SBS Releases the Five OTP Up for Best Couple at the 2021 Year End Drama Awards: Now, We are Breaking Up, Our Beloved Summer, Lovers of the Red Sky, Penthouse, and One: The Woman

I feel like SBS only had surface skimmings when it came to picking the 5 sets of 2021 K-drama OTPs for it’s Best Couple Award nominees at the upcoming Year End Drama Awards. I don’t know who will win but none stand out as OMG such amazing chemistry and/or such a memorable and meaningful love story. One is even so toxic there is death and destruction involved lol, and that I mean Penthouse 2 with Kim So Yeon and Uhm Ki Joon. Next there is Lovers of the Red Sky with red eyed Ahn Hyo Seob and plucky Kim Yoo Jung, who managed to manifest an entire adult reason to love each other based on one day together as teens in a peach orchard. I didn’t watch One: The Woman but all the praise was for Honey Lee and a lot of complaints for Lee Sang Yoon but since it was a successful high rated drama then clearly their nom makes sense. Currently airing Now, We are Breaking Up with Song Hye Kyo and Jang Ki Yong is the most straight forward nomination since high profile drama, A-list female lead, and rising eye candy younger male lead. But their chemistry is hit-and-miss and I’m still watching it so can’t deny it’s not terribly engaging. And last but not lead, just premiered Our Beloved Summer with Kim Da Mi and Choi Woo Shik, they are adorable in promos but the drama is getting very low ratings and I haven’t heard that the OTP chemistry is anything to write home about (yet).

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2021 Year of the Youth Sageuks with Grown Up Child Actresses Kim So Hyun, Park Eun Bin, and Kim Yoo Jung Fails So Much Talent with Lee Se Young on Deck for the Final at Bat

It hurts my drama loving heart to have seen so much talented wasted so far and I wish these young actresses came of age a decade ago when there was actually good female lead sageuk roles and amazing scripts. The … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Ends with an All Over the Place Conclusion with Loose Ends and a Saccharine Sweet Happy Ending for the OTP

Crack is wack, chingus! This 1980’s slogan is perfect for SBS drama Lovers of the Red Sky (Hong Chun Gi) which wrapped up this week from its wild run. What was a promising sageuk devolved gradually into a crazier and … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Episode 13-14 Jumps the Shark Where Every Character Does Something Dumb and Makes Everything Worse

This drama is estúpido, so so stupid now that I wonder where that bright, charming, creative, weird sageuk with potential went? Probably got contaminated by the addled brains of EVERY SINGLE MAJOR character, because that’s the only way to explain … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Episodes 9-10 Get Back on Track as Everyone Knows About the Demon in Ha Ram But He Just IDGAF and Keeps On Spending Quality Time with Chun Gi

It’s week 5 of Lovers of the Red Sky and after last week’s relatively dull and plodding two episodes the drama resumed being a delicious slice of sageuk crack. Ha Ram activates his alter ego Demon Mode in the middle … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Episodes 7-8 Resumes with Similar Ratings of 9.3%, 8.9% as the Week Hiatus Slows the Momentum

I was super excited on Monday for the resumption of Lovers of the Red Sky, with episode 7 picking up from the end of the painting competition and the arrival of Chun Gi’s mentally damaged dad to cause a ruckus. … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Resumes Airing After Week Hiatus with New Stills Showing Chun Gi Having Curious Encounters with Ha Ram, Prince Yangmyeong, the Mountain Goddess Grandma

I hope everyone had a great Chuseok/Mid-Autumn week because it better have been good to make me not go rabidly angry that the family holiday led to a one week preemption of airing new episodes of SBS Mon-Tues drama Lovers … Continue reading

SBS Releases Eye-catching Pictures of Lovers of the Red Sky Leads Kim Yoo Jung, Ahn Hyo Seob, and Gong Myung During Chuseok Off Week

Clearly I’m in withdrawal lol, and excuse my grasping at whatever straws/goodies are out for SBS Mon-Tues sageuk Lovers of the Red Sky (Hong Chun Gi). That the drama has overcome tons of doubts – Ahn Hyo Seob‘s sageuk acting … Continue reading

SBS Preempts This Week of Lovers of the Red Sky Episodes 7-8 for Chuseok Festival, Will Air on September 27th

Grah, it’s the worst to be addicting to a K-drama when it airs over a holiday season, be it lunar new year or mid-autumn festival which is called Chuseok in Korea. It’s a big holiday as it is in Chinese-speaking … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Episode 6 Crosses 10% Ratings as Chun Gi Takes a Step Forward as a Painter and a Step Back in Her Childhood Love Reunion

Lovers of the Red Sky isn’t a great sageuk (so far) by any measure of a drama but it does two things exceptionally well – keep the narrative fast paced and interesting and the elements tightly meshed together. There is … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Continues to be Lyrical Sageuk Drama Crack as Episode 5 Stays Solid at 9.7% Ratings

Oh god, how can this drama be soooooo addicting. Like, someone just found a recipe of Koala sageuk nip and bibimbap-ed it into Lovers of the Red Sky (Hong Chun Gi) and I seriously am toast for every scene. Episode … Continue reading