KBS had finally tasted success with weekday mini-series after a while when Monday-Tuesday drama Royal Secret Agent broke the network’s cruel audience rating history and garnered astounding results. It is said that the drama, starring Kim Myung Soo, Kwon Nara and Lee Yi Kyung, has captivated viewers by adequately combining the gratifying plot of the main characters eradicating corruption and relieving people’s resentment against corruption with the heart-fluttering romance. It is the first time in more than a year that the KBS weekday mini-series has surpassed double-digit ratings since the 2019 Wednesday-Thursday drama Woman of 9.9 Billion.
With such feat, more highly-anticipated dramas are gearing up to greet viewers, raising questions if KBS will emerge as the new drama powerhouse.
After reaching KBS’s first double-digit audience ratings in years, Royal Secret Agent now has only two episodes left. And its follow-up is the fusion historical drama River Where The Moon Rises. The drama tells the story of Princess Pyeonggang, whose life revolves around Goguryeo, and On Dal, who made history with his love, and Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji Hoon and Choi Yu Hwa have been cast to take the lead. It is raising expectations as a project that adds historical imagination to the famous story of Princess Pyeonggang and General Ondal that we’ve all heard of as a child. Will it receiving the baton from Royal Secret Agent and continue the “successful” flow?
Meanwhile, the roster for the upcoming Wednesday-Thursday and Friday dramas also catches your eyes. Hello, Me!, the comeback project of Choi Kang Hee and Kim Young Kwang, has been programmed as the new Wednesday-Thursday drama. It is known to be a fantasy-growth romantic comedy drama about a 37-year-old Ban Ha Nee, who is lukewarm about dating, working, and dreaming, meeting 17-year-old Ban Ha Nee, who isn’t afraid of anything. Choi Kang Hee and Lee Re have been cast as the two Ban Ha Nees and deliver healing messages, while Kim Young Kwang plays Han Yoo Hyun, a free-spirited heir who hopes to stay immature forever, and aims for women’s hearts. It will premiere on February 17 as the follow-up of Cheat On Me, If You Can.
Dear.M has been chosen as the first project to mark the start of KBS’s new attempt, Friday drama. It is expected to be a youth romance drama that tells the campus-wide search for the mysterious “M,” an individual mentioned in an anonymous post on a Seoyeon University online community. Park Hye Soo, NCT’s Jaehyun, Roh Jeong Eui, Bae Hyun Sung, Lee Jin Hyuk and Woo Dabi will turn in to six youths who are fully enjoying the campus life. It has been the center of the talk even before the broadcast as a spin-off of the hit web-drama series Love Playlist. The drama will premiere on February 26.