Cha Eun-woo & Park Gyu Young’s “A Good Day to Be a Dog” Rating Drops Below 2% After Only 4 Episodes

MBC’s drama “A Good Day to Be a Dog” could not escape the 1% rating range

According to Nielsen Korea, episode 4 of “A Good Day to Be a Dog”, which aired on November 1st, recorded a nationwide viewer rating of 1.7%, reaching its lowest rating record.

Park Gyu Young Cha Eun Woo

“A Good Day to Be a Dog” premiered on October 11th, and started off with a rating of 2.2%. Its rating rose to 2.8% in episode 2 released consecutively on the same day. However, episode 3, which was released on October 18th, fell into the 1% range by recording 1.9%. After that, the drama was canceled for the broadcasts of the professional baseball semi-playoff and eventually unveiled episode 4 after two weeks. For that reason, its viewership once again declined.

Based on a webtoon of the same name, “A Good Day to Be a Dog” depicts the unpredictable fantasy romance between Korean language teacher Han Hae-na (Park Gyu-young) who is cursed to turn into a dog whenever she kisses and math teacher Jin Seo-won (Cha Eun-woo) who is afraid of dogs despite being the only person who can reverse the curse.

Cha Eun-woo is a popular K-pop singer-actor with the nickname “face genius”, and actress Park Gyu-young has proved her acting skills through Netflix series “Sweet Home” and “Celebrity” and recently joined “Squid Game 2” cast. Casting two actors with huge global popularity, the drama also raised high expectations from viewers.

However, the results after its official broadcast were disappointing. The drama has not even entered the 3% rating range, and it is far below the target rating of 8-8.5% set by the lead actors at the press conference.

Regarding the sluggish performance of “A Good Day to Be a Dog”, most viewers pointed out that it was due to its unusual broadcast of releasing only 1 episode a week.

Many people pointed out that the schedule of airing one episode per week reduces the drama’s competitiveness amid the OTT trend. “A Good Day to Be a Dog” impresses the audience by portraying a simple but sweet romance with a unique story, but its development is too slow and not interesting enough to keep viewers waiting for a whole week just to watch one episode.

Recently, unfavorable responses about the actors’ acting skills and complaints about their poor performance compared to their name value have been pouring out. Some viewers have also doubted the director’s work in the process of adapting the webtoon. 

“A Good Day to Be a Dog” has aired only 4 episodes but already fell under 2%. It seems like the production team should quickly come up with a solution to overcome this crisis in the remaining episodes.

Source: Daum

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