HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 12

Descendants of the Sun is a master at sparking emotion. No matter how illogical the plot may become, the emotional barometer is insanely high. This must be why Nielsen Korean is clocking this drama at 33% for episode 12, a whole 1.1% higher than last night’s episode. Wow. It is the human element that “DescendantsContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 12”

HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 11

Descendants of the Sun┬átries to pack in a lot of action by having our heroes face weapons trafficking, plagues, gun standoffs, earthquakes, kidnapping, and politics. No matter what happens, this show seems destined to best itself – and it did. It came 0.3% higher than the last episode at 31.9%. More than anything, however, itContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 11”

HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 6

This is seriously baffling. Descendants of the Sun episode 6 blasted ratings precedents with 28.5%. The drama is most definitely not about action and is all about the romance, the Song Joong-ki stare, and the manufactured drama. I admit to welcoming the earthquake and the chaos it fosters because it pulls the drama out ofContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendents of the Sun Episode 6”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 10

With the romance firmly cemented by episode 9’s romantic antics and kisses, episode 10 introduces some major plot points to yank the drama back into action. Not that its ratings need more action – they’re consistently on the rise. This episode clocked in at 31.6%, 1.2% higher than last night’s episode. Descendants of the SunContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 10”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 9

If there is one thing that can almost always bolster ratings it is a good kiss…or two! Hello 30% ratings – 30.4% to be exact. The Song-Song couple not only shared two very romantic kissing scenes (and a good roll in the hay,) but the episode was bolstered by the high-intensity romantic moments between Song-SongContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 9”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 5

Despite its lack of action, the romantic play of Descendants of the Sun has earned it another record-breaking rating: 27.4%. I find this rating rather incredible, but Song Joong-ki is a strong lead with the skills and the looks to carry the show along with Song Hye-kyo. The show also knows just how to pullContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 5”

HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 4

Descendants of the Sun shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. It is only in the second week and it is pulling in ratings of 24.1%. A mixture of the hype, the star power, the whopping budget, and the intensity of the plot and romance is the reason for its success. Writer Kim Eun-sook alwaysContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Descendants of the Sun Episode 4”