Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Ends With 27.6% Ratings for the Final Episode

Combining together three veterans may have played a big role in creating the winning formula for the recently finished SBS Mon-Tues drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Veteran Han Seok Kyu played the titular Romantic Doctor and got awarded with the network’s drama Daesang last month as well as anchoring a drama that crossed 20% in ratings by episode 10 and stayed up there the rest of the time. The final episode 20 which aired on Monday brought in a series high of 27.6% AGB ratings nationwide.

The PD is an SBS veteran who directed You’re All Surrounded, Mrs. Cop, Giant, Incarnation of Money, and History of the Salaryman, and I definitely saw his flourishes in the more dramatic visuals in Romantic Doctor. The screenwriter Kang Eun Kyung has many hit dramas under her belt with What’s With This Family, Baker King Kim Tak Goo, Man of Honor, and Gu Family Book so she can now add this to her success list. Don’t be surprised if SBS does another medical drama this year, it’s top two rated prime time dramas in 2016 were both medical dramas with a ton of interpersonal melodrama baked in. 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

Teaser and Stills Prep SBS’s Return to Medical on Mon-Tues with Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

The impending conclusion of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo means SBS can return to the winning formula on Mon-Tues with the medical themed drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Its title is basically the underpinnings of the last SBS medical drama … Continue reading

SBS Goes Back to Medical for Upcoming Mon-Tues Drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

Looks like SBS wants to shake off the ratings doldrums with current Mon-Tues drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo to try and recapture the audience with another medical drama to follow. Doctors with Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

 A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

Star-studded VIP Premiere Red Carpet Lights Up Suzy’s New Movie The Sound of a Flower

Now this is what I call star power, or more aptly Suzy star power. At the VIP premiere of upcoming sageuk movie The Sound of a Flower (Dorihwaga) starring Suzy, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Kim Nam Gil, the impressive line … Continue reading

Suzy Leads High Profile Star Attendees at the VIP Movie Premiere of Horror K-movie The Piper

I’m starting to wonder if Suzy and Lee Min Ho went the candid route in admitting their relationship three months ago when outed by Dispatch because they basically couldn’t hide their rosy romance glow. The stars were out in full … Continue reading