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[HanCinema's News] Lee Shin-young Shines on Despite Poor Performance of "How to Buy a Friend"

2020/04/17

While "How to Buy a Friend" had a poor performance in terrestrial ratings, never going above 2%, the drama was a noteworthy success in terms of improving the profile of Lee Shin-young. The young actor with a supporting role in the big hit "Crash Landing on You" from earlier this year got his first taste of a proper lead role in "How to Buy a Friend" and viewers took notice.

According to the Good Data Corporation Lee Shin-young ranked number four among performers for the drama's last week. This is particularly notable because "How to Buy a Friend" was only a four episode drama to begin with. It never had very high expectations, and mainly existed to provide a proper lead-in for "Born Again" in a timeslot that had not been used for dramas since "The Tale of Nokdu".

Written by William Schwartz

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"How to Buy a Friend" is directed by Yoo Yeong-eun-I, written by Kim Joo-man-I, and features Lee Shin-young, Shin Seung-ho, Kim Sohye, Oh Hee-joon, Min Dohee, Jo Yi-hyun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/04/06~2020/04/14, Mon, Tue 22:00 on KBS.

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