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Extension nixed for Miss Ripley

Oh thank goodness. MBC has decided to forget the potential 4-episode extension for Miss Ripley, meaning it’ll end with its originally planned 16 episodes.

The reason given for the decision was that the actors’ schedules wouldn’t allow for an extension. The production rep stated that Lee Da-hae has activities planned in China soon after the drama wraps (assuming a 16-episode schedule), and that Yoochun is physically exhausted after his JYJ world tour and drama shoots. (It was also his tight JYJ schedule that helped prevent a Sungkyunkwan Scandal extension last year, thankfully.)

Well, that’s a relief. Not because I don’t think the story couldn’t have sustained 20 episodes, ’cause I think it could have — but only if it had been planned that way at the start. Or at least been given more time to work in additional storylines. At 12 episodes in, adding time would merely be stretching out the next four episodes into eight instead, and I was NOT looking forward to that. Especially since Miss Ripley is a drama whose pacing relies on calculated buildups of suspense.

Plus, we can’t forget that the ending was foreshadowed in the first episode, so it’s not like you could just hijack the direction and end it differently than it had been set up to be. Well, you could, but that would be throwing logic out the window, and why do that? Other than for the sadly all-too-familiar reasoning that seems to say, Because we can, silly.

Therefore, sageuk series Kye Baek will follow Miss Ripley with a late July premiere, rather than August.

Via TV Report

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Yay Yay YAY.

Now we can get a fast moving plot.I can't wait for the next couple of weeks now.Woo hoo!!

Best news ever.

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Am on a roll this is like my 3rd numero uno comment and I've resisted the urge to do the childish comment.

Going to give myself a lolly as a reward :-)

All jokes aside am really looking forward to seeing the Miri development.Must say this is 1 drama where I don't want the leading female to have happiness.She can have self awareness,remorse and redemption BUT no happiness please.

Yes yes I may sound callous but if she marries into a rich family-can you imagine her under pressure.She would be the world's worst MIL/ bitch from hell.Hands down.

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I'll gloat for you:

ck1Oz: FIRST!!!!!! *neener neener*

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every time some says that

*neener neener*

I always picture sheldon from big bang theory.

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*gives CK a candy* Congratulations girl!!!

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First!!! Thank God for the No-Show to this extension!!!

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I still hope for a happy ending for Miri (+ending up with Yoohyun) just because she has suffered enough in the earlier parts of her life.

I definitely wish that Heejoo and Chuljin would end up together (such wishful thinking sigh)

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have already known but still happy^^

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Yoochun might say he is exhausted and he probably is
but he'll probably go on a very very very short holiday again with Junsu/jaejoong and be back to preparing for the August mini album

Workaholics all of them. =.="

But i'm glad Ripley isnt getting an extension
The pace is perfect ^_^

Go Darth Yoohyun
Take that Miri Down!

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Although i haven't watched this drama i've read the recaps (thanks DB and GF) I didn't think an extension would work. A character who plots out everything won't let her plan drag out. So i'm glad they nixed the thought. Maybe for Scandal it might have been better cause we get a rush ending.

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yay! no need to ruin a carefully built story

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Good.....But Mondays and Tuesdays just dont come fast enough!!!

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GOOD CALL!! also-- yoochun needs to keep that hair. RAWR. :D

wait wait wait-- sorry for hijacking this post--- i would normally wait for the OT post, but i don't have enough time. i am currently in korea for the next couple of days and i need to know:
1) what things are ABSOLUTE must- do's?, and
2) WHEN I LEE DONG WOOK COMING BACK FROM JAPAN, SO I MAY SET ASIDE SOME TIME TO STALK HIM HERE. LOL. #lifechangingquestions. hahahaha

i already read the old db post about things to do in korea, but i need the ABSOLUTE MUSTS! desperate beanie in need! HELP A GIRL OUT, LADIES AND GENTS!!! :D

ps: i've already accidentally discovered some drama spots (fromcoffee prince, shining inheritance, my girl, bof, etc) just fromwalking around. hehehe . i wanna see wookie and woo young!

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Can you try to go watch some Music Core programme.Get on Twitter or the Korean version and see where they are filming the next Guerilla date.

Also...go to the studios and do the tours :-)

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That's awesome news! The boy needs to go and rest a bit plus he needs to gain a bit more weight.

But I wished that SKKS WAS extended... because then it would give for a more satisfactory ending than what was given in the last two episodes. If it was extended to say 26 (or 24), I bet the drama could have addressed so many of the loose ends and questions I have.... *sigh* - still having many regrets about one of my crack addiction dramas of all time.....

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Agree , this drama fail to convince viewers Miri is supersmart girl she can fool normal IQ people , in this drama Miri is normal IQ girl who is seducing two low IQ men that why i find it boring , unbelievable .
Recently i watch Jin , Japanese drama , frictional but believable , realistic , no love triangle , smart people doing smart, meaningful things which make viewers remember these storyline and characters for longtime .

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lol, it is not like men in this drama love her for iq, you know xDDD

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hmmm The two men with low IQ as you stated are just starting to smarten up, so let's wait and see what happens.

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Yes wrap it up cause I want to watch Kyebaek :p.

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ok.. no extension after all.. so 4 last ep will be very crucial.. and i hope the ending won't dissapoint me.. i strictly don't want miri to end up with yoohyun..

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i'm relieved. most of the time extensions hurt dramas and now that the drama is like 75% through, the story shouldnt be dragged out any longer. yoochun needs the rest T_T

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