K-streaming Platform TVing Selects Best K-dramas of 2020 as Hospital Playlist in First Half and Start-Up in Second Half

This selection feels like taking a cudgel to to tofu carving but it’s still entertaining to read about. Streaming platform TVing in South Korea is obviously benefiting from the migration from television to online consumption of entertainment programs so they do have a pulse of what’s good/popular from what viewers watch. Their own pick in 2020 for the best shows streamed are: Hospital Playlist for the first half of 2020, Start-Up for the second half, Perennial Stream Winner pick is Hotel Del Luna (still going strong I see!), and finally 2018 fantasy period C-drama Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜) with Yang Zi and Deng Lun was selected as most popular overseas drama streamed in South Korea.

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Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the … Continue reading