May Drama Report: Ratings & Reactions

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It’s a sad fact that K-drama creators depend on unpredictable audience ratings and equally unpredictable production decisions. TvN brought it home for fans of Ex-Girlfriend Club this month when it shortened the romantic comedy due to low ratings. But even without reminders like this, I never forget that “audience engagement” has a big influence on the stories producers choose to tell. For … Read more

Question of the Day: Which City is More Romantic, Seoul or Paris?

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I wasn’t too surprised when I heard that Paris officials are removing the love locks on the Pont des Arts (Bridge of the Arts). City officials aren’t known for being romantic, even in the City of Lights. But I was surprised when I learned that love locks have been cropping up across Europe during the past five years. … Read more

Sharing Liebster Love around the Blogosphere

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One of the things that drew me into watching K-dramas is the great fan blogs. And one of the things that drew me into blogging about K-dramas is the great fan blog readers. I keep writing here because I’m thrilled when readers visit the site and get something out of it. Thank you so much! Kamsahamnida! I was psyched a couple months … Read more

April Drama Report: Ratings & Reviews

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We have a wave of new shows starting over the next few weeks: Warm and Cozy (formerly known as Jeju Island Gatsby), Producer, Masked Prosecutor and True Romance (formerly Chaebol’s Daughter). That makes now a good moment to pause and look at last month’s K-drama scene. One thing was clear in April: as we saw with Healer back in January, … Read more

March Drama Report: Ratings and Reviews

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The show I cared about most in March was Kill Me, Heal Me, but now it’s time to look around. What other shows did well in March? And what buzz-worthy shows should I check out now that we’ve run out of split personality dramas? Weekends Though I’m not into weekend dramas, I’m fascinated by the news that … Read more