K-ent Discussing KBS’s Prolonged Ratings Woes for the Past Two Years

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This is certainly a depressing way to get some press, and even the old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity doesn’t seem to apply here as I can’t see an upside. K-ent media is addressing the long running ratings woes that have plagued KBS, above and beyond the general ratings depressed landscape among all the broadcasters. Compared to MBC and SBS, both of which have had real drama hits however rare in the last few years, KBS has been by and large unable to have any drama that wins in traditional ratings and buzz. The network’s Mon-Tues offerings in the last two years have been slayed in a blood bath one after another, and the Wed-Thurs dramas haven’t done much better other than Unkind Women winning that time slot but not by much and also generated no buzz whatsoever, and last year Joseon Gunman did relatively well but also wasn’t as sticky with the viewers. Continue reading

Long Drama Preview and Happy Press Conference Pictures for Masked Prosecutor

I gotta give props when it’s due and Masked Prosecutor deserves kudos for doing the unthinkable from one week ago, namely making that flamboyant wrestling mask suddenly look narratively acceptable. Who woulda thunk it? The drama premieres on KBS thi … Continue reading

Joo Sang Wook and Kim Sun Ah Confirmed for Masked Prosecutor, Get the Zorro Jokes Ready

Even though KBS currently leads the Wed-Thurs ratings with its bad ladies behaving badly drama Unkind Women, it’s never too early to think ahead. Compared to the constant casting news whiplash coming out of MBC these days, KBS should thank … Continue reading