I have said it before and I will say it again, there was nothing wrong with the Korean drama A Good Day to Be a Dog.
The plot was well-written, it was beautifully acted and directed, and its premise was interesting and fun.
In fact, it wasn’t the drama itself, its director, its actors or its screenwriter that caused last night’s A Good Day to Be a Dog, Episode 14 final episode to end the series on the drama’s lowest ever rating.
Instead, that can be primarily laid on the doorstep of MBC.
The company that premiered the first episode of A Good Day to Be a Dog by airing both it and its second episode on the same night, then scheduling the drama from then on to air/stream just once a week.
As if that decision wasn’t poor enough (no drama fan nowadays wants to wait for months for a drama to end), MBC then postponed subsequent episodes several times due to various reasons so that, once, fans had to wait for two weeks for a new episode to air then wait another two weeks for the next one.
At that point, some of the Korean drama’s audience began to drift away, quite a number never came back, while other potential viewers didn’t begin watching as what is the point when you have no idea when the next episode will be forthcoming?
That is primarily why A Good Day to Be a Dog, Episode 14 aired on Wednesday night to a 1.5 percent audience share.
The same lowest ever rating the drama earned for Episode 13.
And yes, it is a shame.
Leads Park Gyu Young, Cha Eun Woo, and Lee Hyun Woo deserved better, as did director Kim Dae Woong, the rest of the drama’s cast and its crew.
International audiences still loved A Good Day to Be a Dog
Luckily for the Korean drama, it has been well-received and well-watched by international audiences, with My Drama List users giving it a solid 8.1 out of 10 rating at the end of its run. (They are a hard crowd to please, so that is a good rating from them).
Meanwhile, Viki subscribers who are watching A Good Day to Be a Dog via the streaming platform, have rated it 9.4 out of 10, and are raving about it in the comments section.
Now that the Korean drama has finally ended, you can head over to Viki to watch all 14 episodes of the (excellent) series, if you haven’t already.
I am a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I’m also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!