Actor Lee Dong Wook breaks the rating curse with the second season of “Tale of the Nine Tailed”

“Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” recorded a 7% rating after the first week of airing, breaking Lee Dong Wook’s curse.

Lee Dong Wook is a strange case in the Korean drama scene. He is often famous for his supporting roles, which, sometimes, outshone even the lead actors. However, he never managed to do the same thing with his leading ones. Following his appearance as the Grim Reaper on “Goblin”, the actor starred in a series of dramas but struggled to make it big.


However, the curse clinging to Lee Dong Wook is seemingly wearing off, as “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” starring Lee Dong Wook, has already garnered a 7% viewership rating after the first two episodes. It’s higher than the highest recorded rating for the first season of the series. The rating also tops the weekend drama rankings across pay TV networks.

In the first season, Lee Dong Wook received criticism for taking on a role that had too many similarities to his character on “The Globin”. However, in the second season, Lee Dong Wook showed a major image transformation and greater acting chops. Fans are also hyped by his chemistry with the new co-star, Kim So Yeon.

Lee Dong Wook receives praise for his acting performance after just two episodes of “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938”

His chemistry with Kim So Yeon was insurmountable 

“Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” follows another journey of Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) back in time to save his deceased brother, Lee Rang (Kim Bum).  Lee Yeon believes that, if he can change what happened in 1938, Lee Rang would not have to die in the future. However, no matter what change he makes, the end remains the same.

Source: K14

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