K-Drama

Tomorrow and other Korean dramas in the first half of 2022 have high value despite low ratings

These K-dramas left a deep impression in the hearts of audiences but sadly, they didn’t receive a good rating. 

Our Beloved Summer (Choi Woo Sik, Kim Da Mi)

our beloved summer

The content of Our Beloved Summer revolves around a couple played by Choi Woo Sik and Kim Da Mi. They were once each other’s first love, suddenly meeting again after many years apart.  Memories and problems gradually appeared, the two involuntarily drew closer to each other to find out that they are still in love with each other. Our Beloved Summer can’t be called a great success because the average rating of this drama is only 3.9%.

our beloved summer

With its simple, realistic and full of emotions plot that has delicately depicted the mood swings of a loving couple, the drama gives some viewers an image of themselves in the past with with an in-depth meaning. Choi Woo Sik and Kim Da Mi’s cute and gentle personalities and their excellent chemistry are the highlights of Our Beloved Summer. 

our beloved summer

My Liberation Notes (Kim Ji Won, Son Seok Gu, Lee Min Ki, Lee El)

My Liberation Notes

My Liberation Notes is a healing drama that has a quite slow and boring beginning. The drama tells the story of three siblings in a family who always want to escape their boring life. My Liberation Notes did not receive any attention for its first few episodes but thanks to its healing but attractive plot, the drama quickly became well-known to many K-drama fans.

My Liberation Notes

The initial rating of My Liberation Notes was only 2%, then it increased to 6.7% and the average rating was 4%. The ratings are not too high but the drama itself contains a lot of meaning. In addition to a good script, the acting of the cast with Kim Ji Won, Son Seok Gu, Lee Min Ki, Lee El… has made a great contribution to the success of My Liberation Notes.

Tomorrow (Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo Hyuk)

Tomorrow

Tomorrow depicts a more distressing aspect of modern society. The drama follows the formation of a crisis team by the gods of death to save those who are on the verge of death. Despite the fact that Tomorrow’s rating declined dramatically after the first week, only reaching 3.4 percent in the final episode, the drama’s content and meaning nevertheless touched the audiences.

Rowoon

Each story in the drama is portrayed very realistically and meaningfully.  It discusses the social issues that are manifesting in our daily lives.  Tomorrow shows us that life is beautiful and worth living.

Bloody Heart (Jang Hyuk, Lee Joon, Kang Han Na)

bloody heart

Bloody Heart is the work that marks Kang Han Na‘s first time playing a female lead and she did a great job in portraying her character’s personality.  The drama tells the story of the emperor Lee Tae (played by Lee Joon) with the determination to become a real king. This emperor had to go through a lot of ups and downs. Bloody Heart only had a 5-6 percent rating when it first aired on KBS, but after reaching its climax in this episode, the rating has risen to 8-8.9%, indicating that the drama’s attractiveness has grown significantly.

bloody heart

The previous historical dramas of KBS all had ratings of above 10%, so Bloody Heart could not be considered successful.  However, with an IMDb score of 8.9, we have already seen how highly rated the drama is.

Insider (Kang Ha Neul, Lee Yoo Young)

Featuring a collaboration between Kang Ha Neul and Lee Yoo Young, Insider‘s content revolves around Kim Yo Han.  After secretly investigating an important person, he was suddenly pushed into prison.  Falling to the bottom of his life made Kim Yo Han determined to take revenge.  After the first 4 episodes, Insider’s rating only fluctuated between 2.6% and the highest was 3.3%. 

Insiders

However, the film still received a lot of praise for the compelling storyline and amazing acting skills of Kang Ha Neul.

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