jTBC Wins the New Cable Premieres at Miss Hammurabi Doubles the Ratings of tvN Drama About Time

The viewers have spoken and its a resounding ratings and feedback win for jTBC legal drama Miss Hammurabi which premiered this Monday opposite fellow new cable arrival About Time on tvN. Miss Hammurabi brought in nearly double the ratings of About Time, premiering at 3.739% compared to 1.766%. Even more impressive are the positive audience feedback on the acting of Miss Hammurabi leads L and Go Ara who are normally panned by K-netizens for their pretty visuals and limited acting, this time both are getting solid reviews along with how interesting the drama is in depicting the behind-the-scenes world of judges in the Korean judicial system.

Conversely K-netz are ragging on both Lee Sung Kyung and Lee Sang Yoon‘s acting in About Time, though that drama has even bigger problems in re-filming fast enough to insert new second male lead Kim Dong Joon‘s scenes into the narrative as he took over just last week for Lee Seo Won who has been charged with harassment and assault. The Mon-Tues time slot remains very week overall but it looks like Miss Hammurabi is ready to make some waves. Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading

Three Huge Age Gap Korean Projects Coming in 2018 with Mr. Sunshine, My Ahjusshi, and Love Sling

I’m amused by the hand wringing by K-netizens on the coming 2018 romance (or romance-adjacent) K-dramas with huge age gaps. Like this hasn’t happened before, and enough times to make it just a meh reaction from me. I even loved … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Gets Big Name Guest Stars Kim So Hyun, Yoon Kyun Sang, and Lee Sung Kyung

Now that Reunited Worlds has premiered on the SBS Wed-Thurs time slot it means the pre-filmed While You Were Sleeping is on deck. The drama will take over from Reunited Worlds in early September and with it show whether screenwriter … Continue reading