tvN Sat-Sun Drama When My Love Blooms Averaging 4.50% Through First Four Episodes with Second Chance Hardscrabble Romance

The tvN Sat-Sun time slot tends to be trendier K-dramas and this one is as old-school as it gets. When My Love Blooms is every way a throwback to one of the most famous K-dramas of all time Winter Sonata, the young love thwarted with a second chance two decades later, except without the amnesia and having the leads in their thirties playing their high school counterparts heh. Starring Yoo Ji Tae and Lee Bo Young, there is nothing wrong with the drama other than it feels disjointed – the adults are fantastic with a quiet and slow burn but the college roles played by Jinyoung and Jeon So Ni bore me endlessly.

It’s hard to get invested in them because they don’t have great chemistry, are very limited at acting, and the drama chooses to keep interspersing their portions through the present day reunion of the leads who are so much more interesting. This would work better if the drama spent the first two episodes on the college lovebirds before switching to their adult versions and having us root for their second chance. Ratings wise the drama started at 5.431% but the latest episode 4 brought in 4.209%. Initial impressions through 4 episodes I’d say this is a pleasantly engaging drama to watch on weekends with prepping dinner.

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Lee Bo Young and Yoo Ji Tae Confirmed for K-drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with Jinyoung and Jeon So Ni Playing Their College Age Counterparts

Another 2020 K-drama has confirmed the lead cast and it sounds so much like hit movie Introduction to Architecture. Yoo ji Tae and Lee Bo Young are signed on for upcoming drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with youngsters … Continue reading

K-stars Active in Charity and Volunteer Work During the Holiday Season to Give Back

The holidays are in full swing and that means the temperature dips and folks gather with families to celebrate. For many who are less fortunate, the holidays must be harder than usual to get through and for those who have … Continue reading

KBS Wed-Thurs Drama Mad Dog Saddled with Incompetently Awful Posters and Premieres This Wednesday

There is such an extreme lack of poster making talent that went into premiering this Wednesday KBS drama Mad Dog I’m actually interested in checking it out now. The drama posters look like it was made by a middle schooler … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … Continue reading

Healer Readies for Monday Premiere Posters, Press Conference, and Exciting Long Preview

The upcoming KBS Mon-Tues drama Healer has remained consistently intriguing in all the promotional materials. Now all it has to do is actually deliver when it premieres next Monday. It can’t possibly be worse than its predecessor Tomorrow’s Cantabile in … Continue reading