allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)
Home > Dramas Review & Preview > allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)
2:51 | 07/02/2012 | 476

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

———– [ spoiler warning below!!! ]           !!!!! ———– ✩ shut up flower boy band (tvn)       official synopsis: ‘shut up flower boy band’...

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying.

We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this week —‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ (starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo) and ‘Wild Romance‘ (Lee Si Young, Lee Dong Wook, Girls Generation‘s Jessica). We’ve also brought on a board a new series from cable channel tvN called ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band‘, starring INFINITE‘s L and Sung Jong as well as Two MonthsYe Rim.

[Note: 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' will not be included in the ratings recap as it is a cable drama and has different ratings standards.]

———–

KBS‘s highly anticipated teenage drama, ‘Dream High 2‘, aired its pilot episode last week, joining the ranks of the Monday-Tuesday prime time line-up. The drama came out with a respectable 10.5% rating; sadly, it dropped to a 9.8% rating with its second episode.

Although ‘Dream High 2′ creates a new story with a fresh cast, many viewers are still pining over the first ‘Dream High‘. Comparisons between the first and second seasons are inevitable, shoring up some dissatisfied feelings from dedicated fans. Additionally, the second episode is drawing criticism for its prolonged ‘music video’ section. Let’s hope ‘Dream High 2′ will be able to increase its ratings as the conflicts between the idols and students escalate.

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

So far, 2012 has provided MBC with a smooth carpet ride, as its two major productions are reigning in their respective time slots. Their Monday-Tuesday drama, ‘Light and Shadow‘ (starring Ahn Jae Wook and Son Dam Bi), has been steadily increasing its viewership, allowing it to reach a new high of 17.7% last week. ‘Light and Shadow’ will still have to keep an eye on its rival, SBS‘s ’History of a Salaryman‘, since they were able to achieve a respectable rating of 15.1%.

As for MBC’s other major production, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘, there seems to be no limit to its explosive growth. The drama neared 40% mark this week with a 34.1% and 37.1%, respectively. If this trend continues to climb, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ will undoubtedly reach ‘national drama’ status (being above the 40% mark).

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

While MBC basks in its much-deserved glory for ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’, their competitors continue to slump miserably in the ratings race.

SBS‘s ‘Take Care of Us, Captain‘ (starring Goo Hye Sun and Ji Jin Hee) and KBS‘s ’Wild Romance‘ are suffering at the hands of weak statistics this week. True, ‘Take Care of Us, Captain’ is still attaining decent ratings of 7.5% and 7.8%; yet the fact that it’s at a mature point in its storyline has cast a harsh spotlight on this lack of double digits.

As for ‘Wild Romance’, it suffered terribly with a low rating of 4.5%. Though they’ve added a popular idol to their cast, it hasn’t done much to improve the score. KBS will have to think of something quickly to resuscitate these dying ratings.

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

We also got our first look at ‘Rooftop Prince‘, which will air on March 14th after ‘Take Care of Us, Captain’. This fantasy romance drama stars JYJ’Yoochun and actress Han Ji Min. Due to Yoochun’s confirmed status as a blue chip in the industry, ‘Rooftop Prince’ could very well bring SBS back into the ratings game.

———–

[ Spoiler warning below!!! ]

 

 

 

 

 

!!!!!

———–

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN)

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

 

 

 

Official Synopsis: ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’ is centered around a high school band known as“Eye Candy”, whose members are comprised of delinquents who face varying personal problems. The drama depicts their friendships, love, and youthful passion — all tied together by the unifying force, music.

Recap of Ep. 1-2: The drama begins by introducing the band, “Eye Candy”. Special focus lands on Byung Hee, the leader (a special cameo by Lee Min Ki) and Ji Hyuk (Sung Joon). These boys are troublemakers in their run-down high school, which gets shut down by the city. The boys are transferred to the rich school, Jung Sang High School, where they encounter tensions with the local band, ‘Strawberry Fields’. These two bands from different schools both want the practice room, and the two agree to have a band showdown in front of the school for playing rights.

