December 3, 2022

is poster for “Fits” was offered by KBS 2TV. (Yonhap)

This poster for OCN's new series "Mistress" was provided by the cable network. (Yonhap)

This poster for OCN’s new collection “Mistress” was offered by the cable community. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Could 9 (Yonhap) — Two Korean diversifications of American and British TV collection dominated the weekly TV chart, information confirmed Wednesday.

“Fits” and “Mistress,” which premiered on April 25 on KBS 2TV and April 28 on OCN, respectively, obtained scores of 265.8 and 232.5 on the weekly Content material Energy Index (CPI) for April 23-29.

“Fits” is the remake of a preferred American authorized drama of the identical identify about an unlikely authorized duo of a hotshot lawyer and his private affiliate.

“Mistress” is the Korean adaptation of the favored British thriller “Mistresses” and revolves round 4 shut feminine associates embroiled in a mysterious homicide case.

The 2 collection have obtained particular curiosity from viewers due to the small-screen comebacks of two widespread South Korean actors, Jang Dong-gun and Han Ga-in, every after six-year a hiatus.

In “Fits,” Jang Dong-gun performs Choi Kang-seok, the Korean model of Harvey Specter, the legendary, charismatic hotshot lawyer who works on the nation’s prime regulation agency. Park takes the function of Choi’s associate, Koh Yeon-woo, the Korean Mike Ross, who’s employed by Choi as his private affiliate for his photographic reminiscence and excessive intelligence, although he has no license to apply regulation.

Han Ga-in performs Jang Se-yeon in “Mistress,” a widow who runs a restaurant and raises her daughter alone after the dying of her husband. She believes her husband remains to be alive and feels more and more anxious when she retains getting nameless cellphone calls.

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Though the 2 dramas gave sturdy performances on the chart on the again of intensive media protection and excessive recognition on social media websites, “Fits” has far outperformed “Mistress” by way of viewership scores.

For his or her newest episodes, the previous obtained 9.7 % whereas the latter achieved 0.8 %, based on Nielson Korea — a big hole even contemplating that “Fits” airs on a serious terrestrial community and “Mistress” on a minor cable channel.

Audiences level out that “Mistress,” which tells the tales of 4 totally different feminine characters, doesn’t but have an excellent circulation to its storytelling. Some additionally say there are too many cases of foreshadowing which are complicated and make it onerous to observe the plot.

A remake is a difficult job because it ought to add contemporary parts and native colour to the unique collection to supply one thing new. That there weren’t many profitable Korean remakes earlier than “Fits” and “Mistress” speaks volumes.

The CPI, created by CJ E&M and Nielsen Korea, measures the extent of recognition, social media trending and affect on shopper conduct of leisure TV applications aired on three main terrestrial networks — MBC, SBS and KBS — and 7 cable channels owned by CJ E&M, together with tvN, Mnet and OCN, throughout prime time. JTBC, one other cable community that airs some extremely widespread leisure reveals and dramas, was not included within the survey.