Ji Chang Wook new drama “Melting Me Softly” ratings aren’t as good as many had anticipated!
Ji Chang Wook finally made his grand return to the small screen following his military discharge with tvN’s “Melting Me Softly.” Fans have been eagerly waiting for his return and had high expectations of his drama, however, ratings in South Korea tell a different story.
According to Nielsen Korea, “Melting Me Softly” 5th episode (which aired on October 12) scored an average of 2% which is the drama’s lowest performing number thus far.
“Melting Me Softly” started out with 2.4% and has been slowly but steadily climbing up the ladder and it reached 3% with its fourth episode, however, the number went down by more than 1% with this week episode.
Reactions to “Melting Me Softly” have been mixed, some fans loved the drama while others not so much, they state they had great expectations of “Melting Me Softly” and they were not met.
Regardless, Ji Chang Wook fans continue to show their support and gush about his looks and acting chops on the show.
What do you think of “Melting Me Softly” so far? Do you like it?
My Personal Thoughts
I had previously spoken about my thoughts on “Melting Me Softly” on my twitter; you can check it out here. But in short and personally speaking, I am disappointed with the drama so far, it’s very mild and not as entertaining as I had wanted it to be, I think I will be putting out an article discussing my thoughts on the drama by next week.
This is probably my least favorite Ji Chang Wook drama ever; I am a HUGE fan and watched all of his dramas and his movies. I have been counting the days until his return and placed high expectations on his post-military project, which were not met.
I suspect “Melting Me Softly” to continue to waver around 2-4% in ratings throughout its runtime. It’s pale in comparison to other dramas that aired around the same time timeslot. Also, a lot has changed since Ji Chang Wook enlisted in the military, it’s not as easy to score great ratings and channels have been struggling to pull the same numbers as they used to. In 2017, we had way more dramas scoring 10% in ratings as opposed to 2019 where it’s a miracle if your drama even hits the 8% in ratings (talking about mini-dramas with 16 episodes not daily or family dramas).