Final Episode of tvN Sageuk Queen Cheorin Brings Ratings High of 17.371% and Plenty of Heated Commentary About the Ending

Well well well, the ending is here for Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) and I’m not sure if I should talk about the ending or just let it rip in the comment section. I don’t want to “spoil” any plot point but this ending is really quite special, as in I think it would take a really special viewer to find it thoroughly satisfying. I’ve been checked out since before the midway point when I realized the writer wasn’t going to commit in any meaningful direction and now I feel like one of the lucky ones not to get seppuku’d at the end. The ratings did end with a lovely series high of 17.371%¬†and sets this drama one of highest rated in tvN history but it may also go down as one of the most frustrating of all time. For me, the ending of what I thought the writer would go with (it’s safe if not totally nonsensical) so my heart goes out to all the diehard fans. Don’t worry. such pain will recede with time and also becomes a toughening lesson in drama shipping.

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School 2017 Continues the KBS Hit Tradition of Casting Rising Stars Who Later Go on to Major Stardom with Kim Jung Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon, and Kim Se Jung

I confess to skipping the last installment of the KBS drama School franchise, namely School 2017. Four years ago I looked at the cast and didn’t know anyone and thought it was a bunch of randos so passed. Now I’m … Continue reading

Netizen Complaints Don’t Slow Down tvN Drama Queen Cheorin as Episode 3 Increases to 9.022% Ratings

Being active on the internet sometimes makes one believe that information being shared and discussed online would have real life impact. But it’s just a vocal minority sounding louder than actually is and real life has its own reactive beats. … Continue reading

tvn Drama Queen Cheorin Increases Ratings in Episode 2 to 8.800% as Leads Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun Exude Mega Chemistry and Laughs

tvN weekend saguek Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) debuted to the second highest premiere ratings for the network ever on the time slot and the second episode has increased slightly to 8.800% ratings. I had a chance to watch episode 1 … Continue reading

Fantasy Sageuk Drama Queen Cheorin Premieres to 8.030% Ratings, the Second Highest tvN Weekend Premiere After Mr. Sunshine

Impressive and I’m so happy for the cast and crew! Newly arriving tvN Sat-Sun fantasy sageuk drama Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) premiered today to 8.030% AGB nationwide ratings, a huge ratings jump from predecessor youth business romance drama Start-Up. It’s … Continue reading

Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Bae Jong Ok, and Kim Tae Woo Confirmed for Comedy Sageuk Drama Queen Cheorin

I’ve long thought the ridiculously low budget and slap stick period Chinese drama Go Princess Go was perfect for a K-drama version and could be done so much better. I don’t think the upcoming sageuk drama Queen Cheorin is announced … Continue reading

MBC Mon-Tues Romance Drama Dinner Mate Premieres to 4.8%, 6.1% Ratings with All the Hallmarks of Classic Boy Meets Girl Hijinks and Cuteness

My Monday picked up majorly and a new 8-week addiction has formed. MBC premiered new Mon-Tues drama Dinner Mate (Shall We Have Dinner Together) and it’s basically tailored made to hit every one of my rom-com happy nodes. There’s handsome … Continue reading