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Moonlight Drawn By Clouds rejects extension, to end with 18 episodes

Huzzah! Rejoice! *leaps for joy*

I was afraid KBS would strong-arm its latest drama sensation, youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, into an unnecessary extension to milk its popularity a bit more, but the Powers That Be have decided to forego that idea and end as originally planned, with 18 episodes. Reasons cited are because the follow-up drama is already in planning (Su Ae’s The Man Living in Our House), and because they want to preserve the quality of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.

Well, thank goodness they saw sense, because as much as I’d have forced myself to take a positive outlook on an extension, I’ve never felt that more episodes made for a better drama. So we can all relax and settle back to watch the rest of the show play out as originally planned. And do a few extra leaps of joy.

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds started off modestly with an 8.3% rating on its premiere, but favorable response and strong word of mouth carried it into hit territory and ratings doubled in its second week; it went on to break 20% ratings, which is about where it stands now. Can’t wait for Mo(o)nday, when we get our Episode 11. *impatient waiting* *grabby hands*

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YESSSSS~~~~!!! Best news of the week! Woo hoo!!!

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I was a bit worried as the actors were already starting to look a wee bit tired and we are only just past the half-way mark with quite a few more episodes to go.

Really did not want the quality of this drama to drop due to fatigue and time-constraints and pressure to drag a good thing out too much.

Now that one piece of anxiety is off our shoulders, hopefully the rest of the drama will be just as awesome to the very end!

*crosses fingers and toes*

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I'm happy about this as well. Like others here I also noticed Bogummy and YooJung looking quite tired in the recent episodes. The casts are so young and they're working so hard for this drama. I got worried when I saw how red Yoojung's eyes were in last week's episodes. Bogummy also has dark eye bags too...I think live-shooting is starting to really affect these actors and bless them that they're doing a wonderful job with their acting. I'm still amazed that this drama is still very much top-notch without losing its quality.

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Tell me about it! The cast is so dedicated! I saw on one of the BTS clips (I think it was an interview with the main cast on set) and the interviewer asked PBG what time he arrived on set and he said 6.30am. The interviewer then responded that he must be very tired and that maybe they should leave him to rest and PBG in typical good-natured fashion, was quick to deny it and said that it's ok he managed to catch some sleep in his car! Gah!

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Exactly, these kids are way too kind to say no to pressures. In one of 1N2D episodes (the one before Bogummy joined as a guest), Cha Tae Hyun made a phone call to Bogummy at midnight. In fact it's probably way past midnight and Bogummy picked up the phone call. At that time he just finished filming his part for Moonlight and you can here YooJung in the phone call too. Jesus, if arriving on set to work 6.30am and ending the day past midnight... it's crazy work hours!

It's like what I read about Kill Me Heal Me, when it was still filming, Ji Sung only had 2 hours sleep!

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2 hours of sleep??!! That's insane...

Well, now that there is no extension, the production crew can now be completely focussed on consistently maintaining the quality of this show, without all that additional pressure to build in fillers and whatnot.

Also, with all the love MDBC is getting in Korea, hopefully it will also translate to outward and practical support such as food trucks or gifts to the cast and the production team to keep up their spirits and their energy. Every little helps!

Another potential positive is that is may not be as hot over there as summer is now over. Struggling with the heat in the handbooks must be killer on the energy and concentration!

And on that note, just how much is PBG rocking his handbooks?! He cuts a really dashing and regal figure in them, I just can't stop looking! *_*

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* hanboks!

(I hope the autocorrect will not kick in again this time! Sheesh!)

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and I heard bogum didn't drink coffee, not that I reccomended him but it boost a bit of strength amd focus, so I hope the cast get enough strength...

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Yayee! Thank God sense prevailed.

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YES! *Fist Pump*

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This post reminded me that I have less hope for the next batch of dramas. This one was the best but they are not followed by more interesting stuff.

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I feel you, I don't want to stop seeing PBG on screen but I would terribly hate it if they forego the quality of the drama for extension (and tbh, most extension means more angst).

So big yay for the PD team for standing their ground!

Now - if only Lee Soo Hyuk can be the next lead to grace our screen...

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Omona This: Now - if only Lee Soo Hyuk can be the next lead to grace our screen...

I knew I couldn't be the only one who thinks that it's about time he plays lead. Almost all of his batchmates from White Christmas have played leads and after watching him give life and all that to Gwi, I was hoping to see him get a leading role. I was rather disappointed to find out that he'll be playing second fiddle to Kim Young-Kwang (although the fact that they are friends in real life makes me happy). IMO he is a better actor, but in retrospect, I can see why the producers give KYK the lead role. KYK has a more commercial, flexible and relatable look. Whereas LSH is more haute couture, for the lack of a better word. But eventually him playing second leads will work on his favor, giving him more time to practice and hone his craft more. Let us join hands together in praying for the day when Lee Soo-Hyuk gets the lead!

