Yeo Jin Gu Gets Rave Reviews as Episode 1 of The Crowned Clown Breaks tvN Mon-Tues Premiere Ratings Record

Cable network tvN has a new record holder in premiere ratings in the Mon-Tues time slot, a quick one-up from the previous holder just six months ago. Sageuk drama The Crowned Clown (a remake of the movie Masquerade) launched today with 5.7%, breaking the premiere record of 100 Days My Prince with D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun which got 5.028%. Starring Yeo Jin Gu and Lee Se Young, the early reviews are glowing especially for the two character performance by grown up child actor Yeo Jin Gu, fully displaying his child acting talents honed on sageuk after sageuk playing the child counterpart of the male leads. With The Crowned Clown, tvN continues its successful drama dominance in this winter season starting with Encounter (Boyfriend) to Memories of Alhambra and now even winning with an old-fashioned sageuk court thriller. Continue reading

Character Look Skyward in Drama Posters for Reunited Worlds with Yeo Jin Gu, Lee Yeon Hee, and Ahn Jae Hyun

I thought the idea of a high school boy who disappears for thirteen years and then returns mysteriously would seem depressing as heck but all the characters in upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Reunited Worlds (A New World) look quietly hopeful … Continue reading

SBS Finalizes Casting for Reunited Worlds with Lee Yeon Hee, Yeo Jin Gu, and Ahn Jae Hyun

It’s good that Suspicious Partner is a longer 20-episode prime time drama, or 40 episode now that the network has decided to call thirty minutes an episode to add in more commercial time. That means SP won’t end until the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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