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Playful Kiss makes a dismal premiere (ouch!)

OUCHHHHH. Even for those who don’t put much stock in drama ratings, this has to hurt: Playful Kiss premiered today with a painfully low rating, 3.5%. That’s even lower than the flop it replaced, Road No. 1, which ended on an already low 5.3%.

Unsurprisingly, competitor KBS Baker King Kim Tak-gu held a distant lead with 44%. SBS’s My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho stayed in second place with an 11.9%.

As in any discussion of ratings, please note that I make no judgments on quality of content. I’m still eager to dive in and watch the drama, and my anticipation of its story and appeal remain undiminished. It’s just that, 3.5%, well… that’s harsh, man. I wonder if rerun numbers on the weekend will be appreciably better.

To be honest, I was expecting Kiss to premiere in third place, but I thought it would be a lot closer than that. Perhaps idol power is not what it once was — or maybe it never had quite the pull that the media hyped it to have, with similarly low numbers for the anticipated Sungkyunkwan Scandal (6.3%) on Monday.

(I know you’re probably eager to talk about the episode, so can I just ask that you keep the BIG spoilers out of it? I’m looking forward to watching the premiere and would love to let plot surprises have their intended effect.)

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I knew it, but I'll still watch

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yeah its that kind of drama.we already know the story they shouldnt have released the extended preview tho.but the girl overacted ..........KHJ well its atleast better than BOF orange hair and all ........

DIRECTOR PLEASE GET OUT OF GOONG AND MAKE SUMTHIN ORIGINAL WITHOUT TEDDYBEARS

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Goong! I kept thinking of that while watching the first ep! The girl, and the teddy bears.. oh, but I like it. Its light teen kdrama, exactly what I expected ^^

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what is wrong using the bears, it is just bears, it is not like the main plot. lol And plus the director from Goong is the same, that is why the bears! lol
Btw, it wasn't just the actress who overacted, to tell the truth everyone overacted, I think that will be like that the style of the drama, they 'overact' to make it more funny, but for me they are trying to make the drama much 'fantasy like' and much 'cute' like, and I didn't liked the 'cute' music they use all the time when the characters make a move... is just o__o But still I liked her acting... ^^ and lol I laughed at some parts.

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i agree! by the end of the first episode with the bears posing with each other, i was like this is ridiculous and my sister thought it was cute and i was so annoyed by it. you dont see the hong sisters making gumiho like my girl (like the old competition between goong and my girl)

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agreed with the teddybear thing that's totally Goong...

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OMG!! what a bad rating. i think viewers want to watch dis drama but since they are hooked with baker kim takgu and my gf is gumiho which are really fascinating drama with a good storyline. other than that mebi this is a remake drama so viewer already know its storyline a bit. so PK will become their third choice. Kim takgu now are leads to the climax so viewer doesn't want to miss it out bcos they had patiently watch it since episode 1. but i believe the viewer will see PK by the internet. i'm one of them.i believe PK will be the most down loaded and commented drama in 2010 :)

for KHJ~
Trusting God won’t make the mountain smaller but it will
make climbing easier. Hope you will be able to climb all
your mountains always.Gud luck PK

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What the....? *SHOCK* Utter O_O

I don't recall seeing a number quite that low (even Hero, Heading to the Ground, et. al. were a few points higher).

I'm sad. :-(

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I know, it's one of the lowest numbers I've seen in recent memory. The last one I can recall dipping that low is Mixed-up Investigative Agency (which was GREAT!), but they always knew that drama would get poor ratings. It's quite a blow to this one.

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OMG
but if cassiopeia cant pull in a decent number for micky yoochun i guess SS501 leader shouldnt expect anything better
but are you absolutely sure?
SERIOUSLY???????
but this is sooo popular already on viikii
more than 1000 subscribers before it even started
....are you sure its not 35%
STILL IN DENIAL
aaargh

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well..ive seen mostly dramas are more popluar with people watching online from different countries...the rating was just in korea...guess people didnt like the idea too much..

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KBS2′s Sa Yug Shin got a Record low of 1.9% on its 21st Episode,Anyways,Who will watch this series,Most of its actors were from North Korea.

Plus most KBS2 Dramas in 2007 got a Dismal 3% ratings on one of its Episodes.

