The hit-making streak of tvN continues for the Sat-Sun time slot after Secret Forest (Stranger) did so well. Followup drama Live Up to Your Name (Deserving of the Name) has seem rating increases for the most part, except for one episode drop, since it premiered with 2.715% AGB and now in episode 8 it has broken a new barrier to reach 6.357% Secret Forest didn’t break 6% until it’s final episode so Live Up to Your Name is certainly living up to it’s popularity and then some.
I love love love this drama and both leads Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong, their characters are fantastically nuanced and the performances so pitch perfect, not to mention copious amounts of chemistry of both the medical colleagues and potential love interest kind. Even more interesting is the screenwriter is a newbie Kim Eun Hee, not to be confused with the establish screenwriter Kim Eun Hee who wrote Signal, 3 Days, Phantom, and Sign. Nice, I so appreciate the arrival of a new talent who demonstrates via work product her firm grasp of narrative and tension building.