2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and then being massively jetlagged from said flight. All in all I lost 36 hours and also the ability to collect and post about the fashion and winners from the splashy employee appreciation fests. This year some of the trends were switched up – MBC which has a record of splitting Daesangs actually gave the Grand Award to one winner Lee Jong Seok for W: Two Worlds but the win was tarnished by it being decided by fan voting; over at SBS it was veteran Han Seok Kyu who took home the Daesang for his role in Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim which was basically giving it to the deserving veteran who had the hit drama; and it was KBS which went the split Daesang route and handed it to Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo for Descendants of the Sun. Most of the big name drama stars that did a drama this year showed up at the awards in fashions that were raided from the bridal section (so much white!) with the rest being safe and pretty. One of these days imma send a Chinese coordi over to shake things up.
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Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of … Continue reading

Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs … Continue reading

Daebak Gets English Title The Royal Gambler and Pits Brothers Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Gu Against Each Other

SBS is wrapping up long running Mon-Tues drama Six Flying Dragons next week and the following week will see the premiere of Daebak, which has been officially English titled The Royal Gambler rather than the literal Jackpot. I kinda like … Continue reading

Daebak with Jang Geun Seok and Lim Ji Yeon Holds Script Reading and Starts Filming for Late March Premiere on SBS

It was a mere hop skip from casting to production for upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot). The drama premieres at the end of March on the 28th so with less than two months to go it’s a good sign … Continue reading