KBS Wed-Thurs Drama Black Knight Breaks 10% Ratings in Episode 5 and Keeps Rising Steadily

A hearty congrats for KBS Wed-Thurs melodrama fantasy romance Black Knight (The Man Who Guards Me), winning the time slot handily and even more impressive is continuing to increase in ratings. This third week’s ratings broke 10% on Wednesday with 10.6% AGB nationwide and rose to 11.1% for Thursday.  Nothing to Lose (Judge vs. Judge) stayed consistent around the 6% range and same with I am Not a Robot in the 3% pitiful third place.

I love seeing K-dramas succeed in ratings even if I’ve not yet started Black Knight (waiting to marathon) and adore I am Not a Robot, the latter getting no K-viewer love is understandable since it’s silly fluff that narratively evaporates the moment it’s presented and only lingers on the acting and chemistry of leads Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soon Bin. Black Knight seems like a fine red wine, meaty and rich, with leads Kim Rae Won, Shin Se Kyung, and Seo Ji Hye all getting good feedback from viewers. I can’t wait to start it and am so happy also for KBS to finally win the Wed-Thurs time slot. Continue reading

Shin Se Kyung Plays Two Roles and Seo Ji Hye is the 200 Year Old Antagonist with Kim Rae Won the Titular Black Knight

Filming is ready to start for upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs early winter drama Black Knight, which sounds all sorts of odd and interesting. The interesting part is the story and the odd part the casting, I would have switched up the … 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

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Legendary Screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun’s Next SBS Weekend Drama is the 70-episode Yes That’s How It Is

The return to television of famed screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun is going to happen in a big way, or more aptly in a long way. Kim Soo Hyun’s upcoming SBS weekend drama Yes That’s How It Is will be airing … Continue reading