SEOUL • The second season of hit medical drama collection Hospital Playlist received off to a superb begin on Thursday, recording the best first-episode viewership score within the historical past of South Korea’s tvN community.
Thursday evening’s episode recorded a mean viewership score of 10 per cent, in keeping with Nielsen rankings, making it the primary tvN drama collection to chart double-digit rankings on day one, because it reached as excessive as 12.four per cent at its peak.
The TV drama, written by Lee Woo-jung and directed by Shin Gained-ho, centres on the 5 medical doctors from the earlier season, depicting their each day lives and hectic hospital routines in addition to friendships.
The bond between the 5 fundamental characters – Lee Ik-joon (Jo Jung-suk), Ahn Jeong-won (Yoo Yeon-seok), Kim Jun-wan (Jung Kyung-ho), Yang Seok-hyeong (Kim Dae-myung) and Chae Track-hwa (Jeon Mi-do) – appeared to have turn into stronger within the second season’s first episode, with tales of sufferers and their households on the crossroads of life and loss of life touching the hearts of viewers.
Thursday’s episode additionally explored romantic relationships among the many characters, hinting at a season with love within the air and, maybe, heartaches.
The 12-episode first season aired from March by way of Could final 12 months, recording a peak viewership score of 14 per cent.
A notable characteristic of the drama is the conclusion of every episode with a efficiency of a favorite Korean pop tune by the 5 medical doctors, who’ve fashioned a band.
Thursday’s episode ended with the band performing The Rain And You, a track launched in 2006 as a part of the soundtrack for the hit movie Radio Star.
Hospital Playlist 2 premiered on Netflix on Thursday, with new episodes each week.
THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK