The SBS drama "Dinner Mate" ended on July 14th with ratings of 4.3%. Though only a modest success, and a decrease from the drama's opening week which featured ratings as high as 6.1%, the main cast members were appreciative of their viewers' support. They expressed gratitude throughout the week for their fans.
Lead actor Song Seung-heon described the time spent inhabiting his character as being like a happy one. He described "Dinner Mate" as being conducive to an understanding healing mindset through the recovery of his pained character. Song Seung-heon expressed a desire to thank director Ko Jae-hyeon, screenwriter Kim Joo, as well as the rest of the cast and crew for their hard work. Lastly, he thanked the viewers.
Lead actress Seo Ji-hye described the last four months she had spent working on "Dinner Mate" as being a very restless enjoyable time. She mentioned working hard to show off a new side of herself in "Dinner Mate" and thanked viewers for allowing her the opportunity to show that part of herself to them.
Second male lead Lee Ji-hoon-I thanked the director and crew first, and then his fellow actors. He described his role as physically difficult, requiring a constantly moving sense of mind and called out the pleasant, patient shooting environment as being accomodating to him. Lee Ji-hoon-I also gave thanks to his co-stars as well as the viewers.
Lastly, second female lead Son Na-eun said that she was happy to have been able to work with such good people and stated that on a personal basis she learned a lot from the production, describing it as a worthwhile experience. She also said that it felt like she would remember the overall shooting process for quite some time.
Written by William Schwartz
"Dinner Mate" is directed by Ko Jae-hyeon, written by Kim Joo, and features Song Seung-heon, Seo Ji-hye, Lee Ji-hoon-I, Son Na-eun, Lee Hyun-jin, Kim Seo-kyung. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/05/25~2020/07/14, Mon, Tue 20:55 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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