Someone at SBS drama planning clearly can’t count, how else to explain the timing of the mid-drama press conference being held this past week? The Girl Who Sees Smells just aired episode 12 with four more episodes to go, making it a few weeks late to try and drum up publicity and interest in the drama. With that said, I really do adore the drama which is a godsend for me, coming on the heels of the indescribably bad Hyde, Jekyll, Me experience. It’s like a solid sweet boyfriend after the last trainwreck hot mess relationship.
But the ratings for Smelly Girl have been less than sweet even in this era of low ratings all around. It’s a shame because the OTP romance is delightful and one of the better drama rom-com perfected pairings in years. The police procedural is the biggest weakness, but made up in part by having a stellar villain who delivers the heebie jeebies by the boatload. It’s also nice that I’ve finally found a Yoochun and Shin Se Kyung performance to love, even if this ends up being the only time at least I’m loving it while it lasts.