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 a coherence to this drama and that threads are all interconnected. Episode 6 got 10.2% ratings so a new high and also crossing into the two digit mark is no small feat these days. The painting competition comes to a close and I thoroughly enjoyed the poetic topics and how the different painters interpreted and conveyed the theme from their own skill and perspective. Prince Yangmyung finally felt like a fully rendered character and I’m going to enjoy seeing him stand up to power crazed hyung Prince Juhyang and fall for Chun Gi like he’s halfway there already. Unfortunately Ha Ram and Chun Gi are like 100% there in liking each other, those childhood flutters never went away and the reunion definitely lit the spark. Sadly the demon monster in Ha Ram means they can’t even KISS (da fuq) without him being triggered so Ha Ram goes from succumbing to his first genuine emotional attachment to running away as fast as his horse and his lies that he has no feelings for Chun Gi can take him. Which is like not far at all so Chun Gi better get her romantic gumption ready to start pursuing her man even if he keeps insisting he is like so not into her anymore.

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Ahn Hyo Seob Gets Closer to Kim Yoo Jung as She Advances Painting Aspirations in New Stills for Episode 5 of Lovers of the Red Sky

There is so much disparate threads going on in Lovers of the Red Sky and so far it’s managed to not cross streams in messing any up. The central romance, with it’s fate and she’s got his eyes and holds … Continue reading

Lovers of the Red Sky Rises to 8.8% Rating in Episode 2 as the Story Transitions to Classic Sageuk with a Jolt of Fantasy in the Beating Heart

I love when the majority of viewers, it appears, seem to enjoy the drama, and even better with a great sense of humor. The general consensus is that Lovers of the Red Sky (Hong Chun Gi) is an entertaining watch … Continue reading

SBS Romance Sageuk Lovers of the Red Sky Premieres with 6.6% Ratings and Audience Surprise to Strong Fantasy Element with Tons of CGI

Talk about burying the lede, SBS. Perhaps the delay in starting promotions for sageuk drama Lovers of the Red Sky (Red Sky) is because the network couldn’t figure out which element to lead with. It decided on the female painter … Continue reading

Full Set of Character Posters for SBS Sageuk Red Sky Showcases Each Lead in a Different Genre of Story

Okay, I totally love the character posters for upcoming sageuk Red Sky (Lovers of the Red Sky or Hong Chun Gi) but probably not for the reason SBS wants me to. I don’t think its any good or visually all … Continue reading

New Novel Covers for Hong Chun Gi Provides Sneak Peek at Leads Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seob’s Romance in Upcoming SBS Adaptation Red Sky

I’m taking a wait and see approach for upcoming SBS sageuk romance Red Sky (Lovers of the Red Sky or Hong Chun Gi), there isn’t much value in conjecture on quality or back stage shenanigans so I’ll keep opining on … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses SBS Toggling the Name Placement Between Leads Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seob in Various Promo Materials for Sageuk Red Sky

In entertainment products it’s a HUGE deal where one’s name is listed in the cast list. I’ve heard it built into the contract and stars throwing hissy fits over it. For K-dramas it’s usually a non issue as even the … Continue reading