Four New K-dramas Premiere the First Weekend of March 2018 to Decent Ratings Start

I’ve been girding myself for the concluding week of tvN fantasy drama Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) that I didn’t really process just how many new K-dramas were premiering this Saturday. Four new arrivals of different genres hit the small screen all with decent starts. On the prime time networks, KBS is finishing up long running drama My Golden Life with got 38.1% for this Saturday’s episode 49, and it’s competition with MBC‘s My Husband Oh Jak Doo started off with 7.9% and 10.4% while over on SBS there was Good Witch with slightly higher with 9.2% up to 11.7% for airing four half an hour episodes. On the cable side, tvN’s Hwayugi went up to 5.945% making it a happy ending of the ratings sort that it will break 6% again for the final episode on Sunday. Misty airing on jTBC continues to rock and roll going up to 7.693%, and the other new cable arrivals Children of the Lesser God on OCN got 2.519% and TV Chosun‘s sageuk Grand Prince brought in 2.519%. Variety is back on weekends so go check out one of the new arrivals if anything looks interesting. Continue reading

Audience Poll Selects Women of Dignity and Secret Forest as Best K-dramas in Second Half of 2017

The viewers have spoke again, this time a poll on what Korean audiences think is the best K-dramas of the second half of 2017. Topping the list is jTBC hit Women of Dignity followed by tvN drama Secret Forest (Stranger), … Continue reading

KBS Weekend Drama My Golden Life with Park Shi Hoo and Shin Hye Sun Break 40% Ratings

Congrats to KBS weekend drama My Golden Life for just breaking the 40% AGB ratings threshold with this weekend’s episode 30, hitting 41.8% nationwide and cementing it as the highest rated drama of 2017. The drama still has another 20-episodes … Continue reading

Press Conference for KBS Weekend Drama My Golden Life Has Park Shi Hoo Apologizing for Scandal from 2013

Scandal is a loaded word, for some K-netizens it connotes something as inconsequential as a star dating news, yet in recent years there have been a series of male star scandals of the serious variety involving accusations, police investigations, and … Continue reading