MBN Sageuk Bossam: Stealing Fate Ends with Network Record High 9.769% Ratings as Jung Il Woo, Yuri, and Shin Hyun Soo Bask in the Deserved Success

This past weekend cable network sageuk Bossam: Stealing Fate ended its 20-episode run which saw the drama premiere with an already promising for the small MBN ratings of 2.498% and through the course of its run continue to rise until the final episode notched a network record ratings high of 9.759%. While it would have been symbolic to break 10% ratings ultimately what matters is the production team and cast created a beautiful written, acted, and directed drama that you can see how much care and love went into it. Jung Il Woo got a career resurge, Yuri proved herself as an idol-actress with ability, and Shin Hyun Soo got his breakout moment. The plot doesn’t matter as much as the narrative smoothness, like water flowing through a creek and what we see are the breaks when it comes across rocks but then reforms to continue on. The ending was logical for all and even the sadness came with a sense of release and relief as some of the characters could not possible find a illogical for that political situation happy ending. That the drama conceit of Bossam was used in the first and last episode as a bookend is the icing on the cake of me enjoying something created with intelligence and a sense of respect for the viewers. This drama is L-ovely with a capital L so for those who enjoy a measured paced sageuk this one shouldn’t be missed.

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Yuri Brings the Boys Jung Il Woo and Shin Hyun Soo to the Yard in New IG Story Dance Promise for Breaking 7% Ratings for Bossom: Stealing Fate

It’s almost the weekend which means almost time for my date with MBN sageuk Bossam: Stealing Fate. I’m so grateful for the existence of this drama to mend my Vincenzo gap and also breath new life into the classic style … Continue reading

MBN Sageuk Bossom: Stealing Fale Continues to Rise in Ratings as Second Week Gives the OTP a Reluctant Reason to Cohabitate

The premise of Bossam: Stealing Fate is that widow-hood in Joseon era was THE pits. Women who had the misfortunate to have their husband die must either live in spinsterhood forever or kill themselves to continue serving as the wife … Continue reading

Jung Il Woo and Yuri are a Perfect Match at Press Conference for MBN Drama Bossam: Stealing Fate Premiering this Saturday May 1st

Oh please be good drama! I’m going to need a weekender with Vincenzo ending this week plus I’m still in a sageuk mood after River Where the Moon Rises. MBN Sat-Sun drama Bossam: Stealing Fate premieres this Saturday May 1st … Continue reading

Jung Il Woo and Yuri Exude Classic Sageuk Vibes in New Stills for MBN Drama Bossam: Stealing Fate

The upcoming sageuk drama Bossam: Stealing Fate will be the special 10th anniversary production for the smaller cable network MBN, and I sure hope the quality is much better that jTBC’s 10th anniversary big budget clunker Sisyphus: The Myth. The … Continue reading

Hottest Kings, Emperors, and Princes in K-dramas Through 2020

I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire … Continue reading