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 most anticipated there. Topping the list is While You Were Sleeping with Lee Jong Seok and Suzy, two popular K-stars who are also well known in China. Second is Saimdang: Light’s Diary as Lee Young Ae‘s comeback vehicle with Song Seung Heon. Third is another sageuk, A King Loves with Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun.

Finishing up the top five is Shin Mina and Lee Je Hoon‘s Tomorrow With You in fourth and fifth place is Man to Man with Park Hae Jin and Park Sung Woong as the titular men. The full top ten is below for those curious which 2017 K-dramas are getting early interest. My personal anticipating works are While You Were Sleeping since I’m a huge Lee Jong Seok fan followed by the rom-com Strong Woman Do Bong Soon pairing up Park Bo Young with Park Hyung Sik. 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

KBS Looking Promising in Media Discussions of K-dramas Scheduled for 2016

This has been an uneventful year in dramas for me, and it’s hard to wrap my head around the year ending soon and already K-ent pundits are looking towards 2016 for discussion fodder. The network that has been getting killed … Continue reading