Meanwhile, Byung Hee meets his ‘muse’, Soo Ah (Jo Bo Ah), who lives in a run-down house next to Ji Hyuk (her father’s bankruptcy left her family in a financial crisis). The leader of ‘Strawberry Fields’, Seung Hoon (played by Jung Ui Chul), gets enraged by Byung Hee’s friendly relationship with Soo Ah. As Seung Hoon sends his boys to gang up on Byung Hee, Ji Hyuk and the rest of the band members frantically search for him, only to find Byung Hee…

——

The Moon that Embraces the Sun (MBC)

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

 

 

 

Official Synopsis: ‘The Moon That Embraces TheSun’ tells of the strong love between ‘KingLee Hwon’ (Kim SooHyun) and a female shaman named ‘Wol’ (Han Ga In).Wol was born from a noble family and was slated to become Hwon’s queen,but a nasty game of politics resulted in her ‘death’. She is rescued butwithout her memories as a court lady, and so she’s brought up to be ashaman. Years later, King Lee Hwon and Wol meet again, but how willtheir love story unfold…?

Recap of Ep. 9-10: With Hwon demanding to know who sent Wol to tend to his illness, a minister decides to jail and brand out of fear of the king’s anger. Hwon can’t seem to forget about Yeon Woo/Wol, which only complicates his relationship with princess Bo Kyung; Bo Kyung hears of the female shaman who visited Hwon, and slowly her jealousy begins to eat her up inside.

As for Wol, her memories as Yeon Woo continue to flicker in and out. She begins to wonder if these are really her own memories..

Hwon also receives Wol’s last letter to him during their childhood and compares the letter she wrote to him recently to this one from her past. He suddenly understands that there is a connection between the two girls, and orders Wol to return to his side. As she’s escorted back, she gets pulled aside by Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo), who asks if she remembers him.

——

Wild Romance (KBS)

allkpop TV Guide and Ratings (01/30-02/05)

 

 

 

Official Synopsis: Because of an unforeseen situation, Eun Jae (Lee Si Young) is appointedas baseball star Moo Yul’s (Lee Dong Wook) bodyguard. Although the twohate each other from the beginning, romance arises between the baseballstar and his bodyguard, a former judo athlete.

Recap of Ep. 9-10: Eun Jae finally confesses to Moo Yul, but the moment is interrupted by Jong Hee (SNSD’s Jessica). Eun Jae tries to play off the confession like it was a joke, but Moo Yul is bothered by it — opening up the possibility of him having feelings for Eun Jae in return.

Jong Hee and Moo Yul continue to get closer and go on many dates, and it becomes too hurtful for Eun Jae. She decides to quit her position as a bodyguard for Moo Yul. Her absence bothers Moo Yul, and he finds himself constantly questioning Eun Jae’s boss on her whereabouts.

Amidst all of this, Jong Hee begins to dream of marrying Moo Yul. However, her daydreams and plans get a rude awakening when she discovers that her cat has been killed, the culprit unseen…

——

 

!!!!

 

 

[ End of spoilers]

——

Stay tuned for more recaps on these popular dramas in next week’s digest!

Eli of U-Kiss To Star In Chinese 'Full House' Remake
Eli of U-Kiss To Star In Chinese 'Full House' Remake

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying. We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this […]

“Superman is Back” flies above other shows in ratings
“Superman is Back” flies above other shows in ratings

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying. We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this […]

Idols in Print: September's Simple And Chic Men
Idols in Print: September's Simple And Chic Men

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying. We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this […]

[Korean Drama Recap] Bad Guys Episode 3
[Korean Drama Recap] Bad Guys Episode 3

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying. We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this […]

U-KISS” Eli cast as male lead for Chinese version of “Full House”
U-KISS” Eli cast as male lead for Chinese version of “Full House”

Welcome to another edition of ‘allkpop TV guide and Ratings‘, an exclusive feature that spotlights popular Korean dramas. Itwill discuss ratings for each week’s episodes, as well as provide brief recaps (with spoilers, so watch out!) of shows that we know allkpop readers are enjoying. We’ve got the two regular shows being recapped for this […]

[Korean Drama Preview] Secret Door Episode 9 비밀의 문 9회

[Korean Drama Preview] Secret Door Episode 9 비밀의 문 9회

SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 9 Preview. This episode will be showed at 10:00 PM on SBS tonight. Don’t miss it secret door ep 9
[Korean Drama Preview] MBC The Night Watchman Episode 23

[Korean Drama Preview] MBC The Night Watchman Episode 23

Here is the preview of The Records of a Night Watchman / Night Watchman’s Journal Episode (야경꾼 일지 23회). This episode will be showed on MBC on October...
Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 1 Preview

Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 1 Preview

Korean tvN drama “Liar game” is about a game show which offers 10 billion won for candidate who can cheat the others. Contestants include genius swindler Cha...
Teasers of Korean SBS Drama Birth Of A Beauty are dropped

