I didn’t keep up with the last Korean historical (the four episodes every weekend schedule so overwhelmed me that I ended up giving it up) but I’ll be giving this one a try.
I just noticed (about ten minutes ago) that DirecTV’s on-screen schedule is showing “The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War” being broadcast tonight (March 7) at 10:35 pm MST. It then lists another showing of Jingbirok early Sunday Morning at 4:00 am MST – but I don’t know if it will be the same episode as Saturday’s, or if it will be the next one.
Obviously, I don't know if DirecTV's schedule is correct (it apparently contradicts the posted KBS schedule) but that's what they're saying.
*** IMPORTANT: *** The above times are Mountain Standard Time. Illinois should be one hour later for tonight’s evening broadcast.
*** HOWEVER *** Arizona (where I live) does not observe Daylight Saving Time. So, I'm not sure what time it may show Sunday morning in Chicago after you Illinois people move your clocks ahead tonight.
Sorry, the switch to Daylight Saving Time always leaves me befuddled. It might be best err on the side of caution - it could start an hour earlier or an hour later, for all I know.
The DirecTV schedule lists nothing about Jingbirok for Sunday evening, and it doesn’t take us any further than Monday morning.
This is awfully short notice, I know – but it’s the best I could do. I hope it helps some.
Thanks, mikey--appreciate your posting that. Yeah, on the KBS America schedule page, the DirecTV schedule for KBS World for this week does list the series airing on Saturday and Sunday evenings (yesterday and today) with additional airings on Saturday morning at 7:40 a.m. Chicago time and Sunday at 6:00 a.m. Chicago time. Which suggests that it started airing before this week, since the Saturday morning airing would have been of the previous Sunday's episode.
But none of the schedules for the various broadcast stations around the country list the series airing yet. So we continue to wait. They'll have the next round of schedules posted tomorrow and I'll let everybody know what they say.
Incidentally I did contact KBS America through their contact-us page and asked them for a start date; even explained about this forum and all of the people here who are eager to watch the series. But no response at all, as usual.
The Saturday showing was too late for me to stay up for, and the Sunday showing was too early for me to get up for, so I set the recorder (with an extra 15 minutes added on front and back, just to be sure) and I went off to bed.
This morning, I checked the recordings. The first recording was the last 10 minutes of a Korean historical. I guess it may have been "Jingbirok," but who knows?
The second recording was ... the same last 10 minutes of that same Korean historical.
But yes, the bigger question: are we the only ones dealing with this? Do the native Korean speakers all have some sort of super-secret source for the "real" KBS schedule, while we just stumble around in the dark?
Honestly, one would *think* that the native Korean speakers would be just as irritated with the screwed-up KBS scheduling as we are.
Hey mikey, if you Google "KBS America schedule," you find page that provides detailed weekly schedules for DirecTV. Just click on the American flag for an English-language version.
Same for you simisteve, there are choices for Southern California as well.
And I'm just as frustrated as you are, mikey. There are multiple schedules for multiple regions and stations and I have no idea why. Makes no sense. And why they can't just tell me when the thing is going to start, I don't understand that at all. What's even weirder is, here in Chicago the former broadcast outlet for KBS has gotten the rights back, and right now we have two different stations showing KBS but they're running different schedules! Thank goodness for Bayer aspirin.
I just checked TVGuide.com. The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War will air Saturday (March 14, 2015) and Sunday (March 15, 2015), 1140PM to 1240AM. You can see the schedule for yourself by visiting TVGuide.com and go to "What On" tab and click "TV Listing" link. Then click Provider, use your Chicago area zipcode for the antennae tab and click Chicago Area Broadcast (Chicago) (OTA Broadcast). You'll get a listing for HDTV antennae broadcast channels. Then scroll down and click to 24.7 WPVNDT7 to find when The Jingbirok series will air. KBS 24.7 is the only Korean channel that is accurately listed on TVGuide.com's schedule list for the Chicago area. The other two Korean channels 24.5 and 24.6 isn't listed.
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2015 20:22:03 GMT -5 by ronin: Added more info!
Okay guys, KBS America has their new weekly schedules up on their website and they indicate Jingbirok starting this weekend! The same god-awful crappy time slot as Jeong Dojeon: 11:40 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday evenings. It also indicates that Episode 1 will rerun at 7:40 a.m. Sunday morning...and if that pattern holds, then that REALLY sucks because at least the reruns for Jeong Dojeon aired at 10:20 a.m., which at least gave you time to make sure you had recorded the episode if you were taping or DVRing or whatever. Sheesh, all the silly stuff they run at better times of the day and they can't even find one decent time slot for a good historical. Shameful.
ronin, thanks so much for the post and for checking. I tend to feel better about these things when they come straight from the horse's mouth but since what you found matches what KBS posted Monday afternoon then I think we can count on it.
The TVGuide.com information for this weekend's episodes in Chicago is the same as last weekend's, and it's still weird. Episode 5 is actually fine; will air Sunday evening at 10:20 p.m. (be there at 10:15 because last week's started a little early) and will repeat on Monday morning at 10:50. But the only listing for Episode 6 is Tuesday morning just after midnight, at 12:10--and last week it started way early, probably 15-20 minutes early. No mention of a repeat of Episode 6. I didn't call KBS this week because I found the TVGuide.com info, but I will do so next week to find out if there's a repeat time for the even-numbered episodes.