With the rise of ‘I Miss You’ on Wed-Thurs primetime drama time, the similarities between the two leading men has been noted by the netizens.
While the ending of the drama ‘Nice Guy’ has sent its follow-up ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ to the top with 13.2% ratings, ‘Nice Guy’ is in hot pursuit with the latest ratings showing 11% ratings.
This ascent of ‘I Miss You’ has also been noted for its similarities with the ascent of ‘Nice Guy’.
Firstly, the two dramas are staying true to their titles. With the rise in popularity of the drama ‘Nice Guy’, Song Joong-ki has become the nation’s ‘Nice Guy’. With the 5th episode of the ‘I Miss You’, and the emergence of the adult actors, the drama has sent the fans chanting ‘I Miss You’. The appearance of the adult actors jumped the ratings up to 11%, while the previous ratings hovered around 6~7%.
The two leading men, on their breakthrough ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ of 2010, had both appeared in a bright and light teen historical-romance. Their appearance in 2012 in a heavy and tragic revenge dramas are also a similarity between them.
‘Nice Guy’ began with a premise of a revenge and a false love, blossoming into a full one, while ‘I Miss You’ ground out a desperate storyline with bullying, rape, kidnapping, and attempted murder from the very beginning.
Whether Park Yoochun can capitalize on his similarities with Song Joong-ki’s ascent to the top of the primetime drama scene is to be expected.
[INFO] K-Netizens’ Responses
1. [+213, -36] I saw Nice Guy until the last episode and now I’ve started I Miss You. Both dramas seriously have the best visuals ㅋㅋ They’re all great at acting as well. I was a bit worried about Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye but was pleasantly surprised to see them do well ㅋㅋㅋ Yoon Eun Hye’s crying scene in the bath tub was seriously the best…!!!
2. [+202, -29] They’re both from Sungkyunkwan Scandal!!! I’m glad that the two friends are doing well, I hope they keep it up!!
3. [+187, -24] They’re both handsome in that they look so innocent