2018 is the Year Cable K-dramas Fully Surpassed Big Three in Top Ten Lists and Comparative Ratings

Success takes hard work and 2018 saw the first time that cable K-dramas fully dominated the landscape over Big Three network dramas, in both critical top 10 lists and comparative adjusted ratings. After nearly a decade of concerted effort to focus on K-drama quality production, the cable networks tvN, jTBC, and OCN have much to be proud of this year with massive hits including Mr. Sunshine and Sky Castle as well as breaking their own network ratings records. Other critically acclaimed offerings include My Ahjusshi, Mother, Voice 2, The Guest, Miss Hammurabi, with popular fluffy dramas such as Why Secretary Kim and 100 Days My Prince providing a taste for every viewer. The only notable prime time drama to speak of in 2018 were Return and currently An Empress’s Dignity but both are flawed with either controversy or a ridiculous storyline that people are watching for the crazy factor. I don’t see a turnaround in sight for the Big Three networks and frankly as a viewer I don’t care as long as the cable networks continue their streak of producing great K-dramas. Continue reading

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food and My Ahjusshi Lead Buzz Meter of K-dramas in First Half of 2018

The results are in for the most talked about K-drama of the first half of 2018, and the winner is unsurprisingly the most polarizing drama so far in Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (Something in the Rain). It’s rare … Continue reading

jTBC Wins the New Cable Premieres at Miss Hammurabi Doubles the Ratings of tvN Drama About Time

The viewers have spoken and its a resounding ratings and feedback win for jTBC legal drama Miss Hammurabi which premiered this Monday opposite fellow new cable arrival About Time on tvN. Miss Hammurabi brought in nearly double the ratings of … Continue reading