K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: “Highest Rating 2019 Korean Dramas”, “Lee Min Ho”, “Lee Dong Wook New Drama” & More

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Catch up to Korean drama, film and celebrity news with ease as we summarize what happened each week!

Bringing you the latest buzz in K-Dramaland, check out the weekly news about upcoming and current Korean Dramas and television shows. Read through our sound reviews to guide you which K-Dramas are “in” or worth skipping.

Down to the last week stretch of the season, check out the year-end features that our team will roll out until the first two weeks of January 2020.

*Covers K-Drama entertainment news from December 22 to December 28

K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: November 2019 3rd Week, 4th Week | December 2019 1st Week2nd Week, 3rd week

K-Celeb & K-Film News Corner

  • Lee Min Ho Hopes To Repay Fans’ Love In The Next Level Of His Acting Career

This January, well-loved South Korean actor Lee Min Ho will be gracing the newest issue of Dazed Korea with his sophisticated looks and fashionable aura.

K-Drama Reviews

  • K-Drama Review: “When The Camellia Blooms” Ruminates On The Messages Of Self Love & Keeping Functional Relationships

The simple plot of a misfortune-magnet single mother who decided to begin her life on her own in a small town – has moved to a plot that does not have multiple bends. Nevertheless, the unfolding of how she found the courage to be a better version of herself through the support of her avid-suitor-turned-boyfriend and neighborhood friends made the story engrossing.

  • K-Drama Review: “The Tale of Nokdu” Captivates With Lessons About Fulfillment And The Power Of Our Choices

The Tale Of Nokdu, behind its romantic-comedy premise, teaches a serious lesson about men’s penchant for power and thinking having it could bring all the things one’s heart’s desires.

  • K-Drama Review: “Melting Me Softly” Endorses A Sweet Love That Can Withstand Anything

In spite of all the flaws it has, Melting Me Softly is worth watching because of the actors. If a viewer is looking for a fluffy romance then they would like the drama, but if they start looking for logic behind the plot then they will be disappointed.

  • K-Drama Mid-Series Check: “Love With Flaws” Consistently Engages With Its Unusual Story Filled With Humor

With persistent game of push and pull for love balanced with well-timed humor, Love With Flaws delivers a full-packed entertainment. Until now, it has been a laughter filled ride, with the creators getting even more creative with the comedic scenarios.

K-Drama Recaps & Features

  • Hellokpop Year-End Look Back: 15 Highest Rating 2019 Korean Dramas Aired In Public Networks

Based on the collated data from Nielsen’s average nationwide viewership ratings, the most-watched 2019 Korean Dramas aired in public networks (SBS, MBC, KBS) are characterized by thrilling narrative, realistic tones and commendable character portrayals.

  • Hellokpop Year-End Look Back: 10 Highest Rating 2019 Korean Dramas Aired In Cable Channels

Based on the collated data from Nielsen’s average nationwide viewership ratings, the most-watched 2019 Korean Dramas aired in pay-TV networks (tvN, jTBC, OCN, MBN) are characterized by imaginative plot, healing stories and commendable character portrayals.

  • Editor’s Note: A Look Back At The Notable Moments Of 2019 Korean Dramas

Hellokpop prepared this special end-of-year feature to reminisce the notable achievements of actors and production teams that gifted K-Drama patrons with 2019 Korean Dramas.

  • January 2020 Korean Drama Releases: “Money Game”, “Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2”, “Itaewon Class” & More

Although Hellokpop already began its season of 2020 Korean Dramas last month, this season’s latest offerings appear appetizing. For January releases, veteran and renowned actors are set to banner stories highlighting heroes to anticipate on.

Upcoming K-Drama Updates & Casting News

  • Lee Dong Wook Suits Up For A “Male Gumiho” Role In New tvN Drama With Jo Bo Ah

Promising a different variety derived from a popular magical folklore character, Lee Dong Wook and Jo Bo Ah are set to appear in a new 2020 tvN series.

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