!

    • 9.2 Ponpon

      Same here, I’ve been working at reception at an event and standing on my feet for at least 7 hours each day for the last couple of days and my only comfort was the fact that I would be able to get 2 brilliant doses of Master’s Sun this week. I feel your pain…the disappointment is intense right now! Doesn’t help that it has been such a tragic week with rain and storms here in Sydney ><

    • 9.3 LizJ

      LOL, me too! On both counts – difficult week at work, and frustrated anticipation.

  10. 10 DMKO

    Previews??? did you say previews??? Where? I must have previews, especially since those clowns are delaying the show by one whole day!!!!Ugh!

    • 10.1 yammy

      translated previews are located at the master’s sun fan page on facebook. Some commenters also have to posted some on the ep 12 comment section, last page (so many comments!!), but you have to highlight it to see.

      • 10.1.1 yammy

        forgot to add, they are text previews, not a video

  11. 11 pari

    I was already waiting for the episode with no preview and cliffhanger is a torture.

  12. 12 Chris

    Oh no! πŸ™ I have been waiting for episode 13 for like years! I love this series!!! Hope it will be extended… Love their chemistry!!! πŸ™‚

  13. 13 OMG

    i heard that there’s been a one episode extension….???

  14. 14 Mystisith

    Well, that’s not a nice move from SBS but it’s not the first time they are messing with the airing grids at the last minute (AGD and the olympics games anyone)?
    The preview is not here yet, I think.
    Anyway, I will only say that: What cliffhanger?
    I don’t know what will happen in ep 13 but I know for sure what WON’T happen: Killing a lead so soon in a rom-com. I really don’t get why so many viewers are in panic mode. Lol.

    • 14.1 Lucifera

      Because the show has been bloody unpredictable so far and we’re dealing with the famous Hong sisters and they might just keep him in a coma or sth and give us his free-to-raom-around ghost instead!
      I wouldn’t like that one bit! I’d like a JW who is flesh and blood and can hold TY in front of the whole world to see!

      • 14.1.1 Ani

        Argh. I can’t decide what I would hate the most:

        (1) He dies
        (2) Or a theory I’ve heard – He ends up getting into a coma (which I don’t mind if the heroine can get him back) only to wake up and not remember her so she has to do something in the last episode to get him to remember her (like the movie “Just Like Heaven”).
        (3) He dies, but they find a way to get him a new body (like in Ghost Whisperer when the husband died and he ended up highjacking a recently evacuated body.

        So I’m hoping no death and no amnesia (cliche) and no Jim Clancy action please.

  15. 15 jensredshoes

    Can’t…stop…pouting! Does that mean it’l be on DramaFever with subbs by Friday? My lip might be frozen like this by then. Well, our darling Ji-Sub is worth it!

    • 15.1 Nicolette

      go on viki! they’ll have it done by thursday night for sure.

      • 15.1.1 KimYoonmi

        They usually have it done 2 hours after posting…

  16. 16 all4movies

    Oh well, more time to surf the web for SJS videos. I found one called K2 where he was smoking in it.

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he came back from is coma as a hip hop chaebol?

    • 16.1 jhu

      lol. a hip hop chaebol? LOL!!! now that you’ve inserted this crazy idea in my head, please show! make it come true!

      meanwhile, i too am trying to numb the pain of waiting by engaging in some passionate viewing of SJS’s hip-hop videos on YouTube.

  17. 17 Thursdaynexxt

    Thanks for the heads up, javabeans!

    In that case, there’s still time for the Ep 12 comments board to make it past 1200+ comments! πŸ˜€

  18. 18 hoaa

    please thursday come faster!

  19. 19 Redge

    A one episode extension has apparently been confirmed! So this week will air ep 13, next week 14 and 15, the next 16 and 17. I’m generally wary of extensions because one can kill a show fast so I hope the Hong Sisters won’t do anything to ruin the good they already have.

    • 19.1 lina

      the episode 17… I thought it’s a special episode where they will show BTS and interviews of TMS actors and crews..

