'Mask' Racks Up Double-Digit Ratings
On June 4, "Mask" racked up double-digit ratings for its fourth episode. According to Nielsen Korea, the series recorded 10.7 percent of nationwide viewership. "Mask" premiered on May 27 and continues to build its viewership. The series continues to lead its time slot, due to its incorporation of identity switches and over-the-top plot twists.
The SBS melodrama stars Soo Ae as Ji Sook, a poor woman who is unwittingly thrust into a plot of deception. Due to overwhelming debt accrued by her father, Ji Sook is forced to assume the identity of Eun Ha. Eun Ha is a wealthy heiress whose primary focus in life was appreciating fine art, shopping and appeasing her family. Ji Sook assumes the carefree life of her doppelganger, only to discover that the world of the wealthy is fraught with peril and conspiracy.
The romantic comedy, "Warm and Cozy," recorded viewership of 7.6 percent. The KBS series experienced a 0.6 percent increase from its June 3 episode.
"Warm and Cozy" stars Kang Sora as Lee Jung Joo, an industrious woman who departs from the bustling life of Seoul. Jung Joo assumes the responsibility of Warm and Cozy, a seaside cafe. Yoo Yeon Seok portrays Baek Gun Woo, an overprivileged heir who opened Warm and Cozy with the sole intention of impressing his high school crush.
While they are the central couple in the drama, viewers continue to be moved by Lee Sung Jae and Kim Hee Jung, who portray a mismatched couple.
"Masked Prosecutor" placed third in its timeslot. The series, which combines crime investigation with romantic comedy, increased its viewership by 0.7 percent. "Masked Prosecutor" recorded 5.2 percent for its sixth episode. Joo Sang Wook portrays Ha Dae Cheol, a prosecutor who dons lucha libre mask to fight criminals who escapes from the confines of the law.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing writer for Kpopstarz, KDramastars, MTV Iggy and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).
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