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Thursday, August 23, 2012

'To the Beautiful You' shows dismal viewer ratings, netizens aren't surprised


Article: How far can 'To the Beautiful You' drop? Viewer ratings record 5.1%

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+1,755, -75] I only feel like watching dramas if true actors are starring in it. I had no interest whatsoever in the drama the minute I heard idols would be in it.

2. [+1,480, -56] They should be grateful they even got 5.1%

3. [+1,349, -49] The curse of SM's drama returns

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49 comments:

  1. Jajajajaja
    I wrote this drama off my list when I heard it was an SME thing......

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  2. didn't even bother with it cuz you know SME. -.-

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  3. At least this is still better than Worlds Within who have Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo the real actors lol. They even got 4.8 %

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  4. "The curse of SM's drama returns"

    Yeah, I've noticed that too.

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  5. The drama is not so bad, well, SM is clearly trying to show off they got money (camera effects like w t f and rich decor) but I think they pulled it out rather nicely?
    Sulli's acting is quite good and she fits the role perfectly.

    Well, I am a fan of SHINee and I know Minho worked hard for it, but yeah I have to admit, Minho still have to improve, a lot. Always playing the role of the laconic charismatic boy, urgh, I don't know why they're persisting on making him an actor, excuse me but I think he sucks. Plus, he has a very busy schedule, SM should have picked someone else for the role.

    And Hyunwoo is definitely perfect in his role, really endearing, he's the one who grabbed my attention the most.

    LMAO, sorry for ranting!

    And thank you for the translation, I know the drama received bad criticisms but didn't know what exactly :)

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  6. I watched the first ep and I have to say it was really bad. It can't even compare to the Japanese Hana Kimi

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    1. Yeah you are right...japanese version was better than this one..how can their school looks like a 5star hotel??non realistic

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  7. i agree w the long comment here. it's actually a pretty decent teen romcom.

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  8. I think netizens just don't like k-pop - period. Nothing else explains the irrational hatred k-pop artists get from netizens whenever those artists try do anything resembling entertainment that someone may conceivably enjoy. Okay so the show is no great shakes, but geez... can netizens cry more?

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    1. Lol I think I would feel the same way if everytime I turned on the TV Justin bieber was prancing around on every show whether he deserved to be their or not.
      I also think netizens are annoyed that real actors roles are being taken over by these idols whose companies are trying to make quick cash.
      These idols have no real training and no real ambition towards acting they just want to try something 'new' and become more popular, I would be pretty irked too if I was a true drama fan.

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  9. I was skeptical at first due to peoples comments, but I'm actually enjoying this drama.

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  10. Well I love the drama and I am not a fan of any of the people in the drama prior to watching it.

    I tried watching the Japanese version (2007) and it was just painful, just bad acting all around. The characters in the Korean version was more believable imo.

    I just can't stand those people with that high and mighty attitude that thinks the Japanese version is the best and everything else sucks. Most of them didn't even give this drama a chance.

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    1. I agree. This Drama is not even based on the jap. version it`s based on the manga. And I can`t unterstand the people who complain about Minho`s acting when the japanese actor was like 100 x worse. And Sulli is amazing! To The Beautiful You FIGHTING!!

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  11. Well you think the Japanese version sucked and everyone else thinks this Korean version sucks. It's not anyone trying to show a 'high a mighty' attitude here. They are just different opinions.

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  12. LOL you call the Japanese version bad acting but you think what these idols are showing is good acting. Oh man the nerve!
    I'm going to pretend you just don't understand that the Japanese version was copying Manga mannerisms to make it funnier for the audience.

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  13. Not high and mighty? Tell that to those fans who went "Nothing will ever beat the Japanese version! They will ruin everything!!" before the Korean one even came out.

    Yes I do think Sulli, Hyunwoo and Kwanghee did great. You mad? :) Most of the cast were made up of actors, not idols anyway lol.

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  14. Well I thought it wasn't very good. I don't feel like watching a storyline I already know how it's going to end. I mean unless they add something extra that can make people look forward to next episodes I personally don't think they are going to be getting an increase in ratings.

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  15. All of you shut up. The manga was 1000% better than any dramas made out of it.

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  16. at least this one is better than Love Rain, Sulli is so good at acting, but I can't say the same about Minho.
    the Japanese version is the best.

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  17. The Japanese version is my only bias in the whole entire drama world. I think this Korean version would have had to be amazing for me to choose it on top of Hana Kimi Japan. Minho's acting is too weak. They shouldn't have chosen him as the lead when he is still lacking in so many aspects.

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    1. Yeah you've got a point there..i mean sano,nakatsu and mizuki was 100x better than this one

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  18. I find it hilarious some people come and check if anyone made a comment about their comments. LOL

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  19. After watching many Korean drama i think this drama is OK and enjoy watching them acting cool and not overdoing it.Honestly i don't bother they are pop idol or whatever.My best choice drama this year so far is A Gentleman's Dignity(this drama has it ALL in ONE) but surprisingly To The Beautiful You a teenagers drama really make me hook to it too..so m gonna keep watching and i m beginning to love this drama too hmmmm ~ DYNA, Malaysia

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  20. The actors who play mains are just singers without any acting experience. I WOULD expect the ratings to drop. Wth were you thinking, SM?

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  21. if it wasn't from sm,didn't have minhoe, and didn't have that kwangflee nugu loser guy I would give it a try.

