Fan Reaction to the Premiere of MBC’s New Fantasy Sageuk Drama, “The Night Watchman”

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MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama, “The Night Watchman,” premiered yesterday night to much interest in its unusual story-line and visual  portrayal of a ghost-ridden  fantasy world. The first episode topped the viewership ratings for its time-slot, beating out SBS’ “Temptation” and KBS’ “Trot Lovers” (read more about it here). 

“The Night Watchman” stars Jung Il Woo, TVXQ‘s Yunho, Go Sung Hee, and Seo Ye Ji in a historical fantasy piece, set in the Joseon era. The first episode portrays the childhood of Prince Lee Rin, who is played by Jung Il Woo as an adult. It sets up the supernatural world of Lee Rin, where magic, masked tribesmen, ghosts, and dragons terrorize the land.

With plenty of CG, flamboyant costumes, and bulging eyes of terror, “The Night Watchman” generated some hilarious and snarky comments in the Twitterverse, as well as remarks of anticipation for future episodes. Let’s see how some K-drama fans responded to the premiere of #NightWatchman.

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@kristalshav could barely wait for the drama to finish

@Aishiterubkaka found the CG adequate

While others, like @JeliesS wished more money was spent on the costumes.


@muchadoboutlove was apprehensive about watching a drama with ghosts

While @OrionsRambling forgot she was watching a drama

The hair continued to fascinate…

And we hope episode two does too! 

The second episode of “The Night Watchman” airs tonight on MBC, 10 p.m.