Melodrama Graceful Family Ends with 8.5% Record Ratings for Small Cable Network MBN, Cast Gets Vietnam Reward Vacation

Congrats to the dark horse hit drama of 2019, small cable network MBN‘s unexpected surprise Graceful Family ended it’s record setting run last week with 8.5% ratings. If you want to know how impressive that is the highest rating for cable network tvN‘s highly promoted and most expensive drama ever produced Arthdal Chronicles was 7.705% and tvN’s real hit drama of this summer Hotel Del Luna averaged 8.867%. The cost of the entire drama for Graceful Family probably cost what Arthdal spent per episode so that’s why high ratings for low budget dramas is even more profitable, earnings to cost ratio is through the roof. The entire cast and crew including leads Im Soo Hyang, Lee Jang Woo, Baek Jong Ok, and Lee Kyu Han are all going on a reward vacation to Vietnam which sounds like so much fun. MNB has only aired 14 dramas so far so there isn’t a lot to compare Graceful’s success and include some known dramas like Devilish Charm, Rich Man, and Yoon Eun Hye‘s Fluttering Warning. Continue reading

Park Bo Gum and Park Bo Young Take Home Best Drama Acting Prize at 2017 Seoul Drama Awards

It’s already the 12th annual Seoul Drama Awards, one of the lesser known of the many awards ceremonies Korea comes up with to laud its own creativity and prowess but this time it’s so lackluster to the point I think … Continue reading

2014 KBS Year End Drama Awards

Despite being the perennial prime time ratings loser in 2014, the KBS Drama Awards was heads and tails better than what MBC put on the night before in both fashion, star power, and actually awarding quality acting. Of course not every … Continue reading

KBS Holds Early Drama Press Event for Age of Feeling as the Cast Heads to China for Filming

I’m pleasantly surprised by how good the cast of the upcoming period K-drama Age of Feeling (Inspiring Generation or Generation of Youth) looks in character. KBS trotted out the sprawling cast yesterday for a drama promotional press conference, which is … Continue reading

Age of Feeling is a Go with Kim Hyun Joong, Kim So Eun, Han Jung Woo, and Im Soo Hyang

Like it or not, this drama is actually happening. No, I’m not talking about the potentially cringe-worthy Beautiful Man with Jang Geun Seok, though this one might make the same timeslot double the pain for K-drama viewers. This casting has … Continue reading

IRIS 2 Releases Official Posters, Stills, and Teaser Ahead of Mid-February Premiere

The main three Korean networks continue their attempt to seep every last ounce of goodwill I have for them since there isn’t currently a single K-drama on MBC, SBS, or KBS that I wholeheartedly love. The second half downward spiral … Continue reading