If there is a drama to beat in 2013 in terms of ratings, everyone ought to be gunning for My Daughter Seo Young. Yes, it’s a weekend drama and those tend to do better in ratings these days (though not by much), But last year saw some high-profile weekend dramas such as Five Fingers tank in ratings, and even May Queen was just decent averaging in the low-20s. Three weekends ago MDSY broke 40% in ratings and looks to stay there for the rest of its run towards 50[-episodes. Starring Lee Bo Young as the titular Seo Young, Lee Sang Yoon as her hubby OTP, and Park Hae Jin as her twin brother, the drama is chock full of K-drama veterans playing the extended family members and I’ve been told this is yet another standard family drama. It is written by writer So Hyun Kyung who I’m ambivalent towards – I loved her 49 Days, liked her ratings smash Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance, and barely tolerated her Prosecutor Princess. I have such affection for Lee Bo Young ever since she played Princess Sun Hwa in Seodongyeo with Jo Hyun Jae but since then I haven’t loved any of her other dramas. I’m considering whether to jump into MDSY but in the meantime, Lee Bo Young’s February photo spread for Cosmopolitan magazine hits the spot. I am crazy in love with the natural lighting, how the Winter sun filters in and basks the image in this glow that visually looks cool but gives off this enveloping warmth. Korea has real Winters and I love that this set of pictures uses natural lighting and a gorgeous model to capture the fashion trends of Winter 2013. While Lee Bo Young is enjoying the success of MDSY, her real life boyfriend Ji Sung‘s currently airing sageuk The Great Seer has been a phenomenal ratings bust for SBS and is ending early at 35 episodes. Heck, you win some, you lost some, right? Ji Sung shouldn’t cry over a failed drama, he got paid (hopefully) and gets to go home to this lovely goddess.