It may have not enjoyed a ratings bonanza, but KBS’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal has surely earned the designation of being a hot mania property (not unlike last year’s youth sensation You’re Beautiful), and the fusion-historical-romantic-comedy series ended with a 12.8% rating on Tuesday. It’s not a spectacular number, but a solid one that managed to double the drama’s premiere ratings of 6.3%. For a while there it looked as though Sungkyunkwan would find itself stuck in single-digit territory, sandwiched between two heavy hitters (MBC’s Dong Yi, SBS’s Giant), but the finale of the former allowed this little gem to crack into double-digits.
A fusion-history drama set in 18th century Korea, the program was welcomed especially by young viewers for its unique plot line based on the royal school of SungKyunKwan. Park Min-young played Kim Yoon-sik, a girl disguised as a boy to get into the school, singer Yoochun as Lee Sun-joon, an elite student from a prestigious family, Song Joong-ki as Goo Yong-ha, a rich playboy and Yu Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin, the rebel among students.
The finale showed Kim and Lee happily married and serving as professors of SungKyunKwan several years later while the other two characters found their paths in business and military, respectively. Kim and Lee live at day as colleagues in Sungkyunkwan, and at night, they act as loving couple who are not afraid to show their love. Many people who watched this episode commented, “Wow! My Sun-joon changed a lot!', 'Their way to show their love is so embarrassing TT', 'Please make season 2 for us'. AGB Nielson reported ratings in between 11 to 12 percent for this drama.
Will the second season of 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' be made? Despite viewers' laments, KBS 2TV's 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' ended its story. Many fans are already interested about whether season 2 of 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' is coming or not.
By the interview between NEWSEN, the production crew of 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' stated that they found many points where story could be improved throughout the making of this drama and they wanted to produce another story with these improvements. But before this interview, writer Kim Tae-heui said, “I never thought about making season two of 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'. I was so lucky to meet all the crews and actors/actresses for this drama. I'm so sad that a chance like this seems like it will never be come again”
Kim Won-seok PD who produced this drama also said to reporters, “I do not have anything to do with 'season 2'. Maybe actors and fans want this but the production crews don't seem like it.” After all these statements, the production company finalized by saying, “There will be no meaning to season 2 when all main production members are leaving. But there is a pretty good chance that we will try another 'Youth romance' once again.”
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Interview
(Source: http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/11/sungkyunkwan-ends-on-a-high-giant-approaches-30/ )
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