High Profile Sat-Sun tvN Drama Jirisan Ends with 9.225% Ratings and Final Wave of Viewer Criticism on the Script Giving an Inexplicably Happy Ending

I legit forgot it was the final airing weekend of tvN Sat-Sun drama Jirisan. Normally such a high profile drama would be generating buzz and chatter heading into the finale but it was crickets because the ardent drama fans that would generate content have long since checked out. The final episode got 9.225% ratings which is higher than the 7%-8% it was getting in the prior few weeks. But other than the premiere weekend which started off with a bang and the second episode even broke 10%, since then it went down and stayed stagnant. The ratings are actually decent for a tvN drama but for the fact that it cost so much to make, a huge budget, and came with the star studded casting of Jeon Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hyun and the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Kim Eun Hee of Signal and Kingdom. But the problems started with the bad directing and quickly landed on the poor script where it’s been the major complaint. There was no compelling hook and the assorted mountain rescues and underlying serial killer mystery never really coalesced into a cohesive story. Kim Eun Hee even one upped her poor script with an ending that takes it to another level of crazy stupidity. K-netz are saying she borrowed from the Penthouse handbook for this one – one character wakes up from a years long coma and gets all healthy enough top resume being a park ranger with all that physical activity and another character gets up from a wheelchair after being paralyzed for years long to return to being a park ranger with so much climbing. It’s like, magical happy ending surprise yay! I feel like everyone involved with Jirisan wants to quickly move on from this dud lol.

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Jirisan Episode 4 Jumps Back to 9.384% Rating and Better Yet Audience Reviews are Positive and Say This Should Have Been Episode 1 as the Directing Problems are Gone and the Script is Tight

This has been a see-saw weekend for tvN weekend drama Jirisan (Mount Jiri) so it’s once again hard to see where this drama is headed for the long run in terms of ratings and audience reception. This Sunday’s episode 4 … Continue reading

tvN Sat-Sun Mountain Climbing Drama Jirisan with Jeon Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon Premieres with Highest Weekend Ratings for Cable at 9.097%

This weekend is the premiere of new tvN Sat-Sun drama Jirisan (Mount Jiri) and boy was it a rollercoaster in K-ent during the week day before due to the scandal from the male lead of the previous drama Hometown Cha … Continue reading

Exciting Action and Moody Introspective Poster Sets for tvN Drama Jirisan Amp Up the Expectation for October 23rd Premiere

It’s just ten days away from the arrival of big budget tvN drama Jirisan (Mount Jiri), a new genre for K-dramas to tackle the outdoor action realm of mountaineering and mountain rescues. The drama stars Jeon Ji Hyun, Joo Ji … Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun is a Spirited Park Ranger with Mellow Counterpart Joo Ji Hoon in Second Teaser for tvN Drama Cliffhanger

With Hometown Cha Cha Cha doing great ratings on Sat-Sun midway through its run, made even more impressive with it’s rom-com and slice-of-life genre, the stage is looking great for its successor drama the mega high profile Cliffhanger (Mount Jiri) … Continue reading

K-variety Program Discusses the Highest Net Worth Korean Celebrities with Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun, and Yoo Jae Suk Ranked Top Three

Well this is a way for fraudsters to know who to target, lol. K-ent program Entertainment Company Live this weekend had a segment discussing the highest net worth individuals in the industry. This comes from a combination of salary for … Continue reading

K-ent Poll Finds Netizens Most Anticipating tvN Drama Cliffhanger as Well as Leads Joo Ji Hoon and Jeon Ji Hyun in the Acting Categories For the Remaining 2021 Drama Slate

I’m psyched for tvN drama Cliffhanger (Mount Jiri or Jirisan) but actually didn’t feel it was trending this high on the K-netizens wish list. A recent online research firm poll of 1000 people ages 20 and up ask “what is … Continue reading

Netflix Unleashes Massive Promo Machine for Zombie Fighting Warrior Princee Jeon Ji Hyun in Upcoming Kingdom: Ashin of the North

This Friday the one shot side-quel to the Netflix hit zombie K-drama Kingdom drops with a warrior princess at the helm in Jeon Ji Hyun. Kingdom: Ashin of the North showcases the genesis of the zombie plant and the zombification … Continue reading

Kim Tae Ri Tops K-ent Insiders Pick for Top Choice as Female Lead, Followed by Gong Hyo Jin and Song Hye Kyo

The ladies version of the same insider polling results are out and deserves as much attention as the men. In a surprise (for me at least) pick, Kim Tae Ri got the most votes with 6 as the actress that … Continue reading