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MBC new Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss recorded drama ratings of 3.5% on first episode, 3.6% on second episode respectively as according to TNmS ratings association, though it is the lowest amongst all other drama at the same timing slot, Kim Hyun Joong has been receiving praises for his slowly improving acting.
On 3rd September, on Playful Kiss noticeboard, after Episode 2 was broadcasted, about 5000 comments were left, amongst which many left encouraging and supportive messages about Kim Hyun Joong's acting.
Some netizens, "Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have really borne as Baek Seung Jo", "Really portrayed Baek Seung Jo the character very well", "HyunJoong gun is just as handsome as the manga protagonist", leaving praises for Kim Hyun Joong who stars as role Baek Seung Jo.
After which, "As compared to Episode 1, Episode 2 was more attractive", "As compared to Boys over Flowers time, his lines seem now more natural, and his acting has improved more", "In terms of visual, I cannot not follow after Kim Hyun Joong. His acting has also improved bit by bit, I'm anticipating", leaving supportive entries throwing aside critics for his acting.
Others include, "Episode 1 was a little boring, but Episode 2 is more interesting. For dramas like that, there are obvious people who find it good and not good, for those people who likes it, they really like it", "Kinda sad that there wasn't some deep introduction to the characters", "If Baek Seung Jo is a little tougher more it'll be better", showing diverse comments.
Some others commented, "Before the drama started, as compared to those heated topic of discussions, I don't seem to have gone crazy over it despite my huge anticipation", "For the sake of ratings, why not make them appear in CFs and go on variety programmes consistently", "Pay more attention to their codi and makeup", leaving suggestions for more room of improvement as well.
On the other hand, group SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong has been receiving much love from public with his flower boy syndrome inducement with his pervious KBS drama Boys over Floewrs as Yoon Jihoo of F4.
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SS501 Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have verified talks of whether or not his MBC drama Playful Kiss would be like a bubble as his drama's ratings recorded low results in just 2 episodes.
2nd September aired Playful Kiss episode 2. In episode 2, plain girl Oh Hani happened to move into the chic guy who is Number 1 across entire school Baek Seung jo's house as it illustrated the start of their home-mate story.
In this day's episode, Oh Hani doesn't know whether to feel happy or sad that she is now living under the same roof as Baek seung Jo whom she has always seen in her dreams, and in this episode also delivered many of her lively and quirky scenes as she attracted the eyeballs of male audiences.
Also, although Baek Seung Jo displays his cynical side all the time, he appeared to go to Oh Hani's rescue as she was in distress with a pervert and struck himself across as the prince who goes to save one in trouble, and with that it shook Oh Hani's heart once again.
However even if with acting from these two like this, it was not easy to captivate the hearts of audiences. On this day's episode 2, it recorded tv ratings of 3.6% and did not seem to have much difference from its ratings of 3.5% for Episode 1.
It seems like many fans are disappointed and finds it pitiable that Kim Hyun Joong's majesty could not be found in Playful Kiss ever since his last KBS Boys over Flowers as Yoon Jihoo from F4.
This drama that is led by Kim Hyun Joong and consists of newbie Jung Somin, Lee Taesung, Hong Yoonhwa, Yoon Seungah, Jang Ah Young, Jung Hyeyoung etc was made in hope of MBC Wed-Thurs drama's resurrection. However, with its low ratings, it did not seem like it was able to disregard the 5% ratings that previous MBC work 'Road number one' had achieved.
Also, Playful Kiss does not seem to be able to be put side by side against dramas of its same timing slot SBS 'My girlfriend is Gumiho' and 'Baker king Kim Tak Goo' as it staggers itself.
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MBC drama Playful kiss recorded ratings of 3.7% as it increases slightly.
On the 3rd, according to AGB Nilson Media Research, Playful Kiss that aired itself 2nd September, nationwide ratings was 3.7%, and this was higher by 0.2% than Episode 1's 3.5% on 1st September.
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On the other hand, dramas in same timing slot like KBS 'Baker king Kim Tak goo' had 45% of ratings, while SBS 'My girlfriend is Gumiho' had ratings of 12%.
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Kim Hyun Joong seemed to have left deep impressions in audiences in Episode 2 of Playful Kiss as he captivated the attention of the television screen.
Kim Hyun Joong who aroused a bout of syndrome with Jihoo sunbae in Boys over Flowers is now challenging the role of a perfect eom-chin-a 'Baek Seungjo' who possesses wealth, looks, talent, and he is expected to excite yet another 'Baek seung jo syndrome' with that.
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Netizens whom after watching the day's episode left comments, "Looks so much more like Seungjo as compared to in Episode 1", "Looks like Hyunjoong oppa has perfectly transformed into Baek Seungjo", "Kim Hyun Joong is totally attractive even while he reads! Synchronization 200%", "Feeling happy because behind his arrogance, I see that hidden delicateness in him. Anticipating next episode", showing their anticipation for future episodes and praises to his acting.