After fans had to deal with last week’s Hospital Playlist delay, many are curious as to what time season 2 episode 11 will release on Netflix.
Last week, Netflix launched two new Korean titles, D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
However, there was one series that was notably absent from the streaming platforms ongoing Korean content, Hospital Playlist.
Unfortunately, fans may need to visit A&E themselves, after news broke online that the penultimate episode in season 2, number 11 overall, had delayed its domestic broadcast in South Korea.
So, why was the latest chapter in the HP saga postponed and when will the hit series return to a regular broadcast?
Why was Hospital Playlist season 2 episode 11 delayed?
Season 2 episode 11 of Hospital Playlist was delayed because of a conflict in scheduled broadcasts for the series’ South Korean television network tvN.
On September 2nd, tvN showcased the Asian preliminary qualification round for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, featuring a match between South Korea and Iraq.
Unfortunately, the broadcast of South Korea vs Iraq coincided with Hospital Playlist’s programming block of 9 PM local time, delaying the hit drama by one week.
As new episodes don’t launch globally through Netflix until after their domestic broadcast has concluded, fans from around the world also have to wait patiently for the second seasons’ penultimate chapter.
Hospital Playlist Season 2 episode 11: Release date and time
- Season 2 episode 11 of Hospital Playlist is set to release via the Netflix streaming platform at 3 PM BST on Thursday, September 9th.
The series airs first on South Korean television at 9 PM local time, before launching through the streaming platform at the following times around the world:
- Pacific Time: 7 AM PDT
- Central Time: 9 AM CDT
- Eastern Time: 10 AM EDT
- British Time: 3 PM BST
- European Time: 4 PM CEST
- India Time: 7: 30 PM IST
- Philippine Time: 10 PM PHT
- Japan Time: 11 PM JST
- Australia Time: 11: 30 PM ACST
A quick recap of episode 10…
The episode starts on a rather calm note, with Gyeo-ul and Ahn Jeong-won take a short moment to themselves in the quiet.
Gyeo-ul then has a deep conversation with her brother, who feels like he is turning into his father. Gyeo-ul on the other hand is concerned about her mother, wondering if she should quit her job to look after her.
Meanwhile, we may have gotten some foreshadowing with Seok-yeong’s mother telling Jeong Rosa that he might be leaving for the United States.
Back to the main narrative in the episode, after Jae-hak’s wife tells him that she does not want kids at 40 years old. However, both are in for a shock when the wife finds out that she is pregnant. The couple is overjoyed before a lump on her breasts causes the mood to shift towards concern for both mother and child.
Gyeo-ul and Jeong-won then have a momentary respite, where Gyeo-ul opens up about her childhood with an abusive father.
Moving towards the conclusion, Jun-wan’s surgery goes longer than expected and he is late for a meal with Ik-sun. She apologies for lying and breaking up, but there is clearly some untouched feelings between the pair.
The episode ends with one final heartbreaking twist, with Jae-hak’s wife being diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She can fight it with chemotherapy but there is a concern for the pregnancy, with Jae-hak asking to terminate so she can focus on treatment.
However, Seok-hyeong adds clarity to the situation, explaining how she can have chemotherapy during the pregnancy but will have to wait a few weeks first.
Do the cast really play their instruments?
Every week, despite the incredible pressure and stress of working in a hospital, our favourite group of doctors all meet up for dinner and a chance to practice for their band.
Whilst many fans know that cast members like Jeon Mi-Do do have some prior musical experience, many were dubious about its authenticity…it is a television show after all.
However, the songs performed by the characters in the series aren’t just placeholders; the cast learned how to play instruments themselves and their songs regularly appear in the South Korean music charts.
Mi-Do revealed that she began learning bass guitar in Summer 2019, in preparation for the role.
“If I film for four days of the week, there are three days left over. During those three days, I’ll get instrument lessons one day, record one day, and then rehearse one day, trying to meet up and hang out [with the cast] whenever I get the chance.” – Jeon Mi-Do, via Soompi.
Ratings continue to soar…
With only two episodes to go before the season 2 finale, Hospital Playlist continues to dominate the weekly rankings in South Korea.
The series started strong in mid-June, breaking the record for tvN’s most-watched drama premiere – ironically, this was also the lowest-performing episode in season 2.
Hospital Playlist has maintained a tight grip on domestic ratings, averaging 11.66% of the national audience share per data from AGB Nielsen.
The hit series also remains one of the most ‘buzzworthy’ K-drama for social media platforms, defending its top spot on Good Data Corporation’s weekly rankings.
Will the conclusion of season 2 break the series’ record, currently standing at 14.14% for the season 1 finale?
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]