Vagabond Finally Gives Lee Seung Gi the Upper Hand But Episodes 9-10 Continue the Action Over Engaging Narrative Development

There is a reason that summer Hollywood movies are called popcorn flicks, it’s brainless fun and the emphasis is on FUN. tvN action drama Vagabond has been no fun so far, earlier on it had to be serious and sad because an entire plane full of passengers including a bunch of kids died because of a greedy government and corporate conspiracy. But the task on unmasking the conspiracy has been tedious so far, putting Lee Seung Gi on pure adrenaline mode with sidekick Suzy who turned out to be exactly a plot device as I worried about so her limited acting doesn’t even matter because no one can make that character work. But the conspiracy felt so unbelievably far-reaching, like the Deep State Conspiracies right wing nutjobs talk about, that it made it impossible to enjoy the ride. This week’s episodes 9-10 finally turned the tide a bit, giving the good guys at the end the upper hand and I can’t believe I’m so wanting this drama to actually get good by the end I’m still along for the ride. Sadly no further viewers are turning in as ratings remain steady to last week. 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