MBC Continues to Miss as Radiant Office Debuts with 3.8% Ratings in Wed-Thurs Time Slot

The debut was less than shiny for new MBC Wed-Thurs arrival Radiant Office, and in fact was even lower than its low rated predecessor Missing 9. Radiant Office premiered this Wednesday with an abysmally low 3.8% AGB nationwide ratings, and Missing 9 did hit those same low numbers but went out the week before with 4.2% in the final episode. Looks like just being a quirky office drama isn’t enough to lure viewers away from time slot leader Chief Kim, which hit 18.4% ratings for this week’s episode 15, while perennial second place holder Saimdang: Light’s Diary held at 10.4%. It’s hard to claw up from 3.8% which indicates early interest isn’t even there, but then again if it’s got a compelling story then who knows if Radiant Office will incrementally inch up to respectable ratings during the course of its run. Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Tops C-netizens Rank of 10 Most Anticipated K-dramas of 2017

Many of the 2017 K-dramas were announced in late 2016, and a few even starting filming last year already. C-netizens are also taking stock of the offerings soon to come and there was a recent poll showing which K-dramas are … Continue reading

K-media Discusses How Descendants of the Sun is the Only Ratings Success Pre-produced K-drama in 2016

K-media is taking stock of 2016 and the results are not exactly promising for the future of pre-producing K-dramas. What was once a rarity such as the mega budget Legend felt like a norm in 2016 with a slew of … Continue reading

SBS Delays Lee Young Ae’s Drama Saimdang to January 2017 After Not Getting Chinese Simulcast Approval

The fallout from the Chinese spat with South Korea over THAAD is clearly continuing even after news coverage has died down since the heated summer months. The next casualty is the highly publicized fully pre-produced sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Dairy, … Continue reading