The best way to describe Mon-Tues SBS romance drama Temperature of Love is room temperature, that horrible in between state of being not cold enough to be a refreshing gulp or hot enough to be a sizzling sip. Week 2 started off with episodes 5 and 6 taking in 8.2% and 10.4% ratings, this is pretty uninspiring considering that rival network KBS has Lingerie Girls with only 4.1% and MBC had to postpone new drama 20th Century Boy and Girl until next week due to the strike so didn’t even air a competing drama episode.
I’m feeling no chemistry between leads Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jong at this point, the drama writing is trying to seel what I’m not feeling from the characters onscreen, and maybe things will click after the time jump forward to the present when the leads meet at the beginning of the drama run-in. This is the first time I’m feeling Seo Hyun Jin fatigue in playing the same character or the same exact performance so her character feels like ones she’s played before, and Yang Se Jong just doesn’t have the depth and onscreen presence to effectively sell his character. So far so disappointing.