New dramas do battle
Now, three new TV series from three broadcasters are poised to compete for the position that was exclusively possessed by Queen Seondeok last year. The three, all of which kicked off the first episode this Monday, are "Jejungwon" from SBS, "The Masters of the Art of Study" from KBS, and "Pasta" from MBC.
The Masters of the Art of Study, the new KBS2 Monday/Tuesday series based on the Japanese comic book "Dragon Zakura" by Norifusa Mita - which made a splash in Japan and was also made into a TV drama there in 2005 - is a story about underprivileged students at a third-class high school struggling to get into a top university in the country, with the help of a strong-willed lawyer-turned-educator.
*The full version of the article can be read in tomorrow's edition of the JoongAng Daily.
By Park Sun-young [firstname.lastname@example.org]