‘The King 2Hearts’ Viewers Complain- Too Many Donuts!
While fans can’t get enough of Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won on MBC’s The King 2Hearts, there is one thing viewers are wanting less of- donuts.
Viewers of The King 2Hearts have begun expressing their displeasure with the excessive product placement (PPL) of one major donut chain’s donuts within the drama.
The recent April 4 episode, sure enough, featured a table filled with an excessive amount of donuts that were laid before the two characters in a tea time scene.
In other past scenes the same donuts were featured, with Lee offering a heart-shaped donut to Ha in one scene, Lee telling Ha to drink coffee with her donuts instead of milk in another, a table full of donuts offered to Ha by Lee for a surprise event scene and more.
Viewers have begun expressing their displeasure on the The King 2Hearts homepage regarding the donut excess with comments such as, “Please reduce the donuts PPL”, “The donuts make it difficult to concentrate” and “This is too far-fetched.”
Regarding the donuts fall-out, a member of the The King 2Hearts production staff said, “It seems we went a little overboard with the donuts on the April 4 episode while trying to match it to Ha Ji Won’s appearance scenes. Depending on the shooting scenario, the amount of PPL remains fluid and it’s difficult to say if more or less [PPL] in the future.”
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