Song Seung Hun much-hyped return in MBC’s mega budget drama “East of Eden” started the ball rolling with a drama special last night, hoping to raise viewer’s anticipation. But viewers are split on opinions after the special.
In order to avoid a direct confrontation with SBS “Gourmet”, they decided on having a special and then back-to-back episodes tonight. “East of Eden” special showed behind the scenes footage and NG scenes from the past six months of filming and also recorded interviews with Song Seung Hun, Yeon Jung Hoon, Han Ji Hye, Lee Da Hae, Lee Yeon Hee, Park Hae Jin, etc as they talked and introduced their characters. All in all, it was a content laden special.
Following the special broadcast, two different camps formed and gave their comments. Most of them expressed, “It was like watching a movie. This drama has excellent visuals, cast and an exciting storyline. I really anticipate watching this drama”. Although it won the acknowledgement of many, there were some who felt that it has lessened their anticipation after too many storyline leaks in the special. One wrote, “They showed the NG scenes ahead of the drama broadcast. This is a wrong decision. What if the viewers think about the NG scenes when the actual scenes are shown and laugh. What should they do?”
The rating for “East of Eden” special was just 6.2% so it is seeking for a better rating tonight for redemption. The first four episodes will be acted out by the child actors/actresses and the adults will only appear from episode 5 onwards.