Park Hae Jin Wins the 2020 MBC Drama Award Daesang for Kkondae Intern in Socially Distanced Ceremony

I searched and there are no pictures of the actors and actresses attending the 2020 MBC Drama Awards with their face masks off so kudos for the production really sticking with proper protective gear and social distancing. Everyone even wore gloves too! Too bad they all decided to do only black and white for their outfits, like the fight with color in clothing continues on. The Daesang (Grand Prize) went to Park Hae Jin for Kkondae Intern, his first drama Daesang in any network so congrats but I would have given it to Shin Sung Rok for Kairos but alas the ratings still matters when the network doles out the prizes. MBC doubled up on Top Excellence and Excellence Awards, so there were winners from the Mon-Tues dramas and Wed-Thurs dramas for each category. Some of the pics were eyebrow raising, for example a female lead winning Top Excellence but the male lead only got Excellence, or the female lead not winning anything but the supporting female lead got an award. All in all MBC really didn’t produce any drama that got both ratings and critical acclaim so its onward to next year.

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Suzy and Lee Dong Wook Picked as Actor and Actress Winners at the 2021 First Brand Awards

The 2021 First Brand Awards, celebrating the 19th year of giving out prizes for consumer faves, will forgo a ceremony this year but still announced the winners of the various category daesang prizes. The Actress Award goes to Suzy while … Continue reading

MBC Drama Kairos Ends as a Perfect Puzzle, Leaving the Marvelously Constructed Story and Execution for Future Drama Fans to Discover

My Mon-Tues found an unassuming gem that is MBC drama Kairos and my appreciation for its magnificence really hits home today knowing that it’s over. This is less missing a drama I loved for more emotional reasons and more missing … Continue reading

Kairos Heads into Final Episode 16 Still as Tightly Written and Tautly Executed in Near Perfect Dramatic Form

I have recommended plenty of K-dramas that started off well and fell apart, and sometimes so horribly it’s like falling off a cliff, getting revived only to be smashed to pieces again. It’s just the worst because you invest so … Continue reading

K-ent Reports on Legendary Supporting Male Lead Performances in 2020 with Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos

This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned … Continue reading

Collection of the Tallest K-actors in 2020 for Your Viewing Pleasure

I’ve watched K-dramas for so many years I’m almost inured to how insanely good looking the actors are and many who have equal talent to boot as well. Recently two dramas had me doing double takes and marveling at how … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Takes Home the Acting Category Daesang at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards with Lots of Popular Stars Attending

I had heard the 2020 Asia Artist Awards may be postponed due to COVID-19 increasing in South Korea but it went on this weekend, without an audience but actually really nice to see many popular stars taking the time to … Continue reading

Excellent MBC Mon-Tues Drama Kairos is the Dark Horse Tightly Plotted Thriller Sliding Under the Radar

MBC has been bottom of the ratings barrel for so long that I’ve really stopped paying much attention to its ability to deliver dramas worth watching. Consider me even more impressed with recently premiered Mon-Tues drama Kairos, currently with 5-episodes … Continue reading