jTBC Dramas Sky Castle and Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food Win Top Prizes at 2019 KCC Broadcasting Awards

In recent years it has been cable network tvN raking in the awards from the Big Three broadcast networks and reigning supreme as the cable contender. 2018 marked arrival of equal cable powerhouse jTBC and now the upstart is a true contender after winning the top prizes at the 2019 KCC Broadcasting Awards held by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC). Sky Castle won Best Drama and Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food won in the Hallyu popularity category. That’s an impressive showing in both the critical and mass appeal categories, and in a competitive year when tvN had critically acclaimed dramas Mr. Sunshine and Live and even higher rated popular dramas to compete with Pretty Noona including 100 Days My Prince, Why Secretary Kim, Encounter (Boyfriend), and Memories of Alhambra. Congrats to jTBC for winning the crown for 2018 dramas from the KCC. Continue reading

An Empress’s Dignity and Sky Castle are the December 2018 Surprise Hits Over High Profile Memories of Alhambra and Encounter

Right now there are four dramas doing well in their respective ratings but two are surprise underdogs that are garnering ratings far above expected and the other two are high profile big budget expected successes that are just meeting expectations. … Continue reading

2018 is the Year Cable K-dramas Fully Surpassed Big Three in Top Ten Lists and Comparative Ratings

Success takes hard work and 2018 saw the first time that cable K-dramas fully dominated the landscape over Big Three network dramas, in both critical top 10 lists and comparative adjusted ratings. After nearly a decade of concerted effort to … Continue reading

Encounter and Sky Castle Lead the Good Data November Drama Rankings While Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo Top the Acting Side

Korean polling platform Good Data provides weekly buzz rankings based on search words and this past week was worth a visit since there were three new dramas premiering and four total dramas released in the last two weeks. Topping the … Continue reading