Why does ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ maintain rating lead even after the drama’s romance kicked into a high gear?
According to OSEN, the answer is pretty simple. ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ is not a drama that uses hospital to bloom romance between doctors. It is a drama about the growth of doctors. It is also a slice-of-life drama portrays the bitter reality in South Korea through the various medical incidents or the patients coming to Doldam hospital. Taken an example of the recent MERS situation in episode 13 and 14, the drama tries to reflect on the ineffectiveness of response carried on during an outbreak. With this amazing feats, it is to no surprise that, the drama continues to glue its avid viewers and managed to hover around the coveted 20% rating in week 7.
Ratings for Episode 13
AGB: Nationwide: 22.6%, Metropolitan: 24.8%
TNMS: Nationwide: 19.7%, Metropolitan: 24%
Ratings for Episode 14
AGB: Nationwide: 22.9%, Metropolitan: 24.6%
TNMS: Nationwide: 21.6%, Metropolitan: 26%
Rating aside, it is the giddiness of romance that brings smile to many viewers, us included. Watching the recuperated Kang Dong Joo looking so much in love with Yoon Seo Jung bring so many butterflies, and of course smiles. That expression Yoo Yeon Seok has while his character is looking at the love of his live captures hearts, every single time.
Words are incomprehensible the moment Kang Dong Joo and Yoon Seo Jung decided to mutter whatever they have in their hearts at the end of episode 14. I love that the show addresses Seo Jung’s past trauma and while Dong Joo’s persistence might not sit well with some viewers, I am hoping that the show will eventually show how much love is not love without efforts to understand each other and to ease each other’s pain. So let me once again express just how much I love their kiss scene at the end, so passionate with gorgeous lighting in the background. Perfect ending for an amazing drama.
And look at those two beloved actors blushed after filming their kiss scene. So cute!