SBS drama “My Absolute Boyfriend” has broken a record but not the type of record that anyone would want to break.
The ongoing Wednesday-Thursday drama hit a new low with its ratings according to Nielsen Korea.
On June 12, episode 17 and 18 rated 1.8% making it the lowest rated drama in SBS history and the only drama to fall below the 2% mark. June 13 episodes managed to recover a bit recording 3.2% and 2.9% with its 19 and 20 episodes respectively.
“My Absolute Boyfriend” tells the story of a special effects make-up artist who has a scar due to bad love experiences. She has a humanoid robot Young-Goo programmed to be the perfect boyfriend.
A popular actor appears in front of her and falls in love with her. She gets involved in a love triangle.
The drama is led by Yeo Jin Goo, Girl’s Day Minah, Hong Jong Hyun, and others.
Netizens attribute the drama failing due to many reasons; many believe the plot is overused and old.
What do you think of this?
My Personal Thoughts
I am gonna be honest. I never liked these types of stories. Robots have NO FEELINGS. They are programmed by us humans. I find a love line between a robot and a human disgusting, especially when the robot and the human kiss, literally, the girl/boy is kissing a bunch of metal and wires, if that doesn’t gross you out, I don’t know what to tell you.
Besides that, the idea behind the drama is also kinda repetitive and has been done quite a lot. There is nothing special anymore about an average girl who is in a love triangle between a man and a robot. *gross*
Remember “Are You Human Too”? That drama had a high budget but failed to garner an audience, the drama did well overseas but poorly in South Korea. It was due to many facts but I believe the core plot was really repetitive as well. I thought Seo Kang Joon did well in both roles but couldn’t continue because of the love line between the robot and the girl, I was grossed out.
I believe Yeo Jin Goo is an amazing actor but he has been choosing repetitive drama scripts lately. I can’t remember the last time any of his dramas did well in ratings in his country which I bet is frustrating for him.
He can portray a wide range of characters and always gives his best. I honestly admire that kid a lot.
He is currently preparing for “Hotel Del Luna” alongside IU, that drama has an interesting script, arguably the most interesting script he’s been a part of for a couple of years now. I hope it breaks the cycle of bad luck he’s been going through for the past couple of years.