tvN Mon-Tues Drama You Are My Spring Drops Below 2% Ratings Midway Through Airing as Audiences Find the Schism Between Healing and Suspense Drama Not Well Bridged

It’s another disappointment in terms of ratings for tvN in the Mon-Tues time slot, after Doom at Your Service now You Are My Spring is underperforming in terms of rating and critical feedback though the reasons differ. While Doom was a vacuous pretentious nothing burger, Spring comes across like there is too much going on under the surface and yet the drama writing isn’t managing to convey it properly. It was always an ambitious take of combining light healing drama with stalker suspense/serial killer echoes When the Camellia Blooms which by all majority accounts did it well hence the high ratings and critical acclaim. I’m three episodes in and Spring confuses me but I’m still intrigued but not enough to have the urge to quickly watch the next episode. There is a lack of “grab” if you may, despite the fantastic acting of leads Kim Dong Wook and Seo Hyun Jin, their lovely chemistry, and the fantastic moody and artistic directing. Much like Doom, I think the biggest weakness is yet again the script which resides solely with the screenwriter. The drama premiered to 3.390% and now through episode 8 it dropped to the lowest yet with 1.989% which is below 2%. Perhaps the screenwriter has an amazing complete and cohesive drama up her sleeve but I don’t think viewers are sticking around for the landing. Much like a joke with too long of a windup, even the most epic punch line loses its effect.

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tvN Mon-Tues Drama You Are My Spring Premieres to 3.390% with Initial Viewer Feedback Mixed as to the Jarring Transition from Rom-com to Scary Mood

Newly arrived tvN drama You are My Spring is……interesting to say the least. I watched episode 1 and can’t for the life of me decide if I like it or dislike it. If it wasn’t for leads Seo Hyun Jin … Continue reading

Radio Romance with Yoon Doo Joon and Kim So Hyun Finishes Casting and Scheduled for Jan 2018 Mon-Tues on KBS

Currently airing KBS drama Jugglers has deftly maneuvered it’s way to the ratings lead, by a small margin, but the Mon-Tues time slot is still mostly the doldrums in generating any buzz over the three airing prime time dramas. I’m … Continue reading

Shy Yeon Woo Jin and Sparkly Park Hye Soo Charm in New Teasers for Introverted Boss

I’m getting major déjà vu vibes from the previews for Introverted Boss (Sensitive Boss), the upcoming workplace comedy drama on tvN airing on Mon-Tues after Rude Miss Young Ae season 15. It reminds me so much of the mood and … Continue reading

The Leads of Please Come Back Ahjusshi Dive Into Filming After Script Reading and Prayer Ceremony

On paper this drama looks like a stellar arrangement from the leads to the supporting cast, made all the more pressing since there are quite a bit of unknowns on the line. Male lead Rain is making his first television … Continue reading

Rain and Oh Yeon Seo Headline Please Come Back Ahjusshi Without the Usual Loveline

I’m way more interested in upcoming SBS drama Please Come Back Ahjusshi (Please Come Back, Mister) now that the actual character backgrounds have been revealed. It’s starting to sound even more like a 49 Days redux, with dual leads and love … Continue reading

Rain’s Upcoming SBS Drama Finalizes Casting with Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Min Jung, and Kim Soo Ro

I’m so relieved and optimistic about Rain‘s upcoming drama, despite the a bit of casting go-around and plenty of drama name changes. The drama is now called Please Come Back, Ahjussi, after starting off with Goodbye My Beloved One and … Continue reading