Hospital Playlist 2 and 10 Highest Rated Korean Dramas When First Aired
JP -The premiere of Korean drama Hospital Playlist 2 broke tvN's record. The sequel to Hospital Playlist became the highest-rated Korean drama when it premiered, in the history of the cable TV station.
Reporting from Nielsen Korea, the first episode of Hospital Playlist 2 scored a rating of 10 percent. Its premiere on Thursday (17/6/2021) made Hospital Playlist 2 the highest-rated Korean drama on tvN.
The Hospital Playlist 2 rating even rivaled the last episode of the first season by 14.1 percent. This highest-rated Korean drama has been eagerly awaited by viewers who are curious about the continuation of the story of the doctor gang.
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Prior to Hospital Playlist 2 , tvN had produced a number of the highest-rated Korean dramas that stole attention since the first episode. Recently, there was Vincenzo who featured Song Joong Ki's action as an ex-mafia.
This is the row of the highest rated Korean dramas when they premiered on tvN:
1. Hospital Playlist 2
Players: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Dae Myung
Number of episodes: 12 episodes
Hospital Playlist 2 continues the story of a gang of doctors who met at medical school in 1999. Their friendship has been strong for the past 20 years.
Beyond that, there is a doctor's gang's love life that makes you curious. The first episode of this highest-rated Korean drama shows the development of each other's relationships.
Hospital Playlist 2Hospital Playlist 2 becomes the highest rated Korean drama on tvN Photo: doc. tvN
There is Seok Hyung (Kim Dae Myung's player) who reunites with his ex-wife. Jun Wan (played by Jung Kyung Ho) who is increasingly romantic even though he is in a long distance relationship with his girlfriend in London.
Jeong Won (Yoo Yeon Seok's player) is not shy about showing the bucin side of Gyeo Ul (Shin Hyun Bin's player). However, Ik Joon's declaration of love (played by Jo Jung Suk) was rejected by his best friend Seo Hwa (player of Jeon Mi Do).
2. Mr. Sunshine
Cast: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, Byun Yo Han
Episodes: 24 episodes
The highest rating Korean drama tvN is occupied by Mr. Sunshine before the premiere of Hospital Playlist 2. The first episode of Mr. Sunshine which aired in July 2018 received a rating of 8.9 percent.
Korean Drama 'Mr. sunshine'Korean Drama Mr. Sunshine Photo: doc. Netflix
Korean Drama Mr. Sunshine tells the story of Eugene Choi (played by Lee Byung Hun), a Joseon slave who fled to the United States in 1871. When he returns to South Korea, he falls in love with the grandson of a nobleman.
Eugene Choi and Go Ae Shin's love life (played by Kim Tae Ri) is put to the test with the presence of Kim Hee Sung (player of Byun Yo Han). The nobleman has been betrothed to Ae Shin and has been his fiancé since childhood.
Cast: Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum
Number of episodes: 16 episodes
Premiered in November 2018, the Korean drama Encounter received a rating of 8.7 percent. Encounter is one of tvN's highest-rated Korean dramas, which tells the story of Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo as lovers.
EncounterEncounter Photo: Encounter (doc. tvN)
The Korean drama Encounter tells the story of Cha Soo Hyun (played by Song Hye Kyo), the daughter of a politician who lives a miserable life. After graduating from college, she married a man who contributed to her father's career.
However, Cha Soo Hyun cheated on her husband and eventually divorced. The woman is now the CEO of a hotel. Meanwhile, Kim Jin Hyeok (played by Park Bo Gum) is a young man who is looking for a permanent job.
Jin Hyeok decides to travel to Cuba and apply for a job at a hotel. There he also briefly met Cha Soo Hyun. While returning to South Korea, Jin Hyeok gets a call from the hotel that employs him.
4. Mr. Queen
Cast: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Bae Jong Ok, Kim Tae Woo
Number of episodes: 20 episodes
Korean Drama Mr. Queen tells the story of a man in modern times who enters the body of a queen in the Joseon era. In modern times, Jang Bong Hwan (played by Choi Jin Hyuk) is a chef at the State Palace and has a free spirit.
Korean Drama Mr. QueenKorean Drama Mr. Queen Photo: Doc. tvN
But one day, he finds himself in the body of Queen Cheorin (played by Shin Se Hyun) mysteriously. Living life as a queen, Cheorin begins to suspect that King Cheoljong (played by Kim Jung Hyun) has a dark side.
Mr. Queen has stolen the audience's attention since its premiere with a rating of 8 percent. The first episode that aired in December 2020, made Mr. Queen is one of the highest rated Korean dramas on tvN.
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Cast: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, Ok TaecYeon, Kwak Dong Yeon, Kim Yeo Jin
Number of episodes: 20 episodes
The Korean drama Vincenzo tells the story of a Korean boy who is adopted by an Italian family. Growing up, he became a legal advisor for a mafia group by the name of Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki's player).
Vincenzo cast, Jeon Yeo Bin and Song Joong KiVincenzo Korean Drama Photo: doc. tvN
Due to a conflict within his group, Vincenzo decides to return to South Korea and retire from the mafia world. He wanted to find the gold he had hidden in the Geumga Plaza building.
The first episode of Vincenzo showed Song Joong Ki's meeting with the hilarious residents of Geumga Plaza. Premiering in February 2021, Vincenzo received a rating of 7.7 percent and is among the highest rated Korean dramas on tvN.