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.
The King: Eternal Monarch, the highly anticipated drama with top writer Kim Eun Sook at the helm and hot stars like Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun and Woo Do Hwan, has finally premiered and has aired 4 episodes, and is well in its third week. It’s airing on SBS as well as Netflix on Fridays and Saturdays. I have mixed feelings about it, with more issues than praise. Continue reading
Apologies for lack of posts for past few days! I didn’t get time to write about some new shows that premiered in last few days so here it is, a summarised version of all: Continue reading
Insurance fraud is the basis of new KBS investigation drama called Mad Dog, which boasts quite an eclectic cast. Yoo Ji Tae (Healer, The Good Wife) plays a former detective who is now the leader of a team that deals with crimes related to insurance fraud, meaning cases where people fake accidents to claim the huge insurance money. Well, millions of films, shows, novels have been written with murder mystery related to insurance fraud, so I guess we will be getting a case-of-the-week scenario here with many culprits creatively designing their fraud and then our players finding the truth. Continue reading