Show Introduction: On Air

Posted by Stephanie on November 12, 2013

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Good news. Reviews are coming back! Bad news? First review is going to be the drama On Air. Sorry guys. I would go back to the next in line, which I believe is… actually I have no idea its been so long… but since we just finished On Air on Operation Kdrama Chat, and I have no intention of ever watching that drama again? Well we have a winner!

Yeah, here’s a hint, I didn’t love On Air. It’s not in the realm of A Prince’s First Love level of dislike, the writer/director couple saved it from sinking that low, but it’s pretty bad.

I’m actually surprised this came from the writer of A Gentleman’s Dignity and Secret Garden. And this drama is also is part of the reason I’m not looking forward to Prime Minister—what’s his face (Lee Bum Soo) and his absolute lack of chemistry with his leading ladies.
Anxious to watch this drama now? Well here are all the deets:

On Air ran from 03/05/2008 to 05/15/2008 on SBS for 21 episodes. The ratings hit over 20%, so it was pretty successful. Although, weren’t shows getting bigger numbers back then? It even won a bunch of awards for directing and acting for Kim Ha Neul (expected), Park Yong Ha (awww….), and Song Yoon Ah (Really? Are you freaking kidding me? Did they see those first episodes?)

Synopsis (From DramaFever)

From the makers of the popular Lovers trilogy (Lovers In Paris, Lovers in Prague, Lovers) comes a star-studded tale of the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. Beloved superstar Kim Ha Neul (90 Days, Time to Love) stars alongside Song Yoon Ah (Hotelier). When Korea’s thespian sweetheart Oh Seong Ah risks her career after she refuses to accept the SBC Grand Prize co-awarded to her because she doesn’t want to share it. With her fans rallying around her, she decides to shake things up even more, and fires her hotshot manager Jin Sang Woo (Lee Hyung Cheol). Seong Ah hires Jang Ki Joon (Lee Bum Soo), a former top-notch manager who quit the business years ago, saving him from bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Seong Ah’s nemesis, Seo Young Eun (Song Yoon Ah), a bestselling scriptwriter of generic love stories, is attempting to write her first “serious” script, but it is not well accepted by her usual director. Furious, she promptly fires him and turns to young, rookie director Lee Kyung Min (Park Yong Ha), who has his own ideas about what she should write….

 

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