jTBC Sageuk My Country Premieres to Solid 3.5% Average Ratings and Decent Reviews

This weekend saw the premiere of jTBC sageuk drama My Country, the latest sageuk we’ll see this year and hopefully turns out to be the best we’ve had so far. The ratings are solid for the second largest cable network coming it at 3.512% and 3.846% for the first and second episodes. Early reviews are promising but more for the veteran actors including Jang Hyuk in a key supporting role to the hot blooded youngsters played by Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan. The babies are getting criticism for their screen presence and enunciation which is always a problem with less experiences actors in sageuk and a frequent sore point for K-viewers. For those who rely on subtitles this isn’t a problem but domestic viewers need to be able to quickly understand conversations for speech is key in sageuks with the formal and historical cadences harder to immediately pick up. Continue reading

Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading