The Uncanny Counter 2 Remains Mired in 3-4% Ratings Through Episode 8 as Criticism Focuses on the Overly Cartoonish Execution

tvN weekend drama The Uncanny Counter 2 is only slated for 12-episodes and with this weekend through episode 8 with ratings in the 3-4% range it’s clear this is not the hit the first season was in 2021. The concern that male lead Jo Byung Kyu‘s bullying allegation with its unconclusive resolution would affect the ratings led to the current explanation for the ratings staying stagnant. Reportedly the plot is very childish and cartoonish and is actually the same criticism for the second half of the original drama, when the original screenwriter left and a new come came onboard. But the goodwill built up in the first part of the drama helped carry through to the end for that season but now it’s laid bare as something viewers find unsatisfying to watch. This is even more disappointing for the production as tvN paid extra to snatch it over from OCN and also loaded the second season with tons of recognizable to big name new antagonist roles. After this is Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun itself a second season so we shall have to see if that drama get a different reception.

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K-ent Gripped by Multiple School Era Bullying Accusations Including Jo Byung Gyu, Park Hye Soo, Kim Dong Hee, and Soojin of G-Idle

This may be the next #MeToo movement in South Korean entertainment and the stars in question are all young actors/actresses/singers. Since two weeks ago and growing wider in scope by the day, there has been a series of bullying accusations … Continue reading

Jung So Min Signs on as Jo Byung Kyu’s Leading Lady in Sageuk Drama Tale of Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi

The casting train is moving fast for high flying K-actor Jo Byung Kyu‘s next drama, likely to keep it fresh of mind just off the highly rated recently finished airing OCN drama The Uncanny Counter. His next drama will be … Continue reading