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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The Full Cast Returns for Season 2 of The Uncanny Counter with Move From OCN to tvN this July 2023

The original The Uncanny Counter was the unexpected ratings hit in late 2020 marking one of smaller cable network OCN‘s biggest wins. It was scheduled for a season 2 right away but then got delayed after male lead Jo Byung … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil Takes Home the Daesang at the 2022 SBS Year End Drama Awards as All Major Hit Drama Leads Win Other Prizes

A lot of Year End Awards thunder was stolen thanks to MBC doing theirs the night before and Lee Jong Seok winning the Daesang where he thanked a special someone who turned out to be real life girlfriend IU. Like, … Continue reading

K-netizens Disagree for Why Today’s Webtoon Has Low Ratings, Not Due to K-audience not Liking J-dorama Style But Because This Version Isn’t as Good as the Original

The currently airing SBS Fri-Sat drama Today’s Webtoon is now officially the lowest rated drama in the network time slot for 2022, with the low of 1.5% and the high of 4.1% when it premiered. It’s averaging in the 2% … Continue reading

Fri-Sat Dramas Premiere New Competition with MBC Legal Thriller Big Mouth and SBS Workplace Comedy Tomorrow’s Webtoon

I feel bad for these two dramas which actually both look good and create counter programming so something for different tastes. But with Wed-Thurs drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo dominating across the board in buzz it almost feels like these two … Continue reading

Kim Se Jung Beams on the Set of Today’s Webtoon After Getting Coffee Truck Support from Veteran Grandpa Lee Deok Hwa with Call Out to A Business Proposal

Holy heck this is too cute not to share. K-actress Kim Se Jung rolled from A Business Proposal right into filming her next drama Today’s Webtoon before she can even fully bask in the success of that unexpectedly delightful rom-com … Continue reading

SBS Confirms K-drama Today’s Webtoon with Kim Se Jung, Daniel Choi, and Nam Yoon Soo for July 2022 Fri-Sat Time Slot

It’s strike while the iron’s hot and buzzy young leading lady Kim Se Jung is already filming her next drama after the surprise rom-com hit A Business Proposal. She’s sticking with SBS as well which has confirmed the airing of … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses How Currently Popular Stars are Doing Back-to-Back Dramas Including Ahn Hyo Seob, Lee Se Young, Song Kang, and Kim Se Jung

I knew it wasn’t just me that so many articles I write in the last year or so keep including the same stars frequently. A recent K-ent post (article click here) discusses what is going on right now – there … Continue reading

Episode 12 Wraps Up A Business Proposal with a Happy Bow as the Drama Reinvigorates that Satisfying of a Simple But Well-done Rom-com

Against all odds, SBS Mon-Tues drama A Business Proposal has been the shining-est student on the block for 2022 dramas so far. Contentious casting choices, terribly flat drama posters, all of it was just pre-premiere detritus now as the actual … Continue reading