My Mister may be one of the most anticipated Korean dramas of the year, with IU, who goes by her real name Lee Ji Eun, taking on the lead role in the show, but it seems two episodes in and complaints are already pouring in.
The complaints have nothing to do with the celebrities’ acting chops. Rather, viewers lodged a complaint to the Korea Communications Commission, deeming one of the scenes to be too violent and graphic.
The scene in question was the scene of IU getting beaten up by actor Jang Ki Yong, who is acting as her debtor.
Many thought the scene, which not only depicted violence, but also blood, was inappropriate, especially because it depicted a man beating up a woman, especially in light of the recent “Me Too” movement in South Korea.
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However, others thought that a drama should be viewed as fictional work, and it shouldn’t matter.
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Korea Communications Commission said they would look into the matter and decide if the scene had been inappropriate for broadcast.
The drama has seen two changes in actor line-up since its first script-reading session in December last year. Actor Oh Dal Su was supposed to act in the drama, but was dropped after he was accused of – and later admitted to – sexually abusing women.
Another actress was replaced due to conflicting schedules.
The drama has been raking in at least four percent in ratings for the first two episodes aired in South Korea.
My Mister is shown exclusively on tvN Asia in Singapore and Malaysia every Thursday and Friday at 9.45pm. Catch it on Singtel TV 新电信电视 Ch. 518 / 619 or StarHub TV 星和视界 Ch. 824 or on-demand via Singtel TV GO or StarHub GO in Singapore; and on Astro Ch. 395 or unifi tv Ch. 211 or on-demand via Astro GO or unifi play tv in Malaysia with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.