Excellent MBC Mon-Tues Drama Kairos is the Dark Horse Tightly Plotted Thriller Sliding Under the Radar

MBC has been bottom of the ratings barrel for so long that I’ve really stopped paying much attention to its ability to deliver dramas worth watching. Consider me even more impressed with recently premiered Mon-Tues drama Kairos, currently with 5-episodes aired. It’s so good, like a tightly plotted thriller I would expect to find on OCN mixed with the layer emotional depth of a jTBC drama. Starring Shin Sung Rok as a construction company executive dealing with the kidnap of his daughter and suicide of his wife, his fallen apart world collides with living one month in the past Lee Se Young‘s convenience store employee trying to find her mom who needs an expensive surgery.

They are able to communicate via cross cellphone numbers once a night between 10:33 to 10:34 pm. A nice minute to ask each other for help, him to prevent his family tragedy and her to help find her missing mom. There’s more than meet with the eye with all the supporting characters and I don’t recall in recent years wanting to punch in the face seconds leads Ahn Bo Hyun and Nam Gyu Ri‘s characters as much as I do here. I’m sure there will be plenty more twists and turns but this drama is a true gem so far that should get more attention and kudos to MBC for doing something different, interesting, and riveting. Who is the world out to get Shin Sung Rok’s character, poor man is fighting unknown enemies from within and without.

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Hottest Kings, Emperors, and Princes in K-dramas Through 2020

I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire … 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