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4 Korean actors called “rating poison”: Song Kang’s dramas flop despite his popularity, Song Ji Hyo causes the most regret

The following K-Drama actors are not so good at choosing scripts.

Although some talented and professional Korean actors are known to always devote themselves to each role that they play, it seems that luck is not in their favor. Despite their efforts, the dramas that they star in often end up having low ratings, even to the point of becoming a “flop”. Even if a drama does well internationally or is a hot topic on social media, in Korea, viewership rating is still the most important indicator to evaluate the drama’s success.

1. Song Kang

Although international fans always call Song Kang with fancy nicknames such as “international sweetheart”, “Netflix‘s child” as each project he participates in is well-received by foreign viewers, Song Kang seems to have bad luck with Korean TV. In 2021, Song Kang was extremely hard-working when he continuously starred in new dramas. Unfortunately, both “Navillera” and “Nevertheless” failed to achieve good results in terms of rating. Navillera recorded a low viewership rating of 3.014%, while Nevertheless had even worse performance with a rating of 0.994%.

Song Kang
Song Kang
Song Kang
Song Kang
Perhaps Song Kang’s acting is not convincing enough to impress Korean viewers

2. Kim Myung Soo

Kim Myung Soo (or INFINITE’s L) always tries his best to get rid of the prejudice against idol actors in the Korean film and TV industry. However, he lacks the ability in choosing the right scripts. As a result, throughout Kim Myung Soo’s acting career, the public seems to only remember the hit romance drama “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” that he co-starred with Shin Hye Sun and forget about the rest of his works.

Kim Myung Soo
Ms. Hammurabi couldn’t break through with an average rating of 4%
Kim Myung Soo
Meow The Secret Boy is listed among Korean dramas with the lowest rating in history with 0.8%

3. Jo Bo Ah

Jo Bo Ah has been acting for a long time, since the beginning of 2012, yet she is still unpopular with the public. The first drama in which Jo Bo Ah starred, “Surplus Princess,” received a shockingly low rating of 0.590%. Despite the fact that she was coupled with Park Hae Jin in Forest, the drama also had a terrible rating of 5.0%.

Jo Bo Ah
Jo Bo Ah
Jo Bo Ah

4. Song Ji Hyo

Song Ji Hyo is arguably the most unlucky case among these 4 Korean stars. Despite the fact that she once caused crazes with cinema blockbusters such as “A Frozen Flower”, “Intruder”,… it appears that Song Ji Hyo has no charm in the world of Korean dramas. Her most recent dramas, “Emergency Couple,” “Ex Girlfriend Club,” “Lovely Horribly,” and, most recently, “Was It Love?” have all received poor ratings.

Song Ji Hyo
Lovely Horribly is produced by the big station KBS2 but the rating is still at 1%.
Song Ji Hyo
Was It Love? is not much better with an average rating of 1.92%
Song Ji Hyo
While The Witch’s Diner, Song Ji Hyo’s drama that received the most attention, was not shown on television.

Source: K14

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