Three Brothers extended 20 episodes
KBS’s weekend drama Three Brothers is a frustrating watch for me, but it has performed consistently well in the ratings, with numbers in the 30% range. Despite increasing complaints that the drama is becoming decidedly makjang (as in, loaded with over-the-top dramatics purely to score ratings), KBS has decided to grant it a 20-episode extension, bringing the total run to 70 episodes.
Considering that it has dominated the weekend airwaves since it first premiered, this is no surprise. I can’t stand to watch the drama so this extension doesn’t do much to alter my viewing schedule, even if the CP promised that the characters, who are being criticized in the current storylines, will change by the drama’s end. I thought the show started off promising with the emphasis on the drama’s most likable character, youngest son Lee Jun-hyuk and his comic courtship, but it fast devolved into aggravating conflicts between incredibly unlikable characters like the mother (grarrr) and the daughters-in-law, who are alternately selfish and dour. (Their husbands ain’t so great either.)
With this extension, Three Brothers will run through June 13.
Via Joy News
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