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Happy Chuseok week: A note about TV programming

As you have probably heard, this week is Chuseok week in Korea, which is the biggest holiday of the year. As the harvest festival, it’s akin to the Western Thanksgiving; the actual day of Chuseok this year is Wednesday, September 22, but the overall holiday spans several days, which often gets stretched into a whole week of traveling home to see the folks, pigging out on songpyun rice cakes, and enjoying a few days off from the usual grind.

What does that mean for television? Well, first off there will be no My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho airing on Wednesday, which will be host to lots of special family-friendly Chuseok programming instead. But fear not, both new episodes (13 & 14) WILL air this week — just both on Thursday.

It should be interesting to watch how Playful Kiss does this week — not only is Baker King Kim Tak-gu off the air, on Wednesday it will have no competition from Gumiho, either, since both SBS and KBS will be airing Chuseok specials. On Thursday, it’ll be up against Gumiho again.

This might give it a chance to pick itself up, get back on its feet, and grab a few new viewers just before Runaway premieres next week. Maybe.

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Shin Min-ah looks so pretty in her hanbok...
Waaah, thank goodness both Episodes 13 and 14 are airing on Thursday :)
Cannot wait!
Happy Chuseok everyone :)

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Agreed..she looks amazing!

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Yes,she is pretty. I still can't shake off the foxlike look of hers. Maybe it's the ears...

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NEXTT WEEEK! NOOOO I CAN"T WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO C MY BABY RAIN!!
lol enough with caps lock, i hope playful kiss ratings goes up:) it's a pretty cute and a delicious drama!!

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if you're talking about MGIAG not airing this wednesday, and which you may already realize or maybe not...its that it will be aired this week, DEFO! WOOP! both episodes will be air on thursday but boo for we might have to wait for a while for the subs
:)

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ok so you werent ;O sry, but just to justify myself whenever it rains now i always thought of MGIAG...-sigh,, still embarrased...hides-

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awww cute connection but fox rain>rain/bi besides the fact it means she is crying

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WOW, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday I can't wait to spend time with family and friends. Good food, great drinks and the crisp fall air. I hope Playful Kiss rating increase, I really like k-drama version of (Ariel) she more gusty.

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Well at least we do get to see both episodes even if a bit late!!!!

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True, however, what a disappointing Wed.

Well, at least I have SJ to check out after that playful kiss in PK. And I heard KBS will re-run the whole 6eps of SKKS whole day long, just hope it's in a different time slot with PK, I really want PK to break at least 5% rating for once!

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If you're talking about a disappointed Wednesday because MGIAG doesn't air, then this might help you smile. On Wednesday there will be a MGIAG Chuseok Special which will air BTS and NG clips of the drama :)

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LIIIIIIIIIIKE! been waiting for those...hope they're as epic as those of YAB!!

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Well, Actually, SKKS rerun will be broadcasted not on KBS 1,2 main channel, but on subsidiary cable channel which doesn't attract whole lot of people, but it's better than nothing.

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Actually, I'm fairly certain Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year, whatever you want to call it) is the biggest Asian holiday, but Chuseok is right up there in second place.

I really hope PK's ratings pick up this week. I haven't found time to watch it yet and probably won't for a LONG while, but the ratings are absolutely pitiful right now. I feel so bad that I'm almost considering watching it before I watch Gumiho, which I haven't started either.

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JB meant it's the biggest holiday in Korea...

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Yes, I realize that. Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday regardless which Asian country we're talking about.

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Actually I don't think Japanese celebrate Lunar New Year anymore...

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I'm hoping the best for PK too. from the recaps i read here it deserves better. but if it's going to be another You're Beautiful - with those crazed mania - it'd be cool too. too bad there are just so many other good stuff out there right now.

Lastly, to all Koreans, happy Chuseok!

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Wow, Shin Min-ah is beautiful in her hanbok!

To all my fellow Dramabeaners who are Korean and/or live in Korea-

Chuseok chahl bo-nay-say-yo! =]

(hope I got that right)

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Happy Chuseok to all my new KFriends!

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I almost had a heart attack when I read "No Gumiho on Wednesday" and it started beating again when I read that they're both coming out on Thursday. Whew!

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i felt exactly the same lol

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Yeah, I felt the same too..

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Huks..the same goes to me. I'm totally fall in love with this show!

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same here, a little bit of me died, then I read on, and I revived myself..lol

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happy chuseok to everyone :)
i am celebrating with my family on wednesday and i cant wait for all the moon cakes!!! can't wait until thursday for double the gumiho. pk ratings can go up but i do not want it to surpass gumiho. it's almost over next week :(

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happy happy chuseok to all the native koreans and the koreans at heart here at dramabeans!! have a good one :D

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I love the maybe at the end. seriously its a maybe.

I dont know if this will effect ratings but on Thursday, KBS is planning to air a KimTakgu Special (like they did with BOF after it ended).

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KBS are what? That's a wee bit cheapskatey if you ask me. Was expecting a proper drama special from them.
Oh well, looking forward to the SBS special with Jung Ae-ri and Kang Nam-gil amongst others.

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love the picture. thanks. and the info on the traditional holiday is appreciated too...

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Shin Min Ah always looks amazing. I wonder if MGIG will be a hugh boost to her carear?

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Happy Chuseok to everyone!!!

Shin Min Ah looks ever gorgeous <3

No MGiaG on Wed? Wah. But having 2 eps back to back? Yes plz! Poor viikii subbers will have double the work though :( Extra kudos to them!!!