      • 19.1.1 jhu

        oh yes. anything better than a last minute extension. lina, can you pull off an ‘inception’ and plant this idea in the minds of the producers over at SBS?

  20. 20 switchgrl

    Ahh and I thought THIS week was long!! Wed and thurs take forever to get here and now they are just teasing us!

  21. 21 Shadow-chan

    I already read this on Facebook earlier (although they also said there there was no extension? So there is now?), but I’m mighty unhappy about it.
    On the other hand, I’m still thankful for the bliss that is usually 2 episodes per week – just imagine we’d have to wait until next Wednesday! *shudders* >.<

    (I also don't think he's dead, but STILL…!)

  22. 22 masa

    They can at least give us a preview of ep 13 right?
    The suspense is killing me!

  23. 23 fun-lugha

    Awws uri unni eottokhe?!! This is the first kdrama shes ever watched and shes well hooked…damn u SBS!
    Btw I heard no spoilers and I aint interested either, I want whatever happens to hit me well & good! Roll on Thursday!

  24. 24 Andrea

    Ugh, SBS why so wishy-washy? I’m going to have a glass half-full perspective: the episode is much closer than last week, the wait is almost over. Let’s just hold on a little longer… *resists the urge to rock back and forth*

    • 24.1 PlumWine

      *waves from splintering rocking chair*

  25. 25 Anonymous

    Nooooooo. This is was supposed to be my reprieve drama! I guess I have to wait then.

  26. 26 Anonymous

    An article just came up that there will be a one episode extension. IDK if thats a good thing or not in terms of the narrative but at least i’m excited to see SJS and GHJ for another hour!!! http://news.nate.com/view/20130917n24657?mid=e0102

  27. 27 wag-a-muffin


  28. 28 Viki


    Oh well, I guess we’ll have idol programs instead. Better be good!

  29. 29 d5d

    Just as I started to pick up this drama, it has to not release an episode! Noooooooooo! Plus I want this evil girl storyline to be over already, and it didn’t really begin…ugh. I hate when they have really obvious, spiteful female characters in the story, I always just want to skip over that part.

  30. 30 raindrops1

    Thanks for the heads up and clarification javabeans. My head has been spinning with the constant back and forth. Just earlier today a friend was telling me that she read there would be a ep on Wednesday and no episode on Thursday. My reaction was: WHAT?!!! I’ve read everywhere that the episode would be airing on Thursday. I’m glad it’s clear and the episode 13 will air until Thursday. (Sad, tear, tear more wait, what to do until then?) This way I know I don’t have to wake up tomorrow at 5am like I usually do to watch the livestream.
    SBS, stop playing with our emotions. Where is the video preview for 13? Give us that at least for this indecision from your end.

  31. 31 Steph

    Yes to extension, noooooooo to premeption. Ugh.

  32. 32 anna

    NO! WHY?! I’ve waited all week for this! I’ve never wanted my days to go by quicker as I do now because of Master’s Sun. And we’re only getting ONE episode this week. Taste my sad πŸ™

  33. 33 Waves

    I don’t mind the amnesia if it’s lighthearted like in Secret Garden. Gil Ra Im just told Joo Won up front that he follows her around, and think about her all the time because he loves her.

  34. 34 Perrie

    I wish I could put a gif of Lee Gwang Soo going “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” cuz that’s how I’m feeling *tear

    • 34.1 PlumWine

      That would be hilarious! No one would tell him to stop it either.

  35. 35 midwestmz

    You have trained me well, oh great leaderrrr! I am trained to come here first for my fix, then on to the viewing, then back to see if my lit’l ole eyes missed anything in their reading. I sure would have been biteing the nails when i could not find this under its normal scheduling. Thank you very much for the heads up, or should one say chins down?

  36. 36 akscully

    I’m okay. I’m okay. I’m sure the crushing disappointment and life draining of all joy and meaning will be fine.


    • 36.1 akscully

      also, I have to say that I LOVE the currently airing schedule comment for Master’s Sun, lol.

  37. 37 ck1Oz

    One episode is not going to be enough to deal with the fallout from ep 12. Plus we have Hanna popping up.They are so stingy with the spoilers as well, it’s driving me crazy.

