Following numerous issues during the December 24 broadcast of “Hwayugi,” tvN has apologized to its viewers.
While the commercial breaks are normally only supposed to last a minute, they went on for an unexpected long amount of time [over 10 minutes] during this broadcast, showing trailers for upcoming drama “Mother” and variety program “Youn’s Kitchen”. In addition to these commercials, clips from script reading sessions for “Mother” and “Youn’s Kitchen” were shown instead of returning back to “Hwayugi.” During all of this, there was a caption that read, “The broadcast is being delayed due to internal issues within the broadcasting company. We ask for your understanding as the broadcast will continue shortly.”
While “Hwayugi” eventually began airing normally again, the broadcast was abruptly cut altogether at around 10:38 p.m. KST with an announcement from tvN through a caption. It read, “We will be ending this broadcast due to internal issues.”
There were also problems with the episode itself. Viewers noticed several issues that were not resolved in post-production. During the scene where Oh Yeon Seo‘s character is auditioning, wires holding up the “demons” could still be seen, although such things are normally erased through CG. Other examples include visible wires holding up picture frames, and a green screen that was not edited out.( Collapse )Sources: Soompi/Naver/tving | Soompi/NateWhat a mess. They obviously should have pushed back the premiere if they weren't ready to air. It's worrying that this is already happening in the first week. I'll put up a discussion post for the first two eps in the next day or two if you guys want one.