MBC Sageuk The Forbidden Marriage with Kim Young Dae and Park Joo Hyun Continue to Release Woefully Underwhelming Posters and Promos

Normally I say expect the worse so one can hopefully get anything better than that and be happily surprised. But the promos for upcoming MBC sageuk drama The Forbidden Marriage have been just that bad that I’m happy none of my faves are in it. Half the problem is the leads though, with Kim Young Dae wasting an intriguing potential in Extraordinary You and being just bad all around in any leading role since then and here he can’t even have a proper Crown Prince posture that I want to jerk his shoulder back and wack his legs with a long ruler to make him stand up straight! Park Joo Hyun is a good actress but lacking in leading lady charisma, unfortunate for her but playing a swindler type of character she’s got to be adorably sly, emphasis on adorable. The stupid poster above doesn’t help, like WTF is that for a sageuk drama and even a fusion one should at least avoid the juvenile tendencies. I hate to rag on a drama before airing but so far MBC is doing a swell job of advertising in the worst way.

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K-netizens Divided Over Reporter Criticism of the Excessive Use of Filters on Song Joong Ki Playing a College Student in Reborn Rich

Okay, this is a dicey opinion with room for nuance. The first criticism of hit jTBC drama Reborn Rich (The Chaebol’s Youngest Son) is here, and of course there will be negativity that accompanies anything that is trending, A reporter … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Other Stars Attend 2022 International Emmy’s as The King Affection Wins Best Telenovela in a First for a K-drama

The Korean drama expansion continues into the end of the year as the K-ent contingent made their presence known at this week’s 2022 International Emmy Awards. Not to be confused with the Primetime Emmy’s which are more prestigious covering top … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil and Sung Joon are Bringing the Intensity in Character Posters for TVing Demon Fighting Drama Island

I judge character dramas on the design, and these look good, but then mostly on whether the actor or actress behind the character is bringing it. It’s half-brung here for the posters of Island, the upcoming supernatural demon fighting in … Continue reading

Reborn Rich Jumps to 8.845% Ratings in Episode 2 and 10.826% in Episode 3 as jTBC Has Another Hit on its Hands Maximizing Momentum with Airing 3 Episodes Each Week

I didn’t pay attention to the airing schedule for Reborn Rich (The Chaebol’s Youngest Son) so it was like a treat from the drama gods to wake up on Sunday with a new episode 3! jTBC is airing three episodes … Continue reading

Joynews Poll of Favorite K-drama OTPs of 2022 Lead off with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, My Liberation Notes, and Twenty Five, Twenty One

The first year end K-drama OTP poll is out courtesy of Joynews and it’s basically the list of all the good pairings I’ve heard bandied about during the 2022 drama runs. In first place is Park Eun Bin and Kang … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Channels His Inner Old Man Along with Leads Lee Sung Min and Shin Hyun Bin at Press Conference for jTBC Drama Reborn Rich

It’s time for jTBC drama Reborn Rich to arrive and also time for Song Joong Ki to fire his coordi lol. All K-netizens could about after today’s press conference was WTF kind of pants is he wearing? Wide-legged pleated thick … Continue reading