JTBC drama ratings slump
Top star actresses scramble in the second half of the year
Jeon Do-yeon X Go Hyun-jung X Lee Young-ae X Son Ye-jin
The romance of ‘Youth Star’ Song Kang and Han So-hee, and the romance of ‘real estate’, which many people are interested in, were of no use. This is the reality of JTBC dramas that have been sluggish, ending with an audience rating of 1-2% every day. In this situation, noble actresses scramble as relief pitchers in the second half of JTBC. From Jeon Do-yeon to Go Hyeon-jeong, Lee Young-ae, and Son Ye-jin, the name alone raises expectations vertically.
Jeon Do-yeon will return to the small screen after 5 years with JTBC’s 10th anniversary special project ‘Lost’, which will be aired for the first time in September. ‘Lost’ is a work about ordinary people who suddenly realize that nothing has happened in the middle of the downhill road of life. Jeon Do-yeon takes on the role of Jeong-jeong, who wants to become a writer, and works with Ryu Jun-yeol.
Jeon Do-yeon is a woman who has done her best to achieve her dream, but one day she suddenly encounters a failure and loses the reason for her life. Jeon Do-yeon plans to express a wide range of emotions, such as loss and anxiety, emptiness and loneliness, through the negation of living with pain while losing the reason for life. Especially, since Jeon Do-yeon has been recognized for her acting skills enough to swept dozens of trophies across screens and small screens, including 18 Best Actress Awards and 5 Best Actress Awards, expectations are on the appealing acting she will express.
Go Hyun-jung will meet viewers with ‘People Like You’, which will premiere in October. ‘People Like You’, a comeback work in two years after ‘Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho Season 2’, is a revenge drama about a woman who is faithful to her desires and another woman who has lost the light of her life because of that woman.
In the play, Go Hyeon-jeong takes on the role of Hee-joo, a painter and essay writer after a poor and fierce youth. She achieved a successful life, married the heir of the hospital foundation, and started a happy family, but as a mother of two and the wife of a man, she regrets the time passed in vain.
Above all, Go Hyeon-jung, who lost weight on a harsh diet for this work, took the stage as a presenter at the ‘2021 51st Baeksang Arts Awards’ held in May and caught the eye with a slender face and slender body that was completely different from before. This is the reason why expectations are higher for the acting that he will show, who has regained his beauty in his prime.
Lee Young-ae is trying to change her acting career with ‘Goo-gyeong-i’. ‘Gu Kyung-i’ is a hard-boiled chase comedy about the investigation process of an insurance investigator who investigates a murder disguised as a perfect crime. Lee Young-ae takes on the role of Go-gyeong-i, a former police officer who has turned her back on the world and plays an insurance investigator who tracks down the true culprit of a murder without a criminal who is completely disguised as an accident while investigating an insurance fraud case.
The new look of Lee Young-ae, who will play a passionate character who takes off her usual elegant image and fiercely rushes towards the truth of the case by any means, is already pouring love calls from domestic channels and global OTT. It is scheduled to premiere in October.
Son Ye-jin will appear in ‘Thirty, Nine’, which deals with the deep story of friendship, love, and life of three friends who are about to turn forty. Cha Mi-jo, played by Son Ye-jin, is the director of Gangnam Dermatology, who grew up in a wealthy environment. Filming will start in August with a 12-episode series.