The year is drawing to a close and I will not be updating the site at all (unless major) until next year. I want to enjoy the holidays, the gayo daejuns plus the drama awards ceremonies. So I will end the year with this post, documenting the entertainers, dramas, variety, music that made 2008 a memorable year.
2008 was an extraordinary year where you have 3 stellar programs every Sunday from the major tv stations. Sunday never became dull again with KBS One Night Two Days, MBC We Got Married and then SBS Family Outing dominating headlines in the aftermath of each episode broadcast. However, for me personally, We Got Married is my top variety of the year followed closely by One Night Two Days. Everyone on We Got Married just became more popular and had their profile raised by ten-fold. The romance entertainment they bought to us viewers are legendary despite the occasional awful PD cuts.
Having watched 14 dramas (3 ongoing) this year, On Air has certainly been the top drama for me. Came in with minimal expectations and came out wiser about how the entertainment industry works as a whole. Woman of the Sun and Iljimae are 2 other dramas that I would recommend watching this year.
The two dominant MCs and most recognizable faces on Korean television. I have always been a staunch supporter of MC Yoo but Kang Ho Dong for me has been the better performer/MC on nearly every show that I have watched him in this year. He just brings out the best in his co-stars with relative ease.
It can only be WonderBang. Without them, 2008 would be a boring year.
There were too many celebrites death this year. Choi Jin Shil was the most high-profile one in recent memory and to think she committed suicide thanks to a chick who spread rumors about her. Lee Eon was another who died at such a young age in an unfortunate motor accident. 2008 was a bad year.