Even Lee Young Ae Can’t Revive jTBC’s 2021 Year Long Flagging Ratings as Weekend Drama Inspector Koo Premieres to 2.640%

I haven’t written about recently premiered jTBC weekend drama Inspector Koo (Koo Kyung Yi) because the cast and premise didn’t interest me, it’s one of those dramas that I will watch if I hear it’s good. But it’s still Lee Young Ae in the lead and she’s retained a near mythical image in South Korea even with her ten year hiatus. Her recent dramas haven’t been big hits so perhaps she isn’t able to bring in viewers anymore. Nevertheless she’s still an A-lister and jTBC is sorely needing a hit this year with successive underwhelming dramas ratings. Unfortunately Inspector Koo isn’t off to a smash start as both episodes recorded a 2.640% ratings. It’s not awful but it’s around Nevertheless range. Of course it can do the slow/fast increase and I hope it does because the first impression reviews from K-netizens are on the positive side. The mild complaint is that Lee Young Ae’s female lead is written overly quirky, weird almost like a caricature but her acting is great and the story is interesting.

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After The World of the Married Kim Hee Ae Expected to Vault to Join Top Two Highest Paid Actress Jeon Ji Hyun and Lee Young Ae Level of 100 Million Won for Drama Fees

The top two highest paid actresses in K-drama land has been the same for ten years – Jeon Ji Hyun and Lee Young Ae get 100 million won per episode (around $83,000 USD). Below them but with a significant gap … Continue reading

K-netizens Discuss South Korea’s Top 10 Beauties Which Remain Unchanged Since the Early Hallyu Days

A poll and post has been making its way through K-netizen ranks and it’s relatively consensus driven on who is considered one of South Korea’s top 10 beauties here in 2020. It’s like the same list since 2005 if you … Continue reading

KBS Releases 2018 Ranking of South Korea’s Top Entertainer Beauties of All Time

The list is subjective of course but I’m always curious to see if the populace views beauty how I may perceive it. The 2018 list of 30 Top Korean Beauties of All Time and I foresee debate over the top … Continue reading

Korean Acting Stars Shine on the MAMA 2017 Hong Kong Red Carpet

Since I don’t follow K-pop the interest in the pan-Asian Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is solely on the attendee star power of many K-stars. The Hong Kong show last night was a total win for me on the actors … Continue reading

Lee Young Ae and Song Joong Ki Lead Big Name K-star Appearances at 2017 MAMA

Keep you eyes peeled on November 25th for the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the latest spectacle put on by music network Mnet to further promote Hallyu pop and entertainment. I’m guessing big K-pop winners are likely the big … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Dethrones Jeon Ji Hyun in Top Spot for 2016 Annual Poll of Most Popular CF Star in South Korea

Congrats is in store for yet another accomplishment for this year’s Hallyu star breakout Song Joong Ki. already a well known and acclaimed young actor in South Korea but reached a much wider stage this year with the success of … Continue reading

SBS Delays Lee Young Ae’s Drama Saimdang to January 2017 After Not Getting Chinese Simulcast Approval

The fallout from the Chinese spat with South Korea over THAAD is clearly continuing even after news coverage has died down since the heated summer months. The next casualty is the highly publicized fully pre-produced sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Dairy, … Continue reading