‘Beauty and the Pure Man’ highest viewership rating of 21.8%
‘Beauty and the Pure Man’ highest viewership rating of 21.8%
The rise of ‘Beauty and the Pure Man’ is unusual.

In the 17th and 18th episodes of KBS 2TV's weekend drama 'Beauty and the Pure Man' (written by Kim Sa-kyung/directed by Hong Seok-gu and Hong Eun-mi/produced by Rae Mong-rae-in), which aired at 7:55 pm on the 18th (Sat) and 19th (Sun), memory and An exciting development unfolded as Park Do-ra (played by Im Soo-hyang), who lost her face and started a new life as 'Kim Ji-young', and Go Pil-seung (played by Ji Hyun-woo), who lives while missing her, meet again as drama staff and director.

In particular, Pil-seung, who discovered a star-shaped tattoo on Ji-young's ankle that was identical to Dora's, found out through genetic testing that Ji-young was Dora, drawing cheers from viewers. As proof of this, the viewership rating for the 18th episode was 18.4% (provided by Nielsen Korea, based on households nationwide), ranking first among all programs broadcast on Sundays, breaking its own highest viewership rating for two consecutive weeks, and the highest viewership rating rose to 21.8%, showing signs of slowing down. The unexpected upward trend continued.

While the fantastic chemistry and speedy development of the actors captured the taste of the small screen theater on the weekend, on the 22nd (today), the synchronization with the characters selected by actors Im Soo-hyang and Ji Hyun-woo, as well as memorable scenes, were revealed, increasing the desire to watch the drama. It's being pulled up.

First, Lim Soo-hyang, who is showing off her perfect dual-role acting skills as the characters of 'Park Do-ra' and 'Kim Ji-young', expressed her synchronization with the characters, saying, "Isn't there a similarity between the same occupation of 'actor' and a bright personality?" He also added, “I can sympathize with the concerns that ‘Dora’ faces in the play, but when it comes to being overly honest, I think she is a braver friend than me.”

In addition, Lim Soo-hyang said, “My most memorable moment was filming the ‘straight-forward melodrama’ scene from ‘Dora’. In fact, since the filming staff of ‘Beauty and the Pure Man’ appeared in the ‘straight-forward melodrama’ scene, it felt like filming two works, and it was a very refreshing experience,” he said of the most memorable filming episode.

Meanwhile, Ji Hyun-woo is stimulating the excitement of viewers every weekend by playing the role of 'Go Pil-seung', who reveals his pure love for Dora. He revealed that he is similar to his character, saying, “He is sincere when it comes to work,” and then explained the difference by saying, “Pilseung sometimes notices and adjusts depending on the situation, but I am actually a very honest person.”

Regarding the most memorable line from 'Go Pil-seung', Ji Hyun-woo said, "It is the scene in episode 4 where Pil-seung, who is on the verge of ruining the drama by talking behind Do-ra's back, says, "I will somehow catch Park Do-ra!" . He did not forget to encourage the live broadcast by saying, “There are still many episodes left, so please look forward to seeing how Pilseung and Dora’s story will be portrayed.”

It can be seen in the 19th episode of KBS 2TV's weekend drama 'Beauty and the Pure Man', which will be broadcast at 7:55 pm on the 25th (Saturday).

Kim Se-ah, Ten Asia reporter haesmik@tenasia.co.kr
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