Well, bad news for fans of the medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind starring Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam. KBS has officially decided to cut the number of episodes from 16 down to 14.
KBS said the cut was due to wanting to air special coverage of the Rio Summer Olympics. But the dates of the Olympics have been known about for a while now. The more likely reason is that Beautiful Mind has suffered from low ratings hovering around the 4% mark for its entire run as it competes with the ratings hit Doctors.
The whole ordeal has left fans understandably upset over the situation. Despite the low ratings in Korea, Beautiful Mind has developed quite a following internationally with it’s intriguing story and exploration of humanity.
Social media has been a buzz since the possibility of an episode reduction was announced with frustrated fans confused over such a well written drama being cut and just wanting the drama to have the time it needs to tell the story that it meant to tell.
This has also obviously been upsetting for the cast and crew who have worked faithfully to produce a quality drama and are now faced with finding a way to quickly wrap things up with not a lot of time. It’s a sad situation for everyone involved. Beautiful Mind will now conclude on August 2.
Beautiful Mind is about a super smart psychopath surgeon (Jang Hyuk) with a brain condition that leaves him emotionless. When his patients mysteriously start dying, he begins to investigate and along the way, he learns to love.
Sign Up to receive email updates of kdrama reviews, casting news, trailers, and more.