Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Ends With 27.6% Ratings for the Final Episode

Combining together three veterans may have played a big role in creating the winning formula for the recently finished SBS Mon-Tues drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Veteran Han Seok Kyu played the titular Romantic Doctor and got awarded with the network’s drama Daesang last month as well as anchoring a drama that crossed 20% in ratings by episode 10 and stayed up there the rest of the time. The final episode 20 which aired on Monday brought in a series high of 27.6% AGB ratings nationwide.

The PD is an SBS veteran who directed You’re All Surrounded, Mrs. Cop, Giant, Incarnation of Money, and History of the Salaryman, and I definitely saw his flourishes in the more dramatic visuals in Romantic Doctor. The screenwriter Kang Eun Kyung has many hit dramas under her belt with What’s With This Family, Baker King Kim Tak Goo, Man of Honor, and Gu Family Book so she can now add this to her success list. Don’t be surprised if SBS does another medical drama this year, it’s top two rated prime time dramas in 2016 were both medical dramas with a ton of interpersonal melodrama baked in. Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and Seo Hyun Jin Lead the 2016 K-stars in Baby Cuteness Pictorial for Adoption Campaign

Pairing popularity celebrities with philanthropic or social causes is always a smart move, but a triple applause for combining that combo with adorable babies. Cosmopolitan Korea released a new black-and-white but oh so adorable pictorial of Korean stars cradling chubby … Continue reading

Teaser and Stills Prep SBS’s Return to Medical on Mon-Tues with Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

The impending conclusion of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo means SBS can return to the winning formula on Mon-Tues with the medical themed drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Its title is basically the underpinnings of the last SBS medical drama … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Takes Home Daesang at 2016 APAN Star Awards

It’s not exactly awards season yet in K-ent but the chips are falling as expected even for the one-off awards event such as the just held APAN Star Awards sponsored by the Daejeon Drama Festival. The big winner was Descendants … Continue reading

SBS Goes Back to Medical for Upcoming Mon-Tues Drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

Looks like SBS wants to shake off the ratings doldrums with current Mon-Tues drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo to try and recapture the audience with another medical drama to follow. Doctors with Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Kim So Hyun Top the Moolmang K-star Internet Power Rankings for July 2016

Korean buzz site Moolmang has been doing entertainment internet power rankings for awhile and the latest July issue is interesting enough as a current pulse taking snapshot to merit a post. The site ranks popularity/buzz based on the number of … Continue reading