K-netizens Share Side-by-Side Comparison of MBC, KBS, and SBS Dramas Color Grading Which Makes a Difference in Mood

This is such a cool find from K-netizens and once it’s been pointed out I retroactively see it and flash through my rolodex of past dramas. The prime time Big Three networks KBS, MBC, and SBS have been producing dramas for decades and each has an unique reputation among viewers for the genre, quality, and style of dramas it favors. I noticed that but didn’t notice that each network has a preferred color grading (hue) when it’s dramas onscreen and taking the same scene with the color grading of the network really lends it a different mood. Below is a scene from a sageuk colored in each network’s visual style: KBS feels more romantic and balance, MBC is bright and sharp, and SBS prefers subdued and subtle. K-netizens think MBC is the prettiest but it’s too bright and could be more tiring on the eyes, KBS has the best balance, and SBS is soothing to watch but could seem dark and broody. They think KBS is best for sageuks visuals, MBC for rom-com, and SBS for melodramas. What do you think?

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Kim Soo Hyun and Go Doo Shim Split the Daesang at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards

Just because KBS is the ratings pits all year doesn’t mean it can’t throw a fun awards party and reward the acting talent that has attempted to infuse some excitement and life into the network’s drama. Things were going swimmingly … Continue reading