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  22. i think all of the haters r just being prejudice esp towards sm,put all the hatred or personal view n just enjoy this drama,its fun n considering they r new actor/actress,they hv done quite good job.my fav is cutie sulli,at first i hate her but after watching this im starting to like her.cmon guys give them chance.to the beautiful you hwaiting!<3

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  23. indeed the curse of SM drama. they should just focus with their idols in music, they were never success in acting dept so just leave it

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  24. it's not the acting that's bad...it's the script and the storyline is just old and boring and already done- coffee prince and you're beautiful did the girl pretends to be a boy storyline better; i don't think regular actors in the roles would have made much difference although hyunwoo is adorable

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  25. I don't know about Japanese version. But this korea version is damn nice .. Nice teenage drama and their actings r perfectly amazing. Even they r new, they can act very well. Min Ho and sulli, thumbs UP for you both. Plot is already nice and they can hook us alot. I can't stop watching it. I m nah from Korea and after wednesday night, i waited for that drama and tried it !! :) So give them chance & let get rise our ratings on that drama neitizens !! PLEASE support TO THE BEAUTIFUL YOU.

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  26. I think this version is the best. although I also like Taiwanese and japanese versions. all actors in this show are good in appeariance and acting. Fighting.

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  27. I think, the first episode is not exciting enough. The acting of both lead are still lacking. I am expecting it to be good since the story had been introduced in many countries. I did not continue after I've seen the acting up to episode 3. I can;t feel the right emotions as a viewer, sorry not exciting enough. Though it was just my opinion. I love Kpop but some are not meant to act.

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  28. I really enjoyed the show! And it was Minho that got me intrigued. Super cute! I look forward to seeing more from him!

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  29. I researched into SHINEE only after watching Min Ho on TTBY. He fascinates me. Multi talented, besides being just be able to hum a tune. A different sort of idol. Don't be discouraged Minho, you are great!

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  30. Have you watched the Japanese version? This is so much better. At least the actors and actresses are good looking. I couldnt bear that spoilt girl though.

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  31. What's wrong with an idol acting? Pretty unfair netizens.

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  32. i think the charm of hana kimi centred around the nakatsu character.. and well, it wasnt really pulled off very well
    and it looks like they almost completely neglected the other dorms. what happened to oscar and tennoji characters? why didnt they establish the competition and tension (and also 'friendship') between the rivaling dorms.
    that was quite a let down..
    i didnt like how they only centred it around jae hee and sano

    sigh. the only thing that disappoint me was sangchu the dog and the awesome soundtrack. i loved J-Min's "stand up". i think they were the only reasons i watched this drama.

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  33. I was like... damn this drama... gay romance... not until they know she is a girl
    ..

    Wtf is that, all the actors are hamdsome! Like seriously? Is there any school have 100% handsome student?????

    And the Japanese one is better, not all of the actors are Japanese. Wu Chun (he is Bruneian and singer in Taiwan)......

    It just damn sucks! I hate Kwanghee..

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    1. I love that Brunei artist named Wu Chun

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  34. This was one of the BEST and cutest and funniest kdrama we've ever watched. Im really wondering why this got bad comments. :( If people would only watch every scene, its better than the other versions. They all have chemistry together, the awkward moments doesn't look irritating.. Its very funny and every scene has a cute romantic side.. And its one of the dramas wherein we feel perfectly fine to whoever the leading lady goes (because the two leading men are so WOW) I hope everyone will give this a chance..

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  35. I love this drama!

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  36. All the actors in this drama gave justice to their roles and they are all eye candies! All the scenes are great! They have chemistry together. This is a hit in my country! Hoping for part 2 :(

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  37. I love all the actors! They are all effective! No one can be called as annoying. The leading lady is one of the best leading ladies ive watched-- genuine! The leading men are the same. I love all of them, I watched without being judgmental and letting myself go into the story---and I LOVED IT. I find everything cute funny and so romantic. The leading men would do anything to protect Jaehee, and Jaehee is so kind to all. Unlike other dramas where characters cant act genuinely and doesnt really care for other characters. Here, they have teamwork. PART 2 :'(

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  38. This drama never bored me. I never skipped a scene even for a second--repeating it instead. From the start, it made me laugh then cry. The ending is heartwarming. I love it so much! Wondering why the bad comments. The story is indeed inspiring for athletes as well, and friendship, and love! They'll do anything for love without asking for a return. <3

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  39. I hope I could be Sulli--not only because she's loved by great men but because her personality is great, nice, kind and genuine--not someone who acts to look cute. I love Minho and Hyunwoo so much! I love all of them, they all have chemistry together as wonderful friends! I love how they didn't really put conflicts.. There's no one to hate in this drama. I hope theres part 2 :( It made us cry when it ended.

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  40. I watched this without seeing the comments. I loved it all the way--no scenes that I disliked aside from Hyunwoo being hurt or Minho feeling discouraged. I loved all the cast, even the brat girl showed that she knows how to love and care. I loved it to the end but disappointed and shocked to see bad comments afterwards. If only all the dislikers understood how much this drama inspired us in many ways. :(

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  41. Yes, same here... I am an anime lover and I love japanese..BUT.. TTBY is way better than the jap version, as they showed too much perkiness in HanaKimi and it's almost sickening at times. And I never liked any taiwanese version. Probably because the lead actors and actress are the veterans: Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri and Toma Ikuta... I really can't find other reasons why the rating fell down like that.

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  42. Japanese version of F4's drama, I can agree that THAT is the best version..but HanaKimi? No way.. I'd go for To The Beautiful You...

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