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I'm still bitter about Kim Jae Wook still in second male lead territory...

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yes, times 100000!!!!

He's one of the most charismatic actors around, and extremely talented. He portrayed more emotion in that one ghost show in a few minutes with no lines then the rest of the leads did combined...still burnt that they didn't wake him from his coma instead of truly killing him off :(

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I would loooove a drama with lee soo hyuk as the lead.

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Yay! Jumping happily all over the place on bombastic right now !!

Thank goodness, I want nothing to ruin this drama for me, I'm loving it so so much!

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Hooray!!!

Instead of extensions, I'd like them to air BTS episode. I need more Young-On couple when they are off-camera ?

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Or NG scenes! The one shown during the Chuseok special were awesome XD

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Awesome news!

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Assa! Thank the dramagods and let's continue praying it continues to stay this strong throughout the rest of it. ?

And I'm so tempted now to use that CP jump as my background pic. ?

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Moonlight is really benefiting from wise decision-making. Thumbs up!

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My exams (that spanned over a month) had just ended yesterday, so I just began my Moonlight Drawn By Clouds marathon yesterday. I'm only at episode 6, and I can't describe how great this drama is. I had loved Park Bo Gum since I Remember You and Reply 1988, and this has amplified it even more, and he's definitely my favorite actor at the moment.

And awesome tumblr memes from MDBC:
http://dramatroll.net/post/150187848141
http://dramatroll.net/post/150142614508

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Dude, the Tumblr posts give me life!! So funny

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@Shirleen - I'm so proud of you for holding back to get your exams done before starting to watch MDBC - what with all the loud world-wide squeeing going on! You must have tremendous self-control and an iron will. And now look what a satisfying reward you're getting!!!

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Thank you! Never saw that site before.

Not sleeping tonight, found the archives.

Already know it will be totally worth it.

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LOL at your choice of pics, jb.

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HAHA. Great shots from the cast and so fitting!

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Yes!!! Love the pics and I feel like jumping like them too!! ?

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Hah, she probably could have just posted the title and the pictures. (Side note: If a picture features PBG's smile is it worth 1500 words? The extra 500 mostly consisting of "s", "q", "u", and a lot of "e"s? )

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Yay! I must admit I was a bit worried.

Lol. Also, am watching King Louis, and I, for one, am glad they can't do PPLs in this drama. XD

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perfect choice of pic for the title. YAYYYYYYY!
I just dont like extensions. It just an unnecessary drag to the story.

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Hallelujah!!

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Thank you very very kamsa!!!!! I can't be happier with this news. I am so glad the production team stood firmly on the ground and did not bow down to the broadcaster's demand.

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This year daesang award for wisest decision making goes to KBS nah!* beautiful mind*
but deasang for luckiest daram must for MDBC (they won against greedy KBS).. yay! Happiee dance

Moonlight all the way

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Yay!

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Hurray for choosing Quality over quantity! My greedy self wants more episodes, but my level-headed side shot it down with the mantra: "Quality is everything!"

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Hip hip hooray!!!! ???

This is probably the only time i will be rejoicing having less of PBG and KYJ (and KDY and JY) on my screen but I'm really happy and hope we have a perfectly paced drama.

I can't believe I'm saying this but... Yippee... Monday is coming soon!!!

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Thunderous cheers fill my ears! Yezzz! Now they can focus on keeping the quality until the last episode. Please continue to be good.

Something to look forward to: Beige's song, the goosebumps inducing humming instrumental, will finally be released next week! And Baek Jiyoung's sad song "Love is Over" will be released too and I read that this will be the theme of YeongOn. :'( I guess this means that tears of sadness will commence in upcoming episodes. Gotta be ready with tissues.

Oh and belated happy birthday to the very beautiful and talented Kim Yoojung.

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The song title is English even on Korean site. I'm kind of wary it will take me out of the scene (ala Moon Lovers). But hell yeah, bring on the tears!

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"Love Is Over". Omg such ominous feels

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I love the OST so far! Like you, can't wait for the rest of the songs to be slowly released over the drama's run. And the cover pictures for each song are really very beautiful too.

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Nooooooo! How can love be over?! I want my puppy couple be happy and giddy forever!

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I'm preparing myself for an angsty set of episodes next week, all because of the damn OST releases.

I mean, "Love Is Over" is clearly a breakup/Ra-on watches Yeong getting married song. But then again, so is that haunting Beige song.

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I can never handle my OTP being sad and broken...but adding Bo Gum's face in there? Oh God, I need someone to hold my hand while I watch.

