A successful drama run these days is rarer than ever especially in the romantic comedy genre where it’s basically a unicorn. Just wrapped tvN Mon-Tues romance drama This Life is Our First (Because This is Our First Life), with less comedy than expected but still chuckles aplenty, held a much deserved cast drama wrap party this week as the final episode brought in nearly 5% ratings at 4.931%, with the entire drama run averaging a cable solid ratings of 3.463%.
A big congrats to the leads Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min, and the charming supporting leads Esom, Kim Ga Eun, Kim Min Seok, and Park Byung Eun. Even the guest starring turn by Lee Chung Ah was really refreshing and lovely, in the end this drama was satisfying like a well made bibimbap without unnecessary frills. The only distraction was the scandal of screenwriter Yoon Nan Joong for copying the premise of hit J-dorama We Got Married as a Job (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu) without credit but in the end K-viewers tuned in enough to make This Life a hit and stand on it’s own narrative trajectory.