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shin min ah is gorgeous

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Almost had a heart attack when I read no MGIG ...but then I smiled when I read on furthur that they'd both be aired on Thursday. Watched Naked Kitchen, coz I am officially Shin Min-a obssessed by now. Can't wait for thursday :)

Hoi, Hoi!

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First time commenting, just have to say I literally GASPED when you said there would be no MGIAG airing on Wednesday, only to sigh in relief when you said there would be two on Thursday.

So close to a heart attack... whew!

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Argh, the wait for MGiaG is going to be so much longer!!! I will wait patiently though, and appreciate the subs and recaps done by some of the world's most awesome people :D

P.S. did you hear that leaks from the MGiaG set will be on lockdown till they air the last episode? And that they might change the ending? I am completely writing an open letter to the Hong Sisters petitioning for a happy ending, because I hate sad love stories. At least, let us know the final outcome 30mins beforehand, so that we can get 25 assured minutes of Woongtastic-ness before the end.

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*sigh* i won't be able to celebrate chuseok with my family this year...all the food i WON'T be able to eat T.T

and good luck to playful kiss!! this might well be there chance to up their ratings and prove they have a good drama...if they make sure to air a good, solid episode!

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happy chuseok to all korean chingus out there!!

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happy chuseok to all korean chingus out there!! I am looking forward to PK.

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.. and Thursday has never been so far away.

happy chuseok day to Korean Dramabeaners!

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haha, the Mid-Autumn Festival is on the day of Chuseok too.

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Actually Chuseok is the Mid-Autumn Festival in Korea. Koreans adopted the Lunar Calendar (which is originated in China) and like the Chinese, their holidays are based on the Lunar Calendar.

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Does this mean one 2-hour episode or two 1-hour episodes with a commercial break in between for Gumiho? If the former, does that mean JB is going to do a mega-sized recap?

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woah, that'd be awesome. maybe a join-mega-sized-recap between jb and gf?
but we can't ask too much, i guess.

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Mmmm, I wonder if the Korean kids on campus will do anything this week (no Korean Club yet, so boooo). I will sure hunt down their hideout so I can see a bit of what Chuseok week is for them. That, and hope they're making awesome food. X)

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Shin Min-Ah looks reaaly fancy in her hanbok! Chuseok week is here and Im so jealous that I feel like wearing my hanbok too! Oh the food I cant have!

I wish that Hong sisters will push away from having and sad ending for MGiaG. I wish they end satisfactory instead to pacify my addiction to the drama.

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My hart sank when I read that there will be no MGIAG on Wednesday! Thankfully I'll only have to wait a day and not an entire week to see it.

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it won't...the people would think like..mbc have such an arrogant director to air the drama even though the other tv station air their chuseok special..don't mbc care about the chuseok? just a thought..LOL

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For those who want to see more of SMA's charismatic charms, I suggest watching the film "Madeleine" (co-starring Jo In-sung and Park Jung-ah, w/ great music from the indie band "Sugar Donut" w/ PJA singing lead) or the drama "Punch" (co-starring Joo Jin-mo - great chemistry btwn the 2 and SMA is simply adorable).

Happy Chuseok!

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Oooh I haven't seen Punch, how is it?

I've seen most of SMA's movies and I've loved almost all of them but I think my favorite one has to be The Beauty and The Beast... it actually made me cry at one point. Such a sap I am LOL

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yay for PK! fighting! and shin mina is pretty as always.

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8 more days to go hwaiting ..............
Chuseok special Runaway...............
yo Rain Go Rain Go ^ ^

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Happy Chuseok to the lovely people of Korea and to all the world!!! let's celebrate life! ^^

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Viikii team for MGIAG will have to double their work on that day,lol. Anyway, I really hope PK rating will improve, at least

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Haeng bokhan Chusok Korea & to all Koreans! I just wished i were in Korea to celebrate with them! :)

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dont flame me for this *hides under protective rock JIC* but i hope the hong sisters follow through with their original ending - rumor alert - even if it means MH or DW has to die
i'd rather have the ending crafted from the very beginning rather than something the put together at the last minute to placate hoards of angry stampeding fans
also i think the "DJ will sacrifice" route is way too obvious and lacks the hong sister flair *i expect better*
ditto samshin grandma coming out of the painting

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i confess i might still have an angry hidden innerfan armed with a dong joo dagger and a hoi hoi attack but said fan is coming to terms with all possibilties

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Thank Goodness and thank U. I'm anticipating for every new coming episodes. It drives me crazy every time I think about the main couple <3 "give me more and more". So that's fantastic to double my happiness cause two new eps are coming at a time <3

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i always admire the hanbok. and chuseok is tomorrow which happens to be hyoyeon's (snsd) birthday :)

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Shin Min Ah's smile never fails to impress me...
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is Chuseok something like the lantern festival for the chinese coz it is the same day...

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so will they be airing new episodes for playful kiss this week? I finally caught up and watched all 6 episodes. That guy plays the same snarky character in every drama. I wonder if JGS would have been a better actor for the role. Not a big fan of the perm hairstyle.

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JB

I like how you meshed up introducing Chuseok and discussing the dramas, it flows really well

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Part of me is glad that Gumiho is airing during Chuseok because I'd rather see Shin Min-ah in a hanbok than Rain with his Justin Bieber wannabe hair

The other part wants Runway to air quickly so I can nitpick on his performance.

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I watched episode 13 raw and I really really can't wait for both JB's recap and English Subs.. I really really can not wait for it. I really really really excited and totally confused. *jumps up and down impatiently like a bratty 4 year old*

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I am so excited and confused I can not even write English properly. So I apologize.

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So happy that they are still airring this week. But kinda sad that next week is gonna be the last week for gumiho :(

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