jTBC Weekend Drama My Liberation Notes Ends with Rapturous Audience Reception and 6.728% Ratings More than Doubling its Premiere

Ratings is definitely important and more often than not correlated with how popular a drama is. But the rare instances a drama can get lower ratings but higher online buzz and that’s the cast with My Liberation Notes. For a jTBC cable drama it started with 2.941% which is not super low but the network has seem many dramas premiere higher and this one came with high expectations from the screenwriter of My Ahjusshi. The ratings stayed in the high 2% to 3% range for the first 9 episodes and then broke through to 4% and beyond after that and ended in the final episode with a series high of 6.728%. Even more impression then these very good for jTBC ratings are the online buzz, chatter, and praise, it’s so loud and from so many corners of K-netz, C-netz, and the English-speaking drama viewers. In comparison, Again My Life doubled the ratings to 12% but I rarely heard online discussion on it. It feels like My Liberation Notes was so thoughtful a drama it made viewers wants to discuss it and share feelings about it which is the best kind of drama.

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jTBC Sat-Sun Drama My Liberation Diary Ratings are in the Mid 2% Range But Gains Traction as a Quality Offering with a Cult Following

Ratings are important for recouping production investment and ensuring more K-dramas are made, but sometimes there are gems that don’t get the broader reception but linger as an asset to the genre. Such is the trajectory of jTBC Sat-Sun drama … Continue reading

jTBC Finalizes Casting for My Ahjusshi Screenwriter’s Next Drama My Liberation Diary with Lee Min Ki, Kim Ji Won, Lee El, and Son Seok Gu

I love seeing an award winning screenwriter take the time before churning out another work. Deep and meaningful writing is hard to produce commercially and I like that My Ahjusshi and Another Oh Hae Young screenwriter Park Hae Young has … Continue reading

Son Seok Gu to Make Drama Return After 2 Years with jTBC Series My Release Diary with Lee Min Ki and Kim Ji Won by the Screenwriter of My Ahjusshi

A prestige drama is in the works over at jTBC and the stars are close to lining up. Acclaimed actor Son Seok Gu is confirmed to headline the upcoming My Release Diary which also makes the comeback project for screenwriter … Continue reading

jTBC Drama The Beauty Inside Wraps with Decent Acting and Disengaged Narrative

This week concluded the airing of jTBC Mon-Tues drama The Beauty Inside, an adaptation of the movie of the same name but with a gender switch and also tweaked body morphing logic. Female lead Seo Hyun Jin changes once a … Continue reading