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Park Hyung-sik Faced Pressure As His Second Consecutive Drama Only Reaches 3% Ratings

Still lacking power as an actor, for Park Hyung-sik, the weight of a lead role is too much.

In the case of Park Hyung-sik, his role and acting give the impression that his acting skills are stably good, but he has not yet been evaluated as having a remarkable impact as the lead. 

Park Hyung-sik is currently appearing on JTBC’s “Doctor Slump.” “Doctor Slump” is a romantic comedy about the life of Nam Ha-neul (played by Park Shin-hye) and Yoo Jung-woo (played by Park Hyung-sik) facing slumps in their life. Since “The Heirs,” the two stars met for the first time in 11 years, drawing keen attention.

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He got off to a good start with 4.1% of ratings in the first episode. The ratings gradually rose, before hoisting 4.7% in the fourth episode. However, the rating has declined during this Lunar New Year holiday, with 3.7% in the fifth episode and 3.9% in the sixth.

On the other hand, MBC’s “Knight Flower” maintained high popularity with 11% and 12.9% during the holiday season. Although “Knight Flower” is set to end soon, “Doctor Slump” will have to compete with the following drama, “Wonderful World” starring Kim Nam-joo.

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In the case of tvN’s “Captivating the King,” it recorded 6.4% and 6.7% on February 11, the highest ratings until now.

SBS’ “Flex X Cop” team, whose broadcast was canceled this Friday, will also return. This is unwelcome news for Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik, whose drama’s ratings are on the decline. Enemies are everywhere.

In particular, Park Hyung-sik’s previous work, tvN’s “Our Blooming Youth,” also had low ratings. “Our Blooming Youth” recorded 4.2% of ratings in the first episode and remained in the 3% range from the second to the 19th episode.

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The main actor is recognized as the face of the drama. Therefore, he is required not only to act, star, and create buzz, but also to show the support he can get for the work.  “Doctor Slump” is a 16-episode series that will become halfway through this week. Will Park Hyung-sik and Park Shin-hye be able to save the poor ratings of this drama?

Sources: Naver

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