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Lee Jong-suk’s “Big Mouth”, will it become a big hit for MBC after “The Red Sleeve”?

The rise of “Big Mouth” is unusual.

MBC’s Friday-Saturday drama “Big Mouth” recorded a viewership rating of 8.7% in the metropolitan area and 8.6% nationwide (Nielsen Korea paid households).

“Big Mouth”, which premiered on July 29th and started with a nationwide rating of 6.2%, briefly slowed down to 6.1% in episode 2, but later rose to 7.6% and 8.5%.

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After breaking its own highest ratings successively, it took first place in terms of TV topicality among Friday-Saturday dramas for 2 weeks in a row. (Good Data Corporation)

“Big Mouth” tells the story of an underperforming lawyer who gets caught up in a murder case. In order to survive and protect his family, he digs into a huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes.

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Writers Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon, who wrote big works such as “Empress Ki”, “Giant” and “Vagabond”, participated as creators, raising expectations for the scale even before the drama aired. Another point to watch was the hard-boiled noir directed by Oh Chung-hwan, who completed box office hits such as “Hotel Del Luna”, “Doctors”, “While You Were Sleeping” and “Start-Up”.

“Big Mouth” increased viewers’ immersion level with its development that provoked curiosity.

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The main character Park Chang-ho (Lee Jong-suk) was commissioned by Gucheon Mayor Choi Do-ha (Kim Joo-hun) to defend the murder case at Gucheon Hospital. After getting into a suspicious traffic accident, he was arrested on charges of taking drugs and then imprisoned in Gucheon Prison under the name of Big Mouse, a genius conman. He was on the verge of death several times in prison, but recently he was saved by the sacrifice of Noh Park (Yang Hyung-wook), the head of the room.

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The point to watch is whether Park Chang-ho will escape the trap set by Gong Ji-hoon. So far, Park Chang-ho seems to have been falsely charged, but there is still a possibility that he may be Big Mouse. Finding the real Big Mouse is becoming a big factor that attracts interest.

Lee Jong-suk’s passionate acting also plays a big part. Lee Jong-suk shows various aspects of Park Chang-ho in a short period of time, from the exhausting life of a lawyer who suffers from incompetence and debt, the appearance of being falsely accused and crying out desperately to the appearance of awakening to protect Mi-ho.

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Meanwhile, expectations for the remaining episodes are rising due to the attractive chemistry between Lee Jong-suk, who is easily digesting Park Chang-ho’s spectacular changes, and Im Yoon-ah, who is giving off a new charm by challenging her first noir.

Source: daum

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