Following the wrap of Come Back, Mister (Rain, Oh Yeon Seo), Entertainer (Ji Sung, Hyeri) has started its run as of April 20.
This project was highly anticipated as the follow up to Ji Sung and Hyeri’s hit dramas, Kill Me, Heal Me and Reply 1988 respectively. Unfortunately, the series came out last in its time slot, scoring an average of 6.2 per cent of ratings (AGB Nielsen).
In the same time slot, Descendants of the Sun’s (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo) special episode led the pack with 17.7 per cent ratings, whereas Goodbye Mr. Black (Lee Jin Wook, Moon Chae Young) rounded up the three major networks’ dramas with an 8.1 per cent rating.
While the majority of the episode was dominated by Ji Sung’s screen time, viewers were quick to point out that the story seemed predictable and boring, whereas others commented that Hyeri’s lack of experience has caused her to not be able to fill her leading lady role well.
With a 17-year age gap between the two leads, it remains to be seen if they will be able to convincingly portray their romance in the series, in addition to living up to the mammoth expectations placed on their pair to make their current project as big as a success as their previous works.
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