K-netizens Starting to Get Annoyed at MBC for Mismanaging the Final Weeks The Red Sleeve Cuff’s Success and Afterwards Milking it to Death

It’s still the hot topic du jour in K-drama land and The Red Sleeve Cuff remains at the top of trending topics even two weeks after it ended. But a K-ent reporter is calling out MBC for just sucking at the airing management of it’s biggest hit prime time drama in 3 years, not since Terrius Behind Me (My Secret Terrius) in 2018 did a drama break double digits in ratings. MBC added a one-episode extension but in the last two weeks of airing decided to air back-to-back new episodes rather than letting the drama extend the viewership. It could have delayed the premiere date of Tracer one or even two weeks but it instead aired Red Sleeve as if it was trying to squish in all the time allotted. It also didn’t prepare a special episode airing before the finale, which used to happen to hit dramas and allowed viewers to spend more time with the show and the cast. Instead after the drama has finished MBC is commissioning a special 1-hour variety with the cast airing Lunar New Year which the interest may have waned by then, rather than striking while the iron is hot. My only thought is, how is anyone surprised to hear how awful MBC is at organization, planning, and promotional strategy. Half of the low ratings its dramas have gotten these past few years falls on the network for sucking at promoting it since the quality is there. Now I hope MBC doesn’t beat the Red Sleeve horse to death to squeeze out any last drops of promos.

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Supporting K-actor Choi Sung Won Most Memorable for Playing Hyeri’s Younger Brother in Answer Me 1998 Makes Second Recovery from Leukemia Treatment and Returns in Upcoming MBC Drama Showtime Begins

This is a happy positive update to share on a recognizable face in K-drama land supporting roles. K-actor Choi Sung Won, best known for playing Hyeri’s character Deok Sun’s younger brother (with an old face) in Answer Me 1988 has … Continue reading

Song Kang is Intrigued by Capable Sunbae Park Min Young in New Preview for jTBC Romance Forecasting Love and Weather

This drama gives off exactly the same vibes as last year’s jTBC Romance Sunbae Please Don’t Put on That Lipstick (She Will Never Know) just with a different workplace setting and different OTP leads. Change out the cosmetics office space … Continue reading

Park Sung Hoon Signs onto Kim Eun Sook Drama The Glory Joining Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, and Lim Ji Yeon

Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook typically does a drama every two years and it’s been that long since her last drama The King: Eternal Monarch in 2020. She is coming back this year with revenge melodrama The Glory, which is being … Continue reading

The Cast of The Red Sleeve Cuff Led by Junho and Lee Se Young to Film One-off MBC Variety Program Airing During Lunar New Year 2022

Those still missing the talented cuties in MBC sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff will have a treat coming up, the network has re-assembled the cast for a one-episode variety program to film this month on January 20th. It’s a talk … Continue reading

Lee Jun Young and Seohyun Tease Spicy Tastes with Sweet Chemistry in First Posters and Teaser for Netflix K-movie Moral Sense

I feel like the normalization of the fringes of tastes and desires starts when the average person knows someone who likes it, or someone who knows someone. It’s not necessarily a moral decision but more a comfort level, and the … Continue reading

Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk Pursue Their Youthful Dreams Through Ups and Downs in New Preview and Stills for tvN Drama Twenty Five Twenty One

I just realized two dramas are premiering in February that have just the age in the title, lol sorry for not making the connection earlier. jTBC‘s Thirty Nine deals with three ladies nearing their forties and the ancillary emotional and … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 is the 20th Anniversary of the Premiere of the Biggest Hallyu Drama of All Time Winter Sonata

Twenty years? Seriously, twenty years! Who would have thunk it and who here remembers living through this entire experience which kick started the Hallyu era. Today on January 14th, 2022 marks the exact 20th anniversary of the date Winter Sonata … Continue reading