NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

TV Drama "Rondo" Starring Choi Ji-woo Suffers Low Viewer Ratings

2006/02/24 | 532 views | Permalink | Source

TV actress and hallyu star Choi Ji-woo has reportedly been distressed over the low viewer ratings of her TV drama "Rondo", currently being aired in Japan. She is still recognized in Japan as a leading South Korean actress and known as the "queen of tears". But the viewer ratings of Rondo have been on the decline, causing consternation among all the people involved in its production.

Rondo was filmed last year by TBS TV of Japan with a budget of 12 billion won. Even before it was filmed, the drama generated quite a buzz and attracted much public attention both in Japan and South Korea. Many people expected it to be a smash hit when its first episode achieved 20 percent viewer ratings.

But despite its initial success, the viewer ratings of Rondo have been on the decline, currently hovering around the ten-percent level. The drama recorded 15.8 percent during the first week of February (Jan. 30-Feb. 5), but dropped to 14.8 percent during the second week of February (Feb. 6-12), and continued its spiral downward.

Some people attribute the lower ratings of Rondo to its storyline. They say that the drama is too complicated and not very engaging to the audience, adding that the plot is very similar to that of the Hong Kong film "Infernal Affairs", which revolves around a criminal gang.

Meanwhile, Japanese fans who still remember Choi as "Jiwoo Hime", the female lead character of the TV drama "Winter Sonata", are criticizing the drama, saying that although it is interesting, Choi's image in the drama is very different from that in "Winter Sonata".

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • Actor Jang Dong-gun, Other Celebrities to Perform in Los Angeles
    2006/02/24 (Source)
    Celebrities such as top star Jang Dong-gun, film director Kang Je-gyu, and singers Kangta, MC Mong, Epik High and Seo Ji-young, will publicize South Korean pop culture in the United States.

    Popular South Korean celebrities will attend an event entitled "Glimpse of Korea" to be held at Universal S,...

  • Japanese-Born TV Star in 'Reverse Export'
    2006/02/24 (Source)
    The Japanese-born actress "Yoo Min" (27) is preparing for a triumphant return her homeland via the small screen. At a press conference on Thursday, Yuko Fueki, as her birth certificate reads, confirmed she has signed a contract with the influential management company Oscar Pro and is expected to app,...More

  • When Girls Want Sex
    2006/02/24 (Source)
    Women are not that different from men. They feel desire for sex just as much, but they express it in different ways. The Chosun Ilbo asked modern women what turns them on and how to spot the signs.

    The famous line in the film "One Fine Spring Day" is, "Want some ramen before you go? …Why don't yo,...

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations