I continue to enjoy tvN Mon-Tues drama Record of Youth but am rather intrigued by the steady ratings increase. It’s gone up in every episode so far and this Tuesday’s episode 4 hit 7.823%. It’s slow and sincere and I enjoy watching male lead Hye Joon, his family and their individual interactions, and the friendship development of the OTP. But there isn’t a strong hook in this drama which makes sense since it is slice-of-life and other than the strong acting from Park Bo Gum and his family cast members the rest are all just doing just good enough. It’s like one half is in Answer Me 1988 and the other half is just…..there. Episode 4 got Hye Joon’s foot in the acting door (yay!) and a lot of adorable and slow simmering interaction between the leads. I like them more as friends/confidantes than romantically (so far) and it’s nice to spend an hour watching Hye Joon and Jung Ah make incremental progress in their dreams.