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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Saturday Dramas in Nov-Dec 2021 is a Murderers Row of Selection with Now, We are Breaking Up, Jirisan, Happiness, The Red Sleeve Cuff, and Inspector Koo

I remember when Wed-Thurs used to be THE most prestigious nights to air K-dramas and the ones that was used as a marker of high profile popularity. It’s now Saturdays with either bookend on Friday or Sunday. The remainder of … Continue reading

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

Movie Version of The Beauty Inside Director Baek Jong Yeol Criticizes the Poor Directing of PD Lee Eun Bok in tvN Drama Jirisan Before Deleting Instagram Post Hours Later

Oooooh pass me the popcorn now chingus! This is the type of shady beef I love because no harm done and just lots of juicy industry cattiness. Yesterday was the Saturday premiere of tvN action suspense drama Jirisan (Mount Jiri) … 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