2020 KBS Drama Awards Gives Veteran Actor Chun Ho Jin the Daesang for Weekend Hit Once Again

The 2020 KBS Drama Awards was a free for all as well, and a mix of face masks, social distancing, and still walking the red carpet. The bulk of the awards went to the various cast members of weekend drama Once Again and daily drama Homemade Love Story, as both were the sole shining ratings lights for the network. Daddy Chun Ho Jin of Once Again took home the Daesang, and the drama also gave a popularity resurgence for Lee Min Jung and Lee Sang Yeob, as well as vaulting to new levels supporting actors Lee Cho Hee and Lee Sang Yi. It wasn’t the best year for KBS but I really don’t want to Big Three networks to throw in the towel, there isn’t ever going to be a network that only produces successful dramas but the competition and variety is what makes it possible to find hits and also keep improving.

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Tale of Gumiho Ratings Drop Slightly to 4.789% in Episode 7 as Story Plods Along with the Return of the Big Bad and Ji Ah’s Backstory

The ratings have been dropping for four consecutive episodes of Tale of Gumiho (Tale of the Nine-tailed) and that’s not a good sign since it’s only episode 7. But I totally understand why and while I will probably watch this … Continue reading

Tale of Gumiho Drops Below 5% in Ratings for Episode 6 as the Mythology and Prior Life Entanglements are Slowly Doled Out

Watching Tale of Gumiho really helps that I have such a long drama watching history to compare to, and it’s the comparison that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of this fantasy K-drama. Episode 6 ratings dropped below 5% for the … Continue reading

Tale of Gumiho Drops to 5.100% Rating in Episode 5 as Sympathy Grows for Little Bro Lee Rang and Sheds More Light on the OTP Backstory

I could see tvN Wed-Thurs drama Tale of Gumiho (Tale of the Nine-Tailed) crumbling under the weight of its own mythology building, not yet in episode 5 but the weak spots are there. I still enjoy the drama and episode … Continue reading

Tale of Gumiho Stays Solid at 5.511% Ratings as Episode 4 Reveals Brotherly Feud Back Story and Beautifully Tortures a Gumiho in Love

The Tale of Gumiho turns out to be as old as time, heh. Boy loves girl, boy loses girl, boy waits for girl to reincarnate, oh and boy misplaces younger brother who turns into a single minded revenge asshole. That … Continue reading

Episode 3 Ratings of 5.588% for Tale of Gumiho Well Deserved as Drama Treads Strong Line Between Modern Mystery and Historical Intensity

Wed-Thurs tvN drama Tale of Gumiho (Tale of the Nine-Tailed) continues to captivate my entire attention for the full hour, with episode 3 getting even darker into the horror and mythology. I mean, Donner party hello? I still don’t feel … Continue reading

Lee Dong Wook, Jo Boa, and Kim Bum Keep Up the Gumiho-Human Entanglements in New Teaser for Tale of Gumiho

I’ve been snarking on the promo posters for tvN fantasy drama Tale of Gumiho (Take of the Nine-Tailed) so it’s a nice change of opinion to be pleasantly surprised by the latest preview released by the network. It’s less purposefully … Continue reading