Yoo Sun and Lee Pil-mo of Sons of Sol Pharmacy
With Brilliant Legacy out of the picture, KBS’s cheery family drama Sons of Sol Pharmacy has reclaimed the top spot as the number 1 weekend drama after ten weeks of being pushed aside by the now-wrapped Brilliant Legacy.
Sol Pharmacy‘s Saturday episode recorded a 26.3% just as its storyline gets more interesting in the Dae-pung and Bok-shil area. On the other hand, a new contender, SBS’s Style, premiered well with a 17.6%. That number made it number 1 in its time slot, and number 2 among the weekend dramas overall.
Note that while Style‘s rating is a comfortable number for a premiere, it’s quite a ways down from its predecessor’s numbers, since Brilliant Legacy wrapped with a 45%. So, it’ll be more interesting to see if Style can keep the momentum going as the story gets kicking. The initial reaction seems to be cautious optimism as the drama gets going with a comic bang; Kim Hye-soo is sleek and stylish as the scary editor boss, while Lee Jia has been criticized (yet again) for her overacting. I’ve seen the first episode, and will probably have more to say once I’ve seen the second.
On the less sunny side, MBC’s Friend, Our Legend is still unable to break out into the double digits and held steady at an 8%; KBS’s Iron Empress has dropped from its earlier highs in the mid-20s and now stands at 13.8% even as the drama has been extended from its initial 50-episode plan.
MBC’s Job Well Done‘s penultimate Saturday episode brought in an 8.3%, and wraps today (Sunday the 2nd). Job Well Done is finishing its somewhat disappointing run ten episodes early; its 50-episode order was cut to 40, citing writer health concerns. SBS’s Can Anyone Love brought in a 14.5%.
Kim Hye-soo leads Style
- Official posters for Style
- Hyun Bin isn’t afraid of the Friend comparisons
- Brilliant Legacy heads the weekend pack
- The Sons of Sol Pharmacy House: Episodes 1-4