Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the onscreen romantic chemistry of the leads – not talking about acting ability, just whether the two leads make the viewer believe they are mere seconds away from boning if the camera wasn’t there. The leads of The King don’t just have no chemistry, they might have negative chemistry like two same sided magnets pushing off each other. I thought to make my list of when there has been a stupid/far-fetched,/preposterous/fantasy K-dramas and whether chemistry made it work. This isn’t about a well-written or substantive K-dramas as that can allow the story and directing to keep the interest and carry the day. This is about when everything is actually quite stupid but viewers love it because the leads sell it. Here goes!

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Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

SBS drama Return and tvN Drama Mr. Sunshine Currently Tops 2018 Drama Ratings for Network and Cable

There is still three months left in 2018 and plenty can change in the drama ratings ranks but so far the tally remains comparatively low ratings for network dramas while cable continues to impress with how strong it is airing … Continue reading

Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min Make Cameo Appearance in Why Secretary Kim Directed by PD of This Life is Our First

This is a very timely and nice cameo appearance with lots of synergy to spare. Former drama costars Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min will be making a guest starring appearance in hit tvN rom-com Why Secretary Kim, with … Continue reading