Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung star in SBS‘s new Korean drama Backstreet Rookie. The drama is based on a popular webtoon by the same title. It’s marketed as a romantic comedy about a convenience store owner and a part-time employee.
Ji Chang Wook plays the role of Choi Dae Myung, a realistically upright person who sometimes has a “weak resolve”.
Starring along with him is Kim Yoo Jung whose character’s name is Jung Saet Byul. As someone who loves to physically help the people around her, Saet Byul is a warm and lovable person.
On its first ever broadcast, Backstreet Rookie was able to get average nationwide ratings of 4.8% and 6.3 % for its two parts.
SBS drama 'Backstreet Rookie' starring Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung started off with average ratings of 4.8% for part 1 and 6.3% for part 2
— The Seoul Story (@theseoulstory) June 20, 2020
The ratings seem to have potential, considering that its predecessor, The King: Eternal Monarch‘s finale was able to achieve average nationwide ratings of 5.8% and 8.1% for its two parts.
Fans are excited to watch the show, since it will show different parts of Ji Chang Wook that they haven’t seen yet.
— 𝖼𝗁𝖺𝗇 ♡ (@dreamkdrama) June 19, 2020
While Korean viewers gave criticism to the show, there’s no denying the fact that Backstreet Rookie became a trending topic when it premiered on June 19.
Most Searched Keywords:
2. Convenience Store Saet Byul
3. Convenience Store Saet Byul Webtoon
4. Kim Yoo Jung
7. Ji Chang Wook's Age 😅😅😅 pic.twitter.com/WLjEmoYu6H
— Ji Chang Wook PH (@JCWPhilippines) June 19, 2020
And while there is an age difference of 12 years between the two actors, with Chang Wook’s Korean age being 33, and Yoo Jung’s Korean age being 21, international fans of the show couldn’t help but love the chemistry between the two.
— your kdrama journal (@wintergardenerr) June 20, 2020
If someone asked me for a kdrama recommendation I would recommend "Backstreet Rookie" Episode 1 was really good! I can't find the age gap at all while watching it. I felt the chemistry huhuhu! 💛 Looking forward for more episodes. ✨
Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung is back!! pic.twitter.com/IKqqhxnRT1
— 𝐛𝐞𝐥. (@jesavel_fruelda) June 20, 2020
me to ji chang wook: pic.twitter.com/jxtigYH28K
— ً (@wookielatte) June 18, 2020
Backstreet Rookie‘s second episode will air today, June 20, at 10 p.m. Korean Standard Time.
Speaking of actors who have great chemistry, have you read this latest article about how romantically compatible Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun actually are?