New set of Paradise Ranch posters
Paradise Ranch has released a couple new photos for the drama, which will be halfway through its 16-episode run with this week’s episodes.
The first shows a kiss between Changmin and Lee Yeon-hee; if you’ve seen the series, you’ll recognize the scene from their ill-fated young marriage. (The couple divorces within six months and then meets again six years later.)
The second poster takes a cowboy theme and also includes Joo Sang-wook, who seems weirdly cast as he comes off as a full decade older than the rest, making his presence incongruous with the others. But this poster isn’t so much real Wild West cowboy so much as it is amusement-park-ride-themed cowboy, with the over-the-top costumes and toy props.
The drama has been performing about as well as expected, which is to say not very well, though not quite in bomb territory either — firmly in the 6% to 8% range. It’s about par for the course for this SBS Monday-Tuesday timeslot, though a bit lower than its predecessors by a percentage point or two and still trailing its competitors, who air news in that hour.
I’ve gotten numerous requests (and some demands) for more Paradise Ranch recaps, but I have to tell you that they’re not going to be forthcoming. And, given that I find the show awkward and a little bit insipid, you probably don’t want me recapping them anyway. It’s not as horrible a mess as I was expecting, but there’s just no pull there; I don’t get any captivating energy or emotional tug from it. Sorry to say.
Via TV Report