SBS Wed-Thurs Drama An Empress’s Dignity Wraps with More Makjang and Mid-teens Ratings

It’s time to say buh-bye to crazy and makjang-delicious Wed-Thurs SBS drama An Empress’s Dignity as it sails off without one male lead and maybe also without the other. The final episodes brought in 14.1% and 16.5% ratings as viewers tuned in to see if female lead Jang Nara will absurdly end up with previous not nice but now nice male lead Shin Sung Rok what with always nice male lead Choi Jin Hyuk not even around to film scenes for the final episodes due to a scheduling conflict. The drama apparently decided to use that opportunity to pick option 3 as Shin Sung Rok’s Emperor swanned off to the great beyond and the baddies either got jail or also death. Not sure what to make of this drama since just the drama stills along make me chuckle but hopefully this ending was satisfying for those watching along. 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

The Good and Weird Drama Acting Nominations from the 2014 APAN Star Awards

The nominees are out for the 2014 APAN Star Awards, yet another glittery awards ceremony and this one in particular is a recent new arrival on the awards scene in the last few years. It’s connected to the Daejeon Drama Festival … Continue reading