MBC’s new weekend drama “The Flower in Prison,” starring Go Soo and Jin Se Yeon, has shown impressive ratings.

According to viewer ratings research company, Nielsen Korea, “The Flower in Prison” had a very smooth start, recording ratings of 17.3 percent for its first episode.

Programs in the similar time frame, KBS2’s “Five Children” and SBS’s “Mrs. Cop 2,” each recorded 22.5 percent and 9.2 percent respectively.

“The Flower in Prison” is the first project in 15 years for producer Lee Byung Hoon and screenwriter Choi Wan Kyu, the dream team behind “Heo Joon” (1999) and “Sangdo” (2001).

Since the airing of its first episode, viewers responded by saying, “another masterpiece” and, “as expected of Lee Byung Hoon.”

Meanwhile, “The Flower in Prison” is a historical drama that tells the story of Ok Nyeo (played by Jin Se Yeon), who was born in a prison, the protagonist who works to help the people who are wrongly accused in the setting of the Joseon Dynasty’s lawyer system.

Watch the first episode of the drama below!

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