What K-drama Ending was the Most Traumatic and/or Tear-inducing, You Still Can’t Get Over it?

This week KBS 1980’s period romance Youth of May wrapped up and perhaps the cheerful posters and seemingly innocent romance setting mislead viewers or the production chose to downplay all the Gwangju Uprising backdrop, the ending was of course T-raumatic with a capital T. That happens, it’s happened to me a lot watching twenty years worth of K-dramas. The early Hallyu ones were notorious for jerking the rug out from under people with mostly the terminal illness plot device but since then it’s evolved and death/separation comes for our OTP and beloved drama characters in newer ways. But even then some K-drama BE (bad ending or the opposite of HE or happy ending) are more traumatic and tear-inducing than others, it’s not all created equal. Some memorable ones for me are of course the OG What Happened in Bali (don’t play mind games with a totally mind-fucked already male lead), Shark (or shall I say Kim Nam Gil in Shark, and earlier in Queen Seondeok and Bad Guy), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (though that helped I was already once traumatized over by Bu Bu Jing Xin so knew what to expect), Mr. Sunshine (not just a rock but meteor fall down), Seven Days Queen (39 years, really?), Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky (also tempered by knowing what to expect), and Uncontrollably Fond (cried so much I got dehydrated). What are yours?

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OCN and jTBC Dramas Surpass Cable Leader tvN in Late Fall 2018 Ratings

Cable network tvN has been the ratings leader not just of its own paid competitors but doing even better than some prime time big three network dramas that it’s quite a surprise to suddenly see the smaller cable networks upping … Continue reading

tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky Off to Solid 3.996% Ratings Start

I think it’s so funny that cable cha nnel ratings have longer decimals than prime time because I’m so tempted to round up to 4% the first episode ratings of 3.996% garnered by tvN Wed-Thurs drama Hundred Million Stars Falling … Continue reading

tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky Captures Original J-dorama Moody Vibe

The tears in a melodrama can at times feel forced, or at least contrived due to a wholly unrealistic set of circumstances that all aggregate together to manufacture a tragedy. That’s the narrative premise behind upcoming tvN drama Hundred Million … Continue reading

The Leads Bring Their Melo A-game to Stylish Posters for Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

K-ent loves to keep casting untried idols in dramas so it’s even more important to be reminded once in awhile of why having an established actor headline a drama at least guarantees tangible results. Case in point the just released … Continue reading

Seo In Guk Flirts with Death and Jung So Min Pulls Him Back in Second Teaser for Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

The end of September seems like such a perfect premiere date for upcoming K-remake of a dark and emotionally twisty J-dorama original. Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) dropped another visually stunning trailer … Continue reading

Seo In Guk and Jung So Min Go About Their Lives in New Stills from Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

Some actors and actors take a long time to grow on me, and until that happens I’m quite dismissively flippant towards them. Seo In Guk is one of those where even after dramas I’ve loved such as Answer Me 1997 … Continue reading

First Atmospheric Preview for tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

The visuals are going to be plaintively beautiful the smile won’t leave my eyes insomuch as I’ll be clouded from too much pretty. The first preview is out for the K-drama remake of J-dorama One Million Stars Falling From the … Continue reading

First Look at Jung So Min and Seo In Guk in Melodrama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

Oh this drama is going to hurt so good and imma going to keep asking for more sweet pain. The first stills are out for K-drama remake of J-dorama A Million Stars Falling From the Star (The Smile Has Left … Continue reading