Arthdal Chronicles Returns for Season 3 with Same 6% Ratings as Previous Seasons

It’s a short 3 week airing for the final third season of fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles, with only 6-episodes left to wrap up the epic tale. Episode 13 aired this Saturday and got 6.115% ratings, a steep drop from its predecessor Hotel Del Luna which averaged 8.867% and its final episode broke 12%. I’m still not feeling the epic-ness of Arthdal and that’s the problem which plagued it from the beginning, all dark murkiness so it was hard to make out what was happening and the weird Neathal make up language with the gutteral utterances that made everyone seem like they were struggling to speak their dialogues and made scenes feel stilted. Things got better when the action moved to the capital Arthdal and right now I feel most interested in the plotting guyliner twin played by Song Joong Ki rather than the upright hero-projecting curly haired flower child twin. I wouldn’t mind a showdown with that twin and his adopted father megalomaniac played by Jang Dong Gun in the end. Continue reading

Fantasy Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Returns for Season 2 This Weekend Taking Over For Hotel Del Luna

tvN started off summer of 2019 with the highly anticipated fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles but it was the next drama to come the fantasy drama Hotel Del Luna that garnered higher ratings an buzz. One will never know how Arthdal … Continue reading

Poster and Preview for Season 3 of Arthdal Chronicles Teases Direct Conflict and More Action Between All the Leads

Summer of 2019 is ending and will bring with it the return of tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles, which kicked of the summer when it first premiered at the beginning of June. The first two seasons didn’t reach the ratings height … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won in New Photo Spread Promoting Third and Final Season of Arthdal Chronicles

I think the preliminary verdict is that tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles is a relative disappointment, vis-a-vis the largest budget in K-drama history and of 54 billion won even greater by far from the most recent biggest budget K-drama Mr. Sunshine … Continue reading

Arthdal Chronicles Wraps Up First Two Seasons With Disappointing Ratings and Break Before Third Season Airs in September

Watching the first two seasons (12 episodes) of tvN fantasy saguek Arthdal Chronicles is like sticking with a whole lotta meh hoping for something drastic to happen to make it suddenly better. I stuck with it thinking perhaps the dull … Continue reading

Arthdal Chronicles Releases Four Character Previews Running Gamut from Cutesy to Coolly Dangerous

I’m getting this stark dichotomy after watching the just released four character teaser preview for tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles. It actually helps me make sense of the wildly varied previews so far. Leads Kim Ji Won and Song Joong Ki … Continue reading

tvN Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Releases Drama Poster and Confirms Airing in Season Segments

It’s a bold gamble for tvN to break from the continuous airing nature of K-dramas for an entire story line and announce that it will air upcoming early era fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles in seasons. This follows the Netflix zombie … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, Kim Ji Won, and Jang Dong Gun Radiate Different Charismas in New Drama Stills From Arthdal Chronicles

Those who haven’t watched K-dramas since the early Hallyu days (2000 onward) when it started the Pan-Asia spread probably don’t realize that sageuks are a HUGE part of the entire industry. Dae Jang Gum isn’t the most popular K-drama of … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Jang Dong Gun Duke it Out to Become Legend in New Preview for Arthdal Chronicles

tvN dropped a new teaser this weekend for epic warrior sageuk Arthdal Chronicles (Asadal Chronicles) and my guts me it’ll be a rollicking ride because of the budget and the fact that we haven’t had this type of epic sageuk … Continue reading