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Mixed up investigative agency was indeed awesome! :D

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Yeah, I'm surprised, too ! Granted the circumstances for a premiere wasn't great (tough competition), but that low ??!!

It is sad.

Is it possible to pick it up along the way ? Even if the drama turns out to be good, it would still be tough, huh ?

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KBS2's Sa Yug Shin got a Record low of 1.9% on its 21st Episode,Anyways,Who will watch this series,Most of its actors were from North Korea.

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Honestly, no surprise there... The lead actress is ugly, and the lead actor is too old for that role......

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I think it's pretty harsh to call her ugly. She isn't the typical pretty face that Koreans like, but the role is about a plain girl who gets the guy of her dreams.

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But... she's GORGEOUS! Look at her!

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I agree I think she's adorable in the role and has quite an alluring face, the type that gets prettier and prettier the more you look at her.

I haven't seen the Japanese version but I much prefer JSM to Ariel Lin's character in the Taiwan version. At least here I can see how the main guy will eventually fall for her. Couldn't for the life of me see that in the other version IMO.

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The lead actress reminds me of YEH in her earlier work, Goong. Their character and facial expressions are pretty identical. She may not be typically pretty but I think she is super cute and adorable. I am not expecting much from the the lead actor though. His previous work was very very flat so I am not expecting much out of him.

Idols are not actors. They want to be actors. Not all have that screen presence and natural acting appeal. Only a certain few have that talent.

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I agree that she is very pretty! and you couldn't have said it better. the more i look at her, the more beautiful she becomes. I hope she does well in Playful Kiss!

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It is harsh to say she is ugly.. How beautiful are you??!
I think she presented her role well up to this point...

Remind me a lot of YEH in Goong... Anyway the drama is produced by the same company and director of Goong....

I think ppl dont have much participation toward KHJ's acting... I meant he could have improved but it is still to early for him to go back with a drama..

The hype for MGIGMH is different.. LSG & ShinAh are loved by ppl.. And their acting are solid up to some points while other idols are still questionable... Storyline is another contributed factor.... Hong sisters hardly fail to pull an interesting plots...

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Ok, I'm not going to make a judgment call on anyone calling someone "ugly" because I know I do it myself, if not aloud, at least in my head. But it still surprises me that anyone would consider JSM to be ugly. In fact, I've often heard the exact opposite... that she was too pretty for this role.

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Wow is kimkim your real name?

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Haha, no, Kim's just my last name. I was in a hurry to come up with a name for the use of commenting here, and I did what required the least amount of imagination... just doubled it.

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Why call the lead actress "ugly"?? Is it because she is kissing your fave idol??? She is actually pretty and cute.
In fact, I've decided to watch this drama because of her...she seems one to look out for in the future.

He on the other hand, is neither a good actor(not even close) nor a good singer. This guy is getting by on looks(which is sad,imo).

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Really I don't see anything epecial in him.. the looks, come on he isn't handsome, seems like a zoombie, his eyes.. even his eyes aren't pretty, when he smile is cute but seems so fake... I don't like him at All....

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dude she is incredibly pretty! and most importantly doesnt look plastic!
sure she has the YEH teeth but this what normal pretty humans look like without surgical enhancement (usually )

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Wow.... I guess we all have different standards...

However, after watching J-version and TW-version, I did expect something different and fresh from K-version.. And unfortunately I didn't find it and the first episode was boring..........

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i agree with yu, i also found the 1st ep. boring..hope it gets better on the next couple of eps, or else i am simply going to drop it!!..plu sidk but everytime i see the lead actress all i can think about is, Gun.Shot.Bad Guy.:S

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To be honest, I didn't even like the first episode of the TW-version. I don't know why but I almost never like first episodes of dramas.

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Totally agree with you. The episode was really boring to watch. There seems to be a lack of chemistry within the cast. Even the mum and dad also felt flat to me.

Perhaps I need to give this drama more time....

I hope the director doesn't continue with the goong style of teddy bears (its lame). And I manage to spot some Skip Beat references inside (is it just me?? Possibly)

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LOL where did you see skipbeat references??

and yes i totally agree ): i found the episode boring (especially the fantasy montage in the beginning.. i mean.. like seriously?? 4 or 5 minutes were spent on that opening -__-; what a lackluster way to begin an episode) i was expecting more, but maybe it's also because i saw that long preview, which pretty much told the whole story.

and yeah i agree with the goong style teddy bears. i know he's the director of goong and this is a teen drama, etc etc but it actually fit in the case of goong because the teddy bear Alfred was something important to Shin. adding it at the end just seems random and unnecessary.