Teasers of Korean SBS Drama Birth Of A Beauty are dropped

Han Tae-Hee (Joo Sang-Wook) is the heir of a large company. He is suffering from a broken heart syndrome due to a psychological shock. To get the woman he loves back, he...
Releasing The Lastest Trailer and Character Posters of The Crossing

Releasing The Lastest Trailer and Character Posters of The Crossing

The film Production Company has promoted the upcoming drama titled The Crossing by releasing more character posters. Beside, a shorter trailer was also revealed. Check it...
[Korean Drama Preview] Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 3 English Sub

[Korean Drama Preview] Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 3 English Sub

Will Yoo Jin be a piano student or a sandwich delivery boy when Maestro Stresemann doesn’t approve of him changing the majors? Here is the preview of Cantabile Tomorrow...
[Korean Drama Recap] My Secret Hotel Episode 15 Recap

[Korean Drama Recap] My Secret Hotel Episode 15 Recap

By Dramabeans: Secrets aren’t safe when everyone seems to be hiding around the corner, but the good news is that we (and Sung-gyum) finally learn who killed Sung-gyum’s...
[Korean Drama Recap] Bad Guys Episode 3

[Korean Drama Recap] Bad Guys Episode 3

Recap by Dramabeans: Korean Drama Bad Guys Episode 3 Recap A woman feels her way to the door in the dark, using her phone as a light. She turns the doorknob and checks if...
Korean Drama The Spring Day of My Life Episode 12 Preview

Korean Drama The Spring Day of My Life Episode 12 Preview

More hair brushing and one cheek kiss coming right up! Plus our usual angst. Credit: MBC
Korean Drama She’s So Lovable Episode 10 Preview – English Subs

Korean Drama She’s So Lovable Episode 10 Preview – English Subs

I’m not 100% sure Se-Na knows Hyun Wook was her sisters boyfriend yet, the preview is confusing (as usual). It’s past time for it to come out though so I think it’s...
5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 10/6 – 10/12

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 10/6 – 10/12

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 10/6 – 10/12 Written by Johnelle On October 16, 2014 It was another eventful week in K-pop — really, what is it about K-pop and eventful...
Korean Drama My Spring Days Episode 11 Preview

Korean Drama My Spring Days Episode 11 Preview

Here is the preview of The Spring day of My Life Episode 11. My Spring Days Episode 11 will be showed on MBC tonight. Let’s check it! my spring days korean dramamy...
Korean Drama Preview My Lovely Girl Episode 9

Korean Drama Preview My Lovely Girl Episode 9

Here is the preview of She’s so Lovable Episode 9. This Episode will be aired at 10:00 pm on SBS tonight. Let’s check it! Tags: She’s so Lovable Episode...
Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots

Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots

  Recapped by Dramabeans: As their duet comes to a close, Yoo-jin envisions Nae-il playing a piano in the middle of a field, drawing him out of his dark lost forest and...
Korean Drama Three Musketeers tvN Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots

Korean Drama Three Musketeers tvN Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots

Recapped by Dramabean: After Yoon-seo tells Sohyeon of her wish to be cast out of the palace, he replies that he can’t grant it if only because he’d be giving her the...
Preview Yoo-na’s Street Episode 42, JTBC Korean Drama

Preview Yoo-na’s Street Episode 42, JTBC Korean Drama

Let’s check the preview of Yoo-na’s Street Episode 42. This Episode will be aired on JTBC October 14th. Don’t miss it! yoo nas street ep 42
Preview tvN My Secret Hotel Episode 16

Preview tvN My Secret Hotel Episode 16

Here is the preview of My Secret Hotel Episode 16. This Episode will be aired on tvN tonight. Don’t miss it! my secret hotel ep 16sinopsis my secret hotel episode...
Recap Secret Door Episode 7, SBS Korean Drama

Recap Secret Door Episode 7, SBS Korean Drama

 RECAPPED BY DRAMABEANS: Sun convenes with his crew of secret investigators at the royal painting bureau, where he explains the meaning of the painter Jung-woon’s dying...
Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 8 Preview

Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 8 Preview

Here is the preview of Secret Door Episode 8. This Episode will be showed on October 14th on SBS. Don’t miss it! secret door korean drama episode8 recap
The Records of a Night Watchman Episode 22 Preview

The Records of a Night Watchman Episode 22 Preview

Here is ther preview of Night Watchman’s Journal Episode 22. This Episode will be showed on MBC tonight. Let’s check it! journal of the night watchman episode...