K-ent Reporter Derides KBS for Scheduling 4-Hour Long 2022 Year End Drama Awards When It Has No Hits Despite a Sterling Assemblage of Top Stars

Well someone at a newspaper wants to get on the bad side of KBS, or perhaps frankly no one cares since KBS has really hit a new low. Normally the network falls behind SBS and MBC in hit dramas in recent years but still has some just not as many. This year in 2022 it literally HAS NONE. Like, not a single drama got ratings, great reviews, or even underrated cult buzz. What makes it even more galling is that the network ostensibly got the biggest roster of top stars (numbers wise) as most of its dramas really were cast to succeed and yet none did. Curtain Call was a vanilla foray with Ha Ji Won and Kang Ha Neul, The Law Cafe faltered in both plot and chemistry with leads Lee Seung Gi and Lee Se Young, Bloody Heart was literally written for awards and yet it didn’t cause more than a small ripple, King of Tears Yi Bang Won got more scandal than viewers, Seo In Guk was all quirk in Cafe Minamdang, and even the usual suspects of weekend dramas with steady viewership didn’t stick around for either It’s Beautiful Now or Three Bold Siblings. With that said, is KBS wants to thank everyone who did their drama this year so be it, I hope to get cute red carpet pictures to salvage the year.

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KBS Mon-Tues Drama Curtain Calls Launches with 7.1% Ratings But Episode 2 Drops to 3.1% After One Hour Delayed Start

This has been a subdued week for K-ent after the Itaewon Halloween tragedy naturally led to show postponements and event cancellations. KBS went ahead and premiered new Mon-Tues drama Curtain Call but did cancel the press conference, and in the … Continue reading

KBS Mon-Tues Drama Curtain Call Cancels Press Conference Ahead of Premiere as South Korea Enters National Mourning for the Itaewon Halloween Tragedy

Life goes on even after major tragedy but some adjustments happen and such is is the case in South Korea. It’s been a scant day after the Halloween celebration tragedy in Itaewon that led to a stamped crowd crush now … Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Kang Ha Neul, Jung Ji So, and Noh Sang Hyun Do Their Best Brooding in Somber Bazaar Pictorial for K-drama Curtain Call

Like, who came up with this concept and staging for a drama promo pictorial? Bazaar Korea has the four leads of upcoming KBS drama Curtain Call gathered together just to look collectively miserable. There is brooding with a very drab … Continue reading

KBS Drama Curtain Releases Releases Uninspired Official Posters and New Preview Highlighting Kang Ha Neul and Ha Ji Won Playing Both Generations of Characters

There may be a lot of meta in the upcoming KBS drama Curtain Call but right now it feels mega old school. It doesn’t help that it brings early aughts melodrama made famous leads Ha Ji Won and Kwon Sang … Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Kang Ha Neul, and Jung Hae In Confirmed for Big Budget K-drama Curtain Call Formerly Titled Tree Dies on Their Feet

Well this new drama title certainly captures the “hire an actor to play a fake grandson” central plot a whole lot more. The K-drama formerly titled Tree Dies on Their Feet is now called Curtain Call and has secured the … Continue reading