SBS Primetime Dramas Six Flying Dragons and Remember Win the Ratings in Its Timeslots

It’s good news for SBS heading into 2015 year end, the network this week just won the ratings time slot for both its Mon-Tues and Wed-Thurs prime time dramas. It’s not by much, but having a dual win is so rare these days as ratings remain mostly depressed across the industry. Mon-Tues has been a lock with sageuk Six Flying Dragons, which hasn’t soared to the ratings heights as sageuks used to bring in but remains well received by critics and audience alike.

The biggest ratings winner for SBS in the Wed-Thurs time remains Yongpal, but The Village was such a ratings downer that it’s a bit of a surprise to see how quickly followup drama Remember (Son’s War) won the ratings battle just three episodes in over Sweet Savage Family and long time ratings leader The Merchant: Gaekju 2015. I’m enjoying Remember but not for the reason I thought I would be – Yoo Seung Ho is great in his first big drama after military service discharge, but the drama stealer is Park Sung Woong‘s performance and character. So fantastic and charming! Continue reading

KBS Looking Promising in Media Discussions of K-dramas Scheduled for 2016

This has been an uneventful year in dramas for me, and it’s hard to wrap my head around the year ending soon and already K-ent pundits are looking towards 2016 for discussion fodder. The network that has been getting killed … Continue reading

Six Flying Dragons Wins the New Mon-Tues Battle while Sassy Go Go Goes Nowhere with Audiences

It’s been soooooo long since the all three big networks simultaneously premiered a new drama during a prime time slot. For example, I still remember the “which one will I watch first?” conundrum and excitement around epic three-way premieres like Cinderella … Continue reading

Six Flying Dragons Unfurls Visually Captivating Drama Poster and Main Cast Preview

Now this is what I’m talking about when I ask for an intense drama to live up to it’s visual awareness. More often than not drama productions produce posters that are merely serviceable and do nothing in service of selling … Continue reading