It’s not up to the overseas audiences whether the latest It Girl and It Boy of K-dramas, who happened to be paired together in the same drama, succeed with the domestic audiences. But they will have to succeed at some point to justify that each keeps getting cast in project after project in the past year. jTBC college romance Nevertheless with Song Kang and Han So Hee premiered this Saturday after lots of media attention, so this was not a drama that got forgotten by reporters and got plenty of coverage domestically. The first episode got 2.207% AGB nationwide ratings, contrast with predecessor Undercover with premiered with 3.471% and its predecessor Beyond Evil with got 4.451%. Even Hush which wasn’t the success the network hoped for premiered with 3.384% before dropping into the 2% range for the remainder of its run. I personally hate hype since it just raises expectations, and that both Song Kang and Han So Hee appear to be cast in or at have their names attached with so many potential projects just puts them out there for the public to pay more attention to whether they can actually bring in the ratings. So far the ratings are average for a cable jTBC drama but more alarming is the majority criticism of male lead Song Kang’s acting and a smaller volume of criticism of Han So Hee’s acting all from the South Korean domestic viewers. I need to watch for myself to ascertain.