Popular drama series Descendants of the Sun hit its highest ratings yet last night (April 13), and is widely expected to break its own record once again tonight for its final episode.
According to AGB Nielsen’s numbers, the 15th episode reached an average of 34.8% in ratings nationwide, with the peak number of audiences tuning in during a flashback scene of how the two male leads, Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki) and Seo Dae Young (Jin Goo) met.
With ratings steadily increasing since the drama’s debut on February 24, the team has also announced that there will be a three-episode special aired after the show officially wraps tonight.
Some viewers, however, have voiced their dissatisfaction over the scriptwriting in the later episodes, with some calling the plot juvenile, impossible to believe and so on. The main cast, which also includes Song Hye Kyo and Kim Ji Won, however, have been lauded for their acting chops that have managed to shine through despite the sub-standard writing.
With numerous loose ends left for the finale to clear up and writer Kim Eun Sook promising a satisfactory ending in a prior interview, fans have voiced their intentions to boycott her future works if the series wraps without a plausible ending.