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.
I think this is a great idea but have a feeling that the network is parlaying a scheduling blip into great publicity. MBC has announced that it won’t be airing any new K-dramas until March 2017, when the current crop … 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
This week is the premiere of new MBC Wed-Thurs K-drama I am Not a Robot, which definitely is K-drama style rom-com as far as I can tell. Even better is that this one has elements of the kooky, unlike the … Continue reading
Some weeks feel longer than others and same goes for the wait for upcoming K-dramas. MBC‘s next Wed-Thurs drama I am Not a Robot has been incubation for much longer than usual, four extra weeks to be precise after Hospital … Continue reading
The battle for robot control supremacy is on as the latest preview for MBC rom-com I am Not a Robot pits human-allergic Yoo Seung Ho against mad scientist Eom Ki Joon. That they are jostling to program Chae Soo Bin … Continue reading
If MBC‘s upcoming Wed-Thurs drama I am Not a Robot ends up not working, I may still stick around to gaze upon male lead Yoo Seung Ho in various snappy winter wear outfits. The drama finally has a premiere date … Continue reading
The first OTP teaser is out for MBC rom-com drama I am Not a Robot, still languishing from airing despite the Wed-Thurs time slot vacated by Hospital Ship two weeks ago due to the network strike. Thankfully the strike appears … Continue reading
This is just the lighthearted breath of fresh cutie pie air I needed to brighten the day. The first teasers are out for MBC rom-com I am Not a Robot and everything about each of the character snapshots are so … Continue reading
The first stills are out of the fated meeting between a rich guy with an allergy to other humans and the girl who will win his heart by pretending to be a robot. Upcoming K-drama I am Not a Robot … Continue reading
The first look at actress Chae Soo Bin in upcoming MBC drama I am Not a Robot is out and count me intrigued. She looks super doll-like in her styling and surprisingly believable as a girl pretending to be a … Continue reading
A smile from my cutie patootie Yoo Seung Ho is enough to life my otherwise crappy day so far. Even better is knowing that he’ll be back on the small screen for 8 straight weeks starting in mid-November. I am … Continue reading