The weekend kdrama battle has officially begun!

On November 12, both SBS’s “Now We Are Breaking Up” and MBC’s “The Red Sleeve” premiered in the same competitive 10 p.m. time slot.

According to Nielsen Korea, the premiere of “Now We Are Breaking Up” scored an average of 6.4% nationwide, it was crowned the most-watched Friday-Saturday drama to air last night. It is led by Song Hye Kyo and Jang Ki Yong and tells the story of people who work in the fashion industry, it marks Song Hye Kyo’s return to the small screen for the first time in a while and marks Jang Ki Yong’s last drama before his military enlistment.

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MBC’s “The Red Sleeve” premiere scored an average of 5.7% nationwide.

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Meanwhile, tvN’s drama “Happiness” which airs at a slightly overlapping time slot at 10:40 p.m. achieved its highest rating last night, scoring an average nationwide rating of 3.6%. The drama took first place in its time slot across all cable channels among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49.

Which one of these weekend dramas are you currently watching?

Source: Nielsen Korea


My personal thoughts- written by Jass K.

The weekend kdrama battle is on!

I have not seen “The Red Sleeve” yet but I’ve heard mostly good things about it, I might check it out a bit later.

In regards to “Now We Are Breaking Up,” I’ve seen and enjoyed the premiere but to my surprise, there actually seems to be mixed responses to it online, I didn’t expect there to be this many people to say this but I guess its because they had higher expectations?

I didn’t really have any expectations of the drama so I was actually having fun watching it, granted, I understand why people have such mixed opinions about it.

Many are saying it reminds them of WWW: Search and to a degree, I agree the premise and feel is a bit similar but it’s too early to tell. There seems to be a lot of discussion about how Song Hye Kyo lacks range and how stiff Ki Yong is here. I will discuss more of my thoughts on the drama in a review I am putting out later today.

“Happiness” is picking up, which I enjoy. Jo Woo-Jin is truly carrying this drama, Han Hyo Joo’s performance feels a bit stiff to me and I feel that Hyung Sik is not in his best element here, but I am glad he’s trying out new things.

November is filled with new releases and this is only the beginning of it.

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