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That''s a bit harsh to say she's ugly. A newbie yes, but unfortunately, the drama doesn'tt stand a chance against the competition which have already built a solid audience.

Maybe another time, when other dramas suck, they may have had a better chance finding their audience.

As for me, the story simply didn't appeal to me. Besides, I love Baking King and am sort of watching My Girlfirend.

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And this is why theirs so many plastic surgeries these days. Even if you think she's ugly, why does that matter? It's a drama.

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Can only pretty people be seen on screen?
How shallow can fans be!

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the lead actor is ugly.

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Calling the lead actress ugly is completely uncalled for, so is calling the lead actor ugly (for others who said this). Who are you calling someone ugly, I don't care if she is not of your taste, you have no right to call anyone ugly for any reason in terms of their looks.

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shut up.

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so you want me to shut up because I find it wrong to call someone ugly just because they don't fit your standard of beauty. And not only that, to say that a show would fail because this said person isn't what you think should look like, nice, real mature.

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I agree that in many k-dramas the leading actresses are ugly. But in this case, you couldn't be more wrong. The girl is really pretty, even compared to a non-asian girl. As for the leading man, even though he is too old to be a high-school student, he doesn't show his real age. Maybe is because of the clothes, I don't know. I think KHJ is very suited for the role, he gives off that arrogant air of irie naoki really well. Although I still believe that Lee Min Ho would've been a better choice.

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Again, who are you to call lead actresses ugly?

And you realize how bad it sounds when you say she's pretty 'even compared to non asian girls'. Are you saying that non-asian girls are prettier than asian girls?

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The story is supposed to be about this plain girl who gets the popular/smartest guy in school, who is supposed to be way out of her league.
I think JSM is very cute and adorable, she is supposed to be a high school girl! I don't think she's ugly. Instead, I like that she isn't plastic or overly made up, she looks the part of a regular high school girl.

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awwwwwwwwwwww. what to do?

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Wowww.... That is LOW .. I can't believe it!

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i just watched the first 15 min... it's somewhat good but i think it wont appeal the viewers beacuse it's more like for the highschoolers or even middleschoolers..

But it is good so far.. :)

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Yeah, the first episode (or the 5 min I watched before it was prohibited to subbers only) made it seem more for younger teens and even pre-teens. Which makes me sad because I was hoping that this would improve on the Taiwanese version, and make the characters likeable and this story for people of all ages.

I'm hoping this improve through the episodes but I feel it's a long shot.

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It's only the first episode. There are more to follow.

I'm confident that it will rise to the challenge.

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Does this show have a repeat time slot? Maybe people are waiting to watch it later.

I bet young people like watching things online so (well, I do)

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i am shocked. i thought it would be higher because of the hype but wow. i'll still watch the first episodes to see how good it is and then understand why the ratings are so poor. dont want to sound rude, but at least gumiho is still hanging in there. hoi-hoi!

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daaannng

honestly i expected it to be in the 10s
hyunjoong is really really popular

but wow what happened???

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ppl are watching it online.

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gumiho

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for the win!

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yeah
after Baker King, Playful Kiss still wouldnt triumph against Gumiho.

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true that.

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is baker kim tak goo that good? i tried to watch the 1st couple of episodes, but i had so many disagreement with the story. i hate how bias th grandma & president is. ugh!

playful kiss.. hm, it sounds interesting & enjoyable drama. but i have too many in the list. but i'll try it later.

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It's not GOOD so much as it's a makjang drama. They have a tendency to suck people in even if they hate the plot. (Guilty here. :P)

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Yeah I am one of those who got sucked in and I don't like the story that much. The rookie actors arent that good,the older actors are excellent,the episodes are paced well,no draggy bits.The story is the usual love,betrayal ,jealousy,struggle for power,going against all odds type.

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Eugene is way too old for her role, though, and it really bothers me. She just..doesn't match with the two main guys. :/ (I like Eugene, really, just not here.)

