Television drama ratings have been released for the month of September in Thailand, and six of the top ten series are Korean dramas.
AGB Nielsen Media, a media research company, released the numbers, and the 2006 KBS trendy drama The Vineyard Man, starring Yoon Eun-hye and Oh Man-seok, came out on top. Although its initial run in Korea garnered low ratings (it was up against juggernaut Jumong), The Vineyard Man was the most-watched drama by Thai viewers last month. Thai and Korean ratings, while both recorded by Nielsen, are measured differently, but a general conversion puts Vineyard‘s Thai numbers at about two to three times its Korean ratings.
Here’s the full top 10, which comprises six kdramas, three Chinese series, and one “foreign” other:
Rather than calling the current drama drought a Coffee Prince withdrawal, I think it’s more of a general late-summer ennui type thing. Summer’s winding down, it’s (really, enervatingly) hot, and some of us working stiffs don’t have much vacation to begin with other than the odd three-day weekend like the one we just had (by the way, “Working on Labor Day, how ironic!” jokes are NO LONGER FUNNY. I must have heard that at least three times yesterday. Please find new ways to express recycled wit, thanks. While you’re at it, please fix this whole global warming thing too. Indian summers suck. Especially when they come accompanied with random rolling blackouts. Although, to digress upon digression, “The Rolling Blackouts” = best band name ever. I’m pretty sure the actual band sucks, but their name is gold.)
Getting back to the point, my search for a decent drama continues. I may have found one, but this post isn’t about it. This one is about one bust, one popcorn drama, and one question mark.
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY
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