Things are looking up for tvN on its current Fri-Sat time slot with Answer Me 1988, but the same stickiness quotient and buzz doesn’t seem to be there for the Mon-Tues offering Bubblegum. I’m banking both for the holidays when I have more time, but it feels like the Mon-Tues slot in general doesn’t get as much interest for the network compared to the weekend offering.
That might change when Cheese in the Trap takes over after Bubblegum, what with a built in fan base of the original webtoon. The recent good ratings for romance and comedic offerings like Second Time Twenty Again and She Was Pretty might be heralding a revival for that genre, in which case Cheese is both set in a college campus like Twenty and has plenty of romantic interactions much like She Was Pretty. Judging from the just released teaser, though, all I can think is “it’s sooooo cheesy” for the cheese color everywhere.
Teaser for Cheese in the Trap: