For the fans who were waiting for the re-appearance of the male idol Ji Chang Wook, Melting Me Softly did not seem to meet the initial expectations in the opening two episodes. If Arthdal Chronicles and Hotel Del Luna exploded right from the beginning and caught the attention of the audience, Melting Me Softly with a strange script suddenly received results with an unprecedented low rating in the near future. the last two years for tvN's prime time of the weekend.
Meanwhile, after initial suspicions for the blockbuster action Vagabond, Lee Seung Gi and Suzy had a stable start and received constant praise from the audience. Instead of comparing the ratings of a cable station and a main station, try to look at the real reason behind Vagabond's seemingly "superior" performance.
The pathetic low ratings of Melting Me Softly compared to projects of the same time frame during the past two years
The launch project for tvN's new Saturday and Sunday night broadcast schedule is Secret Forest. During the past 2 years, besides Melting Me Softly, only two films have ever reached such a low rate mark to air the weekend. Moreover, the drama have also stars Ji Chang Wook. This result has increasingly proved the point: not every hot star rating will be high
The antagonism between Melting Me Softly and Vagabond: The episode slowly confronts the thrilling episode right from the opening moment.
Attracting the audience right from the opening is the key factor in the most popular drama battle today. If Vagabond begins with a shocking tragedy, a series of suffocating actions of Lee Seung Gi, Melting Me Softly leads the story in the direction of "flashback".
Throughout the first episode, the main reaction of the audience on the internet was the suspicion of the drama circuit. Despite the comedic acting and good looks of Ji Chang Wook, the series is too slow when mixed with flashbacks of the life of Ma Dong Chan (Ji Chang Wook) and Go Mi Ran (Won Jin Ah). Moreover, the skill used in Melting Me Softly also made the audience afraid
Moreover, if Vagabond continuously occupies the hot spot in the top of Naver search, Ji Chang Wook and Melting Me Softly will almost disappear. The attention of the audience towards the film during the broadcast and an hour later has partly proved the interest of Knet for this re-release.
However, based on the rate results and the positive reactions in episode 2, Ji Chang Wook gradually returning to the track in the upcoming episodes is entirely possible. With a plot part virtual, half romance with a bit of mystery in 20 years, the re-appearance of Ji Chang Wook can completely overwhelm Vagabond in the final stage of 2019.