One good thing about the show is the food porn, though. I don't think I've ever baked as much bread in my life as I have since starting this show. It's addictive, man. :D

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Thats the reason why i gived a try on baker king, the food porn! i am one of baker maniac too. everytime i saw something on tv, i started to try baking it. and u have no idea how much i baked after watching antique bakery. :D

will probably give it another try on this drama.

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Same here! We've seen this story lots of times before, but hey, it's still as addictive as the first time :P I can even say that I absolutely hate Tak Gu's acting, heh, and I still root for the guy (after a first crush with his evil bro).

If you take it for what it is (makjang drama), it's good. Furthermore, among its genre, it quite shines a bit more (it's far more funny than others I've seen).

Regarding PK, OUCH, that must've hurt. Not that I care that much, though. While it seemed fun (that's the reason I'll surely check it out), I don't find the dumb girl-great guy dinamics appealing.

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My family is watching Tak Goo, but even as we're watching it, we complain about how this drama does not merit the high ratings that it's been receiving. (I know I sound like a hypocrite b/c I still watch it, but my reasoning is that I watch it online and so don't contribute to the tv rating).

I'm not against makjang dramas (I agree they can be addicting), but as far as makjangs are considered, I think Tak Goo is even of a lower quality within that genre. The main actors are seriously BAD, the characters are inconsistent, and the story line feels forced.

It honestly upsets me that this drama is doing so well because it means that networks will continue to make more dramas with this formula as it "worked." Errrrg.

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ughhhhh..sux...looks like the mbc wed-thurs time curse or wateva bit the drama in the ass.....hope its still good though cuz i dnt think ratings say too much on the quality bt i wonder hw well it will do overall...i dont thik we're gonna aee any major ratings jump at least not unitl BKTG ends...overall this is gonna affect mbc badly with the strike and everything

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^^also if ratings dont improve they might cut down the episodes I__I

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I guess " Playful Kiss" premiered at the wrong time, wrong day and wrong place....... it is that simple.

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well, wrong timing is a problem, but this rating is just bad.

Even during Iris big broadcast ratings, other small drama such as You're Beautiful managed to get passable ratings.

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WOW! what a shocker. i thought hella people would anticipate and watch it but a 3.5%%%%%%%%% OH EM GEE.

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WHAT?? But the combined power of the famous source material, Kim Hyun Joong's fangirls, and the super-cute promo pics and lead actress!!??

I'm really confused...and disappointed. Personal Taste, which was thoroughly mediocre, got 12% ratings, I expected at least as much with Playful Kiss:(:(

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wow, i am really shock! Personally I am not that interested in Playful Kiss but I thought it would be a popular fan drama like Boys before flower. The first episode is actually pretty cute, well lack originality that I can understand the main point without english sub( and I dont know korean). Hope the rate will raise.

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It is sooooo much like Goong!
More that it should be! Like even the bears at then!!! Whyyyy!!

Female lead was better formulated in J-drama, anime and in ISWAK. This K-version is...... like Goong!!!

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watching the previews I totally got a Goong vibe, which didn't do much for me since Goong was a hot mess.

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goong,a mess?!! Don't think so.

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it was.. towards the end.

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did we watch the same Goong then? lol, but I agree with Rianna, the real mess was at the end, although I had other issues with it.

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Clearly the Baker King audience weren't switching teams so only a fraction of the Miho watchers did.

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Now that you mention that, it makes sense. I expected tons of teens to watch this but if their house has only one TV (which is what I expect is the norm in Korea), mom and dad are going to overrule any teen's vote.

How exactly are the ratings measured?

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its the MBC Wed-Thurs curse rearing its ugly head.

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ah hahaha! yes!

Yeah, I'm the devil but I don't care. Kim Hyun Joong is one of the most overrated "actors" of his time. I can't even properly call him an actor because he really isn't. He's just another talentless shiny faced idol. I think he's one of the worst offenses within the category of idol turned "actors"

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i absolutely agree with you. wasn't a fan when he was in BOF/BFF and definitely not a fan now.

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yes! preach it like it is!

i hope this drama's bad ratings will discourage kim hyun joong from acting in any other dramas in the future, he has a nice face (minus the uneven nostrils) but cannot act for his life!!!

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OHMYGOSH, I KNOW HIS NOSE BOTHERS ME, TOO!
Actually, his whole face.

