Despite high hopes from both producers and fans, KBS’s newest series “Love Rain,” starring Jang Geun Suk and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, isn’t doing so well with its domestic audience. On March 26, “Love Rain” premiered to low ratings, with only 5.8% (AGB Nielsen). Ratings dropped even further last night, recording 5.2%.
Many critics and netizens began criticizing the producers for focusing too much on selling the series abroad through hallyu actors rather than creating a well-made drama with a strong plot.
Meanwhile, MBC’s “Light and Shadow” recorded its personal high with 23.2%. SBS’s “Fashion King” also saw a slight increase in ratings, achieving 9.6%.