A popular cable network drama screenwriter is making the move to the prime time big three, and I hope this move both increases her exposure while continuing to allow her to write in the same vein that made her cable dramas such a success this year. Screenwriter Baek Mi Kyung is moving from cable network jTBC to KBS for a spring 2018 romance K-drama, ending her three drama consecutive hit streak with jTBC. Each of her dramas so far have built on the ratings success of the previous one, starting with My Love Eun Dong to Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and most recently with Woman of Dignity. She also writes strong female-centric dramas even if viewer criticism of certain of her works are valid. For the upcoming KBS drama, the story line revealed so far is that it’s a middle age healing romance and reunited Baek Mi Kyung with her Strong Woman PD Lee Hyun Min, who also directed Ms Temper and Nam Jung Gi, Bad Guy, Snow Queen, I’m Sorry, I Love You, and Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School.
I think 2017 is ending with a relative quiet note and it’s nice to have a bigger name screenwriter reveal a 2018 project to kick start to excitement look forward to next year.