August brings another bundle of Korean dramas and it is a huge bundle! Good thing is a lot of genres have been covered — romance, comedy, drama, music, sci-fi, thriller, horror. You name it, August dramas have got it. Confused to keep track of all these new premieres? Well, here is the list with enough details to make up your mind on what to keep and what to skip! Continue reading
The King: Eternal Monarch is a classic case where the combination of hottest stars, magnificent sets, production quality, intriguing premise and top writer doesn’t result in a satisfying ride. One of the most anticipated dramas of the year, it fails big time in terms of writing and execution. Of course, there are some good bits and pieces but that doesn’t outweigh the numerous shortcomings.
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim was a huge hit when it premiered in 2016 (three years have flown like anything!) and it just arrived with its second season this week as the Monday-Tuesday drama on SBS. And what an arrival it is! The show has garnered super ratings — 10.8% and 14.9% for first day and then reaching upto 18% in its fourth episode (Source). Looks like it will soon match its predecessor as the original installment crossed 20% mark. Continue reading
I have always seen Jang Na Ra (The Last Empress) in a light romance or comedy and so it is like a breath of fresh air to see her in a melodrama with pinch of mystery involved. She is starring in upcoming SBS drama VIP with Lee Sang Yoon (Liar Game), and the show is about a department store’s team who works for VIP clients, constituting 1% of their total clientele. Continue reading
The highly anticipated drama Vagabond just premiered last week to good ratings, in the slot of Fridays and Saturdays, on SBS as well as Netflix. It stars Lee Seung Gi and Suzy, this time working in an action thriller plot after doing fantasy saguek Gu Family Book back in 2013. Continue reading