Gone-gone Goblin

Posted by Stephanie on January 11, 2017



Huh, this is interesting. Well, interesting to me, if you don’t find it interesting, I guess I understand and I promise, we can still be friends. Although, I will say, I’m not even watching Goblin and I find this news intriguing. (Don’t judge me for not watching Goblin, KpopontheDL and I plan on starting next week.)

You want me to get to the interesting news already? Goblin is skipping an air date!

Why is this noteworthy besides the fact that it will pain many a fangirl? It’s not unheard of for a production to postpone an airing, it happens fairly often, usually for things like holidays or elections. This time around the network,tvN, allowed the production to push back an episode because they were having trouble keeping up due to filming, post-production, and visual effects.

See? I told you, interesting!

With kdrama and it’s love of live shoots (although now we’re getting a few more pre-produced dramas) the burn of time is something we’ve experienced before. Actors getting sick from exhaustion, tanking of quality, filming happening the same day of air, flat out errors in broadcasting (go read about the last episode of Signs) production usually goes screaming into that deadline

What is odd is for a production team, a network to step back and decide for the good of their show to allow it to take the time that it needs to put out the quality product they want. It says a lot for the team and it says a lot for tvN.

Of course, I wonder if it was allowed because it IS tvN. Cable networks, ¬†even on as big as tvN are still the mavericks of the drama world. They can be more loosey-goosey with themselves. I also like to think that tvN is getting quite the reputation for quality dramas. Maybe that reputation is something they’d rather hold onto rather than the money they will miss out on by missing a day.

It could also be due to the fact that this is a Kim Eun Suk drama? As the writer of such crazy hit dramas, who did agree to go to a cable network for her next drama, I wonder if her pull had something to do with it. She can’t afford to have her streak ruined and tvN can’t afford to be the network who broke her streak.

Whatever the case, I 1) do find this interesting and 2) find this really encouraging for not just watching this drama itself, but for the future of dramas in general.

1 Comment

  • Reply purplerrr January 14, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I was happy when I heard about this as this is one of the most beautifully shot shows I’ve seen in a long time. I’m glad they’re taking the time to make sure the last 3 episodes don’t tank in quality. OTOH if they had edited the show a bit more tightly perhaps they could have kept up a little better. Episode 13 is 1 hour and 25 minutes!! The times just keep creeping up. You have a treat in store. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are fantastic together.

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