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A K-drama that defied all criticisms to have its ratings doubled and earn more praises

Initially deemed to be cringey with low viewership ratings, this K-drama managed to turn the tables and attracted more and more viewers after every episode. 

Released in April, KBS2’s “Crazy Love” was considered a flop when it first aired. Despite sharing the office romance trope with “A Business Proposal”, “Crazy Love” came under unfavorable reviews for being cringey with one-dimensional characters that were straight out of 2000s melodramas. The chemistry between the two leads, Kim Jae Wook and Krystal Jung, was also said to be bland, forced, and not believable. 

Crazy Love

After the first two episodes that recorded ratings as low as 1.9%, many viewers thought “Crazy Love” would continue to flop. However, things have surprisingly turned around. Compared to the boring episodes 1 and 2, the rest of the series is hilarious, unpredictable, and heart-swooning. The drama has also managed to bring a new wind to cliché scenes, and gradually won over the audience’s hearts. Most noticeable though, was the “ladder kiss” that burst with intense chemistry between Krystal and Jae Wook.

Some comments from netizens:

  • Kim Jae Wook’s kissing skills are out of this world in every drama
  • Since Kim Jae Wook often plays serial killers, I was intimidated by him at first. But he just looks so funny now. 
  • Guys, you just need to get past the first 2 episodes. The loveline is childish yet adorable.
  • You must be blind if you can’t see the chemistry. It’s all over the place

And all these compliments also come alongside remarkable rises in viewership ratings. From 1.9% in episode 2, “Crazy Love” recorded a rating of 4.3% in episode 11. While this number is not overwhelmingly impressive, it is still a great improvement. 

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