I’m genuinely giddy with joy, rather selfishly even, that tvN webtoon adapted drama Why Secretary Kim has premiered as a hit this week. The drama airing on the cable network premiered with 5.757% ratings in episode one and episode two decreased slightly to 5.403%. It’s actually a feat in this day and age when rom-coms get low ratings and manga/webtoon adapted ones garner even lower overall. Secretary Kim’s first episode even came in ahead of two prime time network dramas Come and Hug Me with 4.4% and The Undateables (Handsome Guy and Jung Eum) coming in averaging 3.6%.
Leading the Wed-Thurs pack remains the K-drama remake of Suits but still unable to break 10& this week, with 8.4% for Wed and 9.2% Thurs. What makes me happiest is that audience reaction, opinion, and feedback are so positive for Secretary Kim – loving the spot on performances of leads Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young in embodying their characters, and excellent chemistry onscreen. Personally – I love Secretary Kim to pieces, her character even more than I love the drama and it’s been awhile since I’ve loved a female lead this insanely much. What a win for Park Min Young and another smart pick from Park Seo Joon.