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I have to say, this post made my day.
My spirit just shot through the roof, after those photos. Bless their heart, specifically Bogumee. His hilarious teaser for this drama is my go to pick me up. That teaser got me addicted to his smile and his fan. ❤

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This makes me so happy! Because we won't see two unnecessary episodes with fill-in scenes just to milk the cash cow.

It means we will see tight writing to resolve all the plots left and hopefully this drama will end in a satisfying way. :D

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Good job! :D

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wow! Good news for once!

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Best news ever!!

I was felt kinda wary KBS going to extend MDBC. Agree with everyone, nothing really necessary comes from extension.

Finally someone can say no to that extensions idea! I wish other PD going to do the same if met with such option.

I love the way story goes so far. I do not need more filler and unnecessary angst thank you!

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Even though I could watch endless episodes of Moonlight at this point, this is great news indeed!

Yay!

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I'm... honestly sad. Just an episode of our puppy couple being all giddy in love wasn't enough for me, wish they could have extend an episode and show us that. *pouts* On the other hand, I do want Moonlight to keep its momentum until the end and end with a bang.

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Bbbbuuuuuuuuuut...... *trembling lips*

Why it's suddenly only 4 more weeks left?
What will I do if there is no more Seja on Monday and Tuesday?
What will I do with my sewings if I see no more Kim Hyungie??
I can't see that day... hics..
I can't see that daaaaaay.. TT_TT

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\^o^/

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Well done Kang Byung Taek and crew <3.

Please do another conventional sageuk like Jeong DoJeon for the sake of those who loves this genre.

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Aw Yeah! *happy dance*
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! ❤️

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I cant remember the last time i'm obsessed with a drama like this.. The King 2 Hearts maybe. I easily got bored after a few episodes.

However, Moonlight has been well done from beginning to the latest episode. Seriously, i have no words to describe it. This drama is a manisfesto of how a team work should be.

For example, when i first listen to the soundtracks outside of the drama, i dont like them that much. However, in the drama, they heighten the mood, and everything is just so perfect and completes each other. The music, the acting, the storyline, the directing, the cinematograpy, the editing. Everything. They are good separately, but together, they are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Now, i'm listening to the full ost over and over, rewatching the drama over and over, checking this website over and over because i just cant get enough.

Thumbs up to the WHOLE PRODUCTION for sticking to their principle on producing a good drama. You all have my respect.

And thank you for bringing me back to my kdrama addiction!

With this kind of production i have no worries what will come next. Even if the quality lessen a bit later, i blame it on their live shooting.

Thank you, Moonlight!

And thank you Dramabeans for the constant updates on anything related to kdrama.

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Awesome news indeed! I'm glad they didn't try to stretch it, which usually means a sacrifice in quality. Really enjoying this sageuk and Bogummy+Yoojungie are the cutest couple ever!!

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Moonlight Drawn to the Right Conclusion :)

Everything about this drama has been sensible and praise worthy, latest developments included!

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Wow! Defying convention and satisfying the fans. Am impressed!

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Do eunuchs normally wear sneakers? :D

But seriously, even though it's an appealing prospect to be able to watch our puppy duo for a week longer, I'm relieved that we won't have to watch a dissolved prolongued story. Because then Bogummy would become a bit bubblegummy ;)

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The sneakers have always driven me crazy in that publicity photo, haha! Did no one notice? Or did they just not have period shoes for her???

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Lolol her shoes bother me, too. How did they overlook that anachronism?! How is it that no one bothered trying to photoshop it or just... using... a different... picture?

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I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. Well, who cares. They looked like they were having the time of their lives, that's all that matter.

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I really think KBS just test the water by having the rumor start and then many people said how it will be difficult on record so they didn't do it.

but let just move and agree they make a good decision

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Common sense rears it's lovely head! This show feels so well paced, and an extension would mess that up. Very happy that they are staying with the original episode count. :D

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YAYYYYYYYYYY HURRAYYYY
*HIGH-PITCHED SQUEALS* *ROLLING ON BACK*

Best news ever! It's embarrassing how I'm not exaggerating my words, those are the exact knee-jerk responses in real life. And how I love that both posts about the extensions are so spot-on to the beanies' reactions hee.

Now I can go watch the remaining eps without worrying about the story going unnecessarily draggy.

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Yasssss! Best news of the week! Omg, and Park Bogummie Kim Yoo Jung jumpin' shots to celebrate the special occasion!

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I would love it if after the show finished, they make a commentary like what Secret Garden did before. PBG, KYJ can watch and comment about their own acting. Adding JY and KDY is not bad too hehehe

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G.R.E.A.T.

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18 episodes... Agreed!! everybody is doing an amazing job. they deserve the ratings!!

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