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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Song Joong Ki Hosts the 2020 MAMA Awards in Seoul with Many K-acting Stars in Attendance

Aaaaahhhhh this feels nice, a sense of normalcy and nostalgia for how big this awards got in recent years and perhaps a nice slimming down to focus on just the core competencies. The 2020 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) went … Continue reading

New SBS Mon-Tues Drama Good Casting with Choi Kang Hee and Lee Sang Yeob Impresses with Premiere Ratings of 9.5% and 12.3%

Wowser, consider me surprised but also believing that this could have happened. New SBS Mon-Tues drama Good Casting, which takes over from Nobody Knows, rather impressed with a nobody could have expected surprising ratings. Episode 1 notched 9.5% and 12.3%, … Continue reading

Lee Sang Yeob and Park Ha Sun Change Up Their Image with Steamy Romance Drama Love Affairs in the Afternoon

Consider me pleasantly surprised and curious about upcoming cable network Channel A drama Love Affairs in the Afternoon. The literal title is translated as Weekday at 3PM Lover and is the remake of the same name J-dorama. It’s pretty illicit … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the SBS Drama Awards Daesang for Defendant and Lights Up the Event with Wife Lee Bo Young

The year end 2017 SBS Drama Awards was really the Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young show, with the married acting couple basically turning the event into their own lovey dovey showcase and honestly that’s fine with me. They are … Continue reading

SBS Drama While You Were Sleeping Wraps Up in Tidy Bow with Plenty of Could Have Been Betters Regrets

I’m not angry or upset that SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping didn’t end up meeting expectations. Unlike other K-dramas which vexed me so, this one was just placid enough I watched with increasingly detached interest and was even … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Starts Off with Fantastic Storyline and Acting From Leads Lee Jong Seok and Suzy

Sorry for the late post on newly arrived SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping but in between watching the first episode and then having tickets to Hamilton last night, it was a sensory and entertainment awesomeness overload. I love … Continue reading

Press Conference and Final Set of Previews for While You Were Sleeping with Suzy and Lee Jong Seok

This Wednesday is the arrival of highly promoted SBS pre-produced drama While You Were Sleeping, teaming up for the third time screenwriter Park Hye Ryun with her most often used male lead Lee Jong Seok. Even if this drama is … Continue reading