Suits Maintains Strong Lead in Wed-Thurs Time Slot with The Undateables Coming in Third

A slotting in of new dramas in two networks has solidified the lead of KBS legal drama Suits in the lead among a generally weak pack of prime time dramas. Suits is staying steading in the 9% range with Thursday’s episode taking in 9.6%. Coming in second though it’s really neck-and-neck is MBC drama Come and Hug Me with 4.6% and 5.4%, with SBS bringing up the rear with The Undateables (Handsome Guy and Jung Eum) getting 4.9% and 5% in the second night of airing as a small dip from the previous night’s premiere episodes. I haven’t watched The Undateables yet but the audience reviews have been lackluster, with criticism of Hwang Jung Eum‘s overacting and repeatedly playing the same type of energetic, loud, and brassy character in a way that is turning off viewers. And if folks think it’s not her fault and just the way the character is written, then perhaps it’s time to not take those types of roles and wait for something that does not feel like a repeat of prior dramas like She Was Pretty and Lucky Romance. Continue reading

Hwang Jung Eum Tries to Pick Up Namgong Min in Second Teaser for SBS Drama The Undateables

I’m going to keep my expectations low for upcoming SBS rom-com The Undateables (Handsome Guy and Jung Eum) because the two teasers so far are really frustrating watching leading lady Hwang Jung Eum. She’s like the opposite of male lead … Continue reading

Big Name K-stars Including Lee Seung Gi, Yoona, Suzy, Lee Jun Ki, and Park Shin Hye to Attend 2017 Asia Artist Awards

This is a post solely to prep for this week’s Asia Artist Awards, thank to the star-studded line up that will be making an appearance either to present or to perform. On the acting stars alone it’s worth checking out … Continue reading

Cha Seung Won, Ji Sung, EXO and Many More Popular Stars Receive 2017 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards

The 2017 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards took place quietly with a cancelled red carpet due to the passing of beloved veteran leading man Kim Joo Hyuk earlier in the week. The big winners among stars I follow are … Continue reading

Goblin and Gong Yoo Lead the Nominations for the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards

The nominations are out for the 53rd annual Baeksang Arts Awards, to be held on May 3rd in Seoul. Leading the pack on the television side of the nominations is last year’s runaway cable drama hit Goblin: The Lonely and … Continue reading