Legend of the Blue Sea Tops Chosun Daily Readers Poll of Favorite 2016 K-drama

Another poll result has hit the internet waves and this one feels like the readers had their hands on the pulse the entire time. Online newspaper Chosun Daily which despite it’s name is a Chinese publication covering all news in Korea, ran a readers poll for the past month from middle of December through middle of January that asked for the favorite K-drama of 2016. With a total of 118,085 votes cast, the winner with nearly half the votes was Legend of the Blue Sea, with 49,293 viewers picking it as most favorite. Coming in close in second place was Descendants of the Sun with 48,801 votes, which tells me that DotS should be top since it aired in early 2016 whereas Legend was still airing during the vote so had the freshness factor. Rounding out the top three was 11,308 votes for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Check out the full top 8 list below. Continue reading

C-ent Discusses the Most Popular Chinese and Korean Onscreen Bromances of 2016

Recent years have had no shortage of small and big screen bromances with male leads sometimes stealing the show from even the central OTP romance. It proffers the guys being guys camaraderie tinged with wink wink emotional connection, the best … Continue reading

K-audiences Pick a Goblin and Another Oh Hae Young as Characters Most Desired as Christmas Date

This is the oddest poll ever even in the world of K-ent where anything can become the subject of a poll. With Christmas around the corner, typically polls are about which star the average Joe or Jane wants to spend … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung Attend Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Drama Wrap Fan Meeting

The supreme cuteness that is sageuk drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds reversed the ratings bottom trend for KBS on Mon-Tues and delivered a much needed buzz for the viewing audience. I like dramas to get viewers hooked and excited, the … Continue reading

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Retains Top K-drama Influence Ranking for September 2016 Followed by Incarnation of Jealousy

September ended with a buzz less whimper as far as I’m concerned. The summer K-dramas long over, the early fall series are all delivering their respective goods without anything upending expectations set from the premiere episodes to show me that … Continue reading

SBS and KBS Swap Ratings Lead with New Mon-Tues Sageuk Dramas From Last Doctor Drama Showdown

The Korean three major networks swap pole positions all the time with drama ratings but it’s especially funny to see the swap happen in two direct head-to-head showdowns. SBS won the Mon-Tues ratings during the summer with the neurosurgery Doctors, … Continue reading

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Jumps in Ratings and Takes the Mon-Tues Lead Over Premiering K-Bu Bu Jing Xin

The showdown of the Mon-Tues sageuks has an out of the gate winner – congrats to KBS youth period drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds for vaulting in the ratings for episode 3 this Monday and taking the runaway lead against … Continue reading

Adorable Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung Shine in Long Preview for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds

KBS premieres youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds this Monday evening, and those still on the fence can check on the ten minute long preview released at the press conference a few days ago to decide whether to watch … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung are Lost in Each Other’s Eyes in Official Drama Poster for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds

I gotta give Moonlight Drawn by Clouds visual team all the kudos for making this youth romance sageuk as pretty as a portrait. The first official drama poster is out and the colors, framing, and background are all top notch … Continue reading