KBS Sageuk Red Single Heart Finally Rises in Ratings in Penultimate Week Episodes Heading into Finale

The 2022 sageuks are not off to a great start but it’s not a disappointment either. KBS sageuk Red Single Heart (Bloody Heart) with Lee Joon, Jang Hyuk, and Kang Han Na has not been rather low key in airing, starting with 6.3% and staying around there a little up or down. I ended up not watching because it seemed both darker and more importantly more depressing than I felt like watching, and the reviews/feedback has been mostly muted. But the most recent week’s two episodes did a notable jump in ratings to 8.0% for episode 13 and 8.9% for episode 14. I think it could break 10% for next week in its finale and if the viewership slowly trickled in at the end it’s unfortunate the drama didn’t start off sticker to get the people onboard from the beginning.

Continue reading

KBS Sageuk Red Single Heart and SBS Rom-com Woori the Virgin are Not Getting the Same Ratings and Buzz as Recent Same Genre Hits

Gosh, I was hoping for the recent resurgence in popular buzzy dramas to continue with newcomers keeping the viewership. But alas it does not appear to be the case. Last week KBS premiered Red Single Heart (Bloody Heart) in the … Continue reading

KBS Premieres Mon-Tues Sageuk Red Single Heart with Lee Joon, Jang Hyuk, and Kang Han Na with 6.3% Episode 1 Ratings

The back-to-back-to-back-to-back spate of sageuks in K-ent in 2021 went on a pause after The Red Sleeve Cuff ended, and that was preceded by The King’s Affection, Lovers of the Red Sky, and River Where the Moon Rises. All four … Continue reading

Posters, Stills and First Teaser for KBS Drama Red Single Pill Show Sageuk Tension Mixed with Tentative Romance Between Leads Lee Joon and Kang Han Na

I felt like the classic K-drama sagueks were long drawn out Shakespearean dynasty founding, era changing court battles There was some fighting but it was mostly talking and plotting. Then youth sageuks made it all seem like high school but … Continue reading