I’ve been mostly out of commission since the new year so haven’t watched any new K-drama in a few weeks. I’m trying to finish up I am Not a Robot (so nonsensical but sweet) and Hwayugi (entertaining but inconsistent) but two high profile new releases this month have both started off promising already. SBS Wed-Thurs police thriller Return with Go Hyun Jung, Lee Jin Wook, and Shin Sung Rok has already leaped to the front of the time slot ratings, with the second week’s episodes reaching 15% in ratings in a surprising sign of strength.
The drama premiered with 6.7% and 8.5% AGB for the first two episodes (it’s a two episode a night schedule) and now in the fourth night of airing this Thursday’s episodes 7 and 8 brought in 12.7% and 15.2% AGB nationwide ratings respectively. Same time slot competition former ratings leader Black Knight hit it’s high point in ratings at 13.2% AGB in episode 8 and since then has down trended with the most recent episode 16 taking in only 8.6% ratings. Over on cable network tvN, Lee Bo Young‘s new drama Mother premiered this week at 2.952% for episode 1 and the second night garnered 3.494% for episode 2. Both Return and Mother are darker fare and with Robot done the Wed-Thurs slot will remain serious for the time being.
It’s quite a turnaround for KBS on the Wed-Thurs time slot after the record ratings low for the network with Manhole a few months ago. That ignominy belongs to MBC now with its low-rated rom-com I am Not a Robot … Continue reading
A hearty congrats for KBS Wed-Thurs melodrama fantasy romance Black Knight (The Man Who Guards Me), winning the time slot handily and even more impressive is continuing to increase in ratings. This third week’s ratings broke 10% on Wednesday with … Continue reading
The K-viewers have spoken the melo remains King of the K-drama ratings, at least for the foreseeable next 8 weeks in the Wed-Thurs time slot. Despite being neck and neck with yesterday’s airing, this Thursday saw KBS fantasy melodrama Black … Continue reading
The showdown between robot, knight and judge has a victor by a small margin in the first joust. Wednesday’s K-dramas found SBS legal drama Judge v. Judge (Nothing to Lose) taking advantage of it’s one week head start as it … Continue reading
I find the fashion visuals at the press conference for KBS drama Black Knight as nicely assembled as the drama has looked in all the preview trailers so far. Shin Se Kyung‘s black and white chaste shirt dress with bow, … Continue reading
Beautiful and utterly befuddling remains my pre-airing verdict for upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs drama Black Knight, airing next week now that Mad Dog has wrapped up. The visuals are out of this world, doing what K-dramas do best in packaging the … Continue reading
It’s too late but if I could I would ask Kim Rae Won to run far far away from this K-drama, and take Seo Ji Hye with him. Alas the dawn of KBS fantasy melo-romance Black Knight (The Man Who … Continue reading
I’m still not sure what to expect from upcoming KBS romantic melo-fantasy drama Black Knight, other than all the teasers and promo pictures make it seem like the cast is filming a music video rather than a drama. It harkens … Continue reading
Leave it to Seo Ji Hye to steal the drama even before it airs from the two leads, or at least from the female lead for sure. The first stills are out for Seo Ji Hye as the antagonist character … Continue reading
I would really be way more interest in upcoming KBS romance drama Black Knight if the leading lady were someone I thought was a better actress. Visuals just aren’t enough for Shin Se Kyung to really immerse me into a … Continue reading
The first teaser is out for KBS drama Black Knight and it works primarily as a travel teaser to lure viewers to visit the location filming site of Slovenia. And hoping one runs into a smexy rich business played by … Continue reading
I love beautiful things so when beautiful people were equally beautiful clothes and shot in a beautiful backdrop I can’t help but just sigh over the beauty of the visuals. After overloading on the use of a particular adjective, which … Continue reading