K-ent Critic Discuss the Two Positives and Two Negatives with Song Hye Kyo Performance in Latest Drama Now, We are Breaking Up

This was a very interesting and meaty article last week from a K-ent drama critics and you can take from it what you agree/disagree but at least someone did a deep dive into Song Hye Kyo and her latest drama Now, We are Breaking Up. The articles discusses two positives and two negatives with her choice, performance, and outcome with this drama so I’ll summarize. The first positive is that she maintained her dignity with romance drama performances, the critic felt she showcased her ability to be subtle, nuanced, and believable in essaying romantic interest and conflicted emotions. The second positive is that she managed to bridge the 11-year age gap with Jang Ki Yong by her youthful beauty, at times looking younger than him, and with that she managed to maintain her grip with fans and her CF power. All her outfits and makeup looks trended and the brands sales increased. The first negative is that she sticks with the same old, same old, unlike her same level actresses Son Ye Jin, Han Ji Min, and Han Hyo Joo. Those three take on different roles and drama/movie genres in ways that Song Hye Kyo hasn’t done in many years. The second negative is that she does so many romance dramas that the anticipation and excitement has faded because it’s so familiar. This is an interesting article and definitely does prove that K-ent remains willing to deep dive into the success and failures of its A-list stars, and for Song Hye Kyo she may already have taken the next step in overcoming the two negatives by doing revenge thriller The Glory as her next project.

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SBS Romance Drama Now, We are Breaking Up with Song Hye Kyo and Jang Ki Yong Wraps with 6.7% Ratings in Final Episode 16

There are hot mess dramas and the just concluded SBS Fri-Sat romance drama Now, We are Breaking Up is definitely not that. It’s big problem was that it was pretentiously boring, it thought it was more than it was trying … Continue reading

SBS Fri-Sat Romance Drama Now, We are Breaking Up Drops to New Low Ratings of 4.2% in Episode 14 as Viewers Complain that the OTP Gets Little Together Screen Time Each Episode

It’s nearing the end of the run for SBS drama Now, We are Breaking Up and at this point I’m just wondering how much lower the ratings will go. It dropped to 4.2% for the most recent episode 14 that … Continue reading

Thinking of Breaking Up with Now, We are Breaking Up Midway Through the Drama Which Continues to See Ratings Decline and Lack of Buzz

So I’ve been stuck on episode 9 of Now, We are Breaking Up from three weeks ago, and the fact that I haven’t the inclination to keep watching speaks volumes. Last week there was only one episode aired so this … Continue reading

SBS Releases the Five OTP Up for Best Couple at the 2021 Year End Drama Awards: Now, We are Breaking Up, Our Beloved Summer, Lovers of the Red Sky, Penthouse, and One: The Woman

I feel like SBS only had surface skimmings when it came to picking the 5 sets of 2021 K-drama OTPs for it’s Best Couple Award nominees at the upcoming Year End Drama Awards. I don’t know who will win but … Continue reading

Now, We are Breaking Up Episodes 9-10 Stay in High 6% Ratings as the Core Parental Conflicts Also Stay Stagnant and Lamely Old School

Last week I marathoned 7 episodes of Now, We are Breaking Up to catch up on the drama since I watched the first episode and left the rest on read. I read all the complaints, everything actually felt valid but … Continue reading

MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff with 8.8% Ratings Vaults Over SBS Competitor Now, We are Breaking Up with 7.0% in Episode 5

In the least surprising news ever, really just when and not if, episode 5 broke apart the competition in the Fri-Sat time slot between two direct prime time drama competitors. Both MBC sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff and SBS romance … Continue reading

Shin Dong Wook Makes a Cameo in Now, We are Breaking Up as Song Hye Kyo’s Ex-boyfriend and Jang Ki Yong’s Older Brother

Man, family reunions are going to be hella awkward. SBS drama Now, We are Breaking Up plucked one of the familiar tropes of K-drama romantic destiny/complication and used it this week, and no it’s not the first love or met … Continue reading

Ratings Tighten as Episode 3 of SBS Romance Now, We are Breaking Up Gets 7.3% With MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff Going Up to 7.0%

This is such a great time to be a K-drama viewer with so many actually decent to good dramas out there to watch across various genres. The Fri-Sat battle between same day premiered dramas Now, We are Breaking Up on … Continue reading

The Red Sleeve Cuff Tops the Good Data Drama Buzz Rankings as Song Hye Kyo Leads the Actor/Actress List

Buzz sometimes translates into domestic television ratings but it’s still a good thing to get on the K-netizens radar even if not everyone interested tunes in to watch the drama. The second week of November was a veritable smorgasbord of … Continue reading