  38. 38 Funfare

    Are the previews for eps 13 out yet?????

  39. 39 Camille

    Oh come on.

  40. 40 Donkeykong

    SO I have absolutely nothing to look forward to tomorrow. I wish I could learn sooner when they decide to preempt episodes.

  41. 41 jomo

    I am NOT ok with no Wed Show, and not really OK with even a one episode extension as far as the plot, but, I have to admit I didn’t have high hopes for the end of the series anyway. Best Love and Big could have ended better and neither had to deal with extra episodes.

    I am OK with scenes of GHJ and SJS together doing whatever they feel like. Especially if it is kissing and touching.

    • 41.1 DMKO

      lots of kissing and touching!!!!:)

    • 41.2 PlumWine

      AYE!!! *stands up waving hands frantically*

    • 41.3 S

      I agree on the extension, extensions are never good πŸ™ If the ending sucks I’ll take episode 12 as my finale :'(

      They should have settled with a special with never before seen BTS! More BTS! MOAR! Especially with the likes of the latest baby/oppa one LOLOLOL~

      • 41.3.1 cas

        they will probably extend it in the middle, like make a filler episode. I doubt they’ll change the ending to what they have planned, it doesn’t make sense lol

    • 41.4 Fatimah

      yes, yes, yes… As long as they are together. I’m living vicariously thru their romance. It feels good and warm when you see them reach for each other. I hope after his near death experience (it’s definitely a near death experience. HE DID NOT DIE) their romance will be more intense. A case of ‘I’ve almost lost you. I will never let you go OR You will never leave me’ kind of angst.

      I found two vids – interview with SJS and GHJ. They look so………. good together.


    • 41.5 Ponpon

      I can watch the both of them engage in physical contact all day. An hour’s worth for the extension would be lovely πŸ˜€

  42. 42 bishieaddict

    AH!! I can’t wait…I guess I’m going to have to watch dramas from my backlog to get my fix. Such a huge cliff hanger too.

  43. 43 kles

    EEEEEEE!!! I was waaaiting to find out if he really died! So Ji Sub!!! I’ve always loved how badass he is since rough cut. Grrr…. At least we’ll find out about Boss Moon tonight…? Please don’t catch Tae San!!! Please let Tae San get the camera footage!! (sorry, not related to MS…) I Luff both shows.

  44. 44 Ellen

    so ep 14, 15,16 will air next week right please say yes????

  45. 45 zsa

    BOO HOO….now I’m upset….anyway…happy Chuseok!

  46. 46 UltramarineBlue

    Ugh…Well at least that means we get more time with Gong Shil and Joong Won. This is the first drama in a while that really has me addicted and while it is somewhat painful; I really am grateful for even having such a wonderful drama to watch.

    Thanks for the heads up! πŸ™‚

  47. 47 Gidget

    Collective scream heard around the world:



  48. 48 Betsy

    Heard they gave the show a one episode extension and now Master’s Sun will be ending with 17 episodes.

  49. 49 Waiting


    Now being spoiled by eps weekly AND having this dandy cliff hanger, I am annoyed as many of you are as well. So, I can watch this week’s ep or put it off for next week and watch three. I just don’t want to get further draw in to have to wait…again. Patience is not one of my strengths hence the marathon sessions of some dramas and refreshing pages like it is an elevator button. LOL

    Y’all know I’m going to cave and watch on Thursday, right?


    • 49.1 PlumWine

      Right there with you. I now tell people I know to NOT start this drama till it’s finished so they won’t lose their minds like me. * my daughter says it left loooong before this, but is deciding to wait*. Sighhhhh

    • 49.2 S

      Part of the fun is watching live streaming AND refreshing pages πŸ˜‰

      Marathoning dramas just doesn’t come with the same excitement / dread hehhehs~

  50. 50 Consortoflight

    Ugh!!!! Cliffhanger killed me! I was so excited for tomorrow now I am sad! They better not pull any amnesia crap though that’s all I am saying!!!!!!

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