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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, TV Ratings/Recap 2 (Aug 12, 2010)

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August 12, 2010 (Ep 2)

Dramas airing at the same 9:55 time slot are listed below.
Number in front of drama indicates its top 20 rank out of all tv programs.

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 42.6% (Seoul = 43.9%)
12- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 10.8% (Seoul = 11.7%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 5.2%

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 44.6% (Seoul = 43.8%)
8- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 12.6% (Seoul = 13.1%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = not in top 20

(sources: AGB Nielsen; TNS Media)

Scroll to bottom for previous ratings…

Baker King is solid and it looks like it’s going to be hard for My Girlfriend is a Gumiho to cut into their viewership.  But kudos for My Girlfriend is a Gumiho for putting up a strong fight and posting strong ratings for episode 2 as well. Plus, the two dramas probably have different viewership audiences.  Sure, SeungGi is notorious for having fans of all ages and both male and female, but I doubt the older ones are fanatic types who’d switch from Baker King to Gumiho just to support SeungGi.  Even the ajumma and ajusshi fans who love SeungGi from 1 Night 2 Days and Brilliant Legacy – I’m guessing most of them are probably tuned in to Baker King.

The translated article I posted about the ratings, Lee Seung Gi, Why is he a top box office star?, was one of the top articles on Nate yesterday, and it seems that people are expecting to see the ratings increase over time.  Also, the general response to episode 1 was really favorable and the majority of the press seems to understand that it’s up against goliath ratings in Baker King.  So the most important thing is that My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is considered a really strong drama production!

ok, so like episode 1, there were so many laugh-out-loud moments in episode 2 that I can’t even remember them!  And I love how each of the characters have their individual character matching OST tracks.  The mysterious vet/possible non-human and his thumping track, MiHo and her lovely etheral song, and the cheesy damatic music for the Aunt and action school teacher. But when they play SeungGi’s “Losing my Mind” song during those cute DaeWoong-MiHo moments, I totally get goosebumps because I so believe their storyline – that she is in love with him and that even though he’s immature and wants to be rid of her, he’s also a kind-hearted guy that feels badly for her and eventually can’t help but to fall in love with her back.

I am so totally in love with the DaeWoong-MiHo couple! Their difference in personality and mannerisms makes them all the more adorable, very reminiscent of my fave romantic-comedy Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan-Billy Crystal couples!  But of course true to typical K-drama narratives, the main leads are of course both parentless, searching for true friendships, and have to end up living together which of course causes them to naturally develop affection/attachment to one another!

The scenes of the two on the roof of the action school reminded me of one my fave kdramas Rooftop Cat, that is minus the fact that this action school’s roof top is seriously posh in comparison.  But there were also a few times in which I saw flashes of Kim Rae Won’s character in DaeWoong.  And we know how that character in Rooftop Cat catapulted Kim Rae Won into superstardom.  However, his live in partner was of course nowhere near as beautiful as MiHo.

Another thing I really like about the drama is the casual and affectionate interaction between DaeWoong and MiHo, that they’re not afraid to show “skinship” unlike typical Kdramas.  LOL.  This makes their relationship all the more believeable and real…

Dramabeans is doing recaps for the drama and it looks like they’re posting them the day after each broadcast so make sure to check those out.  I’ve included the link in the Gumiho sites section.

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho~~ Fighting!!!

SeungGi and MinAh~~ Fighting!!

Read COMMENTS about previous episode HERE.

Photos/videos from the press conference:

Photos/videos of SeungGi-MinAh on Strong Heart:

Articles about the drama:

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August 11, 2010 (Ep 1)

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 42.3% (Seoul = 42.4%)
13- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 10.2% (Seoul = 10.8%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 4.9%

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 44.9% (Seoul = 44.0%)
6- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 12.7% (Seoul = 13.0%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = not in top 20

August 5, 2010

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 40.5% (Seoul = 40.2%)
17- Bad Guy [SBS] = 8.4% (Seoul = 9.6%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 5.3% (not in top 20)

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 44.4% (Seoul = 44.0%)
11- Bad Guy [SBS] = 9.3% (Seoul = 9.4%)
* Road Number One [MBC] (not in top 20)

August 4, 2010

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 39.5% (Seoul = 39.8%)
* Bad Guy [SBS] = 7.5% (not in top 20)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 5.2% (not in top 20)

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 42.5% (Seoul = 42.3%)
12- Bad Guy [SBS] = 8.8% (Seoul = 8.8%)
* Road Number One [MBC] (not in top 20)

6 Responses

  1. I think the rating will increase over times~ ep.2 was good!! I was laughing so hard.. esp. when daewoong tricked his grandfather that fish was biting his finger off..lol
    I love daewoong and miho couple~~ miho is so adorable!!!

  2. Hong Sisters focus on the youngsters in their dramas, thus ratings are usually not the top during the screening period. However, in terms of reviews, they definitely won over their rivals for bringing laughter, new ideas and no weepy scenes… And they were able to make actors/actresses in their dramas become household names overseas…

    i’m so looking forward to this drama being shown in my country…hahaha… i think i’m going crazy…hahaha.. only shown 2 episodes and i’m thinking so much already..

    going to e-mail the tv station now to recommend this drama…..hahaha… i prefer the national tv to broadcast than cable tv station……

  3. i just e-mailed the tv station in my country…hahaha… told you gals i have gone crazy already… nothing can stop me when i’m in the mood……kekeke…

    i have also request them to bring him over for promotion (which is very unlikely as the tv station do not have the $$$ to bring him over but i have told them they could work with some korean companies,etc as a joint project)..hehehe… i even offered my help if they need more information…

    Gosh, Seung Gi-ah, noona(or are you going to call me i-mo when i have a chance to see you?-_-) will help out in whatever she can to get you here….. ^^_^^

  4. i luv this drama so much and luv lee seung gi so much. wahhhh. so happy ratings were still good. what will happen in episode 3 now that his noona and miho meet? wahhhhh. cant wait.

  5. loveee it….why doesn’t LSG consider making movie after this…I bet it would be a great one too…kyaaaa~~

  6. chessy03, i agreed with you..

    if he filmed a movie, there are higher chances he will be able to go to different countries to promote it…!! haha… drama is so difficult to do promotions overseas… and the only country they can do promotions is Japan, which is so near to Korea…. which makes it easy for him to go back to korea after 1-2days in Japan.. But for other asia countries, time management is important…

    i hope Seung Gi will go to other countries within these 1-2yrs to meet his overseas fans too..

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