‘The Sun and the Moon’ Specials Draw Mixed Reactions
The March 7 broadcast of The Sun and the Moon was replaced with a ‘special episode’ due to the MBC strike, drawing out mixed reactions from the drama’s avid viewers.
The special broadcast was an edit of important scenes from previous episodes.
The episode reminded its viewers of scenes from the characters’ past, when the young Yeon Woo (Kim Yoo Jung) and Hwon (Yeo Jin Gu) first encountered each other in the palace, and the time Yeon Woo and Bo Kyung (Kim So Hyun) started to face each other.
Some viewers took to viewer forums to say it was great to see the child actors again and that it was a good summary of past episodes.
Others commented, ‘A special broadcast just two episodes away from the end dulls the experience’, ‘Why don’t you air some new footage instead?’ and ‘I like the child actors, but I still want to see the ending’.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on March 8, The Sun and the Moon’s special recorded a high of 24.5 percent viewership rating across the country and 26.9 percent near the capital.
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