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 end the drama is probably facing an uphill battle every which way. The first episode got an okay 7.1% but due to a delayed baseball game going on on Tuesday the second episode took a nosedive off ratings cliff down to 3.1%. While there is a reason behind it I feel this drama isn’t as captivating right off the start as another drama that went for the same old school vibes with stirring North-South separation themes. Yes, I’m talking about Crash Landing on You which while hokey did it in an entertaining way. Here it’s just sad and mopey and the whole fake grandson bit at least isn’t calculating but done so a dying grandmother can leave this earth without that one big lingering regret. Ha Ji Won is doing a great job as the female lead, she looks fantastic here and the character suits her, but Kang Ha Neul doesn’t have a fleshed out character yet and I’m worried about the chemistry between the leads and how to thread the needle on a romance when he’s pretending to be her first cousin. I’ll keep watching for now but it’s not a homerun out of the gate.

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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

K-netizens Most Discussed Dream Pairings of Actors and Actresses That Still Haven’t Worked Together Yet on a Drama or Movie

So the order of the GIFs and pictures are in the ranking of how frequently K-netizens discuss wanting these two to work together. I can’t disagree with most dream pairings especially when the perfectly curated GIF delivers all the feels … 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