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Agreed.
His performance in Boys Over Flower was so dull and bland. He brings no energy to the screen, and he only relies on his "good looks" which is also questionable.
Overall, it hurt my eyes watching him.

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i think is his cold/cool expression. It is still pretty similar to BOF. I dont think he try hard enough to fill the role. Well he is new to acting so i am not anti against him is just i dont think he should take this role, or should i say he is not ready yet.

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dont say that......when you read his past life story ....you will know it......he came to this industry just for being a guitarist..but KBS pick him and put him to SS501 as a leader and.....day by day....suddently he became famous! and because of his faith and luck ...he in this drama tooo!.........just give him a chance.....

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Sadly, I have to agree on his "acting" skills. Hanazawa Rui was my absolute favorite character in Hana Yori Dango and Kim Hyun Joong made watching the Rui parts in BOF/BFF unbearable for me. Luckily, Lee Min Ho and Kim Bum kept the drama floating with their charm and acting skills.

I don't expect spectacular acting from idols, though some are just amazing, but I do expect some level of skill if you plan to call yourself an actor.

That aside, he does look handsome.

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Sorry but I dont think we should even call KHJ an actor... because he's not cut out to be one at the moment. Maybe he will get better if he goes to acting school.

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Awww... that's sad! I hope it picks up on the next episode.

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Well... that's unreasonably low indeed. Although the Gumiho Girlfriend is more appealing to me I was expecting a lot better ratings for Playfull Kiss. I guess bad timing, I suppose they should of filled the spot till the end of Baker King with some special drama, cuz now they don't have any room for competing, I'll be expecting episode 7's ratings to go sky high...

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I personally think the low ratings are somewhat understandable? Despite the vivid colouring and Jung So Min's good portrayal of the character, Playful Kiss was kind of slow in my opinion - slower than the Taiwanese version, which I thought was nearly going at a turtle's pace at times! Then again, 3.5% does seem too low..

Or maybe remembering what Jung So Min did to Kim Nam Gil at the end of Bad Guy is affecting my opinion of Playful Kiss T^T..

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This is exactly why im not watching it...she killed my baby and i cant forgive her for that so yeah i hope her show bombs!!!

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This really isn't Itazura na Kiss. It is a Korean version and they made sure everyone knew it from the beginning. I expect the ratings to stay low. Word of mouth shall spread to those that liked the original concepts and saw them abandoned. Also Atlas had an easier time of it... I feel for Jung So-min caring this drama. It is a heavy load.

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OMG..Maybe koreans are sick with idols turning actors??

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oh god, if only that were true!

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now if only they'll get sick of idols as singers :D

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It's like Goong coz both have the same Producer...

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I watched the 1st episode of Playful Kiss last night and I have to admit it was not a good watch. I expected way more and it dragged.
There were many aspects that I didn't like (The two main leads acting was not one) but one in particular I grew to hate so much after the first 2 minutes and If you've seen the start you'll most likely know what bothered me, it's a really annoying occurring theme in the first 30-40mins.
I think Baker King and Gumiho (I should have watched that instead!) for me are much stronger in acting and overall have delivered their intended plot well.
I'll give playful Kiss a miss 3.5 is a harsh rating but it really wasn't a satisfying watch so it kind of reflected the kind of rating I as a viewer would give it.

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OMG. The beginning was 5 minutes long but throughout it I was like. . . hurry hurry hurry up and get on with it! >.>

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I know me too... I was like enough already!

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yep. way tooo long for something irrelevant. same for the ballet thing too.

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Wait...maybe the strike has something to do with it. People don't want to get invested in a drama which only has 5 episodes filmed and which has halted filming due to the strike. That makes sense no?

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But if that were the case, MGIAG should have taken a bigger hit, because they're filming the week before they air - if the strike hits, Playful Kiss will have maybe two weeks of material left to air, and MGIAG will have at most one.

