The makjang rich-versus-poor formula hits another jackpot and this time for one of the Big Three networks on prime time. SBS Mon-Tues drama Penthouse (Penthouse: War on Life) premiered with 6.7% ratings and this most recent episode 9 followed a steady episode increase to reach 16%. There hasn’t been much for the mainstream channels to smile about this year in 2020 so Penthouse will be a nice win for SBS, though I do worry about seeing more productions along this vein because it’s really not my cup of tea. Money, power, offspring educational success, it’s so amped up in this type of drama and not in an entertaining way to me. But still, a huge congrats to the big name ensemble cast of Kim So Yeon, Eugene, Lee Ji Ah, Shin Eun Kyung, Eom Ki Joon, Bong Tae Gu, and Kim Joon Hoon.