tvN Sat-Sun Dystopian Legal Drama The Devil Judge Wraps Up Run Averaging 6% in Ratings with Mediocre Buzz

I would pick a crash and burn over just a meh project, at least when it comes to K-drama since the former is memorable and the latter part of the scrum of dramas that come and go. tvN this weekend saw the end of The Devil Judge (Demon Judge), totally primed for ratings and buzz thanks to the cast of veteran leads Ji Sung and Kim Min Jung and a topic that is about punishing the rich and powerful for their greed and misconduct. The drama dropped to mid-4% as its low ratings point and ended at 7.9% nearly breaking 8% at its high, which makes it a decent cable fare but nothing to write home about. I was super stoked about it but the first episode didn’t grab me and I think the lack of an OTP central romance just didn’t work for me as I love Ji Sung the best when he’s both scrambling to do the right thing AND it’s for the woman he loves. Those who watched the entire series, any final thoughts?

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K-viewers in 2021 Loving the Anti-hero Vigilante Justice Dramas Vincenzo, Taxi Driver, and The Devil Judge

K-dramas have always cycled through themes, if supernatural romance is popular then suddenly there are three more lined up in production, if noona-dongsaeng relationships are de rigueur then every network will have one in prep, and so forth. This year … Continue reading

K-ent Eyes Upcoming tvN Sat-Sun Drama The Devil Judge to See if it Continues the Breaking 10% Ratings of its 2021 Predecessors Mine, Vincenzo, and Queen Cheorin

Ooooh, actual pressure, I love it! tvN Sat-Sun female empowerment plus makjang rich people drama Mine ended its successful run this past weekend, with the final episode 16 getting 10.512% ratings. 2021 has been tvN’s year in the Sat-Sun time … Continue reading

First Look at Upcoming tvN Sat-Sun Drama The Devil Judge with Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung, Jin Young, and Park Gyu Young

The Sat-Sun time slot remains tvN‘s most high profile and where it puts all the big name cast dramas, so right now there is Mine with Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung and funnily enough that drama will be … Continue reading