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[HanCinema's News] "Hotel Del Luna" Tracking Well in Ratings

2019/07/15 | 256 views | Permalink

Following the disappointing performance of the first two parts of "Arthdal Chronicles" tvN has been hungry for an obvious win with "Hotel Del Luna". So far indications for the drama are strong. While "Arthdal Chronicles" closed out at 6.771%, "Hotel Del Luna" picked up 7.327% and 7.653% ratings in its first two outings.

This puts "Hotel Del Luna" number four on tvN's all-time list for best starts. Number one is held by "Mister Sunshine" with 8.9%, number two for "Encounter" at 8.7%, and "Arthdal Chronicles" holds third place with 7.5% ratings.

The megahit "Goblin", by way of contrast, started at 6.3%. "Hotel Del Luna" has already been drawing comparisons to "Goblin" with its strange part mystical, part mundane setting that has an ambiguous relationship with life and death, given how the hotel's guests are mainly ghosts. The enigmatic nature of the drama's premise has proven to be a natural fit for the Hong Sisters, whose more recent screenplays have not done well.

"Hotel Del Luna" has also redefined the images of its lead actors IU and Yeo Jin-goo, popular actors who have nonetheless drawn fire in the past for having a limited range. Their characters in "Hotel Del Luna" are quite different than anything they have tried to date, and created a sense of intrigue about the story's future possibilities.

Written by William Schwartz

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"Hotel Del Luna" is directed by Oh Choong-hwan, written by Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran, and features IU, Yeo Jin-goo, Cho Hyun-chul, Park Yoo-na, Shin Jung-geun, Bae Hae-sun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/07/13~Now airing, Sat, Sun 21:00 on tvN.

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