K-remake of Criminal Minds Passes Midway Airing and Drops to 2% range from Premiere Ratings High of 4%

Things are not dire but is certainly disappointing as tvN‘s high profile and big name casted K-drama remake of Criminal Minds hasn’t really resonated with the local audience. Episode 1 did a promising and high for cable 4.187% AGB nationwide ratings but has then fallen to the 2% range with a few episodes going back up past 3% but nowhere near hitting 4% again. The drama also had a huge production snafu right before it premiered when one of the two PDs left the production due to reported creative difference, and it was the PD who did The Good Wife K-drama remake and the PD who remained is the one who did IRIS. I’ve only watched one episode and an banking the remainder for a marathon but what’s the feedback from international viewers on this drama? I would have been more ravenous for it years ago during my procedural phase when I gobbled up CSI episodes like M&Ms but once past that phase watching a sleek crime drama is not high on my agenda though I’m quite determined to watch this one for leads Lee Jun Ki, Moon Chae Won, and Son Hyun Joo. Continue reading

K-drama Criminal Minds Releases Poster and Holds Press Conference with Lee Jun Ki, Moon Chae Won, and Son Hyun Joo

I’m so used to K-dramas rushing schedules that the press conference to premiere gap has shrunk almost to a day before even so it’s a nice relief to take it slow and see the cast of Criminal Minds meeting the … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Leads the VIP Attendees at Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo’s New Movie Ordinary People

The movie Ordinary People is certainly a forgettable cinematic title used more than once before, but at least the cast of the upcoming K-movie isn’t ordinary in the least. Starring Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo, it’s a twisty psychological … Continue reading