After its successful debut for the second season, "Hospital Playlist 2" appears to be losing its momentum as one of the top-rating series because of its declining viewership rating.
'Hospital Playlist 2' Episode 7 Viewership Rating Fell Short as Compared to Previous Episodes
According to Nielsen Korea, "Hospital Playlist 2" episode 7 garnered an average nationwide rating of 10.6 percent.
This is a slight decrease in their previous episode with 13.2 percent nationwide, which is also the drama's all-time high rating.
To recall, the second installment debuted with a promising start after hitting 10 percent and was able to continue the upward trend and successfully achieving their new personal best.
Unfortunately, the latest episode sees a change in terms of viewership rating.
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In addition, the tvN Thursday drama also dropped as the number one most buzzworthy drama after five weeks of reigning the weekly chart.
Good Data Corporation recently released its weekly rundown of top 10 dramas for the fifth week of July 2021.
Based on the listing, "Hospital Playlist 2" slides to the fourth spot with 12.57 percent, while Ji Sung's drama soars to the top spot with 18.69 percent.
Viewers Call Out "Hospital Playlist 2" Due to 'Boring' Plot
Following the changes in terms of the medical K-drama's status, several viewers believe that this is due to the monotonous storyline, and some even called it "boring."
On Twitter, viewers expressed their disappointment with the ongoing plot of "Hospital Playlist 2."
hospital playlist season 2 is so boring— nًad ☆ (@NADR0Y) August 1, 2021
Not only does the plot have gotten uninteresting, but viewers also highlighted that the storyline only focuses on the specific characters and fails to emphasize the roles of the supporting actors.
On the other hand, some fans went to defend the beloved medical drama and pointed out why it's different from other dramas.
Hospital Playlist 1&2— 🦋 (@therese_2000) July 28, 2021
Words are not enough to describe how much i love this kdrama. I must admit that the first few episodes are boring, but hey, watch it and you'll understand where i'm coming from. No villains, no clichés, pure therapy.❤️
IkSong Shippers Lauds the Development of Lee Ik Jun and Chae Song Hwa
The same goes for several netizens who praised the character development of Lee Ik Jun (Jo Jung Suk) and Chae Song Hwa (Jeon Mi Do), which some dubbed as the IkSong couple.
To recall, the latest episode hints at a slow-burn romance between the duo.
In addition, Song Hwa is also showing signs that she is slowly warming up and re-assessing her feelings towards the father of one after she invited him and his son, U-Ju, to go on a weekend camping trip with her.
On the other hand, one of the main highlights in "Hospital Playlist 2" episode 7 is the failed proposal of Ahn Jung Won (Yoo Yeon Seok) to Jang Gyeo Wool (Shin Hyun Bin.)It came after Dr. Jang received a call from Gwangju Hospital telling her that her mom had to undergo emergency surgery; this means that she has to bail on Jung Won to attend to her mother's needs.