tvN’s drama “Doom At Your Service” has been struggling to retain audience!
According to Nielsen Korea, “Doom At Your Service” episode 8 became the lowest rated episode for the series yet scoring 2.7%, a noticeable drop from its 7th episode which scored an average of 3.3%. The series started off well with 4% in ratings but has been hovering around the 3% mark for the majority of its run before it dropped to the 2% range.
Despite “Doom At Your Service” massive appeal overseas, fans are shocked to learn that the drama has been struggling to pull back audiences for its episode and despite its eventful 8th episode the drama has been on a downward spiral in terms of domestic ratings.
“Doom at Your Service” is a fantasy romance drama about a love story between a supernatural being named Myul Mang, who causes everything he touches to vanish (played by Seo In Guk), and a woman named Tak Dong Myung, who puts her life on the line to avoid her fate (played by Park Bo Young).
The drama has been praised for its visuals and amazing chemistry between its lead actors Seo In Guk and Park Bo Young. The drama is also a hot topic of discussion among netizens.
Source: Nielsen Korea
My personal thoughts- by Jass K.
Wow! Imma have to say, I understand the ratings.
I am currently writing the first half review of the drama but you mostly likely won’t like what I have to say. The drama surprised me the most in 2021 and not in a good way. I would say that if the lead actors had been unknown, this drama wouldn’t have found anywhere near the same level of interest or the same level of people defending it from any valid criticism that comes its way.
I’d say the actors are really doing the best they can with the script they have which must be a challenge on multiple levels.
“Who causes everything he touches to vanish” needs correction. He’s basically a human-like form of judgement/punishment, but nothing “vanishes” (except himself a couple times, but that’s not from him touching himself lol); nothing notable even happens with his touch unless he decides for it to, which is more rare than one would think considering his job. He actually makes plenty of physical contact with people in the drama without any effect. I enjoyed it, though not some of the redundant plot devices (like breakups and memory loss). I wasn’t a fan of American bashing, though I figured this was more for humor than actual insults. The emotional scenes were great. The second lead love triangle I loved at first, until I realized these 3 adults had been obsessed for 9 years over a high school crush, and a limp forced kiss with a stranger. It lost it’s charm. But the acting was pretty good, the songs were even better, the filming quality was great.
I’m on my 10th episode and I find myself struggling to finish this kdrama. It’s dragging. The story flow doesn’t give justice to the lead actors. The writer sucks! They should’ve made this into a 10 or 12-episode kdrama instead of 16 if they don’t know how to hold their audience’s interest. Such a pity coz I like both Seo In Guk and Park Bo Young.