During an interview at the drama wrap up celebration on 7th May, JTBC Chief Producer Song Won Seob related that while they were all watching the final episode of ‘욱씨남정기’ together, Sang Hyun and Lee Yo Won had tears in their eyes. Though Sang Hyun had acted in many dramas, this is the first time he had felt this way. He had felt a sense of accomplishment for having done his best for the role and it was emotional watching it with everyone.
CP Song commented that the drama had received a lot of love from viewers as they could relate to the things that happen in real life. ‘욱씨남정기’ conveys a strong message on social issues and highlights the sorrows and difficulties of the lower ranks. Though Nam Jeong Gi had started out trying to avoid a fearful boss, Ok Da Jung had inadvertently changed him and given him a sense of confidence.
The relationship between Nam Jeong Gi and Ok Da Jung had also been a point of interest but the drama had an ambiguous ending. So it’s inevitable that viewers expect a second season. Episode 15 had the highest rating of 3.191% (Nielsen’s ratings based on nationwide pay TV) and 2.774% for the final episode. Due to its popularity and potential of a second season, the writer and actors would need to discuss together whether it is possible.
I certainly hope for a sequel and would love to watch the sweet romance between Nam Jeong Gi and Ok Da Jung. May Woo Ju finally get his wish fulfilled.