jTBC Drama Itaewon Class Breaks 9% with Episode 4 in Astronomical Ratings Rise

While tvN drama Crash Landing on You has defied its silly set up and achieved a steady ratings rise during its airing, weekend newcomer jTBC Fri-Sat drama Itaewon Class has been nothing short of record making. The underdog Park Seo Joon drama premiered last week to 4.983% ratings which was incredible already, but each episode has risen to 5.330%, then 8.013%, and yesterday’s episode 4 hit 9.382%. For those who saw K-drama ratings are dead, it’s these kind of successes that keep the industry still believing its worth making dramas. This drama is on its way to be male lead Park Seo Joon’s most successful work to-date, and I’m super thrilled for him. Continue reading

Gong Yoo Number 1 Most Loved Celebrity CF Endorser by Korean Brands Followed by Park Bo Gum and Soccer Star Son Heung Min

The year is coming to a close so there are more and more lists and polls to try and rank what happened in 2019. On the CF side, it feels like every single ad in South Korea features a celebrity … Continue reading

Park Seo Joon, Ahn Sung Ki, and Woo Do Hwan Promote Boxing Exorcism Movie Divine Fury in Bazaar Korea Pictorial

The summer months are more than halfway over and hopefully the heat hasn’t melted anyone yet. The South Korean box office hasn’t been sizzling for the local fare other than the award winning social commentary film Parasite but next weeks … Continue reading

After Her Private Life and Kim Jae Wook, Park Min Young Reigns as the K-drama Female Lead Racking Up Successive Chemistry Wins

I’m having a hard time thinking of another K-drama actress with as many romance dramas under belt as Park Min Young AND has also delivered performances that generated strong chemistry with her male lead(s). In some dramas she even sparks … Continue reading