Gosh, I was hoping for the recent resurgence in popular buzzy dramas to continue with newcomers keeping the viewership. But alas it does not appear to be the case. Last week KBS premiered Red Single Heart (Bloody Heart) in the Mon-Tues time slot and the ratings for the first week were 6.3% and 6.0% but then this Monday ratings for episode 3 dropped down to 5.3%. The reviews are solid with praise for the good acting of the cast and the beautiful female PD directorial eye, but perhaps it’s just too much on the darker side compared to The Red Sleeve Cuff which had a lot more lightness in the beginning episodes. On the rom-com front, the unexpected success of A Business Proposal for SBS meant that its successor in the same time slot Woori the Virgin was hopeful that it could maintain that momentum. But the first episode got only 4.1% ratings and even more concerning was the lack of online buzz that immediately surrounded A Business Proposal. There is still many episodes left for both dramas but the first traction out of the gate isn’t there so it can hopefully try to make it up on the longer paced run.