Next KBS Mon-Tues Drama Perfume Evokes The Beauty Inside Movie Posters and Drops Weird Teasers

I’m so perplexed by upcoming KBS Mon-Tues drama Perfume it might be a good thing if it makes me check it out purely to sate my curiosity. I have no clue what it’s about and the snippets make male lead Shin Sung Rok alternatively seem like a serial killer in the making or a hapless rom-com male lead about to get his comeuppance. I am rather annoyed at the drama character posters that are ripped off from the K-movie version of The Beauty Inside. C’mon, even the drama version didn’t go there, wish Perfume didn’t pick a knock off that was so clearly and colorfully obvious. Other than that the drama with some magical perfume and male lead Shin Sung Rok paired with Go Won Hee and with second leads Cha Ye Ryun and Kim Min Kyu could be weird enough to work, especially if the drama tosses in copious amounts of makjang and makes Shin Sung Rok go OTT as he’s wont to do. Continue reading

Male Lead Choi Jin Hyuk Unavailable to film 4-episode Extension for SBS Drama An Empress’s Dignity

The surprising early on success of SBS Wed-Thurs drama An Empress’s Dignity has let to the network ill-advisedly deciding on an extension, coming at a time when it’s ratings have dropped and now been eclipsed by KBS drama What’s Up … Continue reading

SBS Soapy Melo An Empress’s Dignity Reaches 14.6% Rating in Episode 20 Near Halfway Point

My Wed-Thurs are currently preoccupied with tvN quiet slow burn romance Encounter (Boyfriend) but even if it wasn’t I don’t think I would still want to watch An Empress’s Dignity. None of the four leads Jang Nara, Shin Sung Rok, … Continue reading

International Viewers Upset Over Depiction of Middle Eastern Culture and Muslim Faith in MBC Drama The Man Who Dies to Live

Holy epic fail on the part of MBC with it’s latest Wed-Thurs offering The Man Who Dies to Live, a drama I wasn’t even planning on watching until the uproar over the first two episodes elevated interest. Now I still … Continue reading

Poster and Teasers for Melancholy Mature KBS Drama On the Way to the Airport with Kim Ha Neul and Lee Sang Yoon

All signs point to upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs drama On the Way to the Airport as residing squarely in the gimmick free adult life issues category of dramas. Starring Kim Ha Neul, Lee Sang Yoon, Shin Sung Rok, Jang Hee Jin, … Continue reading

Lee Sang Yoon and Kim Ha Neul Start Filming KBS Wed-Thurs Drama On the Way to the Airport

This is one drama that fell down on my interest radar after casting panned out, and has now started filming quite under the radar. Upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs drama On the Way to the Airport released script reading stills featuring leads … Continue reading

2014 SBS Year End Drama Awards

With the 2014 SBS Drama Awards, another prolific if underwhelming in quality year wraps up in K-dramaland. There wasn’t an underlying reason I saved this network for last in coverage, MBC went first and I only had time to write … Continue reading

2014 KBS Year End Drama Awards

Despite being the perennial prime time ratings loser in 2014, the KBS Drama Awards was heads and tails better than what MBC put on the night before in both fashion, star power, and actually awarding quality acting. Of course not every … Continue reading