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maybe the explanation is similar to the one in yab...students (the most interested in these kind of stories)...are having a hard studying for exams ....well i don't care that much about this drama i love iswak...the only one i like here is the female lead...i hope gumiho wins or at least keeps its second place...eventhough 3,5!!!... that's so low

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I haven't watched it yet,but I don't know why that I have this sort of feeling that Kim Tak Gu and MGIAG's viewers has their own loyalty..that's why the rating for PK is low..beside that,actually I'm really addicted to MGIAG because it's a fresh story and the actors and actresses really play well,but I don't want to judge Kim Tak Gu either,that's why yesterday I tried to watch it too,and it is a good drama indeed.So,it's no surprise if PK can't/ hard to challenge the other two dramas because honestly MGIAG and Kim Tak Gu is indeed really good.It's not that I say PK is bad...

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i feel bad for playful kiss~ i think they choose the wrong time and day for this drama to air..baker king is seriously sucking more viewers especially with a only few episodes left~

but i'm still interested to watch playful kiss~ adored the anime..hoho

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i think its prob coz the taiwanese version wasn't that great, so ppl my have reasons to avoid it.i don't really like the story line but the actors a cute in the taiwanese version. Hope they get a better rating for the next episodes. i think the korean pairing is cute, the male lead aint that old considering how the "taiwanese male lead" was old too.

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I just want to say that the Taiwanese version was very good so everyone will try to compare the two versions. I personally disliked Ariel before watching the T version but her acting is exceptional and Joe did a good job too in portraying his character. If you read my comment 28 above and watch the first ep in depth you'll understand how it got such a low rating, not even making it to third for that time slot. It's the interpretation of a good storyline that got lost in the k version.

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The Taiwanese version was younger than KHJ when he acted the series in 2005 - 22 years old to be exact while KHJ is 23.

If Taiwanese ver is not so good, how come it's rating was one of the highest and they even did a part 2 of the series. Your statemnt doesn't make sense.

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I LOVED the Taiwanese version, and even though it had its flaws, the acting and chemistry of the two leads, as well as the script, were phenomenal. Ariel Lin made a character that I should have hated into one that I not only tolerated but loved. The Korean version so far hasn't grabbed me... I found the first episode boring and not just because I knew what was going to happen.

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Who told you that the taiwanese version is not good? have you watched it already? I agree with crysalide if the taiwanese version is not good how come there is a part 2? before you make any statement try to research first.

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I didn't like the T version, either. I liked Jiro, but that's as far as I got. I even watched it for Joe, 'cause I liked him in The Rose. I don't care if they made a second season, I still didn't like it.

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WOW! that is realLy low. I expect that it will come in 3rd place but never hit 3.5% only!I hope it will pick its ratings soon! I thought the KHJ would pick up some of the ratings but I guess BOF fan craze is already over! I dont mind the famale lead but I guess she's a newbie. Sad but will still wait for recaps and will watch the drama.

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Kim Hyun Joong was as stiff as ever in the first episode, then again he didn't have that many scenes and his acting does seem to look better in the preview for episode 2, but who knows really...

I didnt like episode 1 much though, probably because I'm tired of this particular storyline having already watched the taiwanese adaption and some of the anime. It might get better once the drama starts to differientiate itself, so I'm still sticking with it for now.

What a suprise to hear that it got such low ratings!

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definitely agree with you. There are no power idol in korea for drama. This drama has ( taiwan and korea ) are overrated. Joe cheng and kim hyun joong both are similar. Sorry being mean, but just shocked when joe cheng was called 'rain from taiwan '.
He can't sing, dance and his acting is mediocre beh.
Another failure is heading to the ground. I couldn't help to laugh when DBSK delusional fans * ( i'am realistic DBSK fans hehe ) said imposible this drama get 5 percent rating, they said at least this drama should get 20 percent because DBSK has a major fans base in korea. Sorry being idol can't guaranted rating.

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Isn't it nice to know that people aren't that dumb?

It was incredibly slow. I had to fast forward the first 3-5 minutes! I just stopped watching midway.

JSM is adorable, though. I didn't watch Bad Guy. Javabeans gave me my first impression of the actress, which has been confirmed in the trailers. I don't think it's her fault at all. I do feel very badly for the actors, especially when I don't think it's their fault.

Haven't we seen that bad girl character somewhere? Playing a similar role?

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I think the ratings will go higher but ppl have to understand that it wont be as big as BOF things changed I dont think koreans are crazy about idol dramas anymore so they should stop doing those manga adaptaion and idol casting and start doing something that is meaningfull and worth watching

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I enjoyed some parts of the drama but honestly speaking I don't think they should have released so many long previews. There was nothing new to watch and I already knew what was going to happen. [I know I should have been patient and not spoil anything for myself but I did. I dunno if this happen to a lot of people.] But maybe they should have kept the previews short so more people would have been interested in watching the first episode.

