Newlywed Ji Sung is doing so well on TV. They say when it rains it pours and in addition to Marrying Lee Bo Young, his drama "Secret" is doing better than expected.
The 9th episode of "Secret" has a tight script as well as great directing and characters Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Bae Soo Bin and Lee Da Hee, rating 15.3% in nationwide ratings (Neilsen Korea) and has always recorded first place.
Second place is SBS "The Inheritors." Compared to the day before, it went up 1.3% to 11.9%, "The Inheritors" is drawing on the start of the relationship of Park Shin Hae, Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin and other protagonists and watching for the ratings.
The last is Kwon Sang Woo who leads MBC "Medical Top Team." On this day, "Medical Top Team" recorded its worst ratings at 5.5% and needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. This is popular actors such as Kwon Sang Woo, Jung Ryuh Won, Joo Ji Hoon, Oh Yeon Suh and other popular actors are appearing and as much as this is a medical drama that's usually a sign of success, it was predicted to be on top but the result was the opposite.
The reason these three Wednesday/Thursday rivals are crying and laughing is because "Secret" is showing unexpected success. Before the drama aired, it was expected that comparing the popularity of the actors, Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum would not be able to outdo Kwon Sang Woo, Jung Ryuh Won in "Medical Top Team" or Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hae in "The Inheritors." Moreover, unlike a medical drama which is a sexy romantic comedy written by Kim Eun Sook, a mellow drama like "Secret" would not be easy to pull off either. However, "Secret" rid of all these stereotypes as a well made project with great reviews.
In addition, when considering that "The Inheritors" is only in the beginning stages of broadcasting shows that it's "Secret"'s strongest rival. Kim Eun Sook who has had huge hits such as romantic comedies "Secret Garden" and "Gentleman's Virtue" went for a younger and sexier new project. It will feature upper class high school students in a comic romance with A-class actor Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hae, who is the idol of men. In addition, it will feature Kim Woo Bin, Crystal, Park Hyung Shik, Min Hyuk, Kang Ha Neul and others as it will be interesting what synergy this young vibe will bring. The ratings have also gone up and will be close to "Secret" as its future is also something to be curious about.
"Medical Top Team" has been in the spotlight by the mere fact that Korean Wave star Kwon Sang Woo was cast but the ratings are shocking. The script is loose with no connection and the production's indecisiveness are the causes of the lag. However, SBS "Ya Wang" led itself to success despite conflicts in the beginning and therefore, it'll be interesting to see if Kwon Sang Woo can revive this or whether it'll ruin his image.