This is an interesting poll and I find myself agreeing with most of the selections with a few deviations. Joynews polled 200 Korean drama industry insiders to vote for their best and worst dramas of 2018, which admitted hasn’t ended yet with a few more high profile dramas to air. But the poll results more or less reflect the quality of things to date and it’s not surprising to see tvN hit period patriotic drama Mr. Sunshine topping the poll for Best Drama. Following to round out the top 5 list is Misty, 100 Days My Prince, My Ahjusshi, and Live.
On the opposite spectrum the drama voted worst for 2018 was Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) which I have to agree with as the first few episodes aired in 2017 were an awesome start but the remainder in 2018 was a straight shooter of narrative crap. The other four dramas voted as worst were Return with the leading lady switch debacle, the unwatchable The Undateables, Let’s Eat 3 ending abruptly with the male lead off to the military, and Time also with the narrative schism with a male lead who left the drama due to health reasons. Check out the full voted list below, and its worth noting that in the best drama category all the top vote getters are cable dramas and it’s not until 12th place does a big three drama in Where Stars Land gets on the list. Continue reading
Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading
This Monday has three new K-drama premieres which caught me off guard since I’ve been on a Wed-Thurs Why Secretary Kim haze the last few weeks. First ups is major props to smaller cable network jTBC for breaking it’s own … Continue reading
Bromance is alive and well in K-drama land as Gong Yoo sent a most adorable and perfectly Goblin-esque coffee truck to the set of Life starring Lee Dong Wook. The coffee truck was adorned with many banners and posters with … Continue reading
This year we’ve had police K-drama Live and now comes medical K-drama Life, not to be confused though both are squarely in the two most popular drama genres. I figure Life will be a quality product so I haven’t been … Continue reading
I have high hopes for upcoming jTBC medical drama Life, as always the standard to try and reach remains the classic White Tower which recently MBC re-aired and still got ratings. Life centers around a hospital with doctors played by … Continue reading
A full cast has been assembled this week for spring 2018 jTBC drama Life, not to be confused with the tvN police human interest drama Live that’s premiering earlier. Life stars already confirmed male leads Lee Dong Wook and Jo … Continue reading