DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for December 14, 2015
What's new on our uniquely famous Top 10 Most Watched Shows? Does Oh My Venus keep its crown? What you watch directly affects the Top 10 list. Is your favorite drama on the list?
First, let's congratulate 9 Seconds — Eternal Time for jumping into the hot list. Its fast ascent confirms the power of the short and sweet web-drama format in our busy times. As a confirmed drama addict, I would even watch a high-quality mega series such as the 50-ep Six Flying Dragons for its vivid character portrayals and intricate intrique, but there is definitely a craving that can be instantly filled by mini-dramas that are easy to fit into our coffee breaks or lunch hours to escape, if temporarily, from the hustle and bustle around us.
Now, let's all take a deep breath and hope for a happy ending for John Kim/Young Ho (So Ji Sub) and Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah). Does anyone not agree that the riveting couplet of episode 7 and 8 was a most romantic experience? I want to put the script-writing goddess on notice — If we don't get a happy ending, you'll see a crowd of very displeased Oh My Venus fans. I've also heard of a possible 2-episode extension, which I'm not in favor of because too many good dramas have been dragged down by unnecessary extensions. For now, this enchanting drama is sitting happily on its well-deserved #1 throne, and it has elevated Anyang Bridge in Daegu, South Korea, one of the most romantic bridges in the world.
A new drama that I highly recommend is Remember, starring Yoo Seung Ho, who looks lean and handsome fresh out of the military. Park Sung Woong does a flamboyant turn as a lawyer after his commanding stint in Hidden Identity. The first 2 episodes are poignant but necessary to establish the background, and I'm hoping it'll be like the inspiring Twenty Again where we see our hero and heroine rise up from the depth of despair to overcome life's challenges.
Another high five goes to the cute and sexy Elvis Han, whose Wu Xin: The Monster Killer rose to #11, making it the most popular historical period drama of any language right now. Not far behind is the Korean version of The Three Musketeers, starring Lee Jin Wook and Jung Yong Hwa.
In other news:
Speaking of web dramas, here comes Love Detective Sherlock K, starting Tuesday, December 15. Check out the cute behind-the-scene footage from Park Min Woo, Nam Bo Ra, Apink's Bomi, and B1A4’s Jin Young.
As promised, the 2015 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) will be available starting Wednesday, December 16. This year's spectacular event took place in Hong Kong and featured Zion.T, GOT 7, BTS, BIGBANG, iKON, CL, Psy and more. (Sorry, it's only available in North and South America!)
I've been wanting to see the movie As One ever since it was being filmed. This weekend (December 19), we'll finally get to see the retelling of the history-making 1991 World Table Championship, starring superstars Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na.
Here are last week's Weekly Top 10 shows in order of popularity:
1. Oh My Venus (exclusive)
2. Running Man
6. Heirs (exclusive)
Previous Top 10: DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for December 7, 2015
If you have a couple of hours to spare, it'll be perfect for Snow Lotus Flower, starring Ji Jin Hee (Blood), Lee Ji Ah (Me Too, Flower), and Ahn Jae Hyun (Blood). The twist recalls the movie Dead Again starring Emma Thompson. Let's just say that Ji Jin Hee is hot, a thousand years ago and a thousand years from now.
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