2023 Baeksang Awards Nominations Fete the Extraordinarily Strong Lineup of Hit Dramas and Strong Performances with Only a Few Notable Misses

So the Baeksang Awards nominations came out today for the 2023 ceremony and I am very very pleased with it. The supporting and new star awards in the TV categories capture all the buzzed about roles and performances so I will focus on the three most prominent categories – Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Best Drama nods went to My Liberation Notes, Our Blues, The Glory, Little Women, and Extraordinary Attorney Woo, leaving out the highest rated cable drama of the year Reborn Rich. That polarizing ending really did it in lol. Best Actor nods went to Son Seok Kyu, Lee Byung Hun, Lee Sung Min, Jung Kyung Ho, and Choi Min Sik, and honestly I’m fine with this line up but Jung Kyung Ho in a frothy role over Song Joong Ki anchoring such a talked about hit dramas seems like a toss-up choice to me. Best Actress has lined up Song Hye Kyo, Kim Hye Soo, Suzy, Park Eun Bin, and Kim Ji Won, and like all the pundits are guessing it’s the tightest race between Song Hye Kyo and Park Eun Bin.

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Good Data Releases the Buzziest K-dramas in 2022 Per Network with the Longest Time on the #1 Spot Being tvN’s Twenty Five, Twenty One and ENA’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Terrestrial ratings are one thing but online buzz is different but also quite important metric in popularity and reach these days. Good Data released the buzziest K-dramas of 2022 per each network and showed how many weeks it spent in … Continue reading

Joynews Poll of Favorite K-drama OTPs of 2022 Lead off with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, My Liberation Notes, and Twenty Five, Twenty One

The first year end K-drama OTP poll is out courtesy of Joynews and it’s basically the list of all the good pairings I’ve heard bandied about during the 2022 drama runs. In first place is Park Eun Bin and Kang … Continue reading

jTBC Weekend Drama My Liberation Notes Ends with Rapturous Audience Reception and 6.728% Ratings More than Doubling its Premiere

Ratings is definitely important and more often than not correlated with how popular a drama is. But the rare instances a drama can get lower ratings but higher online buzz and that’s the cast with My Liberation Notes. For a … Continue reading

Fans of jTBC Sat-Sat Drama My Liberation Notes Pleased with Steady Ratings Increase to Current High of 4.969% in Episode 12

The early year buzzy weekend K-dramas have transformed into quieter introspective dramas for the spring into the early summer and one of the most lauded has been jTBC Sat-Sun drama My Liberation Notes (My Liberation Diary). It started with 2.941% … Continue reading

K-netizens Marvel at Screenwriter Park Hae Young’s Diversity of Genres and Writing 5 Critically Acclaimed Dramas in a Row Starting From Old Miss Diary on Through My Liberation Notes

Famed K-drama screenwriter Kim Eun Sook may be the most consistently successful ratings hit and buzz queen, but a few other screenwriters have notched their own success. K-netizens this week are discussing screenwriter Park Hae Young thanks to her current … Continue reading