K-netizens Wonder if Reborn Rich Will Join the Pantheon of Event K-dramas in the Last Five Years Kicked Off by Sky Castle

High ratings usually means buzz but it takes an extraordinary set of circumstances to become a breakout so-called Event K-drama. That’s been the trend in recent years after the overall ratings decrease across the board in K-drama viewing with audiences going online rather than surrounding the television as a family in the evenings. K-ent is watching closely whether jTBC weekend drama Reborn Rich will become the next event drama. In the last five years there has been basically one a year and this year 2022 there is already one but there is room for truly connective stories that makes everyone want to talk about it or even know about it without having watched a single episode. It started with every parent’s dream/nightmare in Sky Castle, then fidelity is a pipe dream in The World of the Married, moving to makjang so crazy even crazy ran away Penthouse, then global hit Squid Game, and most recently autism presented with such intelligent storytelling in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Reborn Rich definitely has the ratings to vy for a spot but whether it has the additional buzz remains to be seen. An event drama needs to have the entire country talking about it around water coolers.

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Joynews Poll Selects Hospital Playlist and The World of the Married as Best Dramas of 2020, The King: Eternal Monarch and Backstreet Rookie Win Worst Dramas

Oooh, I totally forgot that year end is coming (though still two months away) so it’s starting polling season on best/worst lists. Kicking it off is Joynews Korea which held a poll this month to celebrate it’s 16th anniversary. It … Continue reading

The World of the Married Heads into Finale Weekend Riding High on Buzz as Top Searched Drama in First Week of May Followed by Hospital Playlist

It’s finale weekend for record breaking hit cable drama The World of the Married as it heads into the final two episodes 15 and 16 with plenty of buzz and even some last minute scandal with two teen actors in … Continue reading

The World of the Married Child Actors Jeon Jin Seo and Jung Jeon Won Criticized by Netizens for Underage Smoking, Drinking, and Cursing in SNS Posts

Another week another controversy but rather than say its much ado about nothing I do hope something positive comes from this. jTBC Fri-Sat night record breaking hit drama The World of the Married remains sky high in ratings during last … Continue reading

The World of the Married Continues Online Domination into the 4th Week of April 2020 With Solid Second Place Perch by Hospital Playlist

I remember the first thing I did when I became a K-drama watcher many many many years ago was go online and search Googling. From the casual to the dedicated K-drama viewer, supplementing the watch with additional online gleaned goodies … Continue reading

Kim Hee Ae is the Crowned Queen as The World of the Married Becomes Highest Rated Cable Drama Ever with 24.332% in Episode 12 Surpassing Sky Castle

All hail the new ratings champion on cable – jTBC Fri-Sat makjang melodrama The World of the Married took the topic of cheating and deceit and emotionally devastation to a new level of success as the most recent episode 12 … Continue reading

Fri-Sat Drama The World of the Married with Kim Hee Ae and Park Hae Joon Premieres with Highest jTBC Ratings Ever With 6.260%

Cable network jTBC is ON FIRE. Drama gods are on the side of the second most well-known cable network in 2020, with the conclusion of record setting Itaewon Class the follow up drama sets a new ratings record as well. … Continue reading