11:04 pm - 11/05/2012

Dongwan’s ‘Be Strong, Mister Kim’ ranks #1 in viewer ratings on first episode

Shinhwa‘s Dongwan‘s ‘Be Strong, Mister Kim‘ brought in 23.6% in viewer ratings with its first episode.

The KBS 1TV drama ranked #1 in its time slot. It features Dongwan as the main character Kim Tae Pyung, an unmarried father who becomes a tenant at Baek Il Sup‘s house. While greeted warmly by Baek Il Sup’s character, Dongwan isn’t so welcomed by his son or his daughter in law, hinting at friction to come.

The drama is aiming to touch the hearts of people by telling the warm story of a 30-year-old single father meeting with various children and forming a family with them. It does not follow the usual story of an optimistic main character and an antagonist that is blinded by greed.

Dongwan’s acting also received much praise. The CP of the drama said, “I was with Dongwan in his 2005 drama, ‘Goodbye Sadness‘. He may seem fancy because he’s an idol singer, but he’s a healthy, honest young man. I decided to work together with him because I believed he would fit this character well. The character of Mister Kim fits well with Dongwan. Please look forward to him.”

Source: Star News via Nate | akp

Those are really good numbers! You can watch a subbed preview of the drama here.
cattleyae 6th-Nov-2012 07:46 am (UTC)
Wheee! Way to go Dong!Blackhole oppar!
alchemywow 6th-Nov-2012 07:50 am (UTC)
Ah, I'm really pleased for him. I hope it maintains good viewership figures. It would seriously hurt to see everyone deciding after one episode it was no good, I am sure.
epinette 6th-Nov-2012 07:50 am (UTC)

mo_chan_tf 7th-Nov-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
A+ gif
I miss watching ShinBang :| haven't had the time for that in months
anconeous 6th-Nov-2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Yay! Go Dongwan! I'll probably check this drama out when "Nice Guy" finishes in a couple of weeks. :)
saltyameb 6th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I think that will be my plan too. I'm already watching so many shows I really don't want to add another one to keep up with but I love Dongwan and since this is getting such good buzz I'm curious and will definitely watch it.
genie17 6th-Nov-2012 08:31 am (UTC)
Dong-hole no more!
bumie 6th-Nov-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
good to hear that , I was planning to watch it soon .
tsuyoi_hikari 7th-Nov-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
I guess with this news, KBS does monopoly dramas' ratings for this year...
erisinia 7th-Nov-2012 08:54 am (UTC)
I really like this show! I miss out on most of it because my Korean is terrible, but Dongwan and the kids are adorable. I hope the team at viki gets the copyright go-ahead soon!

(oops my only dongwan icon is creepy lol)
mo_chan_tf 7th-Nov-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
"30-year-old single father"
but how old is his son if Kim Tae Pyung has already got a daughter-in-law? O___o

anyway, glad for Dongwan :)
asha_mizuki 7th-Nov-2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
"His" here means Baek Il Sup’s character, not Dong Wan's.
mo_chan_tf 13th-Nov-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
oh okay, thanks for the clarification :3
fatjackinc 8th-Nov-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
imma try to get my mom to watch this as her next drama, maybe i can sneak her into becoming a changjo muahahahahaa
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