I really hope the ratings improve next week though. I have never watch its Japanese or Taiwanese counterparts so it is all new to me.

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God, that's dismal. I somewhat dislike the manga but decided to check it out anyways and just finished watching the first episode. It was all right. It's only the first episode, so we really can't tell yet but I have to admit it didn't hold my attention all the way through. I feel bad for the show. Hope things start looking up a bit.

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That's weird. I really would've thought that considering the Itazura na Kiss fanbase it would've pulled in higher ratings. I also didn't expect it to have really high ratings its first episode, but 3.5%...hmm. I've only watched a little of the first episode myself so I can't exactly give a good opinion, but it looks somewhat promising. It still has a chance to rise.

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My guess is, the highschoolers either hv exams, tune in to Gumiho or they TV's are controlled by their parents who are totally into Kim Tak Gu! oooh slash the two option and yeah I think it's because of who's controlling he switch.

Reruns will show the true colors. Unless it's the same slot with Gumiho's rerun.... XP

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in my case simply i didn't watch the drama ,yet ? but is an already know plot ,i am reading the manga of itazura na kiss and is really a funny and interesting story ,in my opinion one of the best ,but many people aren't excited about a remake when is a good but already know story ,with mant versions like former dramas and an anime ,that against 2 other good dramas like kim tak goo and my girlfriend is a gumiho ,but the appeal of be new

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5 minutes in so I cannot say much other than the initial 'Aw, this is adorable' but something has struck me... has anyone else noticed that in Kdramas the quirky cute girl's hair is always in a side bun? I can think of at least 3 trendy dramas right off the top of my head that does this.

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Wow, that certainly isn't a good start.

In terms of competition, right after Takgu comes in Rain right? So Playful Kiss definitely has a steep hill to climb.

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Yes. It's gonna be tough for them.

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road number 1 i feel bad about since they spent so much

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feels sad for them :( hopefully the rating will pick up after a few episodes...

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When I saw the preview. I didn't see any chemistry between the main leads. It's just soooooo stereotypical. Btw the main guy makes me vomit in my mouth. Not that handsome and kind of girly.

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wow. Now THAT's harsh.

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thats kinda harsh....

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Could the recent strike have affected this outcome?
As far a I know Playful Kiss has been higly anticipated.. where did all the viewers go?

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its just that the netizens and fangirls are over-hyped with this drama..its nothing of course compared to the real time audience..and Tak goo is too good to be slashed by this petty storyline..but i'm pretty sure that this drama will have a strong online fanbase...
just an opinion..i think an idol-turned actor drama should be an online drama instead of TV drama first..before they gamble and overly-emphasized how fun is the drama before it is being aired by TV..
look at baker king, there nothing much about the promotion and so called media attention but it can pull out an excellent rating...

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ooo yiikes! That's harsh. I did catch the first episode but it is pretty slow I'll have to admit. Still since it's a repeat of the taiwanese/anime/manga versions, I doubt people are as excited to watch it. You know the ending...so that sort of kills it. The female lead looks exactly like YEH from Goong...even her style of dressing is the same! Hope the director is not trying to milk the resemblance for all it's worth!

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oh and the one thing that kept running through my mind as I watched the episode was..mann Lee MinHo would have been so awesome in this..sighh but I'll take KHJ. Fingers crossed for the next episode to be better.

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Lol that's exactly what I thought too :) Even her hairstyle is similar to Eun Hye in Goong. I know it's totally off subject, but I hope to see YEH in a new drama soon now that she has dropped off of ''Love Song'':)

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wow, really, she's dropped Tian Mi Mi? what happened to Park Yong-ha was really sad too.

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Yes, she did indeed. It seems like the production compagny couldn't find a male lead replacement and I totally understand her decision. However, there wasn't any official statement about her leaving the drama, because they are still desperately trying to convince her otherwise.

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I'm watching the first episode. . .and not gunna lie. . .the opening didn't really pull me in. I think the main girl is cute and her acting is all right.

BUT. KHJ. I'm having a hard time watching him in this. >.<

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