These days I’m happy when any drama does well in ratings just because it’s rarer and rarer, but when it’s happening to a drama I’m fond of and watching in real life the happiness is compounded. tvN already has Lawless Lawyer doing well still which remains an intense watch, but for summer time lightness and rom-com laughter it’s all about Why Secretary Kim. Episode 5 brought in 6.855% ratings and with this drama airing on a cable network it doesn’t risk being preempted for World Cup coverage like the prime time network dramas.
With that said, SBS drama The Undateables (Handsome Guy and Jung Eum) did only half of Secretary Kim’s ratings at 3.3% and 4.4% for Wednesday’s episode. It’s a testament to how fun Secretary Kim is, with unexpected depth in character set up and development, that keeps audiences tuned in, myself included. This may just be Park Min Young‘s defining role as Kim Mi Soo, so plucky and smart and capable without ever seeming ditzy or flustered. Love her to pieces and so does clueless and deluded Park Seo Joon‘s chaebol president Young Joon. He’s already in love and his robot heart doesn’t even know it ahahaha.