A TV cancellation is causing an uproar over a popular soap opera mini-series that was aired in Thailand, the Associated Press reports Jan. 7 via Yahoo!.
According to the report, viewers and critics are in an uproar that the final episodes not being shown.
It was announced Friday on channel 3 in the country that "Nua Mek 2" -- after "having considered that some content was inappropriate for broadcast" -- was going to be cancelled. The announcement came out of nowhere for fans and it definitely got a reaction.
The show premiered Dec. 14 on TV in Thailand. The show aired three nights a week and was a fictitious storyline revolving around a Thai prime minister, his unethical deputy, black magic and political manipulation. Although just two episodes remained of the mini-series, the station chose not to air them. They were scheduled to broadcast Friday and Saturday.
As for the network's reasoning in not airing the last two episodes, they feared some of the show's content would violate the law.
The TV cancellation isn't only causing an uproar, but it reminds viewers how much censorship plays a role in their society. In Thailand the smoking of cigarettes, alcohol consumption, and characters held at gunpoint are blurred. This is the first time a cancellation has emerged so abruptly.