Goryeo-Khitan War Ep 12 earns high ratings and international audience accolades

Photo courtesy KBS2

The ongoing KBS2 drama Goryeo-Khitan War, Episode 12 (aka Korea-Khitan War) aired last night to high ratings — just like it has done for its previous eight episodes as well.

Data from Nielsen Korea shows Episode 12 earned a very high 9.6 percent nationwide, which is heading towards double the historical drama’s first rating of 5.5 percent for Episode 1.

The drama is also well-liked by critics, both in South Korea and overseas, who are praising it for its authentic plot, superb performances and the way every episode keeps you hooked and wanting more.

International audiences praise Goryeo-Khitan War

International viewers are also praising each new episode of Goryeo-Khitan War, with the drama currently rated a very strong 8.1 out of 10 on My Drama List, which is high for that site.

On Viki, where Goryeo-Khitan War is streaming for international viewers, the Korean drama is being rated an exceptionally high 9.5 out of 10, and on IMDB, viewers are rating it an 8.2 out of 10.

Comments are also incredibly positive, ranging from:

This is really an excellent drama. Every new episode is more interesting than the previous, and the way the story flows makes it really exciting to watch!


One of the best dramas I have experienced in a long time! Amazing action, great characters and close to historical accuracy. This is a masterclass in creating historical epic. More people should be giving it a try.

And yes, I agree with both of those comments.

Goryeo-Khitan War stars the superb cast of Kim Dong Jun, Choi Soo Jong, and Ji Seung Hyun.

The next episode of Goryeo-Khitan War will air on KBS2 on Saturday, December 23rd, with Viki, Kocowa, Netflix and various other streaming platforms carrying it outside Korea depending on the region.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.