Son Ye Jin’s new drama does not seem to be popular with Chinese audiences.
Mid-February is a very exciting time as 3 new TV series gathering a series of famous names, namely “39,” “Forecasting Love and Weather”, “Twenty Five Twenty One”, were all released at the same time. Recently, all three dramas have received scores on the website Douban (a film review site for Chinese audiences) and the scores they received are so surprising.
“Twenty Five Twenty One” by Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk received the highest score with an impressive number of 8.7. This is quite understandable as “Twenty Five Twenty One” exploits the stories of young people and students, which is very suitable for the tastes of the Chinese audience. Besides, the quality of the drama is really good, its rating is also the highest among all 3 dramas.
Song Kang – Park Min Young‘s “Forecasting Love and Weather” received a score of 7.6 – a positive number for a Korean drama. The drama revolves around the life and love of people working at the Korea Meteorological Department.
“39”, starring Son Ye Jin – Jeon Mi Do – Kim Ji Hyun, received a low score of only 6.2 points even though its attraction is currently huge, partly due to the influence of Son Ye Jin’s marriage news. The Chinese audience left a lot of unsatisfied comments with the script, especially the story of Chan Young (Jeon Mi Do), a 39-year-old woman who still loves her married ex-lover. The story that Mi Jo (Son Ye Jin) has a one-night-stand relationship with a man she first met also makes viewers uncomfortable. In general, the Chinese audience is not satisfied with the storyline of “39”.