SBS Criminal Profiler Drama Through the Darkness with Kim Nam Gil Ends Averaging 7.2% Ratings with Rave Reviews from Critics and Audiences

This weekend saw the conclusion of the short but to the heart SBS 12-episode criminal investigative drama Through the Darkness (Those Who Read Hearts of Evil). This was one of the dramas that got its airing bisected by the Winter Olympics so the first half and second half had a month gap. Overall the average ratings was 7.2% and the break did seem to stunt the momentum but the second half ended up with generally the same ratings as the first half. It felt like it could have gone up more had there not been the break but narratively the break came at a good pause point so the drama finished with strong word of mouth and great reviews from critics. It’s definitely a worth watch from all accounts and skews towards the darkness mental and psychological probing aspect of a police thriller.

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Viewers Frustrated with SBS Scheduling Decision to Preempt Kim Nam Gil Weekend Drama Through the Darkness for 3 Weeks to Air Winter Olympics

K-actor Kim Nam Gil definitely owes SBS for giving him his first major male lead role in Bad Guy after he broke out with MBC drama Queen Seondeok. But the network bungled BG a bit by preempting it multiple times … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil Grows Out His Hair and Expands His Ability to Criminal Profiling in First Posters and Stills for SBS Fri-Sat Drama Through the Darkness

I’m glad this drama is starting after the new year in 2022 because it definitely seems too dark and serious for a Christmas holiday start. With that said, SBS is likely looking forward to the arrival of police procedural Through … Continue reading

Movie Stills for Emergency Declaration Impress with Star-studded Cast of Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Nam Gil, and Im Shi Wan

The first stills are out for upcoming high profile big budget air disaster movie Emergency Declaration and it’s just a collection of huge stars which is nothing wrong to enjoy the assemblage. The movie premiered last month at Cannes Film … Continue reading

Netflix Preps for $25 Million USD 2022 Big Budget Period Drama Thief: Sound of the Sword with Kim Nam Gil, Lee Yoo Young, and Yoo Jae Myung

It looks like 2022 will be a huge year for Kim Nam Gil, with three dramas on the ready airing in different channels and platforms. He’s got tvN fantasy drama Island, SBS criminal profiler drama Those Who Reads Heart of … Continue reading

tvN Fantasy Exorcism Drama Island Confirms Cast of Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and the Return of Sung Joon Playing the Big Bad

This was always going to be an ambitious drama production, with many CGII elements needed and a dark tone that would needed to be balanced for the majority K-drama viewing populace. That it’s initial leading lady pick had to bow … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil, Jin Seon Kyu, and Kim So Jin Confirmed to Headline SBS Crime Thriller Drama Those Who Read Hearts of Evil

Finally! A drama casting in recent days that doesn’t involve current young buzzy stars lol. SBS has confirmed the leads for its upcoming K-drama adaptation of profiler novel Those Who Read Hearts of Evil. It’s written by South Korea’s first … Continue reading

Twenty More Actors/Actresses Join the KOFIC Korean Actors 200 List in Second Release

The KOFIC assembled Korean Actors 200 list (consisting of both actors and actresses) is already fodder for discussion with fans wondering why their faves may or may not have been included. This is definitely a movie (Chungmuro) driven list so … Continue reading

K-netizens Come Up with Dream Sageuk Pairings that Will Break 10% Ratings and Milk the Tears

The Ji Soo debacle in River Where the Moon Rises has rekindled the gripe K-netz has with younger actor/actress casting in sageuk, which is held to a much higher standard thanks to the record breaking ratings in the early Hallyu … Continue reading